Vagrants are an Enemy in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Enemies are hostile creatures that respawn when players rest at a Bonfire or upon death. Special enemies that do not respawn are classified as Bosses, Mini Bosses or Invaders.


Vagrants Description

Vagrants are monsters which spawn in response to bloodstains being lost or items being dropped and abandoned. When a player dies and leaves a bloodstain with considerable humanity (5 or more) and fails to collect it before dying again, or the player leaves certain items and reloads the area without picking them up, there's a chance these will travel to another player's world and become a Vagrant. Vagrants appear in two different forms (named "Good" and "Evil").

The "Good" form of vagrant looks like an egg with crab legs and will flee and vanish upon being discovered, whereas the "Evil" form has a claw and a ranged attack and attacks the player on sight. The ranged attack will cause very high damage, and can knock through shields very easily. Good Vagrants can drop items useful to the player if killed before they escape, and Evil Vagrants will drop valuable Humanity or Twin Humanity.

If a Vagrant is not killed by a player, it will be sent out again to another player's world. This will continue until the Vagrant is finally slain. If the Vagrant is sent out enough times, it will eventually upgrade into a more powerful black phantom version that drops more valuable loot when killed.

Good Vagrants have an initial phase known as Drift Items, which are item bags that appear exactly where the original item was left except the item within is significantly downgraded and often nearly useless. Possible Drift Items include things like a Lloyd's Talisman, Rubbish, Prism Stone, or Titanite Shard. The Drift Item will continue to be sent out to other worlds if it isn't picked up, and after a while will eventually become a Good Vagrant. As a Good Vagrant, the item inside is more valuable and becomes even more so if it can manage to survive and travel to other worlds until it becomes a black phantom Good Vagrant.



  • All vagrant types only drop 100 souls in regular NG. Overkill bonus nets 120 souls.

Evil Vagrant (White)

Evil Vagrant (Red)

Good Vagrant (White)

Good Vagrant (Red)



Vagrant Locations

Vagrants spawn at specific locations within the zone where their generator died. Below lists the possible spawns.

Inside the room with many barrels where you will find Laurentius of the Great Swamp
Behind the iron bars where the Basilisk run through
Narrow corridor before checkpoint fog gate
Two levels higher from the Gaping Dragon, on the Terrace
Undead Burg and Undead Parish
After entering Firelink Shrine, inside one of the buildings
Wooden roof that has three Firebomb Hollows
Just before first fog gate
Corridor that leads from the Undead Parish to the blacksmith and the bonfire
Just after the first fog gate
On top of tower before you fight Taurus Demon (with two Armored Hollows)
Before Capra Demon, in one of the Assassin's rooms
Terrace near the sunlight altar
In the Parish, near the Heavy Knight
Painted World of Ariamis
North-East building, jump down from a platform with a bow-wielding enemy
In the courtyard near the well
Leave the north-east building, jump down before the tower to the right, again jump down to the right
Sewer, in the corner of the hall
Darkroot Garden and Basin
On the slope near a corpse treasure
Near the cliff edge where the Frog Rays ambush you
Bridge past Alvina
Near the waterfall
Opposite the cliff populated by Ents
Before Sif
The Catacombs
Near where you first find Patches
Near Blacksmith Vamos
In the pit with the crystal lizards
In Pinwheels' room
Behind the Titanite Demon
Tomb of the Giants
On the cliff near the start of area
Before Nito in the Pinwheel's Servants area
Pit that Patches knocks you into
Jump down from the area with the Silver Covetous Serpent ring
The Great Hollow and Ash Lake
Inside the large tree
Near the driftwood in Ash Lake
In the mushroom area just before Ash Lake
Just before the Ancient Dragon


After jumping down from a group of Infested Barbarians
Opposite the area that you first land when you reach the swamp
Before the highest sewer entrance
Opposite the area of the drainpipe in the swamp that houses a bonfire
Demon Ruins and Lost lzalith
Near the Large Flame Ember
Near the hidden elevator to Quelaag's Domain
In the lava of Lost lzalith that houses the Bounding Demons (Large dinosaur-looking enemies)
Bottom of a ledge of lava where it begins to cool
Just Before the Demon Firesage Fog Gate
Before the Fog Gate leading to the Centipede Demon
Corridor of the Prowling Demon in Lost lzalith
Sen's Fortress
On the roof that you reach using the secret ladder where the Giant is
The second boulder slope, near where the Serpent Mage is
Bottom of the tower with the Crestfallen Merchant
Near the bottom where the Prowling Demons are
Second rolling slope in the hidden room with iron balls
Behind the Elite Undead Guard in the ramparts
Anor Londo
Left when you leave the spiral elevator
Turn right at the main palace gate, go through the gate, it's on the left buttress
Room with Silver Knight
Building which leads to the Painted World of Ariamis. Near the stone statue where you get by jumping down from the joist
On the walkway with the Silver Knight Archer
Just before the first broken window (the building which leads to the Painted World of Ariamis)
New Londo Ruins
After the first landing bridge, in the small room of the annex
In the small room of the annex, on the side of the ghost house
After the first Fog Wall of the lower area after draining
In the shadow of the stairs in the first shallow area
On the roof of the ghost house
Just before the Fog Gate leading to the Abyss, spawn's at the same place as Witch Beatrice
Near the second jarred body holding two transient curses
The Duke's Archives and Crystal Cave
In the shadow of the central stairs in the first main room
On a transparent platform in the Crystal Cave
On a bookshelf in the main room of Duke's Archives
On a transparent platform in the Crystal Cave
Northern Undead Asylum
Just before the Rusted Iron Ring
On the high platform you jump down to the Asylum Demon
Kiln of the First Flame
In the wasteland by the Black Knights
On the narrow walkways
Royal Wood
On the edge of the cliff where the Crystal Lizard is located, near where the Soul of the Proud Knight is located behind the elevator


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    • Anonymous

      19 Mar 2021 14:47  

      I’m on my first play through on Switch maybe 30 hours in and at Anor Londo. I’ve seen two black ones here on rampart by the archer. I also found a white one in Firelink maybe 2 hours in. Lol. I thought they were a fairly common occurrence but after reading comments here I see that they are not. Now if I could just manage to kill one...

      • Anonymous

        19 Mar 2021 01:39  

        One of these scared the **** out of me, killing me from behind with magic. What a thing, never saw another again.

        • Anonymous

          06 Mar 2021 14:33  

          "Room with silver knight" is a great description for a place in anor londo i now know exactly the co-ordinates

          • Anonymous

            17 Feb 2021 23:25  

            This is arguably the best online mechanic in the entire game. The pvp may be a glitchfest but damn this one is cool af

            • Anonymous

              03 Feb 2021 03:16  

              I've put in around 180 hours into DS1, and I have never ever seen one of these. I do however leave my trash around in hidden spots to try and get em' to pop up in other people's worlds though.

              • Anonymous

                10 Jan 2021 21:08  

                People from the Remastered version on PC: in every NG I will use 5 humanities and die in the Tomb of the Giants (next to the first bonfire and Patches). Let's see if anyone is able to see a Evil Vagrant.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jan 2021 02:03  

                  Do Vagrants ever just vanish (like a crystal lizard) instead of attacking you? Very confused as to what red(ish) thing I saw between the bridge to Andre and the Undead Parish...

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Jan 2021 06:03  

                    This damn dude decided to spawn between the Anor Londo archers TWICE before going away, been playing a long long time, i was so scared and surprised and i even got it on tape. obviously i fell to my death the first time, and got one shotted by the damn vagrant the 2nd.
                    10/10 would recommend

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Jan 2021 11:23  

                      Ive been playing dark souls 1, remastered, 2, SotFS, and dark souls 3, on both the PC, and the Xbox since they came out, and today was the first time i ever saw one of those egg crab looking things..... and this is the remastered version on the Nintendo Switch im playing on............. scared me half to death.. I have seen the truth.

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Dec 2020 20:10  

                        Found one on the invisible bridge to the blue titanite slab in the crystal cave was no match for a crystal soul spear and crystallization catalyst

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Dec 2020 00:57  

                          first one as i came back to claim my souls on an invisible crystal in crystal cave, it killed me real fast lmao. Thing was just sitting on an invisible crystal :(

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Nov 2020 19:40  

                            Saw one this morning by the caster on a ledge before the descent to Manus' arena. Freaked out at it with my Zwei and proceeded to get hit off the ledge by the caster lmao

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Nov 2020 10:58  

                              In my recent playthrough I got a drift item prism stone and later, in the pinwheel room before nito I saw a white vagrant disappear.
                              That was the first time I encountered either of these. Crazy cool mechanic.

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Nov 2020 06:09  

                                I've been playing dark souls for forever and I had no clue these existed. Great job on making a believable world.

                                • Anonymous

                                  12 Nov 2020 02:25  

                                  Saw one in the bridge between the 2 archers in anor londo, i was too nervous i accidentally pushed the crab out of the bridge. couldnt get the drop

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Sep 2020 19:53  

                                    I literally have never seen one of these until today. I have been a Souls fan for a decade and a half...... Well time to start being a real fan. Q.Q

                                    • Anonymous

                                      10 Sep 2020 22:11  

                                      I met one of these guys in the Chasm of the Abyss. I was super confused as to what it was and thought it was just one of the non-respawning enemies in the game in the vein of crystal lizards and such. I only found out what they were when I was reading the Games for Windows Live section of the PC edition manual that is included on steam. I don't remember if it was hostile or not but it was no match for a +15 Zweihander.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        09 Sep 2020 21:15  

                                        a red vagrant spawned in the corner of the room with the gold serpent ring, so when I charged in to grab the ring and get out in between boulders I ate a homing soulmass to the back and died instantly
                                        10/10 got too greedy

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