Wikia

Dark Souls Wiki

Laurentius of the Great Swamp

4,346pages on
this wiki
Comments103
Laurentius
Quotebg.pngQuotebg2.png
"… Th-thank you. I would have been her supper without you. Being eaten alive! I shudder to think… Thank you, thank you dearly. I am Laurentius, of the Great Swamp. I will not forget my debt to you."
— Laurentius of the Great Swamp

Laurentius of the Great Swamp is the basic pyromancy trainer in Dark Souls. He is voiced by Andy Gathergood, who also voiced the Crestfallen Merchant.

LocationEdit

PlotEdit

Laurentius is first encountered trapped in a barrel, presumably captured and stored there by a Butcher. After his release, he travels to Firelink Shrine.

If the player acquires pyromancies from The Fair Lady or Quelana of Izalith, or if the player upgrades their flame with Quelana, Laurentius will ask the player where they obtained such power. If the player answers "Yes" to his question, he will travel to the Blighttown swamp where he will become hollow. If the player answers "No", he will remain in Firelink Shrine and continue as a merchant and pyromancy trainer.

LoreEdit

Laurentius was a student of pyromancy in his home, the Great Swamp. He considered turning Undead to be beneficial, as it prompted him to travel to Lordran where pyromancers earn a certain respect.[1]

StrategyEdit

Laurentius' pyromancies give players convenient openings with which to backstab him. He has no poise and his regular attacks are easy to block. Fire resistance may be useful in case he does manage to land a lucky fireball or two.

NotesEdit

  • Laurentius is, chronologically, the last basic trainer players encounter. Therefore, it behooves people wishing to specialize in pyromancy to spend their souls on things like vitality instead of attunement early on as extra slots will be useless for a while.
  • Players with the Master Key can get around this by taking the shortcut to Blighttown through the New Londo Ruins and Valley of the Drakes and accessing Quelana of Izalith.
  • Laurentius sells pyromancies that are both unique to him and also very useful, so it may be wise to think twice before killing him.
  • Using a weapon to free Laurentius may potentially aggravate him. Roll into the barrel instead, as it will not harm Laurentius and will free him.

WaresEdit

Laurentius can also upgrade Pyromancy Flames in exchange for souls. He can enhance a pyromancy flame to up to +15, but cannot ascend it.

Pyromancy Pyro Fire Orb
Fire Orb
Pyro Combustion
Combustion
Pyro Iron Flesh
Iron Flesh
Pyro Flash Sweat
Flash Sweat
Pyro Fireball
Fireball
Souls 8,000 500 2,000 2,000 800

Character InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
717 1,380 1,000 3,000

DefensesEdit

Location 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
Depths 175 205 175 175 191 238 175 A A B
Firelink Shrine 195 205 195 195 191 238 175 A A B
Blighttown (Swamp) 189 199 189 189 185 223 168 A A B

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


EquipmentEdit

DialogueEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Crestfallen Warrior calls Laurentius an "old man", except Laurentius looks and sounds like he is in his mid thirties at most.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dialogue.

FootnotesEdit

  1. Amazing pyromancy refers to an ascended Pyromancy Flame (by Quelana of Izalith) or any Chaos pyromancy.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki