Dark Souls 3: All Umbral Ash Locations, Hollow's Ashes, Paladin Ashes

Find all the Umbral Ashes needed to unlock the Shrine Handmaiden’s complete inventory.


Umbral Ashes are key items that when turned in to the Shrine Handmaiden, will unlock new wares and items for you to purchase. This guide will showcase the locations of each set of Ashes, as well as the items that will unlock when you turn those Ashes in to the Handmaiden in Firelink Shrine.

Umbral Ashes aren’t the only thing you’ll want to find plenty of. You’re also going to need to locate as many of the Undead Bone Shards as you can to ensure your Estus Flasks are as effective as they can be.

Mortician’s Ashes

Location Found: Undead Settlement

Walkthrough: Travel to the Dilapidated Bridge Bonfire and head forward, past the giant enemy with the saw weapon. You should spot the cemetery ahead where the giant who resides in the settlement’s castle throws his spears. Head inside the gate and look for the ashes on a corpse next to a tree just left of the gate, near the wooden house.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Charcoal Pine Resins, Human Pine Resin, Alluring Skull, Grave Key

Dreamchaser’s Ashes

Location Found: Road of Sacrifices

Walkthrough: Travel to the Old Wolf of Farron Bonfire and head outside, taking the stairs up. Now turn left as soon as you reach the top and hit the wall with your sword to discover an illusory wall which opens the way to this set of ashes, resting near the edge of a window ledge.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Green Blossom, Gold Pine Resin, Rotten Pine Resin, Titanite Shard, Composite Bow, Leather Armor, Feather Armother

Paladin’s Ashes

Location Found: Cathedral of the Deep

Walkthrough: Head down the stairs that lead into the Cathedral of the Deep area, and turn right at the bottom just before you reach it. You should spot a narrow path ahead. Follow the path to reveal a hidden corpse that you can loot to grab these Ashes.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Crescent Axe, Blooming Purple Moss Clump, Undead Hunter Charm, Dual Charm, Lloyd’s Shield Ring, Morning Star, Canvas Talisman

Easterner’s Ashes

Location Found: Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Walkthrough: After defeating Pontiff Sulyvahn, head across the courtyard and up the stairs, making your way through the arch furthest to your right. Climb all the way up, and then jump to the ledge below once you near the top. You should spot a nearby corpse shining brightly with a white glow. Interact with it to claim these ashes, but beware of the Silver Knights who can attack you from above using Great Bows.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Eastern Armor Set/ Shiva of the East Armor, Large Titanite Shard, Washing Pole, Wood Grain Ring

Excrement-covered Ashes

Location Found: Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Walkthrough: Make your way to the river in Irithyll and search for the entrance to the sewers that you have to use to progress into the fight with Pontiff Sulyvahn. Be wary of the monsters in here, and look in a small alcove directly across from the stairs that lead to the Pontiff fight to find these ashes on a corpse resting in the shin-high water.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Blooming Purple Moss Clumb, Dung Pie

Prisoner Chief Ashes

Location Found: Irithyll Dungeon

Walkthrough: In order to get these Ashes, you’ll need to acquire the Jailer’s Key Ring. First travel to the church that is surrounded by poisonous water near the Profaned Capital. Climb up onto the roof and look for a set of stairs that will lead back towards the Dungeon. Follow the stairs to find the key ring at the end of a corridor.

Now you need to travel back to the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire and drop down off the edge of the platform nearby. From here head to the right, follow the corridor to the last cell on the end. Use the key to open the door and grab these Ashes off the corpse sitting in the chair inside.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Karla’s Outfit, Human Pine Resin

Xanthous Ashes

Location Found: Irithyll Dungeon

Walkthrough: To find these Ashes you will need to make your way to the lowest level of the Dungeon, the place where all the Jailers reside, and then keep to your left, traveling all the way to the end of the area. Open up the cell with the two corpses and grab this set of Ashes off the one closest to the door.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Xanthous Armor Set

Hollow’s Ashes

Location Found: Untended Graves

Walkthrough: Make your way through the Untended Graves, past Champion Gundyr, and into Dark Firelink Shrine. Head through the main area, down to where Andre the Blacksmith usually works, and then down the left hand stairs. Turn left at the bottom and follow the corridor ahead all the way to the back corner to find these ashes resting on a corpse in the corner where Yoel of Londor usually resides.

Items Unlocked at Shop: Purging Stone, Poison Throwing Knife

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