Traveler's Saint

The keeper of the Firelink Shrine bonfire, Anastacia of Astora

This article is about the concept.
For the Dark Souls III character, see Fire Keeper (Dark Souls III).

A Fire Keeper is the guardian of a bonfire.

General informationEdit

In Dark Souls, bonfires watched over by Fire Keepers are automatically kindled to provide ten Estus Flask charges each. Still they may be upgraded through the Rite of Kindling, just like other bonfires. All Fire Keepers drop a Fire Keeper Soul upon death, after which the bonfire is put out. Fire Keepers universally share the ability to upgrade Estus Flasks.

List of Fire Keepers and their bonfiresEdit

Dark Souls
Dark Souls II
Dark Souls III


  • Whether by chance or design, all Fire Keepers are female.[1]
  • All known Fire Keepers have some form of disability:
  • It is hinted that the Emerald Herald in Dark Souls II is the last of the Fire Keepers.[6]. However, Navlaan tells that she is not a Fire Keeper at all.
  • In Ash Lake, upon arrival to the bonfire of the Stone Dragon, the fire itself is already lit and kindled, providing 10 Estus Flask charges. It is unknown if the Dragon is supposed to be a Fire Keeper, as it is never explained in game if Fire Keepers can be non-human.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire Keeper Soul descriptions.
  2. Dialogue with Anastacia of Astora.
  3. Dialogue with Quelana of Izalith.
  4. Dialogue with Quelaag's Sister.
  5. Brass Set descriptions.
  6. Dialogue with Royal Sorcerer Navlaan

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