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 Irithtyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • 2 Estus & 2 Ashen Estus refills


Combat Information






  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.



Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  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

    • Anonymous

      08 Sep 2018 20:49  

      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 20:48  

        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?

        • Anonymous

          05 May 2018 17:17  

          Should be added that you need to exhaust Hawkwood's dialogue for him to invade in Farron Keep. I'm in NG+3 and killed Yoel as soon as I saw him and then went straight to Farron Keep and turned to the right where he should invade, but he did not. Teleported to Farron Keep again and even walked all the way through the Basilisk area until I reached the Keep Ruins bonfire, but no Paleshade. Googled it and found a post of someone having the same problem but talking to Hawkwood fixed it and I can confirm it did.

          • Anonymous

            19 Apr 2018 05:49  

            What do you mean IT invades near the basalisks?! thats where Hazel invades, do I have to kill/Masochistically befriend Hazel in order for me to get paleshade to fuck with me?

            • Anonymous

              14 Apr 2018 09:30  

              this guy just doesn't invade me in farron keep. I'm embered, i haven't killed abyss watchers, i'm not following the hollow questline and i've checked the entire area where there are basilisks in farron keep and still no invasion. Any advice?

              • Anonymous

                11 Apr 2018 18:12  

                He would not show up for me at Soul of Cinder, does anyone have any idea why, i never aggroed yuria, I played through till the shell guy died, just didnt marry anri, and fucked up sirris quest by giving a pale tongue to the slug

                • Anonymous

                  29 Mar 2018 01:37  

                  isn't "he" a she? At least from the description of this set I get the impression that the Pale Shade is a woman.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Mar 2018 00:26  

                    I thought he was a real invader, so I sat by the church bonfire for about 45 minutes on my phone then fought and died to the boss

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Jan 2018 01:54  

                      "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."

                      i tried this today and can not confirm it working.

                      Hit yuria until she aggro'ed
                      Killed londor pale shade in the swamp
                      Killed abyss watchers
                      Killed londor pale shade in
                      Payed for absolution
                      Summoned londor pale shade for Pontiff
                      Killed Pontiff
                      Continued normaly through the game until i reached the area where the set should be located at (in untended graves)
                      No set to be found

                      Either the order of actions is not correct, or this tip doesn't work (anymore).

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jan 2018 10:42  

                        Does he just stop showing up in Farron Keep if you progress past a certain point? I got him to Invade in Irithyll, but try as I might, I can not get this fellow to show up in Farron.

                        So here I sit. Quite in a pickle.

                        • 24 Jan 2018 22:02  

                          So, I was fighting the Abyss Watchers and had summoned Londor Pale Shade, but oddly enough, they had the rocky buff appearance of having used Havel's Shield?

                          Either I got played and that was an actual player, or the Pale Shade has some new tricks.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Jan 2018 04:00  

                            It is possible to have the basilisks curse the Londor Pale Shade to death.
                            When they invaded, I used a giant seed.
                            Because the basilisks do not deal any damage and just build up curse, he just continued to walk slowly toward me, only to get cursed by 3 basilisks, and turned to crystal.
                            Interestingly enough, the Londor Pale Shade's corpse disappeared as soon as the "Dark Spirit Destroyed" message appeared,
                            which is odd because when player dark spirits get cursed to death, their body stays for a little bit longer.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Dec 2017 08:13  

                              I kill the Abyss Watchers with Londor Pale Shade (good term with Yuria) but haven't kill Pontiff, I also assisted Sirris to kill the Creighton the Wanderer and also kill him outside of Church of Yorshka bonfire. Would I still able to hit Yuria three times with a fist to break good term and still able to get invaded by Londor Pale Shade in Farron Keep and at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, then paying for absolution at the statue of Velka in the undead settlementto get Yuria to be friendly, so I can recieve all the items without discontinuing the questline?

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Sep 2017 03:22  

                                I got all the way through Yuria's questline without pissing her off, up until I was supposed to stab Anri in the face (I just left them waiting like a dumbass lol), then realizing I still needed the Pale Shade armor, I aggroed Yuria, but THE *****ING PALE SHADE NEVER SHOWED UP ANYWAY. So basically, if you want to get the goods while still being able to complete Yuria's questline by use of the Velka statue, I guess you have to upset her prior to that final step in Anor Lando...

                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Apr 2017 04:06  

                                  REMEMBER : for PC user even you're embered and not defeated boss red invaders won't reappear anymore if you're offline

                                  • Anonymous

                                    16 Apr 2017 14:53  

                                    People are having trouble so here.
                                    Go to faron keep bonfire,
                                    head out the door,
                                    take a right,
                                    keep going through the swamp to the ***** ass curse salamanders.
                                    You have to fight him in the swamp past where you get iron flesh, and it's a small pain.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      15 Apr 2017 23:14  

                                      invasion at farrow keep is not working anymore as previous poster mentioned. just another glitch in this broken ass game!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        14 Apr 2017 16:51  

                                        i got the 5 levels from Yoel, went to the bonfire, he died, then Yuria showed up in Firelink. I bought what i need from her, so i aggroed Yuria and went to Farron Keep.
                                        But this *****ing NPC won´t invade me. First time i reached Farron Keep, he didn´t invade me. I decided to explore the Cathedral and kill the Deacons, maybe it would trigger something. But, no. I returned there and no signal of invasions. Then, i made a backup of my save and killed Yuria, But guess what, he didnt invade me again. And, for the last attempt, i went to Velka statue and paid for my sins ( dammit, 186k souls ). And there was Yuria, non-hostile again. I killed this *****ing ***** again and GUESS ONE MORE TIME, yeah, exactly, F-U-C-K T-H-I-S G-A-M-E .. I really dont know what is going on. I cant kill the Abyss Watchers cause i want the pale set. And i was always embered.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          08 Mar 2017 21:56  

                                          Starting the questline but not leveling up with Yoel before he dies will make Pale Shade hostile towards you and invade you. It will also get Anri killed at the "wedding".

                                          • Anonymous

                                            16 Feb 2017 03:27  

                                            So I finally got him to invade me in the swamp and since he's a mastermind assasin he's just standing down there with the basalisks in the mud, casting his spells and attacking the rock wall, I'm testing to see if poison will kill him or if that's just wishful thinking of not having to do any work.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              04 Feb 2017 09:43  

                                              So I ended up getting killed by him in Farron Keep (git gud), so I decided to come back later. Got invaded again in Irithyll, ended up killing him, then killed the Pontiff. Now he won't invade me in Farron Keep. Did I ***** myself over, does he not respawn after all that?

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