Sir Vilhelm

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 9000 Painted World of Ariandel Onyx Blade, Contraption Key

Sir Vilhelm is an NPC in Dark Souls 3. He is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.


Sir Vilhelm Information


Sir Vilhelm Location

  • You can find Sir Vilhelm at Painted World of Ariandel, cathedral before meeting Sister Friede for the first time. He will then be found by the graveyard and will be hostile.
  • If you attack him the first time you meet him, he will disappear until his scripted second encounter when he is hostile.


Sir Vilhelm Drops

  • Souls: NG (9000), NG+ (18000), NG++ (19800), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Weapons: Onyx Blade
  • Armor: None. His armor, Vilhelm's Set can be acquired later in the level on the bottom floor of bug room.
  • Key: Contraption Key 


Sir Vilhelm Combat Information

  • Weak to Poison, Bleed Damage.
  • Strong against Frost.
  • Immune to ?? damage.
  • Phantoms cannot help you in the battle against him. He appears as a ghost to them. The extent of their help is healing the host during the tough battle. (This was changed in Patch 1.09. Phantoms can now engage him as well.)
  • Does not use Estus, but will heal himself with a miracle and cast Vow of Silence if you brandish any type of casting device (talisman, pyro glove). This combination can be used to player's advantage.
  • He will heal himself as many times as he needs.
  • The Onyx Blade he wields has incredible reach and a powerful dark flame bluff. He wields the Dark Hand in his off hand. He is one of the more formidable NPC battles in the game and is a challenge to lower level players unable of dealing enough damage, as well as protection.
  • If one chooses the easy way to kill him, one can lead him to outside graveyard and keep dodging him near the edge of the cliff. Eventually he will backstep or dodge to his death by gravity. You can also force him down using the force miracle (video) but be wary of hiding your talisman until the very last moment because otherwise, Sir Vilhelm will resort to casting "vow of silence, effectively canceling this strategy. switching to the talisman/chime needed to cast force at the last minute will give you enough time though. 
  • Sir Vilhelm will only chase you up to a few feet beyond the steps outside the building (in the graveyard) before he backs away. This can be easily exploited with ranged attacks, backstabs, or melee attacks, but one should be wary of his healing ability.
  • Vilhelm can be tricked into leaving his safe area however, during the period he's strolling towards you, if you maintain the distance away from him and keep backing up he will follow you indefinitely, if you wait until he's outside of his usual combat area before you aggro him, he will fight you on the spot. Couple things to keep in mind however is that you will have to alter your strategy, since he is no longer bound by his original fighting area, he will not back away and will follow you aggressively. Secondly, he will not climb ladders, or jump over gaps, but if you attempt to cheese him from the chappel roof to the side of the cathedral he will hug the wall, making it impossible to hit him with arrows or magic/miracles. Lastly, his collision detection seems to be buggy, especially concerning the chappel, if you wait on the center of the roof after dragging him out of his area he will often run at the closed door until he glitches into the chappel (Be mindful of trying to cheese him through a wall, his sword still outranges spears, and if you aggro the knight inside, sometimes Vilhelm will push the knight out of the chappel, causing it to attack you.)


Sir Vilhelm Dialogue

His dialogue in your first encounter is a lot more flourish if you have taken on Yuria's Lord of Hollows quest, have access to the "Lord of by sacrificing Anri and speaking to Yuria afterwards.

NOTE: Lines that are in parentheses are what Vilhelm says when the player has finished the Lord of Hollows questline.


First encounter full dialogue at the Cathedral (including the additional Lord of Hollows dialogue):


Well, (well)...
(You're Lady Yuria's Lord of Hollows.)
No bell tolls, and yet, you've slipped into the painting?
Ah no matter.
If you've lost your way, the words of Lady Friede will guide you.
Now, go on inside. Show respect, and listen carefully.

What's keeping you? Go on, right inside.
Show respect, and let Lady Friede speak to you."

If you attack him after first meeting him:


Why you miserable, mad Hollow.
You're nothing, without a bell to guide your way.

(Why you miserable, mad Hollow.
What is Lady Yuria thinking...)"


If the player talks to Vilhelm again after talking to Sister Friede:


Lady Friede has spoken, has she not?
Then tarry no longer and begone. 
(Carry on, for Lady Yuria, and for Londor.)

There is one thing you should know.
Inside the cold painting, curiosity could be your cross...
Stray from the withering flame, and the snow will swallow you whole."

Second encounter in the building at the end of the Corvian Settlement (when he is hostile):


I've seen your kind, time and time again.
Every fleeing man must be caught. Every secret must be unearthed.
Such is the conceit of the self-proclaimed seeker of truth.
But in the end, you lack the stomach.
For the agony you'll bring upon yourself..."

When he kills you:

I trust you've learned your lesson...
Inside the cold painting, curiosity could be your cross..."

When you kill him:

Forgive me, my Lady...
I swore an oath, but I have failed you...
... Lady Elfriede..."

Sir Vilhelm Trivia

  • He is voiced by Steven Hartley, who also voiced Eredin in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.



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  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  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  ♦  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

      12 Sep 2021 17:44  

      Fun fact:

      Both this NPC and the Havel Knight at Archdragon Peak can toy with a max-level player character on NG+ and up.

      • Anonymous

        28 Aug 2021 06:27  

        Doing a low level pass through him I found that Storyteller's Staff can work on him. Poison him with the weapon art and keep the staff out so he'll keep using VoS which doesn't effect the staff's weapon art but still cuts off his heals. Try to stay close and keep him busy and wait for the poison to do it's work.

        • Anonymous

          23 Aug 2021 19:19  

          I ****ing knew I heard his voice in Witcher 3, I am pretty sure he also voices some lower level grunts in that game since a lot of them have that raspy voice of his.

          • Anonymous

            04 Aug 2021 18:37  

            all I know about this guy is he seems to like jumping of a cliff to his death

            probly because the girl he simps for never gave a s h i t about him

            • Anonymous

              24 Jul 2021 04:46  

              Little tip super easy mode draw him out of the chapel then run to the left and all the way back where you find the coins and hide there and he just dies with none of that finicky spell nonsense

              • Anonymous

                13 Jul 2021 19:28  

                Imagine protecting someone with your life only for them to have your corpse thrown in a pit as food for flies after you’re killed. Truly, the biggest simp and the saddest outcome of any NPC.

                • Anonymous

                  11 Jul 2021 20:12  

                  dude the edgy cool cold hearted theme your going for isent working you were already pretty badass anyway so you can chill with the edge

                  • 27 May 2021 19:17  

                    My favorite npc in the game. His voice is menacing but has a snarky tone to it, and he’s a pretty good fight and uses his onyx blades length pretty effectively. He also counters every build, either by outhealing everything or using vow of silence. If only he didn’t have a foot fetish.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 May 2021 04:07  

                      At leat he recnognized me as the Lord of Hollows.But i don´t blame him, he just followed his oath and the orders he got

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Mar 2021 18:46  

                        For low level-10VIT builds: he heals a lot less when outdoors, outside his aggro range. I can't get the cheese where you make him fall to his death tho...

                        A 2H straight sword is fast enough to stagger him anytime while he's 1H

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Feb 2021 10:18  

                          You guys find this guy difficult to kill? Pfff. I have never took a single hit by him upto my ng+4. Casuals.

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Oct 2020 06:37  

                            I find it a little unfair that I literally cannot kill him. I can dodge him, parry him, but he is literally outhealing 100% of any damage I do to him, even if I backstab him when he heals.
                            I am hitting for 97 on a one handed R1 with a Greatsword and 219 on a backstab.
                            He can literally kill me in 3R1s, and one shot me with one hit guard break to riposte, and I can't kill him at all.

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