I was wondering how the multi player actually worked, can the white soap stone only be used once? As I would like to play with my boyfriend, but I don't want to go any buy another copy of the game if its only a limited time thing, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Praise the sun. Our Dark Souls Walkthrough provides tips for surviving the adventure, a guide to the entire world, and hints for slaying bosses.
You'll arrive in Ash Lake only after descending through The Great Hollow, itself accessible from the edge of Blighttown's lowest level (in the direction opposite where you find Quelaag's cavern).
From the entrance, start forward along the gray path and you'll arrive on a tree limb overlooking a blue expanse. That is the lake, naturally.
Continue left along the tree limb to find a place where you'll walk along a half-pipe of sorts, fashioned from tree bark. As you descend, you'll come to a sandy base and ahead you'll see a hydra in the water. Instead of immediately approaching, turn sharply right and head along the sand in the opposite direction of the hydra. There, you'll find a bonfire that you can light and kindle. Then when you're ready, turn and head back to the hydra.
There are two options in dealing with the hydra. You can either fight it or you can run past it. Fighting is a risky option, but it also requires a lot of stamina to just run past it. Sometimes if you try to fight the hydra, it will pull a stupid and kill itself. Since you're near a bonfire and don't have to backtrack far if you fail, it might be worth just trying to kill the beast.
Whether you decide to try to fight the hydra or just to avoid it, note that you can't safely head far from the shore. If you step into the deep water, you'll plunge into its depths, sliding along the bank to your watery death. Therefore, you want to lure the hydra to a safe point along the sandy ground and fight it where you have the most safe footing. You can head around the huge tree near the bonfire and along the far side, you'll find a Dragon Scale resting on a corpse near the water. You can also head toward the right along the beach and find another Dragon Scale in the shelter of a hollowed out log. That log is one good point of shelter if you decide to battle the hydra, though it can't block every attack if you're standing near its edge. Just beyond the hollowed out log, the beach widens.
You can keep running along that beach, past a huge tree where a cursed frog and a large walking mushroom will attack you if you try to enter. You can battle the frog and the mushroom and defeat them with fire attacks (particularly the agile frog) and melee attacks as needed. Around the back side of the tree, outside where you're looking at water, there's a point where you can drop to a lower ledge of bark. There, you will find a trail that leads back into the tree so that you can grab the Great Magic Barrier miracle from a corpse.
Not far beyond that point, there's a bar of sand that follows a wavy pattern. If you manage to run all the way along it, you can finally enter a forested area that the hydra can't enter. There, you'll find another bonfire. Just past the bonfire, you can approach a huge dragon and kneel before him for the opportunity to enter his covenant. If you agree to do so, you'll receive the Dragon Eye and the Dragon Head Stone. You are also permitted to offer dragon scales to deepen your covenant. Your level within the covenant won't go up unless you offer at least 10 scales, though, so don't start offering them unless you have that many to spare.
When you're done with any covenant business, go ahead and return the way you came. It's time to ascend through the Great Hollow area again and resume your regularly-scheduled adventure. If you're having trouble making the climb, we offer some tips at the end of that section in this walkthrough.
I have been playing Dark Souls for 60 hours now.I have completed Blightown,The Great Hollow and Ash Lake. I AM CURRENTLY STUCK SITTING AT THE GREAT HOLLOW BONFIRE.How the heck do I get back to the other areas of the game? (i.e. N.Dead Asylum,Undead Burg, undead parrish,,or dark Root Gardens?! ) I have backtracked to Quelaags Domain,and also backtracked through Blightown all the way to the bonfire with no luck. I can go no further with gameplay. The game is too much fun to quit in frustration. Thanks for any help!!
@hipsteromoomogo to the water wheel jump on it takes you up to a wooden platform jump onto the the platform then make your way to the via the ladders when you get to the top fight the big fat blocks (don't know what there called) or just run past them you will come out of the cave and into the valley of the drakes there is a small bridge there cross that and on your left there is a gated door. U should be right from there.....you do need to have a master key to open the door though
@faceless-mask I was asking myself the same question because there was an item that I could not grab on top of broken stairs.
@Redley911 @faceless-mask I was asking because I was going through a Dark Souls wiki and noticed 2 things:
1. There's a boss called the Stray Demon which gives you a titanite slab and is supposedly located in the Undead Asylum.
2. There are also supposed to be 2 black knights dropping titanite shards or chunks there.
But since neither of these are encountered when you leave the Undead Asylum, I thought you'd have to be able to go back.
Ok... I talked with the big guy and he only offers me two versions of a casting staff. But i have 6 or 8 boss souls that don't seem to be useable? Was i supposed to give him all the special embers i've come across? Because they have all (so far) ended up with Andre. And even that doesn't seem to change any of his forging options. This whole forging thing seems useless... i must be missing something. I have upgraded my armor, sword, shield, and found a bunch of weapons, but none of them (except the lighting spear) can upgraded (ascension) in another way. I'm just about to fight the 4 kings and have been fallowing this guide pretty close.
is the chaos ember worth enchanting your weapons to? im very lazy to travel alllll the way to vamos.. is it strong?
@BeNOwNz IMO, it is not worth using the chaos ember because it can only reinforce your weapons to +5 while other embers like Fire, Magic and Lighting can be reinforced to +10. And it is kinda a pain having to go through all those skeleton wheels just to get to Vamos.
Hmm... Which Blacksmith can turn boss souls (i have 3 collecting dust) into weapons? I'm just about to fight the double boss in Anor Londo... so maybe i haven't met him/ her yet? Thank ya.
@Evan-0-Matic That would be the giant blacksmith in Anor Londo, he is the only blacksmith that can make weapons out of boss souls.
@gunslinger024 @Evan-0-Matic Ok... I talked with the big guy and he only offers me two versions of a casting staff. But i have 6 or 8 boss souls that don't seem to be useable? Was i supposed to give him all the special embers i've come across? Because they have all (so far) ended up with Andre. And even that doesn't seem to change any of his forging options. This whole forging thing seems useless... i must be missing something. I have upgraded my armor, sword, shield, and found a bunch of weapons, but none of them (except the lighting spear) can upgraded (ascension) in another way. I'm just about to fight the 4 kings and have been fallowing this guide pretty close.
The door that holds the wizard (what's his name?) in the 'Undead Burg Slums' is locked and i can't just 'open it' like you say... Any help? And no, the black knight(s) did not drop a sword when i beat either of them upon my return to the 'Northern Asylum'. What the hell?
Also, you failed to mention that if you join Alvina's little group in the forest, you can no longer farm any points off her other dumb NPC followers without betraying her trust. That would have been a nice warning.
The door is unlocked using the residence key (can be purchased by undead merchant male for 1000 souls) and the name of the wizard is Griggs of Vinheim.
The Black knight sword is not a definate drop in the Northern Undead Asylum.
And after you join alvinas covenant you can simply join another covenant and be able to join the forest covenant later on. therefore you CAN attack/kill the NPC's but only if you are part of another covenant. BUT if you attack/kill a NPC while a part of the forest covenant they wil become hostlie.
@gunslinger024 Thanks, bud. And i do have the 'Master Key' which i thought would work for that door, but guess not haha. And i've been lucky with other weapon drops from the good 'ol Black Knights so maybe next time.
How come you don't say you need to place the Lordvessel on the Firelink altar in order to be able to access the Duke's archives and the other final locations? That is a pretty important step, no?
how do you summon people to help you fight because i cant 4 the fucking life of me defeat the four kings? any suggestions would be great
Use your most powerful weapon two-handed (most preferably a Fire weapon) and equip light armour that still lets you dodge at max speed and also use anything that boosts your magic resistance. Its best to have a lot of estus flask's. When dying from them a couple times you will get used to there attacks and you will be able to dodge more comfortably. Finally they key to a victory is speed, try to kill each king as fast as possible to avoid being swarmed by more than one.
@gunslinger024 @Betelgeuse1911 yeah cheers m8 sounds like a plan. already use light armour but upgraded loads coz i cant be dealin with heavy sluggish armour at any time in the game. iv got the darke sword+4 and the chaos blade+5 but they still kick my arse.. and any chance u know where or if i can upgrade my chaos blade further mate??
@Betelgeuse1911 As a matter of fact the Chaos Blade is a poor choice of weapon to defeat the four kings because the majority of weapon damage is bleed, and last time i checked ghosts don't bleed. but if you do wanna upgrade it you need Demon Titanite, and if you don't got any, i recommend the lower area of Sens Fotress were you can get 4 Demon Titanite from the dragons down there. BTW Fire weapons are a bit more effective than choas weapons, i would reccommend Queelaags furysword but it sounds like you already used Queelaags soul on the Chaos Blade.
I... uh... Kinda killed Andre the Blacksmith... I put my controller down and in doing so, I accidentally did a power attack with the Dark Knight Greatsword. As such, he attacked. I had no choice but to terminate his services. How do you get a guy to stop attacking you (besides making him permanently dead). Is there a way to maybe apologize and get him to stop?
@Serron_Rudayus ask for absolution from the guy in the cathedral (were you fought the gargoyles)
@gunslinger024 Thanks. Wish I knew that before I... uh... dispatched of Andre... I liked the guy. He was one of the only NPCs (up to the point in the game where I am) who was friendly and didn't cackle like I do at times.
@Serron_Rudayus yeah you can can u can go and pay one of the merchants to set it all back so if u`v killed someone like the blacksmith or left a covenant and therye angry at u the merchant sets it all back to how it was. not sure wich merchant tho but i think its the one in the tower in sen`s fortress. hope that helps
I don't think so. Some NPCs you can attack and they won't fight back, letting you continue to render their services. Others will just try to kill you no matter you trying to load your game and go back to see if they are still pissed off. What's done is done in this game.
Where you investigate the corpse to get the Pyromancy Flame, you won't get that unless you are a caster. If for exam ple, you are a hunter, you will get a bow and some arrows. Might want to revise that a bit. Cheers
Question: I am a new player with the default PC K/M and cannot see which keys "read" the words on the floors.
I tried the Q and the E and a bunch of others how can this be done?
Also, when I use the Space key I only go backwards. How do you roll and dash??
@wildbill999 dude for dis u need controller
@RAX24 Hello. I have been able to figure out reading the messages with the PC keyboard and will work on the roll and dash next. The camera control is too shaky yet but will try the mouse fix next.
I am in the Undead Parish and like this game better than Oblivion.
Thanks RAX24 but I am trying to avoid using a controller.
Just a quick question: I've killed the Moonlight Butterfly (easily, I might add) and I'm camping in the Darkroot Garden. I possess both the Dark Knight Sword + 1 and Dark Knight Greatsword. I am only capable of using the Black Knight Sword. The Greatsword is too heavy to use one-handed. My strength is sitting at 25, I think. I'm looking for a good spot to farm for a bit. In Darkroot Garden, in the area before you go up to kill the Moonlight Butterfly, I get just over 3000 souls a run. I kill the Stone Knights in three hits with the Dark Knight Sword held in two hands. I'm looking for a good area to farm that gets me as many, or more, souls than I currently am getting. I'm getting bored of doing all the same things over and over again.
Also those bramble bush thingies are annoying. Any way to prevent them from hugging you? Aside from killing them, of course.
@Serron_Rudayus Don't get too close. Even if you are using your sheild, they go around it. let them whip at you from a little distance, and then run in for the kill.
guys any tips in tombs of giants? Im up around the middle where i pass the first fog wall, the stone lizards and knight just keeps owning me or making me fall off =[
@BeNOwNz Equip light armour for maximum mobility,equip the skull lantern in your left hand and either use your pyromancer flame or a fire based weapon like quelaags furysword in your right, from the bonfire go up the ladder and to the first skeleton canine and piss him off with a fireball or a arrow, then turn around and run towards the bonfire and stop half way down the ladder. wait 30 seconds and you should see your soul count go up which means it bit the dust. do this for the next 3 canines and the same for the knight (the knight doesnt respawn) and ignore the archer only because you can easily dodge the arrows.when following the main path, the next enemies my best advice would be to ignore them and just roll past them and keep on the main path, after going down a ladder and getting to the area where you dont need light anymore, i would switch back to your sheild and from here on you should be able to go on by yourself. good luck
I can't get past the first dark knight in the undead burg, he haunts my dreams now. I refuse to even attempt going further until I beat him. I will grind my way up levels until I persevere, and piss on his corpse.
@canuckbiker do a bit or farming mate or if u dont already know it iv got a cheeky tip 2 get a sick drake sword early in the game. go to where that massive fire blasting dragon is at the end of the bridge then find a spot where u can hit its tale with arrows and do that 4 a while till it falls off then u get the almighty drake sword
@canuckbiker when i started that guy owned me all day but yea either lvl up and fight him again or just lure him to a open area and try to backstab him or chip him down with firebombs
@canuckbiker Another thing; I also had Astora's Straight Sword when I faced him. It's only possible to obtain that weapon, a good shield, and 5000+ souls straight after the Northern Undead Asylum if you start the game with the Master Key. Behind the tree by the bonfire, go all the way down to the bottom of the stairs, and down the elevator. When you exit the elevator, you will be in an area who name eludes me right now. Get the stuff down there, but do NOT go across the bridge. I know there is a Fire Keeper Soul across there somewhere, but the ghosts do tend to kill me every time before I can even locate it. Anyway, I digress. There is another tower like building right by the elevator. Go through there. Unlock the gate with the Master Key, go through into Valley of Drakes, turn around. Collect the item there. Then turn around again with the door behind you, and go across the bridge a little way further down. Then cross the second bridge. When you see the large zombie dragon, carefully go around it and take the Soul of a Proud Knight. Then get ready to die. Go between the dragon's front legs, take the sword and shield as quickly as possible, because the dragon wakes up and swipes at you. One swipe will kill you at that level. If you're really lucky, you may survive by some miracle. If you do, sprint back to the bonfire.
If you can't use the sword, don't fret: the souls you get down there will cover you enough to enable you to use it.
@canuckbiker always stand behind him , easy kill . his attacks are slow ... but watch out when he attacks twice in a row .
hey guys, i killed the choas princess by mistak, can i undo that, i really want her back, i was with her convenet
I can't f*cking beat the stupid gargoyles. If you don't kill the first damn gargoyle in time it's fucking impossible to kill the second one along with the first. It's so annoying.
@Succumbus become human and summon solaire the knight to help you, just before the gargoyle fight
@Succumbus Use the lightning stone things that augment your weapon if you still have them. They take them down so fast it isn't even funny.
Table of Contents
- Northern Undead Asylum
- Firelink Shrine
- Undead Burg
- Undead Parish
- Darkroot Garden
- Darkroot Basin
- Undead Burg Slums
- Quelaag's Domain
- The Great Hollow
- Ash Lake
- Return to Northern Undead Asylum
- Sen's Fortress
- Anor Londo
- Painted World of Ariamis
- Firelink Altar
- The Catacombs
- Tomb of Giants
- Valley of Drakes
- New Londo Ruins
- The Abyss
- The Duke's Archives
- Crystal Cave
- Demon Ruins
- Lost Izalith
- Kiln of the First Flame