Oswald of Carim

Oswald Of Carim - Dark Souls Remastered

Oswald of Carim is a Character in Dark Souls



Oswald of Carim is a Character in Dark Souls. He is a grim character who deals in sinners and sin. He will appear at the base of the bell-tower, in Undead Parish, after the Gargoyles are defeated and the bell is rung. He also sells Purging Stones, for half the price of what the female Undead Merchant asks, which are used to cure the player's Curse status. He will also teach the "Well! What is it!" gesture, free of charge.




  • Request Absolution costs (500 x current level) total souls. The price paid is for absolution, and not for each sin, so several sins will cost the same as just one.
    • When absolving one's sin, it is possible to undo unintended actions, this applies to breaking some of the covenant pledges and attacking NPCs. Aggravated NPCs will go back to their normal selves, and you can for example rejoin the Forest Hunters. So if a player accidentally hits a key NPC, the act can be reverted for a substantial fee. Note that killed NPCs will stay dead.
    • After committing a sin, the player's name will be added to the Book of the Guilty, which is a hit-list for the Blades of the Darkmoon Covenant. Request Absolution will remove the player's sin, and thus their name from the book, unless the sin is from a player indictment. Sin obtained from player indictments can not be removed through Absolution.
    • Known sins are:
    • Some NPCs can be killed sin-free:
      All hollowed NPCs.

 Abandon Covenant

  • Safely abandons the player's current covenant free of cost and without committing a sin.
    • However, as with abandoning your covenant otherwise, your contributions to the covenant will be halved (confirmed)



Icon Item Use Price
Purging Stone (only 5) Reduces curse build-up and breaks curse 4,000 Souls
Indictment Adds players/invaders to the Book of the Guilty 200 Souls
Book of the Guilty Holds list of sinners (scoreboard) 1,000 Souls
Karmic Justice   40,000 Souls
Velka's Talisman   5,000 Souls
Bloodbite Ring Boosts bleeding resistance 10,000 Souls
Poisonbite Ring Boosts poison resistance 15,000 Souls
Ring of Sacrifice (only 10) Lose nothing upon death, but the ring breaks 5,000 Souls




Character Info




    • Anonymous

      29 Jan 2020 10:26  

      Assuming that i piss oswald off by accidentally killing him, can he calm down in ng+ or it that save permanently fricked?

      • Anonymous

        31 Dec 2019 17:34  

        Me and my bf are first run DS players. He accidentally entered the fog before qwendolyn which turned the fire pit area hostile. We didn't realize that entering the fog would boot us from the group, we were literally in the group for 8 seconds lol. Is there a way to make that firepit (not hostile)? Or are we forced to kill him and lose the pit?

        • Anonymous

          10 Nov 2019 16:57  

          I hit Oswald accidentally when trying to absolve a sin and now he is hostile, can this be undone or am I fricked

          • Anonymous

            09 Jun 2019 08:58  

            He is the only NPC I refuse to kill (hold for Solaire, unless he's gone hollow) he's just too entertaining and useful

            • Anonymous

              14 Oct 2018 19:05  

              Dunno if something went wrong, but I abandoned Darkmoon via Oswald, and it counted as a sin. Perhaps Darkmoon is a specific instance? Can anyone else confirm this happening?

              • Anonymous

                01 Sep 2018 22:42  

                Purging stones are 3000 souls per stone, double checked it just now and the page for purging stones says 3k too

                • Anonymous

                  Saw on YouTube29 Sep 2016 06:15  

                  Not sure what was the reason but on YouTube someone got invaded by Solaire as a red phantom after killing centipede demon , apparently they said it was because they had killed Oswald and couldn't absolve their sins ( sin of killing Oswald or other sins , I'm not sure )

                  • Anonymous

                    Absolution had no effect on hostile Reah's Party after killing Petrus14 Apr 2016 23:30  

                    On a recent playthrough, I killed Petrus as soon as I met him to save my waifu Reah.To my surprise, when her party arrived at Firelink, they were immediately hostile towards me. I fled and went to Oswald he could help me get back into m'lady's good graces. He charged me lots of souls alright, but her party is still hostile to me. I'd be thankful if anyone could confirm this is not a bug but supposed to happen like this.

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