Sir Vilhelm

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
2080 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 (20250), NG+7 (22950)
  • 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.

 

 

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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  ♦  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

      There is a unique line when you first greet him after completing Yuria's questline, it seems to trigger after the wedding thing.

      • Anonymous

        This is one of the most insanely OP NPC's I've ever seen. He has massive damage, multiple spells, hyper armor during some attacks, Black Flame, very few weaknesses, near limitless stamina that lets him roll for hours at a time, Dark hand, which is basically a 1 shot move from even super high Vigor AND gets to heal without any limit with a spell that can't be interrupted......you think you made him strong enough? Jesus. Also, it says he's weak to bleed, but it sure as hell doesn't seem like it.

        • Anonymous

          this was so easy, it might have been a bug. SL1 i used a base longbow, lured him to the end of his leash, shot him with 4 poison arrows. He wasn’t losing health, but walked back inside, and i suddenly got the sword and key. 4 poison arrows. I think he was the one who lacked the stomach.

          • Anonymous

            If you want a "normal combat" with him, without him healing himself endlessly, then just keep a catalyst equipped in your left hand. That way you still get a fair fight, but he never casts heal on himself.

            • Anonymous

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                          • 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

                              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

                                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

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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    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.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      ****ing die miazaki.
                                      dark souls 3 really is the worst of the series because of garbage like this.
                                      what happen to memerable, FUN bosses like Orinstien and Smough? instead we get retarded bullshit like this. unlimited heals, massive phantom reach, bs damage and pathetically easy to read movements
                                      i ****ing hate with this **** has done with the series, after the 'meh' of 2 and the "welp, its the last, so **** YOU fan" of 3, go back to your garbage mech games miazaki. and die a poor, unpopular ******* that ruined a great game series and then abandoned it

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I havent go trough the bridge but from the corvian village and sir vilhelm attacked me when I entered the church, I teleported my self back and when Ive traversed the bridge and entered the bonfire where frida is, and no sir vilhelm around.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I was invading and I noticed he didnt spawn even though I was fighting the host right in front of the lever that lowers the ramp. I ended up killing the host but never could figure out why Sir Vilhelm didn't spawn to help me against the host. I've invaded there countless times and when it comes to it, I'll retreat to the Sir Vilhelm room and wait for him to spawn once the host gets near. But this last time he never did.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Dude totally climbed the ladder to the roof of the building with the corvians knights. Only had it happen once, but it's not impossible. Scared the shards outta me.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Once I heard him speaking, I recognized the King of the Wild Hunt immediately what made me look around to ensure no witchers are nearby, hunting undead creatures like me.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                He just attacked me straight away, upon entering the chapel. Maybe because I didn't take the quest of Yoel of Londor and never met Yuria. Very easy encounter for a Sorcerer.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  i rly think this character would be so cool as a boss, a talking boss like oceiros, they simply lost the opportunity...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I lured him out and near the tombstones. While he was swinging, he rolled right off the cliff and giving me the win. lol

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I killed him with the Drang Twinspears (lightning infused), using its skill once and again. I also had the black knight shield. He recovered the health two times, but then he didn't do it anymore. And he takes the damage of the skill without counterattack, so it made it quite easy.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If anybody still has trouble with him, pull out a catalist or staff or flame or whatever, then as he casts vow of silence, backstab him. Then when he gets up hit a full charged heavy attack with your weapon of choice, and his health should be basically nothing. However if he rolls away and tries to heal, hit another easy backstab

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          To anyone who's main damage output is ranged magic oriented. Your best strategy is to swap your catalyst to anything else, Qui kly swap to your talisman, than swap back. He never uses vow of silence that way. You can cheese him from the graveyard if you aggro him

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I was invading a world and chilling in a cosplay of him by where he spawns (I think it's funny) and as I was dying to the gank, I could SWEAR that he used what looked like the Havel Shield weapon art. Just as I was dying, he just activated rocc. Anybody else seen this, or am I going insane?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              super easy to parry. he did not even touch me once on a pyromancer build (i went to kill him with shield and dagger, without even using my flame)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                By killing him and setting fire to the painted world, did we prove what he said about us right or wrong? I'm not entirely clear on whether or not we really unearthed a secret and tried to save the people of the painting, or just killed a bunch of random people because we were after another ember

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Funny. I felt like he was talking to me directly. I have that exact, hyper ambitious, crush, rip and tear through everything personality.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I sort of ended up in corvian village really quickly and met him for the first time there. I was so confused about who he was and what the heck he was doing there lol

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      So was it a glitch?, I just encountered this guy but went onto the roof opposite the chapel and he agrro'd for a sec, walked back into the chapel and dissapeared dropping sword and key.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        His dialogue is definitely the devs mocking the player for having to do everything possible in a game regardless of consequences. Gotta chase down every NPC that flees, scrounge every item you can and look into every corner for every secret, even at the cost of others (and your own life, many times).

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          He is highly resistant to poison arrows, but dung pies work very well. I was trying to kill him for his set on a very low level, underprepared character and he kept one-shotting me, so I resorted to underhanded tactics and found that hiding on top of the building when he's chasing you and moving around to the ledge gives you a fairly clear angle to hit him with dung pies. He won't chase you unless you get close enough to hit him once or twice, otherwise he keeps backing up into the building he came out of before running out again and then backing up once he gets past the steps and you don't want to try it there, as he WILL chase you if you hit him.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            this mf is blocking my sl 1 run a +5 raw broadsword is wat im using i swear ill beat this guy fairly though

                                                                            • Poisoned him then poked him to death with Partizan. Cathedral Shield blocked quite abit of his WA but after 2 hits he can easily kick you then "magnetically" line up for a Critical. Had 30 Endurace when facing him. Side note, his Sunset Shield along with his gear make a interesting connection to Holy Knight Hoddrick and his madness.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Was getting repeatedly spanked by this well-voiced rogue. Read this forum and was tempted by cheese. Resisted - and beat him fair and square within my next few attempts by fine tuning my bait and attack timings. I think the only thing I did different was clear the tables and chairs from the area as you walk in. Great fight.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  ''have access to the "Lord of by sacrificing Anri and speaking to Yuria afterwards.'' what kind of dyslexic nincompoop wrote this?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Ok. So I'm reading all of these very tedious ways of cheesing this guy, but there's a much easier way to do it. Just use the Crow Talons and spam L2 lol. That worked on the first try after multiple failed attempts with my dual sellswords.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      i used force on him like four times and for some reason after that he made no effort to attack or heal he just let me beat him up. 10/10 good fight

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        If you're struggling to kill him lure him outside near the cliff and shield bash him off the edge while 2 handing your shield. He usually won't attack back because he's trying to reset his positioning. GL

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Not sure what i did to kill him in my run. I baited him out to the graves between his room's door and the cemetery gates, and was trying to get some space between us for a heal. The one second he was off my screen, he just died. I mean like an instant death as soon as I wasn't looking at him. He wasn't near the cliffs, so I think he might've clipped into a gravestone or something and died. Might try and recreate it, see if it was a specific gravestone that makes him insta-dead.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            A way to prevent him from healing is a mage/warrior hybrid build, you have your catalyst as off-hand weapon and he will constantly cast vow of silence, which prevents him using his healing miracles. One cast of GMW/CMW is enough to kill him so you wont need to cast anything during the fight

                                                                                            • Something I noticed with my most recent run through the dlc: inflicting toxic on him seems to make him not use his heal. Not sure what kind of interaction was going on, maybe someone else can confirm?

                                                                                              • there's a spot in front of the library behind some tombstones that if you stand bend them he will charge at you the just slide off the cliff, tried the poison thing but it did a normal amount against him then he charged me; thinking he wouldn't leave the library I thought I would hide near the edge for safety, he scared the crap out of me, and then it happened surprising to say the least

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Just wearing a talisman will trigger him casting Vow of Silence, which gives you 30 seconds to move in and fuck up his poised-out heal spams. If you're a faith or pyro build might as well equip Vow of Silence as well and double up on curing cancer.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This guy just keeps healing every time I get him to low health fast. He needs to man up and stop relying on his miracles.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I've found an interesting bug.
                                                                                                      I approached him using hidden body and used the story teller staff to poison him. He immediately cast vow of silence and died...

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Yeah , poison arrows and rotten pine resin didn't do him any poison effect as same with bleed - carthus rouge and kukri ? Wasting time... Who written this page? Seems like he's sucking this advices from his own thumb.

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