Yellowfinger Heysel


General Info
Health Souls Location Drops

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2500(NG+)

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.

 

Location

  • 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.

 

Drops

  • 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.

 

 Other

  • 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.

 

Trivia

  • After progressing past a certain point in the game, you will find a non-hostile man-grub monster near Rosaria's bed. When killed, it drops the Xanthous Crown and Heysel Pick, strongly indicating the grub was Heysel herself. The fact that she no longer invades once this grub appears further hints at this. It's possible that Heysel, having been defeated by the player repeatedly, chose to remake herself too many times in an attempt to become stronger and became a mangrub. It's also possible that, due to her sense of camaraderie, she became a mangrub willingly as a final testament of devotion to the covenant.
  • In Dark Souls I, Dusk of Oolacile teaches Proper Bow.  Heysel, as a xanthous scholar of Ooacile's magic, likely learned of Proper Bow through her research.
  • Likewise likely acquired through this research is the distinctive mushroom shape of the headdress, which strongly resembles Elizabeth the Mushroom of Oolacile, 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 Oolacile 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 Oolacile 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

      fromsoft took 1 step forward by letting us marry anri, but took 20 steps back by not letting us marry any of the other girls

      • Anonymous

        just to check: since the article says it's impossible to complete both Sirris' and Heysel's questlines, I assume that exchanging pale tongues for rebirth doesn't reveal her summon sign? it's just that the 1.15 patch made it possible to respecc without aggroing Sirris so now it's a bit confusing

        • Anonymous

          omg i just instinctivly killed the man-grub in front of the bonfire.... I DIDNT KNOW THAT IT WAS BEST GIRL! NOOOOO!

          • Anonymous

            For people wondering about which finger she is: she is obviously the index finger. You can always spot someone who rolls their own cigs by the chronic yellow stain on their pointer finger.

            Makes sense that Rosario is, or at least was, a smoker. You can tell by how she breathes she's already got COPD. Heysel's head wrap was probably white once upon a time, but hanging out in boss's chamber with all that tobacco has permanently stained the linen.

            • Anonymous

              I haven't confirmed this, but it seems she doesn't invade you if you have pledged to Rosaria before the swamp. I'm playing NG+ and am a finger of Rosaria, she hasn't invaded me. She still did spawn as a grub and as part of Leonhard's dialogue in the bed chamber, he mentions that Heysel counts other fingers as allies, where he does not. Didn't see any mention of this in the article

              • Anonymous

                It's genuinely a magical experience to see her use the chameleon spell. It's seems to be the absolutely worst disguise as well; for me it was a wooden crate that was moving around directly in the middle of the swamp. It was so charmingly bad in a way. In all my hours playing this game I've only seen her use it that one time and it will always stick with me.

                • Anonymous

                  absolutely hate that she attacks other invaders, as if we didnt have enough **** to deal with on top of her retarded ass

                  • Anonymous

                    Imagine how grub Heysel feels watching the Ashen One getting infinite stat respecs using the Rosaria glitch.

                    • Anonymous

                      Is it just me or does Yellowfinger attack slightly faster with the pick than the player can?
                      If so, is this related to some special item the NPC is using (Rings, Buffs, etc) ?

                      • Anonymous

                        Literally I can't make her to spawn. I'm running embered up in swamp for 3 hours. From Vordt I was trying to got there as soon as possible. What tf is going on?

                        • Anonymous

                          She doesn't seem to run out of FP. I waited her out for a long time just to test, never refilled and keeps firing magic attacks.

                          • For anyone who wants to easily take out her second invasion, start without an Ember from the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire, walk to the hole in the wall ( towards the sleeping Ghru, and where you pick up Atonement outside), and drop onto the land out the hole. Clear the two Basilisks on the right, moss if you need to, and Ember up. Heysel will immediately invade on the one piece of land right next to you, and you can kill her from there without fear of poison or mob ganking.

                            • Anonymous

                              I invaded a solo host today as a Watchdog, he/she was having a hard time dealing with the 2 NPC's and a giant crab so I decided to take out Yellowfinger while I was waiting and she used chameleon to turn into a box in the middle of the swamp. Been playing this regularly since release and that's the first time I've seen that.

                              • Anonymous

                                I have had to kill her way more times when invading as Watchdog of Farron than in my singleplayer because she always prioritises me

                                • Anonymous

                                  She invaded me, and start beating the **** out of a wolf invader in crucifixion wood in NG+. She's now my BFF.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    For the Farron Keep invasion, I would recommend obtaining a Seed of Giant Tree beforehand (Hodrick in undead Settlement is a descent farming spot) and let the Basilisks have at her. Honestly, that invasion is the most obnoxious to deal with. Same for Londor Pale Shade too.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      She learned the Proper Bow "through her researches" as a Xanthous scholar.. Didnt know for a bowing move you need to read ancient books, seems like I am also a scholar of Xanthou without making studies

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I hate her invasion the in the Farron swamp
                                        She invades and walkes to a tree. Across the ladder to the wolfblood. There she stays in the deep poison where I can't run and only fatroll. She won't come out. Walks towards me but than stops and goes back.. wtf?
                                        She always does this.. well in my runs
                                        Never comes out of the poison. Just walking towards me and back

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I remember Heysel hitting my corpse for like 5 seconds and thinking "wow this guy must really have some ****ing issues" before realizing it was an npc

                                          • Anonymous

                                            At first, I wondered why people hate her and I felt bad because she became a grub that was until this ***** invaded me on NG+ in Farron Keep I think both of us got cursed.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Oh my gosh poor Heysel she got turned into a grub and I killed her because she won't let me rest at bonfire. Let her insecurity be vanished.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I *****ing hate this invader so much. Everytime I clear out all the goddamn tree zombies, ugly *****es, one of the big crabs and all the sleepy bois in the castle-y place where the sorcerer guy is this ***** shows up when I have nothing left in my flasks so I have no more fire to throw at her and no more healing >:(

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Going for plat, just read if I’ve maxed out Rosarias covenant prior to summoning Heysel, I’ve completely locked myself out of getting this gesture in all subsequent playthroughs with my current character. Was this ever patched? Or NG run for gestures it is?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I hate this fricking npc. He invaded and didn't show up. Went to his spawn, no one's there. Explored the whole damn swamp and killed all the critters just to find this little*****. Played the waiting game and still didn't show up. Had to kill myself in the end.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      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

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

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  "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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I think her first invasion spot was a bad idea. While you’re fighting crabs, the exiles and invading watchdogs, she’ll pop up out of nowhere and start spamming sorceries... Worst NPC ever, and she got what she deserved when she became a grub.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If I give 1 pale tongue for a rebirth to rosaria, will it allow me to summon her without failing sirri's quest?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        If I remember correctly you can find 'antique dress' near golden scroll (second area she invades you.) is that hers?
                                                                                        there's 2 treasure chest, one that already opened & one closed (antique dress).
                                                                                        I assume these 2 chest is where heysel put her wearing & the one that was opened contain the xanthous set.
                                                                                        I'm not good with lore & stuff, but i find this interesting.



                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Yay, another *****ing character who spam spells I have no effective counter against at this point. That goddamn C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T great farron dart/farron hail spam is now a new addition to a fairly long list of reasons why I play this game offline and unembered, cause that was f#&§ing infuriating to have to deal with!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Ran past to get to the bonfire and she followed me down the ladder, so I went back up the ladder and looked down just to see her start climbing, I got to the top and she died... so what happen? She was at full health and would not of been even halfway up the ladder?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              this phantom needs a serious nerf i'm in full fallen knight armor, NO new game+, and it did a quarter of my HP

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                About Yellowfinger's transformation into a grub, it is possible it has something to do with the ghru. The ghru's are originally descendants of the acolytes of Farron who at some point turned into chaotic goat-like creatures. The ghru's wear similar clothes as what Heysel wears, yellowy tattered cloth around the shoulder which can tell that Heysel was part of the acolytes. One of heysel's spells also states that she is a daughter of an acolyte. It is possible Heysel was about to turn into a ghru just like the other acolytes but joined Rosaria's covenant to use rebirth, maintaining both her physical appearance and the mind.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  "The peaceful worm next to Rosaria, found in Rosaria's Bed Chamber soon after defeating the lords of Cinder(...)"

                                                                                                  You don't actually have to defeat ALL Lords. The Worm spawned for me before I have defeated the Twin Princes.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Question? Does rebirth count as offering one, so she becomes a summon? because if so then one CAN complete both sirris and heysel's questline because rebirth doesn't aggro sirris.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I don't know about you guys.. But on patch 1.12, which the one i played, this *****er never showed up,, The invasion never happened.. both in Crab swamp area and basilisk swamp area..

                                                                                                      • Something I've noticed is that if I play online, there's a greater chance of a PvP invader spawning instead of Heysel in the crab swamp. I've never been invaded anywhere else in Farron.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Can the proper bow gesture be gotten in NG + because i killeda abyss watchers already so i could get sirris's questline over and done if so D*CK MOVE FROM SOFT

                                                                                                          • One thing I noticed, is after a quick run through Cathedral, I hadn't went to Rosaria. After completing the Soul of Cinder, I came back, and the grub was there (I had killed her invading)

                                                                                                            But, Rosaria's bonfire couldn't be activated. After killing the grub, it could be.

                                                                                                            • Invaded me just now in the Road of Sacrifice with Crystall Sage being dead. Didnt happen to me previously and I thought you cant be invaded with are boos dead. Do I miss something?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Dose respecing your stats count for the summon or is the only way to get her summon is to offer up a tongue and not change appearance/stats.

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