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 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 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.



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    • Anonymous

      27 May 2021 04:12  

      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

        24 May 2021 21:19  

        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

          18 Apr 2021 01:18  

          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

            22 Mar 2021 14:27  

            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

              02 Mar 2021 11:07  

              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.

              • 11 Feb 2021 16:53  

                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

                  01 Feb 2021 20:35  

                  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

                    27 Jan 2021 09:22  

                    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

                      24 Jan 2021 23:42  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Jan 2021 03:26  

                        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

                          05 Jan 2021 01:08  

                          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

                            09 Nov 2020 01:31  

                            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

                              27 Sep 2020 13:10  

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

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Sep 2020 08:08  

                                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

                                  24 Aug 2020 04:00  

                                  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

                                    22 Aug 2020 20:06  

                                    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

                                      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

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