Knight Slayer Tsorig is an enemy character and summonable phantom in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Long ago, Tsorig engaged the guardians of an ancient city in a bloody confrontation, and returned with their rings as his prize, still frozen on their dismembered fingers.[1]


Tsorig is one of the most dangerous enemies the player will encounter in the game. He wields the Fume Ultra Greatsword and Black Iron Greatshield and attacks with very advanced tactics, which can become even more dangerous since he has the advantage of surprise and because how comprised the areas he appears in are.

He uses the skills of both his ultra greatsword and greatshield frequently. During the fight, he tends to wield his ultra greatsword with both hands, performing powerful attacks with it.



Catacombs of Carthus

  • Invades as a dark spirit in the catacombs. From the Catacombs of Carthus bonfire, head downstairs and enter the first doorway on the right, where an Ember can be found at the end. Tsorig will invade as the player makes their way out.

Smouldering Lake

  • If defeated as a dark spirit in the Catacombs of Carthus, he will be available for summoning against the Old Demon King. His summon sign can be found near the Demon Ruins bonfire.
  • Awaits concealed near the lowermost staircase of the level, which leads to a lava pool. In this encounter, he appears in physical form.


Tsorig is a very dangerous enemy who can quickly dispose of any foe with just a few swings of his ultra greatsword. The player is advised to let him perform the first move and then counterattack, although only if they are sure he is not going to follow with another attack. In addition, the player should not get greedy and never attack him more than once or twice. His most powerful attacks have very slow buildup and will always leave him open afterward.

Special caution must be taken when he holds his ultra greatsword with both hands, as he can easily break guards and stagger the player, should any of his attacks connect.

His most dangerous attack is, without a doubt, when he performs his ultra greatsword's Stomp skill. He will usually unleash this attack on players who try to attack him constantly. Tsorig will suddenly lunge forward, becoming completely impervious to attack for a brief moment, and unleash a powerful upward slash that will send the player flying and leave them completely vulnerable while they are on the ground.

An easy way to defeat Tsorig in the Catacombs of Carthus consists in running to the area with the hanging bridge and hit it while he is crossing it, sending him down to his death. If he falls on the small path below, he can be killed from a distance with ranged attacks.


Item Knight Slayer's Ring
Knight Slayer's Ring
Gestures (DSIII) - My thanks!
"My thanks!"
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed

Item Fume Ultra Greatsword (DSIII)
Fume Ultra Greatsword
Black Iron Greatshield (DSIII)
Black Iron Greatshield
Knight Slayer's Ring
Knight Slayer's Ring
Gestures (DSIII) - My thanks!
"My thanks!"
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed
(only if Tsorig was not defeated previously)
(only if Tsorig was not defeated previously)




  1. Knight Slayer's Ring description.