Velka the Goddess of Sin

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General Info
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Velka the Goddess of Sin is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Velka the Goddess of Sin Information

  • Not killable, she's a statue.
  • Provides Absolution services
  • List of items that refer to this NPC: Grave Key, Ring of Sacrifice,
  • Praying at the statue provides you access to Absolution (of Sin) and Dissolution (of Hollowing).
  • With the addition of the Ringed City DLC, there exists a shrine that allows you to "revive" the Spears of the Church boss. Velka also has this option now, a much easier/faster way to revive the boss.  

 

Location

  • You can find Velka the Goddess of Sin's statue at the Undead Settlement, through a locked door in the sewers next to the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire.
  • The Grave Key is required to get to her Shrine normally, which is sold by the Shrine Handmaid in Firelink Shrine after recieving the Mortician's Ashes.
  • Though if a character can endure a long fall (Silvercat Ring or Spook are useful), it can be accessed by dropping into the ravine just outside of the Sewer entrance (The non-locked side).

 

Regarding sin

  • Sin only accumulates when you aggro an NPC, not kill them or invade players. When an NPC is aggroed it will count as a sin. Should you kill the NPC it will not be possible to use the absolution service as the only person you sinned against is dead.
  • If a NPC is aggroed towards you, all you need to do is use the absolution option to remove their hostility towards you.
  • The price for Absolution is equal to your current soul level times 1000.
  • Price for Reinstating the Kings Decree = (Soul Level x 1000) / 2
  • Price for Dissolution = Soul Level x 100 * 
    • Using this options simply resets Hollowing, but does not remove Dark Sigils from the player's inventory, and thus will not anger Yuria, nor interrupt her storyline.

 

 

Trivia

  • The Clutch Rings and the dark Miracles, which were associated with Velka in the previous games, are in Dark Souls 3 said to originate from the Sable Church of Londor, the Hollow Realm.
  • The Black Set, originally worn by Oswald of Carim, The Pardoner, the priest of Velka that performed the same function in Dark Souls 1, is very similar to the identically named Black Set worn by the founder of The Sable Church, Yuria of Londor.

 

The prior Dissolution entry here stated that the soul-price for Dissolution with Velka was equal to [(SL x 500) x Dark Sigils]. This may have been the case in the past, but is no longer accurate. This wiki user tested it at Soul Level 66, and was asked for 6600 souls. Having visited this page in the past and having seen the prior entry, that seemed way too low. Had the prior entry been accurate (SL x 500 x Dark Sigils), that would instead require 165,000 souls for SL66. I checked other DS3 resources and saw it stated that Dissolution with Velka costs (SL x 100), exactly what was requested from me by Velka (SL 66 x 100 = 6600). This page has been updated accordingly.

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    • Anonymous

      Fromsoft please fix this and just make the cost a flat 5,000, like the cost for celestial dew in Elden ring. Noone wants to spend the next week farming for a stupid mistake. It’s not funny.

      • Anonymous

        After many years, I've come here to state the following:

        ****ing RIP, the old Sin System in DS1 was very cool and it's removal in DS3 is a travesty.

        Not having Indictments, the Book of the Guilty, and the Blue Eye Orb really ****ed everything up for the Blades of the Darkmoon.

        You could mark Invaders with Indictments you buy from the Shrine Handmaiden after giving her Cleric's Ashes (The ashes would be available in the Tutorial as a way to teach new players the importance of finding ashes while playing.) alongside the Book of the Guilty which acts as a "wanted list" for Blues. (I based the ashes off of Oswald of Carim, since he was the one who sold us these items in DS1, and he's a Cleric.)

        You could invade Sinners as a Blue with the Blue Eye Orb, and you wouldn't be allied with any other invading phantoms besides other Blues, and you'd be actively encouraged to kill Reds while invading, specifically the Aldrich Faithful. I think that would have been very unique and make playing as a Blue a lot more interesting than it is now, but that's just my opinion.

        They could even have kept it to where you could still be summoned to defend Way of Blue members if you prefer the current system, you just wouldn't use the Blue Eye Orb to invade.

        • Anonymous

          i lose 8k souls , i tilted, i killed all the npcs, d waifu nd the old woman more than 20 times and i dont gona stop, ò_ó ,i guess i must restart the game form d beginin ;( , but is unfair , i dont gona erase this savegame ill suicide and kill the npcs forever

          • Anonymous

            i requested absolution from the statue after i aggroed siegward and he is still attacking me. What should i do?

            • Anonymous

              Y'all sad about the souls
              I legit wasted 100k thinking it would bring the NPCs back to life and then realized it didn't do anything

              • If i hit Yuria to aggro her, after the absolution at the velka statue, she is friendly again? If I commit the same sin again after velka absolved me it is possible to do it again? And if I remove the dark sigil I can absolve the sin? because I want to obtain the full londor pale shade set and if I aggro her now I have to go through some level with her aggroing me in firelink. Sorry for my english

                • Anonymous

                  Was giving orbeck the crystal scroll, and made the mistake of setting the controller down, and somehow it got caught on a cushion and squeezed the r2 button and ended up hitting him with a fully charged heavy attack. An easily avoidable mistake that cost me 68000 souls.

                  • Went to go get the silver serpent ring, accidentally fell off at the illusory wall because of weapon lunge and landed right on the guy who gives you the cracked red eye orbs at the firelink shrine. Aggroed me because of 3 damage and now I got to request absolution for 46,000 freaking souls.

                    • Anonymous

                      Finally got around to grabbing my last ending the " Ash seeketh Embers" one. Why dont I have sin? That ending is so cruel to the Firekeeper. I actually came and check the statue to apologize for my behavior to the Firekeeper, but the statue says I've done nothing wrong. Bunch a bull.

                      • Anonymous

                        i think something people miss about velka when linking her to londor is that every mention of her in miracles that were once hers (and apparently the clutch rings? but i never played ds2 so idk) was erased in favour of londor. that combined with how her shrine was forgotten, i think londor purposely erased her from their narrative...

                        • Anonymous

                          So I found out how to get down there with only a life ring, and 14 vigor. Near where the npc guardian of locked up saint, there’s a hill of rocks, if you jump towards that hill it will help break the fall and you will land barely alive at the bottom. That’s how I got down there.

                          • Anonymous

                            So im in the undead settlement past the dilapidated bridge and rats, now im standing on the 2nd bridge where the big dudes are that throw pots at you. Well somehow, i got hit by him and it launched me over the edge BUT I SOMEHOW DIDNT TAKE ANY FALL DAMAGE AND THIS IS MY 5TH PLAYTHROUGH AND IVE NEVER BEEN DOWN HERE I COULDNT BE ANY HAPPIER

                            • Anonymous

                              I'm only here because I just accidentally slapped he HELL out of Sirris while tryna exhaust all her dialogue... TWICE. xD my controller fell and she felt the stronger end of 2 swings from a maxed vordtsickle. Put her down to a sliver of health. She wasn't too pleased w that. and proceeded to chase me around the shrine w a darkmoon blade. I coudnt even warp away she was so fast lol. Had to run up where patches chills, pop on the cat ring and leap back down to teleport before she caught up to cancel it. Glad I don't have to kill her lol.

                              • Anonymous

                                All that stuff around sin feel uncomplete, like, they were trying to add the old DS 1 system but never ended it. But, looking upon lore, it makes sense.
                                Darkmoon blades, the "judges", are only pale copy of what they where with the fall of Gwendolyn, and more generally, of Gods: No Gods to pray, no sinner to hunt (How can you sin if there is no trust to believe in?).
                                And that's the same for Velka. The Gods started the first sin with the linking, but now they are gone, she has nothing more to do here.
                                The fire fade, the Age of men is coming. What once was a sin is now only a fable, and as the darkmoon blades fall, the blue sentinels rise as their "Human" counter part.
                                I would have loved to know more about Velka and Carim. This place looks like interesting. But I suppose we never will.

                                • I have only ever notice, three places where crows/ corvian birds appear... Ariandel Chapel, the Undead settlement, and the Cathedral of the Deep (which doesn't have flying murders of crows as opposed to the other two locations). Considering the duality theory of Caitha = Velka (the ring Sister Friede gives you is a unmistakable clue) it makes sense there are fewer crows there since most of her statues have been covered indicating the transition to the worship of Aldrich i.e. the weakening of Velka's influence (no murders of crows). This Mother of the Forlorn could very well be the undying Mother of Humanity especially considering the ancient Purging monument of the Ringed City and the Goddess of Sin's statue serve the same function. Almost poetically implying Velka is this Mother of the Forlorn furtively manipulating events using prophecy, undead servants, and possibly even more. Never forget furtiveness implies guilt... and who rightfully judges such things? For "Thou Who art Undead art Chosen…"

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I haven't gotten to the 2nd dlc so please correct me if new info has come to light, but so far i think she's the closest to a true patron of humanity that we get...restoring the true rotation of the cycles of fire and dark and punishing those who ruined the natural order, etc. I don't think she actually has any feeling one way or the other towards humanity, but her cause happens to coincide with what seems to be most beneficial to humanity.....

                                    • >>Not killable, she's a statue.

                                      Wait... We needed to explain this one? This makes me question some of the Dark Souls communities intensions.

                                      player: Can I kill this? what about that? This? Can I stab that? What about a little bit of stabbing? just a little bit of stabbing.
                                      Dark Souls: No... it's a statue.
                                      player: ....I'm still gonna try....

                                      • Anonymous

                                        One of the few characters we never met in person.

                                        Kind of sad to see the game end, without seeing the ultimate waifu.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          New option to "Reinstate the King's Decree" Allows player to redo the Judicator Argo boss fight in the ringed City DLC

                                          • Anonymous

                                            If you have "killed" Blacksmith Andre and he now refuses to upgrade your weapons, Velka *will* work. Just be prepared for the souls it takes... it's the price you pay for hurting a bro. ;)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Does anyone else get the feeling that the whole "sin" idea was originally supposed to function like DS1, but they removed/reworked it? There's Velka, there's the Darkmoon Blades, you get sin from invading as a Darkwraith...it's all there, really, and it seems silly to have included the Darkmoon Blades if they're a carbon copy of the Blue Sentinals. So it leaves me to question if they weren't planning on having the Blades restored to their former glory.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I just found out that there is a VELKA statue in the cleansing chapel bonfire, she is facepalming, so the merciful goddess and the mother of the forlorn is VELKA, also those why of white members are doing their best to hide her existence .. yeah gwyn doesn't like her at all ...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So.. it should be in trivia that if you Aggro the Giant Slave Archer (the guy that shoots at you in undead settlement and Cathedral) after already making friends with him, if you hurt him and aggro him, he WILL still be hostile even after absolution... I just tried it.. I had to put him down

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Hitting the statue causes sin :^. I cured my sin then i hit it and i went to look and it said i sinned again i find this funny.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      We have the clutch rings and sacrifice rings associated with her. Would be nice to get a pardoner set, as well as her rapier. I know the set was referred to as judgement set in dks 2. But most importantly that rapier, great moveset and decent damage output

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Could somebody please edit the Trivia section. The theory that the crow at Firelink Shrine is Velka is entirely speculation and fan theory. There's no evidence for this theory. Also, it's lunacy to say that Velka transformed into a statue. Please fix the grammar as well, the edit button is locked.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It is pure speculation to say that Velka was the crow in DKS 1. It's a good theory, but it shouldn't be presented as factual trivia.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Paid 68k to remove sin, reloaded the game, sin still present and npc still aggroed. Anybody else had this happened to them?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "Hark ashen one, the calling of the crows.""Ashen one, repent unto me, and let me undo thine sin.""They come in droves."What the hell is this? She's a statue.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I'm super hollowed right now (~35 ish probs) but the statue isn't giving me ***** all. I wanted to see if this was more cost effective than purging stones (I'm all about that those souls) but it doesn't even work. Also, what's the punishment for hollowing, other than being ugly as sin? Although it doesn't really matter, since that's more than enough for me.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  "Link the First Flame" rather than "Wresting the flame from it's Mantle."what does this actually mean does anyone know?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Don't need the key to reach her. I dropped into the pit and survived with ember and taking all my armor off.

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