Laddersmith Gilligan

Laddersmith Gilligan is a character and merchant in Dark Souls II. He is voiced by Connor Byrne, who also voiced Father Gascoigne in Bloodborne.


Laddersmith Gilligan is found in the Earthen Peak, on a ledge outside the windmill that can be accessed by breaking a wooden barrier on a level after the Central Earthen Peak bonfire. He will relocate to Majula after exhausting his dialogue or defeating the area boss.


Gilligan will offer to build a ladder to the section below in return for 2,000 souls, leading to a Pharros' Lockstone and a piece of Twinkling Titanite. After exhausting his dialogue, he will move to Majula and sit next to the deep pit. He will offer to build three ladders, of differing lengths each, down into the pit; the longer the ladder, the more souls he will request. Please note that all the ladders do not connect to platforms and will have to be fallen off in order to reach a destination, resulting in minor fall damage. 

  • The first ladder costs 500 souls and will be very short, barely taking players down the pit.
  • The second ladder costs 3,500 souls and will take the player approximately halfway down the pit, near the Grave of Saints.
  • The third ladder costs 12,000 souls and will take the player close to the bottom of the pit, near The Gutter.

He will give the player his unique Melu Scimitar as a gift for purchasing the longest and most expensive ladder, which will also unlock the Garrulous Miser Trophy and Achievement.

Character informationEdit

Health and soulsEdit

Health Souls
1,838 ??? 1,300 ???



Item Ladder Miniature
Ladder Miniature
Melu Scimitar
Melu Scimitar
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed


  • In Earthen Peak, if the player does not purchase the ladder from Gilligan before he moves to Majula, they will be unable to purchase it later on. The ledge can still be reached by carefully dropping down, however, but the player will still require a "Homeward" item or spell if they wish to return safely without having to jump off.
  • If killed in Majula, his gravestone will appear at the monument near where Crestfallen Saulden is found, overlooking the sea.