Companions is a game mechanic that allows to summon NPC as companions. Each companion has a summon catalyst required to summon them.

Summoning a companion requires to be in Lord of Cinder Mode like regular summons, but they can be summoned on non-multiplayer areas (like the ones past the Giant Tower in the Undead Settlement or The Trials).

List of Companions

Companion Summon Catalyst FP Cost
Alfreda Opus of Foresight 50
Bazdulk Opus of Demons 100
El Crabbo Opus of the Crab 25
El Hueso Opus of the Tomb 25
Erekris Opus of the Congregation 50
Farold Opus of Royalty 50
Father John Opus of the Deep 50
Gimbal Opus of Avarice 50
Metora Opus of Divinity 50
Moxie Opus of the Rat 25
Praxos Opus of Allegiance 50
Rocky Opus of the Rock 25
Sluggo Opus of the Slug 25
Solaire of Astora Opus of Sunlight 75
Tazshi Opus of Crystals 100
Woof Opus of the Dog 25
Zarloth Opus of Loyalty 50

Companion Training

These items give bonuses to Companions or unlock new features about them.

Icon Name Availability Usage
Sign-of-Health.png Sign of Health

Increases the max HP of Companions by 100%.

Sign-of-Hollow-Summoning.png Sign of Hollow Summoning

Enables the summoning of Companions whilst hollow.

Sign-of-Mass-Summoning.png Sign of Mass Summoning

Enables the summoning of multiple Companions at the same time.

Sign-of-Power.png Sign of Power

Increases the damage of Companions by 100%.

Sign-of-Restoration.png Sign of Restoration

Grants regeneration to Companions, restoring 10 HP every second.

Sign-of-Tenacity.png Sign of Tenacity

Increases the Poise of Companions by 200.

Sign-of-Toughness.png Sign of Toughness

Increases the absorptions of Companions by 30%.

Companion Tools

These items affect companions and have unlimited uses.

Icon Name Availability Usage
Banishing-Coin.png Banishing Coin



Banish active companions from your world.

regenerating-phial.png Energizing Phial


Use to increase the Stamina Recovery of summoned Companions by 30 for 30 seconds.

Inciting-Bone.png Inciting Bone

Turns all summoned Companions hostile against you and each other.

invigorating-phial.png Invigorating Phial


Use to boost the damage of summoned Companions by 20% for 30 seconds.

rejuvenation-phial.png Rejuvenating Phial



Use to restore 20% HP of summoned Companions.


  • Companion stats scale depending on the game Location and New Game cycle.
  • The summon catalysts consume a varying amount of FP on use depending on the companion selected and have unlimited uses.
  • Companions have no time limit.
  • They are affected by buffs (i.g. Sacred Oath, Lothric War Banner, etc.)
  • Using the summon catalyst again after a companion is already present will beckon them next to you. If Ritualist Pact is equipped, 20% of their HP will be restored as well.
  • If a companion dies, area reload is necessary to resurrect them.
  • Only one companion can be present at any one time normally. The Sign of Mass Summoning is required to summon more than one.
  • Obtaining the Sign of Hollow Summoning will remove the Ember requirement to summon a companion.
  • Companions are automatically dismissed at the start of a Boss fight.

Information here is accurate for version 1.91.

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