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A Loyce Soul is a soul in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King.

In-Game Description

Soul of the Knights of Loyce.
The Knights of Loyce were taken by Chaos, and lost all sense of purpose and being. The few woeful souls that trudged back home were guided by some faint vestige of self.
This soul is pure sorrow, and only Alsanna can put it to rest.


Obtained by slaying Charred Loyce Knights in The Old Chaos. They can also be collected in co-op as a phantom. Due to their low drop rates, wearing Item Discovery gear is highly recommended.


Loyce Souls do not yield any souls upon consumption, instead they can be given to Alsanna, who will reward the player depending upon the amount of souls they have collected. The souls cannot be traded.

Souls given to Alsanna Rewards
5 Loyce Leggings
Loyce Gauntlets
15 Loyce Armor
35 Loyce Helm
50 Soul of Alsanna, Silent Oracle
Unlocks purchase of the Ivory King Set from Maughlin in Majula


At first, players will more than likely notice that they will receive almost always the equipment (armor set, shield and greatsword) of these Charred Knights of Loyce, this is because the equipment itself has a higher chance to drop, which often overrides the chance of the Loyce Souls to drop.

However, the loot pool for all equipments are limited per playthrough, which means that after obtaining a certain item from a specific enemy, a certain amount of times, those items will stop dropping from its respective source, therefore, the faster a player can acquire those items, the faster it is to find the Loyce Souls.

In shorter terms, the Loyce Souls start dropping much more regularly after the Charred Knights dropping a specific number of items.

The best way to farm the knights is during the fight against the Burnt Ivory King, as players will be backed up by any rescued Loyce Knights (as well as summons such as Lucatiel of Mirrah and Twiggy Shei), and also due to the fact that the Charred Loyce Knights themselves will spawn more frequently (roughly 10-11 per cycle depending on how long the portals remain open). Once enough Charred Loyce Knights have been slain and the Burnt Ivory King's portal appears, the player may egress from the arena via using the Aged Feather, and repeating the process as many times as necessary; if phantoms were summoned, be sure to use a Black Separation Crystal first. As these Charred Loyce Knights are treated as boss minions and not as spawned enemies, they will always appear during the boss fight no matter how many times they are killed.

After defeating the Burnt Ivory King, the area of The Old Chaos becomes opened indefinitely and players may farm the Charred Loyce Knights that spawn from the portals. Keep in mind, however, that unlike the knights fought during the boss battle, these knights can be de-spawned after killing them enough times. This may force players to join the Company of Champions, making the knights significantly tougher.