HP ??
Weakness ??
Resistance Magic, Fire, Lightning, Dark
Respawns No

Forlorn is an enemy in Dark Souls 2. 


Forlorn Information

"Born of Aldia's Obsession with the First Sin, the Forlorn lost both their corporeal form and a world to call their own. Now they drift into other worlds, ever in search of a home. But without self, one has neither beginning nor end, and so the Forlorn have only to wander."



  • Black Gulch (chance to spawn near the worms. TP: near the first tar pool from the first bonfire)
  • Forest of Fallen Giants (chance to spawn in front of the king's door area where the syan knight is. TP:the doorway to the "balcony")
  • Huntsman's Copse  (guaranteed to spawn when approaching the leftmost side of the map where that butterfly sits on the top of a tree in the Bridge Approach area. NOTE: they are actually tied to the Undead Refuge bonfire, so that's where you should use Bonfire Ascetics if you want to replenish their spawns)
  • Harvest Valley  (chance to spawn in front of the Covetous Demon's fog gate. TP: entering the upper hallway dotted with poison pots)
  • Iron Keep  (chance to spawn on the bridge (that gets smashed) to the right as you exit Ironhearth Hall. TP: the doorway to the bridge)
  • Dragon Aerie  (chance to spawn on the last pillar that connects Dragon Aerie with Dragon Shrine)
  • The Lost Bastille  (1.chance to spawn on the road that connects McDuff's bonfire and The Tower Apart tower in which Lucatiel resides in. TP:reaching the top of the stairs from McDuff's bonfire /// 2.chance to spawn in the Exile Holding Cells bonfire area near the exit of the prison. TP:reaching the exit, maybe a little further where the first explosive barrel is)
  • Shaded Woods (chance to spawn somewhere in the misty forest with the ghosts. TP: passing through the doorway leading into the area from the ruined fork road)
  • Drangleic Castle  (chance to spawn on the long bridge that leads into Drangleic Castle)
  • Aldia's Keep (summoned after you have lit each torch sconce, no invader notification will be shown) 
  • Frozen Eleum Loyce (Outer Wall Bonfire)

 *TP=spawn trigger point



Strategy Tips

  • There are two variants of Forlorn that will invade the player. One wields a greatsword while the other posesses a scythe. Both used to be female, according to their character model.
  • Like many invading NPCs the Forlorn will make use of evasive maneuvers, such as rolling and backstepping, along with parrying and jumping attacks to bring the player down.
  • They can be stunlocked by sorceries, however if the player is unable to stunlock them or misses, there is a high chance the Forlorn will follow up with an attack while the player is vulnerable to deal massive damage.
  • They will actively dodge through spells, using melee attacks instead is highly recommended.
  • They seemingly rotate through strategies, one of which being in guard mode for a set amount of time. In guard mode they circle around you while holding their weapon up. Use this opportunity to perform a guard break on them and deal massive amounts of damage by using the counter attack animation. They will never attack while guarding during this time, so you don't have to worry about a surprise attack. When they move towards you with their guard up, they are NOT in guard mode so pay attention.


Move Set

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  • While attempting to force a spawn, it's recommended to add and select your Homeward Bone, Aged Feather or Darksign on your belt, since they become unavailable for use during an invasion. As soon as an invasion is not triggered you should use any of those items and repeat.
  • If you choose Darksign, consider using the Agape Ring with it to protect your soul memory.
  • Each randomly spawned and defeated Forlorn unlocks a piece of their armor for purchase at Straid of Olaphis. You cannot unlock their weapons before unlocking their armor first. You must defeat a scythe variant Forlorn after defeating 4 chance spawned forlorns in order to unlock the Scythe of the Forlorn. Same goes for the greatsword. The unlock progression carries over to NG+.


Scythe Variant


HP Weak Resists Respawns?
NG: ?
NG+: ?
NG+7: ?
?? ?? No


  • Undead Crypt (chance to spawn in the hallway blocked by the two undead wielding giant shields. TP: the room where you fight Lici-cough Nameless Usurper.)
  • Shrine of Amana (chance to spawn on the ridge accessed through a wooden door inside the Tower of Prayer. TP: the end of the ridge where the chest and basilisk is)
  • Shulva, Sanctum City (chance to spawn at the lower end of the stairs that lead down to the bridge that Sinh airstrikes upon first approach. TP: the beginning/top of the stairs or the middle)


Move Set

  • Among the Forlorn's many moves, two of them have the potential to go pass your shield and do some damage. An overhead attack and the back sweep both can bypass the player's shield's defenses to inflict some damage



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    • 13 Sep 2021 21:16  

      During my playthrough, I was invaded by Forlorn in every possible location they spawn. Scythe Forlorn in Eleum is the only one I ever died to -- SO much health and the attack tracking on the scythe is insanely accurate! Woof.

      • 08 Sep 2021 20:03  

        If get invaded and the Forlorn has the sword and I suicide/get killed and get invaded again in the same location.
        Could the Forlorn have the scythe? or the equipment is picked only once and not for each invasion
        If it can change:
        Can the Forlorn that spawn with a 100% chance do that? (I have tried that and or I am unlucky or is impossible (i try like 20 times))
        If it can not change:
        What about burning ascetic?
        Is there a location that has a 100% of Sythe that count for Straid?
        Do I have to kill an X amount of Forlorn so they can spawn with Sythe?

        I just want to buy Scythe of the Forlorn

        • Anonymous

          03 Sep 2021 00:30  

          The fact that they're female in the game data is definitely non-canon. They are essentially meant to be a possessed suit of armor and have no gender. That means they should default to 'he'

          • Anonymous

            09 Jul 2021 02:48  

            I actually kinda like this guy. Sure he has a ton of stamina and poise, but i think he still plays by the rules. He doesn't roll-cancel out of attacks like some phantoms do.

            • Anonymous

              05 Jul 2021 17:09  

              In SotFS for xb1 I got invaded by one in Drangliec Castle, in the second room. Just before the little room with the ladder that goes down toward the bonfire. Just sayin'...

              • Anonymous

                03 Jun 2021 18:09  

                For some reason, I can't get the Scythe ones to invade at all. I've been to all their locations, and nothing. Is their spwn rate lower than the Greatsword ones?

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jun 2021 10:04  

                  for some reason this douche keeps invading me almost at any location everytime when i equip black knight ultra greatsword

                  • Anonymous

                    09 May 2021 22:50  

                    Scholar of the First Sin edition, on Xbox - the Harvest Valley invasion of the Forlorn *did not* happen before the Covetous Demon's fog gate, but outside of the second bonfire (the bonfire after the gate that can only be opened via the lever above it).

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Apr 2021 21:31  

                      This ****ing douche is pure cancer, greatsword stun locking and super poise on every one of his attacks. I ****ing hate this **** scholar put in. Pure garbage.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Apr 2021 05:33  

                        Just got invaded by Forlorn in Bastille while I was hollowed? (thought you only got invaded even by npc's when you're human?)

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Apr 2021 22:03  

                          Got invaded by scythe wielding forlorn at undead crypt on my way to fight vendrick. Annoying but bodied him with my dark infused sacred chime hammer! xD

                          • 06 Apr 2021 11:36  

                            If you plan to farm him with Bonfire Ascetics in Huntsman's Copse, be sure to used them at the Undead Refuge bonfire — that's the one his spawn tied to, despite the fact that he invades in the Bridge Approach area.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Mar 2021 07:30  

                              No doubt the most annoying enemy in ds2 (for me) tired of their bullxxxx and i guess we should expect something like this in elden ring

                              • 23 Mar 2021 23:31  

                                Lol this dude has such a hard-on for you in the game. It’s actually kinda comedic how much he invades you throughout the game, every time i see him i say to myself “This guy again??” Haha.

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 Mar 2021 08:49  

                                  They also have what is potentially the highest poison resistance in the game... 3 consecutive Toxic Mist casts with them inside the mist for its duration and they still won't be poisoned. Kind of insane, considering they're supposed to simulate invaders and there is no way any character could ever have that kind of poison resistance.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 Mar 2021 17:20  

                                    Was invaded by him at Chapel threshold while trying to get white hollow mage mask. Invaded when I was by the antlion hole thing.

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