Knight Lautrec

Lautrec Of Carim

Knight Lautrec is a Character in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. This NPC plays an interesting role in the Firelink Shrine, leading to its deactivation.

 

Encounters

  • First found in the Undead Parish, locked up in a prison cell. To find him, go up the stairs to the right of the elevator. You'll encounter an Balder Knight, then a room full of Hollows and a Channeler. In the left corner from where you entered, there's another passage with another Balder Knight. At the top of this passage is a broken door. Break the door to reveal the room containing Lautrec. Free him, and he'll give you a Sunlight Medal as a reward once you get back to Firelink Shrine and speak to him.
  • The Mystery Key unlocks the cell, and can be found in the Undead Parish on a corpse. The Master Key can also be used.
  • If you choose not to free him, he will find his own way out after you beat the Bell Gargoyle boss. He will not offer you a Sunlight Medal, nor can he be summoned as a phantom for the boss-fight.
  • Once you have finished the Undead Parish, go back to Firelink Shrine and you’ll find Lautrec sitting on the ground in front of Anastacia’s cave, fire keeper of Firelink Shrine.
  • If Lautrec is still at Firelink after Reah has departed for the Catacombs, and Petrus has returned, he will offer you a 'tip' for your soul level x100 souls. (e.g. SL33=3300 for the tip). The 'tip' is that Reah's companions fled or turned hollow, and she is now alone in the Catacombs. In Lautrecs own devious words, "A nubile cleric would be replete with humanity. *laughter*". After buying this tip, he says he got it from a 'fleeing old man', and that 'all his trinkets and robes won't help him now'.
  • Lautrec will stay in Firelink Shrine until you have either rung both bells, or taken the Fire Keeper Souls from the Undead Parish and Blighttown, whichever occurs first. Once you have done either of the above, he will kill Anastacia and disappear (regardless if he was freed from his cell or not). However, that is not the end. When you return to firelink, check Anastacia’s cave to find her dead body and some items. Amongst the items is a Black Eye Orb which you can use to find Lautrec again, and reclaim Anastacia’s stolen soul.
  • It is possible, perhaps even recommended, to kill him when you first free him. He won't drop his armour, but will drop 5 Humanity, 1000 souls and Ring of Favor and Protection, a very powerful ring that is useful the entire game. He is not too hard to kill; he moves slowly and when he rolls he leaves himself wide open to a backstab. Additionally he has no shield. Watch out for his power attack though, it ignores your shield. An extremely easy way to kill him at Firelink is to approach him where he sits, and kick him. He will be knocked backwards onto the edge but will not immediately turn aggressive. A second kick will propel him off the side to his death. Quit and reload and the 5 humanity and ring will be sitting there.
  • Killing him early will end this sidequest, and you will miss your chance to obtain both his and Anastacia's armor sets.

Summoning

  • Once rescued, Lautrec can be summoned to assist in the Bell Gargoyle fight. His summon sign can be found on a ledge across from the ladder below the fog gate to the Bell Gargoyle. NOTE: In order for his summon sign to appear, you will have to rescue Lautrec, then return to Firelink and accept his reward which is a Sunlight Medal, then return and you will find his summon sign on the ledge. Also don't forget to be in Human form.
  • You can summon Phantom Knight Lautrec in The Depths to help you fight the Gaping Dragon. His summon sign can be found on the opposite side of the pillar where Knight Solaire's summon sign is. (just above the the boss fog gate)

Invading Lautrec with Black Eye Orb:

  • Note: Invading Lautrec is the same as invading another player. You cannot use Estus flasks to heal yourself, so be prepared!
  • After obtaining the Black Eye Orb from Anastacia's body, proceed to Anor Londo. When you reach Anor Londo, make your way through the area to the boss fight with Ornstein and Smough. In the large room just outside the room where that fight takes place, the Black Eye Orb will begin to vibrate. That is your hint on how to find Lautrec. Once you have cleared that room of the enemy so that it is safe, use the Black Eye Orb to invade Lautrec’s realm. When you do, you’ll face Lautrec and two of his comrades in a fierce battle. If you have poisoned arrows you can kill all 3 poisoning them from the point where you appeared, just shoot them and watch their health go down. All you need do is defeat Lautrec himself to win, but killing the other two will grant additional souls. Be careful, as Lautrec's shotel's heavy attacks ignore your shield and must be evaded. Defeating him will grant you 5 Humanity, Ring of Favor and Protection, Anastacia's Fire Keeper Soul, as well as a Souvenir of Reprisal, an item ordinarily only obtained by members of Blade of the Dark Moon.
  • After you have killed Lautrec, you can either return to Firelink Shrine and visit Anastacia’s cave to return her soul, which will bring her back to life and re-enable the Bonfire of Firelink Shrine. Or you can use her Fire Keeper Soul to upgrade your Estus flask at one of the other Firekeepers. Be careful that using the soul to upgrade the flask or other reasons will result in the impossibility to revive the firelink shrine firekeeper and bonfire.
  • After defeating him you can find his corpse, outside the chamber of the princess in Anor Londo, containing his entire suit of armor.
  • Killing him without following the above will only grant you the Ring of Favor And Protection and 5 Humanity, you will not be able to obtain his or Anastacia's armor.
  • His two companions in Anor Londo are one of the three sealers of New Londo and an NPC wearing Soldier Armor (without helmet) and wields a Wooden Shield and Spear. (regular spear)

Drops

Drops when Invaded

Character Info

Notes

  • If you kill Quelaag and ring her bell or collect the two firekeeper souls before killing the Gargoyles, in addition to not be in his jail anymore, he will kill the firekeeper Anastacia without being a friendly NPC located at firelink shrine.

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      He is easily killed with poison arrows if you dont run up and engage. To avoid errors or bugs its best to approach him just as he's about to die. All you have to do is avoid him and allow his dialog.

      • Anonymous

        I went to the depth and went to new londo short cut first before picking the soul or killing quelaag. I went up and met him, he talked about changing his location soon. So I wanted to get his tips on Reah and Petrus, but even after Petrus went back alone I still can't get the tip from Lautrec, he just keeps talking about changing his location.

        • Anonymous

          Died more to this guy than Ornstein and Smough lmao, it was just so hard to keep track of all three of them.

          • Anonymous

            I don't know if anyone had asked this before, but, why did he kill the fire keeper? And please, no retarded answers like "He's an ***hole" or something like that. I just want to know lore for it.

            • Anonymous

              Laurtrec is Based
              Helps you fight gargoyles
              Mercy kills a tortured woman who is aiding evil gods
              He gives you a sunlight metal

              • Anonymous

                Imagine kicking him off the cliff and picking up his ring. He survived the fall, however, climbs up the slope in ragged and battered rags and constantly curses in sheer venom "Thief! Dirty miserable thief! He cheated on us. He stole what was ours. Our preciousss!"

                • Anonymous

                  Got sick of his parry so I found out you can cheese him and his buddies with the hawk ring and the dragonslayer greatbow from the bottom of the stairs in front of O&S without getting in aggro range. I haven’t tried it with any other bow, but I’m sure anything with similar range would be fine.

                  • Anonymous

                    i invaded him, used my power within and kill the 2 dudes with him in one hit, but then when i make the last hit on lautrec in the same time i died from power within, the itens only droped when i respawn in the bonfire. I was never so fuc**ing scared off losing the ring lol

                    • Anonymous

                      bro, i didnt go anywhere near his cell, and i just got the three fire keeper souls. On this wiki i needed to have freed him, or at least had him at firelink shine, but neither of those have happened

                      • Anonymous

                        After I saved him and summoned him for gargoyles he just vanished after I beat them, he didn't kill Anastacia he just left

                        • Anonymous

                          I've actually had him break out without ever meeting the gargoyles let alone beating them, so what's up with that

                          • Anonymous

                            killed him in ng+ through the with wrath of the gods and a greatsword at the first encounter cause i thought it would be funny and now that hes dead the door doesnt have a prompt and i am locked out of the FaP ring

                            • Anonymous

                              i'm buggin out right now cuz i have a +15 Demon's Greataxe and the Hornet Ring and this ****er lived a parry attack. i mean, i AM in NG+3 but still, it really surprised me

                              • Anonymous

                                How far will his summoned phantom follow you? Is it possible to take his phantom from outside the gargoyles fight back to firelink shrine? I just wondered what would happen if you could do this and proceed to attack the real Lautrec... would the phantom join in, attack you or just disappear in a puff of paradox?

                                • Anonymous

                                  He disappears at random from his spot by the firekeeper. Just leave, go to another area or keep reloading Firelink and he should reappear.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i think im bugged beacuse i went to the cell and he wasnt there, so i thought he would be in firelink and he wasnt help

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So I attacked him in his dungeon cause the ring thing looked fun. I used the Zweihander strong attack to constantly knock him, giving me enough time to run away and recover. It also covers his dumb roll and doesn't need much spacing.

                                      • One day I'll spare Lautrec my trusty kicks and actually experience the satisfaction of clapping him in Anor Londo, but it's hard to ignore an easy way to get arguably the best ring in the game within the first half hour.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is entry is untrue. If you do Blighttown (ring bell and/or get fire keeper soul) first he murders the fire keeper—it's not both as mentioned.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I didnt use the black eye orb before the ornstein and smough fight. Csn I use it after to invade lautrec? If so how?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Best laugh in all of souls when you talk to him after he tells you about petrus betraying reah and the clerics.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Holy crap, I swear this guy has a parry bot. Every time I attack, he just ****ing parries even if he's facing the other way. Like, come on. Killed his phantoms and then gave that mf a back massage with my morning star for that bullshit.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Killed spider waifu first and rang the bell and got the fire keeper soul from blight town. I didn’t even free Lautrec yet nor kill the gargoyles or get the fire keeper soul in parish. Yet he still escaped from his cell and killed anastacia. Is this a bug?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Ummm I decided to get all the extra goodies I could before starting the story line and that included getting the Fire Keeper Soul in New Londo and Blighttown. I had a flask +2 before starting Undead Burg. When I got the third Fire Keeper Soul I returned to Firelink once again to upgrade and she was already and when I picked up the belongings there was the Black Eye Orb.

                                                    I was thouroughly confused so I returned to Undead Paris and went up to his cell for the first time and he wasn't there! Door was still closed and all. What in the world!?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I tried to kick him, but i accidentally strike him. He turn angry and then did a backstep to his death lol

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I really wanted to save everyone. I guess I have to kill him either way, though, huh? At least there's a way to help Anastacia.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you don't want to kick him off the cliff, equip a shortbow and wooden arrows. Shoot him in the head once, and he will stand up. Shoot him in the head a second time, and he will fall off the cliff.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Was pretty tough as a faith character in NG+. Ended up just power within dark beading him with the darkmoon catalyst.

                                                            Worked pretty well, did like 1700 damage in one shot. Tranquil walk of peace with wrath of the gods surprisingly wasn't very effect due to the mage.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              To be kicked over the cliff with two well-aimed kicks ... Lautrec was finally able to enjoy an experience previously withheld from the player

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                My update here serves as rebuttal to "Invading Lautrec"....above claims that using multiple poison arrows to kill all 3 bad guys is NOT true, I have discovered you only get 1 shot off using your bow....as each bad guy will immediately split-up and move around making it nearly impossible to fire arrows of any type at them.....they stay on the move continuously...so why imply that they "can easily be killed", no they can't.....your write ups or assessments are not realistic. Quit offering "gamer" a small sense of hope. You must stay on the move running upstairs and staying "way ahead" of bad guys in order to get "any bow shots off". Hope your writer gets another job, his assessment is way off. Myself....I just threw multiple bombs at 2 of these creeps and "wasted them easily".

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Hey, just wanted to let people know I had a (small) find, if you miss the opportunity to "tip" Lautrec for information (if you say "no" when he asks, you can't prompt it again from what I could see), go and talk to Oswald of Carim, he will tell you to talk to Lautrec, then the next time you see Lautrec he should offer the tip again. I did this just today as I was bummed I missed all the lore talk related to that from Lautrec and Petras, and from what I read on the net several people seemed to think if you miss the opportunity, there's no way to get it back

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Ok weird glitch, I've managed to cheese kill him in his cell (jump attack zvihander or whatever it's called) and he dropped his loot, I can see it, problem is is he died out of reach and for some reason it won't let me unlock his cell door after he is dead, I have both master key and mystery key but there isn't even an option, I don't really need the humanity but permanently losing the df&p ring will suck majorly, is there any way to fix this? I've tried reloading with quits and firelink bonfire, nothing works, please help.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I have something very interesting to report. Let me know if anybody else has seen this!

                                                                      I started a new game. I went to blighttown immediately to get the chloranthy ring and the fire keeper soul. I did NOT kill Quelaag. I then went back to firelink, and proceeded as normal through the burg and parish. When I got to Lautrec's cage to free him, he was not there. The cage was closed, and I couldn't open it with the master key. There wasn't even a prompt.

                                                                      I tried to quit/reload to fix it and nothing happened. I then just decided to kill the Gargoyles. When I got back to firelink shrine, Anastasia was dead. She dropped her normal loot. I have never seen this anywhere. If somebody can explain this, do so!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I recently picked up Dark souls, and am currently doing my first run with the master key. And well I learned the hard way that this golden asshole killing the fire keeper, is not triggered by defeating a boss like I original thought.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Can be defeated quite easily. Attack him once and he gets up on the edge of the cliff asking you if you are sure. Kick him and he falls to his death. Reload the game/exit area, go down below and get ring. easiest boss in the game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I love this for some reason fun fact if you talk to him while the cleric team is in the catacomb he will tell you that they have gone hollow and the lady is now alone in the catacombs and if you go talk to the cleric that back from the catacombs he will know that you talk to Lautrec and he will show who he really is by tellings you that ''ma lady'' is defenseless and you can go do whatever you want whit her honestly those 2 are really evil (but I like it)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Free lautrec then kick him off cliff at firelink only way easly avoid what is otherwise a quite hard battle at anor londo

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Can you bring friendly npcs or online friends with you when you invade his world? Or are you not able to summon help when invading a world.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  i freed lautrec them defeated gargoyles and talked to him at firelink. petrus and reah and co went down to the catacombs and petrus came back with his “lost m’lady*****. rescued reah and then talked to petrus and he gave me the “not worth her salt*****. lautrec isn’t at firelink anymore but anastacia is still alive? never seen this happen before and his is ng +23

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    first time playin souls here. i've just freed lautrec and beaten gargoyles, now i'm looking to clear lower burg. he's chillin in the firelink shrine so i have a perfect chance to kick him out now. is it recommended to do this in my first playthrough? the only difference i see is that i wont be able to obtain these two sets but i dont know yet if i will need them. i'm kinda worried about not being able to use bonfire here for a certain amount of time because with a lot of shortcuts to firelink shrine i found it as a great starting point to do things. and fap ring is a very juicy thing to get this early for me (i've already had havoc ring) so instead of looking to get this ring in the mid-end game locations i could get it now. what should i do?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I picked up the 2 fire keeper souls (from new londo ruins and blighttown), killed the moon butterfly and picked up the fire keeper soul that is under the bell gargoyles, because i picked it up or because i killed the moon butteefly before killing him the event got triggered and he killed the fire keeper in fire link : ( , Lautrec you f*cking asshole! Now i have to go to freaking Anor Londo to get the ring...

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I don't know what's the big deal about killing this guy while invading him in Anor Londo. Just grab a Zweihander on both hands and do the R2 attack. Cheesy.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          If you choose to invade him, does he 'drop' the ring of favor or is it 'given' to you? Seems like it'd be given.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            So interestingly, I was doing a new run today and I did something I've never done before. I went through to Taurus demon like normal. Then instead of running across the dragon bridge I ran back to the bonfire because i wanted fresh spell used to kill the black knight and havel. So I kill havel and I'm like, wow I could just run through darkroot basin and skip all that nastiness with the boar and the church, so I do that and come up near sens fortress. I unlock the lift shortcut, go back, kill the sorcerer, and go to free Lautrec from his cell. Hes not there. The cell is empty before I even see him once and before I kill the gargoyles. So I'm like well shoot mabey I missed a trigger? So I go and do all of the boar/church area backward and then come back and hes still missing. So I'm like well I guess I'll just go to fire link to grab 10 estus before I do gargoyles and lo and behold, hes already killed her and disappeared, before I rung either bell. Never saw him once. I wonder if sequencing like this intentionally speeds up his actions or if it was a glitch. Curious to know if this has happened to anyone else. I may start again just to test this and see if It happens a second time.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              You can kill him easily with the dragonslayer greatbow. Unlike with the longbow, he stays where he is after you hit him so you can fire again. Farm some souls, get ammo from the blacksmith in Anor Londo and shoot him about 15 times. Done.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                When Lautrec is invaded, he also uses the Slumbering dragoncrest ring. I don't think this is important, but hey, at least a level of detail.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If you are bad at kicking and want an easy way to kill him early I’d suggest using the zweihander and r2ing him then backing of then rinse and repeat

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    How is this site even usable when ads pop over what you are reading? You cant even move the damn things. I love fextra life but I am done!

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Damn it, I killed him through the bars of his cell and now I can’t open the door despite having both a Master Key and Mystery Key... All his loot is just sitting there barely within reach, but I can’t get it, lmao. Don’t get uppity using the Demon Spear as a wall exploiter, I guess.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        rather curious, if I'm playing a game with item locations randomized, ignoring the bell based cue, does he kill the fire keeper if I loot both places where the souls normally lie...or if I happen to obtain the actual fire keeper souls supposed to be there?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          It saves a lot of time and bother to just kill him after his gift, so you don't have to deal with him and his friends in Anor Londo.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            You do amass some degree of Sin for killing him in human form, enough that it requires 15,000 souls to absolve.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              i freed him before i went to fight the gargoyles and he went to firelink fine but i went to new londo and got the firekeeper soul there (thinking it would make him kill anastacia sooner) but he was still there when i got back and she was still alive but after i returned from lower undead burg he was gone and she still wasnt dead. where did that embraced s.o.b. go?

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