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Big Hat Logan, seeker of knowledge, is mentor to Griggs of Vinheim and an advanced sorcery trainer in Dark Souls. Big Hat Logan is voiced by Ian Thompson.

LocationsEdit

PlotEdit

Big hat logan sens fortess

Trapped in Sen's Fortress

Big Hat Logan is first encountered in Sen's Fortress, hidden behind a wall, which can be destroyed by manipulating the iron ball trap mechanism, using a powerful enough weapon, or goading the sleeping guard to attack the wall. After freeing him with either the Cage Key or Master Key, Big Hat Logan thanks the player and later retreats to Firelink Shrine. There, he accompanies Griggs of Vinheim and offers to sell the player advanced Sorceries.

Big Hat Logan soon leaves Firelink Shrine after the Lordvessel has been obtained. He is then encountered in The Duke's Archives trapped in a large jail cell. Logan explains that he is there to study Seath the Scaleless and his magic. After freeing him with the Archive Tower Giant Cell Key, players may find Logan in an ancillary library close to the third bonfire in The Duke's Archives, where he will begin to sell Crystal Sorceries as well as his prior spells. Alternatively, if not freed by you he will free himself and move to the library after Seath is defeated.

Unfortunately, Logan's infatuation with Seath's magic eventually drives him insane and he will move to the large chamber where Seath the Scaleless is first encountered and become hostile after his entire stock of spells has been purchased.

LoreEdit

Master Logan was a famous Sorcerer and a royal member of the Vinheim Dragon School before he turned Undead about one hundred years ago.[1] His nickname stems from the gigantic hat he wore, which completely hid his face; he used it to block the noise and stares from those around him in order to focus his thoughts.[2] His weapon was once an ordinary catalyst employed by the Sorcerers of Vinheim, but it has since been strengthened due to lengthy use over time.[3] Similarly, his robe is one typically worn by apprentices at Dragon School.[4]

Logan is credited with having developed the Soul Spear Sorcery, among others,[5] which is referenced repeatedly in the legends and is said to be on par with Lord Gwyn's lightning.[6]

In his attempt to reach Anor Londo, presumably to gain access to The Duke's Archives and thus, its vast store of endless knowledge, he became imprisoned in Sen's Fortress, where he first encounters the Chosen Undead.[7]

StrategyEdit

Big Hat Logan has a repertoire of dangerous Sorceries up his sleeve, including Soul Spear and Homing Soulmass. If attacked later in the game, he will also possess their augmented crystal variants. However, he is fairly fragile and can be killed quickly before he deals too much damage.

If he is killed when encountered in Sen's Fortress or Firelink Shrine, he will not drop anything.

NotesEdit

  • Big Hat's Set and Logan's Catalyst can be found in a chest where he normally sits in The Duke's Archives after he goes insane and travels to the arena where Seath is first encountered. (the elevator is likely at the top of its position and the lever will need to be used to bring it back down. It is recessed and hidden away on the second floor.)
  • When Big Hat Logan is battled, he wears no clothes except for his big hat and also uses the Tin Crystallization Catalyst. He takes off his clothes because he has gone insane.
  • When spoken to in the Duke's Archives there will be no intelligence requirement to purchase his spells.

WaresEdit

Logan will not sell anything to the player unless they have at least 15 Intelligence.

Sorcery Sorc Soul Arrow
Soul Arrow
Sorc Great Soul Arrow
Great Soul Arrow
Sorc Heavy Soul Arrow
Heavy Soul Arrow
Sorc Great Heavy Soul Arrow
Great Heavy Soul Arrow
Souls 1,000 6,000 2,000 8,000
Sorcery Sorc Homing Soulmass
Homing Soulmass
Sorc Soul Spear
Soul Spear
Sorc Magic Shield
Magic Shield
Sorc Magic Weapon
Magic Weapon
Souls 20,000 40,000 3,000 3,000
Sorcery Sorc Crystal Soul Spear
Crystal Soul Spear *
Sorc Crystal Magic Weapon
Crystal Magic Weapon *
Sorc Homing Crystal Soulmass
Homing Crystal Soulmass *
Souls 50,000 20,000 30,000

* Only available at The Duke's Archives

Character InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
719 1,200 1,000 3,000

DefensesEdit

Encounter Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
Sen's Fortress 239 250 246 237 275 191 229 B B B
The Duke's Archives 268 280 275 266 307 218 255 B B B
The Duke's Archives (Insane) 146 148 148 144 186 134 152 D D D

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


EquipmentEdit

DropsEdit

Item Big Hat
Big Hat
Cata Tin Crystallization Catalyst
Tin Crystallization Catalyst
Sorc White Dragon Breath
White Dragon Breath
Drop Rate Guaranteed

(Won't drop at Sen's Fortress)

Guaranteed
(In The Duke's Archives)
Guaranteed
(In The Duke's Archives)

DialogueEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Big Hat Logan seems to prefer sitting down in a meditative position (Except for the first encounter when he's in a hanging jail cell).
  • Logan shares many similarities with Sage Freke from Demon's Souls. Both are initially found trapped in cages and rescued by the player. Both are preceded by apprentices looking for them, both have an unhealthy fascination with magic and both are even found sitting in the main hub area.
  • Rickert of Vinheim mentions to the player that Big Hat Logan is famous in Vinheim; however, he also mentions that Logan was from "a hundred years ago". Either Logan has remained sane for as long as he has been undead, or time warping in Lordran has brought Logan to a time where one does not belong.
  • When Logan is encountered hostile, he is not hollowed, but was simply driven insane in a more "traditional" sense. All NPCs appear in their charred, undead forms when they encounter players after hollowing.
  • If the player dies when fighting against Big Hat Logan while in Seath's arena, the player will respawn in the prison as if they were killed by Seath himself.
  • Unusually, Big Hat Logan's name is spelt out explicitly as ビッグハット ローガン (Biggu Hatto Ro-gan) in the original Japanese, rather than being a translation.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dialogue with Rickert of Vinheim.
  2. Big Hat description.
  3. Logan's Catalyst description.
  4. Sage Robe description.
  5. Homing Soulmass description.
  6. Soul Spear description.
  7. Dialogue with Crestfallen Merchant.

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