Location

  • Vamos.pngThis Blacksmith is accessed through The Catacombs. After the first bonfire, continue along the level until you come to a spiral staircase that breaks off. Carefully walk (NOT roll) off of the bottom of the stairs, staying against the outer wall - there is a platform directly below. From there, you should see another platform (with a lootable corpse) ahead and below; then you can safely drop to the bottom. Step into the hole there and you'll be greeted by a cut-scene of Vamos approaching you and smashing out a wall, suggesting it would be best if you left else you might cause him to lose his focus. (The cutscene will save your character from an otherwise lethal fall should he or she be lucky enough to fall directly into the hole from higher up, but this is beyond risky.) Vamos will remain here unless killed. Be careful not to accidentally lead any of the wheel skeletons just outside into his nook - they'll kill him pretty fast, due to their attack style.

  • He can ascend fire weapons to +5 by default. Giving him the Large Flame Ember will enable him to ascend fire weapons to +10. Giving him the Chaos Flame Ember will allow him to ascend +5 fire weapons to chaos weapons. See the Upgrades page for more information regarding weapon upgrades.

  • Despite the somewhat violent introduction and the suspicious appearance, Vamos will not harm you unless attacked first.

How to get to him

Here's a helpful video showing how to reach Blacksmith Vamos.

Shop

Icon
Name
Use
Price
Items


Homeward Bone

500

Titanite Shard
Upgrades weapon to +5
800
Keys


Weapon Smithbox
Grants the Player the ability to upgrade weapons at the Bonfire
2000(?)

Armor Smithbox
Grants the Player the ability to upgrade armor at the Bonfire
2000(?)
Ammunition


Standard Arrow

10

Large Arrow
Higher Damage/Less Range
50

Wooden Arrow

3

Standard Bolt

30

Heavy Bolt

100

Wooden Bolt

10
Upgrades

Fire Upgrades
Standard weapons +5 ascend to Fire Reinforcement.
200

Large Fire Upgrades
Requires Large Flame Ember: Fire weapons +5 ascend to +10.
200

Chaos Upgrades
Requires Chaos Flame Ember: Fire weapons +5 ascend to Chaos Reinforcement.
200

Attacks

  • Pickaxe swing.
  • Overhead chop.
  • Jumping ranged chop.
  • Spinning double attack.

Strategies

Vamos can be tough to kill at low levels, but at higher levels he shouldn't put up much of a fight. He's fairly slow with mostly close quarter attacks, and his only weapon is a Pickaxe. Although he is a large special character, he can still be parried and backstabbed. His smithy is a bit cramped for fighting, so it can be beneficial to clear out the wheel skeleton pit first, and then fight him there.
Sometimes most of his attacks will not hit at all when in range, apart from the spinning attack (bug?)

Drops when killed