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.



  • 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.


  • 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 shotels 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 when Invaded

Character Info


  • 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.



    • Anonymous

      10 Aug 2020 02:54  

      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

        30 Jul 2020 04:00  

        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 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 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

          29 Jul 2020 11:27  

          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

            29 Jun 2020 09:35  

            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

              28 Jun 2020 08:06  

              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

                08 Jun 2020 13:25  

                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

                  16 Apr 2020 06:02  

                  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

                    15 Apr 2020 00:01  

                    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

                      13 Apr 2020 18:52  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Apr 2020 16:24  

                        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

                          01 Mar 2020 06:56  

                          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

                            09 Feb 2020 04:36  

                            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

                              22 Dec 2019 16:48  

                              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...

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