Anastacia of Astora

Anastacia Of Astora - Dark Souls Remastered

Anastacia of Astora is a Character in Dark Souls.



Anastacia of Astora, also known as the Ash Maiden, is the fire keeper of Firelink Shrine.

  • She will upgrade your Estus Flask if you bring her a Fire Keeper Soul.
  • She is unable to talk until you bring her back to life, after she is killed by Lautrec.


Death and Resurrection

After you ring both Bells of Awakening, or pick up the two Fire Keeper Souls located in the Undead Parish and Blighttown, Anastascia will be killed by Knight Lautrec. This means you will not be able to use Firelink's bonfire or upgrade the estus flask there until this quest is resolved.

  • Search Anastacia's cell and you should find a Black Eye Orb, this will be important later.
  • Once you've reached Anor Londo and the bosses Ornstein and Smough you should notice the Orb vibrating, this is a clue to Lautrec's location. Use the Orb to invade Lautrec, you can do this after killing the bosses as well.
  • When you defeat Lautrec you will get Anastacia's soul back, proceed to firelink shrine, interact with her cell and she will be revived.
  • After she is revived, she will also kindle the Firelink bonfire to 20 when you offer the first Lord Soul to the Lordvessel in Firelink Altar.


  • You can still upgrade the estus flask at the Ancient Spider Queen or the Fire Keeper in Anor Londo, after Anastacia dies.
  • The two generic Fire Keeper Souls treasures, that makes Lautrec act, are located in undead parish and blighttown. The Fire Keeper Soul from Queelags Sister or New Londo will not contribute to Lautrecs actions. 
  • Once Lautrec is killed, do not make the mistake of using her soul to augment your estus flask. That is Anastacia's soul, and must be returned to the cage in Firelink Shrine to revive her.
  • On the other hand, the only reward for reviving her is that the Firelink Shrine bonfire is reactivated. If you're willing to lose the Firelink Shrine bonfire permanently, you can use her Fire Keeper Soul for your own purposes.
  • If you kill Knight Lautrec before he kills Anastacia, you will no longer be able to retrieve his or Anastacia's armor sets for that playthrough.



Cannot be killed by the player. Only Lautrec of Carim can kill her. 


    • Anonymous

      14 May 2020 02:55  

      I wish this game was more clear sometimes. I know they wanted to make this unforgiving and stuff, but sometimes it's just annoying more like lol. Like they just wanted to troll people XD. "Hey, let's make Anastacias soul have the exact same name as normal Firekeeper soul and give no warning when you are about to use it. Let's see how many idiots will fall for it! Because F you, welcome to Dark Souls." XD

      • Anonymous

        14 Jan 2020 02:48  

        Don't see it on here anywhere, so I'll say it. If you let Lautrec kill Anastacia, then contribute at least one soul to the lordvessel and talk to her again, she will thank you for agreeing to link the fire, and fully kindle the Fireling Shrine bonfire for free.

        • Anonymous

          03 Aug 2019 05:15  

          Why is Quelaag's sister referred to as "Ancient Spider Queen"? She's never been called a queen or even been explicitly known for being ancient

          • Anonymous

            13 Jul 2019 21:40  

            I'm surprised I'm the first person to mention this, but they should add to the notes Anastasia's similarities to "The Woman in the room"/ "The Anchoress" in grail legends.. most famously Parzival's Cousin Sigûne the Lamenting Maiden. The major difference being her lack of a dead sweetheart.. But her dead knight is apparently In the cutscene... possibly the player.

            • Anonymous

              05 May 2017 22:57  

              Hey everyone! I made the same mistake as a lot ds 1 beginner, used her soul accidentally to upgrade my flask. :c
              But i found the way to revive her!
              HERE IS THE SOLUTION!
              - Launch Dark Souls
              - Launch Cheat Engine
              - Start the game
              - Go to your inventory --> Consumables (THE FIRST LIST WITH THE ESTUS FLASK ICON!!! ITS IMPORTANT! If u try this with weapon or armor, this method won't work)
              - Choose an item from the list you want to modify(i used a copper coin)
              - Go to cheat engine, select dark souls.exe(or DATA.exe was for me), check the Hex box
              - Input the memory value of the item you want to modify(the HEX ID of copper coin: 0000017D, HEX ID list linked below)
              - Drop the item
              - Look for the value FFFFFFFF
              - Add it to adress list
              - Pick up the item
              - Double click the value on adress list
              - Change it to 00000186 (this is the HEX ID of Anastacia's soul)
              - DONE You have the right fire keeper soul, now go to Firelink shrine to Anastacia's cage and revive her ^^

              If it was helpful for you , press a like button to help the others find this comment.

              If something was unclear, here is a video about item swapping with cheat engine:
              And here is a list about the items with HEX IDs:

              • Anonymous

                17 Nov 2016 07:54  

                Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've noticed Anastacia, the Anor Londo firekeeper, and Shanalotte are the only firekeepers in the entire Dark Souls series so far that aren't blind.

                • Anonymous

                  Dead Anastacia18 Mar 2016 23:38  

                  If you consume the Anastacia's soul (as I did, not knowing the consequence) does it alter the story somehow? Or anything?

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