Vendrick's Blessing


Once the player has acquired the 3 Crowns of the Lost Kings ( Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King) and the King's Crown, then they may travel into Vendrick's memory to receive some new dialogue, a short cut scene, and a blessing from the King. In the cut scene Vendrick appears to infuse the crown your character is holding with a new power. This gives a new bonus to the King's Crown and the 3 DLC crowns where, if worn, the player can no longer hollow or be cursed, similar to if they were wearing a Ring of Life Protection. Did the King find a 'cure' to the curse that he had been fighting for so long, or is it just another illusion...
  • Effect doesn't carry to next NG
  • While the blessing prevents hollowing on death it doesn't keep your collected souls on death (similar to losing as an invading red phantom), causing you to still have to recover your souls.
  • After getting Vendrick's blessing in NG+, the crowns from the last playthrough also regain their special abilities (tested with my already upgraded and blessed Crown of the Old Iron King)
  • It is to be noted, this effect is NOT a buff. Means, you will actually have to wear one of the three DLC crowns before you die, otherwise you will turn into the hollow

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    • Anonymous

      14 Apr 2021 02:56  

      I killed all bosses in the game it didn't work. I did put vendricks area into ng+1 via bonfire ascetic so maybe that's why it isn't working?

      • Anonymous

        23 Feb 2021 23:17  

        just beat Ivory King and spoke to Vendrick. I don't have the King's Crown, yet he still gave me the blessing. Is this a bug or intended?
        Ver. 1.11, not SOTFS

        • Anonymous

          30 Jan 2021 12:53  

          I feel everyone is missing the fact that this is scholar of the first sin and vendricks brother has been pushing you toward vendrick and his knowledge of the soul and curse all so you could get the crown, let the flame fade, and rule the dark as the true monarch and the only one able to keep their humanity and immortality

          • Anonymous

            11 Jan 2021 11:14  

            So I had got all 4 crowns, and the kings crown, and went through the animation to revive his blessing. But when I put on a crown I’m still hollow. I’m still in the original new game. Please help?

            • Anonymous

              03 Jan 2021 09:04  

              It doesn't end the curse, you'll still respawn after death. I guess that's immortality for the bearer of the curse.

              • Anonymous

                30 Oct 2020 02:20  

                well this was pointless i though that if i get the king blessing , i shall not be hollow anymore but seems to be very useless cause i think that wearing , ring of binding was no longer needed... damn i hate to hide my ugly hollow ass face with a bag of paper .PD actually a syans helm Llewelyn armor judgment gloves velstad leggins.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Sep 2020 08:56  

                  Do i need to collect all the crowns again on NG+ ? Because i don't get the blessings on NG+ aft i talked to him

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Sep 2020 20:21  

                    What's even the point of having this at the end of the game? You'll hardly have something to do when you get this

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Aug 2020 20:14  

                      I guess you are supposed to boss rush the dlcs doing only the main bosses and then once you have the blessing you can do lud and zallen, aged smelter, etc

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Aug 2020 18:23  

                        what's the not lore point in doing this if it won't carry over since you will probably have done everything by the time you get this

                        • Anonymous

                          06 May 2020 01:42  

                          Guess this is usefull for PVP as it lets you host infinite invasions, if you also summon some friends they become the king's guards protecting from invaders, could be fun if i wasn't so late to play this game online, at least on PS4 its freeking dead even with the corona out there

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Apr 2020 06:38  

                            Surprisingly I’m not the only one playing this years later lol. Lost interest after the 1st dark souls. Pandemic made me dust off my old 360 and continue dark souls 2.

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Apr 2020 10:57  

                              To all who said this was dumb, vendrick's blessing prove that the king has the immue from being hollowing though we found him hollwed, wandering round. The power is serve as a plot, an iceberg.

                              • Anonymous

                                21 Mar 2020 16:05  

                                Did you just complete the game and have nothing else to do in it? Cool here's a power up that doesn't punish you for dying while aimlessly wandering around. Just don't take it with you into a new game, that would be silly.

                                • 02 Feb 2020 11:44  

                                  It's absolutely ridiculous that you have to recomplete the DLCs on NG+. What's the point of a "no hollowing" buff when you have, at most, optional bosses and the last encounter left? I basically don't give a crap if I'm human or not then anyway and would take the armour aesthetic over the effect anyway.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    12 Jan 2020 19:47  

                                    Crap I can’t continue my seigmire cosplay but I want to wear the crown onion hat or crown what should I chose

                                    • Anonymous

                                      11 Jul 2019 23:10  

                                      "Effect doesn't carry to next NG" So what's the point knowing we'll get that at the very very very end of the game after tons of efforts??

                                      • Anonymous

                                        27 Apr 2019 15:51  

                                        Between this n actually being able to fix the rings of life protection, at a certain point in the game there’s really no reason u should be loosing souls

                                        • Anonymous

                                          24 Apr 2019 04:17  

                                          Unless you stopped going through the game's difficulties to pvp or something I don't see why they made this only work per Ng cycle. And it's not like effigies or the ring of life protection are hard to get, so while it isn't a big issue, I'd love it if they kept the perk permanently. Oh well...

                                          • 05 Jun 2018 10:05  

                                            It will be very helpful since this will spare a slot for a ring (in which there was the Ring of Life Protection in my progress). However, sad to say that when I have collected all 4 crowns, there will only be about 3 (or 4) bosses left (i.e. Lud and Zallen, Aldia and Nashandra).

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