Lordvessel bestowed upon the chosen Undead who is destined to succeed Lord Gwyn.
The chosen Undead is granted the art of warping between bonfires.
To open the final door, place this vessel on the Firelink Altar, and fill it with powerful souls.

Lordvessel is a Key Bonfire Item in Dark Souls.


How to obtain Lordvessel

  • This item can be obtained from Anor Londo.
  • It will be granted after the boss battle with Ornstein and Smough.
  • After the battle, take the rotating elevator up to the next level. Find the bonfire right outside and a giant bronze door will accompany it. Here you will speak with Princess Gwynevere. She will give you the Lordvessel, or will drop it if attacked.

How to Use Lordvessel

  • The Lordvessel will allow the player to warp between bonfires, just by possessing it.
    • Most bonfires can be warped from, but only a few can be warped to. The warp locations must also be rested at to be made available.
  • The Lordvessel must be placed in Firelink Altar, to gain access to the areas sealed by the Great Lord.
    • To place the Lordvessel, speak to one of the Primordial Serpents; Kingseeker Frampt or Darkstalker Kaathe.
    • The Lordvessel can also be placed by jumping into the hole in Firelink Shrine, after you obtain it, but at the expense of betraying both of the Serpents.
  • After placing the Lordvessel, it must be filled with the souls of: Seath the Scaleless, Four Kings, Gravelord Nito and The Bed of Chaos, to gain access to the final area; the Kiln of the First Flame.
  • After placing the Lordvessel, the altar in Firelink Altar will also double as a bonfire, and will be kindled by offering Lord Souls. When fully kindled it offers 20 Estus Flask.

Warp Locations

The Lordvessel can only teleport you to these bonfires:

*Artorias of The Abyss DLC only

Remastered additional bonfire:

Catacombs (Blacksmith Vamos)


  • This item is not needed to join the Darkwraith covenant. It only requires the Key to the Seal held by Ingward, who drop it when killed. However, if you place the Lordvessel before speaking to Darkstalker Kaathe you will betray the Darkwraiths and not be able to join them again during that playthrough.
  • Being "warped" to the Firelink Altar by Frampt is not considered as a betrayal by Kaathe, you can use a homeward bone to safely leave this area.


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    • Anonymous

      this game should allow people teleport to all bornfires doesnt make sense when youre trying to play with your friends

      • The fact that you can't warp to the bonfire at the bottom of Blighttown, and none of the ones in Izalith, is utterly insane. Wish there was a mod that let you warp to all of them.

        • Anonymous

          Lol, I've seen people say that if you kill gwynevere befoire getting the lordvessel it will be lootable from the empty chest in Darkmoon Tomb past Gwyndolin. I tested it out by killing gwynevere with a bow before entering her room and the lordvessel dropped as soon as the cutscene ended.

          • Anonymous

            -Chamber of the Princess (Anor Londo)
            -Anor Londo
            -Darkmoon Tomb (Anor Londo)

            However, Anor Londo is not an available option in game, only darkmoon tomb and Chamber of the Princess are valid options in A.Londo

            • Anonymous

              Oh I gotta worry about carry capacity but my character had this giant thing stashed up his anus this whole time... No wonder I couldn't light role in full havels

              • Anonymous

                I accidentally consumed gravelord nito's souls instead of kindling it at the lord vessel. Will this block me from making further progress (like entering the kiln of the first flame)??

                • Anonymous

                  Worth noting that on the Remaster, you can now warp to the Catacombs bonfire that's in the same room as the blacksmith.

                  • Anonymous

                    I’ll never understand the locations they added in the patches. Let’s leave out all of izalith (it connects to other areas but takes ages to reach even after warping to quelaag’s domain and using the quickest shortcut) but Andre who takes 60 seconds to reach from firelink will be added and that awesome elevator from firelink to parish can be forgotten lol? I believe adding warps to all areas after Anor Londo and keeping the parish and depths non warpable would of been a better call. Imagine keeping the connectivity of the first half relevant while allowing fast travel to all the dead end locations, brilliant.

                    • Anonymous

                      fun limiting the warble bonfires especially when I need to go to izalith after leaving I love walking from quelaggs domain all the way to the shortcut fun fromsoft fun

                      • Anonymous

                        why can't I warp to certain bonfires its just annoying even if its so you can explore the world I already did that to find the bonfire let me warp to it

                        • Anonymous

                          Can I really warp to tomb of the giants? Cause I’m stuck with Nito and feel like upgrading my weapons but I have no stone shards, and wouldn’t like to travel all they way from the catacombs

                          • Anonymous

                            Ive rested at the crystal cave bonfire and even kindled it. Afterward i warped back to firelink shrine. However i still dont see the option to warp back to the crystal cave. Am i doing something wrong? Im playing the unpatched offline version of this game btw.

                            • Anonymous

                              Here is what I've encountered on NG+. I do the solo offline walkthrough as usual, mind my business and all, until both bells are rung. Frampt doesn't show up. The hole is open but he is not there. Well, whatever. So I do Darkroot, Sen's, Arno, The New Londo, The Abyss (Kaathe doesn't show here either) and go Tomb of the Giants. Ok, time to fix the yellow barriers, but.. the ***g snake is STILL not there. So I jump down the hole myself and immediately get the Kaathe-side ending cutscene. Game over man. Whaat?! (I still have pre-jump save and can continue journey to all the places not closed off by the yellow barriers, but after that?) I think my game is broken at this point. Anyone had something like that before?

                              • Anonymous

                                Where's the one in Crystal Cave? I beat the boss there and I did light the bonfire there but it doesn't appear as warpable bonfire.

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