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Dark Souls walkthrough

OPTIONAL: EXPLORING BLIGHTTOWN’S SWAMP

There are lots of goodies scattered around the swamp area, but without the Rusted Iron Ring and some Purple Moss Clumps to cure poison, don’t even think about trying to grab them all. Wandering around the edges of the swamp you’ll find the following notable items: The Server Greatsword (which restored HP with each hit), a Great Club, a large titanite chunk, a green titanite shard, a large soul of a proud knight, and a large titanite shard.  

You’ll also find a large tree root leading up into a hollow tree where you’ll find a plank shield. Hit the wall left of this corpse to reveal a treasure chest containing Twin Humanities. Hit the wall behind that chest to reveal a path to The Great Hollow. You can try to traverse this hidden area now, but we don’t recommend it. Don’t worry – we’ll be back.

From the bonfire tunnel, head right and hug the wall. You’ll eventually reach a wooden ramp leading up to a makeshift elevator. You can use this to climb up and out of Blighttown. About halfway up, however, you’ll notice a stone tunnel. But before you enter the tunnel, explore the wooden platforms for the Crimson Armor Set and Sorcery: Remedy.

Now enter the stone tunnel. If you explore the lower level, you’ll find a Fire Keeper’s Soul. Just watch out for the numerous Hellhounds and Blowdart Snipers.

Leave the tunnel and continue climbing the ladders up. At the very top, before you enter the tunnel, you’ll find a chest containing the Key to New Londo Ruins. Go through the tunnel, taking out (or running past) the three barbarians, and emerge in the Valley of the Drakes

Turn right and cross the small wooden bridge, then turn left and use your new key to open the door (this door can also be opened with the Master Key, and may already be open if you explored on your own). This leads to the New Londo Ruins, which in turn lead back to Firelink Shrine. If you want to rest up there, feel free, but we don’t recommend it. We highly suggest using  homeward bone after unlocking the aforementioned door to return to the Blighttown swamp bonfire. Or, while you’re in the Valley of the Drakes

17 comments

  • 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?
  • 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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