Griggs of Vinheim

Griggs Of Vinheim - Dark Souls Remastered

Griggs of Vinheim is a Character in Dark Souls. He sells various items such as weapons and rings to players.



Griggs is found in the Lower Level of the Undead Burg, locked in a room that is opened by the Residence Key, which can be purchased from the Undead Merchant. The Master Key cannot open this door. To access Griggs, turn right at the bottom of the second set of stairs with the big fire at the bottom. Turn into the alley with the torch-wielding Undead at the end. Griggs is in the second room on the left. After you speak with him, carefully destroy the barrels (don't hit Griggs! roll instead of attacking) for the Sorcerer Set and a Sorcerer's Catalyst.

  • After you free Griggs, he appears in the Firelink Shrine, to the right of the archway that is straight ahead from the bottom of the stairs leading down from the Undead Burg. He sells various spells and items.
  • After you have bought all his spells and items, and Big Hat Logan has left for The Duke's Archives, Griggs goes to look for his master. He can be found in Sen's Fortress, hollowed, next to the Black Sorcerer Set and Hush sorcery. He will attack, so be nice and end his misery.

Speculation: According to his clothing and equipment, Griggs may be a spy that the Vinheim Dragon School sent to observe Big Hat Logan.

Griggs of Vinheim's Inventory

Sells icon_intelligence.png  Uses  Slots  Cost 
Soul Arrow 10 30 1 1,000
Heavy Soul Arrow 12 12 1 2,000
Great Soul Arrow 14 20 1 6,000
Great Heavy Soul Arrow 16 8 1 8,000
Fall Control 15 10 1 1,500
Magic Weapon 10 5 1 3,000
Aural Decoy 10 20 1 1,000
Magic Shield 10 5 1 3,000
Soul Spear* 36 4 1 40,000
Homing Soulmass* 18 10 1 20,000
Sorcerer's Catalyst 10 - - 500
Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring - - - 20,000
Lingering Dragoncrest Ring - - - 20,000

* Logan must leave before Griggs offers these last two spells. If you can buy from Griggs then these will become available.



  • You must have an intelligence of at least 10 before you can buy from him.  
  • With Dark Hand's R2 move you can steal 3 humanity before he dies.

Character Info


    • Anonymous

      25 May 2020 00:25  

      Him being a spy makes sense as when you kill him right next to logan in firelink logan does not attack you

      • Anonymous

        20 May 2020 19:31  

        Where is he? arch what? stairs where and leading to undead burg? It is impossible to follow so messy instructions

        • Anonymous

          11 Feb 2020 10:56  

          Griggs being a spy makes more sense when you think about the body that you find inside the room with him that is wearing “his” outfit and may have been the real Griggs.

          • Anonymous

            06 Feb 2020 04:06  

            I didn't get any dialogue about the undead/catacombs quest. What's up with that? Allegedly he's supposed to tell me about the mission for free while the fat blonde guy wants me to pay souls for such information.

            • Anonymous

              17 Jul 2019 03:21  

              I messed up and forgot to save Griggs until after I went through the Duke's Archives and put insane Logan out of his misery. And I bought all of Griggs' stuff after that, so the only thing he's got left is the Sorcerer's Catalyst. I went over to Sen's Fortress, and his drop was there, but even collecting that didn't make him disappear from Firelink. He's still there offering me Sorcerer's Catalysts. Restarting doesn't make him disappear. Have I missed something?

              • Anonymous

                26 Jun 2019 20:57  

                Do you need a minimum intelligence stat to buy his spells? He's already in Firelink Shrine, but doesn't sells anything to me. (I have 9 INT and i'm in the NG+)

                • Anonymous

                  15 Jan 2019 23:23  

                  I have tried multiple times to buy all of his spells and items, at different points in multiple playthroughs, and he never leaves the Firelink Shrine. He always says his line about how he has nothing left to teach and that he will continue his search for Big Hat Logan but never actually leaves...anyone got any suggestions/has anyone experienced this too? I am playing the Remastered version.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Nov 2018 11:15  

                    I didn't even find hin in my first playthrough and I'm sure I ran around, opening every door I could find. Besides, you can hear him yelling when you walk past his door. So is there any circumstance where he doesn't show up, because I'm too later?

                    • Anonymous

                      25 May 2018 22:20  

                      I fucking killed Griggs before I knew you could have your sins forgiven. Anyone willing to trade a bellowing ring? I have Bioshock Infinite that's been sitting in my gift box for years now =)
                      SteamID is Pharaoh or

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Aug 2017 00:52  

                        So I went back into the lower Undead Burg with the hounds and assassins to try my luck at the assassins set. Keep in mind I'm at the end game just tying up loose ends and finishing armor sets. I've already killed a Hollow Griggs... but apparently he has a twin that stands exactly where he was, but he is stalwart and silent.

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Jun 2017 19:24  

                          I accidentally scraped him with the tip of my sword when destroying nearby barrel for sorcerer's set. *****er started throwing soul arrows at me right away.

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