Yoel of Londor

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? ??? Undead Settlement Hollow's Ashes

Yoel of Londor is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Yoel of Londor Information

You must obtain this NPC before you kill the Abyss Watchers or else you will find him dead and therefore unable to bring him back to Firelink Shrine. On the same subject, he will also die in the Firelink Shrine after you kill the Abyss Watchers. To start his questline, select "Draw Out True Strength" from his dialogue a total of 5 times before you kill the Abyss Watchers and when he dies, Yuria of Londor will take his place.

In the rare case that all stats are maxed out and you are fully levelled, you cannot "Draw Out True Strength", therefore you cannot procceed with his questline, making it impossible to get Yuria to spawn.

  • Gives the "Beckon" Gesture.
  • Offers services as a Merchant, see Items Sold below.
  • He will be dead if not recruited before opening the door to the Catacombs of Carthus after defeating the Abyss Watchers (has not been tested, but to be safe dont fight the Abyss Watchers before recruting him.)
  • Once you have defeated the Abyss Watchers and reach the hanging bridge in the Catacombs of Carthus, he will appear dead at Hanging Bridge. You can explore the catacombs without triggering his death, just don't approach and do not cross the hanging bridge.
  • However, Yuria only appears if you have used Yoel´s service five times to receive "ample strength", as he puts it. Be sure to get all five Dark Sigil from him before you enter the area otherwise Yuria will not spawn.
  • Do NOT cleanse your Dark Sigil if you intend to complete these characters' storyline. Yuria will refuse to speak with you, and then will vanish from Firelink.
  • Appears dead after receiving all five Dark Sigils and resetting zone.
  • If you kill him after drawing out true strength 5 times, Yuria will still appear and her questline will continue as normal, except that Yoel's corpse will not be next to her.



  • You can find Yoel of Londor at Undead Settlement, where he will offer you his service. He is located just below the Foot of the High Wall bonfire). After accepting, he will relocate to Firelink Shrine and operate as a merchant. To find him in Firelink approach Blacksmith Andre, and go left, and make a left down the far hallway.


Hollowing and Levels

After Yoel moves to Firelink Shrine, select "Draw Out True Strength" from his menu options to perform this. After you use this 5 times, he will die and Yuria of Londor will appear. The opportunity to receive these free levels is tied to your Hollowing stat, which increases each time you die by an amount equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have. The first level is available with no requirements, the second at 2 hollowing, the third at 6 hollowing, the fourth at 12 hollowing, and the fifth at 15 hollowing.

As amount of hollowing per death is equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have, you only need to die twice between each next level, except for the last where you only need to die once. You will need all 5 Dark Sigils from him to achieve the Usurpation of Fire ending.

Warning: Will die prematurely if removing/healing Dark Sigils prior to receiving all 5 sigils and furthering the Yoel/Yuria questline ending the possibility of completing that questine for that NG.



  • Hollow's Ashes (spawns at Untended Graves, see below) - but ONLY when he dies before the player draws out true strength five times. This can happen in three ways: 
    • By giving the Fire Keeper Soul to the Firelink Shrine Fire Keeper and curing the curse.
    • By defeating the Abyss Watchers without 5 Dark Sigils in your inventory.
    • By killing Yoel without 5 Dark Sigils in your inventory.
  • Yoel does not "drop" his ashes where he dies like other NPCs. Instead, if he dies / is killed in one of the ways listed above, a corpse bearing Hollow's Ashes will spawn in Untended Graves. It can be found occupying what would be Yoel's spot in the dark Firelink Shrine.


Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls Requirement
Soul Arrow 1 1000  
Heavy Soul Arrow 1 2000  
Soul Greatsword 1 5000  Draw out true strength at least once.
Magic Weapon 1 4500  
Magic Shield 1 4500  



First encounter


/Despair filled cry/ Please, grant me death, Undo my shackles."
"Ohh… Ohh, then it’s true… A Champion of Ash, as I live and breathe. To be in your presence is a great honour. I am Yoel of Londor, a pilgrim as you can see, only…Somehow, I've failed to die as was ordained. Well, perhaps my calling lies elsewhere. Say, Champion of Ash, how does the idea of taking me into your service strike you? I was once a sorcerer. Surely I can be of use."

 Accept/Decline his services


(Declining) "Ahh, mm, yes, of course. An accursed pilgrim has no place in your honourable service. But if a lost soul should encounter a legend such as you, could that be anything but a movement of fate? I will remain in this spot. Praying solemnly that you might have a change of heart." (Remains on the spot)

(Talk) "Ahh, Champion of Ash. Have you had a change of heart? I beg of you, take me into your service."

(Accepting) "Ohh. I am honoured, truly. I should be dead, yet you have granted me purpose anew. I Yoel of Londor, do solemnly swear myself to you." (Teleports/fades out)

Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)


Oh, our Champion of Ash, welcome home. This pilgrim, with a debt in death, hardly deserves to behold this divine flame. And I never would have, had you not taken me into your service. I thank you dearly for this... And assure you of my leal service."

(Talk) "As I have said, I was once a sorcerer. Alas, the magic of Londor is a far cry from the wonders of Vinheim. But I can teach you what I know. Perhaps more importantly... I believe that I can help tease out your true strength. We pilgrims of Londor are keenly aware. That those branded by the Darksign possess something quite special..."

(Draw Out True Strength) "Then, shall we begin? Bearer of the Darksign, let your true strength shine..."

(Talk) "Oh, our Champion of Ash, welcome back. I would do anything for my master, just say the word."

(Leaving) "Be safe, Champion of Ash"

(5 sigils) "Ahh, you have attained ample strength. All will soon be clear, my good Lord..."

(Leaving) "Be safe, our Lord..."

 Killing him


(Undead Settlement) "What's come over you!"  "Killing Undead for sport, accursed champion?"

(Before 5 Dark Sigils) "What do you intend?"  "Lady Yuria..."

(After 5 Dark Sigils) "Ahh, I thank you kindly... Our kindest Lord..."


  • Voice actors, character inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.


Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yuria of Londor


    • Anonymous

      17 Jun 2019 10:58  

      Confirmed safe to kill Abyss Watchers but Yoel will die if you ENTER Catacombs (white text appearing Catacombs of Carthus). So level up as much as you can and 'draw out true strength' before pressing on.

      • Anonymous

        12 Apr 2019 03:53  

        I feel betrayed by Yoel, he died on me before I even went to the hanging bridge. The time i got closest to that Bridge was by getting the Knightslayer Tsorig invade.

        • Anonymous

          28 Feb 2019 08:58  

          This is wrong man. Yoel died after I used all 5 dark strengths. I had only opened the gate to the abyss watchers but hadn't even left farron keep. So he CAN and WILL die before the catacombs....also, obvs, before the abyss watcher fight as well.

          • Anonymous

            23 Feb 2019 17:04  

            I really wish this wiki would be structured like the BB one, and spoilers wouldn't be literally in the first couple of sentences...

            • Anonymous

              21 Nov 2018 00:50  

              Ugh, why does being Hollow turn the bleeding effects that putrid brown color? Moreover, why is the discoloration permanent, even after curing yourself, and apply to everything, including non-Hollows? Sure, it's just a minor aesthetic detail, but everything looking like they're blowing their nose on you when you hit them is annoying.

              • Anonymous

                21 Oct 2018 02:50  

                I decided to do the other half of the storyline since my faith build may end up becoming tainted by the darkness on my ng+. Goal is complete souls by ng++. Yoel ily but you made me ugly... And you won't even help me find the untrue dark ring. :( You just die happily knowing I look like someone put me in an industrial toaster. I forgive you though. ❤️

                • Anonymous

                  09 Oct 2018 08:06  

                  Merely killing the Abyss Watchers doesn't trigger Yoel's premature death. There's comments below stating this (downvoted out of ignorance), and I saw this confirmed for myself during one of LobosJr's streams. It's triggered either from opening the path to the Catacombs or crossing the rigidity bridge before Wolnir.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jul 2018 20:54  

                    Hahahahaha. I already messed up with him. I got him AFTER killing the Abys Watchers and because I haven't died yet, he's stuck still alive and selling his useless spells.

                    Time to start a new game...

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Jul 2018 09:01  

                      I'm ok with most of this quest...


                      It makes me feel bad for every time I kill her

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Jul 2018 22:11  

                        Man, I really don't want those extra levels. I'm at 120 for PvP and I need to do this questline in my next cycle for some items I'm still missing but the requirement is gaining 5 levels. Bleh.

                        • 17 May 2018 23:36  

                          I am confirming this "He will be dead if not recruited before opening the door to the Catacombs of Carthus after defeating the Abyss Watchers (has not been tested, but to be safe dont fight the Abyss Watchers before recruting him.)"

                          • Anonymous

                            13 May 2018 03:35  

                            SOOOO.....got five dark sigils, had reloaded the area, yoel died....you know the norm......but yuria did NOT spawn.....reloaded the area as soon as i got the 5th level....before the final death,i got orbek....could that be the reason

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Apr 2018 15:04  

                              Can anyone drove me a few dark hands I forgot to talk to yoel before abyss watchers my steam name is psychic1337 thx

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Mar 2018 12:31  

                                Maybe a bug, but I had the Abyss Watchers' "Ashes of a Lord" sitting on their throne and Yoel was still alive until i finished drawing out my strength and re-entered the shrine.

                                • Anonymous

                                  13 Mar 2018 16:28  

                                  I think the serpent-men are the "first" version of the pilgrims. They have the same body structure, the only difference is that Pilgrims clothes have a complete hood and are dark.
                                  Maybe the first prayer of dragons tried to became dragons, and they failed upon their greed.
                                  Some of them turn their back to the dragons, in want of answers, and finnaly followed Londor. They found another way to ascend, with that thing they have on their back, and that was certainly found by clerics.
                                  Maybe those firts clerics were from the way of white, and as Carim ascended and finnally destroyed the way of white, they took this little gift on the way.
                                  Londor is somehow related to Carim: Their miracles (because they only use miracles) where once those of Velka, and Friede (who's one of the 3 sisters of Londor) give you the Chillbite ring, and those kind of rings come from Carim.
                                  After taking the way to become angels, the Pilgrims tried to ascend through Hollowing, and many of them failed, and tried to rebirth thanks to Rosaria. Those who rebirthed too much finnaly became man gru, and this is why you find one in the Lothric Castle near the cage with the Divine pillar of light.
                                  Maybe they understood it was a failure, and forecast Rosaria in the cleansing chappel, and all her followers did the same.
                                  But some succeed before that, and became the angels that made the faith in them true in Lothric.
                                  The biltrim butterfly are just the rotten version of those angels, maybe far after their "true" body died, and just wandered where they were.
                                  Also, remember that there were Serpent-men after Oceiros bonfire!
                                  They all are here, in the Lothric castle, the man gru, the serpent men, the pilgrims and the angels.
                                  Also, Londor was found thanks to Kaath, a primmordial serpent., and you can find his statue in Lothric castle, just before the grand archives. Maybe the "primmordial" is not because they were here at start of the world, but maybe because they are the first of their kind: The first serpents?
                                  They mostly looks like followers in dark souls 1, Fraampt followed Gwyn, but maybe Kaath followed his counter part, Velka?
                                  Velka is related to Occult, which is the "god slayer" power of Dark soul 1, and also the dark related infusion.
                                  Velka was considered as a heretic, and Londor is also considered as heretics. They both fought for men, Velka guiding you with her crows and cleaning your sins that the Blades of the darkmoon were hunting, and Londor try to make the men ascend to the throne.
                                  And the more we go, the less influence the darkmoon blades have!
                                  Look at what the covenant became compared to dark souls 1: No sin to hunt, no warriors to follow. Her "captain" is lost in a tower with no way to go in.
                                  And finnaly, the way of blue is replacing it: Maybe they are the human counter part of the Darkmoon blades? Not hunting sin, but mostly, protecting peoples from invasions?
                                  An other point upon Velka being related to Londor, is that Londor's sisters were know as great swordmen, and the Velka's rapier from dark souls 1 says "A symbolic, powerful thrusting sword used by the pardoner serving Velka, Goddess of sin. It is no mere symbol to be sure; the pardoner is an inhuman swordsman, and wields this enchanted blade with special sword technique."
                                  They both were known as incredible swordmen.

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