Dark Souls 2 Guide: Earthen Peak - Defeat the Covetous Demon and Head for the Iron Keep

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Earthen Peak - Defeat the Covetous Demon and Head for the Iron Keep

There's just one more Great Soul to obtain and one more primal bonfire to light, and then you'll be ready for the grand finale. Praise the Sun!

Quickly make your way up the stairs to avoid the poisonous enemy in the alcove to the left. Defeat the poisonous enemy at the top, then return to attack the one in the alcove in the middle of the stairs. Head back up to the top, take down the three enemies above, then drop down into the alcove, and collect the Skeptic's Spice at the end.

Head back up the stairs and jump down to the platform below. Kill the poisonous enemy, then head through the doorway on the left, but watch out for the square panel in the ground. If you step on it, arrows shoot out from behind you. Two enemies await in the next area so be careful as you enter.

Near the end of the hallway, there's another enemy in the alcove to the left and the Soul of a Nameless Soldier and three Titanite Shards on the right. Open the coffer at the end to find a Heavy Crossbow +3 and 15 Heavy Bolts.

Head back out to the ledge and jump across to the stairs on the left. Enter the room and climb the ladder on the right, then make your way back around and up to the stairs to the platform you originally jumped from. Go up the stairs on the right before you reach the mist door, then continue into the room on the left and dispatch the four enemies inside. The coffer in the roof is rigged with poison and only holds a Torch, so you may wish to ignore it if you're already well-stocked. Make your way through the mist door to fight the Covetous Demon.

Boss Battle: Covetous Demon

This boss battle is one of the easiest in the game so long as you stay to either side of your opponent, standing just past its arm. Standing in this position means that you'll automatically move when the Demon moves toward you. It won't be able to face you because its arm will always be in the way, pushing you back as it continues to move.

Eventually the Demon shifts its weight to the opposite side. When you see this, put up your shield or back away as quickly as possible to avoid the coming attack. The shift in weight signifies that the Demon is about to roll in your direction. If the roll is blocked it consumes all of your stamina. If it's not blocked, you take heavy damage.

Continue attacking the enemy, but always leave yourself some stamina so you can block the roll attack if it comes. Follow this strategy and the boss goes down with very little fight.

If you need more information and help, the rest of our Dark Souls 2 walkthrough and complete guide can be found here.

This article was compiled with help from Prima Games

You can find many more hints and tips, plus strategy guides and over 65,000 cheat codes, unlocks, achievements, trophies, Easter eggs and secrets at Prima Games.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

A Lapsed Fan Rediscovers Dark Souls

As Kat throws herself into finishing Dark Souls 3, she's rediscovering what made her fall in love with the series in the first place.

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters PS4 Review: Sins of the Past [Update: Final Thoughts and Score!]

From Software proves once again that DLC doesn't have to be an afterthought.

Does It Hold Up?: Dark Souls II

We examine last year's triple-A games to see where they stand after twelve months.

Dark Souls 3 Closes the Book on the Series We Know

From Software's acclaimed RPG series won't be ending anytime soon, but this third chapter marks an important turning point. Here's why you should be excited.

What are the Souls Series' Most Brutal Moments?

USgamer's resident From Software fanatic checks in with the most punishing parts of this developer's infamous RPGs.

The Gateway Guide to Dark Souls

Wondering about the best way to approach FromSoftware's devious RPG trilogy? We've got you covered — now with video!

Bloodborne PlayStation 4 Review: Into the Nightmare

Does FromSoftware's latest measure up to the high standard set by Dark Souls? Bob shares his final thoughts on this vast and challenging adventure.

More Guides

Disco Elysium: How to Get to the Fishing Village and Close the Water Lock

We show you how to get across the water and into Land's End in Disco Elysium.

Disco Elysium: How to Find Your Gun, Badge and Bullets

We show you how to find your pistol and police badge ID after losing them.

Disco Elysium: How to Pass and Skip Time

We show you how to pass time, make it go quickly or even skip ahead in Disco Elysium.

Disco Elysium: How to Get the Hanged Body Down and Get Past Measurehead

We show you how to get the hanged corpse down from the tree, as well as how to get past Measurehead and into the harbor.

More on PlayStation 3

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA V cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide. Plus get all the GTA V cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.

GTA Online: Everything We Know About The Diamond Casino Heist

GTA looks like it's about to go all Ocean's Eleven on us.

GTA Online: Is the Unholy Hellbringer Worth it?

There's a very strange weapon for sale in GTA Online.

GTA Online: Is the Widowmaker Worth it?

We take a closer look at the big sci-fi blaster sold at Ammu-Nation.

GTA Online: How to Play Arena War

Own the arena with our ultimate how-to guide on Rockstar's maddest update yet.

GTA Online: How to Start and Run a Motorcycle/MC Club and Businesses

We show you how to own the roads in our ultimate guide to being an MC President.

How to Get the Best Weapons in GTA Online

We take you through the best weapons of each type.

More Indie Games

The CEO of Japanese Indie Publisher Dangen Entertainment Resigns As Allegations of Harassment Mount

Ben Judd is stepping back from the publisher he helped found, as well as his "other industry endeavors."

For Axiom Verge's Creator, the Switch Was a "Natural Platform" For the Sequel

Thomas Happ answers our most pressing questions about today's announcement.

After Four Years of Development, Here's the First Glimpse of Axiom Verge 2

Tom Happ's been working on a follow-up to his Metroidvania for 4 years.

Nintendo's Streaming One More Indie Showcase Before the Year's End: Watch It Here

The Switch gets one last shot of indie news for 2019.