Phantoms

General Information

When connected to other players online for Co-op or PvP, players who are guests in a host's world will appear as a phantom.
Phantoms are designated a recognizable color to establish their friendliness or hostility to a host.

Some of the eight colors are shared by the available multiplayer items, meaning the phantom's color alone does not distinguish the covenant they belong to in all cases. The Undead Match will select phantom colors based on covenant.

Effects of Phantoms

Phantoms prevent resting at bonfires or quitting the game while in a host's world and most have unembered HP by default. Additionally, all phantoms have halved Estus Flask and Ashen Estus Flask charges rounded down, with Siegbrau and Divine Blessing being unaffected. Phantoms may have icons by their name related to the Undead Match or downscaling.

Enemies are friendly to invaders; they can be walked through and cannot hurt the invader (with exceptions). Invaders are sent home if the host enters a boss fog gate. Phantoms can drop and trade items between players, but certain items and gear higher level than a player's matchmaking range cannot be traded. DLC items can be dropped to players without the DLC.

Note: Enemies that are naturally hostile or able to hurt other enemies will be able to damage invading phantoms.

White, Yellow, and Purple Summons in the world increase the strength of enemies/bosses, but can't fight/interact with NPCs. Allied players, including Covenant Phantoms, are incapable of hurting or parrying each other, and may heal or Buff each other.

Soul Signs

Soul Signs are used for summoning or invading other players for Co-op or PvP.
Image Type Created By Conditions for Seeing Purpose
R1qXJW9.jpg White Summon White Sign Soapstone Embered and area boss alive. Co-op
XiC3LxF.jpg Gold Summon White Sign Soapstone Embered and area boss alive. Co-op
TuiAWvH.jpg Purple Summon White Sign Soapstone Embered and area boss alive. Co-op
PvP
ixghMnT.jpg Red Invader Red Sign Soapstone N/A PvP
7oWNPL4.jpg Gold Invader Red Sign Soapstone N/A PvP
vj3oNpO.jpg Purple Invader Red Sign Soapstone N/A PvP

Warning

On the PC platform, multiplayer can be unsafe due to malicious cheaters2 without the protection of mods.

List of Phantoms

There is a limit of one invader and two summons/blues per world, however, the Dried Finger can increase this to two invaders and three summons/blues per world. Summon Signs placed by the Red Sign Soapstone can by default allow two of Red Invaders, Gold Invaders, Purple Invaders into the world, and five with the Dried Finger.

White Summon

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
WsUfvfd.jpg The phantom sends their Soul Sign to the host by using the White Sign Soapstone The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a white Soul Sign while embered and the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Assist the host for Co-op To have assistance
Obtain Souls during the process; obtain 25% Souls and an Ember when the boss is defeated -

Gold Summon

a.k.a. Warriors of Sunlight, "Sun Bros"

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
tgD19JQ.jpg The phantom sends their Soul Sign to the host by using the White Sign Soapstone with Warriors of Sunlight equipped The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a gold Soul Sign while embered and the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Assist the host for Co-op To engage in jolly co-operation
Obtain Souls during the process; obtain 25% Souls, an Ember, and Sunlight Medal when the boss is defeated Obtain a Sunlight Medal when the area boss is defeated

Purple Summon

a.k.a. Mound-makers, Mad Phantoms

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
u6hCYQK.jpg The phantom sends their Soul Sign to the host by using the White Sign Soapstone with Mound-makers equipped The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a purple Soul Sign while embered and the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Assist the host for Co-op or engage the host, or any other phantom, for PvP To have assistance or provide an enemy for PvP
Obtain Souls during the process; obtain Souls and Vertebra Shackle when the host (or phantoms) are defeated Obtain Souls, estus, and Vertebra Shackle by killing the phantom
  • Possesses some invader properties, such as being summoned at invader spawn points rather than the Soul Sign and leaving the world if the host enters a boss fog gate
  • Up to three phantoms of any type can be killed as an alternative method for Vertebra Shackle, based on the amount of phantoms in the world upon first entering

Red Invader

a.k.a. Dark Spirit, Invader

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
lHgpqM2.jpg Using a Cracked Red Eye Orb or Red Eye Orb The area boss is still alive
Using a Red Sign Soapstone The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a red Soul Sign
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host, or any other phantom, for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain Souls killing other phantoms; obtain Souls and an Ember by killing the host Obtain Souls and estus by killing the phantom
  • Will have embered HP if summoned by an embered host

Gold Invader

a.k.a. Warriors of Sunlight, Dark Spirit, Invader

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
Y3E2sjm.jpg Using a Cracked Red Eye Orb or Red Eye Orb with Warriors of Sunlight equipped The area boss is still alive
Using a Red Sign Soapstone The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a gold Soul Sign
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host, or any other phantom, for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain Souls killing other phantoms; obtain Souls, an Ember, and a Sunlight Medal1 by killing the host Obtain Souls and estus by killing the phantom
  • Will have embered HP if summoned by an embered host

1 Sunlight Medal is additionally rewarded to all other invaders in the world

Purple Invader

a.k.a. Mound-makers, Mad Phantoms, Invader

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
mjnUn51.jpg Using a Cracked Red Eye Orb or Red Eye Orb with Mound-makers equipped The area boss is still alive
The phantom sends their Soul Sign to the host by using the Red Sign Soapstone with Mound-makers equipped The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a purple Soul Sign
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host, or any other phantom, for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain Souls and Vertebra Shackle by killing the host (or phantoms) Obtain Souls, estus, and Vertebra Shackle by killing the phantom
  • Will have embered HP if summoned by an embered host
  • Up to three phantoms of any type can be killed as an alternative method for Vertebra Shackle, based on the amount of phantoms in the world upon first entering

Covenant Phantom

a.k.a. Watchdogs of Farron, Aldrich Faithful, Spears of the Church

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
FMJYwZc.jpg Watchdogs of Farron, Aldrich Faithful, or Spears of the Church equipped The host is in Crucifixion Woods, post-Pontiff Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, or Spears of the Church boss fight while embered1 and the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host, or any other non-covenant phantom, for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain Souls killing other phantoms; obtain Souls and covenant items by killing the host Obtain Souls and estus by killing the phantom

1 Embered state not required for Spears of the Church

Blue Sentinel

a.k.a. Blues

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
SzXZ2zL.jpg Blue Sentinels equipped Way of Blue is equipped while invaded1
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Help the host to kill hostile phantoms To have assistance in killing hostile phantoms
Obtain Souls killing hostile phantoms; obtain Proof of a Concord Kept by successfully protecting the host2 -

1 Covenant Phantoms will not cause Blue Sentinels to be summoned
2 Proof of a Concord Kept can be obtained by either killing invaders or if the host enters a boss fog gate

Blade of the Darkmoon

a.k.a. Blues

Phantom Color Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
qVmGD1l.jpg Blade of the Darkmoon equipped Way of Blue is equipped while invaded1
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Help the host to kill hostile phantoms To have assistance in killing hostile phantoms
Obtain Souls killing hostile phantoms; obtain Proof of a Concord Kept by successfully protecting the host2 -

1 Covenant Phantoms will not cause Blades of the Darkmoon to be summoned
2 Proof of a Concord Kept can be obtained by either killing invaders or if the host enters a boss fog gate

Estus and Soul Rewards

The number of Estus is reduced as any phantom. Available flasks are divided by two and rounded down.

Estus Flasks (normal) Estus Flasks (summoned)
0 0
1 0
2 1
3 1
4 2
5 2
6 3
7 3
8 4
9 4
10 5
11 5
12 6
13 6
14 7
15 7

Estus charges are awarded to some players in the world upon a phantom's death, varying on phantom type without going over the flask's max. If the player is filled on estus or is awarded two, it will be split into the Ashen Estus Flask.

  • If any invader dies, the Host is awarded with two estus; if any blues die, invaders are awarded two estus
  • If any invader dies, summons and blues are awarded with one estus; if any summons die, invaders are awarded one estus

Soul rewards vary based on phantom type, and are awarded to some players in the world upon a phantom's death.

  • Hosts get 15% of Souls spent on invader's last level-up
  • Invaders get 4% of Souls spent on host/phantom's last level-up
  • Hosts gets 2% of Souls spent on summoned red phantom's last level-up
  • Summoned red phantom killing host gets 1% of Souls spent on host's last level-up

Source3

NPC Phantoms

You may summon or be invaded by several NPC phantoms, and you don't need to be online4 for this to happen, although you still need to be embered. Additionally, NPCs are capable of summoning the player or in one case can be invaded by the player.

Summons

Name Locations Requirements Notes and Rewards
Lion Knight Albert High Wall of Lothric Vordt of the Boreal Valley and Dancer of the Boreal Valley alive Leaves if Emma is killed
Sword Master High Wall of Lothric Vordt of the Boreal Valley alive
Must be defeated in Firelink Shrine
Holy Knight Hodrick1 Road of Sacrifices Crystal Sage alive Purple Summon
Eygon of Carim Road of Sacrifices Crystal Sage and Abyss Watchers alive
Irina in Firelink Shrine and questline unbroken
Must speak with Irina of Carim in Firelink Shrine
Anri of Astora Cathedral of the Deep Deacons of the Deep alive
Must have left Road of Sacrifices
Horace the Hushed Cathedral of the Deep Deacons of the Deep alive
Must have left Road of Sacrifices
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Cathedral of the Deep Deacons of the Deep alive
Sirris' questline unbroken
Yellowfinger Heysel Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive
Must be defeated once, Pale Tongue offered to Rosaria, and three flames extinguished
Grants Proper Bow Gesture
Black Hand Gotthard Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive Grants By My Sword Gesture
Londor Pale Shade Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive
Must have five Dark Sigils and Yuria's questline unbroken
Grants Duel Bow Gesture
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive
Sirris' questline unbroken
Great Swamp Cuculus Smouldering Lake Old Demon King alive Spotted Whip and Cornyx's Set in Undead Settlement
Knight Slayer Tsorig Smouldering Lake Old Demon King alive
Must be defeated in Catacombs of Carthus
Anri of Astora Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn alive
Anri must have left the Church of Yorshka
Black Hand Gotthard Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn alive Grants By My Sword Gesture
Londor Pale Shade Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn alive
Must have five Dark Sigils and Yuria's questline unbroken
Grants Duel Bow Gesture
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn
Sirris' questline unbroken
Eygon of Carim Lothric Castle Dragonslayer Armour alive
Irina's questline unbroken
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Lothric Castle Dragonslayer Armour alive
Sirris' questline unbroken
Hawkwood the Deserter Consumed King's Garden Oceiros, the Consumed King alive
Must have left Firelink Shrine
Sword Master Untended Graves Champion Gundyr alive
Must be defeated in Firelink Shrine
Hawkwood the Deserter Archdragon Peak Nameless King alive Leaves if Nameless King is fought
Orbeck of Vinheim Grand Archives Twin Princes alive
All of his sorceries bought, including scrolls
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Grand Archives Twin Princes alive
Sirris' questline unbroken
Londor Pale Shade Kiln of the First Flame Soul of Cinder alive
Must "wed" Anri and Yuria's questline unbroken
Yuria of Londor Kiln of the First Flame Soul of Cinder alive
Must "wed" Anri ‚Äčand Yuria's questline unbroken
Black Set in Firelink Shrine
Slave Knight GaelAoA Painted World of Ariandel Sister Friede alive2
Must not have entered The Ringed CityTRC
Appears in Phase 2
Amnesiac LappTRC The Dreg Heap Demon Prince alive
Must be at the Earthen Peak Ruins Bonfire
Slave Knight GaelTRC The Dreg Heap Demon Prince alive
Shira, Knight of FilianoreTRC The Ringed City Darkeater Midir alive
Must have accepted her request
Filianore must not have been interacted with
Unbreakable PatchesTRC The Ringed City Halflight, Spear of the Church alive
Amnesiac Lapp questline completed

1 Does not prevent the host from resting at a bonfire or quitting the game
2 The host does not have to be embered to summon

Invaders

Name Locations Requirements Rewards
Holy Knight Hodrick1 Undead Settlement Curse-rotted Greatwood alive Vertebra Shackle
Yellowfinger Heysel Road of Sacrifices Abyss Watchers alive Heysel Pick2
Xanthous Crown2
Londor Pale Shade Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive
Yuria of Londor's questline broken
Manikin Claws2
Pale Shade Set in Firelink Shrine3
Yellowfinger Heysel Farron Keep Abyss Watchers alive Heysel Pick2
Xanthous Crown2
Longfinger Kirk Cathedral of the Deep Deacons of the Deep alive Barbed Straight Sword
Spiked Shield
Armor of Thorns Set by Rosaria
Knight Slayer Tsorig Catacombs of Carthus High Lord Wolnir alive Knight Slayer's Ring
Grants My Thanks Gesture
Creighton the Wanderer Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn alive
Must be defeated with Sirris during her questline
Dragonslayer's Axe
Mirrah Chain Set in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Londor Pale Shade Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Pontiff Sulyvahn alive
Yuria of Londor's questline broken
Manikin Claws2
Pale Shade Set in Firelink Shrine3
Alva, Seeker of the Spurned Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Yhorm the Giant alive Murakumo
Alva Set in Irithyll Dungeon
Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild Untended Graves Champion Gundyr alive None
Livid Pyromancer DunnelAoA 1 Painted World of Ariandel None Floating Chaos
Seeker of the SpurnedTRC The Ringed City Halflight, Spear of the Church or Darkeater Midir alive4 Wolf Ring +3
Silver Knight LedoTRC The Ringed City Halflight, Spear of the Church or Darkeater Midir alive4 Ledo's Great Hammer
Moaning KnightTRC The Ringed City Halflight, Spear of the Church or Darkeater Midir alive4 Blindfold Mask

1 Does not prevent the host from resting at a bonfire or quitting the game
2 Rewarded only upon first defeat
3 Must be defeated both times
4 The host does not have to be embered to be invaded

Player Summons

Name Locations Requirements Notes and Rewards
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Sulyvahn's Beast must be defeated
Sirris' questline unbroken
Allows Creighton the Wanderer to invade
Rewards a Blessed Mail Breaker and Silvercat Ring in Firelink Shrine
Anri of Astora Anor Londo Anri's questline unbroken
Sirris of the Sunless Realms Undead Settlement Curse-rotted Greatwood and Aldrich, Devourer of Gods defeated
Sirris' questline unbroken
Sunset Shield in Firelink Shrine
Sunset Set in Undead Settlement

Trivia

  • Various unused phantom colors5 remain in the files.

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