Phantoms

General Information

When connected to other players online for co-op or PvP, players who are guests in a host's world will appear as a phantom.
Phantoms are designated a recognizable color to establish their friendliness or hostility to a host.

Some colors are shared by the available multiplayer items, meaning the phantom's color alone does not distinguish the covenant they belong to in all cases.

This table assumes the Host is in human form.

List of Phantoms

white phantom

White Phantom

Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
The phantom sends their soul sign to the host by using the White Sign Soapstone The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a white soul sign
while the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Assist the host for co-op To have assistance
Obtain souls during the process, and a point of humanity when the boss is defeated -
gold phantom

Gold Phantom

Method of Connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
The phantom sends their soul sign to the host by using the White Sign Soapstone
while being a member of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant
The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a gold soul sign
while the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Assists the host for co-op To engage in jolly co-operation
Obtain souls during the process, and a point of humanity and a sunlight medal
when the boss is defeated
Obtain a sunlight medal when the area boss is defeated
red phantom

Red Phantom

a.k.a. Dark Spirit, Black Phantom
Method of connection for the Phantom Method of connection for the Host
Using a Cracked Red Eye Orb The area boss is still alive
Being in Darkwraith covenant and using the Red Eye Orb The area boss is still alive
The phantom sends their soul sign to the host by using the Red Sign Soapstone The host chooses to summon a phantom by activating a red soul sign
while the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the host
Engage the host, or any other phantom, for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain souls killing other phantoms, obtain souls and a point of humanity by
killing the host
Obtain souls and a point of humanity by killing the phantom
blue phantom

Blue Phantom

a.k.a. Spirit of Vengeance1
Method of connection for the Phantom Method of Connection for the Host
Being in Blade of the Darkmoon covenant and using the Blue Eye Orb The area boss is still alive and the host has sinned
Being in Blade of the Darkmoon covenant and using the Darkmoon Blade
Covenant Ring
The host is in Dark Anor Londo
Being in Forest Hunter covenant and using the Cat Covenant Ring Sif is still alive and the host is in the Clan of Forest Protectors' area
Interacting with a Gravelord soul sign Area boss is alive, being a Gravelord Servant, and using an Eye of Death
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host and red phantoms for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain souls killing other phantoms and the host Obtain souls by killing the phantom
Being in the Blade of the Darkmoon covenant, obtain a souvenir of reprisal by
killing the host
-
Being in the Forest Hunter covenant, obtain a set of randomized items and rank
up in the covenant
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Being an invader of a Gravelord soul sign, put an end to Gravelord infection and
obtain an Eye of Death
Obtain an Eye of Death by killing the phantom
dragon spirit

Dragon Spirit

Method of connection for the Phantom Method of connection for the Host
Being in the Path of the Dragon covenant and sends a soul sign by using the
Dragon Eye
Interacting with a Dragon soul sign while the area boss is still alive
Goal of the Phantom Purpose for the Host
Engage the host for PvP Provides an enemy for PvP
Obtain a dragon scale and souls by killing the host Obtain a dragon scale and souls by killing the phantom

NPC Phantoms

You may summon or be invaded by several NPC phantoms, and you don't need to be online for this to happen, although you still need to be in human form.

Summons

Some NPC soul signs need certain events to happen before they appear.
Name Location Notes
Knight Solaire Undead Parish
Depths
Anor Londo
Demon Ruins
Kiln of the First Flame
Save Solaire for his soul sign to be available at Kiln of the First Flame
Knight Lautrec Undead Parish
Depths
Talk to Lautrec in Firelink Shrine after releasing him for his soul sign to be available at Undead Parish
Maneater Mildred Blighttown Beat her Dark Spirit form first for her soul sign to be available
Iron Tarkus Sen's Fortress -
Paladin Leeroy The Catacombs -
Witch Beatrice Darkroot Garden
New Londo Ruins
Summon her for the Moonlight Butterfly boss fight for her soul sign to be available at New Londo Ruins
Sif, The Great Grey Wolf Chasm of the Abyss's boss area Must be found and rescued before his soul sign appears when fighting Manus

Invaders

Dark Spirits will only spawn if the player is in human form and the area boss has not been defeated. This means that defeating a boss before being invaded by a particular NPC dark spirit will forever deny that dark spirit from appearing in that area on the current playthrough.
Name Availability
Kirk, Knight of Thorns Depths
Demon Ruins
Lost Izalith
Maneater Mildred Blighttown
Paladin Leeroy Tomb of the Giants
Xanthous King, Jeremiah Painted World of Ariamis
Marvellous Chester Oolacile Township

Notes

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