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.



  • 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.



  • 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

      15 Sep 2021 07:11  

      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

        12 Aug 2021 00:04  

        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

          27 Jul 2021 20:14  

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

          • Anonymous

            19 Jul 2021 01:30  

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

            • Anonymous

              17 Jul 2021 17:01  

              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

                17 Apr 2021 20:43  

                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

                  08 Apr 2021 14:07  

                  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.

                  • 06 Apr 2021 17:26  

                    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

                      06 Apr 2021 12:18  

                      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

                        02 Apr 2021 01:39  

                        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

                          08 Mar 2021 21:55  

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

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Feb 2021 08:08  

                            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

                              14 Feb 2021 16:52  

                              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

                                11 Feb 2021 10:17  

                                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

                                  05 Aug 2020 22:46  

                                  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

                                    24 Jul 2020 03:10  

                                    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.

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