Slave Knight Gael

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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!
(Moans)
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?"
(Accept/Refuse)

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

      On my ng+3 playthrough, Gael unequipped his sword during Friede's boss fight lmao, he still uses way of white corona. And he somehow survived the fight.

      • My god! This wiki is more ambiguous than the game itself. What does he do? What should say to him to access the dlc? I know it's stupid and a no-brainer for some. But the wikidot made things simple and easy to understand that even an ape like me could pick up these games. NPC summons, what are they, gimmie a list. sheesh

        • Anonymous

          It takes balls to have the "epilogue" of your flagship series hinge upon a newly introduced NPC but From handled it elegantly. Beautiful sendoff to the Souls series, excited for Elden Ring

          • Anonymous

            Couldn't help but notice that the many red pieces of cloth he uses as guides in the Dreg Heap, along with the red cloth in his outfit look like they could have been torn off from the many red Lothric flags and banners present in the High Wall of Lothric. Not only that but there are Lothric Knights present at the Dreg Heap also. Could Gael somehow have a connection to Lothric?

            • Anonymous

              Gael you're supposed to distract friede while I curb stomp ariandel so would you like to explain why there's ice swathes at my feet every 8 seconds

              • Anonymous

                Anyone know how to fix the bug where he disappears from the cathedral? I went i went I to the dlc and came back and he was gone with no item left behind or anything. I’ve tried warping back to firelink and quitting and closing the game but nothings working. Any help would be very much appreciated.

                • Anonymous

                  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

                    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

                      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

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

                        • Anonymous

                          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

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

                            • Anonymous

                              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

                                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

                                  >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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

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

                                          • Anonymous

                                            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

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

                                              • Anonymous

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

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Annoying as hell in the Cleansing Chapel. Killed him multiple times simply because he will not shut the f*** up. The DLC should not be prodding you to go to it when you don't want to. Most annoying set-up ever. At least make it so I have to prompt him before he opens his annoying big mouth.

                                                      Can't wait to get The Ringed City DLC just so I can fight him proper, and shut that whiny mouth up for good.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I don't know if people know this... but when I healed this guy during the fight with Friede, I received a titanite slab.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I would say the key to fighting him would be patience. For the first phase wait for him to do the downward stab or the lunge attack and get 2 hits in here and there. If you get greedy you'll often get caught up in a swing and lose like half of your health.

                                                          Your shield, especially if you have a 100 physical defense is useful, but should only be used for emergencies just in case you get caught up. He usually has like 3 or 4 hit combos for the 2nd phase so just wait for him to finish! Just like any other dark souls boss, once you figure out his patterns he's really not terrible. Just don't get greedy with the amounts of hits to get in!

                                                          • StoryTeller's staff OP. Basically any toxic/poison damage against him is incredibly effective. Very recommended that you don't solo Gael and make sure to memorize those stupid daggers he throws, if you're a caster with no poise: expect to get stunlocked and die.

                                                            • This is the only boss, or enemy at all imo, that buffing your weapon with poison isn't completely pointless. In a fight where your rolling and using spacing as much as you have to in the second phase, sometimes more than others cause of rng, the free tics of dmg rly adds up and can do a surprising amount of dmg against him over the course of the fight. Only reason I don't sale rotten pine resin.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                "gaels beard cannot be obtained ingamethrough legitimate ways" looooool wtf this is a good one, wishful thinking eh?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Huh, I just realized his hood is another version of the Thrall hood: "used to cover the head of lesser folk who were set to work as slaves throughout Lothric." I guess his status as "slave knight" at least let him wear a slightly less demeaning mask, though it sort of makes him look like a gnome.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The Question is, what happens if you kill Gael in front of the Cathedral bonfire before you finish ringed city? Does he still become a boss, or is that entire portion skipped and he never made it to the ringed city for the dark soul?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Gael uses the canvas talisman and the executioners greatsword. It is stated that gaels greatsword is a broken down executioner gs so this is why he used it when he was still an npc

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        he's actually NOT the real uncle of the painting woman/girl. Just for clearification to keep the fanfiction in check.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Seems like Gael won't look at you when you summon him for the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This boss is fast so just wait for openings and don’t get greedy. First stage was pretty easy for me as he was easy to read. I waited for an opening and boom...say hello to a charged attack of my Profaned Greatsword...It didn't work for the remaining phases so I switched to something faster yet powerful and finally put him down :-)
                                                                            I found him quite challenging but nothing like Midir...;-)
                                                                            Just take your time to learn his movset and you will get him :-)
                                                                            Good luck guys!

                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6DI7pGqV5Q&list=PLq2DY0pOXIDohUv81Lx_CSsziEsUHrqNF&index=12

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you beat gael in the ringed city dlc he will not be at the church. Instead a scrap of the painting will be left on the altar.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Where can I find the dialog when we meet him as a boss? And the first crawling pygmy was approaching Filianore's dead body. Anybody waited for it? I didn't know Gael was there as a boss so I was just wandering and cut scene started for Gael. After I died that pygmy disappeared. I couldn't see what was going to happen with him.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Makes little sense to me that if you defeat "Berserk" Gale in the future he is missing in the Ariandel DLC. I completed TRC first and then went to Ariandel and you couldn't summon him for the boss fight. If I remember correctly we should encounter him one or two times as a NPC standing around in Ariandel but that wasn't the case either. So as it is now killing him in the future will erase him in the presence...

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Anyone here right now who would like to help me kill Gael in NG5 or so? I already beat him solo in NG, but am struggling with my main char. If fighting against him is rather easy for you, we should be able to make it in a few tries.

                                                                                    pasword: gael

                                                                                    I will look out for your signs and just summon you in the next half an hour or so. Thanks!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      PLS help, I killed Gael before he takes me to the area of Andriel DLC, I forgot he is the NPC able to the Painted world, now I can't travel to the Ashes of Ariandel DLC lmao any help?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I think that completing the Ring City DLC and killing Gael makes him unavailable to summon for the Friede fight. (He also wasn't in the cathedral)

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This dude has insane amount of health at ng+5! I seriously need help but most of the phantom players don't last until phase 2. Can someone please help me defeat this boss on XB1???

                                                                                          • *SPOILERS*




                                                                                            Slave Knight Gael is in fact the final boss of The Ringed City which really means he is the final boss of the series. He ate the Dark Souls and is basically Guts from Berserk

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              He does not drop anything...I'm on ng+5 and the ariandel dlc i don't need it, only ng+7 like yeah the summon for the Demon prince...But i did it for fun...well *the ash have burn the rot away of Gael with the sin. *Gael laughing*

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