SEN'S FORTRESS PART 2
the boulder control room. Point the boulder trap so that it rolls boulders down
the winding staircase you’re so familiar with. After several boulders have been
released, push the lever and follow the path you just had the boulders take.
They will have stacked up in the hole at the bottom of the stairs to create a
platform and broken through the nearby wall. Pass through this hole to find the
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, which
boosts your item discovery by 200.
the boulder control room. Look for a small doorway in this room that leads to a
long narrow hall with a floor trap. Step on the trap then step back, letting
all four of the arrow traps empty before proceeding.
come upon a narrow bridge with lots of swinging axe traps. Unlike previous
similar traps, your best bet is to sprint through here. Once you’re on the
other side, be wary of an enemy on your right (down the hall) and your left (up
the stairs). Clear the area then head up the stairs.
be at another narrow bridge with swinging axes, but watch out for a Serpent
Mage that will start shooting at you as soon as you step onto the bridge. You
can sprint across, but it’s best to use magic or Pyromancy to deal with the
mage first. Cross the bridge, go up the stairs to your right, and pass through
the fog door.
and take the stairs. Take this path down all the way until you reach a treasure
chest containing a Flame Stoneplate Ring.
Return to the fog door heading left and up the stairs this time. You’ll notice a
section of the railing on your right is missing (pictured above). Drop down here to find a
much-needed bonfire. Rest there and
return to this location.
OPTIONAL: As you proceed, you’ll notice a path leading
to a massive Tower Shield Knight.
There’s not much room to maneuver here, making this a potentially very
difficult fight (though a few Great
Chaos Fireballs will do the trick). Try to keep a distance and use magic or
Pyromancy, or just try and squeeze around him and hit him after he swings his
Descend the ladder nearby and start up the
tower ahead. You’ll run into Ricard
on the steps, who is a hostile NPC. Defeat him for Ricard’s Rapier. In the room at the top of the tower, you’ll see
two chests. One contains a Divine Blessing
and the other a Rare Ring of
return to where you killed the Tower Shield Knight, you’ll want to continue up.
There is a Giant high above throwing massive firebombs down at you. There are
long intervals in between, so move quickly. If you need to catch your breath,
wait on a set of stairs (here you cannot be hit). If you stand
in the spot seen in the picture above, you can kill the Giant with arrows and
he will not retaliate.
step out onto the long narrow walkways, you’ll notice a tower to your left. You
can leap over the gap (remember: sprint then tap B) and enter. Here you’ll find
the Crestfallen Merchant and, more
importantly, a Cage Key in a chest
on the lower level. Jump back across the gap, continue forward, and turn right.
cages in front of you can be unlocked and used to return to the entrance to Sen’s Fortress. This is a very
important shortcut. Ride the cage elevator down once to ensure its activation.
In fact, if you aren’t in human form and don’t have any Humanity, now is good
time to get some (farm some rats or visit the merchant in the aqueduct).
Whenever you’re ready, return to the top of the cage elevator.
OPTIONAL: If you return to the gap in the bridge
leading to the Crestfallen Merchant’s tower,
you’ll notice a Giant on a lower level to your right. You can kill him from
here with arrows, or jump from the small protrusion pictured above and engage
him in melee combat (we suggest the former).
When you make your leap, make sure to land
on the edge of the wall, as pictured above. You’ll now want to drop to your
left. Down here you’ll find a Sniper
cage elevator, continue up the tower, around the narrow walkways, and up to the
armored archer. Before you head through the fog door to fight the Iron
Golem boss, go right and into the nearby tower. If you’re human, you’ll
notice Knight Tarkus’ summon sign.
By all means, use it!
BOSS: IRON GOLEM
If you have
spells or Pyromancy, this fight is no sweat. Simply get close enough to coax a
swing out of the golem, then pelt it with ranged attacks. Alternatively, roll
underneath it when it attacks and get in a few melee blows before retreating
If Knight Tarkus is with you,
there’s a good chance he will put the Iron
Golem in a stagger state. At this point, run up to your enemy and give him
everything you have! He won’t be able to hurt you until he stands up again, and
by then you should have already killed him.
Touch the floating
ring of light to travel to Anor Londo.