Selen Vinland

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Black Phantom Selen Vinland

General Information[edit]

Selen Vinland is sister to Garl Vinland , Maiden Astraea’s bodyguard. She ventured into the Valley of Defilement in hopes of finding her brother, but took refuge in the swamps unable to discover his whereabouts. It is from her the player learns of the Valley’s wretched past of being a dumping ground for aborted children.


  • NG Body Form: 2132
  • NG Black Phantom 2167


Valley of Defilement

  • World 5-2


Form Vitality Intelligence Endurance Strength Dexterity Magic Faith Luck
Human 29 43 22 33 24 19 36 14
Black Phantom 29 43 22 33 24 19 36 14

Note - This information was captured directly from the game data. Please note that the stat levels often to not correlate to actual health or performance levels as they would the player due to special effects applied in the background.



Right Hand 1 Right Hand 2 Left Hand 1 Left Hand 2
Blind +5 - Talisman of God -


Helmet Armor Gauntlets Leggings
Dull Gold Helmet Dull Gold Armor Dull Gold Gauntlets Dull Gold Leggings


Arrow Type Arrow Number Bolt Type Bolt Number
- 0 - 0

Ring and Spells[edit]

Ring 1 Ring of Devout Prayer
Spell 1 Recovery
Spell 2 Anti Magic Field
Spell 3 Cure
Spell 4 -
Spell 5 -


Item Slot Name Quantity
Slot 1 - 0
Slot 2 - 0
Slot 3 - 0

Special Effect Multipliers[edit]

Special Effect Multipliers are blanket multipliers that are applied to NPCs, including Black Phantoms. For example, if the HP multiplier is "x2", the NPC will have twice the health that the player would have if they had identical stats and equipment. The NPC's attack multipliers are applied before the damage is affected by the player's defenses and resistances. Damage received by the NPC is slightly more complicated. When the player does damage to the NPC, the raw damage is put into a formula and computed against the NPC's resistances. These resistances are multiplied by the values in the Physical/Magic/Fire Defense columns before calculation. After the remaining damage is reduced by resistances, it is then multiplied by the Damage reduction multipliers in the Physical/Magic/Fire Reduction columns. The output damage remaining is the dealt to the NPC.


Form HP MP Equip Load Stamina Recovery Stamina Damage
Human - - - - -
Black Phantom x2 - - - -


Form Physical Attack Magic Attack Fire Attack
Human - - -
Black Phantom x1.5 x1.5 x1.5

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Form Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
Human - - - - - -
Black Phantom - - - x1.5 x1.5 x1.5

Effect Resistance[edit]

Form Poison Resistance Plague Resistance Bleed Resistance
Human - - -
Black Phantom - - -

NG+ Multipliers[edit]

  • NG+ Multipliers are the factors by which an NPC's Special Effect Multipliers are adjusted when entering NG+.
  • In NG+, each NPC and stat has a unique adjustment. These values are shown below
  • In NG++, all stats are adjusted increased by 7% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++, all stats are adjusted increased by 10% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG++++, all stats are adjusted increased by 14% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++++, all stats are adjusted increased by 19% from the NG+ values.


Form HP MP Stamina Stamina Damage Souls
Human x1.45 x1.5 x1.48 x1.59 x2
Black Phantom x1.45 x1.5 x1.48 x1.59 x2


Form Physical Attack Magic Attack Fire Attack
Human x1.6 x1.6 x1.6
Black Phantom x1.6 x1.6 x1.6

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Form Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
Human x1.33 x1.33 x1.33
Black Phantom x1.33 x1.33 x1.33

Tendency Events[edit]

  • Pure White World Tendency
  • Appears in Body Form, asking about the whereabout of her brother, Garl Vinland
  • Defeat Black Phantom Garl Vinland (Pure White World Tendency in 5-3, and he will drop the Crest of Vinland.
  • This is the proof of her brother she needs to see.
  • Return the Crest of Vinland to her to recieve a Ring of Devout Prayer as a reward, provided the player maintains a minimum of 10 faith.
  • If you have less than 10 faith when you give her the crest, she will give you one Dark Moon Grass instead.
  • If the player refuses to give her the crest twice in a row, the sidequest fails for the remainder of the new game cycle.
  • Killing her in her body form will cause your Character Tendency and World Tendency to shift by -2.
  • Drops:
  • Pure Black World Tendency
  • Appears as a Black Phantom
  • She will cast Heal and Anti Magic Field.
  • She uses the weapon Blind , which ignores shields
  • She can run and roll in the swamp, although the player cannot
  • Drops the following if killed:


If you choose to face her in melee, be aware she is using a Blind against you, so go two-handed with your weapon and try to finish the fight quickly. If you can, back her up against the fence or somewhere she cannot roll backwards to heal. It won't be hard to interrupt her actions and kill her.

Hyper mode[edit]

By using the poison swamp to your advantage, allow your HP to fall below 30% and equip the Clever Rat's Ring and/or the Morion Blade. Equip a weapon with a solid stunlock and the ability to be Enchanted. Possible weapons include the Blueblood Sword , due to the high magic damage and moderate stamina usage per swing. Alternatively, the Meat Cleaver , for its stun immunity during its swing animation, although you are limited to 3 R1 swings maximum.

Ensure you two hand your weapon of choice and approach Selen as quickly as possible to avoid detection (Graverobber's Ring may help). Get close to her land patch, while also conserving stamina to ensure you can stunlock her as long as possible if she suddenly attacks. Under these conditions, Selen should be killed by the end of your combo. If she survives, use the push attack if using a Blueblood Sword which should keep her stunned long enough to recover and attack again. If you are using the Meat Cleaver, simply approach her as she stands up and lock her in a combo again. If you are concerned that you may take a hit before you are able to stunlock, try Warding; if not stick with Second Chance.

Repeated Knockdown[edit]

Equip a sword with a large knockback like the Dragon Bone Smasher and dual hand it. When she gets knocked back, run a few feet forward and R2 as she is getting up. This will not only do lots of damage but will not allow her to attack or heal. By the time the attack hits, she has just regained composure and will get knocked back again. Repeat until death. It is possible to kill her in less than 6 hits using this tactic.


If you aren't doing NG+ another good tactic would be a hit and run. Equip a Thief's Ring and Graverobber's Ring , come from the backside and get in a back stab. When Selen is flying face first into the muck, turn and run for your life. She will either a) cast Anti-magic field, or b) trail behind you a while before giving up. Simply rinse and repeat and bring lots of Poison heals. Once her HP gets low, you should stand and fight to prevent her from healing.


You can attack her from range with a bow and do good damage, but she will move around so you need to keep retargeting her. This can be done from the safety of the boardwalk up the cliff face. If you can tolerate standing in the swamp, through the fence from the other side of the fog door. Bring Morion Blade and the Clever Rat's Ring to speed things up. Fire Arrows and rotten Arrows makes it easy to track her in the gloom.

Once her HP get down below half, she will start to cast a Heal miracle. You need to be able to interrupt her or this fight will never end.

Soul Remains[edit]

If you bring Soul Remains , this battle will go a lot easier. Equip the Graverobber's Ring and the Ring of Magical Sharpness. Have the following items hot-keyed for your square button:

  • Old Spice
  • Soul Remains
  • Dark Moon Grass (or any that heal a large amount of health)

Move close enough where you can lock onto Selen with R3. Throw some Soul Remains at her. She will start chopping at the air and ignore you. At this point, cast 3 or 4 fireballs. She will start moving toward you, but throw another Soul Remains. Again, she will chop the air and ignore you - while she is doing this, eat some Old Spice to fully recharge your magic meter or some grass if your health is getting too low. Repeat this process until she dies. This should interrupt her heal miracle and keep her from attacking with Blind. If she uses Anti Magic Field, simply move back and wait for it to wear off. As long as you keep throwing the Soul Remains, it will keep her distracted.

Poison/Death Cloud[edit]

If you want to be cheap you can sneak up behind her (use the Thief's Ring if necessary) and cast Poison Cloud and/or Death Cloud. Stand and wait until it runs out, then cast it again, and repeat. It should only take 3-4 casts. As long as you don't attack or move too close to her she won't attack or heal, but to be safe, try and stay in one spot. Make sure you stay on top of your health. Note: if you're trying to raise your Character Tendency then you need to finish her off with a conventional physical or magic attack.


Black Phantom Selen is very easy to kill from NG+ on… Simply equip your Thief's Ring to sneak behind her and hit her with Soulsucker for an instant kill.


All dialogue text is © Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

First encounter (5-2, pwwt)
Why, you are one of the sane ones, are you not?
I am Selen of the West. I seek my brother Garl Vinland, the knight who accompanied Saint Astraea on her travels.
I believe they settled here. If you happen to see my younger brother, please tell me. I must share with him the last words of our father.
I heard an unflattering rumour about Saint Astraea. Have you met that herb-peddling woman?
She claims that Saint Astraea is herself a Demon. That woman has no reason to lie. Surely she must be mistaken.
I find something odd about this place. It brims with grime, but at once feels strangely pure.
Second encounter (5-2, with Crest of Vinland)
This crest! That is a Vinland heirloom meant for my younger brother.
So, my brother and Astraea have both strayed from the path of God…
The poor souls. Perhaps their hearts were too pure.
O traveling warrior. I hesitate to ask, but can you part with that crest?
Garl has strayed from the path of righteousness, but I wish to have the heirloom, in honour of our Vinland blood.
I shall reward you in kind.
Thank you, kind warrior. As Garl's sister, I express my deepest thanks for your honouring of his name.
Please accept this. It was intended for my brother, but now it should belong to you.
May the angels gaze favourably upon you.
Yes, I see. But you must realise that an ordinary crest will bestow upon you no power.
I only wished to remember my poor younger brother by it. Perhaps you can reconsider?
Reconsider; Yes (with Faith below 10)
Thank you, kind warrior. As Garl's sister, I express my deepest thanks for your honouring of his name.
Please accept this as thanks. Perhaps you will have use of it on your travels.
Reconsider; Yes (with Faith above 10)
Same response as answering 'Yes' the first time.
Reconsider; No
Yes, I see. I can no further presume upon you. Perhaps this is punishment for Garl's wrongdoing.
I will search for a way back home. May you be unharmed in battle, and safe along the roads of your travel.
When attacked
What in heavens name? I am no foe of yours.


  1. If she manages to cast Anti Magic Field, she will chase you down. Anti Magic Field is like her little magical beacon.
  2. Unlike Scirvir, she will not run out of MP. It doesn't matter how much you wait. Even if she shows the low MP animation.