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
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    • Anonymous

      I was also invaded by Forlorn at Lost Bastille while climbing the ladder out of the area where the Pursuer is encountered, in the courtyard with the dogs near McDuff

      • Anonymous

        page doesnt mention the scythe forlorn invasion near the front of the Dragon Sanctum entrance in the Sunken City

        • Anonymous

          Sword Forlorn also spawns in the sasdy area without the quicksand on the way to Dukes Dear Freja from the Chapel Threshold bonfire (SotFS)

          • Anonymous

            Forlorn is like the annoying neighbor who cannot take a hint and keeps showing up at your place uninvited.

            • Anonymous

              So, apparently all variations of Forlorn are women (and headless, like Vengarl). There's a Zullie the Witch video that removes the armor and it apparently has a female character model.

              • 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.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        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

                                          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

                                          • 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

                                              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

                                              • 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

                                                  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

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

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Was invaded by a scythe variant forlorn in dragon's sanctum, just at the entrance doorway to the lair of the imperfect area. (As you exit the building and walk onto shallow water) Came to check the wiki for spawn info since it was the first time he actually managed to kill me and that particular area doesnt seem to be documented here.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        He was my first invasion in DS2. Thought he was real person and tried to wave and not healing (honor and ****). Roll attacked me to death...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Another missed location: room with cursed armor in Shulva. Another bonylus with ghosts. Also, first time they cut me down. When I returned to finish off the armors he spawned again, second time in a row, but I got killed. And then I returned again - and he spawned third tine in a row. I killed him and the knights. That was super intense.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I was doing farming runs and this guy invaded me in the poison mask room in Drangleic Castle, might wanna add that one

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Dude confused me because the last time I played DS2, he didn't exist and playing SOTFS for the first time, I was offline when this dude showed up at Lost Bastille when I was farming easy souls and I thought I'd gotten online somehow.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Honestly this is complet bull*****He kept rolling through all my spells AND melee attacks. How much stamina does he have ?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I feel like he's introduced to us as like, a rival. constantly showing up when you least expect it to test your strength. honestly, he should be called the Pursuer. It would make more sense, he chases us way more than the Pursuer does!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Invaded me just now in Dragon Aerie on the path between the first and second sleeping dragon. Honestly kind of sick of him. Sure, easy souls and an effigy, but how many times do I have to teach you this lesson, old man?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Got invaded by Forlorn right before Pursuer's bossfight room after I defeated the giant lord and was on my way to collect Benhart's gear

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Im at Aldia's Keep first (Foregarden) bonfire. Im playing with Delicate String on and the door at the Keep entrance becomes fogged for a moment. I only get message: "Dark Spirit Forlorn has returned home". Haven't been able to see the guy. Is this a bugged invasion location?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Is it a chance for him to invade in things betwix? Because I lit them all and only a normal red phantom spawned not a forlorn.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            dude is actually a whole b*tch and a half if you actually want his smoke and are actually trying to hunt him down for his gear: i spent LITERAL HOURS in Dr. Castle to no avail; he invaded me there while i was embered and doing my usual bonfire-to-bonfire run i usually do at the start of a new area, ignoring most enemies. well he decided to invade me there oh no problem at the top of the castle near the twins, and needless to say they all cornered and killed me whe i tried to backtrack to fight him in a safer zone. i didn't mind it at all - i'd previously been waiting for him to reappear so i can finish up his set in straid's inventory. so i go back, this time fully hollow, and even go as far as equipping the red string ring you get from titchy gren to increase the chances of being invaded. nothing. i scour the entirety of the map, now enemy free - still nothing . i even go as far as staying in the area overnight, AFK while ASLEEP - still. nothing . its pretty stupid that you cant get him to manually respawn if you wanted to and that is something i feel they should note on this here wiki: you're better off clearing the entirety of the game and then going to check out straid's inventory at endgame (what i did on a separate character) as you're more guaranteed to have his full set unlocked when all areas have been opened &cleared. which defeats the whole purpose for my current scythe/bleed build as i kinda wanted to actually play through most of the game WITH said set &weapons, but his *ss wont show up no where as near as much as he does when you actually want nothing to do with him lol.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              *****er's got some of the highest ng health, and unbreakable poise. A greathammer with stone ring equipped wasn't enough to stagger him. Thanks miyazaki

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The invader in Things Betwixt isn't actually a Forlorn. He doesn't use the armor set or weapon and doesn't count toward unlocking Forlorn equipment for purchase from Straid.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Guaranteed appearance is Huntsman Copse & Aldia's Keep. Random: Forest, Bastille, Valley, Iron Keep, Woods, Cove, Gulch, Dran. Castle, Amana, Crypt, Shulva, D. Sanctum, Brume Tower, FEL.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Invaded in the forest of giants right after the freaking cardinal tower bonfire. Was NOT prepped for a greatsword build like that-- was only level 17, jesus.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      In sotfs, it seems like he spawns with the Greatsword in areas before Drangleic Castle and with the scythe in Drangleic Castle and beyond

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        He invaded me after completing the Lost Bastille when I was upgrading at McDuff's. Thought it was a player at first.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I've a suspicion that the key to make folron invades frequently is to be low on effigy. I completed the entire game with 0 invades of folron , having usually 20 effigy in my inventory throughout the entire play through. As soon as I did Darkdiver Grandahl's questline and used a bunch of my effigies plus in some places afterwards i dropped around 1-3. Since then within a very short ammount of time he has already invaded me twice. Now this isn't data that has been tried a thousand times but it might be useful if turned to be true

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            How do you get them to spawn? I went though the game three times with the dlc but not single one appeared, Also had the game before the dlc and played before it. When I got the dlc's I also got all three key for each dlc area when I went back on, I play on the 360 version. Can someone help?

                                                                                            • I've had Forlorn invade all over. One invaded by the first Giant memory, another before The Pursuer's boss fight location, Black Gulch, Crown of the Ivory King, Huntsman's Copse, Brightstone Cove Tseldore near the blacksmith, and Drangleic Castle. The spawn points seem to be pretty random, and based on my play through its always been the one with the Greatsword. The only time the one with the Scythe spawned was in the Ivory King, however when I went back to Straid of Olaphis he only sold the Greatsword. So not sure if he only sells the weapon of the first Forlorn that spawns once you've defeated enough to get the full armor set?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Do you have to start all over again when you start NG+ or does the counter continue? Ie, if i killed three in NG, will it count the first that invades in ng+ at the 4th or the the 1st?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  100% invade is only in Huntsman Copse near those big fat guys. His other invasions are totally random, he can invade almost everywhere, including DLC's. He can invade you even multiplie times in exact same area, example: He might invade you near every giant tree in Fotfg. He can invade you even after you defeat boss of the area or even after you clear whole area from the enemies. He's an asshole, but there's one thing to make fights with him easier, he block with sword/scythe very often, like about after 2-3 attacks/combos/hit-trades, he will block for some time, enough to guardbreak and punish, take that atventage.

                                                                                                  IMPORTANT: There is one nasty place where he can invade you - it's in Shulva. Inside the sanctum in room, where are multiplie ghosts. Near hidden bonefire (the one you have to open with those buttons and jump for it), in room where there are cursed corpes of knights you want to destroy to make them valueable on physical side. The room where are two big holes and one little path beneath those, the corpses are on walls. YEAH, he might invade you in there with 3-5 ghost at same time. Here's tip, just run around and destroy a corpse at a time when u can, dodge, knights will eventually drop in holes, when u destroy all of corpses, kill knights first or try to make them fall, then kill him.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    What if forlorn are the undead that chose aldias ending? Constantly wandering the world in search of something to call home. Born could mean made a new rather than created and if the undead doesnt take up the mantle of monarch to light the flame their world would end like in dark souls 3, forcing them to drift into other worlds.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Ultra Greatswords absolutely wreck Forlorn, as long as you always leave yourself a little stamina to roll away after you attack

                                                                                                      • I have a feeling that this forlorn dude is like a glass cannon powerful in Offense but bad at defense so he has to have weakness to something

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I feel anyone wonder where he spawns, it's freaking everywhere, I've been invaded by him once went back and he didn't invade again, it's a random chance and it's nearly everywhere so be careful

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