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.


Story & Lore

  • Earlier designs suggest that the Pilgrims were once akin to Man Serpents Pilgrim Man Serpent, and were named: "Callers of the Eclipse".


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  ♦  Black Hand Kamui  ♦  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

      29 Mar 2020 18:02  

      Someone is offering level up fo free? Immideatly go read wiki to see what's the catch. Oh it will only make you go hollow again...

      • 21 Mar 2020 01:19  

        It seems like Yoel only offers you the option to Draw out True Strength each time you die. I'm up to right before the Abyss Watchers fight and have only been able to do it 3 times in total. Let's see if I can confirm this by jumping repeatedly to my death.

        • Anonymous

          20 Feb 2020 17:06  

          Anyone else find his dialogue at the initial encounter peculiar? "... I've failed to die as was ordained." strikes me as interesting, the use of the word "ordain" in particular. Ordain has two definitions: 1. confer holy orders. 2. order or decree (something) officially. (I got these definitions from Google btw.) It seems that this dialogue uses the second definition, but I provided both in case anyone has a different line of thought. I find it a bit odd that Yoel (as well as all the pilgrims from Londor) was given official orders to travel to Lothric and die. Yuria does mention later that, thanks to us, Yoel's soul is redeemed after we gain 5 dark sigils. What I find interesting is that, if the Ashen One kills Yoel after we gain 5 sigils, he thanks them with his final breath. He ends up dying either way, so I wonder if he died naturally after we gain the sigils, or if Yuria kills him. I'm not sure what to make of it all, but that's why I'm here in the comments section! The pilgrims are very interesting to me, and I'm not sure why. Admittedly, my Souls lore is a bit rusty, so if I am touching upon a topic that has already been covered, let me know.

          • Anonymous

            12 Feb 2020 22:41  

            He doesn't die if you open the Catacombs, I left him alive without unlocking my power and went as far into the Catacombs as collecting the undead bone shard near the entrance. I went back to Firelink and he was still alive and offering his services as before. I think the page should be updated.

            • Anonymous

              20 Jan 2020 04:55  

              I think I just discovered a glitch. I drew out my true strength but did not receive a dark sigil. Pretty much keeping me from completing the quest line.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jan 2020 22:00  

                I'm new to this game and need some clarification. So (correct me if I'm wrong) Hollowing is purely visual and has no effect on gameplay, and therefore if you don't care if your character looks like a mummy this guy gives you 5 free levels with no downsides?

                • Anonymous

                  18 Nov 2019 11:26  

                  Crossing the rope bridge in catacombs is not the trigger for his death without drawing out your strength. I always come around and unlock the gate which leads into the narrow way where Tsorig invades and return to the bonfire before going near the bridge. I believe that lever is the actual trigger and maybe the bridge is a backup trigger if you skip the shortcut

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Sep 2019 04:18  

                    This needs to be updated because i killed the Abyss Watchers and hes still alive with no strength drawn out.

                    • 02 Sep 2019 13:48  

                      He can die much sooner than we thought. I just got him to come to Firelink, teased out the inner strength 5 times, killed myself another 2 times after, then he was dead and Yuria spawned. I've just got to the Undead Settlement, and only just went through the gate with the dogs to the 2nd bonfire in the area.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Aug 2019 05:23  

                        "Please grant me death" Ok, I guess. "Really? Killing undead for fun?" This is my first time playing the game, god damnit. Didn't realise he was an NPC.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Aug 2019 22:39  

                          So uh... I killed this dude because he plead for death i think (The moment i first spoke to him) Have i singlehandedly *****ed up my whole playthrough or can i still save him somehow?

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Jul 2019 11:28  

                            I just killed the abyss watchers and he is still alive I'm jumping to my death in firelink to complete the quest

                            • 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...

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