Vince and Nico are the bodyguards of Reah of Thorolund. He will appear with his companions in the Firelink Shrine after the player rings the first bell in the Undead Parish. Unlike his mumbling companion, Vince will have a brief conversation with the player. In it, he tells the player that his party are going on a quest, but reveals little more.
Vince and Nico are pretty much straight melee fighters. They have above average health, hit fairly hard, and the fact that they fight together may cause problems for the player. The player must also fight them in near-pitch darkness; the Skull Lantern, Sunlight Maggot helmet, or the Cast Light sorcery will greatly aid players in this aspect. Vince casts miracles including Force and Heal. Force can disrupt your block and drain your stamina quickly, while letting heal get out of hand can make the fight go on for ages.
An alternative (and far easier) way of defeating the two is to lure them to the edge of the area where bone towers spawn. From here, using the 'force' miracle multiple times will force one, if not both of them, off the map, leaving the remaining one to be dealt with relative ease.
Health and souls
|Tomb of the Giants||821||1,346||1,000||2,000|
|Location||Physical Defenses||Elemental Defenses||Resistances|
|Tomb of the Giants||340||340||372||340||253||237||205||C||C||B|
These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
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- Patches is suspected to have led Vince and Nico to their deaths. An infamous trickster, Patches is found near their hollowed forms and mentions his distaste for clerics.
- 5 humanity can be obtained using the Dark Hand, if used on him before he goes hollow.
- From his dialogue, it is implied that Vince is one of the few humans who does not hate Undeads.