Lord of Pessimism


The Crestfallen Warrior is a Character in Dark Souls.  He is the first NPC you will meet at Firelink Shrine. He has grown weary of the world and fears his hollowing is inevitable. When engaging in conversation with him, he will reveal useful information about the world and your objectives.

  • Be careful if you engage him in combat. At earlier levels it can be very difficult to escape him, especially if your bonfire is set to Firelink.
  • If you're starting a new game he can be an easy 1000 souls if you hit him until he attacks then run to the bridge under the entrance to the Undead Burg and jump behind the armored Hollow. You'll be safe and he will die rolling off the cliff.
  • His discussions with you become increasingly negative. He is so afraid of dying outside the shrine that he remains there, paralyzed with fear, until his eventual hollowing.
  • Once hollowed he moves to the bridge entrance to New Londo Ruins, right below firelink shrine, where he will attack you on sight.



  • No items
  • 1,000 souls (3,000 in v.1.5, NG+)


Character Info


    • 28 Nov 2016 19:51  

      Actually he is sick of king seeker frampt, so he moves down to new londo and turns hollow there.
      When you return to firelink shrine after ringing both bells he complains about the smell and says he'll be leaving soon.

      • Easy kill, but feel bad for doing it24 Sep 2016 14:57  

        if you just smack him two times and then run down to where the fire keeper is, you can block his attacks (mind stamina) and then kick him over the edge, may prove more of a hassle at first but after you get his pathfinding down you can pretty much just watch him walk off, feel bad though he was an alright guy, i started calling him pervis

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