Dark Souls 2 Guide: Brightstone Cove Tseldora Part 1: Prowling Magus and the Congregation

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Brightstone Cove Tseldora Part 1: Prowling Magus and the Congregation

Face off against the spiders and prepare to take on Prowling Magus and his Congregation as you delve into Brighstone Cove Tseldora.

Brightstone Cove Tseldora

Head forward and to the left to take out the three enemies inside the tent. Continue to the left and defeat the enemy next to a group of items. Surrounding the enemy are three Souls of a Nameless Soldier, the Large Soul of a Proud Knight, and Peasant Attire. Pick up the items, then destroy the wooden tower just ahead to find 15 Lacerating Arrows. Use the arrows to take out the soldier in the guard tower just ahead.

Turn to the right and head into the center of the camp site where there are three tents. If the pigs engage you, take them down, then move into the tent furthest away from you of the three in the center. Light the bonfire inside, then break the pottery near the guard tower to find a Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier, and pick up the item near the well to obtain a Titanite Shard.

Head up the mountain path at the end of the camp. When you reach the end, drop into the well below. Pick up the three Holy Water Urns and continue through the tunnel. Climb up the ladder and open the chest to find five Human Effigies. Use the rocks to climb out of the small enclosure, then head across to the far side of the camp and make your way toward the ladder on the left.

Be wary as you approach the ladder; an enemy drops a giant boulder from above just before you reach the item on the ground in front of the ladder. Avoid the boulder, then pick up the item to obtain the Soul of a Nameless Soldier.

Climb up the ladder, kill the enemy to the left, then destroy the wood holding the other boulder in place. Look behind the boulder to find the Soul of a Brave Warrior, then climb back down the ladder and take out the four enemies at the end of the path.

Continue through the mountain and pick up the Large Titanite Shard to the left when you get to the next clearing. Defeat the three enemies on the other side, then open the door they're guarding and head into the tunnels below.

Move into the tunnel on the left to find a chest in the next room. When you open the chest, a red orb appears, which spawns a horde of spider enemies. Quickly move away from the chest and back into the tunnel you just came from. Keep well away from the spiders until you're ready to deal with them; if they jump on you, it's instant death. Instead, back away and take them out one at a time, or use an area attack such as a Firebomb.

Defeat the spiders, then go back to the chest to find 20 Heavy Bolts. Head through the opening to the left and into the door. Continue through the mist to begin the boss battle against the Prowling Magus and his Congregation.

Boss Battle: Prowling Magus and his Congregation

This is more of a mini-boss battle than anything else. You face off against Magus, two members of his Congregation, and a slew of followers. Both Magus and the Congregation use ranged magic spells. Unless you have a shield that absorbs 100 per cent magic attacks, you'll need to evade at least some of the incoming spells.

Head to the benches on the far side of the room, taking out any of the followers that get in your way. The followers should all go down in one or two attacks, but the ones crawling on the floor may be a little more difficult to give given their low stature. The benches will temporarily provide protection from any spells that are cast in your direction, but you'll more than likely destroy all of them in the process of defeating the followers, particularly if you're a melee class.

If the benches do go down, make sure all of the followers are killed soon after. You don't want to have to deal with followers while taking on the three mages with minimal shielding. Once the followers are taken care of, focus on the two Congregation members first. They don't have much health and should go down in a few hits depending on your stats. Once the Congregation is down, focus on Magus.

All three mages can be stunned with relative ease, so even if they're in the middle of casting, continue attacking. Watch out for Magus to begin charging an aura around him. When you see this, back away to avoid the close-range burst attack that covers a small radius around him. Aside from the ranged magic attacks all three mages use, this is the only attack you need to watch out for.

Once the mini-boss battle is complete, head through the doorway at the end of the room, then through the opening to the right and around the narrow corner to find a bonfire. Light the bonfire and head down the stairs. When you reach the bottom, look under the stairs to find the Soul of a Proud Knight, then continue through the next doorway.

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