Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough and Dark Souls 3 DLC Guide

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough and Dark Souls 3 DLC Guide

Locate bonfires and defeat every boss in Dark Souls 3 by using our in-depth Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough.

Welcome to USGamer’s Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough and Dark Souls 3 DLC Guide. This page will include articles and features to help you survive the treacherous journey through Lothric and beyond. Our full walkthrough will explain where to find bonfires, bosses, and valuable items in each region. We have also included guides for locating certain NPCs throughout the game who can provide services or become merchants in Firelink Shrine.

For those who are new to the Dark Souls series, we’ve listed several tips to keep in mind as you begin your journey of death and rebirth. We will continuously add more content to this page, so make sure to check back regularly to see our latest tips, tutorials, and walkthroughs.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough

Here you will find Dark Souls 3 walkthroughs for all major regions in the game. These walkthroughs will help players locate each bonfire and defeat every boss and mini-boss per section.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Cemetery of Ash - Get Started, Defeat Iudex Gundyr

The Cemetery of Ash is the starting area where players can learn their character’s basic moves and capabilities, as well as engage in their first major boss battle with Iudex Gundyr.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Firelink Shrine - Fire Keeper, Shrine Handmaid

Firelink Shrine acts as the primary hub in Dark Souls 3. Return to Firelink Shrine often to level up your character, purchase new items, and meet new NPCs.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: High Wall of Lothric - Defeat Vordt of the Boreal Valley

The High Wall of Lothric is the first major region in Dark Souls 3. Follow our steps to free Greirat, obtain a banner from Emma, and successfully defeat the Vordt of the Boreal Valley boss.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Undead Settlement - Defeat the Curse-rotted Greatwood

The Undead Settlement features a village that splits into two routes. This guide will show you how to recruit new NPCs, befriend a giant, and discover a familiar face.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Road of Sacrifices - Anri of Astora, Defeat the Crystal Sage

The Road of Sacrifices connects several major regions and is found just beyond the Undead Settlement. Continue along the road to meet new NPCs and face the Crystal Sage.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Farron Keep - Abyss Watchers, Watchdogs of Farron, Stray Demon

After a quick swamp romp past the Road of Sacrifices, players will discover an entrance to Farron Keep. We’ll help you trudge through poison to join a new covenant and defeat a Stray Demon.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Cathedral of the Deep - Find Rosaria, Unbreakable Patches

In this guide, we will help you navigate the Cathedral of the Deep to discover a new covenant, meet new NPCs, and defeat the Deacons.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Catacombs of Carthus - Defeat the Fire Demon, High Lord Wolnir

This walkthrough will help you navigate the passages of the Catacombs of Carthus, where you will encounter a Fire Demon, High Lord Wolnir, and a path to the Smouldering Lake.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Smouldering Lake - Disarm the Ballista, Defeat the Sandworm

The Smouldering Lake contains Pyromancy Tomes and other valuable items. Follow our guide to disarm the ballista, defeat the Sandworm, and take on the Old Demon King.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Irithyll of the Boreal Valley - Defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn

This walkthrough shows players how to navigate the snowy region of Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. We'll help you find Siegward, assist Sirris, and speak with Anri on the way to Pontiff Sulyvahn.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Anor Londo - Join the Aldrich Faithful and Blades of the Darkmoon

This walkthrough will help you reach Anor Londo in the upper part of Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. We'll show you where to join a couple covenants on the way to Aldrich, Devourer of Gods.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough: Irithyll Dungeon - Get the Dragon Torso Stone

In order to reach both the Profaned Capital and Archdragon Peak, you must first make your way through Irithyll Dungeon. We will help you navigate the dank prison and find the Dragon Torso Stone along the way.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Walkthrough and Guide

Here you will find a full walkthrough for The Ringed City DLC. These guides will help players locate each bonfire and defeat every boss and mini-boss per section. This walkthrough is in-progress and will be steadily updated.

The Ringed City DLC: The Dreg Heap

Here is a guide on how to access the DLC, navigate the poisonous swamp, and ultimately reach the DLC's first boss.

The Ringed City DLC: Beat the Demon From Below, the Demon in Pain, and the Demon Prince

Tips and strategies on emerging victorious from the DLC's first boss battle.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Walkthrough -- How to Beat Judicator Argo Boss

A guide to beating the penultimate boss of the series.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Walkthrough -- The Ringed City

Venturing into the eponymous main area.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC – Beating Slave Knight Gael Boss

This guide will help you overcome the final boss of the Dark Souls series, Slave Knight Gael.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Walkthrough -- How to Beat the Optional Boss, Darkeater Midir

Prepare for a long, challenging fight if you want to take on and defeat Darkeater Midir.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Walkthrough – A Guide to Finding All of the Weapons and Spells

Need one of the Ringed City's weapons? Here's where you can find them all.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Walkthrough – The Best Weapons to Use for PvP and PvE

What are the best weapons to use for PvE and PvP? Find out right here.

Dark Souls 3 Tips

  • Ignite every bonfire you find. Bonfires act as save points and fast travel locations. Resting at bonfires will restore your health, FP, and Estus Flasks. However, this also causes most enemies to respawn. Consider whether you’re ready to revisit previous enemies defeated before resting at a bonfire.
  • Along with the regular Estus Flasks, Dark Souls 3 has added a new Ashen Estus Flask specifically designed to replenish your Focus Points (FP) meter. FP is consumed upon casting spells or performing special weapon arts. Speak with the blacksmith to allot the number of Estus Flasks you want of each type. For example, you can forgo carrying Ashen Estus and only carry traditional Estus Flasks if you wish.
  • Estus Flasks are your primary means for replenishing health and FP. When you collect Estus Shards, give them to the blacksmith in Firelink Shrine to increase the total number of Estus Flasks in your inventory. Use an Undead Bone Shard while resting at the Firelink Shrine Bonfire to increase the amount of health and FP replenished by both Estus Flask types.
  • In the early portions of the game, most class types should invest skill points into Vitality, Vigor, Strength, and Dexterity. If your character class deals heavily in spells and magic, consider leveling up your Attunement, Intelligence and Faith attributes as well.
  • Be mindful of your equipment loadout. Weight management is important, especially for those who plan on carrying heavy equipment or wish to maneuver and roll quickly. Invest a few skill points into Vitality early in order to increase your carry capacity, allowing you to wield heavier items.
  • New NPCs will appear in Firelink Shrine as you progress through the game. Return to Firelink Shrine regularly to speak with new NPCs or purchase items. NPC dialogue can also reveal interesting lore elements, so be sure to strike up conversations when you can.

Dark Souls 3: How-To Guides and Features

Dark Souls 3 is full of secrets and surprises, which are best discovered on your own. However, we’ve included several guides below for players seeking additional tips and tutorials.

Dark Souls 3 - Character Class and Burial Gifts Guide

Dark Souls 3 offers a variety of character customization and class options to suit most play styles. This guide discusses the benefits of each Class type and Burial Gift.

Dark Souls 3 - All Crow’s Nest Trade Items - Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow

Dark Souls 3 features yet another unseen bird who will exchange items with the player. This guide shows you how to find the trading nest, and lists all tradeable items and outcomes.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Best Ending

This guide explains how to achieve each of the four possible endings in Dark Souls 3. Follow our detailed instructions to obtain the ending you desire. Of course, be ready for spoilers.

Dark Souls 3 - Recommended PC System Specs

This article features the minimum and recommended PC specs to run Dark Souls 3. Find out whether your PC is ready for this epic journey of death.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Red Eye Orb for PvP

The Red Eye Orb allows for limitless invasions of other players online. This guide will explain the steps to obtain this valuable consumable item.

Dark Souls 3 - All Covenants and Rewards - Warrior of Sunlight, Blades of Darkmoon

Dark Souls 3 features several different Covenants that encourage PvP and Co-Op multiplayer activities. Review each Covenant to determine which faction is right for you.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Find Dragon Stones and Become a Dragon

Morphing into a dragon in Dark Souls 3 only requires a few simple steps. Follow our guide to learn the Path of the Dragon and obtain the Dragon Stones.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Farm Souls and Embers

In this guide, we will help you level up fast and stay embered by explaining the most effective methods for accumulating Souls and Embers throughout the game.

Dark Souls 3 - All Estus Shard Locations

Estus Shards are important items that allow you to increase your number of Estus Flask uses. We'll show you how to find every Estus Shard to maintain a steady supply of flasks.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Irithyll Straight Sword

The Irithyll Straight Sword inflicts frost damage and can be highly effective early in the game. Follow our steps to defeat the Outrider Knight and obtain this powerful sword.

Find NPCs and Recruit New Merchants

We've created several guides to help players find certain characters of interest throughout Dark Souls 3. Some NPCs can also be recruited to Firelink Shrine. Follow our guides to meet certain NPCs and obtain new merchants.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Catarina Armor Set

In this guide, we will explain how to meet Unbreakable Patches and complete Siegward of Catarina's full questline to obtain the Catarina Armor Set.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Cell Key and Free Greirat

Greirat is a quirky NPC who is locked away in a prison cell within the High Wall of Lothric. Follow our instructions to get the Cell Key and acquire Greirat as a new Firelink Shrine merchant.

Dark Souls 3 - Find Siegward, Defeat the Fire Demon

While exploring the Undead Settlement, players will stumble upon a familiar character within the giant tower. We will show you how to find this NPC and take down a fiery Demon.

Dark Souls 3 - How to Get the Grave Key and Free Irina of Carim

On the way to the giant tower in the Undead Settlement, you will find Eygon of Carim guarding a prisoner in a cell. This guide will show you how to free Irina and bring her to Firelink Shrine.

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