Knight Slayer Tsorig

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
~1000 4,000

Catacombs of Carthus

Smouldering Lake

Knight Slayer's Ring

Fume Ultra Greatsword

Black Iron Greatshield

Knight Slayer Tsorig is a NPC in Dark Souls 3


Knight Slayer Tsorig Information

  • Killable.
  • Invades you shortly after the first bonfire within the catacombs, near the bridge approaching High Lord Wolnir. Wolnir must still be alive for the invasion to occur. However, if he is still alive, he can still be killed after Wolnir is dead.
  • If you kill him or he kills you, you obtain the gesture: "My thanks!" which is "War Cry" from Dark Souls 2.

Knight Slayer Tsorig Summoning

  • Can be summoned for the Old Demon King boss fight, only after he has been killed as an invader (killing his NPC form will not cause the sign to appear). The sign is in a corner of the Demon Ruins bonfire room.  Note that Tsorig can be summoned even after you kill him in person near the lava pond, assuming you killed his dark spirit form in the Catacombs.

Knight Slayer Tsorig Location

  • Invades in the Catacombs of Carthus. The quickest way to get the invasion is to follow the skeleton boulder from the bonfire, and take the doorway just to the right of where the boulder hits the wall. Tsorig will invade upon you entering this hallway, attempting to trap you between the doorway and a wall of iron bars.
  • You can find him in Smouldering Lake (as a hostile NPC, not a phantom), near the Demon Ruins/Old Kings Antechamber bonfires. He is found under the bridge over the lava pool which leads to the ballista. After the basilisk room, instead of going up the stairs to the bridge, look left instead. There's a pathway leading down to where Tsorig is waiting.  If you have not gained The Knight Slayer's Ring from killing his Invader Phantom, killing his NPC will net the item along with the Fume Greatsword and Black Iron Greatshield.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Combat Information

  • Health: NG (~1000), NG+ (1694), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)


Knight Slayer Tsorig Strategy

  • Tsorig can be stunlocked by most weapons with poise damage.
  • In order to easily kill Tsorig's Invader form just open the gate blocking the path to the destructable bridge first. Trigger the invasion by using an Ember by the raised gate, and as soon as Tsorig starts moving towards you sprint to the bridge and damage it so it breaks once you are across it. The invader's NPC pathing will make Tsorig walk across the now destroyed bridge, causing him to fall to his death.
  • The player can also wait for Tsorig's phantom to be on the bridge before breaking it, causing him to fall to his death without walking off. However, timing is required here, as Tsorig is strong enough to survive the fall from the 1/4th of the bridge closest to the Wolnir boss arena, as he will simply fall onto the platform below (although this fall will kill most players).
  • Tsorig's Phantom can also be led to the area with the rolling Skeleton Boulder, where his slow moveset can cause him to easily fall victim to it multiple times, so long as the player can keep luring him into its path.
  • Knight Slayer Tsorig's NPC form will attack the Black Knight on the bridge above him. Lead him up the stairs and let them fight.
    • The first of the two to land the first hit will usually win, allowing you to either take on a weakened Tsorig or Black Knight.
    • As he is fighting the Black Knight, the player can use Force or another move with strong knockback to push him into the lava.
  • He will blindly chase you into the lava. If low enough on health, he will likely die (even if you die, as he will always use his gesture after killing you). His items will then appear on the shoreline when you respawn. You MUST hit him at least once, before he dies to lava, or he will remain alive after you revive.
    • The pyromancy Flash Sweat can help immensely if you decide to use this strategy, as it reduces the chance of you dying in the lava.
  • Tsorig is summonable from the Demon Ruins bonfire, it is possible to bring him where he spawns as a hostile to help you kill himself (do note that he is not good at avoiding the Basilisks' curse gas, so you may wish to kill them before summoning him to avoid him dying to curse before getting to his human form). Great Swamp Cuculus can also be summoned and brought to the fight, though may have more trouble against Tsorig than phantom Tsorig.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Drops


Knight Slayer Tsorig Dialogue

  • None. He does not speak.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Trivia

  • He is visually similar to Black Iron Tarkus, from Dark Souls 1, wearing the same armor, however unlike Tarkus he uses the Fume Ultra Greatsword, an item obtainable in Dark Souls 2, via the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC.  Likewise, his ring is visually and functionally identical to the Ivory Warrior Ring obtainable in the frozen city of Eleum Loyce in the Dark Souls 2 Crown of The Ivory King DLC, which is likely the city referred to in its description.  His posession of the Fume Ultra Greatsword means that The Fume Knight may be among the knights he has slain.  Tsorig is the only Dark Souls character to use equipment from multiple DLC's.
  • The fact that Tsorig attacks near areas designed for it to be easy for him or the player to fall to their death, both as an Invader on the destructable bridge, and by knocking his NPC form off the stone bridge into the lava, is highly reminiscent of the fate of Black Iron Tarkus in Dark Souls 1, who is capable of knocking The Iron Golem boss off the top of Sens Fortress, yet whose armor can later be retrieved from the corpse of a man, presumably Tarkus, that himself fell to his death from the narrow rafters in Anor Londo.
  • Despite possessing equipment from both The Crown of The Old Iron King and The Crown of The Ivory King DLC's, Tsorig does not possess any equipment or lore tied to the third Dark Souls II DLC, Crown of the Sunken King.


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    • Anonymous

      19 Oct 2021 14:30  

      I dealt with him rolling away from his attacks (especially his special, which will 1hit you) then pancaked him repeatedly with Great Club

      • Anonymous

        16 Oct 2021 11:21  

        My favorite approach to dueling this guy is to use the Great Machete, back-rolling his attack, then slapping him with the reach and stagger. Out-heavy the heavy!

        • Anonymous

          31 Aug 2021 02:06  

          First encounter I took two hits from him and died. So I think to myself, this could be a very interesting fight.
          After many attempts dying to him and principally to the creatures along the way, i just lured him to the black knight and watched the massacre from the ladder.
          The place to fight him really could be better.

          • Anonymous

            18 Aug 2021 12:23  

            I just don't understand the correlation with why killing Wolnir doesn't let his Dark Spirit invade anymore. I ran through without an Ember and didn't get invaded, and now I'm way way after, I went back after killing the NPC version, only to find out he's not showing up where he's supposed to invade too :P

            • 18 Aug 2021 01:01  

              I used flash sweat to get the pyromancy behind him in Demon Ruins and he chased me into the lava, almost died, and then got one shot. I wasn't planning on fighting him but if you guys really are struggling that bad use your environment

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2021 21:52  

                he is the guy that ruined the game for me... put like 12 hours into fighting him... i'm done with this ****

                • 23 May 2021 00:37  


                  - Uses FUGS, the best FUGS in the game

                  - Cosplays Tarkus, the best summon NPC in the entire series

                  - Has badass lore; gank-spanked an entire city

                  - Will fight you honourably without chugging, unlike SOME invaders

                  - Shows his gratitude and respect for your souls/tongue if you die to him

                  - Can literally help you kill himself if you need the assistance

                  Be like Tsorig.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 May 2021 01:20  

                    if you're encountering Knight Slayer Ur these days on pc than that's me.
                    If I helped you I'm glad, if I killed your gank I'm not sorry.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 May 2021 05:20  

                      he can be parried, crest shield parry when he's 1-handing his weapon back off when hes 2-handing, can press the parry button almost the moment u register his arm movement to swing, i suck at parrying but this worked out really well for me

                      • Anonymous

                        04 May 2021 15:41  

                        A funny thing happened when this huy invaded me, i casted tears of denial and proceeded to fight him. Now we both were at low hp,he broke my poise and almost killed me but i got saved by ToD, he thought he killed me and used his gesture but got backstabbed and koed by me instead

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Apr 2021 19:00  

                          if the 4th Loyce knight survives the ivory king fight it stays next to the entrance so tsorig probably killed that guy to get the ring I have no dam clue where he got the fume sword and tarkus's gear tho

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Mar 2021 11:42  

                            If you summon Tsorig to fight Tsorig while using Tsorig's gear and summon two phantoms and two invaders with Tsorig's gear you will make a Tsorig fight club.

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Feb 2021 11:24  

                              This guy is pure strength no intelligence build.i summoned him to make him fight horrace in ng+ and he got stuckin the cave walking towards a wall and couldn't even properly follow me

                              • 01 Feb 2021 11:36  

                                Thankfully, the Fume Greatsword can be acquired by killing the real one in the Demon Ruins. I thought his sword was permanently lost to me because I'd already killed both Wolnir and the Old Demon King.

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Jan 2021 16:25  

                                  Can you parry his attacks? Tried a few times to no success, eventually killed him by baiting near the skelly-ball

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