Soul of the Nameless King is a Boss Soul in Dark Souls 3.

Soul of the Nameless King

Soul of the Nameless King. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength.

Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

The Nameless King was once a dragon-slaying god of war, before he sacrificed everything to ally himself with the ancient dragons.


Soul of the Nameless King Usage


Soul of the Nameless King Locations




  • This is the only Boss Soul that can be transmuted into three different items, instead of only two. Thus, the Nameless King is the only boss that must be fought a minimum of three times (requiring at least Journey 3, or NG++) in order for an individual character to acquire all his associated soul transposed loot.
    • Alternatively, the player could Trade for either the Storm Curved Sword or the Dragonslayer Swordspear to acquire the Nameless King's three soul tranposed items before NG++ (Lightning Storm is a Miracle and thus cannot be traded).




  • He is most likely the First Born Son of Gwyn. The Storm Curved Sword states, "When the great beast fell, the king claimed his soul, as was the custom in the age of gods." so we know he is at least as old as Dark Souls 1 and his other item the Dragonslayer Swordspear states, "The swordspear is imbued with lightning, of which he was the heir.". Thus being at least as old as the Age of the Gods and the heir to lightning(Sunlight) there leaves little room as to who he is if he is a character already established in lore. Speculation: All this information coupled with the similarity in appearance, height, build, and fighting techniques has led many to conclude that he is without a doubt Gwyn's longlost heir and perhaps was expunged from history to hide his "shameful defection" from his father's kingdom in favor of the everlasting dragons.


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    • Anonymous

      13 Jul 2021 17:55  

      I love how the god of war, gwyn's son, one of the hardest bosses in this game, can be consumed for 16,000 souls. And yet the deacons are worth 20,000?? From, i'll see you in court!

      • Anonymous

        20 Jun 2021 11:44  

        The curved sword isn’t as flashy as the spear (literally) but it’s very strong and versatile, pvp included. One of my more surprising weapon favs; it’s hard to get bored with the weapon.

        • Anonymous

          29 Apr 2021 18:57  

          I managed to beat him today (I recently started playing this game pls don't hate me) and I wonder what weapon I should craft with his soul (if any). Does anyone have a recommendation?

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2020 13:08  

            Why is there character lore on a page about the soul item? Are you pseuds really that keen to have your theorycrafting shoved in everyone's face?

            • Anonymous

              22 Jan 2019 12:59  

              Well, people are objectively wrong if they think the former War God, removed from History and Banished was a guy still at home and all over the games lore as 1/4 Elite Knights. These guys don't read a darn thing. They see DSS and that's it, the end of the complex thought because it requires zero reading. "DkS3 Leo Ring" despite all the Lore, it's the one thing mentioning they are seperate people.

              • Anonymous

                26 May 2017 16:47  

                you nerds kill me with that stuff,....they just made up what the ***** ever as they went along. Lore ? ludicrous. good game though, not as good as ds2 in general. but the bosses, ahhhh the bosses, unlike the 2nd game this one is about the bosses. lore,..that's funny

                • Anonymous

                  12 Nov 2016 13:01  

                  The Lightning Storm Also says " the former king and Wargod" Which also adds to the evidence that he is Gwyn's Firstborn

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Oct 2016 22:57  

                    I like how nobody mentions he uses the sunlight spear during the fight. Not the lightning spear the SUNLIGHT!!!! the description even states it was gwyn's miracle. So thats the piece of info that decides it for me

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Aug 2016 21:57  

                      I beat the nameless king, took me a ton of attempts, finally beat him, saved my game and shut down my PS4, and when I turned it back on the next day the soul was GONE when I went to transpose it. nobody else uses my system and I sure a hell didn't use it or drop it, it's just F***ING GONE

                      • Anonymous

                        27 May 2016 21:28  

                        You get access to the dragonslayer set and a *****ing titanite slab for your troubles. I guess if you are running a faith build the swordspear is good enough, but if you are not this fight just is not worth it.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 May 2016 13:03  

                          I think we can make an interesting claim about the lore now, seeing how clearly the Nameless King is the sun's firstborn. Sacred Oath reads: "This is the tale of the Sun's Firstborn, his faithful first knight, and the dragonslayer who served them both. The faithful first knight I believe can be nobody but Solaire, who started the covenant in his honor. The one thing that doesn't sit right is the dragonslayer. There has been only one dragonslayer named in the entire series, Ornstein. The old dragonslayer may or may not be him, same with the dragonslayer armour. If I'm correct, this would mean that not only did Solaire personally know the Nameless King, but he at one point had a position of authority in Anor Londo such that he could command the leader of the dragonslayers.

                          • Anonymous

                            10 May 2016 10:26  

                            Is just me or does seem like the vast majority of ds2 has been rewritten and or ignored completely? That's fine since quite frankly the story of ds2 was awful. Great and fun game, but a terrible story/lore

                            • Anonymous

                              26 Apr 2016 03:22  

                              I'm unsure about the Gwyns son thing, as far as we know his son left Anor Londo after Gwyn went to the Kiln to link the Fire (Sunlight Blade description). The war agains the Dragons should have taken place some thousand years prior to Gwyn linking the fire.

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