Dark Souls walkthrough

A survival guide to one of gaming's most hostile environments

ACHIEVEMENTS/TROPHIES

Here’s a quick guide to some of Dark Soul’s more ambiguous achievements.

How many times do I have to beat Dark Souls to get the full 1000 gamerscore?

Two and a half times with the same character. This is tied to the “Knight’s Honor” achievement, which requires you to acquire all rare weapons. Every boss soul can be used to create two different weapons (Gwyn’s: one weapon and one Miracle) except for Sif’s, which can be used to make three. Therefore, you need to acquire three copies of Sif’s soul.

What weapons are required for the “Knight’s Honor” Achievement?

Refer to the listed locations in our walkthrough for any additional details that might be needed. Remember, all important items in our walkthrough are in bold the first time they appear. A very select few of these (none of the difficult ones) may not be required since the exact list is not public knowledge, but obtaining all of the following will assure you the achievement. All weapons must be obtained by the same character.

Dropped From Enemies

Black Knight Greataxe: Dropped by Black Knights carrying it in Kiln of the First Flame.
Black Knight Greatsword: Dropped by Black Knights carrying it in Kiln of the First Flame.
Black Knight Halbred: Dropped by Black Knights carrying it in Kiln of the First Flame.
Black Knight Shield: Dropped by any Black Knight.
Black Knight Sword: Dropped by any Black Knight.
Dark Hand: Dropped by Darkwraiths in New Londo Ruins.
Channeler’s Trident: Channelers in Duke’s Archives.
Crescent Axe: Dropped by Patches in Tomb of Giants or sold by him at Firelink.
Crest Shield: Dropped by Oscar in Undead Asylum (second visit).
Demon’s Catalyst: Dropped by Demon Firesage boss in Demon Ruins
Demon’s Spear: Sold by Shiva in Blighttown (for Forest Hunter members) or dropped by Bat Wing Demons in Anor Londo.
Giant’s Halbred: Dropped by Giant Gold Knights in Anor Londo or purchased from Giant Blacksmith.
Izalith Catalyst: Dropped by Pyromancer in Lost Izalith.
Ricard’s Rapier: Dropped by Ricard in Sen’s Fortress.
Stone Greatsword: Dropped by Great Stone Knights in Darkroot Garden.
Stone Greatshield: Dropped by Great Stone Knights in Darkroot Garden or bought from Shiva.

Dropped by NPC Black Phantoms

Notched Whip: Dropped by Jeremiah in Painted World
Grant: Dropped by Leeroy in Tomb of Giants.
Sanctus: Dropped by Leeroy in Tomb of Giants.

Found in the Environment

Astora’s Straight Sword: Corpse under Undead Dragon in Valley of the Drakes.
Black Iron Greatshield: Corpse in Anor Londo.
Blood Shield: Corpse on bridge guarded by Undead Dragon in Painted World.
Dragon Tooth: Chest in Anor Londo.
Dragonslayer Greatbow: Corpse in Anor Londo.
Effigy Shield: Corpse in Tomb of Giants.
Havel’s Greatshield: Chest in Anor Londo.
Velka’s Rapier: Corpse in Painted World

Covenant Weapons

Gravelord Sword: Join Nito’s Gravelord Servant Covenant.

Boss Soul Weapons (created by Giant Blacksmith (Anor Londo) from +10 weapons)

Greatsword of Artorias: Soul of Sif & any sword.
Greatsord of Artorias (True): Soul of Sif & Broken Sword or Hilt.
Greatshield of Artorias: Soul of Sif & any shield.
Great Lord Greatsword: Souls of Gwyn & any sword or dagger.
Quelaag’s Furysword: Soul of Quelaag & any curved sword.
Chaos Blade: Soul of Quelaag & any katana.
Moonlight Butterfly Horn: Soul of Moonlight Butterfly & any spear/rapier.
Crystal Ring Shield: Soul of Moonlight Butterfly & any shield.
Golem Axe: Soul of Iron Golem & any axe.
Dragon Bone Fist: Soul of Iron Golem & Claw or Cestus.
Darkmoon Bow: Soul of Gwyndolin & any bow.
Tin Darkmoon Catalyst: Soul of Gwyndolin & any catalyst.
Dragonslayer Spear: Soul of Ornstein & any spear.
Smough’s Hammer: Soul of Smough & any club or mace.
Lifehunt Scythe: Soul of Priscilla & any scythe, halberd, or whip.

Tail Weapons

Drake Sword: Tail of Hellkite Dragon
Dragon Greatsword: Tail of Everlasting Dragon.
Dragon King Greateaxe: Tail of Gaping Dragon.
Gargoyle Tail Axe: Tail of Belfry Gargoyles or Anor Londo Gargolyles.
Moonlight Greatsword: Tail of Seath.
Priscilla’s Dagger: Tail of Priscilla.

Where are all of the Pyromancies (Bond of a Pyromancer)?

Fireball: Sold by Laurentius (Firelink) or Quelana (Blighttown).
Fire Orb: Sold by Laurentius or Quelana.
Combustion: Sold by Laurentius or Quelana.
Iron Flesh: Sold by Laurentius.
Flash Sweat: Sold by Laurentius.
Great Fireball: Sold by Quelana.
Firestorm: Sold by Quelana.
Fire Whip: Sold by Quelana.
Great Combustion: Sold by Quelana.
Undead Rapport: Sold by Quelana.
Fire Tempest: Given by Quelana after defeating Bed of Chaos.
Poison Mist: Sold by Eingyi (Quelaag’s domain).
Toxic Mist: Sold by Eingyi.
Great Choas Fireball: Join Chaos Servant covenant (Quelaag’s Domain).
Choas Storm: Reach level 2 in Chaos Servant covenant.
Acid Surge: Corpse in Painted World.
Fire Surge: Specific Engorged Zombie in Painted World.
Power Within: Corpse in Blighttown.
Chaos Fire Whip: Chest in Lost Izalith.

Where are all of the Sorceries (Wisdom of a Sage)?

Soul Arrow: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan (Firelink).
Great Soul Arrow: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan.
Heavy Soul Arrow: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan.
Great Heavy Soul Arrow: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan.
Magic Weapon: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan.
Magic Shield: Sold by Griggs or Big Hat Logan.
Aural Decoy: Sold by Griggs.
Fall Control: Sold by Griggs.
Homing Soulmass: Sold by Big Hat Logan.
Soul Spear: Sold by Big Hat Logan.
Great Magic Weapon: Sold by Big Hat Logan.
Homing Crystal Soulmass: Sold by Big Hat Logan (only in Duke’s Archives).
Crystal Soul Spear: Sold by Big Hat Logan (only in Duke’s Archives).
Crystal Magic Weapon: Sold by Big Hat Logan (only in Duke’s Archives).
Dispel Curse: Ingward (New Londo Ruins).
Remedy: Ingward.
Hidden Weapon: Sold by Dusk (Darkroot Basin).
Hidden Body: Sold by Dusk.
Cast Light: Sold by Dusk.
Repair: Sold by Dusk.
Strong Magic Shield: Duke’s Archives.
Hush: Sen’s Fortress.
White Dragon Breath: Big Hat Logan.*

*Buy all of Logan’s spell inventory after freeing him from the Duke’s Archives. After killing Seath, speak to Logan until the dialog is exhausted. Return to the first room in which you found Seath to find Logan gone Hollow. Defeat him for the spell.

Where are all of the Miracles (Prayer of a Maiden)?

Heal: Sold by Petrus (Firelink) or Rhea (Undead Parish).
Great Heal Excerpt: Sold by Petrus or Rhea.
Homeward: Sold by Petrus or Rhea.
Force: Sold by Petrus or Rhea.
Great Heal: Sold by Rhea.
Wrath of the Gods: Sold by Rhea.
Seek Guidance: Sold by Rhea.
Magic Barrier: Sold by Rhea.
Karmic Justice: Sold by Oswald (Undead Parish).
Vow of Silence: Sold by Oswald.
Sunlight Blade: Anor Londo.
Great Magic Barrier: Ash Lake.
Tranquil Walk of Peace: Catacombs.
Soothing Sunlight: Duke’s Archives.
Bountiful Sunlight: Duke’s Archives.
Emit Force: Reward from Siegmeyer at Firelink after meeting him in Sen’s Fortress (say ‘yes’) and Anor Londo.
Replenishment: Reward for rescuing Rhea in Tomb of Giants.
Darkmoon Blade: Reach level 1 of Blade of Darkmoon Covenant (See Anor Londo).
Gravelord Sword Dance: Join Nito’s Gravelord Servant Covenant (See Catacombs).
Gravelord Greatsword Dance: Reach level 1 in Gravelord Servant Covenant.
Lightning Spear: Join Warrior of Sunlight Covenant.
Great Lightning Spear: Reach level 1 in Warrior of Sunlight Covenant.
Sunlight Spear: Reach level 1 in Warrior of Sunlight Covenant & offer Gwyn’s soul.

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