Undead Merchant

Undead Merchant

The Undead Merchant (male) is an NPC in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. He sells basic weapons and equipment. Please see Undead Merchant (female) for the other NPC.



Where to find the Undead Merchant

  • Located in the Undead Burg, near the first bonfire of the area, guarded by two spear soldiers and accessible after breaking some boxes that are hiding a set of stairs going down. He has a variety of items for sale as well as some important keys.
  • He keeps telling you that you will go insane eventually, when you attack him he says "You've gone mad, have you?"
  • Defeating him grants you a Key, Humanity, Orange Guidance Soapstone and Uchigatana, but it is ill-advised as his resources are useful.
  • He wields the Uchigatana once you engage him.
  • Video Location Timestamp 3:23






Undead Merchant's Inventory

Icon Name Use Price
Repair Powder   500
Throwing Knife   10
Firebomb   50
Lloyd's Talisman   500
Orange Guidance Soapstone Allows Players to write, rate and monitor messages for online play 100
Residence Key Unlocks doors in Undead Burg 1,000
Repairbox Grants the Player the ability to repair items at Bonfire 3,000
Bottomless Box Item management at Bonfire 1,000
Dagger   300
Shortsword   600
Scimitar   600
Rapier   600
Hand Axe   450
Club   150
Reinforced Club   350
Spear   600
Short Bow   1,000
East-West Shield   400
Small Leather Shield   600
Buckler   800
Leather Shield   800
Heater Shield   1,000
Standard Arrow   10
Large Arrow   50
Wooden Arrow   3
Standard Bolt   30
Chain Helm Light Armor 500
Chain Armor Light Armor 800
Leather Gauntlets   500
Chain Leggings Light Armor 500




  • He sometimes mentions a "little Yulia". Yulia seems to be an imaginary pet sitting in the pot next to him, as he keeps stroking the air. He also mentions that Yulia loves him and she would bite your head off if you came close to her. When fighting him, he calls Yulia to his aid (nothing happens though) and his last words when dying are "Why me... Little... Yulia..."
  • It is interesting to note that "Little Yulia" might be the Uchigatana he wields, and that it technically might be in the pot, just that it's not visible.




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    • Anonymous

      19 Feb 2021 19:09  

      how do i get him to not be mad at me i hit him by accidentally when i was trying to buy repair powder and arrows :(

      • Anonymous

        30 Jan 2021 01:32  

        it's so cool how they made an exclusive katana moveset to this old hollow merchant that you would never try to attack before you see that he drops the uchigatana

        • Anonymous

          28 Jan 2021 18:09  

          I definitely believe Yulia is the pot itself because he’s petting the edges of it if you look closely rather than inside it. It would actually be quite fitting if this is true because the undead are a rather loony bunch and Andre’s line “as you’ve noticed, this land is flush with the mad and wicked” could easily be referencing the NPCS as mad and the enemies as wicked.

          • Anonymous

            15 Dec 2020 13:17  

            Bruh... did the first merchant sell good stuff ? Because when i was Trying to interact with him , i accidentally hit him and he attacked me so i killed him because i thought he was going to respawn

            • Anonymous

              31 Aug 2020 21:36  

              something weird i just found, when i first see him, he has the burning red eyes that hollows do, but after i spend enough souls (~1600 souls, i bought the residence key and a scimitar) he gives a seemingly sincere thanks and loses the red eyes and instead he just has black eyes like the player (or no eyes for that matter.)

              Maybe giving him just enough souls pushes him further from hollowing.

              • Anonymous

                14 Aug 2020 01:05  

                I noticed something: unlike his female colleague, the undead merchant doesn't have bright red eyes, just like the player. However, almost all of the hostile hollows in the game have glowing eyes. Even so, the female merchant still has her humanity and is not hostile towards the player. I already know the difference between Undead and Hollow, but I would like to know if there is any meaning or if it was simply overlooked.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Mar 2020 22:48  

                  Considering that most of the stuff he sells is also sold by Marvelous Chester and Saint Elizabeth in the DLC, it might be worth murdering him for his Uchigatana...

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2020 01:46  

                    when you walk away without buying stuff, he sometimes says... "Hmph. What a waste of time. Go and fall off a cliff." ... something tells me the English translators knew that was a common way to die, and had a bit of fun putting it in as a throw-away joke...

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Dec 2018 20:54  

                      Funny story, I looked through his items when I found him and didn't buy anything. He told me to go fall off a cliff, so then I murdered him.

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Jul 2018 12:39  

                        I attacked him by accident while i was trying to equip some stuff or to figure out how somethings work. He's cool , but i'm still asking myself what are his things for ...
                        PS : I'm new to dark souls and honestly , it's fun so far ... except when i lost about 10k souls and 9 humanities >_> ...

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Jul 2018 10:21  

                          hi im new and i hit one time the undead merchant and i dont know what to do i need some things to buy,how can forgive me

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jun 2018 21:25  

                            Tbh the only reasons to kill him are for his sword (scrub lord Katana) and to get the Residence Key without having to spend the money. Tbh I recommend buying the Bottomless Box and then kill him if you are going for a Dex build. Most of what he sells is fairly useless in a normal run, and even then a lot of it is commonly dropped or easily obtained. Besides, put the crazy man out of his misery. He refers to a whole lotta nothing as "Little Yulia".

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Jun 2018 05:41  

                              If you don't want the sin of killing him but want his Uchigatana, you can lure the axe-wielding ambushing undead to the merchant and hide behind the merchant as the undead swings. The merchant won't fight back, and visiting Oswald confirms that you do not get the sin for this.

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