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"You really are fond of chatting with me, aren't you? If I didn't know better, I'd think you had feelings for me! Oh, no, dear me. Pretend you didn't hear that! Hah hah hah!"
— Solaire of Astora

Solaire of Astora is a character in Dark Souls. He is voiced by Daniel Flynn, who also voiced Vamos and the Giant Blacksmith as well as Blue Sentinel Targray in Dark Souls II.

Plot

Solaire is first found just in front of the bridge that leads to Undead Parish, gazing at the sun. Speaking to him here will give the player the White Sign Soapstone and allow Solaire to be summoned to fight the Bell Gargoyles as a Gold Phantom.

Solaire may be summoned for the fight with the Gaping Dragon in the Depths.

Solaire can be met by a bonfire in Anor Londo and can be summoned for the encounter with Ornstein and Smough. Afterwards, Solaire will move from Anor Londo to the Sunlight Altar in Undead Parish, offering the player a chance to join the Warrior of Sunlight Covenant.

Solaire can be summoned for the Centipede Demon fight.

After defeating the Centipede Demon and continuing towards Lost Izalith from the boss arena, the player will encounter him again. If the player speaks to Solaire immediately after or enters Lost Izalith from this location, Solaire will later become hostile, attacking the player on their next meeting and will be unavailable as a phantom in the Kiln of the First Flame.

If the player instead takes the shortcut to Lost Izalith (which can only be accessed through being a +2 Chaos Servant), and destroys the glowing red-eyed Chaos Bug found there and kills the Centipede Demon, Solaire can be found sitting in the Chaos Bug room saddened that he could not find his own sun. In his lucid state, Solaire can later be summoned for the fight against Gwyn.

Lore

Knight Solaire of Astora is a Warrior of Sunlight bound to a quest of finding his own "sun", for which he became undead.

Strategy

Attacking and killing Solaire will make him unavailable for future boss fights. Should the player wish to attack him, Solaire will fight with a sword and shield, and use the Lightning Spear miracle.

Notes

Character Information

Health and Souls

Location Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
Undead Parish 689 ??? 1,000 ???
Anor Londo 908 1,589 1,000 3,000
Lost Izalith 938 ??? 1,000 ???

Defenses

Locations 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
Undead Burg 181 181 181 179 139 141 133 C C C
Anor Londo 335 335 335 331 247 253 239 C C B
Lost Izalith 294 291 308 292 260 250 240 B B A

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


Equipment

Drops

Item Wpn Sunlight Straight Sword
Sunlight Straight Sword
Sunlight shield
Sunlight Shield
Tali Sunlight Talisman
Sunlight Talisman
Item Humanity
Humanity ×2
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed
Item Iron Helm
Iron Helm
Armor of the Sun
Armor of the Sun
Iron Bracelet
Iron Bracelet
Iron Leggings
Iron Leggings
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed

Dialogue

Trivia

  • Solaire floats a small distance above the ground, giving the appearance that he is taller than the player. This is also true for the Crestfallen Merchant of Sen's Fortress.
  • Solaire is referenced in an Easter Egg in the game Borderlands 2, where a mock bonfire can be found with an armored man named "Solitaire" sitting next to it.
  • Solaire's armor and shield can be seen in Episode 17 of the Netflix Series "Turbo Fast".
  • Solaire is referenced in World of Warcraft as a follower named Soulaire of Andorhal, Soulaire gives the player a bonfire toy if they perform the "/tired" emote, using the toy will create a Bonfire similar to the ones in Dark Souls and players can enkindle it for a short 1 minute buff.
  • "Solaire" is a French word and translates into "solar" (relative to the sun). This is most likely the inspiration behind Solaire's name.
  • Solaire's armor is very reminiscent of King Arthur's armor in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It both sports green and white colors, mail coat and a sun symbol on the front.
  • Solaire is the only character with a major questline that does not appear in Firelink Shrine.

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