Yellowfinger Heysel

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops



2180 Road of Sacrifices

Heysel Pick
Xanthous Crown

Yellowfinger Heysel is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Yellowfinger Heysel Information

"Heysel appears to be a Scholar of Xanthous and sorcery"

  • Invades in Crucifixion Woods and Farron Keep swamps.
  • Can give you the "Proper Bow" Gesture (see the Location section below).
  • "You can be like Yellowfinger and believe that all share a camaradery, but do not force your views on the rest of us."
    -Leonhard in Rosaria's Bedchamber
  • Great Farron Dart -Entrusted to the leader of the Legion's acolytes, and apparently a sorcery of his daughter, Heysel, that was refined by a Crystal Sage.
  • Towards the end of the game in Rosaria's Bedchamber, you will find a peaceful worm monster just like those outside the room. When killed, it drops the Xanthous Crown and Heysel Pick, which hints the monster is Heysel herself. It could mean that Heysel fulfilled her dream of joining companions after all.
  • Another possibility regarding her transformation later on is that she could have been too self-concious about her appearance, and has been changing her appearence a lot, past the 5 rebirth limit, which eventually turned her into a Grub. Heysel wears a giant cloth around her face.



  • You can find Yellowfinger Heysel at the Road of Sacrifices. She invades as a dark spirit once you approach the sunlit tree in the deep water near the ruins and the giant crabs.
    • This invasion can be avoided by not going into the swamp. The alternative route to Farron Keep is through the broken building near Crystal Sage, then go out through the broken wall near a staircase and take the path down to where you find the Golden Falcon Shield.
  • She also invades after the Farron Keep bonfire. She spawns near the cave where you find the Golden Scroll, behind the extinguishable fire near the Basilisks. Video Example
  • If you offer a Pale Tongue to Rosaria (this fails Sirris' questline), Yellowfinger Heysel will be summonable in the Farron Keep swamp. Her summon sign is after the Keep Ruins Bonfire: Go down the ramp, and to the right- The sign is outside the tower with the five slugs inside. She will give you the "Proper Bow" Gesture.
    • As long as the player has offered at least one tongue to Rosaria, she can be summoned as a friendly phantom without having to defeat her when she invades you. 
  • Her items can still be obtained if her Red Phantom is not vanquished before defeating the Abyss Watchers. (she will not invade there anymore, and cannot be summoned as a white phantom.) The peaceful worm next to Rosaria, found in Rosaria's Bed Chamber soon after defeating the lords of Cinder, drops both of Heysel's items when killed.
    • It's possible to get her set twice, the worm will still drop her items even if you've already obtained them by vanquishing her phantom.



  • Souls (CW): NG (2,180)
  • Souls (FK): NG (7,196)
  • 2 Estus refills. Sometimes drops 3 or 4.
  • Weapons: Heysel Pick
  • Armor: Xanthous Crown


Combat Information

  • Wears the Obscuring Ring, hiding her at long distance.
  • Wields Heysel Pick (RH) and Light Crossbow (LH).
  • Casts Great Farron Dart, Farron Hail and very rarely Chameleon.
  • Weak to Fire Damage.
  • Strong against Magic, Lightning, Frost and Dark damage.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic.
  • Can heal using Estus 2 times. In co-op she may get unlimited estus as a bug making her potentially the toughest NPC invader.



  • Killing Abyss Watchers will fail the gesture part of this questline!
  • It is not possible to both summon Yellowfinger Heysel and continue Sirris of The Sunless Realm's quest, meaning that in any one new game cycle, a player can either obtain the Proper Bow emote; or the Sunless, Sunset, and Chain Mirrah sets, the Dragonslayer Axe, Sunset shield, and the Cat Ring.  Therefore, Proper Bow is among the rarer seen emotes, with many players waiting until NG+ to obtain it.



  • In Dark Souls I, Dusk of Ooacile teaches Proper Bow.  Heysel, as a xanthous scholar of Ooacile's magic, likely learned of Proper Bow through her research.
  • Likewise likely aquired through this research is the distinctive mushroom shape of the headress, which strongly resembles Elizabeth the Mushroom of Ooacile, and the way the yellow robe is worn, as a cloak to one side, which is extremely similar to the yellow cloaks worn by the Scarecrow enemies that tend the Royal Wood of Ooacile in Dark Souls I.
  • This NPC may originate from a similar school of thought to King Jeremiah as they share a similar Xanthous set.
    • Despite the described nature of Xanthous Scholars as students of the magic of Ooacile in Dark Souls III, it is unclear if King Jeremiah was a Xanthous Scholar himself, as the yellow robes of his set are stated to be of mysterious origin and he himself uses pyromancy, not magic.  It is possible that this association of the robes with the study of lost magic came about after King Jeremiah's time.
  • Heysel may also reference the Old Monk boss fight from Demon's Souls as she wears a headwrap resembling the robe.
  • If you max out the amount of pale tongues you can possibly give Rosaria, you will not be able to complete this questline ever again from that point forward (even after your current NG, as that action is irrevocable and is carried on to the next playthrough).



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    • Anonymous

      29 Jul 2019 06:12  

      For her invasion at Crucifixion Woods: just run back toward the CW bonfire and summon Hodrick from his sign near the hole in the wall where you go to get to Crystal Sage. Draw them anywhere near one another and they'll battle it out. Then just finish off the weakened victor.

      • Anonymous

        20 May 2019 15:46  

        Nobody likes Heysel quite literally every time I have another invader with me they immediately head for her more than me

        • Anonymous

          28 Apr 2019 23:15  

          If Longfinger Kirk is the middle finger and Ringfinger Leonhard is the ring finger, obviously, then what the ***** is Yellowfinger Heysel? The pinky when things get weird in the bedroom?

          • Anonymous

            20 Apr 2019 02:28  

            You can still get the Sunless set and the talisman from Sirris and the proper bow in the same playthrough, just kill Sirris in the Firelink shrine when she tells you that you are enemies now. She still drops the talisman and the Handmaiden still sells the full set.

            • Anonymous

              09 Apr 2019 03:12  

              If she invades and get killed by me before i can reach her summon in Farron, does it fail the quest for the proper bow gesture?

              • Anonymous

                28 Mar 2019 03:19  

                She didn't invade me in Crucifixion Woods, on two different characters. I think both times I've cleared the whole area (including Hodrick) except the boss before going embered towards her invasion trigger area. Never touched the ladder to the swamps. I don't know what exactly cancels her invasion, but you should probably rush towards the invasion trigger as soon as you enter the woods without killing anything if you want to fight her there.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Mar 2019 10:34  

                  "Like Yellowfinger, you can choose to believe that all Fingers share camaraderie." It's fun repeating this quote when you're invading in the swamps. A good way to pass the time as she relentlessly chases you across the map while entirely ignoring the host.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2019 23:21  

                    Nice, I gave a tonge to rosaria and killed abyss watchers before summoning Heysel. Now I will have to wait to ng++ to do Haysel and Sirris. Dumb modafaquer.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Dec 2018 19:49  

                      Does giving a tongue for rebirth count towards her becoming friendly? It doenst fail sirris' questline, so probably not, but it might be worth trying?

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Dec 2018 06:19  

                        My first few playthroughs I killed the Abyss Watchers before encountering her in Farron Keep. Finally encountered her there on my fourth playthrough... she plays hide-and-seek with the obscuring ring and then tries to cheese you by spamming ranged attacks from the deep swamp (she won't follow you to shallower water or onto land, and every time you venture in to hit her she'll dodge backwards and begin spamming sorceries again.) Suffice to say, I don't feel sorry for murdering her later on in grub form anymore.

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Oct 2018 20:39  

                          Heysel's summon sign after the Farron Keep Ruins bonfire can only be used once. If they die as a summon and you reset things by resting at a bonfire, the sign won't be there anymore.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Aug 2018 02:39  

                            I’m surprised that no one has theorized that Heysel is not Heysel, but Heysel’s father, who was so grossly pained by her death that, after abandoning the Legion to partake in a futile attempt to discover a way to bring her back with Oolacile’s sorceries, dedicated himself to Rosaria and used rebirth to BECOME his lost daughter and give her a legacy beyond her creation of the Great Farron Dart sorcery. He was never satisfied with how he made her look, so he wore the Xanthous Crown and rebirthed one too many times in an attempt to recreate her face perfectly.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Jul 2018 09:11  

                              RANT ALERT - EXTREME RANTING BELOW

                              Who was the genius that thought it a good idea to make certain gestures dependent upon summoning NPC phantoms - especially when it fails another NPC's quest? Of all the moronic things in DS3 (don't even get me started on Anor Londo's invisible walkway, getting to Arch-dragon Peak, Anri/Horace's questline, and backtracking under certain conditions to clandestine areas for hidden equipment/rings - these are just a few of my complaints), this is possibly the worst. It might in theory intertwine the player's actions to cause different outcomes in the world, but it in application it results as being cryptic, trivial, and menial to the extent of requiring a damned walkthrough and several subsequent play-throughs to fulfill - i.e. BAD GAME DEVELOPMENT.

                              It's f*cking annoying and frustrating, especially if you fail something just because there are only subtle, vague warning signs (that play exclusively on DS1), if any at all, and you don't know any better.

                              • Anonymous

                                12 Mar 2018 11:09  

                                I do not like that she has unlimited FP, really the only complaint I have against any of the NPC phantoms. Suffice to say I hate this one the most.

                                • Anonymous

                                  06 Mar 2018 01:37  

                                  You can reactivate the Rosaria's Bedchamber bonfire by kicking Heysel-Grub all the way down to the entrance (where the hostile grubs can't pass), but as soon as you access it she returns to her original spot and breaks the connection.

                                  It's a pretty pointless endeavour because the hostile grubs give enough souls to cover the cost of a replacement Homeward Bone, but hey, I wanted to try.

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