Blacksmith Vamos

Blacksmith Vamos - Dark Souls Remastered

Blacksmith Vamos is a Character in Dark Souls. He is found in The Catacombs, working as a blacksmith and serving player with various upgrades and ammunition. Despite the somewhat violent introduction and the suspicious appearance, Vamos will not harm you unless attacked first.



  • He can ascend fire weapons to +5 by default.
  • Giving him the Large Flame Ember will enable him to ascend fire weapons to +10.
  • Giving him the Chaos Flame Ember will allow him to ascend +5 fire weapons to chaos weapons.
  • See the Upgrades page for more information regarding weapon upgrades.



  • This Blacksmith is accessed through The Catacombs. After the first bonfire, continue along the level until you come to a spiral staircase that breaks off. Carefully walk (NOT roll) off of the bottom of the stairs, staying against the outer wall - there is a platform directly below. From there, you should see another platform (with a lootable corpse) ahead and below; then you can safely drop to the bottom. Step into the hole there and you'll be greeted by a cut-scene of Vamos approaching you and smashing out a wall, suggesting it would be best if you left else you might cause him to lose his focus. (The cutscene will save your character from an otherwise lethal fall should he or she be lucky enough to fall directly into the hole from higher up, but this is beyond risky.) Vamos will remain here unless killed. Be careful not to accidentally lead any of the wheel skeletons just outside into his nook - they'll kill him pretty fast, due to their attack style.




Icon Use Price


Homeward Bone
Titanite Shard
Upgrades weapon to +5 800


Weapon Smithbox
Grants the Player the ability to upgrade weapons at the Bonfire 2000(?)
Armor Smithbox
Grants the Player the ability to upgrade armor at the Bonfire 2000(?)


Standard Arrow
Large Arrow
Higher Damage/Less Range 50
Wooden Arrow
Standard Bolt
Heavy Bolt
Wooden Bolt


Fire Upgrades Standard weapons +5 ascend to Fire Reinforcement. 200
Large Fire Upgrades Requires Large Flame Ember: Fire weapons +5 ascend to +10. 200
Chaos Upgrades Requires Chaos Flame Ember: Fire weapons +5 ascend to Chaos Reinforcement. 200



Vamos can be tough to kill at low levels, but at higher levels he shouldn't put up much of a fight. He's fairly slow with mostly close quarter attacks, and his only weapon is a Pickaxe. Although he is a large special character, he can still be parried and backstabbed. His smithy is a bit cramped for fighting, so it can be beneficial to clear out the wheel skeleton pit first, and then fight him there.
Sometimes most of his attacks will not hit at all when in range, apart from the spinning attack (bug?).

His attacks are as follows:

  • Pickaxe swing.
  • Overhead chop.
  • Jumping ranged chop.
  • Spinning double attack.



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    • Anonymous

      26 Oct 2020 23:22  

      Are there any prerequisites for the cutscene to trigger? I'm playing DSR and can even hear the guy hammering away through the wall, but the wall's still there, and he shows no interest in smashing it open for me.

      • Anonymous

        22 Sep 2020 20:10  

        even after giving him the chaos flame ember he still mentions wanting the flame from the witch in izalith. remastered version on xbone.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jan 2020 04:55  

          I'm low level... and attacked him accidentally. I have the bonfire saved and I can't access it anymore since he's aggro. I'm stuck now since the bridge I NEED turned is NOT turned.

          • Anonymous

            25 Dec 2019 00:22  

            I may have done something wrong, but I tried "Carefully walk (NOT roll)" and fell to my death. I found running (still NOT rolling) worked better. Should this be updated or is it just me making a mistake?

            • Anonymous

              26 Aug 2018 09:56  

              so the boney tentacles on his face were his beard? HIS BEARD HAS BONES?! or his bones are hairy..? hmmmmm

              • Anonymous

                24 Aug 2018 17:45  

                Anyone else get the feeling that the elusive blacksmith deity is in fact Vamos? He seems to be trying to keep a low profile, and the Royal helm seem's to relate to Anor Londo. And the blacksmith deity would likely know how to use the chaos ember, as he was alive when the primeval lords were in power. The only other connection I can make is his stature, but he's not far from the tomb of giants, so that's not really solid evidence. Any other ideas?

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jul 2018 16:03  

                  Y̶̧̛͠O̡̕U̵̴'̸̢L̴̷L̸̛ ̨̛͜S͏̴̧͟P̸̸͟O̸̡͠I̢̨̛͝L҉̛ ̡͢͠M̷̡͞Ý̴̶̡͞ ̧̧̡̕F̵̸̨͢O͏̷̶̢́C͏̢͠U̢͠S҉̵̷҉

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Jun 2018 03:45  

                    Whoever wrote this wants you to die you should definitely roll off the staircase or you’ll miss the platform.

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Oct 2017 01:04  

                      ... is there any way to get to him without jumping around? It sounds like there’s a pit of wheel skeletons that can kill vamos, so there has to be another entrance, right?

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