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Dark Souls 3 Guide to Soul Transposition

Dark Souls 3 Guide to Soul Transposition

When it comes to bosses in Dark Souls 3, there is a lot to defeat within one playthrough. There are bosses that are extremely difficult and there are bosses that you will always one-shot your first time because of how easy they are. No matter the boss, they will always drop a boss’s soul. You can either turn them into items or use them for extra Souls.

To Transpose your Boss Souls in Dark Souls 3, you will need to have completed a few things. You will need to defeat the Cursed Rotted Greatwood and obtain the Transposing Kiln. Once you have it, head back to the FIrelink Shrine and give the Kiln to Ludleth on one of the thrones. You can then Transpose items using Boss Souls that you earn from defeating bosses.

It is not that confusing. It is actually pretty helpful if you want a specific Boss weapon or even magic items. They also will let you get Rings that boost all sorts of things as well. Make sure to check with Ludleth before using a Boss Soul so you don’t miss out on any important items.

How to Transpose your Boss Souls?

As we said before, it is actually pretty simple once you figure out how to Transpose items. All you have to do is defeat the Curse Rotted Greatwood in the Undead Settlement and get the Transposing Kiln. Once you get it, head back to the Firelink Shrine and give it to Ludleth. He will be sitting on the second to last throne on the left side.

Once you give it to him, take any Boss Souls you get to him and you will have an option to Transpose one item from a couple of choices. If you are having trouble figuring out which one you want from a specific Soul, don’t be afraid to look up what is good and what is not. Just make sure to check before you use the Soul so you don’t miss out on important items.

What does each Boss Soul give you?

There are a total of 23 Boss Souls that give you a choice between a couple of items or some Souls. The Nameless King Soul is the only Soul that allows you to choose between 3 items, but the rest only let you choose from 2. You most likely already know where each of these Souls comes from, so if you are confused about where exactly to get each one, just look up the boss locations.

We tried our best to give you the necessary information about each one. We gave information on what items that specific Boss Soul lets you create and how many Souls it would give you if you didn’t want any of the items. Either way, you will want to make a decision each time you get one so make sure to check what each one gives you before using it.

Here are all the Boss Souls in Dark Souls 3 and what they will give you if you Transpose them:

Soul of the Boreal Valley Vordt (2,000 Souls)

Soul of Vordt of the Boreal Valley. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extact its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Vordt’s Great Hammer or Pontiff’s Left Eye

This is the first major Soul that you will get in order to complete the game and you might be tempted to use it for Souls. It is before you can Transpose these items, so make sure to keep it until you know for a fact you won’t want any of the items it gives you. You also get it before the Transposing Kiln so keep all your Boss Souls for the Transposing Kiln.

Soul of the Rotted Greatwood (3,000 Souls)

Soul of the Curse-rotted Greatwood. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Hollowslayer’s Greatsword or Arstor’s Spear

This is the Soul you will have to get if you want to Transpose anything in the game. You will need to defeat the Curse Rotted Greatwood to get this Soul and the Transposing Kiln. It is not an easy fight for new players so make sure you take your time to learn the moves of this boss. It is one of the oddest bosses in the Dark Souls series so be warned.

Soul of a Crystal Sage (3,000 Souls)

Soul of a Crystal Sage. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Crystal Sage’s Rapier or the Crystal Hail

The Crystal Sage is another one of those really odd bosses. The first phase is very easy and then they split into multiple versions of the boss around the arena. All you have to do is look for the purple magic around the real one and defeat them. They aren’t a hard boss, but they are necessary for going further into the main story.

Soul of the Blood of the Wolf (20,000 Souls)

Soul of the Blood of the Wolf. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Farron Greatsword or the Wolf Knight’s Greatsword

This is the first Lord of Cinder that you will have to defeat. The fight is by far one of our favorites in the game and it is well worth getting the gear that the Soul allows you to Transpose. You can get the weapons of the boss that you have just defeated so it is well worth the Souls you need to use to Transpose it.

Soul of the Deacons of the Deep (20,000 Souls)

Soul of the Deacons of the Deep. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Deep Soul Sorcery or the Cleric’s Candlestick

This fight is the most unique fight in the game because it is a mob fight. You will have to find the glowing deacon and defeat them. The glow will move to different deacons until the main deacon comes out. You will then need to defeat that deacon and then the boss is complete. If you died to this boss, you are probably taking too long to defeat them.

Soul of the High Lord Wolnir (10,000 Souls)

Soul of the High Lord Wolnir. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Wolnir’s Holy Sword or the Black Serpent Sorcery

This boss seems like a nightmare when you start to fight him. You are summoned to a dark arena and all you are greeted with is a random item on the ground. You walk up to this item and then you are greeted by Wolnir himself. He is a giant skeleton that is more of a gimmick fight than a boss fight. All you have to do is destroy the three golden bracelets on his arms.

Soul of the Old Demon King (10,000 Souls)

Soul of the Old Demon King. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Chaos Bed Vestiges Pyromancy or the Old King’s Great Hammer

This is one of the many optional fights that you can miss entirely. You can actually defeat this boss before you even fight Wolnir. Right before the Wolnir fight, knock down the bridge and it will turn into a ladder. You can climb down and it will take you to the area to fight this cool boss. You will have to fight your way to him since the path is full of dangerous enemies.

Soul of a Demon (20,000 Souls)

Soul of a demon. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Demon’s Greataxe or the Demon’s Fist

This is sort of a mini-boss. There is no boss health bar when fighting this enemy, but it is an essential part of the Siegward questline. This is a very easy boss to miss since the only way to get to it is to drop down on a ledge before you get to the top of the Giant’s tower. It is a relatively easy fight, just make sure to get the help of Siegward to make it easier.

Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn (12,000 Souls)

Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Greatsword of Judgment or the Profaned Greatsword

Pontiff is that one boss that is a roadblock for many players. Not only is this boss super fast, but halfway through the fight, he splits into two versions of himself. It definitely is one of the harder fights in the game and it is well worth looking at the items that the Boss Soul gives you. If you do die to this boss, don’t give up because most people struggle with this one.

Soul of Yhorm the Giant (20,000)

Soul of Yhorm the Giant. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Yhorm’s Great Machete or Yhorm’s Greatshield

Yhorm the Giant is the gimmickiest of all gimmick fights. You can absolutely try to defeat him without the sword found in the arena, but it will be extremely difficult. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to equip the sword to deal the most damage to him. It is not a hard fight once you figure out what to do. You don’t even need to upgrade the weapon.

Soul of Aldrich (15,000 Souls)

Soul of Aldrich. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to make the Darkmoon Longbow or the Lifehunt Scythe Miracle

This is another of the Lords of Cinder along with Yhorm. This fight is weird since it takes place in the same room that you fight Ornstein and Smough in Dark Souls 1, it just looks a bit different. The fight is not super difficult, so it might be worth doing as soon as you get to Anor Londo. The items you get aren’t too great but you might enjoy using them.

Soul of the Dancer (10,000 Souls)

Soul of the dancer. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Dancer’s Enchanted Swords or the Soothing Sunlight Miracle

The Dancer is one of our favorite fights in the game. The soundtrack to the fight is incredible and the boss just dances around the arena and it makes for an amazing fight. It is not necessarily a hard fight, but it is one of the best in the game, at least for us. You can even fight this boss early if you know how to spawn it. It is not recommended for a person starting a new game to do this though.

Soul of the Dragonslayer Armour (15,000 Souls)

Soul of the Dragonslayer Armour. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Dragonslayer Greataxe or the Dragonslayer Greatshield

This is a boss that I can admit I had a lot of trouble with my first playthrough. I think I was stuck the longest on this boss for some reason. It is not a hard fight but it definitely is a small arena so you don’t really have that much room to move around. This fight is all about dodging, so make sure you have that down when you finally get to this boss.

Soul of Oceiros, the Consumed King (12,000 Souls)

Soul of Oceiros, the Consumed King. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the White Dragon Breath Sorcery or the Moonlight Greatsword

Oceiros is a cool boss, but very easy at that. He is totally optional and is easy to miss if you aren’t actively searching for him. He is a necessary boss if you want to defeat Champion Gundyr in the Untended Graves. He does give you the most iconic weapon in the Dark Souls series, the Moonlight Greatsword. This weapon is great and it is worth getting.

Soul of Champion Gundyr (20,000 Souls)

Soul of champion Gundyr. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Gundyr’s Halberd or the Prisoner’s Chain

Champion Gundyr is another of our favorites when it comes to bosses. You don’t have to defeat him to progress in the story so you can miss him entirely. He is absolutely worth fighting since he is just a harder version of Ludex Gundyr from the beginning of the game. He also gives the Prisoner’s Chain which gives you a bunch of bonuses.

Soul of the Twin Princes (20,000 Souls)

Soul of the Twin Princes. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Lothric’s Holy Sword or Lorian’s Greatsword

There are a lot of great bosses in Dark Souls 3 and this is one of the best along with the others we have mentioned. If you can get both swords from the Soul on one character, you can combine them to make an even better sword. Keep in mind that you will have to beat the boss twice on one character to do this. It is also a great fight and a Lord of Cinder as well.

Soul of the Nameless King (16,000 Souls)

Soul of the Nameless King. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Storm Curved Sword, the Dragonslayer Swordspear, or the Lightning Storm Miracle

The Nameless King is considered one of the hardest bosses in all of Dark Souls. Yes, this boss lives up to the hype. He is an extremely hard boss. There are 2 total phases that you will have to go through and both are very difficult. He is also the only boss in the game that let you choose from 3 items instead of just 2. This means to get all the items, you will need to fight him 3 times.

Soul of the Stray Demon (20,000 Souls)

Soul of the stray demon. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Havel’s Ring or the Boulder Heave Pyromancy

This is another one of those bosses that you can easily miss. The whole area this boss is in is very weird since you need to climb a random ladder in Farron Keep to get there. It is based on the Asylum Demon from Dark Souls 1 and it is a fun fight. You also get Havel’s Ring from the Soul as well. It is totally worth checking out if you haven’t seen it yet.

Soul of the Lords (20,000 Souls)

Soul of the Lords. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Sunlight Spear Miracle or the Firelink Greatsword

This is the Soul that you get from the final boss of the base game. Yes, there are DLC bosses after this, but if you don’t have the DLCs, this will be the final one you will get. We would recommend when you do defeat the final boss, get the Firelink Greatsword. It is a cool weapon to use and it will go well with the Cinder armor as well.

Soul of Sister Friede (20,000 Souls)

Soul of Sister Friede. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Friede’s Great Scythe or the Rose of Ariandel

This is a DLC boss and a very difficult one at that. Some people consider her to be the hardest boss in the game besides Nameless King. It is difficult because there are 3 full health bars in the boss fight. She also turns invisible mid-fight so make sure you are watching your back. She also gives a really cool weapon with her Soul when you Transpose it.

Soul of the Demon Prince (20,000 Souls)

The demons, birthed from a common Chaos, share almost everything between them, even the pride of their prince, and his nearly-faded flame.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Seething Chaos Pyromancy or the Demon’s Scar

The Demon Prince is a very cool boss fight in The Ringed City DLC. It has 2 phases. You will have to defeat one of the two Demon enemies first and then defeat the Prince after. It is a relatively straightforward fight and it is worth beating to get to the next section of the DLC. You should get the Demon’s Scar which is a tool that allows you to use Pyromancies and use it as a melee weapon.

Soul of Darkeater Midir (20,000 Souls)

Soul of Darkeater Midir. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create the Frayed Blade or the Old Moonlight Sorcery

This is considered the hardest dragon fight in all of Dark Souls beside the Ancient Dragon fight from Dark Souls 2. It not only has the most health out of every enemy in the game, but it is also a very hard-hitting enemy. You will need to learn its moveset or else you will need to tank some serious hits. You get a pretty sick weapon from its Soul so make sure to save it for that.

Soul of Slave Knight Gael (20,000 Souls)

Soul of Slave Knight Gael. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Transposition: Can be used to create Gael’s Greatsword or the Repeating Crossbow

Slave Knight Gael is the final boss of the game. Not only does it make for a difficult challenge, but it makes for a final send-off to the game itself. As far as we know, Dark Souls 3 is the final Dark Souls game and it is a great boss to send off the series with. Make sure to get Gael’s Greatsword with his soul afterward because it is a great weapon.