High Lord Wolnir
High Lord Wolnir
NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 15,041 150.00 22,000
1 27,752 150.00 88,000
2 30,527 157.89 96,800
3 31,915 166.66 99,000
4 33,302 176.47 105,601
5 36,078 187.50 107,800
6 37,465 214.28 110,000
7 38,853 250.00 112,200
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard 32%
strike-def.png Strike 9%
slash-def.png Slash 34%
thrust-def.png Thrust 36%
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic 24%
fire-def.png Fire 28%
lightning-def.png Lightning 40%
dark-def.png Dark 70%
bleed.png Bleed Immune
poison.png Poison Immune
frost.png Frost Immune


High Lord Wolnir of Carthus succumbed to the Abyss, but the pyromancer later became a grave warden, and discovered the black flame.

— Description of the Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome

Once upon a time, such things were bequeathed judiciously to each of the rightful lords, until Wolnir brought them to their knees, and ground their crowns to dust. Then the crowns became one, and Wolnir, the one High Lord.

— Description of Wolnir's Crown

General Information

The High Lord of Carthus, Wolnir resides at the end of the Catacombs of Carthus across the decrepit wooden bridge that hangs over Smouldering Lake.

This fight is mandatory.


Catacombs of Carthus

  • At the end of the catacombs, trapped within the goblet found in his throne room. Fight is accessed by interacting with the goblet.



Item Drops

Wolnir's Crown can be bought for 15,000 Souls from the Shrine Handmaid after his defeat.


  • Dark Breath: Straightens up and opens his mouth, pouring forth a billowing cloud of black smoke, which does not reach far or by his hands.
  • Smash: Slams down with either hand.
  • Summon Minions: Raises his dark glowing left arm before slamming down, summoning Skeletons, Skeleton Swordsman, or Skeleton Wheels.
    • Capable of killing his own summoned skeletons.
  • Crawl: If the target retreats from the king, he will crawl forward, dealing damage while moving.
    • After a few of these, the target hits a wall, making further use impossible.
  • Dark Fog: Under the king rests a damaging dark fog.

Summon Sword: Raises his right arm to the center in front of him, then conjures a golden blade, granting him an enhanced moveset.

  • Wrath of the Gods: Stabs the ground, creating a Wrath of the Gods and destroying his sword.


  • Destroying one of his three bracelets will deal 1/3 of his HP in damage








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