Dark Souls 3 - The Complete Guide to NPC Questlines

The NPCs in Dark Souls 3 have the most entangling, branching, and downright intriguing storylines in the Souls series to date. One could argue that completing all the NPC quests properly is the most difficult chore in this grueling adventure. But much like the rest of Dark Souls 3, all the self-inflicted pain pays off in the end. That's why we created this complete guide to NPC questlines to help you out.

Looking for NPCs like Greirat, Irina, or Yoel? Check out the Complete Guide to Firelink Shrine.

I'm sure you've guessed it, but there are spoilers ahead. If you haven't finished the game yet, bookmark this page for later and turn back. You could always skim over our Beginner's Guide if you're having trouble getting started.

Hawkwood is likely the first NPC you will meet in Dark Souls 3. He likes to sit on the right landing leading down to the bonfire in Firelink Shrine. At times he wonders off to kneel in front of a gravestone near the shrine, but otherwise he doesn't move much.

While Hawkwood's questline is relatively straightforward, the reward for seeing it through is a delight.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Leonhard

Leonhard is encountered by Lothric's throne in Firelink Shrine not long after the start of the game. He's the NPC responsible for introducing the player to the invader covenant in Dark Souls 3.

Please note, if you wish to finish Sirris's questline within the same playthrough, DO NOT give Rosaria any Pale Tongues or equip the Rosaria's Fingers covenant item. Doing either will turn Sirris hostile. Instead, wait until her story comes to a conclusion before finishing Leonhard's.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Siegward of Catarina

Siegward is a charming Knight of Catarina that prefers to head into combat with a thought-out plan and a bottle of Siegbrau to toast the victory. His valor and jovial demeanor is unmatched in a game as grim and apocalyptic as Dark Souls 3.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Unbreakable Patches

Patches first appears through Siegward of Catarina's questline and becomes a merchant located in the upper-right section of Firelink Shrine after he's had his fill of tricking the player.

If, for whatever reason, you send Greirat out a 3rd time, Patches will again ask where he went off to. However, even if you tell Patches, he will not be able to save Greirat.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Anri of Astora

Anri is hands-down the most unique character in Dark Souls 3. For starters, Anri can be either a woman or a man, always opposite of your player character. You will first encounter them in the Halfway Keep on the Road of Sacrifices alongside their companion Horace the Hushed.

At this point, Anri's questline splits into two major sections. I'll refer to the split lines as Anri's Complete Quest and Anri's Dark Sigil Quest.

In this section we'll see Anri's quest through the "good" ending to completion. In other words, this is the ending that will show you more of Anri's character, though neither ending is technically incorrect.

If your Dark Sigil is at level 5, then following this questline will unlock the alternate ending that Yuria has promised you. Be sure not to cure the Dark Sigil throughout any of this.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Sirris of the Sunless Realms

Sirris is on of the more intriguing characters in Dark Souls 3. She acts rather aloof at first glance, though once you begin to earn her trust, her story really starts to spill forth.

Dark Souls 3 Complete Guide to NPC Questlines Horace the Hushed

And that's how to complete every NPC questline in Dark Souls 3. Remember to check out the Complete Guide to Firelink Shrine if you didn't find who you were looking for here.

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