Solaire of Astora

Solaire Of Astora - Dark Souls Remastered

Information

Solaire of Astora is a character who appears in Dark Souls. He is an exceptionally skilled warrior who purposefully became Undead so he could visit Lordran in his quest to find a sun of his own. He has become a fan favourite among the Dark Souls community due to his jovial attitude and memorable dialogue. Depending on the player's actions in Lost Izalith, Solaire will either be available for help as a summon against the final boss, or his descent into madness and despair will force the player to kill him.

The player first meets him after defeating the Taurus Demon in Undead Burg; after exiting the tower, before turning left and running across the bridge where the Hellkite Dragon lurks, instead turn right to find him gazing at the sun; he is immediately distinguishable by the painted sun emblem across his chest, his green pauldrons, and his red feather.

Encounters

    • At this point he can be Dark Handed for 6 humanity
    • The player receives the White Sign Soapstone, an important online item which is used to enter another player's world as a friendly white phantom in an effort to help them defeat the area boss.
    • It is possible to speak with Solaire before fighting Taurus Demon if you started with the Master Key.
  • In Anor Londo, after crossing the buttress and getting past the Dragonslayer Silver Knight archers, Solaire can be found sitting in the room on the left, next to the Bonfire.
  • Beside the Sunlight Altar Bonfire in the Undead Parish.
  • After defeating the Centipede Demon, Solaire appears at the nearby Bonfire on the borders of Lost Izalith.
  • On the bridge to Lost Izalith, between the only respawning Titanite Demon and the Chaos Servant door to Demon Ruins
    • Solaire can survive this encounter if the player joins the Daughter of Chaos covenant first, and gives Quelaag's Sister 30 Humanity to open this door from the Demon Ruin's side. After it is open, kill all nine Sunlight Maggots and proceed to defeat the The Bed of Chaos. If he survives this, he can be found in the hallway, depressed, and available for summoning against the final boss. (you may only have to kill the chaos bug that drops the sunlight maggot in order for Solaire to maintain his sanity)
    • It is possible to do so without joining the Chaos Servant Covenant, however. Doing so requires a Pyromancy Flame and the Poison Mist pyromancy, which can be found on a corpse in the Blighttown swamp. White Dragon Breath will work as well. Make your way to the shortcut door, and cast Poison Mist into the center of the door. It works best if you move yourself as close to the door as possible. Cast Poison Mist until you infect a mob on the other side, the target is aligned with the centre of the door. This mob is none other than the red eyed Chaos Bug that will drop the Sunlight Maggot. Once the Chaos Bug dies, you can continue on your way through to the Firesage Demon and the rest of Lost Izalith. If you find Solaire near the bonfire after killing the Centipede Demon, he will again appear near the Lost Izalith side of the shortcut door. If you killed the Sunlight Maggot before reaching this point, he will become summonable just before the Gwyn fight. A video tutorial on how to do this has been provided below. Although the Poison Mist pyromancy is very effective in damaging through walls, it is possible to kill the Sunlight Maggot through other means. (I had success with Dragon Greatsword's two handed R2 special attack).
    • It is also possible to save Solaire by not speaking to him at the Anor Londo bonfire, or at any point before then. Then progress through the game as normal, Solaire will not be at the bonfire after the Centipede demon and will not go insane. Kill the bugs, then return to Solaire and proceed through his quest line. This will not require you to join the Daughter of Chaos covenant, and can be done by any character build.

Summoning points

  • Before entering the white fog leading to the Bell Gargoyle bosses.
  • Above the last staircase leading to the Gaping Dragon boss.
  • In the huge hall before fighting Ornstein and Smough, his summon sign can be found on the stairs to the left.
    • He can be made to follow all the way to the Darkmoon Tomb, but won't enter the Gwyndolin boss fight. He will however still award a Sunlight Medal upon defeating Gwyndolin this way.
  • Just to the left outside the fog wall leading to the Centipede Demon boss.
    (The player has to talk to Solaire at Sunlight Altar before his summoning sign appears.)
  • At the top of the stairs leading down to Gwyn, if he survived Lost Izalith.

 

Surviving Lost Izalith

  • You’ll first encounter Solaire in the Undead Burg. He is in the area at the opposite end of the bridge on which the Hellkite Wyvern is perched. Talk to him at the bridge and accept his offer in order to get a White Sign Soapstone for MP play. After speaking to him in the Undead Burg, you’ll next be able to encounter him in Anor Londo. Once there, talk to him at the Bonfire located in the main building that Gwynevere is located in. You‘ll find him next to the Bonfire on the first floor. This one is optional and won’t break his path through the game, but it does affect whether or not he’ll be available for the Demon Ruins Boss fight. After leaving Anor Londo, go to the Sunlight Altar, and speak with him there. The Sunlight Altar is located to the right of the Bonfire in the Undead Burg near where you first met Solaire. It’s the Bonfire in the small room behind where the Hellkite Dragon was perched. The altar itself is in the area to the right of the Bonfire where the broken statue is located. Go to that area and speak with Solaire.
  • If your Faith stat is at level 25 (as of patch 1.05, before was 50), then he’ll offer to let you join the Covenant: Warrior of Sunlight. Alternatively, if the value of your Faith + (5 x number of times a Client in MP play) > 25, then he’ll offer you the covenant.
  • What happens here is going to depend on how you enter Lost Izalith. If you go straight into Lost Izaltih through the regular route which is right after speaking with Solaire after the Centipede Demon fight, then Solaire will become aggressive and you’ll fight him near the area where the door to the Chaos Bed Boss fight is located. However, if you instead take the shortcut from Demon Ruins into Lost Izalith then you’ll encounter nine Chaos Bugs in the corridor on your way to Lost Izalith. You must kill all nine of them. Do not leave a single one alive, and do not cross into Lost Izalith so that area loads before you have killed all nine of them. If even one is alive and you enter Lost Izalith, then Solaire will find them - so kill them all. If you miss one, then when you come back to the shortcut corridor, you’ll find Solaire with one of the bugs attached to his head, and you must kill him. If you kill all nine of them, then return Lost Izalith before returning to the start of the shortcut area you’ll find Solaire sitting on the ground just outside the door that you opened with the Daughter of Chaos’s Covenant. He’ll be depressed, but by talking to him here, you will trigger his final Summon Sign at the end of the game just before the final Boss fight. To find it, as soon as you get off the narrow bridge and arrive at the final spiral staircase, look left to see his Summon Sign.
  • You’ll find the shortcut to Lost Izalith in Demon Ruins  just outside the room where you fought the Demon Firesage boss. As you face that room, look to the right, and you’ll see a hole in the wall. Use the tree roots to reach the ground floor and then go to the end of the long hall where you’ll find a locked door. The way to unlock that door is to join the Covenant of the Daughter of Chaos, and then level that Covenant to +2 status. That will require 30 Humanity to raise the covenant that high. After you raise the Covenant to +2, then you can touch the locked door and it will open. Now proceed forward and kill the nine Chaos Bugs ahead.
  • It is possible to do so without joining the Chaos Servant Covenant, however. Doing so requires a Pyromancy Flame and the Poison Mist pyromancy, which can be found on a corpse in the Blighttown  swamp. Make your way to the shortcut door, and cast Poison Mist into the center of the door. It works best if you move yourself as close to the door as possible. Cast Poison Mist until you infect a mob on the other side. This mob is none other than the red eyed Chaos Bug that will drop the Sunlight Maggot. Once the Chaos Bug dies, you can continue on your way through to the Firesage Demon and the rest of Lost Izalith.(for those who are afraid of sitting at a bonfire, don't worry the Sunlight Maggot doesn't re-spawn) If you find Solaire near the bonfire after killing the Centipede Demon, he will again appear near the Lost Izalith side of the shortcut door. If you killed the Sunlight Maggot before reaching this point, he will become summonable just before the Gwyn fight. A video tutorial on how to do this has been provided below.
  • It is also possible to save Solaire by not speaking to him at the Anor Londo bonfire, or at any point before then. Then progress through the game as normal, Solaire will not be at the bonfire after the Centipede demon and will not go insane. Kill the bugs, then return to Solaire and proceed through his quest line. This will not require you to join the Daughter of Chaos covenant, and can be done by any character.
  • An additional way to save Solaire is, after killing the Centipede Demon, hit Solaire to make him hostile (Don't kill him) and proceed through Lost Izalith normally. NPCs who want to kill you will stay at the spot you hit them and will NOT progress in their storyline. You can proceed through this area and reach the Sunlight Maggot without opening the shortcut. Solaire will not be there. Then you can simply kill the required Chaos-Bug and request absolution from Oswald of Carim. Solaire will not go insane, and his story can proceed normally.

Quotes

  • "I am Solaire of Astora, an adherent to the Lord of Sunlight.
  • Now that I am Undead, I have come to this great land, the birthplace of Lord Gwyn, to seek my very own sun!"
    • —Solaire of Astora, upon first meeting the chosen Undead.
  • "The way I see it, our fates appear to be intertwined.
  • In a land brimming with Hollows, could that really be mere chance?
  • So, what do you say? Why not help one another on this lonely journey?"
    • —Solaire of Astora, introducing the chosen Undead to summoning.
  • "We are amidst strange beings, in a strange land.
  • The flow of time itself is convoluted; with heroes centuries old phasing in and out.
  • The very fabric wavers, and relations shift and obscure.
  • There's no telling how much longer your world and mine will remain in contact.
  • But, use this, to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in jolly co-operation!"
    • —Solaire of Astora, explaining Lordran to the chosen Undead, and giving him the White Sign Soapstone.
  • "Of course, we are not the only ones engaged in this.
  • But I am a warrior of the sun! Spot my summon signature easily by its brilliant aura.
  • If you miss it, you must be blind!"
    • —Solaire of Astora, explaining the mechanics of online summoning and his gold summon sign to the chosen Undead.
  • "Oh, hello there. I will stay behind, to gaze at the sun.
  • The sun is a wondrous body. Like a magnificent father!
  • If only I could be so grossly incandescent!"
    • —Solaire of Astora, reflecting on the sun while staring at it in the Undead Burg.
  • "Hmm! Ah, oh… hello there. Forgive me, I was just pondering… about my poor fortune. I did not find my own sun, not in Anor Londo, nor
  • in Twilight Blighttown. Where else might my sun be? Lost Izalith, or the Tomb of the Gravelord… ? But I cannot give up. I became Undead
  • to pursue this! But when I peer at the Sun up above, it occurs to me…What if I am seen as a laughing stock, as a blind fool without reason?
  • Well, I suppose they wouldn't be far off! Hah hah hah!"
    • —Solaire of Astora, reflecting on his search at the Sunlight Altar.

Trivia

  • Killing Solaire will not affect the player's position with the Warrior of Sunlight covenant.
  • All of Solaire's dialogue can be listened to.
  • Unlike other Undead characters, Solaire is not a Hollow when he attacks the player in Lost Izalith; his apparent insanity seems to be either induced by the Sunlight Maggot or by his desperation to find his goal resulting in him wearing it.

Drops

Character Info

At Undead Burg/Parish:

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      i miss you sunbro hope in a distant future you make you way to the lands of limegrave till then Long may the sun shine on you Knight of Astora

      • Anonymous

        I killed the chaos bug with poison mist through the door. Then Solaire was still there, hostile, even though I could see the sunlight maggot item behind him where the chaos bug used to be.

        • Anonymous

          Solaire……solaire….SOLE AIR. Okay miyazakis foot fetish has gone to far (not that thats a bad thing)

          • Anonymous

            Seems like I always end up screwing up his quest some way or another, but if you do manage to get to summon him for Gwyn, he completely trivializes the fight.

            • Anonymous

              Went through all the trouble of opening the shortcut via DoC covenant just to kill him in the end anyway. Don’t need help parrying Gwyn, sorry Sunbro.

              • Anonymous

                this is the single best NPC in all of gaming. it's such a shame I accidentally hit him in Anor Lando I should have been more careful but now he's dead at least it wasn't me who killed him but rather the silver knight... I have never been sadder over a death of a digital character. to all of the new players: he's the one single best friend in the entire game, do not kill him he's only done good and is the brightest beam of light you'll see in Lordran

                • Anonymous

                  I don't think I've missed this written anywhere, but I've basically completed NG+ (only Gwyn to go) but I still need to meet Solaire at the alter of sunlight before being able to summons him for the fight. I believe I have met him everywhere else.
                  I've revisited the AoL and even done so after logging out. Did I do the wrong order? Am I too late? Have I missed my opportunity to have him for the final fight?
                  Thanx.

                  • Anonymous

                    Y'know something? I killed him just before he went insane just because the way i see it being mercy killed is better.

                    • Anonymous

                      I beat the Centipede demon and sat at the bonfire after that before doing the trick with poison mist through the shortcut, and Solaire still lived

                      • Anonymous

                        They so could’ve made this guy a hidden final boss. Hear me out! What if you rescue him in Lost Izalith so he’s available as a summon for the Gwyn fight, BUT they’d programmed him to have slim chance of survival… so having defeated Gwyn with Solaire still alive he encourages you to link the fire and laughs maniacally when you do, or turns hostile if you try to leave and turns into some divine being as the gods’ last grasp at power and tries to kick your ass.

                        • Anonymous

                          Let's imagine if Patches know Solaire's "greed" about sun. Patches give Solaire a rumors of the Sunlight Maggot to punish Solaire's "greed".
                          I think that what happened

                          • Anonymous

                            i honestly love that solaire is one of the first npcs you meet in dark souls. hes a good reminder that not everything is horrible in this game.

                            • Anonymous

                              I love this community bc almost half the time someone invades my world on ds3 and I'm using solaire's set they often just commit die.

                              • Anonymous

                                Darl souls players will meet one guy that isn't horribly depressed to be alive and then form a cult around him

                                • Anonymous

                                  In ds3 I dress up as solaire, complete with all the miracles he uses so I can give random people nostalgia

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You don't have to talk to him at sunlight altar for him to appear at the centipede demon. I just fought the demon yesterday, haven't been to the altar yet, and his sign was there (PS3 ptd edition)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I can confirm that you do NOT need to kill all the bugs to have solaire live. Just make sure to get the sunlight maggot before solaire ever travels to lost izalith and he will be fine. This was tested in DSR, maybe in the original you had to kill all of them, but I think the more likely answer is that whoever wrote that you had to kill all of them was talking out of their ass.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        You can save him for free in Lost Izalith if you never talk to him in Anor Londo. I figured this out on my most recent run, good to know that I can save some humanity and still save the sunbro. A win win.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you read his item descriptions (armor, shield) youll notice that its just normal armor set but Solaire actually got gud! Thank you...

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Watch Solaire happy ending that was denied by the developers! Look for 'Dark Souls 1 Secret ending Solaire ending' Come praise the SUN!!!!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Why do the most wholesome and nice character have to die rip solaire and my the sun forever shine on your grave

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Upon being killed by the player when he's already mad, Solaire goes "My Sun... it's setting... It's dark, so dark...".
                                                I think That's the saddest moment in any of the videogames I've played.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  A guy has 'remade' Solaire true ending using unused original audios from the game, the video is called 'Solaire Ending - Solaire finds his very own sun ! Dark Souls 1 Secret Ending'

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Awful designed NPC. I wish they never, ever included this clown named Astora in the game. Get rid of him.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Player attacked me while i was leveling up at the bonfire and position himself in front of him so i accidentally hit him... now i had to kill him.
                                                      Idk how to do his quests... god damnit i hate griefers... :P

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Praise the sun Solarie and. My your soul burn as brightly as the sun it’s self and if it fades away I will continue to praise the sun in your name farewell old friend

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I always leave a message at the top of the stairs before the Firesage that says something like "bug ahead" to remind myself (and others) to go kill the maggot before beating the boss.

                                                          If you see it, now you know what it means.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I never talked to Solaire at the Sunlight Altar in Undead Burg, yet he was available to summon for the centipede demon.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Никогда тебя не брошу
                                                              Никогда не подводил тебя
                                                              Я никогда не убегу и не оставлю тебя
                                                              Никогда не заставит тебя плакать
                                                              Никогда не говори прощай

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I had no f***ing clue you could meet Solaire at the Sunlight Altar and I have over 200 hours in this game.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Blessed to have Solaire’s company while I farmed the silver knight straight sword, spear and shield from the first two knights in the castle

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    On all of my playthroughs (except the first) soliare never shows up at the second bonefire in anor Londo even though I finish his dialogue in undead burg.The room feels so empty without him

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Wanna see Solaire finding his very own sun? Look for 'Solaire Ending - Solaire finds his very own sun ! Dark Souls 1 Secret Ending' on youtube and come praise the sun one last time!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I just murdered him and Lautrec at their spots at the Undead Burg in my NG+ run. I didn't get his armor in NG and I don't need their summons anymore so yeah.. Sorry Sunbro

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Saving him is the bad ending to his quest. He has dedicated everything to achieve a fairytale goal and falls into serious depression throughout the journey. If you don’t kill the chaos bug he at least falls under an illusion that he has achieved his goal before being defeated by the player but if you save him he lives on permanently depressed. His dialogue after saving him is complete misery just like his final words after killing him with the bug on his head but at least it’s brief in that scenario. Neither ending is good because it’s Dark Souls but one is still worse than the other.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            So let me get this straight, there are actually people out there who go out of their way and jump through several hoops to save a fictional character in order to AVOID getting some decent items that you can't get anywhere else?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Maybe I'd feel bad if he didn't stand in lava and let the Centipede Denon rip him a new one like a retard every single time.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I wished that if you managed to keep him alive, summon him for the Gwyn fight, and then you choose the Dark Lord ending; it would start a unique cut-scene where he wouldn't let you leave the bonfire and he becomes the the Final Final boss. It makes sense because if you left then he would've just sacrificed himself for the flame, since that was his goal also. It's also great because you would have to kill your best bud, sunbro, Solaire to become the true Dark Lord.
                                                                                P.S. It makes even more sense if you believe that theory where Solaire is the first son of Gwyn.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I met him and and didn't get the white soap, after at the shortcut he did attack me and ive killed him. I didn't get too the white soap. Am i missing something guys, i need help to get the soapstone

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