Londor Pale Shade

Londor Pale Shade
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 5000 Varies Manikin Claws

Londor Pale Shade is a hostile invading NPC in Dark Souls 3, that can also be friendly.

Londor Pale Shade Information

"A hostile invader or ally to your cause, wielding the darkness of the Abyss for or against you"


  • Killable
  • Becomes an ally if your relationship with Yuria of Londor is good.
    • Yuria can only be spawned after using Yoel of Londor's "Draw Out True Strength" mechanic 5 times.
    • Gives the Duel Bow gesture after being summoned as a white phantom. Example Video of summoning him for the gesture.
    • Note: if you use the gesture Darkmoon Loyalty, you will receive Duel Bow right afterwards.
  • Becomes an invader if your relationship with Yuria of Londor is disrupted.
    • Your relationship is disrupted by aggroing or killing Yuria, curing the dark sigil, killing Yoel of Londor (before he gives 5 level ups), or by killing Anri of Astora.
    • Both invasions are needed to get the armor set.
  • List of items that refer to this NPC: Manikin Claws, Morion Blade, Pale Shade Set. (references londor pale shades in general)
  • You can recieve his equipment and gesture if you aggro Yuria by hitting her 3 times, run away, kill this invader twice, pay for absolution at Velka's statue, and summon him for Pontiff. Yuria will be friendly afterwards and no quest will be disrupted. Note however, that each invasion must be triggered before defeating the area boss (Abyss Watchers and the Pontiff, respectively) or the Pale Shade will not invade otherwise.
  • If you assisted Sirris in killing Creighton the Wanderer, then you must be invaded by Creighton outside the Church of Yorshka bonfire before the Dark Spirit of Londor will invade you.
  • Does not appear possible after defeating Pontiff Sulyvahn.
  • You must be embered for all dark spirit encounters.
  • His armor is next to Yuria of Londor after he is killed twice.




  • Can be summoned as an ally for Abyss Watchers, the summon sign is in the corner next to the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire.
  • Can be summoned as an ally for Pontiff Sulyvahn, the summon sign is in front of a statue right outside the boss fog.
  • Can be summoned as an ally for Soul of Cinder, the summon sign is located halfway between the bonfire and the boss fog.


  • Invades in Farron Keep, near the first bonfire, take a right turn outside and follow the wall towards the basilisks.
  • Invades in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, past the Silver Knight room, at the top of the first set of stairs.
    • If you assisted Sirris in killing Creighton the Wanderer, then you must be invaded by Creighton outside the Church of Yorshka bonfire before the Dark Spirit of Londor will invade you.



  • Souls: NG (7,196), NG+ (No change)
  • Weapons: Manikin Claws
  • The Pale Shade Set can be found in Firelink Shrine, near the location of Yoel and Yuria, after the Londor Pale Shade invader has been defeated in both Farron Keep and Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • 2 Estus & 2 Ashen Estus refills


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Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Black Hand Kamui  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor


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    • Anonymous

      22 May 2021 17:52  

      "Becomes an invader if your relationship with Yuria of Londor is disrupted"
      Guess we're enemies for life then

      • 17 Apr 2021 17:02  

        Note about the second invasion: Creighton does NOT need to invade first.

        I ran ahead through the Irithyll sewers to go open the elevator and door shortcuts, and once I'd gotten past the Silver Knight room, LPS invaded. After dealing with it and opening both shortcuts, I immediately ran back to the Church and into the trigger spot, and Creighton invaded. This is on latest patch, PS4.

        • Anonymous

          24 Jan 2021 12:25  

          I did this and Londor Pale Shade did NOT appear in farron keep:

          Send Yoel to firelink shrine and kill him without leveling up,
          kill holy knight hodrick in undead settlement,
          Kill yellowfinger heysel in crucifixion woods,
          Offer a pale tongue to Rosaria,
          look for Pale Shade in farron keep.

          I don't know what i did wrong, maybe you need to draw out true strength at Yoel 5 times first.
          If anyone could help me get Pale Shade to invade that'd be really nice. :)

          • 17 Jan 2021 16:16  

            I ALWAYS forget to do this before abyss walkers... i have done multiple play throughs at this point and dont have the set lol. You really have to plan, if you went without a guide a lot of this stuff would likely not be found by many of us.

            • Anonymous

              06 Dec 2020 19:34  

              As of today (ver 1.35) I confirmed that you can both complete Yuria's questline and obtain the Pale Shade set.

              Here are the steps I followed:
              1. Start: Complete the quest line of Yoel of Londor to get Yuria to appear in Firelink Shrine and to begin her quest line.
              2. Once you reach Farron Keep, return to Firelink Shrine. Punch Yuria three times to make her hostile, then flee without killing her. Avoid her little cave for the following steps.
              3. Defeat the invading Londor Pale Shade in Farron Keep.
              4. Defeat the invading Londor Pale Shade in Irithyll (remember to kill the invading Creighton in the cliffside graveyard first).
              5. Immediately pay for absolution at the Statue of Velka.
              6. Return to Firelink Shrine. Yuria will no longer be aggro, and the Pale Shade set will be sitting next to her.

              • Anonymous

                26 Aug 2020 17:51  

                also remember to go online in steam to make this work. i wasn't for about 15 minutes before i went online and it worked. you can still be offline in the game settings.

                • Anonymous

                  05 Jun 2020 17:12  

                  So in my case, I happened to level up 3 times from Yoel and then killed him, AW still alive and trying to get Pale Shade to invade me in Farron Keep. He didn't until weirdly enough I went back to Firelink Shrine and talked to Hawkwood a few times as what worked for someone else as well to remedy this issue. And voila Pale Shade ready for the picking!

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Feb 2020 08:55  

                    He can be curse cheesed in Farron Keep if you pull out a Seed of a Giant Tree and let him aggro several basilisks.

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Dec 2019 14:48  

                      What if I helped Anri, but killed Sirris? Also, I forgot to get invaded at Farron Keep, but he invaded at Irithyll and I got the claws. Where do I get his set then?

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Nov 2019 19:55  

                        Many people (including the info on this page) have said you can get this set and do Yuria's questline by aggroing her and then paying for absolution. I did this exactly as it says on this page. Aggro Yuria and kill pale shade in farron keep, pay to get her happy again, then aggro her again and kill pale shade the second time, and pay to get her cool with you again. I did this all before pontiff. I then summoned pale shade for pontiff as I was told that is also key to make this trick work. Pale Shade survived the boss fight and everything went down the way I was told to expect. However, the set never showed up. Does anyone know if this was patched as of 2019? I have also watched videos of people doing this, but the one thing I have noticed in all the videos I have seen where people picked up the set, is that Yuria was no longer present in Firelink when they got the set. I have not seen a single video where someone does the method described and still had Yuria at the shrine when they got the set. So for me, this seems to be a inconclusive and based on conjecture. Anyone have any insight into this? Thank you in advance for your time.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 May 2019 12:09  

                          i *****ing hate the requirement about npcs that they can be triggered before some bosses. For example if you forget about only that invasion before abyss watchers you need to play the whole game again for loot. It's really annoying

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Nov 2018 17:24  

                            Hey, right now im on the yorksha bonfire to confront sulyvhan, who desires the gottard gesture and the pale shade gesture come right now to the yorksha bonfire, Im sl 130.

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Sep 2018 14:49  

                              Would this alternate approach work for getting both equipment and gesture in one go: Summon Londor Pale Shade at Abyss Watchers to get the Duel Bow gesture, but do NOT beat the Abyss Watchers. Then go aggro Yuria and get invaded twice by Londor Pale Shade to get the equipment. After that, you can either absolve your sins to continue with Yuria's other stuff, or not.

                              • Anonymous

                                27 Jun 2018 14:48  

                                For the Pontiff boss, I summoned the guy then died in the fight, then the summon sign didn't appear again so like can you only summon him once or something?

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