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

      06 Feb 2020 23:05  

      I just lured the black knight off of the bridge on the corner close to Tsorig. I went to collect the loot on the other side of the bridge, and then went to see if I could observe the tail end of the fight before I went to turn off the ballista. For some bizarre reason the two of them had run straight out into the lava. I didn't get to observe a fight, I got to observe Tsorig take two steps, die, and "My thanks!" popping up on my screen. My thanks!

      • Anonymous

        05 Feb 2020 06:13  

        Just something I found out, if he kills you while you have tears of denial miracle active he emotes as if you had died. Allowed me to stun lock the second half of his hp bar with no counter.

        • Anonymous

          25 Aug 2019 15:50  

          What would happen if I brought the phantom Tsorig with me to where his actual NPC self is? Will he be there or just gone?

          • Anonymous

            24 Aug 2019 04:12  

            I wish you could command NPC phantoms to " stay put" whenever I take him to the basalisk room to fight himself, they crush him in seconds. I'm probably just stupid and doing it wrong, but that's just a gripe I have. Tsorig wasn't too hard to solo even with mid rolling.

            • Anonymous

              14 Aug 2019 21:32  

              To those who say tsorigs phantom isn’t enough and those who say the black knight isn’t enough, you’re both stupid. Just defeat tsorig as an invader by running to the bridge and breaking it just before he steps on, then you can use his phantom to fight him, if ot doesn’t finish him lure him to the black knight and as fast as you can get up the ladder the knight is guarding and that should do it.

              • Anonymous

                21 May 2019 14:06  

                actual so *****ing cheap, he has a greatsword that he swings like a dagger and he always hides behind his damn shield too, when i finally got him to low health i tried to go for a backstab and he somehow *****ing riposted me and insta-killed such a *****ing cop-out

                • Anonymous

                  09 Jan 2019 23:03  

                  If you want to make a Tsorig build, you need at least 46 Vitality, Havel's Ring +3, Ring of Favor +3, and Prisoner's Chain. Fourth ring is up to you, I prefer to use K***ht Slayer's ring to be true to cosplay. This will get you *juuuust* enough weight load to mid roll. You can then get your Vigor up to 22 (enough to get 27 vigor and 1k hp with the rings you're wearing), 35 Endurance (to get up to 40 end and max stamina with the rings) and 63 strength at lvl 120. Not quite at str hardcap, but close. Definitely worth it, it's a fun build and scary as hell to other players - especially pyromancers whose pitiful flames can't touch you in the Black Iron set. I wouldn't go lower than lvl 110 with this build, however - It would be difficult, as you can't really compromise Endurance because of how much stamina the sword takes to use, you definitely can't compromise Vitality unless you LIKE fat-rolling, and if you compromise Vigor, you're going to be a glass cannon, which makes the armor/shield worthless. I hope this helps somebody.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Nov 2018 05:36  

                    If you get him low, then allow yourself to be hit until Tears of Denial triggers, the game will think your dead and he will emote. If hes low 1 backstab and maybe some classic R1 spam should finish the job!

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Nov 2018 15:06  

                      A really easy way to kill him in his location near the lava is to throw alluring skulls into the lava. He will chase them like an idiot and you'll not only have a good laugh but an easy win.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Nov 2018 08:13  

                        he fall from the bridge above after bringing him to fight the dark knight. can't get the item. If I reload the area, will his item be gone??

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Aug 2018 03:56  

                          I lead him to fight a black knight. He's not a knight slayer. He got his crotch nailed with the black knight great sword weapon art. The fight was over after that

                          • Anonymous

                            31 May 2018 01:34  

                            Tsorig is actually so easy to kill. He’s slow enough that you can pretty much backstab whenever you want, or just kick his shield in when he’s blocking. That and a good dagger make it an ez fight

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Apr 2018 16:32  

                              Outside of the large corridor, just right after the basilisks he gets semi stuck some times. Right exactly where the stairs to the black knight are...So, you can fight him there too if you have trouble... Or you can use the black knight upstairs. It is RNG who kills who.. most of the times i witnessed it happen they kind of both killed each other. Also he doesn't use estus so be patient, go for one hit and then back away from him. You can take all the time you need...At some points he takes away his shield and two hands his sword that is the best time to throw spells and bombs at him.. He one shots low lvl players and squishy builds so be careful.

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Mar 2018 14:57  

                                he is purpusly made to be a joke. Heavy armor, heavy weapon and shield. That's a new Dark Souls player not knowing what they are doing. Cheesing him with a boulder or letting him bath in lava is no coincident aswell. FROM is basically telling us "Yes, we know you. Time to gulp your own medicine".

                                • Anonymous

                                  23 Feb 2018 04:22  

                                  If Tsorig starts two handing, you better hope to God that he does the weapon art. The weapon art has bad tracking, so you can just circle and get a backstab

                                  • Anonymous

                                    19 Feb 2018 17:55  

                                    If you summon him to fight himself, after winning the phantom acts upset and refuses to face you or follow you out of the area unless you engage the black knight in combat

                                    • Anonymous

                                      06 Feb 2018 01:07  

                                      I was invaded by a player in the area Tsorig invades, with the same name. I thought that was Tsorig as I had never seen him before. I continued on and fought the boss. Is Anri of Astora's quest ruined now?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        28 Jan 2018 08:15  

                                        Best way to kill him is to fake him and make him swing twice it's easy not like have lol psn.... auston_powers ......oh behave

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