Big Hat Logan

Big Hat Logan - Concept Art

Big Hat Logan is a Character in Dark Souls.

Once a royal member of Dragon School, he is now a scholar of the soul arts. He turned Undead over a hundred years ago, and has been roaming Lordran, searching for more wisdom ever since. He is first encountered in Sen's Fortress, trapped inside a hanging cage in a blocked off area, and will teach relatively advanced magic after being rescued. He had a traveling companion in Griggs of Vinheim, but became separated from his company upon entering Lordran. Griggs mentions that Logan did this "For his safety...".


1. Found inside a cage in Sen's Fortress

  1. To reach him you will have to rotate the "boulder machine," so that the boulder crushes a wall behind a sleeping Man-Serpent. Alternatively, the guard's attack is capable of destroying the wall if the player attacks him and positions him in a way that he will strike it.
  2. You can use the Cage Key or the Master Key to open the cage. The Cage Key is found at the top of the castle. Jump across the broken walkway that leads to a lone tower, then descend the stairs. Kill the Man-Serpent and pick up the key.
  3. It is not necessary to have freed Griggs of Vinheim.

2. Back at the Firelink Shrine

  1. Logan will teach you various advanced magic spells, but only if your intelligence stat is 15 or higher.

3. Big jail cell in The Duke's Archives

  1. After encountering Seath the Scaleless in his room, you will wake up next to the 2nd bonfire of the Archives, trapped inside a cell. Kill the Man-Serpent through the bars to grab the key to your cell off of his corpse. From the bonfire, turn right out of the cell and head all the way down the spiral stairs to find Logan in a large cage at the bottom guarded by a group of Pisacas.
  2. The Archive Tower Giant Cell Key which opens his prison can be found in a chest in the room with the collapsible staircase on the bottom level of the main building (the room before the crystal golem garden that leads to Crystal Cave).
  3. Either after you have rescued him from his cell or after you have defeated Seath the Scaleless, you can find him behind the shortcut bookcase that you opened to gain access to the crystal golem garden. Pass through it and he is on a small alcove in the left of the library.
  4. At this point he will sell you crystal variants of the original spells along with the originals. You can also talk to him for hints on how to defeat Seath the Scaleless. Note that you MUST buy all of his spells or he will not become insane.
  5. After you buy all of his spells and defeat Seath the Scaleless, Logan will not recognize you and tell you not to bother him, which leads to triggering his final appearance.
  6. Talk to him several times, and you'll notice that he's clearly gone mad. Now rezone / reload again (may take two reloads) and he'll have left that spot.

4. Final: Original room from Seath the Scaleless.

  1. ‍His final appearance is in the original room where you first encountered Seath. Logan has gone insane and starts attacking you with his spells. Killing him will reward you with his drops.
  2. After you kill him, go back to the room where he sold you his spells. You will find a chest in his place with Logan's Catalyst, as well as the remainder of the Big Hat's Set.

Note: You will need to reload the game before each of these events if you have not done so since defeating Seath the Scaleless.


Sells   Uses  Slots  Cost 
Soul Arrow 10 30 1 1,000
Magic Weapon 10 5 1 3,000
Magic Shield 10 5 1 3,000
Great Soul Arrow 14 20 1 6,000
Heavy Soul Arrow 12 12 1 2,000
Great Heavy Soul Arrow 16 8 1 8,000
Homing Soulmass 18 10 1 20,000
Soul Spear 36 4 1 40,000
Crystal Soul Spear 44 4 1 50,000
Crystal Magic Weapon 25 3 1 20,000
Homing Crystal Soulmass 24 10 1 30,000
White Dragon Breath 50 20 1 Drop


Character Info

Regular Logan:

Insane Logan:

    • Anonymous

      06 Jun 2020 02:36  

      If don't buy all his spells at once and keep talking with him, you can realize he's slowly getting insane. Really interesting feature although depressing

      • Anonymous

        22 Apr 2020 08:31  

        the spells are sold by the apprentice at the shrine ..NOT LOGAN. logan disappears after rescuing him from the cell in duke's archives. you have to buy the spells from his apprentice.

        • Anonymous

          20 Apr 2020 02:57  

          Can you complete his quset line without dying to seath the scaleless cuz i killed seath and then i saved big hat logan from sen fortress

          • Anonymous

            09 Mar 2020 02:57  

            Went up to fight him prepared for a difficult fight my crystal soulmass immediately killed him and now I feel bad... Sorry buddy

            • Anonymous

              23 Feb 2020 03:00  

              Helpppp I killed Seth and then i saved him from the cage in sens fortress qnd alredy opened the cell because he wasnt there and i cant find him anywhere

              • Anonymous

                29 Jan 2020 00:31  

                Fucn dumb. Wish I had read the NOTE before I did all these because now I don’t see him but his chest was there...thanks NG+ here we go.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Dec 2019 02:54  

                  i was wondering: i want to complete AotA before i face Seat the Scaleless, so i tought on an strategy tracking the crystal golem with the broken pendant, leaving the Duke's Files right away and making my way to Oolacile... at the moment Big Hat Logan is in Firelink Shrine still... if i take the actions described above, he will be still in Firelink Shrine after y finish the DLC?... i just cleared Anor Londo and also already put the Lordvessel in place

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Oct 2019 06:15  

                    You must let him out of his cell, reload, meet him at the side room next to the room with the stairs that go down and to the yard before the crystal cave, buy everything before you kill seath. After you kill seath light fire but don't sit, homebone to the last fire (mine was the one closest to Logan that hangs over the yard. Go directly to Logan, he will say all sorts of crazy things he doesn't know you. Leave, I went to seaths room and grabbed the big magic ember and the hero soul. Then I went and warped to firelink because he wouldn't leave where he was sitting and so I messed around a minute and got the trophy for magic weapon, warped back went back to downstairs room, he was not sitting there anymore, went up to seaths room he was standing naked in his hat. Had all silence and fog gear merc'd him before he could get a spell off, he dropped dragon breath, his hat, and tin crystallization catalyst, but not his underwear. I still don't have his outfit just his hat. Will reset and see if it pops up in seath's room. Did this in the last 30 minutes no issues whatsoever. I did all his previous steps obviously or he wouldn't have been locked up to start with. -tearlach2

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Aug 2019 10:37  

                      I purchased all his spells he went mad and when I went to seaths boss arena he was not there and the chest apeard in his place.Wtf happened?

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Aug 2019 23:22  

                        interesting insight: you do NOT need 15 int to buy stuff from him in Dukes, only in Firelink does he have an INT check. Though i might infrom anyone trying to 100% or smth on a low int char.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Feb 2019 02:19  

                          Dudes, ive done every single part twice until the last part where he goes insane in seath's, i have the remastered ps4 edition, he Just wont appear there, i dont know what else to do.

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