Archdeacon McDonnell, or McDonnell of the Boreal Valley, is a character in Dark Souls III. Praying to his remains allows access to the Aldrich Faithful covenant.

In-Game Description

The deacons, under the guidance of Archdeacon McDonnell, became both Clergymen and sorcerers.[1]


A sorcerer as well as cleric, [2] [3] Archdeacon McDonnell is one of the three Archdeacons of the Deep and one of Aldrich's most loyal lieutenants, alongside Royce and Klimt. When Aldrich set off to Anor Londo along with Pontiff Sulyvahn, McDonnell cast off his white crown to stand at Aldrich's side.[4] It is said that McDonnell imparted the spell Deep Soul to Royce and his followers. [5]


Archdeacon McDonnell's mummified remains can be found in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, at the Water Reserve.

From the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire, proceed onward until reaching the building at the end of the big courtyard with several dead Giant Slaves. Upon entering, hit the left wall to uncover an illusory wall. Descend the ladder and dispose of the two Sulyvahn's Beasts waiting at the bottom. Archdeacon McDonnell's remains are located at the far-left corner of the hall, near the Water Reserve bonfire, which will appear once both beasts have been defeated.


  1. Excerpt from the Cleric's Candlestick description.
  2. Great Deep Soul description.
  3. Archdeacon's Great Staff description.
  4. Archdeacon White Crown description.
  5. Deep Soul description.

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