Slave Knight Gael

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
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Slave Knight Gael is an NPC in Dark Souls 3 (DS3). Gael is one of the NPCs who cannot be killed, and has a special role to play in the story of the game.


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)


Slave Knight Gael Location

  • You can find Slave Knight at Cathedral of the Deep, Cleansing Bonfire if you have the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. He will be lying 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.


Slave Knight Gael Drops

  • No items.


Slave Knight Gael Combat Information


Slave Knight Gael Dialogue

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.


Slave Knight Gael Trivia

  • 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

      02 Jul 2021 19:48  

      one of my favorite bosses in the souls game

      1 artorias fight
      2 geal fight
      3 soul of cinder fight
      4 Ornstein and smough fight
      5 gwyndolins fight

      • Anonymous

        31 Dec 2020 15:18  

        Gael has a weird audio bug where sometimes in his boss fight his weapons just don't make noise. I wish I could track down a fix because it really takes the edge off such a cool piece of staging.

        • Anonymous

          08 Dec 2020 17:50  

          This summon for the sister friede fight is undoubtedly the most useless summon you will ever have. A level 1 deprived toon would be a better person to summon than this brain dead sack of useless crap. The ONLY arguable value to this summon is the fact that it gives friede someone else to rip into while you deal with the big guy, and even that is a MINOR value considering how passive friede remains until she goes blackflame. But if you expect ANY help against blackflame friede from this summon you will be SORELY disappointed, he will literally stand well outside her range and watch her rip your face off while pointing and laughing at you

          • Anonymous

            08 Dec 2020 00:47  

            My man's beard game's so strong that you literally can't get it through any means possible. Best boss of DS3.

            • Anonymous

              23 Oct 2020 16:03  

              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 10:50  

                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 02:07  

                  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

                    23 Jul 2020 20:13  

                    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.

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