Dark Souls 2

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Secret Dragon Memory

    Towards the end of the game, you will have to travel to the Dragon Shrine to obtain the Ashen Mist Heart from the Ancient Dragon. The Ashen Mist Heart allows you to travel into the dark memories of the past. You can use the key on hollowed giants in the Forest Of Fallen Giants. You must fight the Giant Lord by entering one of these memories to proceed. However, there is also a secret place to use the Ashen Mist Heart. After obtaining the Ashen Mist Heart, travel to the Duke's Dear Freja arena, and a new crystal will appear under the hollowed dragon. Interact with it to enter the Dragon Memory. You will be taken to an arid wasteland resembling the dragon battleground described in the original Dark Souls. Interact with the ancient dragon's corpse to acquire an Ancient Dragon Soul.

  • Secret Darklurker Boss fight

    The optional Darklurker secret Boss is found in the Dark Chasm Of Old, past a series of extremely challenging enemies. To enter the Dark Chasm Of Old and fight the Darklurker, you must join the "Pilgrims Of Dark" covenant and reach Rank 2. Complete the listed requirements under the "Joining covenants and rewards" information below. Once you have opened the gate to the Dark Chasm Of Old, you need to reach and defeat a series of enemies in three sections in the area. Defeat the enemies in each section, and light the sconce at the end with your torch. Light all three braziers and speak with Grandahl to activate the elevator leading to the Darklurker. Note: If you die in the Abyss, you must offer a Human Effigy to Grandahl to re-open the portal. When you are Rank 2 in the covenant, the elevator inside the Dark Chasm Of Old will activate. Travel through the Drangleic Castle portal to reach it.

  • Easy Titanite

    Titanite is a rare element that can be bought and found throughout the world of Dark Souls 2. Titanite can be bought from the following places:

      Titanite Shard: 800 Souls from Blacksmith in Majula (10 pieces)
      Large Titanite Shard: McDuff in the Bastille (infinite)
      Titanite Chunk: Girl at the entrance of Harvest Valley (infinite)
      Titanite Slab: Blacksmith's Daughter (one piece)

    The following are locations where Titanite can easily be farmed:

      Brightstone Cove Tseldora: Go to the Chapel Threshold Bonfire in the Brightstone Cove Tseldora. Then, go downstairs to fight three different species of spiders. However, you should focus on the Humanoid Spiders, as they are the ones that drop the Large Titanite Shard. Proceed past the first zip-line, and smash a bookshelf to reveal a secret room. Enter the room, and go through two doors to reach the first couple of Humanoid Spiders. Defeat them, then go back to the room to fight three more Humanoid Spiders. Defeat the spiders, then go outside to drop down near the Quick Sand. There will be three doors, and one of them will have a Bonfire (Lower Brightstone Cove). Travel back to the Humanoid Spiders to get more Titanite. Repeat the process as many times as desired.

      Black Gulch: Travel to the Grave Of Saints, and defeat the Rat Boss. Then, proceed to the first Bonfire in The Gutter. Next, go to the Black Gulch to find Black Oil Puddles with enemies coming out of them. These enemies drop Titanite Shards and Titanite Chunks.

      Princess Bell Covenant: Join the "Bell Keepers" covenant, and wear the ring you are given. Then, go out to fight the invaders. Each time you defeat the invaders, you will be rewarded with Titanite.

  • Fragrant Branch Of Yore item and use locations

    The Fragrant Branch Of Yore is a rare item that can cure NPCs and yourself from petrification. At least one is required to successfully complete the game. When used on NPCs, they also give bonuses, unlock special stores, and lead to unique items. The following are the locations of the Fragrant Branch Of Yore:

      Black Gulch: It is located in a treasure chest past two giants. Drop down the platforms near the hidden room bonfire, and enter the treasure room at the back of the cave.

      Brightstone Cove Tseldora: It is located in the library after defeating the Duke's Dear Freja.

      Harvest Valley 1: Before reaching the Mines bonfire, look in a cave to the right after exiting the first poisonous valley to find it.

      Harvest Valley 2: After the Mines bonfire, enter the room with all the sickle-wielding enemies. Knock down the wooden wall, and look through the doors to find it.

      Iron Keep: It is available for sale at Magerold of Lanafir's shop for 7,500 souls.

      Sinner's Rise: It is located in a chest after defeating the Lost Sinner.

      The Gutter: It can be found before reaching the first bonfire in the Black Gulch.

      The Shaded Woods: Unpetrify the tribal enemy blocking the entrance into a building near the path to the Scorpioness Najka boss arena to find it.

    The following are the locations of where to use the Fragrant Branch Of Yore:

      Doors Of Pharos (Petrified Gyrm): There are multiple Gyrm petrified near the second bonfire.

      Majula (Rosabeth of Melfia – Required): Travel up the shaded path to the ruins to find Rosabeth of Melfia blocking a door switch. Unpetrify her with the Fragrant Branch Of Yore to activate the switch leading into the Shaded Woods. She is a merchant that sells Pyromancy spells and items.

      The Lost Bastille (Straid of Olaphis): Before going to Sinner's Rise, travel to the top of the tower with exploding hollows. Blocking a bonfire in one of the cells is the petrified Straid of Olaphis. Unpetrify him to trade Boss souls for powerful unique items.

      The Shaded Woods (Weaponsmith Ornifex): There are three tribal petrified enemies in The Shaded Woods. The first is located on a ledge near the entrance bonfire. Unpetrify and kill him to obtain the Fang Key, which opens the door in the cave below that leads to Weaponsmith Ornifex. Talk to her, and she will return to her home in Brightstone Cove. Travel there to trade unique items with her for powerful souls.

      The Shaded Woods (Manscorpion Tark): There second petrified enemy is blocking the path to the Manscorpion Tark. He will only talk if you have the Ring Of Whispers equipped, which can be purchased from the cat merchant in Majula. He will reward you with the Second Dragon Ring after defeating the Scorpioness Najka.

      The Shaded Woods (Lion Mage): The third petrified enemy is blocking the entrance into a building near the path to the Scorpioness Najka boss arena. Unpetrify him to enter the area and find the Lion Mage armor set.

  • Joining covenants and rewards

    Successfully complete the indicated task to join the corresponding covenant. Increase your rank in the indicated covenant to receive the listed reward(s):

    Way Of The Blue

    Talk to the man (Saulden) sitting on the tall monument in Majula. If you talk to him enough, you will be able to join the covenant, and he will give you a special Blue Seal. Wear the Blue Seal to increase the chances that a Blue Sentinel will appear during an invasion. Kill the invaders to increase your rank in the convenant.

      Rank 1: Defeat 1 Phantom invader to get the Bloodbite Ring.
      Rank 2: Defeat 5 Phantom invaders to get the Hush.
      Rank 3: Defeat 10 Phantom invaders to get the Blue Tearstone Ring.

    Company Of Champions

    Travel to the tablet to the right of the stone ruins leading to Hiede's Tower Of Flame. Read it to get a Champion's Tablet and the option to join the covenant. Note: This covenant increases the difficulty of the game, making it comparable to New Game+ mode.

      Rank 1: Offer 10 Victor's Stones to get the Great Magic Weapon.
      Rank 2: Offer 25 Victor's Stones to get the First Dragon Ring.
      Rank 3: Offer 50 Victor's Stones to get the Vanquisher's Seal.

    Heirs Of The Sun

    Just before entering the Earthen Peak from Harvest Valley, there is a path leading to a shrine to the left of the interior entrance. Join this covenant to get the Sun Seal. You will be rewarded with medals for helping other players defeat Bosses while wearing the Sun Seal.

      Rank 1: Offer 10 Sunlight Medals to get the Sunlight Parma.
      Rank 2: Offer 20 Sunlight Medals to get the Sun Sword.
      Rank 3: Offer 30 Sunlight Medals to get the Sunlight Spear.

    Brotherhood Of Blood

    Travel to the Undead Purgatory from the Hunter's Copse, and defeat the Chariot to find Titchy Gren. To join the covenant, you will need a Token Of Spite, which can be found in a chest on the path through the Majula pit to the Gutter. It can also be acquired by invading and defeating another player. Wear the Crest Of Blood, and invade other players to increase your rank.

      Rank 1: Get 50 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories to get the Curved Twinblade.
      Rank 2: Get 150 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories to get the Crescent Sickle.
      Rank 3: Get 500 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories to get the Great Chaos Fireball.

    Bell Keepers

    Talk to the Bell Keeper in Belfry Sol or Belfry Luna, which is reached through the Iron Keep or Lost Bastille. Use a Pharos Lockstone to access a secret path leading up to the belfry. Use the Bell Keeper's Seal to defend the Belfry against other players.

      Rank 1: Get 10 defeats in Belfry (attacking or defending) to get the Titanite Slab.
      Rank 2: Get 10 defeats in Belfry (attacking or defending) to get the Hidden Weapon.
      Rank 3: Get 10 defeats in Belfry (attacking or defending) to get the Bell Keeper Bellyband, Bell Keeper Trousers, Bell Keeper Helmet, and Bell Keeper Cuffs.

    Blue Sentinels

    Defeat the Old Dragonslayer in the Blue Cathedral, which is reached through the left path in Heide's Tower Of Flame to open the back area of the structure. Collect a Token Of Fidelity from a random drop before speaking with Targay to join the covenant. Use the Guardian Seal to help Way Of The Blue covenant members when they are invaded.

      Rank 1: Get 50 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories to get the Spirit Tree Shield.
      Rank 2: Get 150 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories to get the Wrath Of The Gods.
      Rank 3: Get 500 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories to get the Bountiful Sunlight.

    Rat King

    Find the Rat King after defeating the Royal Rat Vanguad in the Grave Of The Saints or in the Doors Of Pharros. Talk to him with a Rat Tail in your inventory to join the covenant. Defeat players fighting in each of the two Boss arenas when summoned to increase your rank.

      Rank 1: Offer 10 Rat Tails to get the Smooth & Silky Stone (10).
      Rank 2: Offer 20 Rat Tails to get the Smooth & Silky Stone (10).
      Rank 3: Offer 30 Rat Tails to get the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring.

    Dragon Remnants

    Bring the Petrified Egg from the Dragon Shrine to the merchant inside the Iron Keep. Speak to him with the egg in your inventory to join the covenant. Defeat dragons or drakes to increase your rank.

      Rank 1: Offer 10 Dragon Scales to get the Dragon Head Stone.
      Rank 2: Offer 20 Dragon Scales to get the Dragon Torso Stone.
      Rank 3: Offer 30 Dragon Scales to get the Black Dragon Greatsword.

    Pilgrims Of Dark

    Talk to Grandahl in the following three dark locations throughout the kingdom:

      Black Gulch: Go far down the path to reach a difficult to see ledge in the area with worms and black lurkers. Use a torch to see areas to drop down to. Locate a large locked door, then drop down further to reach a tunnel. Go through the tunnel, and defeat the two enemies inside to get a key. Return to the locked door above to find Grandahl.

      Shaded Ruin: Before reaching the scorpion, look to the right of the ramp for a breakable wooden floor. Drop through it to find Grandahl.

      Drangleic Castle: Search the large room next to the King's Gate Bonfire. Grandahl is behind a locked door in the back left edge of the chamber.

    During the third conversation, he will offer to let you join the convenant. Use the Abyss Seal, and offer an Effigy to open a portal to a new location called the Dark Chasm Of Old.

      Rank 1: Successfully complete one section of the chasm to get the Resonant Soul.
      Rank 2: Light all three Braziers in the chasm to get the Great Resonant Soul.
      Rank 3: Defeat the Boss of the Dark Chasm to get the Xanthous Crown, Xanthous Waistcloth, Xanthous Gloves, Xanthous Overcoat, and Climax.

  • Opening the mansion door in Majula

    In the back corner of Majula, near the armor shop, is a two-story mansion with the front door locked. To get the key, travel to the Forest Of Fallen Giants. The path is located near the bonfire, on a road leading down next to the cliffs. Defeat the Cardinal Tower bonfire, then go down the ladder. Defeat the two enemies near the arched bridge, then enter the door on the left. Walk through the white mist to enter a difficult area. Walk up the sloping tree, and drop down onto the rooftop to your right. Then, jump over to the scaffolding, and enter the cave. Wait near the entrance until a large boulder rolls past, then proceed up the passage to your left to reach the cartographer. Talk to the cartographer multiple times until he gives you the key. Return to the mansion door in Majula with the key to open it. Deep inside the basement of the mansion is a map of the continent. Continue down the steps into a small ruin to find two rare items; a Soul Vessel in a treasure chest, and an Estus Flask upgrade on a dead body.

  • Resetting soul level

    To reset any allocated soul level points to their base class stats, take a Soul Vessel to the Old Firekeepers in Things Betwixt. The Soul Vessel is a rare item that can only be used once. The Soul Vessel can be found at the following locations:

      1. It is inside the locked mansion in Majula. Use the "Opening the mansion door in Majula" hint to learn how to enter the mansion. Open the chest in the back of the mansion to obtain a Soul Vessel.

      2. After bringing four merchants to Majula, speak with Crestfallen Saulden to be rewarded with a Soul Vessel.

      3. There is a Soul Vessel behind a Pharros Lockstone in the Lost Bastille. It is near McDuff's workshop, behind some wooden planks.

      4. There is a Soul Vessel inside the Drangleic Castle, near the Central Castle Drangleic bonfire. After reaching the giant elevator tower and taking the elevator to the top, look in the chest behind the cage to find it.

      5. In the Undead Crypt near the Undead Ditch bonfire, you can create a shortcut by lowering a bridge. After lowering the bridge, look down and drop onto the platform below to find a Soul Vessel.

      6. After acquiring the ability to enter memories, interact with the fallen giant tree (where you first met the Pursuer) to create the Memory Of Orro. A Soul Vessel can be found in the memory.

  • Changing character's gender

    Go to the small beach that has two ogres immediately after Things Betwixt. Behind the ogres is a partially opened coffin. Enter the coffin to switch your character's gender.

  • Reaching Shulva – Sanctum City ("Crown Of The Sunken King" DLC)

    First, make sure the Dragon's Talon is in your inventory. You can examine it in the "Key" section. Teleport to the Black Gulch bonfires. Travel to the "Hidden Chamber" bonfire by going along the right side cliff's edge outside the Rotten's area. Note: Defeat Rotten now if you have not already done so in order to reach the Primal Bonfire. Once there, you will see multiple stone obelisks with inscriptions. Interact with the center obelisk to teleport to a room with a massive doorway. Interact with the gates and use the Dragon's Talon to open the lock to access Shulva – Sanctum City. Note: The Ashen Mist Heart may also be required before the Dragon's Talon will unlock the gates.

  • Reaching The Gutter secret area

    To get down the giant pit in the center of Majula, you will need a special ladder. Once you reach the Central Earthen Peak bonfire, past Hunter's Copse and through Harvest Valley, you will see an outer walkway in the huge tower, looking out over a large window. Go along the walkway, and smash the multiple wooden railings, then continue along the ledge left to reach a man. Talk to him, and he will offer to lend you a bridge for 2,000 souls. After acquiring his services, he will return to Majula. You may also need to purchase the "Miniature Ladder" model in his inventory for 6,699 souls. He will be waiting near the huge pit in Majula. Talk to him, and he will offer to build another ladder. The length of the ladder is based on your donation —- the larger the donation, the further the ladder will reach. 500 souls will get the shortest ladder, 3,000 souls will get a middle length ladder, and 12,000 souls will get the longest ladder. Follow the walkways at the bottom of the ladder, dropping from platform to platform, to reach a sewer area that leads to a bunch of scaffolding. Keep climbing down to eventually reach a giant hole in the ground called The Gutter. Approximately halfway down the pit, you will reach the entrance to the optional Tomb Of Saints, which also leads to The Gutter.

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  • Unlocking the Forgotten Doors

    Once you reach the darkness of the Black Gulch, you can obtain the Forgotten Key and Havel's Armor. In The Gutter (inside the huge pit in Majula) and Black Gulch, there are giant stone doors that are locked and can only be opened with the special "Forgotten Key" located in the Black Gulch. To obtain the key, travel to the Hidden Chamber Bonfire in the Black Gulch. You can reach it by exploring the ledge to the right of the entrance into the Rotten's arena. From the bonfire, go back to the ledge looking over a deep pit. Use a torch, and follow the ledge until you see a platform below. It should be near an area with black pools and spider abyssal creatures. On the first platform is a locked Forgotten Door that you can enter after obtaining the Forgotten Key. Drop down to the second, lower platform. Through the cave entrance are two Giants. Defeat them to get the Forgotten Key. Additionally, in the back of this area is a Fragrant Branch Of Yore you can collect from the treasure chest. After obtaining the Forgotten Key, you can use it to open the Forgotten Doors. They are located in the following areas:

      Majula: Once you purchase a ladder, climb down to reach another ladder leading to the locked Forgotten Door. It contains three treasure chests.

      The Black Gulch: It is located on the first platform with the locked door above the giant cave where you just obtained the Forgotten Key. The door leads to an encounter with the Darkdiver Grandahl, who will open a portal to the Dark Chasm Of Old secret area if you find all three of his locations.

      The Gutter: It is located in a cave in The Gutter secret area. Unlock the door to find Havel's Armor.

  • Royal Soldiers Ring

    Look around the far edge of No-Man's Wharf to find a small room full of poison jars. The wall behind the two guards sleeping at the table is false. Use a speel to breach it to find some souls and the Royal Soldiers Ring.

  • Trading the Petrified Something

    After obtaining the Petrified Something during character creation, find the bird's nest in Things Betwixt. Place the Petrified Something in it to trade it for a random, and sometimes rare, item.

  • Repair tree ("Crown Of The Sunken King" DLC)

    Go up the hill from the second bonfire in Shulva – Sanctum City. Move along the edge, and look down until you see a large stone tower and platform below, next to a cave in the rock wall. Enter the cave by using a bow and looking to the left of the path entrance that is out of reach. You should see a narrow ledge covered in small statues and a switch. Shoot the switch with your bow, and the tower will rise, creating a bridge to the dark tunnel. Once there, kill the clusters of poison statues to reach a larger chamber. You can loot the bodies in this area to get the "Promised Walk Of Peace Hexe" spell. In the center of the chamber is a strange tree that appears to have eyes. Near the tree is a Notched Whip. Hit the tree with the Notched Whip, and it will glow. If you are close enough, the light will repair all your equipped gear. Note: Hitting the tree too many times will kill it.

  • Getting Havel's Armor

    To obtain Havel's Armor, starting from the first bonfire in The Gutter, turn and jump down to the building below with a ladder. Climb up the ladder, and enter the dark cave that contains poison-spitting creatures. Defeat them, and open the Forgotten Door. Then, smash the vase near the back wall to obtain Havel's Armor, which is of the most useful heavy armor sets from the original Dark Souls.

  • Getting Navlaan's Chaos Set

    The royal sorcerer Navlaan can be found in Aldia's Keep, which can be reached through the forking path bonfire in the Shaded Woods. Follow the upper path, and open the King's Door with the King's Ring. The King's Ring can be found in the Undead Crypt, past Veldstadt the Royal Aegis. Take it from Vendrick's tomb to enter Aldia's Keep. In Aldia's Keep, go under the huge staircase to the right, in the large entrance hall with the collapsing dragon skeleton. Talk with the man behind the glowing shield to begin the quest. However, do not pull the switch to the left or else it will free him and forfeit the assassination quest. For each target in the assassination quest, Navlaan will ask you to bring him a unique item. After obtaining the item, return to Navlaan to receive a reward, and be given your next target. Successfully complete all four targets to get Navlaan's Chaos Set.

    Target 1

      Laddersmith Gilligan location: He is located in the Earthen Mound tower, outside the windows leading to an enclosed ledge near the spinning windmill. Talk with him to bring him back to Majula.

      Item location: The Ladder Miniature can be purchased from Gilligan.

      Reward: Dispelling Ring

    Target 2

      Cale The Cartographer location: In the Forest Of Fallen Giants, travel to the tower bonfire, then go down the ladder. Leave the castle to reach a courtyard covered in tree roots. Jump across the building rooftops to reach the scaffolding on the other side, which lead to a cave. Talk to the man up the ramp with the falling boulder to get a key to the mansion in Majula, where he will be waiting for you.

      Item location: To get Cale's helmet, you must light all major bonfires. After lighting every main bonfire and defeating the final Boss, return to him and proceed through every response to get his gear.

      Reward: Simpleton's Spice

    Target 3

      Felkin The Outcast location: Felkin is outside the first bonfire in the Huntsman's Copse.

      Item location: In Aldia's Keep, defeat a mimic chest near the first bonfire (left of the entrance stairs) to obtain the Sunset Staff.

      Reward: Forbidden Sun Pyromancy

    Target 4

      Emerald Herald location: She is usually located near the bonfire in Majula, but will occasionally appear in other locations.

      Item location: Take the elevator up from Aldia's Keep to the Dragon Aerie, and she will be waiting near the top of the elevator. Talk to her, and she will give you the item. The Aged Feather is like an infinite Homeward Bone.

      Reward: Unleash Magic Sorcery and Navlaan's Chaos Set

  • Unique and rare weapon locations

    Successfully complete the indicated task to obtain the corresponding weapon. Each weapon in the game has its specific health and can be reinforced with certain materials to increase its inflicted damage. Additionally, each weapon has a weight that affects your character's performance using it.

    Daggers

    Daggers are small tools that are both lightweight and agile. They can interrupt an enemy's attack by executing an attack in the middle their attack. These weapons consume a small amount of stamina and inflict more damage with a critical hit.

      Dagger: It can be obtained from Things Betwixt and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 430 souls.

      Shadow Dagger: It can be obtained from Suspicious Shadows in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 600 souls.

      Parrying Dagger: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and reinforced with Titanite. This dagger is held in the left hand and can be used to parry attacks. The repair cost is 570 souls.

      Thief Dagger: It can be obtained from Rogue (Bow and Dual Daggers) and reinforced with Titanite. This dagger was primarily used by thieves and can be repaired for 580 souls.

      Bandit's Knife: It can be obtained from Huntsman's Copse and Hollow Infantry and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 590 souls.

      Broken Thief Sword: It can be obtained from Heide's Tower Of Flame, Rogue (Bow and Dual Daggers) and reinforced with Titanite. This is thieves' favorite broken sword which has been broken to attain a dagger's length. The repair cost is 590 souls.

      Manikin Knife: It can be obtained from Manikin (Bow and Dagger) and reinforced with Titanite. Manikins of Harvest Valley used this dagger which was entranced with poison. The repair cost is 1090 souls.

      Royal Dirk: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. This dagger has a long blade which was carried by Chancellor Wellager. The repair cost is 1090 souls.

      Mytha's Bent Blade: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. This dagger is crafted from the soul of Mytha and is laced with poison. The repair cost is 1500 souls.

      Black Flamestone Dagger: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. This dagger is a little heavier than the other daggers, but it also has a high amount of damage. The repair cost is 590 souls.

    Straight Swords

    Straight Swords have more range and damage than daggers, but they also consume slightly more stamina and do not inflict extra damage for critical hits. Even though these weapons consume more stamina than daggers, it is still less than heavy weapons. Straight Swords are ideal for defeating multiple enemies.

      Shortsword: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants and Heavy Crossbow in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is better than carrying a dagger because of its lightweight and increased damage. The repair cost is 695 souls.

      Broadsword: It can be obtained from Earth Peak, Dark Stalker, Goblin, and Blacksmith Lenigrast and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is ideal for many types of battles, as long as you can handle it well. The repair cost is 755 souls.

      Longsword: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants, Dark Stalker, Goblin, and Blacksmith Lenigrast and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is almost identical to the Broadsword in regards to how it performs. The repair cost is 725 souls.

      Foot Soldier Sword: It can be obtained from Hollow Infantry and reinforced with Titanite. This sword was used by soldiers of Drangleic, and can defeat enemies with relative ease. The repair cost is 745 souls.

      Broken Straight Sword: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants, Captive Undead, Surprising Undead, and Merchant Hag Melentia and reinforced with Titanite. Even though this sword is of no real use, it is still better than carrying no weapon. The repair cost is 275 souls.

      Varangian Sword: It can be obtained from Varangian Sailor and reinforced with Titanite. This sword was used by Varangians. The repair cost is 725 souls.

      Blue Flame: It can be obtained from Leydia Pyromancer and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The strong attack from this sword also yields a magic attack with a blue flame, which is why it is given this name. The repair cost is 670 souls.

      Drakekeeper's Sword: It can be obtained from Drakekeeper and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 755 souls.

      Heide Knight Sword: It can be obtained from Heide Knight in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is very durable. The repair cost is 755 souls.

      Black Dragon Sword: It can be obtained from Dragon Knight and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. It is said that this weapon is crafted from the tail scales of Black Dragon. The repair cost is 1255 souls.

      Red Rust Sword: It can be obtained from Vengarl Of Forossa and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. This rusted sword is a non-durable weapon with incredible damage and weight. It can be repaired for 1255 souls.

      Yellow Quartz Longsword: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. This old sword is not durable and can easily break. However, it is very light and inflicts a great amount of damage. The repair cost is 725 souls.

      Sun Sword: It can be obtained from Heirs to the Sun and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 725 souls.

    Greatswords

    Greatswords are very heavy compared to regular weapons, but they also inflict a huge amount of damage. Since they are very heavy weapons, you will need great strength to hold them, which will quickly drain your stamina.

      Bastard Sword: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants, Hollow Soldier, and Steady Hand McDuff and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is wielded using both hands and can be used to defeat enemies with a single slash. The repair cost is 880 souls.

      Claymore: It can be obtained from Vengarl of Forossa and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is wielded using both hands and inflicts great damage. The repair cost is 930 souls.

      Flamberge: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. This sword needs great strength and experience to handle it effectively. The repair cost is 880 souls.

      Royal Greatsword: It can be obtained from Royal Swordsman and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 880 souls.

      Old Knight Greatsword: It can be obtained from the Old Knight and reinforced with Titanite. This sword is not recommended because it is extremely non-durable. The repair cost is 975 souls.

      Old Mirrah Greatsword: It can be obtained from Aslatiel of Mirrah and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 930 souls.

      Mastodon Greatsword: It can be obtained in Drangleic Castle and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 975 souls.

      Bluemoon Greatsword: It can be obtained from Benhart of Jugo and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 930 souls.

      Drangleic Sword: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1380 souls.

      Moonlight Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) in both Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1475 souls.

      Mirrah Greatsword: It can be obtained from Merchant Hag Melentia and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 930 souls.

      Black Knight Greatsword: It can be obtained from the Iron Keep and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 975 souls.

      Watcher Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1355 souls.

      Ruler's Sword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1880 souls.

      Thorned Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1380 souls.

      Black Dragon Greatsword: It can be obtained by defeating Dragonfang Villard, or from Dragon Remnants. It can be reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1430 souls.

      Defender Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1430 souls.

      Key To The Embedded: It can be obtained by defeating the Demon Of The Song and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

    Ultra Greatswords

    Ultra Greatswords are the heaviest swords in the swords category. They require a great amount of strength to wield and drain stamina extremely quickly. This weapon is not recommended to use against agile enemies, and is best wielded using two hands.

      Zweihander: It can be obtained from the Iron Keep and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1110 souls.

      Greatsword: It can be obtained by defeating Greatsword Phantom/Royal Guard in No-Man's Wharf, or from Vengarl of Forossa. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1335 souls.

      Drakekeeper's Ultra Greatsword: It can be obtained from the Drakekeeper and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1610 souls.

      Old Knight Ultra Greatsword: It can be obtained from the Old Knight and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1185 souls.

      Black Knight Sword: It can be obtained from the Iron Keep and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1260 souls.

      Smelter Sword: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1760 souls.

      Drakewing Ultra Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1535 souls.

      Lost Sinner's Sword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 2035 souls.

      King Ultra Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 2413 souls.

      Pursuer Ultra Greatsword: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1685 souls.

      Crypt Blacksword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) in Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1760 souls.

    Curved Swords

    Curved Swords are just like Straight Swords but with decreased range and damage. However, they are lighter and faster, giving the ability to defeat multiple enemies at the same time. When fighting enemies with high armor, these weapons are not very useful.

      Scimitar: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and Varangian Sailor and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Falchion: It can be obtained by defeating Armored Skeleton at The Lost Bastille, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 705 souls.

      Manikin Sabre: It can be obtained from Manikin and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Shotel: It can be obtained from the Black Gulch and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Monastery Scimitar: It can be obtained from The Painting Protector in Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Melu Scimitar: It can be obtained from Laddersmith Gilligan and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 705 souls.

      Warped Sword: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1205 souls.

      Red Rust Scimitar: It can be obtained from Vengarl of Forossa and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 730 souls.

      Spider Fang: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1185 souls.

    Curved Greatswords

    Curved Greatswords have much better damage and range than Curved Swords. However, since they are heavier than Curved Swords, they require more strength to carry and drain stamina more quickly than Curved Swords. They can also defeat multiple enemies at the same time.

      Murakumo: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1185.

      Arced Sword: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1270 souls.

      Curved Dragon Greatsword: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1685 souls.

    Katanas

    Katanas are one of the best weapons in the game because of their decent range and good damage. These weapons can be used in any scenario, but the main disadvantage of them is the low durability.

      Uchigatana: It can be obtained from Steady Hand McDuff and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 800 souls.

      Washing Pole: It can be obtained from Dragon Shrine, or by defeating Pursuer in New Game+ mode. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 840 souls.

      Blacksteel Katana: It can be obtained by defeating Alonne Knight and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 840 souls.

      Chaos Blade: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) in Normal and New Game+ mode. It can be reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1265 souls.

      Berserker Blade: It can be obtained by defeating Samurai Sorcerer in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1340 souls.

      Manslayer: It can be obtained from Shrine Of Amana and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 800 souls.

      Darkdrift: It can be obtained from Merchant Hag Melentia and Grave Warden Agdayne. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1725 souls.

    Thrusting Swords

    Thrusting Swords are one of the few weapons that can be used along with a shield. They have a lower damage compared to other weapons, but they are very effective against enemies with high armor. Additionally, the light weight and armor-piercing ability makes them suitable for all types of battles.

      Estoc: It can be obtained from Goblin, by defeating Hollow Soldier, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 645 souls.

      Rapier: It can be obtained by defeating Goblin, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 630 souls.

      Mail Breaker: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants, or by defeating Armored Skeleton. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 555 souls.

      Espada Ropera: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1165 souls.

      Ricard's Rapier: It can be obtained from the Huntsman Copse and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1090 souls.

      Black Scorpion Stinger: It can be obtained from Doors Of The Pharos and Manscorpion Tark and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 645 souls.

      Chaos Rapier: It can be obtained by defeating Enhanced Undead and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 630 souls.

      Spider's Silk: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1130 souls.

    Axes

    Axes can be used to perform horizontal and vertical damage, which can be used to defeat multiple enemies, depending on the situation. Axes have a smaller range compared to swords, but inflict much more damage. Axes are also heavier than swords. They require a lot of strength to carry, and drain stamina more quickly.

      Hand Axe: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants and Merchant Hag Melentia and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 520 souls.

      Infantry Axe: It can be obtained from Hollow Infantry and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 580 souls.

      Battle Axe: It can be obtained by defeating Bare Fists, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 805 souls.

      Bandit Axe: It can be obtained from No-Man's Wharf and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Butcher's Knife: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1270 souls.

      Gyrm Axe: It can be obtained from Doors Of Pharros and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Dragonslayer's Crescent Axe: It can be obtained from Shaded Woods and Shrine Of Winter and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 805 souls.

      Bound Hand Axe: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 805 souls.

    Greataxes

    Greataxes have a small range but higher damage compared to regular axes. They require that you be very close to enemies in order to hit them. These axes are large and heavy, requiring a lot of strength and draining stamina quickly.

      Crescent Axe: It can be obtained from Brightstone Cove Tseldora and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 770 souls.

      Greataxe: It can be obtained by defeating Melinda the Butcher, or from Steady Hand McDuff. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1365 souls.

      Bandit Greataxe: It can be obtained from The Gutter (at the bottom of the giant pit in Majula) and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 855 souls.

      Drakekeeper's Greataxe: It can be obtained from the Dragon Shrine and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1220 souls.

      Black Knight Greataxe: It can be obtained from the Iron Keep and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1150 souls.

      Lion Greataxe: It can be obtained by defeating the Lion Clan Warrior and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1005 souls.

      Giant Stone Axe: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1650 souls.

      Gyrm Greataxe: It can be obtained by defeating the Gyrm Warrior and Lonesome Gavlan. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1150 souls.

      Black Dragon Greataxe: It can be obtained by defeating the Dragon Knight and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1575 souls.

    Hammers

    Hammers have a short range like axes, but they have the ability to break the shield of an enemy. These weapons are also much more agile than axes and have better recovery time. Additionally, they drain much less stamina than axes.

      Club: It can be obtained by defeating the Goblin or Rogue, or from Merchant Hag Melentia. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Reinforced Club: It can be obtained from Laddersmith Gilligan and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Mace: It can be obtained by defeating Huntsman's Copse and Goblin, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 810 souls.

      Craftsman Hammer: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 810 souls.

      Morning Star: It can be obtained from Huntsman's Copse, or from Majula. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 810 souls.

      Aldia Hammer: It can be obtained by defeating the Dragon Acolyte and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 770 souls.

      Handmaid's Ladle: It can be obtained from Milibeth and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 405 souls.

      Black Dragon Warpick: It can be obtained from the Dragon Knight and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1310 souls.

      Blacksmith Hammer: It can be bought from Blacksmith Lenigrast and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 620 souls.

      Homunculus Mace: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 810 souls.

      Mace of the Insolent: It can be obtained from the Undead Crypt and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1270 souls.

      Barbed Club: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1310 souls.

    Great Hammers

    Great Hammers can be used to quickly destroy enemy shields. They have a decent range with high damage. However, you need very precise timing to use them. Missing a hit will leave you vulnerable, allowing enemies a high chance of hitting or killing you.

      Large Club: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1340 souls.

      Old Knight Hammer: It can be obtained by defeating the Old Knight, or from Drangleic Castle. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1550 souls.

      Great Club: It can be obtained from The Gutter (at the bottom of the giant pit in Majula) and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 2155 souls.

      Archdrake Mace: It can be obtained by defeating Lindelt Cleric and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1130 souls.

      Pickaxe: It can be obtained from Brightstone Cove Tseldora and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Giant Warrior Club: It can be obtained from Memory Of Vammar and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1760 souls.

      Drakekeeper's Warpick: It can be obtained from Drakekeeper and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 990 souls.

      Malformed Shell: It can be obtained from Aldia's Keep and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1630 souls.

      Demon's Great Hammer: It can be obtained from Sparkling Sisters Dyna and Tillo. It can be reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1445 souls.

      Gyrm Great Hammer: It can be obtained by defeating the Gyrm Warrior and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1550 souls.

      Dragon Tooth: It can be obtained from Dragon Aerie and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 2155 souls.

      Drakekeeper's Great Hammer: It can be obtained by defeating the Drakekeeper and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1655 souls.

      Malformed Skull: It can be obtained by defeating the Enhanced Undead and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1445 souls.

      Sacred Chime Hammer: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1945 souls.

      Iron King Hammer: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1840 souls.

    Spears

    Spears have great range, but due to their narrow attack point, you must be very precise with your aim. They are one of the few weapons that can be used along with a shield. However, they have lower damage and are incapable of staggering enemies.

      Spear: It can be obtained by defeating Goblin, or from Blacksmith Lenigrast. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 800 souls.

      Pike: It can be obtained from Earthen Peak and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 725 souls.

      Winged Spear: It can be obtained by defeating the Hollow Solider in the Iron Keep, or from Steady Hand McDuff. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

      Parizan: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1300 souls.

      Stone Soldier Spear: It can be obtained by defeating the Stone Soldier and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

      Channeler's Trident: It can be obtained from Sparkling Sisters Dyna and Tillo and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1260 souls.

      Silverblack Spear: It can be obtained by defeating the Grave Warden and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 800 souls.

      Spitfire Spear: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1300 souls.

      Heide Spear: It can be obtained by defeating the Heide Knight and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1335 souls.

      Dragonslayer Spear: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1300 souls.

      Pate's Spear: It can be obtained by defeating the Mild-Mannered Pate and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 835 souls.

    Halberds

    Halberds are so heavy they usually stagger you after being used. They consume a lot of stamina, but inflict a large amount of damage.

      Halberd: It can be obtained by defeating the Hollow Soldier in Forest Of Fallen Giants, or from Blue Sentinel Targray. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 945 souls.

      Lucerne: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 745 souls.

      Mastodon Halberd: It can be obtained by defeating the Primal Knight (Living or Dead) and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 990 souls.

      Scythe: It can be obtained from Shaded Woods or Steady Hand McDuff and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 895 souls.

      Santier's Spear: It can be obtained from Doors Of Pharros and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 545 souls.

      Dragonrider's Halberd: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 990 souls.

      Syan's Halberd: It can be obtained by defeating the Royal Guard and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1445 souls.

      Blue Knight's Halberd: It can be obtained by defeating the Blue Sentinel Targray and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 945 souls.

      Black Knight Halberd: It can be obtained from Shaded Woods and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 895 souls.

      Old Knight Halberd: It can be obtained from Heide's Tower Of Flame and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 990 souls.

      Roaring Halberd: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Old Knight Pike: It can be obtained from Harvest Valley and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 945 souls.

      Helix Halberd: It can be obtained from Shrine Of Amana and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1395 souls.

    Reapers

    Reapers have decent range with fair damage. You can perform continuous attacks, but it will use a lot of stamina. They can be held with both hands, which restricts the ability to perform a parry. Additionally, they do not cover the right side well, leaving you vulnerable in that direction.

      Great Scythe: It can be obtained from Titchy Gren and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 690 souls.

      Full Moon Sickle: It can be obtained by defeating the Artificial Undead and Crescent Sickle Phantom. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 925 souls.

      Silverback Sickle: It can be obtained by defeating the Grave Warden and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 770 souls.

      Crescent Sickle: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager in Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 755 souls.

      Great Machete: It can be obtained by defeating the Undead Jailer and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 885 souls.

      Scythe Of Nahr Alma: It can be obtained from Merchant Hag Melentia and Titchy Gren and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 800 souls.

      Bone Scythe: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1340 souls.

      Scythe Of Want: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1425 souls.

    Lancers

    Lancers are similar to Spears, which require you to have both strength and dexterity. They are slower than Spears at attack speed, but they inflict higher damage.

      Heide Lance: It can be obtained from Heide Knight and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 885 souls.

      Grand Lance: It can be obtained from Memory Of Orro and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1385 souls.

      Heide Greatlance: It can be obtained from Heide Knight in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

      Chariot Lance: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1430 souls.

    Twinblades

    Twinblades are similar to swords, but inflict less damage. However, the attacks from them can be executed continuously, increasing the damage inflicted. Additionally, they work best when they are wielded with two hands.

      Stone Twinblade: It can be obtained by defeating the Stone Knight and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

      Twinblade: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 835 souls.

      Red Iron Twinblade: It can be obtained from the Shrine Of Amana and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1429 souls.

      Curved Twinblade: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager in Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1295 souls.

      Dragonrider Twinblade: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 875 souls.

    Whips

    Whips can be very useful against enemies that do not have any armor. However, their attack speed is slow and most of the attacks are straight, usually preventing you from attacking multiple enemies.

      Bloodied Whip: It can be obtained by defeating the Torturer and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Whip: It can be obtained from Laddersmith Gilligan and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 495 souls.

      Spitted Whip: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1145 souls.

      Notched Whip: It can be obtained from Huntsman's Copse and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 625 souls.

      Old Whip: It can be obtained from Sparkling Sisters Dyna and Tillo and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 645 souls.

    Claws

    Claws have great attack speed with low range and damage. However, they require high strength and dexterity in order to wield. Most claws also consume a lot of stamina.

      Claws: It can be obtained from Laddersmith Gilligan and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 600 souls.

      Manikin Claws: It can be obtained from Manikin and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 615 souls.

      Malformed Claws: It can be obtained from Suspicious Shadows in New Game+ mode and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 630 souls.

      Work Hook: It can be obtained from Earthen Peak and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 585 souls.

    Fists

    Fists only has one weapon in its category. It has a small range, but very high damage. Usually you will have run up to enemies in order to hit them with it.

      Caestus: It can be obtained by defeating Goblin, or from Merchant Hag Melentia. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 540 souls.

    Pyromancer Flames

    Pyromancer Flames have a small range and damage output. It is not recommended to dual-wield the Pyromancer Flames.

      Pyromancer Flame: It can be obtained from No-Man's Wharf and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 555 souls.

      Dark Pyromancer Flames: It can be obtained from The Gutter (at the bottom of the giant pit in Majula) and Imprisoned Milfanito and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1055 souls.

    Staffs

    Staffs contain both Magic and Dark damage values. However, your shot need to be very accurate. If you miss your target, you will be vulnerable to attacks from enemies.

      Sorcerer's Staff: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 495 souls.

      Lizard Staff: It can be obtained by defeating the Dark Wizard and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 645 souls.

      Staff of Amana: It can be obtained by defeating the Amana Shrine Maiden and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1130 souls.

      Archdrake's Staff: It can be obtained from Felkin the Outcast and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 630 souls.

      Witchree Branch: It can be obtained from The Pit and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 665 souls.

      Bat Staff: It can be obtained by defeating the Hollow Mage and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 665 souls.

      Bone Staff: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 665 souls.

      Olenford's Staff: It can be obtained from the Undead Crypt and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1145 souls.

      Staff of Wisdom: It can be obtained from the Dragon Shrine and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1145 souls.

      Black Witch Staff: It can be obtained from Peculiar Kindular and Leydia Witch and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1645 souls.

      Sunset Staff: It can be obtained from Aldia's Keep and Felkin the Outcast and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1145 souls.

      Transgressor's Staff: It can be obtained from Chancellor Wellager and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 645 souls.

    Sacred Chimes

    Sacred Chimes work on the Faith of your character, and their main purpose is to perform Miracles. Like Staffs, they have damage values split between Dark and Lightning. They have a small range, forcing you to be near enemies before casting a spell.

      Cleric's Sacred Chime: It can be obtained from Majula and Licia of Lindelt and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 415 souls.

      Dragon Chime: It can be obtained from Darkdiver Grandahl and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 610 souls.

      Witchtree Bellvine: It can be obtained from The Pit and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1085 souls.

      Archdrake Chime: It can be obtained from Felkin the Outcast and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 575 souls.

      Priest's Chime: It can be obtained from The Lost Bastille and Titchy Gren and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 585 souls.

      Idol's Chime: It can be obtained from Licia of Lindelt and reinforced with Twinkling Titanite. The repair cost is 1095 souls.

      Caitha's Chime: It can be obtained from the Drangleic Castle and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 610 souls.

      Disc Chime: It can be obtained from the Grave Of The Saints and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1085 souls.

      Protective Chime: It can be obtained from the Iron Keep and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 620 souls.

      Chime Of Want: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1585 souls.

    Bows, Crossbows, and Greatbows

    Bows have the longest range of all weapons in the game, and are very accurate. Even though they do not inflict too much damage, they can be very effective when used to hit the exposed areas of enemies.

      Short Bow: It can be obtained by defeating the Hollow Infantry, or from Majula. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 455 souls.

      Long Bow: It can be obtained from the Armored Skeleton, or from Steady Hand McDuff. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 605 souls.

      Composite Bow: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1105 souls.

      Dragonrider Bow: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 1130 souls.

      Sea Bow: It can be obtained by defeating the Varangian Sailor and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 620 souls.

      Bow of Want: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1090 souls.

      Bell Keeper Bow: It can be obtained by defeating the Enhanced Undead and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 590 souls.

      Alonne Greatbow: It can be obtained from the Alonne Knight Captain and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1505 souls.

      Hunter's Blackbow: It can be obtained from Drangleic Castle and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1090 souls.

      Dragonslayer Greatbow: It can be obtained from Weaponsmith Ornifex in Normal and New Game+ mode and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 2005 souls.

      Light Crossbow: It can be obtained from Forest Of Fallen Giants, or from Steady Hand McDuff. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 660 souls.

      Avelyn: It can be obtained from the Undead Crypt and reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 1730 souls.

      Heavy Crossbow: It can be obtained by defeating Rhoy the Explorer or Royal Swordsman, or from Weaponsmith Ornifex. It can be reinforced with Titanite. The repair cost is 845 souls.

      Shield Crossbow: It can be obtained from Straid of Olaphis (Soul Trade) and reinforced with Petrified Dragon Bone. The repair cost is 770 souls.

  • Finding Cromwell The Pardoner

    Cromwell is located in the second half of Brightstone Cove Tseldora, immediately after the Prowling Magnus and Congregation. Exit the church, then take a left to reach a ladder. Climb it to find him up there.

  • Finding Felkin The Outcast

    Felkin is located at the very beginning of Huntsman's Corpse, before the first bonfire. You will need a base of 8 Faith and Intelligence in order to gain access to him. If you have 20 Faith or Intelligence, he will also give you the Hexer Set and Sunset Staff.

  • Finding Licia of Lindelt

    Licia is first found in the Tower Of Flames after the regular Dragonrider. After exhausting her dialogue, she will move back to Majula at the device that unlocks the Huntsman's corpse on the way to Heide's Tower Of Flames.

  • Finding Straid of Olaphis

    Straid is located in Lost Bastille after the Ruin Sentinels near the bridge to Sinner's Rise, in the opened jail cell. Initially he is petrified, surrounded by five rupturing hollows that deal physical damage. A Fragrant Branch of Yore is required to cure him. One can be obtained at the bottom of The Gutter, immediately before the fog gate to Black Gulch. Once you cure him, he will sell the spells and offer you trading Boss soul services.

  • Defeating Elana, the Squalid Queen ("Crown Of The Sunken King" DLC)

    When the battle starts, rush Elana and inflict as much damage as possible before she is able to react. Besides her skeleton summons, she can use flame attacks and a spear at close range. After the skeletons spawn, back up to avoid an ambush. You can ignore them unless they charge you. While attacking Elana, you will also be hitting the skeletons. Keep moving to avoid Elana's ranged flame spells and move toward her. If you can remain behind her while you attack, you can avoid most of her damage and some of the skeletons. Elana will occasionally teleport, then usually cast another spell when she reappears. Due to the length of her casting time, you can get one or two free hits before dodging the spell. Stay focused on Elana's back and continuously move to avoid her spells and attacks. You will be rewarded with the Soul of Elana, the Squalid Queen for defeating her. The large dragon door behind her will then open. Enter it to find a bonfire and mist doorway that leads to Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon.

  • Defeating Executioner's Chariot

    Kill the first Necromancer enemy and any nearby skeletons in the arena. Remain in the door area, and cast Affinity. It will hit the chariot as it drives past. Repeat this process to defeat the Executioner's Chariot boss without moving further into the area or lowering the gate.

  • Defeating Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon ("Crown Of The Sunken King" DLC)

    When the battle starts, attack Sinh's feet. When he flies into the air, remain underneath or directly behind him to avoid his fire breath. Make sure to get out of the way when he lands if you are directly beneath him to avoid damage. Attack again as soon as he returns to the ground. If Sinh flies away from you, prepare to counter his dive attack. Do this by remaining in motion or rolling out of the way. When Sinh stands on his hind legs, he will breathe fire directly in front of him. While in this position, run toward him and attack his legs or tail. While attacking Sinh's legs, remain moving as soon as he is done with his current attack. While attacking his tail from behind, make sure to roll out of the way if he suddenly spins around. Keep moving in to attack while he is preparing a lengthy attack, then dodge when the attack is ready. You will be rewarded with the Soul of Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon for defeating him. You can also find the Crown of the Sunken King and Yorgh's Ring in the room.

  • Defeating The Pursuer

    Shoot him with one of the Ballista set-pieces in his arena. The aiming will be difficult, but a single shot will take out almost all his health.

  • Easy "Covenant Of Ancients" achievement

    Find the covenant leader, Magerold of Lanafir, at Iron Keep. He is located just inside the fortress from the first bonfire. You will have to give him the Petrified Egg, which is located in the Dragon Shrine. Once there, go up the steps, and kill the shield-wielding knight. Proceed until you reach two knights in front of a door, with a faith caster on the tower behind you. Do not enter the door; instead get inside the alcove to the left to reach a spiral staircase and become invaded by Dragonfang Villard. The Petrified Egg is behind him. Return to Iron Keep after getting the egg, and give it to Magerold. He will now ask you to join the covenant, and you will get the "Covenant Of Ancients" achievement.

  • Easy "Gathering Of Exiles" achievement

    You must relocate the following six NPCs to get the "Gathering Of Exiles" achievement. Afterwards, talk to Crestfallen Warrior Saulden to get rewards based on how many NPCs you have relocated to keep him company.

      Merchant Hag Melentia: She is found at Forest Of Fallen Giants at the Cardinal Tower bonfire. After defeating the Last Giant and exhausting her dialogue, she will relocate to Majula. She is found sitting next to the wall.

      Cartographer Cale: He is found at Forest Of Fallen Giants. After the fog gate past the Cardinal Tower bonfire, you will find a giant root. Jump off to the right, then jump off the roof and onto the wooden scaffolding. Enter the cave to find Cale at the top, digging into the ground. Exhaust his dialogue to get the House Key, then return to Majula, and kill the skeleton in the basement. Return to Cale, and exhaust his dialogue to get him to relocate to the map with flames.

      Carhillion Of The Fold: He is found at No Man's Wharf, just before the ship. You can move across to the right and up the wooden pier. He will be sitting down. You will need at least a base of 8 Intelligence to talk to him and get him to move. After you exhaust his dialogue, he will move to Majula. You also will no longer require 8 Intelligence to buy from him for the rest of the game.

      Stone Trader Chloanne: She is found at Harvest Valley, just after the first bonfire. Exhaust her dialogue, and she will move to Majula.

      Laddersmith Gilligan: He is found at Earthen Peak. After the second bonfire, go up the stairs and out the door. Hit the wooden fence to break it, and move to the left along the ledge to meet Gilligan. You can pay 2,000 souls for a ladder to get the Twinkling Titanite, if desired. Exhaust his dialogue, and he will move to Majula. Alternatively, defeat the area Boss to get him to relocate there.

      Rosabeth Of Melfia: She is found at Shaded Woods. She is petrified at the entrance. A Fragrant Branch Of Yore is required to heal her. One can be found at the bottom of The Gutter as well as in Harvest Valley. Free her and give her any one piece of equipment. She will then relocate to Majula. Note: Before pulling the lever, rest at the bonfire so that she moves before you get swarmed and she accidentally gets killed.

  • Easy "Holder Of The Fort" achievement

    Note: You must first have the Ashen Mist Heart from Dragon Shrine. Find Captain Drummond on the ground in the Memory Of Vammar. You can access this memory, near Mild-Mannered Pate's trap in Forest Of Fallen Giants on the other side of the wall, with the Ashen Mist Heart. You must defeat the Giant Lord to inherit his equipment. The Giant Lord is found in the Memory Of Jeigh. To find it, go to the Cardinal Tower bonfire, then climb down the ladder. Cross the bridge, then enter the door and go left to find the King's Gate and the final bonfire of the area. Behind it is the Memory Of Jeigh. Sprint through the area, and ignore the other giants, but watch the falling flames. Stand near the Giant Lord's feet, and dodge as needed until he dies. After defeating the Giant Lord, return to Drummond. Exhaust his dialogue to get his equipment and the "Holder Of The Fort" achievement.

  • Easy "Selfless Giver" achievement

    Reach Rank 3 in one of the nine available covenants. Heirs Of The Sun is possibly the easiest covenant to level up in because you only need 30 Sunlight Medals. There are two easy ways to get Sunlight Medals; either win a Boss fight with a Heirs Of The Sun character, or play as a Heirs Of The Sun character yourself and assist another world host. Use an easy to defeat Boss, and keep your sign before the fog gate.

  • Easy "Vendrick" achievement

    King Vendrick is found in the Undead Crypt when Velstadt has been defeated. Vendrick will ignore you, giving you a chance to first collect the King's Ring. Use heavy attacks (for example, Lightning Spear) until he begins attacking you. A fog door will block your exit until the battle is over. If you choose not to fight him and return later, the fog door will still be there, and you will be forced to fight him immediately. However, if you fight Vendrick directly after defeating Velstadt without leaving, he will be weaker. Vendrick usually has 32 times his defensive stats, but for each Soul of a Giant in your inventory his stats will be halved (32, 16, 8, 4, 2, or 1 times, if you have 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 souls). Vendrick attacks very quickly and does a large amount of damage that will break your stance if you attempt to block them. To defeat him, run in as close as possible and circle him to the right. He attacks more frequently from the left with swipes. Using magic or miracles is not recommended as his attacks are faster than your casting time.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      The Dark Soul (50 points): Earn all achievements.
      Self Recollection (10 points): Reclaim flesh and set out as an Undead.
      Supreme Weapon (50 points): Reinforce a weapon to its limit.
      Gesture Maestro (50 points): Learn all gestures.
      Master of Sorcery (30 points): Learn all sorceries.
      Master of Miracles (30 points): Learn all miracles.
      Master of Pyromancy (30 points): Learn all pyromancies.
      Master of Hexes (30 points): Learn all hexes.
      Selfless Giver (50 points): Max-out devotion to covenant.
      This is Dark Souls (10 points): Die for the first time.

    Additionally, there are 28 secret achievements:

      King's Ring (20 points): Acquire the King's Ring.
      Ancient Dragon (20 points): Acquire Ashen Mist Heart.
      The Heir (100 points): See the ending.
      Last Giant (10 points): Defeat the Last Giant.
      Sinner's Bonfire (20 points): Light the primal bonfire in Sinner's Rise.
      Iron Keep Bonfire (20 points): Light the primal bonfire in the Iron Keep.
      Gulch Bonfire (20 points): Light the primal bonfire in the Black Gulch.
      Brightstone Bonfire (20 points): Light the primal bonfire in Brightstone Cove Tseldora.
      Giant Lord (20 points): Defeat Looking Glass Knight.
      Vendrick (50 points): Defeat Vendrick.
      Brilliant Covenant (10 points): Discover a most brilliant covenant.
      Protector Covenant (10 points): Discover the covenant of the protectors.
      Sanguinary Covenant (10 points): Discover the covenant of the bloodthirsty.
      Covenant of the Meek (10 points): Discover the covenant of the meek.
      Gnawing Covenant (10 points): Discover the covenant of rodents.
      Clangorous Covenant (10 points): Discover the clangorous covenant.
      Covenant of Ancients (10 points): Discover an ancient covenant.
      Covenant of the Fittest (10 points): Discover the covenant of the fittest.
      Abysmal Covenant (10 points): Discovery the abysmal covenant.
      Curious Map (30 points): Light all flames on the map in Majula.
      Change of Clothes (30 points): Give Rosabeth of Melfia something to wear.
      Gathering of Exiles (30 points): Increase the population of Majula.
      Moonlight Greatsword (30 points): Inherit Benhart of Jugo's equipment.
      Holder of the Fort (30 points): Inherit Captain Drummond's equipment.
      Lucatiel (30 points): Inherit equipment from Lucatiel of Mirrah.
      Smith for Life (30 points): Inherit Steady Hand McDuff's equipment.
      Garrulous Miser (30 points): Inherit Laddersmith Gilligan's equipment.
      Reflections on Disembodiment (30 points): Inherit equipment from the head of Vengarl.

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