UNDEAD BURG PART 1
here on in, we won’t notify you of every single common enemy or petty item you
may encounter on your way. We will, however, point out anything notable and
warn you of any surprises.
Firelink Shrine’s bonfire, look for some ascending stairs just beyond a large
dead tree. Follow these up until you encounter several undead warriors,
including one on high ground who throws firebombs. Draw the warriors out one by
one, then climb the steps and deal with the fire-thrower. Be careful of two
other nearby warriors.
OPTIONAL: Before you climb the final flight of stairs that lead into the aqueduct,
walk around to their right side and look down. You can carefully drop down here
onto the bridge support platform below, and continue carefully around the
columns to find a Ring of Sacrifice. When
equipped you lose nothing upon death, but the ring breaks. Considering how
difficult it can be to reach this ring, it may not be worth it for you. To
return safely to the area below the stairs, start sprinting and tap the B
mid-sprint to jump and clear the small gap.
the stairs and through the aqueduct to reach the Upper Undead Burg. Take out the nearby enemies and head for the fog
door. Beware of an undead who will jump out of the room to your left. Proceed
through the fog door.
Go up to the
second floor and out the exit. Kill the trio of undead while minding the archer
on the roof up ahead. Clear the area and enter the building on the left to
find a bonfire. Light it up and
consider spending one Humanity to kindle it. (Going forward, we recommend you
do this at every bonfire you encounter if you have the Humanity to spare).
leave this room, all of the enemies you defeated will have respawned. Defeat
who you must again, then go through the door that’s directly under where the
archer was. Walk out to the balcony where you can find a very useful Wooden Shield. It is light and blocks
95% of damage, meaning it should be your primary shield for a while.
room and look to your left. You’ll notice two spearmen waiting for you across
the way. Spearmen always move slowly and are very cautious, keeping their
shields up most of the time. Try using Fireball to kill them from a distance.
Smash the crates to the left of their initial position to uncover stairs
leading down into a house. Kill the undead waiting for you behind some
furniture, then take the exit nearest the stairs to find an Undead Merchant. He is extremely
important now and throughout the game, so do not mistakenly strike him.
to purchase the following now: Orange
Guidance Soapstone, a Short Bow,
and at least 30-40 wooden arrows. Also consider buying better armor and weapon(s) and the Bottomless Box. If you can’t afford
things at the moment, you can stop by again on your way back through this area
(we’ll point out when) or grind for souls by killing the enemies in this area
then respawning them by resting at the bonfire. Reenter the house and leave out
the other exit to find a path that eventually leads to a Crossbow.
the bonfire. You need to cross the narrow bridge nearby to proceed, but the
area is completely locked down by Firebomb-throwers. Sprint across the bridge
and into the next room. There will be three enemies in here, so be ready for a
close-quarters fight. If you’re having trouble, you can sprint back across the
bridge, drawing the enemies out so that you can deal with them one by one.
room and enter the house on your right. Take out the enemy inside, then go up
the short stairs into the next room, where you’ll find a chest full of 5 Black Firebombs. Leave the house and
ascend the tall staircase. Beware the three enemies at the top.
wooden door ahead of you can be opened with the Master Key if you have it, or the Residence Key if you bought it from the Undead Merchant you
encountered earlier. The treasure chest found behind the door holds 3 Gold Pine Resins – items useful for a
later boss battle.
entered this house, leave the way you came in and climb the nearby tower.
Defeat the archer at the top, then leave the tower and proceed to take out the
enemies ahead of you. Fireball works great here. It should also be noted at
this point that these undead who carry shields can be easily defeated by
circling around them and backstabbing or kicking them (forward + RB) to knock
away their shields then hacking away. Continue a few feet until you see stairs
leading up to your left and stairs leading down to your right. You’ll want to
head up, or….
OPTIONAL: The stairs that lead down to your right lead to a valuable Blue Tearstone Ring (boosts DEF while
HP is low), but this treasure is guarded by a vicious Silver Knight. If you can draw him out into an open area (behind
the house), you have a good chance at a backstab by circling to his left as you
fight. Experienced players can also win the fight quite easily by parrying (LT).
He may drop a Black Knight Sword (very
powerful) and will drop a Titanite
Chunk. If you don’t want to fight him at all, lure him into the house you
just unlocked and escape out the back. This gives you time to grab the treasure
the Knight was guarding and proceed through the level before he can catch up to
As you head
up the stairs, look out for the undead at the top, who will kick a flaming barrel down the steps at you
then proceed to attack. Climb the stairs to enter a tall tower. Upon entering,
look for stairs to your left and continue the climb, or…