#1 Edited by Thiago123 (496 posts) -

So I just finished Anor Londo, but I was not able to kill that bum Lautrec when I invaded his world. Is there anyway to re-light the Firelink Shrine bonfire? Even if the answer is no, is there at least another opportunity to fight him?

I guess otherwise I'll NG+ just to get to Undead Parish and kill him in that prison cell. Gotta get my meaningless video game revenge.

#2 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -
#3 Posted by MentalDisruption (1670 posts) -

Nope. You have to kill him when you invade. I've never been killed on my invasion though. Can you just reuse the item to get back in or is it gone now?

#4 Posted by ConfusedOwl (965 posts) -

You can fight him as much as you want until you beat him I believe. I've tried to kill him 3 times.

#5 Posted by development (2633 posts) -

You can die on him as much as you want. Just keep trying free of charge. You even keep your souls when you die. There may be extra dialog when you go back, too.

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#6 Posted by TobbRobb (4844 posts) -

Just keep going back for more man, he ain't going anywhere.

#7 Posted by ModernAlkemie (366 posts) -

I don't think you'll get the message about the orb responding when you return to the chamber leading to Smough & Ornstein, but you can still use the black orb there to invade Lautrec.

Also remember that you only have to kill Lautrec--you don't have to kill his buddies.

#8 Edited by Thiago123 (496 posts) -

Oh! OK thanks, I thought it was a one shot thing, I didn't even check my inventory. Does anyone know if you have to be in Anor Londo? Do I have to wait until the message comes back that the orb is acting up, or can I just use it from anywhere? His buddies got the best of me...I kind of went in unprepared.

FYI - I already went through and beat Smaugh and Ornstein tho (if it matters). And I'll be honest, I needed co-op help for them. Not even the Vinny special (Iron Flesh + Walk Forward) was enough!

#9 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

@thiago123: You can only use the orb in the hall before the O&S fight. You don't have to wait for any special conditions other then that.

#10 Edited by chiablo (999 posts) -

There is a super cheesy method to killing him.

Go to the Undead Merchant in the aqueduct and buy poison arrows. Three arrows into each will poison them and slowly drain their health down to almost nothing. Two rounds of this and they'll bite the dust without ever touching you.

And as far as I am aware, the Firelink Shrine bonfire is permanently snuffed out. This is because the firekeeper is dead. In fact, if any firekeeper is killed their bonfire is no longer usable. Thankfully, the bonfire at the blacksmith is close enough to still be a useful waypoint.

#11 Edited by Thiago123 (496 posts) -

@chiablo said:

There is a super cheesy method to killing him.

Go to the Undead Merchant in the aqueduct and buy poison arrows. Three arrows into each will poison them and slowly drain their health down to almost nothing. Two rounds of this and they'll bite the dust without ever touching you.

And as far as I am aware, the Firelink Shrine bonfire is permanently snuffed out. This is because the firekeeper is dead. In fact, if any firekeeper is killed their bonfire is no longer usable. Thankfully, the bonfire at the blacksmith is close enough to still be a useful waypoint.

Thanks for the strategy, I'll have to give that a go if I keep running in to trouble. Regarding the bonfire: right but it was Lautrec who killed the Firelink firekeeper. If you kill him he is supposed to drop her soul which you can use to revive her, I thought.

#12 Edited by ModernAlkemie (366 posts) -

@thiago123: That's correct. If you get the soul back by killing Lautrec you can revive the shrine keeper by returning to her prison at Firelink. Just don't consume her soul or use it to reinforce your Estus Flask!

#13 Posted by dudeglove (8286 posts) -

@thiago123: Use the black orb in the main hall with the two royal sentinels before O&S. Upon defeating Lautrec, you'll get the Firelink firekeeper's soul. Take it back to firelink and she will be restored.

As other's have noted, a super easy way to deal with Lautrec is using a longbow combined with the hawk ring (which is in a chest hidden behind the Giant Blacksmith in the adjacent building) and poison arrows. The arrows don't even need to hit "properly" to induce poison. As long as you hit with the poison arrows - even if you cause 0 damage - the poison build up counter is independent of the range at which you attack. You can literally kill all three NPCs without aggroing them at all.

There is a VERY slim chance that the mage NPC will drop a certain catalyst upon death, but it's rare. Lautrec himself is actually pretty dangerous, as his weapon cuts through your defense and causes bleed damage.

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

There are a few ways to cheese the Lautrec fight but it's much more satisfying to take him out legitimately. Don't forget to pick up his armor afterward: It's on the right wing directly above where you fought Smough and Orenstein.

#15 Posted by chiablo (999 posts) -

@chiablo said:

There is a super cheesy method to killing him.

Go to the Undead Merchant in the aqueduct and buy poison arrows. Three arrows into each will poison them and slowly drain their health down to almost nothing. Two rounds of this and they'll bite the dust without ever touching you.

And as far as I am aware, the Firelink Shrine bonfire is permanently snuffed out. This is because the firekeeper is dead. In fact, if any firekeeper is killed their bonfire is no longer usable. Thankfully, the bonfire at the blacksmith is close enough to still be a useful waypoint.

Thanks for the strategy, I'll have to give that a go if I keep running in to trouble. Regarding the bonfire: right but it was Lautrec who killed the Firelink firekeeper. If you kill him he is supposed to drop her soul which you can use to revive her, I thought.

Ahh, that's right. I'm a greedy, heartless bastard and traded it in for sweet sweet Estus.

#16 Edited by hippocrit (255 posts) -

I always have a hard time with Lautrec because his shotels get around shields. If you're good at parrying you can eff him up though.

#17 Posted by redyoshi (233 posts) -

What I did was I stood up on that platform where you can summon Solaire, shot him once to get his attention and then waited for him to come up the stairs. Since it's narrow his buddies were single-file behind him but I was able to poke at him.

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#18 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5992 posts) -

Yeah, the only way is to defeat Lautric.

I ended up cheesing my way through the Lautrec fight with the Giant spear bow (Don't remember the actual name). After the fact I decided to reinforce my estus flask at the shrine near the beginning of Anor Londo for the imminent Smough and Ornstein fight, given I had another Fire Keeper soul. Much to my dismay, I ended up using the wrong soul and the Fire Link shrine is forever unlit in my current playthrough.

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#19 Posted by Thiago123 (496 posts) -

All - just reporting in: The murdered Firekeeper has been avenged! That bum Lautrec will not betray anyone else! He died a slow death...poisoned by a sniper hehe. Firelink Shrine is re-lit and kindled up to 20 bottles of +4 Sunny D.

#20 Posted by Gatehouse (709 posts) -

@thiago123: And now the little lady underneath it can talk to her heart's content. Maybe being murdered wasn't such a bad thing for her....

#21 Posted by chiablo (999 posts) -

All - just reporting in: The murdered Firekeeper has been avenged! That bum Lautrec will not betray anyone else! He died a slow death...poisoned by a sniper hehe. Firelink Shrine is re-lit and kindled up to 20 bottles of +4 Sunny D.

Good job, here's your prize: