Orbeck’s Ashes is an Ash in Dark Souls 3.

Orbeck’s Ashes

Umbral ash of Orbeck of Vinheim. With this, the shrine handmaid will prepare new items.

Orbeck was fascinated with sorcery but without means, so offered to serve as an assassin in exchange for acceptance into the Dragon Academy, believing that one day he could reinvent himself as a sorcerer.


Orbeck’s Ashes Usage


Orbeck’s Ashes Location

  • Obtained from killing Orbeck of Vinheim.
  • Looted from his corpse in the Grand Archives in a chair up the first shortcut elevator inside the Archives, on the large wooden balcony just before the stairs that lead to the roof, next to the shortcut ladder. The player must have purchased all possible spells, including those unlocked from scrolls, from Orbeck.



  • Orbecks ashes appear to be his hand clenching a scroll.


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    • Anonymous

      18 Aug 2021 21:26  

      When I gave the ashes to the handmaiden, she remarked they were still warm, as if he had just died, and we just barely missed him ;—;

      • Anonymous

        06 Apr 2021 23:00  

        I must have screwed this one up, file under "permanently disappeared" from the game. I never interacted with Orbeck, defeated all bosses for NG and not even ashes are there. I have 3 scrolls for him. dayum, don't forget to interact

        • Anonymous

          04 Dec 2020 19:12  

          I just want to report that the Clandestine Coat was available at the Handmaiden shop BEFORE I even found Orbeck's ashes, let alone gave them to Handmaiden/Yuria. It seems that it became available as soon as I beat the Twin Princes. Thus I believe you do not need the ashes to unlock this coat. For reference, I did end up giving the ashes to Yuria (getting the Morion Blade) and the coat was still available at the Handmaiden.

          • Anonymous

            03 Oct 2020 09:15  

            You can buy *some of* Orbeck's spells after defeating the final boss, Twin Princes, and after giving him the final scroll. He will still depart. This page is wrong or outdated.

            • Anonymous

              09 May 2020 17:25  

              Trivia: Orbeck's Ashes Appear to be hand clenching a scroll: Hm, Yes, The Floor Continues to be Made out of Floor

              • Anonymous

                05 Sep 2019 08:00  

                Hey you have to kill a boss first after orbeck leaves before his ashes show up, I was looking at the location but his corpse didn't show up until I defeated twin princes

                • Anonymous

                  27 Jun 2019 06:26  

                  Do you have to kill Prince Lothric for his ashes to spawn in Grand Archives? I bought all of his spells and gave the 4 scrolls to him.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Mar 2019 16:06  

                    Unless you're really dead-set on getting the Morion Blade, do NOT do this. Besides limiting the amount of spells you can get if you've not given him all the scrolls, his death dialogue is the most heartbreaking I've ever heard and I felt like a piece of***** afterwards.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Dec 2017 17:28  

                      to the mentioned previously by me , I have to say that all quest items disappeared, like keys for example. if I aint wrong never purchased them on NG+ and now I have to (the one to the tower for 20K). Have no dlcs so cant give any comment on that matter.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Dec 2017 17:14  

                        they must have changed smth, I took orbeck's ashes when he died, started ng+ and had no ashes in inventory...of course didn't give it to old lady. They are gone on new game+

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Nov 2016 12:40  

                          i killed orbeck and gave ashes to yuria and finished the game with the lord of hollows ending so shes gone and i have no way to but sorceries. can i still get them?

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Aug 2016 20:02  

                            You guys might want to update your maps. About half way through them you're missing half the items available, this one being a good example.

                            • Anonymous

                              17 Jun 2016 19:04  

                              I kill orbeck before yuria ask me to kill him...before she see them... I have the orbeck ashes but she never ask me this ***** ashes... What i have to do to got this ***** morion's blade??

                              • Anonymous

                                16 May 2016 05:01  

                                Clandestine set was buying for me right after i found his corps, after killing the boss. Dont had to give ash to anyone

                                • Anonymous

                                  12 May 2016 14:15  

                                  So if I give the ashes to Yuria, can I still turn in scrolls to the Shrine Handmaiden? I think I just *****ed up my character.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Apr 2016 21:43  

                                    Ok so, I did the Yuria questline, and got the point where she was asking me to kill him. Only I didn't do that, made my way to the Grand Archives, got the crystal scroll and gave it to him, where I then purchased all of the spells he had for me. He said he was going to leave, so I refreshed the Firelink Shrine area and he was gone but his ashes aren't appearing where they should be in the Archives, hell not even his body is there. Is the spawning location for his body different or did I somehow not do his questline correctly? I'm confused.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      24 Apr 2016 06:03  

                                      Orbeck ran off rather early in my game cause I never gave him any scrolls. His ashes haven't appeared in the grand archives.

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