Laurentius of the Great Swamp

Laurentius of the Great Swamp - Dark Souls Remastered

Laurentius of the Great Swamp is a Character in Dark Souls



He is a Pyromancy trainer rescued from The Depths. Was apparently being held captive by an undead chef.

  • He is in a barrel when you find him. It is recommend to roll through the barrels to free him, since this will not cause him to become aggressive.
  • After being rescued Laurentius can be found by taking the first stairway up from Firelink Shrine and turning left, he will be sitting on the ground.
  • If you hadn't chosen Pyromancer at the start, he will give you a Pyromancy Flame and offer to teach you pyromancies. He can also upgrade the flame using souls.
  • Video Location Timestamp 2:19


Laurentius of the Great Swamp's Inventory

Pyromancy Uses Slots Cost
Fire Orb 6 1 8000
Combustion 16 1 500
Iron Flesh 3 1 2000
Flash Sweat 3 1 2000
Fireball 8 1 800


  • Encountered in The Depths shortly after the first butcher mini-boss and guarded by another butcher. Found stuck in a barrel.
  • After talking to him in The Depths, he will return to Firelink Shrine.
  • If you speak to him after meeting the Daughter of Chaos in Quelaag's nest or speaking with the witch in Blighttown or possessing one of the Chaos pyromancy, he will ask you where you found such awesome pyromancy. If you agree to reveal him what you know the next time you come back to Firelink Shrine, he will be gone.
  • After he leaves Firelink Shrine, you may encounter Laurentius in the swamp at Blighttown where he will start attacking you whether you attacked him or not. (Laurentius is likely Hollow during this encounter).


  • 1000 Souls


  • You can also drain him using the Dark Hand for 5 humanity. One at a time with normal dark hand. All 5 in one hit while member of Dark Wraith covenant at +3. Doing so will not make him hostile.

Character Info



    • Anonymous

      28 Apr 2020 02:09  

      Having never really explored his quest line at all, what would happen if you don't reveal what you know - does he stay at Firelink Shrine or go down to Blighttown anyway?

      • 08 Apr 2020 10:28  

        I'm curious cause I've never done it, but what if you do tell him that you find his pyromancy "unsavory" or whatever? Does he just end the conversation or will he refuse to train you from then on?

        • Anonymous

          05 Apr 2020 11:26  

          I wonder why he goes hollow at all, really. In the wikidot wiki it states that an undead normally goes hollow when they no longer have a purpose or mission of some sort, which is why your character never fully hollows. It also uses this to explain why andre has been around for so lingx saying hes clung to his craft as a smith. But this guy went hollow from searching for something, and trying to increase his prowess with pyromancies, why would that cause him to go hollow? Logan also goes hollow, presumably also from searching for power. Why? Andre has done a simillar thing in requesting embers from the player, yet he doesnt go hollow. Perhaps its obsession that caused them to go hollow, but wouldnt it be safe to say andre is obsessed with smithing and getting more embers...? Doesnt add up to me.

          • Anonymous

            07 Feb 2020 04:33  

            "If you agree to reveal him what you know the next time you come back to Firelink Shrine, he will be gone." That includes quitting the game and loading it with the player character in Firelink Shrine.

            • Anonymous

              13 Oct 2019 04:34  

              I skipped the butchers completely because they were too difficult for me lmfao, i went straight to the sewers and missed the pyro flame

              • Anonymous

                20 May 2019 22:33  

                Okay, so i freed Laurentius from his barrel, didint actually speak to him and kept going along my way until i got to Anor Londo. Decided i wanted some pyromancy, so i go to firelink shrine and hes not there, went back to where i first found him in the barrel and hes not there either. Any idea where hes at now? I never spoke to him to send him to firelink shrine nor did i have the conversation about pyromancy with him to send him to blighttown and i cant seem to find anything online about it. Just wondering were my fire-boy is at.

                • Anonymous

                  20 May 2019 05:36  

                  I though if i hadn't gone to Blighttown i could have answered "Yes" to his question, which he asked me about the pyromancy flame that i got in the first playthrough. Unfortunately he still left.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Oct 2018 14:48  

                    When I told him about the chaos pyromancy, I thought it would be all well and good, but I was genuinely sad when he left. There was just something amazing about him, and I don't think I have the heart to go and kill him

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Oct 2018 17:07  

                      if you talk to him enough he'll explain the pyromancy flame, but will apologize if you start as a pyromancer because "you already know this"

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Feb 2018 05:30  

                        Crestfallen - pretentious @sshole
                        Petrus - faithless sack of sh!t
                        Griggs - d!ckless wanker

                        After Lautrec leaves Firelink Shrine the only half-decent NPC there is Laurentius. I thought I'd be doing him a favour by telling him of Quelana. This game is woeful asf.

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