From Dranglae’s tough environments to its brutal boss fights, everything in Dark Souls 2 seems to be designed to kick your ass. But never fear! If you need help, you can find it in our complete walkthrough of the game. Our guide also contains the location of all weapons, armor and augments, and explains which enemies you need to fight - and how - as well as which ones you can avoid. And of course we have full details on those all-important boss strategies.
The guide kicks of with with Things Betwixt, where you create your character and head to Majula to begin your adventure. Key items include the Estus Flask, and of course joining the Company of Champions is something you might want to do as you head towards the Forest of Fallen Giants.
Now the journey begins to get a little more treacherous. As you work your way through to the Last Giant, there are plenty of items you don't want to miss. The crossbow is a must for ranged attacks, and the different melee weapons available will help you figure out which kind of fighting style best suits you. This section ends with a showdown with the Last Giant - who you can defeat using our strategies.
If you think that Dark Souls 2 has been going a little easy on you so far, you're about to regret thinking that. As you enter Heide's Tower of Flame, enemies start getting considerably more challenging to beat. But that's why you're here, right? And if you do need help, this section of our guide will take you through the tough spots, and all the way through to the epic Dragonrider battle. And we have the information you need to make sure he doesn't smash your face in.
Now it's time to move on to No-Man's Wharf, where you can Summon the Ship and then board it. Not without a fight, of course. Your goal here is to work your way to the Flexile Sentry for a showdown. He's a challenging boss, but we break down his attack patterns and tell you when's the best time to attack - and where to stand to avoid his deadly moves.
Up next is a treacherous trek through the The Lost Bastille so that you can face off against the Three Ruin Sentinels in an epic showdown. This is one seriously tricky battle, but we have an exhaustive strategy that'll help you take down Alessia, Yahim, and Ricce, so you can move on to Sinner's Rise.
Sinner's Rise is the next step of your Dark Souls 2 journey, starting with a search for the Fragment Branch of Yore. The main boss of this area is The Lost Sinner, but even when he's defeated, there's still plenty to do before you can to gain access to Belfry Luna.
Gear up! It's time to hit Belfry Luna so you can thwart the Bell Keeper invasion. We explain how to ring the bell, and then confront and take down the Belfry Gargoyles.
The Huntsman's Copse awaits! It's dangerous territory that's packed with some fearsome foes. But it's also where you can find some excellent items.
It's time to finish off your jaunt into the Undead Purgatory by acquiring yourself a few tasty items, then taking on the ghostly chariot of the Executioner.
Your journey now takes you towards the Black Gulch and a confrontation with The Rotten, but first you'll need another Fragrant Branch of Yore.
There's treasure in that there gulch... but there's also a fearsome foe waiting to tear your face off. We tell you how to beat The Rotten once and for all.
Our journey through Dark Souls 2 continues with a journey through this rat-infested area. We teach you how to take on the Royal Rat Vanguard and come out mostly unscathed.
The Shaded Woods is full of many fog-shrouded paths. Follow our guide through the mist to take on the Scorpioness Najka and claim her treasures.
We tell you how to use the Pharros' Lockstones you've been collecting, and how to fell your next opponent: the Royal Rat Authority.
Face off against the spiders and prepare to take on Prowling Magus and his Congregation as you delve into Brighstone Cove Tseldora.
Continue your battle through Brightstone Cove Tseldora with our guide, which will help you overcome The Duke's Dear Freja. But first, spiders! Lots of spiders!
Now it’s time to make a return to Huntsman's Copse and take down the Skeleton Lords on your way to Harvest Valley.
Your course is set for its final destination, and the endgame is near. Follow our guide to make it safely through Harvest Valley.
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!
Our adventure through the lands of Dark Souls continues as we guide you through the Earthen Peak towards your next confrontation.
Our journey through Dark Souls 2 continues with another formidable obstacle in our path, this time in the form of Mytha, the Baneful Queen. Follow our guide to take her down.
This pair of troublesome foes blocks your passage further in Drangleic Castle. Follow our guide to take them down and proceed on your way.
The Smelter Demon guards the last Great Soul and stands in the way of our journey to Dark Souls 2's endgame. Follow our guide to best this fearsome foe.
Are you ready for your next challenge, adventurer? Prepare to take on the Old Iron King, but don't worry - we've got your back!
Track down everything you need to enter the King's Doors as we guide you towards Dark Souls 2's final confrontation.
You'll need the King's Ring to open the King's Doors, but before you can get there you need to make it through the King's Passage.
One final destination - and one fearsome opponent - stands between you and the Undead Crypt. It's here where you can finally obtain the King's Ring.
The end is close in sight as you track down the Guardian Dragon and make your way into Dragon Aerie to confront the Guardian.
It's time to battle Velstadt, the Royal Aegis and claim the King's Ring for your own - which will help you open the path to the grand finale.
Traverse the dangers of Dragon Aerie so you can reach your true destination and the final confrontation.
Make your way through the Forest of Giants to obtain the souls you need to open the way to the final battle. We show you where to go and what to do.
Your journey is at its end, but can you take down your final opponents? Dark Souls 2's finale awaits you, adventurer, and we're here to help.
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