A complete guide for Dark Souls Remastered.
If you didn’t get a chance to try out Dark Souls so far, now would be the perfect time to play through it since the remastered version of the game is now available. In this remastered edition, the content and the story remain unchanged, but there are a lot of quality of life improvements that it brings! This is a game that has a reputation for being very difficult and there are a lot of weapons and armor sets to collect, bosses to defeat, and secret areas to explore. This guide is here to help you out with any information you may want to know about the game.
If you’re ready, then let’s get started!
GENERAL TIPS AND TRICKS
Every Action Depletes Stamina
Almost every action you perform in the game will deplete some of your stamina, which is indicated by the green bar. Attacking, sprinting, and even blocking attacks with a shield will deplete stamina. Furthermore, going for larger attacks or blocking more powerful attacks will take up more of your stamina. Always keep in mind how much stamina you have before heading into battle.
Learn To Backstab
If you get right behind an enemy and attack, you can finish them ff quickly or at least take up a large portion of their health by performing a backstab. Learn to master this and fights with random enemies will get a lot easier.
Level Up The Right Stat
Your equipment will scale according to certain attributes. Based on the kind of weapon you are using, level up the related stat which will help you deal more damage with the same weapon.
You Can Get Help From Players Or NPCs
If you’re struggling with a certain boss, you don’t always have to tough it out. If you’re in your human form, you can interact with the sign outside boss battles to either summon other player characters, or even NPCs, which will make a fight significantly easier for you.
Don’t Give Up
This is a game in which you’re going to die a lot. When you die, you can always go back to collect your souls. If you find it hard to get past a particularly tough boss, just come back to it later once you have leveled up a bit and have got better equipment.
Pick A Class With A Shield
If you want to play a fighting class, pick one which has a good shield that deflect 100% physical damage. This will allow you to take your time with enemies. However, don’t rely on it too much because it will often serve you better to just dodge incoming attacks. Holding up a shield also makes your stamina regenerate at a slower pace.
Pick A Pyromancer For Easy Mode
Picking the Pyromancer class will make your first few hours with the game relatively easy. This is because you can maintain your distance while you hurl your spells at enemies. This is a perfect class to pick if you’re interested in playing as a magic user.
HOW TO DEFEAT EVERY BOSS
This is a game in which one of the main attractions are the different kinds of bosses you will come across. Some of these bosses can pose a significant challenge for the inexperienced gamer, so you can find below some strategies to defeat all of the different bosses in the game.
This is the very first boss you will come across in the game. When you first see it, don’t engage in a fight (unless you’re ready for a good challenge) and instead, run away using the stairs to the left of the room. You will come across the boss later and this time, you will have to fight it. Position yourself on the platform above the demon and then use a plunging attack to deal lots of damage to it. Be careful when standing on the platform because if wait too long before jumping down, the Asylum Demon will attack you from below.
Before you get to fighting this boss, first take care of the Undead soldiers on top of the tower. Once you’ve done this, there are a couple of strategies you can use to make the fight easier. First, you can climb up the tower and then use a plunging attack, and then rinse and repeat. You can also climb up the tower and hurl some Firebombs at the boss to deal a lot of damage. If you fight the demon on the bridge, you may get lucky and the boss may fall off.
If you want to fight the demon without any plunging and Firebombs, then keep running in between his legs and attack his legs. Time your dodges carefully and he’ll be dead in no time.
Capra Demon can be quite difficult because he is agile and also has two attack dogs with him. You should first try and get rid of the attack dogs before trying to fight him. One strategy you can use to make the fight significantly easier is to climb up the stairs and then to move to the edge of the arch over the door where the Capra Demon won’t be able to reach you. From this spot, you can take your time to dispose of the attack dogs and then the main boss.
To fight this boss, it’s recommended to have a ranged weapon since the boss will spend a lot of time out of melee range. However, it is possible to defeat it with only a melee weapon since it will land after short intervals during which time the player can get close and attack with the melee weapon. You should also equip armor with magical resistance as all of the boss’ attacks are magical.
When the Butterfly is attacking from a range, you should try and stay as far away as possible. Additionally, when it lands, watch out for an area-of-effect attack that it will unleash after it emits a noise. The fight will be made much easier if you summon the Witch Beatrice to aid you in the fight.
Chaos Witch Quelaag
The best way to defeat Quelaag is to summon Maneater Mildred who will be able to keep the boss at bay while you can attack from a range. You can also rush in and attack with melee attacks while the boss is focused on Mildred.
Once you get down the first gargoyle’s health to half, a second gargoyle will join in. Just circle around them and keep your shield up to avoid taking damage. When the gargoyle starts breathing fire, rush in and attack it from behind. If you sever the first gargoyle’s tail, you can gain the Gargoyle Tail Axe weapon. This fight can be made significantly easier by summoning Solaire of Astora and Knight Lautrec of Carim.
Before you even get into the fight with the Golem, try and get rid of the giant who throws Firebombs. The giant can be found on top of the fortress. Once you have done this, you can get into the fight. Just focus on hitting the Golem’s legs and after you’ve hit it enough, it will fall over which will give you some time to attack it for a while. Whenever the boss is lunging for an attack, just roll under ts legs and then attack it. Rinse and repeat until you achieve victory. The fight will b a piece of cake if you summon Black Iron Tarkus.
Great Grey Wolf Sif
If you are going to fight Sif at close range, the best strategy would be to get underneath him and then attack his legs. However, watch out for a slam attack that he will perform once in a while. Rather than using a shield, it is recommended that you learn his attack patterns and try to dodge as much as possible. If you’re playing a ranged hero, just keep your distance from him and keep attacking.
Ornstein And Smough
This is one of the tougher battles in the game. Once you manage to kill one of the bosses, the other one’s health is restored and he will also become more powerful. The best strategy is to kill Ornstein first and to then go for Smough. Summoning a phantom will make the fight much easier for you! Try and pick a melee weapon with a good reach as it will help you land more hits while keeping your distance from the bosses. Make use of the pillars in the room as these will block their devastating charging attacks.
This can be quite a challenging fight. Just try and learn his attack patterns. Once he loses about one-third of his health, he will start powering up, but you can interrupt it by attacking him repeatedly. Just keep dodging out of the way of his attacks and try to land in at least 1 or 2 attacks before rolling back to a safe distance.
After attacks such as the charging attack, he will take some time to recover during which time you can go in and attack him.
When you first fall into Nito’s lair, you will lose some health because of the fall. Make use of the Fall Control Sorcery if you have it to avoid taking damage, or just heal yourself soon after you fall. Nito’s attacks are slow, so you can easily dodge them. There will be some skeletons you will have to deal with during the fight but they will be resurrected even if you kill them. The only way to get rid of them permanently is by using a Divine weapon. Once you’ve defeated the skeletons, just go ahead and fight Nito and he won’t be very hard to take down.
As soon as you see this boss, try and get a few hits on her tail, as she will be neutral in the beginning. If you get enough hits on her tail, you can gain the weapon Priscilla’s Dagger. Once she is attacked, Priscilla will turn invisible. Just watch for her footsteps and attack her when you are sure of her location. After you attack her enough, she will turn visible. Priscilla’s attacks can cause a lot of Bleed damage, so wear any equipment you have that can counteract this status effect.
After the dragon uses its charge attack, it will not move for a little while, so you can get close and attack it a few times. The Gaping Dragon is especially weak against lightning based damage, so try to equip any weapons you have that deal lightning damage. Additionally, you can cut off the Dragon’s tail to gain the Dragon King Greataxe.
When fighting the Dragon, hitting its head will deal extra damage. One of the best and safest strategies is to stay to the side of the Dragon and attack its legs as it will not be able to attack you easily.
Dark Sun Gwyndolin
When selecting your equipment for your fight with Gwyndolin, pick a shield which has 100% physical resistance and also some magical resistance since the boss’ attacks are magic-based. The fight happens in an endless corridor and you can dodge his attacks by hiding behind pillars on either side of the corridor. There is one attack that will go through the walls, so watch out for it! Gwyndolin will quickly move back, so try and get a few hits in before he does so.
Gwyn, Lord of Cinder
Gwyn is a boss who moves quite fast so you won’t have much time to safely recover and heal. Using a normal shield won’t be very effective since his weapon deals Fire damage as well. If you want to go with a shield, pick one that has good Fire resistance. Furthermore, pick a fast weapon that doesn’t consume a lot of stamina. You can also make use of pillars in the surroundings to avoid some attacks. Additionally, if you are confident about parrying, it will lead to a quick victory as you can parry most of Gwyn’s attacks.
You will fall through the floor when you first go up against the Stray Demon, so make sure you heal yourself in a safe spot soon after. To defeat the Stray Demon, just stay behind it and attack. Whenever it is going to perform an area-of-effect attack, just move back to avoid taking damage. Dodge-rolling is the best way to avoid his attacks, as using your shield will quickly deplete stamina.
Black Dragon Kalameet
This boss deals high physical damage and magical damage with his attacks, so pick a shield with good magical resistance. However, it is not recommended to rely too much on the shield as you will still take damage even if you block. The Dragon is also resistant to all elements, so picking a weapon with good physical damage is the best way to defeat this boss. The best way to avoid damage in this fight is to learn the boss’ attack patterns and then roll out of the way.
Seath The Scaleless
You can defeat Seath using only a bow by maintaining your distance.When using a melee weapon, just stay to his side and attack him. Be careful because he has some deadly area-of-effect attacks and he will also use his tail to attack if you stay behind him. You can attack his tail to gain the Moonlight Greatsword.
Bed Of Chaos
In this boss encounter, you will have to focus on breaking down two roots so that you can gain access to the heart inside which is the Chaos Bug. If you destroy one root, it will stay destroyed even after death, so it is possible to achieve progress through multiple runs. A magic shield will be useful in blocking the boss’ attacks and a shield like Havel’s Greatshield can be used with two hands to completely block the boss’ attacks. There are some bottomless holes in the area that you will have to watch out for. You will have to make use of a branch to get close to the boss and you can then attack the Chaos Bug and defeat it.
This boss has multiple arms that it will use for attacks. You should try to dodge these attacks and then when the arm is still for a while, rush in and land a few hits. You can stand in a safe part of the crevice and attack it with ranged weapons and the boss will not be able to attack back.
You can also use the stairs to bait the boss and the wait for it to attack. Once it attacks, you can go back up and land a few hits. You can just keep doing this until you achieve victory.
This is a boss with very low HP but he can be annoying because of the many clones that he will summon. As soon as the fight starts, rush in and try to deal as much damage as you can. Beware of the clones because they all deal as much damage as the original Pinwheel. You can lock on Pinwheel when he appears so that you know which one the real boss is amidst all the clones.
This boss is weak against lightning and magic, but is immune to fire damage, so pick a suitable weapon before engaging in the fight, You can sever the demon’s arm or tail which will then regenerate during the fight. The severed limbs will become their own entities and will attack the player. You can get the Orange Charred Ring by just defeating one of these autonomous limbs.
You can Summon Solaire of Astora for a much easier fight.
The strategy with this one is simple. Just stay behind the Demon and move away when it performs an area-of-effect attack. You can easily roll away from most of its attacks, so just keep dodging and landing as many hits as possible to achieve victory.
Manus, Father Of The Abyss
It is possible to defeat Manus from outside of the fog gate. You can equip Symbol of Avarice to take down your health to then activate Red Tearstone Ring which will grant extra damage. Take off the Symbol of Avarice once the ring is active. Now, look for Manus’ red eyes on the other side of the gate, and once you see it, just keep shooting at him until his health gets low. You can then proceed to enter the fog and kill him or just kill him from outside.
If you want to face him head on, just keep an eye on your stamina. Once his health drops to half, he will start using magical attacks, so equip any magic resistant items you may have to counteract this.
When going in to fight the kings, equip any magic resistant equipment you may have. At first, you will only have to fight one king, but three others will join later on. Try and kill each king as quickly as possible so that you won’t have to deal with too many at a time. Just watch out for their attacks and time your dodges. You can also choose to keep your distance and attack with a ranged weapon.
This boss is highly resistant to Magic and Lightning damage, and is weak against physical attacks. Your best bet is to rely on dodging the boss’ attacks instead of blocking, and then following up with some physical attacks. If you want to use a shield, pick one with high lightning resistance as the boss uses some deadly lightning-based attacks.
HOW TO GET THE BEST ARMOR IN THE GAME
There are lots of great armor to find throughout the world of Dark Souls, but you can find below some of the best armor in the game. However, it is not recommended to try and get all of these as it would require you to kill some great characters such as Solaire of Astora. With that in mind, these are the best armors in the game:
You can check out the video below to find out how to collect each of these sets of armor.
BEST END-GAME WEAPONS
There are a lot of weapons to choose from in the game, but some are better than others. You can find below some of the best end-game weapons that you find through the game. Keep in mind that some weapons only become powerful when upgraded in a certain way.
There are not too many options to choose from here and the best dagger is the Bandit’s Knife which can be upgraded so that it becomes the Enchanted Bandit’s Knife which deals total damage of 355.
The best small weapons are as follows.
Out of these, once they are further upgraded, the best weapons will be the Enhanted Battle Axe and the Enchanted DarkSword.
The best large weapons are as follows.
Out of these, the ones that deal the highest total damage would be the Greatsword of Artorias and the Enchanted Murakumo.
Ultra Large Weapons
The best ultra large weapons are as follows.
When upgraded, the weapons with the most damage will be Enchanted Great Club and Enchanted Greataxe
The best spears/polearms are as follows.
When upgraded, the weapons with the most total damage are Enchanted Halberd and Enchanted Pike.
HOW TO UNLOCK SECRET AREAS
There are some secret areas you can find in the game where you will be able to gain some great treasure and even come across some boss fights. One of them is a DLC area. You can find instructions below on how to access the two main secret areas in the game.
The Painted World Of Ariamis
To get to the Painted World of Ariamis is no easy task. You will first have to make a trip to your starting location, the Northern Undead Asylum. To do so, you will have to first take the elevator from Firelink Shrine to Northern Undead Parish. On your elevator ride, you will notice some ruins ahead of you. Jump to these ruins and make your way up to a large nest and interact with it, and you will be taken back to the starting location. While here, you can fight the boss Stray Demon, who will be found just below where you had killed the first boss in the game. Inside the cell where you start the game, you will be able to find a Peculiar Doll, a key which is needed to access the secret area.
Once you have the strange doll, you can make use of it at the Anor Londo Cathedral where you will come across a huge painting. Just interact with the painting with the doll in your possession and you will be transported to The Painted World of Ariamis. It is in this location that you will be able to find the boss, Crossbreed Priscilla.
Great Hollow & Ash Lake
At the swamp in Blighttown, you will be able to see roots which form a path up a huge tree. Just walk up these roots and then attack the walls when you reach the top to reveal a hidden room with a treasure chest. Attack the illusory wall within the hidden room and you will open another entrance. This is the Great Hollow and you will have to make your way all the way down to reach Ash Lake.
At Ash Lake, you will be able to find a Hydra and The Dragon Covenant.
Oolacile Of The Abyss (DLC Area)
To get to this area, you will first have to get to Darkroot Basin where you will have to fight the huge Hydra. After the fight, leave the area and return sometime later to the same place where you had killed the Hydra. You will see a cave next to where the Hydra used to be and there will be a golem inside it. Defeat the golem and once you do, Dusk of Oolacile will appear.
Talk to Dusk to rescue her and then go on to the Duke’s Archive. At this location, you will come across Crystal Golem at the entrance. If you defeat this Golem after having rescued Dusk, then you will fain an item called Broken Pendant. Take this pendant back to the cave where you met Dusk, and after a short cutscene, you will find yourself in Oolacile.
At this DLC area, you will be able to find a number of bosses, including Manus- Father of the Abyss, and Artorias the Abysswalker.
HOW TO CURE CURSE AND EGG PARASITE
This is a a game that can also be quite difficult but there are some status effects like Curse and Egg Parasite that can make the game truly frustrating. You can find below instructions on how to cure both these ailments.
The curse status effect is something that will lower your health by half permanently until you get the cure. The next time you are cursed, you will turn to stone and die. You can purchase a cure from Oswald of Carim in Gargoyle Belltower location. You an also purchase a cure from Ingward in New Londo Ruins.
The other way to cure curse is by using purging stones. The Man-Eater Clams found in Ash Lake and Crystal cave drop these. You can also get purging stones in another way. First, collect Cracked Eye Orbs at the bottom of the elevator which goes to Undead Parish from Firelink Shrine. You can then trade these with the NPC called Snuggly at Northern Undead Asylum. You will get two purging stones per Cracked Eye orb traded with Snuggly.
Curing Egg Parasite
If you’re attacked by a certain parasite, it may lay eggs on your head. After about 5 minutes, these eggs will hatch and you will be stuck with an egg head which leave you unable to wear helmets. You will also receive extra fire damage when you have this status effect. The Egg Parasite can be cured with an item called Egg Vermifuge, several of which can be found in the secret are The Painted World of Ariamis. The other way is to find the hidden NPC called Eingyi. In the place where you fight Chaos Witch Queelag, you will come across a wall laden with eggs. Attack this illusory wall to reveal the hidden area where you can find Eingyi. This NPC will give you a free Egg Vermifuge whenever you are suffering from the Egg Parasite ailment.
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HOW TO FARM TWINKLING TITANITE AND TITANITE SLABS
Titanite slabs and twinkling titanite are items that you will need to upgrade your weapons. Therefore, they are very useful items to farm, especially as you make your way to the end-game.
before you even get started, equip items such as the Symbol of Avarice and the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring which will boost your item discovery. The Symbol of Avarice drops from mimics and the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring can be found in Sen’s Fortress.
Twinkling titanite can be found in a number of ways. It drops from Man-Eater Clams in Ash Lake and Crystal Cave. It will also drop from the Crystal Lizard in areas such as Undead Burg, Catacombs, Darkroot Garden, Royal Wood, Crystal Cave, and more. You can also buy twinkling titanite from the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
The best place to farm twinkling titanite is Ash Lake where you can kill the Man-Eater Clams as they drop the item. Crystal Cave is also a great place to farm this item.
This is given by Siegmeyer as a quest reward. You can also find it in a chest in the Royal Woods area. Defeating the Stray Demon when you return to Northern Undead Asylum will also net you a titanite slab.
If you want to farm this item, you can try farming by killing Darkwraiths found in New Londo Ruins.
You can get demon titanite from titanite demons. To farm demon titanite, you’ll have to go to the only titanite demon that respawns. To find him, go to Lost Izalith, and then get past the Chaos Eaters and you’ll see a courtyard with demon statues. Go past the demon statues and you will find a titanite demon on the bridge. This is the one surefire way to farm demon titanite in the game.
BEST WAYS TO FARM SOULS
You c an farm souls in a number of locations. Before heading out to farm, make sure you equip Symbol of Avarice and Covetous Silver Serpent Ring so as to increase the number of souls you gain from killing enemies. Once you’ve equipped the items, you can head down to any of the following locations to farm souls.
ILLUSORY WALLS LOCATIONS
In the game, there are lots of secret treasures and areas hidden behind illusory walls. These can be hard to recognize, so you can find below the locations of all the illusory walls in the game.
There are 3 Illusory Walls to be found in Blighttown. The first can be found at the base of the poison swamp. Get yourself over to the far corner of this swamp and inside a large tree branch you will find there, there’s an Illusory Wall hiding a treasure chest.
Just behind the chest, you will find another Illusory Wall and this when opened leads via a secret path to The Great Hollow.
The third Wall is located at the bottom of Bloghtown, in Queelag’s Domain. Beside the second Bell of Awakening and next to the set of stairs, you will find your last Blighttown Wall and this one yields both a Bonfire and a secret path to the Chaos Servant Covenant. If you’re having trouble finding the Wall, just use ‘Seek Guidance’ and a Developer’s message on the ground will point you to it.
Head up the tall ladder that is your exit from the tar pit and you will find your Illusory Wall at the top. Remember that you have to attack this Wall and when you do, it’ll create a path to the rooftop above the gate. Once you get here you trigger a battle with the Giant that opened Sen’s Fortress. Some reward, huh?
Painted World of Ariamis
Climb down the well in this area and you will find yourself in a system of underground caves and Skeleton Wheels. Many of the walls you will see here are illusory and each reveals a secret something.
When you find yourself in the area where the Crest of Artorias hides a door, head on to the path leading to the Forest Protectors and to the left there, you will find an Illusory Wall hiding a Bonfire.
Find the two-storey building in this township which houses Oolacile Sorcerers and the famous Dark Orb Spell. There is a walkway that leads to this building and on that path, a Developer’s message that hints that you need to ‘Cast Light’ or find another way to create a light to reveal the Illusory Wall hidden thereabouts.
To find the second Wall, you need to get to the top floor of a building with Bloathead enemies inside. Get past them then look around the wall near a broken floor on the other side of which is a treasure chest. ‘Cast Light’ here to reveal a path to the Chest.
New Londo Ruins
Search the area between the swamp and the haunted building and you’ll find a Darkwraith waiting outside. Defeat him to get inside the Illusory Wall which leads to another Darkwraith fight and just when you’re about to curse at the number of Darkwraith enemies you’re having to get past, lo your reward- a chest with a Chunk of Titanite!
Head to the second rotating bridge and more specifically, to the area where there is a level that controls it. You will find a ladder nearby that marks the location to an Illusory Wall with statues around it that shoot spike traps. Evade there to get inside and find a hidden Bonfire.
Artorias of the Abyss
The Illusory Walls in this area are only accessible if you also get the DLC extensions.
Get yourself to the building that housed the Silver Knights and to the floor where the Bonfire is merrily burning. On this same floor, an Illusory Wall masquerades as a fireplace and once you pass that, you can get to a room with treasure chests where you can find Havel’s Armor and a Mimic!
The second Wall can be found near the rotating bridge. Get yourself to the bottom floor and put on the Darkmoon Séance Ring beside the Darkmoon Tomb Bonfire and the Illusory Wall hiding there will dissolve to reveal the location of the optional boss- Dark Sun Gwyndolin and the fabled Blade of the Darkmoon Covenant.
Chasm of the Abyss
When you encounter your first group of Humanity Phantoms, you will find yourself on a sloping path. Continue until you reach a fork in the road, take the left path and you’ll find a pit in front of you as the ground vanishes under it. Across this pit is what appears to be an illusion of Alvina. But she disappears just as you make out a Wall behind her and this is an Illusory Wall that will lead you to her friend.
Get to the second large structure in the lava-y area, there’s an Illusory Wall there that leads to a hidden Bonfire.
Tomb of the Giants
Go forth to the tomb where you found Large Divine Ember and beside it hidden on the left wall is the next Illusory Wall that leads to the exit from the pit where you have Patches waiting for you with a less than cheerful welcome.
ALL RINGS LOCATIONS
You can find below the locations for all of the different rings you can find in the game.
ALL IMPORTANT NPCS
Apart from all of the deadly monsters who want to kill you, there are also some friendly souls out there in the game’s world. These characters may offer some important side quests, rewards, and may even assist you in boss battles by fighting by your side. Listed below are all of the NPCs in the game.
There are many different items you will come across in the game, and you can find them all listed below.
Key Bonfire Items
The boss souls and Lord Vessel listed below are required to get to the location where you can find the final boss of the game, Gwyn.
Ores are used to upgrade your weapons.
The following are items used for the multiplayer aspect of the game.
Items That You Cannot Equip
Different Types Of Souls
You can find different kinds of souls scattered throughout the world and you can use them to gain a significant amount of souls instantly.
After defeating bosses, you will gain some of their souls which be very useful. They can be used to upgrade weapons and also form unique weapons.
You can use embers to upgrade weapons and different types of embers will allow you to upgrade weapons down a specific path.
Below are all the sorceries you can find in the game along with information regarding their locations.
Below are all of the miracles in the game along with information regarding where you can find them.
You can find below information about all of the pyromancies along with information about where to find them.