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This article is about the gameplay mechanic in Dark Souls III. For the characters, see Lords of Cinder.

The Lord of Cinder mode is a gameplay mechanic in Dark Souls III.


The Lord of Cinder mode acts in a similar way to how the Humanity mechanic was implemented in previous games. To enter this mode, the player must first obtain and consume an Ember or defeat an area boss.


The player's HP will be increased to 130% of its base value and they will gain the ability to summon other players to their world.


  • The player will automatically enter Lord of Cinder mode upon defeating an area boss.
  • If the player is summoned whilst in Lord of Cinder mode, their maximum HP will be replenished completely to its base value.
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  • Should Vendrick be considered a Lord of Cinder?

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    • Alright. Thanks. I understand he isn't a Lord of Cinder, but he isn't a Dark Lord either, correct? He never had what was needed to b...
    • From my understanding of the lore between all three games, anyone can be a dark lord or Lord of Cinder, if of course "THE DARK LORD"...

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