Sword of Avowal is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3.

Sword of Avowal

Ceremonial sword of Londor. Cannot be equipped as a weapon.

It is said that a rite of wedlock will presage a true Hollow lord.

Your spouse's name is Anri, who patiently awaits a rightful lord, deep within the mausoleum.


Sword of Avowal Usage



Sword of Avowal Locations




  • As it states, it cannot be used as a weapon, being listed as a key item.
  • Permanently ending your ability to complete the Lord of Hollows Questline AFTER Anri is ready to be married by using the Fire Keeper Soul to totally reverse hollowing or by killing Yuria of Londor, if done without taking the Sword of Avowal, will cause the Sword to appear on Anri when you next arrive at the mausoleum, implying someone else married them in your place.
  • This will not occur if you take the sword of Avowal from the Pilgrim, but then do not progress with the marriage, even if you do either of the above.  However, the Lord of Hollows Ending cannot be done if the marriage does not take place, nor if either of the above are done.




  • The Sword of Avowal, both in symbol form and in direct example is found on many walls and atop cathedral buildings inside of The Ringed City, implying that it is Londor.
  • The sword looks like and is used similarly to the Key To The Embedded in Dark Souls II, used to free one of the Milfanito by plunging it into the face of The Embedded, a living being, once a man, that serves as a lock to her cage.  Doing so causes the Milfanito at The Shrine of Amana to give you the Ring of The Dead, an item that behaves identically to the Untrue Dark Ring sold to you by Yuria of Londor.



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    • Anonymous

      15 Apr 2020 16:14  

      At the end of the cutscene of the "Lord of Hollows" ending, you see Anri among the crowd. I thought stabbing her through the head was meant to kill her, being the only way to "truy kill a Hollow"? How is she alive then ... was the "sword through the head" ceremony really a ceremony and not just murder after all?

      • 23 Aug 2018 14:03  

        The way this works if you followed the Yuria of Londor NPC Quest Line is that you are given the Sword of Avowal as a key item, then you walk up to Arni resting or dead idk, and a cut scene proceeds with your character impaling it into his or her face, then gaining 3 more dark marks.

        • Anonymous

          08 Apr 2018 16:17  

          Just wondering that, since the sword is a very common symbol in the Ringed City, Londor is a sort of satelite city based on the culture and people from there.

          • Anonymous

            25 Oct 2017 03:08  

            I would of preferred the more traditional and SANE type of marriage involving a ring and a church filled with everyone me and her knew, but unfortunately even an up and coming lord of hollows cannot have everything... go figure.

            • Anonymous

              27 May 2017 22:08  

              So i stole this from the pilgrim and brought it too the ringed city in hopes of finding a secret. the description says Anri will wait patiently in a slumber for a rightful lord. Tbh I'm hoping to either stab Filianore as she too is patiently awaiting her lord Gwyn and since I'm a lord of hollows, it might suffice. probably not though so either her or Shira is the closest idea of a secret but I'm just gonna run around the DLC till i find nothing or something. Comment if you tried this or better yet if you found something :)

              • Anonymous

                26 Apr 2017 06:36  

                I strongly belive that the Ringed City is Londor. Isn't that strange that every single cities across the Dark Souls's univers has a name except the Ringed City ? This sword is my only evidence but I like the idea.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Mar 2017 16:40  

                  Will this drop if I kill the pilgrim when I'm supposed to marry Anri. I'm just curious. I'm also too lazy to playthough with a new character / go to next ng to find out but I don't want to risk usurpation ending either. If someone knows or is willing to find out, please do tell.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Jan 2017 03:25  

                    Another meaning of "marriage" is having sex. Thats why maybe "stabbing" is involved in this to become the Dark Lord. That there is a ring worked in your "sword" is no coincedent too I think. It's the wedding ring. Another interesting thing is that Anri can be seen in the Dark Lord ending so she/he isn't dead. I think in a very twisting Dark Souls-ish way this is indeed as close as it's gets of what a marriage will look like in this universe.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 May 2016 09:34  

                      While it does resemble an archstone sword, i also see a slight similarity between this sword and the Key to the Seal in New Londo. Which makes sense, if Londor is the area we think it is.

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