Forlorn

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."

 

Location

  • 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

Drops

 

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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Notes

  • 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

Location

  • 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

Drops

 

Enemies
Abandoned Hollow  ♦  Aldia Warlock  ♦  Alonne Knight  ♦  Amana Aberration  ♦  Amana Priestess  ♦  Archdrake Pilgrim  ♦  Armored Skeleton  ♦  Armorer Dennis  ♦  Ashen Crawler  ♦  Ashen Idol  ♦  Ashen Warrior  ♦  Aslatiel of Mirrah  ♦  Aurous Knight  ♦  Banedigger  ♦  Barrel Carrier  ♦  Basilisk  ♦  Belfry Gargoyle  ♦  Bell Keeper  ♦  Bell Keeper Mage  ♦  Black Drakeblood Knight  ♦  Blue Sentinel  ♦  Bonewheel Skeleton  ♦  Boromir  ♦  Bowman Guthry  ♦  Butcher Phantom  ♦  Catarina Knight  ♦  Chariot Lance Executioner  ♦  Charred Loyce Knight  ♦  Corrosive Egg Crawlers  ♦  Covetous Demon  ♦  Cragslipper  ♦  Crescent Sickle Phantom  ♦  crystal lizard  ♦  Curse Jar  ♦  Dark Priestess  ♦  Dark Spirit - A Chip Off the Ol' Rock  ♦  Dark Spirit - Abyss Ironclad  ♦  Dark Spirit - Forrest Grotesque  ♦  Dark Spirit - Pretender to the Xanthous Throne  ♦  Dark Spirit - Shadowveil Assassin  ♦  Dark Spirit - Tenebrous Rogue  ♦  Dark Spirit - The Ghost of Princes Past  ♦  Dark Spirit - Underworld Deadeye  ♦  Darkdweller  ♦  Darksucker  ♦  Desert Sorceress  ♦  Dingy Cleric Phantom  ♦  Dragon  ♦  Dragon Acolyte  ♦  Dragon Knight  ♦  Dragonfang Villard  ♦  DragonRider  ♦  Drakekeeper  ♦  Drakekeeper Knight Phantom  ♦  Dual Avelyn Bell Keeper  ♦  Dual Avelyn Faraam  ♦  Dual Avelyn Phantom  ♦  Ducal Spider  ♦  Eleum Loyce Giant  ♦  elite knight  ♦  Enemies  ♦  Entity of Avarice  ♦  Executioner  ♦  Falconer  ♦  Faraam Knight Phantom  ♦  Fencer Sharron  ♦  Flame Lizard  ♦  Flexile Sentry  ♦  Foreign Wanderer (Under Traveler)  ♦  forrest Grotesque  ♦  Frozen Reindeer  ♦  Fume Sorcerer  ♦  Gaoler  ♦  Giant Warrior  ♦  grand Tusk  ♦  Grave Warden  ♦  Great Basilisk  ♦  Great Giant Warrior  ♦  Great Poison Brumer  ♦  Greatbow Phantom  ♦  Greatsword Bell Keeper  ♦  Greatsword Phantom  ♦  Guardian Dragon  ♦  Gyrm Warrior  ♦  Gyrm Worker  ♦  Hammersmith  ♦  Headless Vengarl  ♦  Heide Knight  ♦  Hollow Crawler  ♦  Hollow Infantry  ♦  Hollow Mage  ♦  Hollow Mage (Black)  ♦  Hollow Peasant  ♦  Hollow Priest  ♦  Hollow Primal Knight  ♦  Hollow Prisoner  ♦  Hollow Rogue  ♦  Hollow Royal Soldier  ♦  Hollow Varangian  ♦  Hunting Dog  ♦  Hunting Rat  ♦  Infantry  ♦  Invisible Hollow  ♦  Invisible Rogues  ♦  Iron Warrior  ♦  Ironclad Soldier  ♦  Knight Phantom  ♦  Leydia Pyromancer  ♦  Lion Clan Warrior  ♦  Looking Glass Varlet  ♦  Maldron the Assassin  ♦  Masked Manikin  ♦  Melinda the Butcher  ♦  Merciless Roenna  ♦  Mongrel Rat  ♦  Nameless Usurper  ♦  Nimble Shadow  ♦  Ogre  ♦  Old Ironclad Soldier  ♦  Oliver The Collector  ♦  Poison Statue Cluster  ♦  Possessed Armor  ♦  Primal Knight  ♦  Prisoned Sinner  ♦  Prowler Hound  ♦  Prowling Magus  ♦  Rampart Golem  ♦  Rampart Hedgehog  ♦  Rampart Soldier  ♦  Rampart Spearman  ♦  Rampart Stray Dog  ♦  Roaming Soul  ♦  Roaming Soul - Foreign Wanderer  ♦  Rotten Vermin  ♦  Royal Soldier  ♦  Royal Swordsman  ♦  Ruin Sentinel  ♦  Rupturing Hollow  ♦  Sanctum Knight  ♦  Sanctum Priestess  ♦  Sanctum Soldier  ♦  Screenshots  ♦  Skeleton  ♦  Spider Drone  ♦  Spiders  ♦  Stone Knight  ♦  Stone Soldier  ♦  Stray Hound  ♦  Swollen Mongrel  ♦  Syan Soldier  ♦  The Imperfect  ♦  The Pursuer  ♦  Tseldoran Settler  ♦  Undead Aberration  ♦  Undead Crypt Knight  ♦  Undead Devourer  ♦  Undead Huntsman  ♦  Undead Laborer  ♦  Vorgel the Sinner  ♦  Wall Spectre  ♦  Wall Watchman  ♦  Washing Pole Phantom  ♦  Witchtree  ♦  Woodland Child Gully  ♦  Woodland Child Victor

 




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    • Anonymous

      I thought he was a real player for so long...
      Coz he kept on invading me seemingly at random, just like a real player...
      And I kept on not drinking estus to be honourable and stuff...
      God damn it

      • Anonymous

        This Guy is pure evil. Not because he's hard but I was trying to force a spawn because I only needed the Sword from him to get the entire gear. I got him to invaded me at the gate that leads to the Giant Lord memory. I defeated him and rested at the bonfire only for my Game to have an error that crashed it. This Guy has the nerve to force an error in my PS4. I still got the Sword tho but this was just such a funny occurrence.

        • Anonymous

          This guy is complete bull****. I swear he cancelled a backstab animation TWICE while it was in the middle, by rolling. I have never seen any other phantom do that. Only simple pummeling appears to work reliably.

          • 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.

            • 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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

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

                        • Anonymous

                          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

                            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.

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