Dark Souls walkthrough


Return to the Hellkite Dragon’s bridge. If you recall, there was a locked door leading into a tower at the beginning of the bridge. Use your newly acquired Basement Key to unlock it. After descending the ladder, you’ll soon be out in the open air. Turn right and head up the tall staircase. Opening the door at the top creates a shortcut between here (the Lower Undead Burg) and the first bonfire you lit in the Upper Undead Burg. Rest at that fire, then return here and back down the steps.

As you descend the next set of stairs into the village area, three dogs will attack you. If you’re slow going down the steps, you should be able to deal with them one at a time.

Leave the steps, turn right and head down the alley. You’ll hear someone calling out from behind a door. If you have the Residence Key from the Undead Merchant in the Upper Undead Burg (Master Key won’t work here), you can free this man. He is Griggs of Vinheim, and once free, will relocate to Firelink Shrine where he’ll sell all sorts of sorcery spells. Make sure to roll around and break the barrels in this room for some nice loot.

Now continue in the other direction through the village. Beware of assassins as you proceed. They’ll emerge from closed doors once you pass a certain point. They’re not especially dangerous, but they do throw knives and can cause headaches when attacking in groups. In certain stances they can riposte, and their blades are coated with poison. Make sure to check every open door for loot as you proceed. Before you reach the fog door, you’ll have to fight three more assassins and two more dogs.

Since the boss behind the fog door is tough, you’ll want to open a nearby shortcut that connects this area and Firelink Shrine. Instead of going through the fog, head down the stairs to the right of the fog door. Follow this path until you hit a raised door on your left. Enter and ascend the tower. You’ll end up back in the aqueduct (as soon as you do, look right to find an Undead Merchant) that leads back to Firelink Shrine. Rest there and return to the fog door.


The most difficult thing about this fight is the two dogs that attack alongside the demon. As soon as you pass through the fog, sprint up the stairs to your left and onto the narrow ledge. Quickly kill the dogs from up here, then wait for the demon to reach you. At this point jump back down to the ground.

You have a couple options now. One is to allow the demon to drop down, then quickly run up the stairs and try to land a plunging attack (as seen in the video) or used ranged attacks like Fireball. Your second option is to engage the demon head on. You can block all of his attacks except for his overhead swing, which can kill instantly.  

The Capra Demon drops the Key to the Depths. The door to which this key belongs is across from the door leading back to the aqueduct. Go there now, or...


  • Sneaky67 - October 24, 2014 7:47 a.m.

    I have killed the blue crystal demon at the start of dukes archives 20 times or more and he hasn't dropped the broken pendant. Any ideas what might be up. I have the prepare to die edition.
  • christian-small - October 2, 2014 12:23 p.m.

    Had some problems with returning to undead asylum I did blighttown and quelagg before going to undead asylum I get the key and curl into a ball in the nest but the crow doesnt pick me up , anyone avalible to help?
  • Sneaky67 - October 24, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    Don't get too close to the eggs, happened to me a couple of times.
  • Verum - July 29, 2013 3:30 a.m.

    big guy* sorry for my grammar, ive been losing my mind over this
  • Verum - July 29, 2013 3:17 a.m.

    i have this issue with sens fortress, i cant access to it, i went to the church thing and killed the gargolite twins, but i didnt bang the bells cuz (in my mind) i sayd to myself "better clear the secondary misions before ringing the bell so you dont lose anything" so i did, killed every boss except the undergroud ones, i did the minotaur, the dragon tail thing, the buy with the big hammer, hydro, the moonlight butterfly one, all those, now when i had enought souls to gear up some stats & upgrades, i go to the church and ring the bell and it didnt happen anything, and i went to check sen's fortress and is still closed.... what to do ?
  • Misfire - July 29, 2013 5:58 a.m.

    There are two bells. You need to go to Blighttown and kill Quelaag to ring the other bell. Shes in the bottom of the swamp thats below the Depths which is shortly after you fight the Capra Demon. :P
  • stefan-chircop - June 25, 2013 7:31 a.m.

    I have a question about page 8. I managed to kill Laurec, and obtained some ring. I killed him so he would run and kill the other Npc. Would it have been better to let him live?
  • Sinxar - January 20, 2013 6:29 a.m.

    I assumed you needed to kill the Stray Demon for the ring, turns out you don't to get the Rusted Iron Ring. So just walk around the room to avoid it and still loot the place. It drops nothing of value anyway.
  • matt-mcsavaney - January 14, 2013 7:10 a.m.

    How does a caster beat the asylum boss? He one hits everytime i miss a dodge, i cant do that hit and run tactic the melee uses because of cast time which in turn gets me killed, help please?
  • isaac-long - April 28, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    You have to just stay behind the demon and get in as much DPS just remember always be up his butt :D
  • Sinxar - January 6, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    In "The Depths", you can take the path behind the first butcher and kill the giant rat with a bow from the ledge you land on. It won't jump up to defend itself.
  • yuwendi-gozali - December 20, 2012 12:45 a.m.

    have some question, when went to ring second bell , im not enter blight town form depth but dark root secret road that lead to valey of the drake. so after i rang second bell im went to the depth to look for zena shop but i didnt find him anywhere. after i back to firelink too zena didnt appeared :( (i just read that zena going to fire link after u rang two bell in another walkthrought). the question is, how i find zena? should i have to NG+ first? i really want that armor from knight of atorias in new content (cos the armor is f*cking cool X( )
  • yuwendi-gozali - December 20, 2012 6:51 a.m.

    about my post... , nevermind, i just found him :] btw great walkthrought thx!!!
  • Iwaskia - October 21, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    whats that sword you used to kill the four nights? and how can you get it? i folow the walktrought so far but i dont think i have the sword.
  • Matt Hughes - October 23, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    If you mean the Four Kings boss battle, that Quelaag’s Furysword. You can find the details on how to obtain it near the end of pg 44 in this guide.
  • Iwaskia - October 26, 2012 5:19 a.m.

    thanks men that was a great help.
  • NEPAL - October 20, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    Thanks for the effort you put into the guide, really helped me with the game.
  • Matt Hughes - October 21, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    Sure thing - glad it helped!
  • grappler51 - September 11, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    Awesome guide! Got this recently for PC and was really confused about the humanity system, cleared a lot of things up!

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