Slave Knight Gael

Slave Knight Gael
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? - Cathedral of the Deep -

Slave Knight Gael is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Slave Knight Gael Information

  • Can't be killed permanently. Will respawn in the Cathedral, if killed. May take several reloads.
  • Can be summoned in the Painted World of Ariandel, before the Sister Friede boss fight, in the corner just to the left of the sliding altar. When summoned he will appear for Phase 2 of the boss fight. Can be summoned even if not embered. Note: Summon is blocked, when player defeats Demon Prince in The Ringed City DLC.
  • Can be summoned in The Dreg Heap before the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince boss fight. Summon sign can be found near Eathern Peak bonfire and dark circle. This time can't be summoned if not embered, but beating Sister Friede first does not block this summon.
  • He wears the Slave Set and wields Executioner's Greatsword.
  • See also: Slave Knight Gael (Boss)



  • You can find Slave Knight at Cathedral of the Deep, Cleansing Bonfire if you have the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. He will be laying prostrate to the right of the bonfire and will give you passage to the Painted World of Ariandel.
  • If you enter the Ringed City  before meeting him at the Cleansing Chapel, an alternate cutscene will play wherein the painting is resting on the altar.
  • His projection can be found near few messages at The Dreg Heap.



  • No items.


Combat Information



First encounter dialogue:


Ahh, merciful goddess, mother of the Forlorn, who have no place to call their own...
Please, bear witness to our resolve...
Fire for Ariandel... Fire for Ariandel...
And the ash to kindle flame...
Wait, you've...
You've the same scent as that woman...
Then you must be an Ashen One. You must be!
You don't know how long I've searched!
Ohh, ohh...don't mind me, didn't mean to fall apart.
Now, Ashen One, I have a kindness to ask of you.
My lady lives in the cold land of Ariandel.
I need you to show her flame.
A proper flame, that will burn the rot away.
If you truly are Ash, then it must be fire that you seek?"

If you accept:


Ahh, thank you. They of Ash never fail.
...Just a moment, then...
The painting of Ariandel. Well, rotted scrap of it, that is.
Go on, take it, touch it...

After you are transported:


And then, the Ashes were two.






  • When Gael is summoned for the fight against Sister Friede, his name and health bar will not be present. This is odd because every other NPC has their name and health bar and Gael does have them when he is summoned for the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince fight.
  • Painting Women calls him an "uncle". However, the Japanese text version clarifies that she treats him like a "mentor" rather than uncle in a biological way.
  • Seeks the dark soul of man.
  • Gael's beard cannot be obtained ingame through legitimate means.



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    • Anonymous

      23 Oct 2020 22:03  

      I don’t know if it’s become a known fact but if he disappears, the gateway to the painted world is on the alter where he was crouched.

      • Anonymous

        12 Oct 2020 16:50  

        I had a really weird glitch while talking to him in the cathedral. He turned into my exact character in the cutscene.

        • Anonymous

          27 Aug 2020 08:07  

          In the chapel, if you deny: "Oh. Are you certain of that? / Hogwash, hogwash. What Ash does not seek flame? / (laughs)" After denying, and asking again: "Ohh, you again, I knew it. / As any Ash seeks fire, you will surely help me. / My lady lives in the cold land of Ariandel. / I need you to show her flame. / A proper flame, that will burn the rot away. / You will thank me when it's done..."

          • Anonymous

            24 Jul 2020 02:13  

            Mr. Gael? The denizens of the Cathedral of the Deep have gotten together and bought you some trousers... Please accept our gift, oh no thanks necessary you can thank us by wearing those trousers as much as possible.

            • Anonymous

              27 Apr 2020 00:42  

              >Be me [bear with it :( ] >Start Ng+ >Meet Gael in the Chapel >Have flashbacks from his fight >Kill him every time u see him >I N F I N I T E P U N C H I N G B A G [Gael crossed me, he knows the rules and so do i.]

              • Anonymous

                24 Mar 2020 02:17  

                After he respawn: Dear me, why would you do such a thing? Dreadful ash, through and through. My lady lives in the cold land of Ariandel. I need you to show her flame. A proper flame, that will burn the rot away. You will thanks me when it's done

                • Anonymous

                  24 Mar 2020 02:03  

                  Attack him for first time: What in blazes! Well I supposed you are ash (laugh) Attack him again: Yes of course as all ash should be (laugh)

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Mar 2020 01:56  

                    If you refused: Oh are you certain of that? Hogwash, hogwash, what ash does not seek fire? (weird voice as if he is mad) If you come back after refusing: Ahh, you again, I know it, As any ask who seeks fire you will surely help me (Repeats lines about his lady and flame) You will thanks me when it's done.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Dec 2019 13:31  

                      Where was this frail, weak behaviour when you decided to eat everyone's blood and get possessed by the Dark Soul, huh Gael?

                      • Anonymous

                        28 Jun 2019 04:00  

                        Just equip Farron Greatsword, spam 2h L1 and dodge when he does a vertical slash. Most of his moves are horizontal slashes and you’ll more often than not be sliding under them during your L1 animation.

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Jun 2019 00:33  

                          >Gael's beard cannot be obtained ingame through legitimate means. I bet Mr. Poofers could get that old man's beard.

                          • Anonymous

                            07 May 2019 15:44  

                            if you kill him in the cathedral, can you still fight him as a boss? or is he invincible at the cathedrale?

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Jan 2019 15:49  

                              I've been a Dark Souls fan since Dark Souls I (didn't play Demon Soul). I've had a terrible time with a lot of bosses, (I'm looking at you Smelter Demon from DS2) a lot of places (I'm looking at you Anor Londo from DS1) and a lot of ennemies (you know I'm talking about you Hellkite Dragon). I had a terrible time going through the DLC and actually reaching this last battle. And to my own surprise, I managed to beat this guy on my very first try. And it has been the absolute best bost battle I've ever fought in a game.

                              • Anonymous

                                22 May 2018 10:01  

                                He is by your side in one of the most epic battles in DS3, but later on in another DLC he becomes an even more epic boss battle

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