Located in the basement of the Old Church in the area that connects Undead Parish, Sen's Fortress and Darkroot Garden. Andre of Astora is the most diverse of the Blacksmiths, with the ability to ascend weapons along the Standard (Normal), Raw, Divine and Occult paths, if given the required embers.

A Merchant too

As well as Blacksmith skills, Andre sells a number of items including Arrows and Bolts. These are mostly weapons and shields, many can be found elsewhere except for:

And to fix your gear on the road, Andre will sell you:

But possibly the most useful (but not required) item is the Crest of Artorias for 20,000 Souls. This will open the sealed door in Darkroot Garden.


Andre will chat about Siegmeyer of Catarina and Darkroot Garden as well as giving you a crash coarse (although brief) about weapon and armour upgrade and ascension when using the talk option.

Andre of Astore, the Blacksmith. Can be found between Undead Parish, Darkroot Garden and Sen's Fortress.
credit: From Software

Andre of Astora will be happy to take the following Embers off your hands:

If killed...

As most ascension paths require a +5 or +10 weapon, it is best to not kill this character until you are completely sure you want to. If you do, it will count as a Sin and Andre will drop:

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