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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.
  • 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.

 

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

  • 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

      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.

            • Anonymous

              16 Feb 2018 19:34  

              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

                14 Feb 2018 07:37  

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

                • Anonymous

                  21 Dec 2017 12:31  

                  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

                    06 Dec 2017 23:49  

                    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

                      12 Sep 2017 10:31  

                      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

                        11 Jun 2017 23:16  

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

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