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"...Ah, what? What? Who are you? Ahh, another Undead, eh? I took on Sen's Fortress alone... But I'm no different from those vile creatures... I was driven by conceit... Ahh, you think you're different? That you can handle it?"
— Crestfallen Merchant

The Crestfallen Merchant is a character in Dark Souls. A pessimistic merchant, he peddles goods at Sen's Fortress. He is voiced by Andy Gathergood, who also voices Laurentius of the Great Swamp, and Felkin the Outcast in Dark Souls II.


  • Found in the later half of Sen's Fortress. On the narrow walkway opposite the Giant depositing boulders, there is a gap. The Crestfallen Merchant is located in the structure after jumping over this gap.


As a pessimistic and guilt ridden merchant, he will often encourage and praise the players efforts while condemning them as futile. His erratic implications can be taken as signs that he's well into becoming Hollowed himself.[1]


The Crestfallen Merchant is slow and wields a cumbersome weapon. These traits make it fairly easy to strafe and hit him with fast attacks before getting out of the way, as well as making him a good target for ripostes.


Character information[]

Health and souls[]

Health Souls
878 1,606 1,000 3,000


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
334 321 336 334 208 226 177 C C B

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Greatsword
Greatsword +10
Tower shield
Tower Shield +10

Head Chest Hands Legs
Steel Helm
Steel Helm +8
Steel Armor
Steel Armor +8
Steel Gauntlets
Steel Gauntlets +8
Steel Leggings
Steel Leggings +8

Havel's Ring
Havel's Ring



  • His armor and imposing stature suggest that he could be one of the fabled Berenike Knights. However, he readily admits to looting other Undead before they become Hollowed in order to sell their equipment, thus it is also as likely that he is just a very large man who has donned their armor.
  • Although he appears taller than the player, the Crestfallen Merchant is actually floating in the air.


  1. Dialogue with Crestfallen Merchant