Dark Souls 2 Guides

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!

Dark Souls 2 DLC Strategy Guide. Tips on How to Beat Crown of the Ivory King

Need help finishing off the Crown Trilogy Finale? We're here with strategies and tactics to help you walk through this latest Dark Souls 2 DLC.

Dark Souls 2 DLC Strategy Guide. Tips on How to Beat Crown of the Old Iron King

Struggling with the perils contained within Brume Tower? We're here with strategies and tactics to help you walk through this latest Dark Souls 2 DLC.

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King Survival Guide

Learn the best strategies to survive the nightmarish landscapes of Shulva, and important tips for taking down its aggressive enemies and terrifying bosses.

Dark Souls 2 Guide and Complete Walkthrough

Our complete Dark Souls 2 guide features detailed area walkthroughs, the location of weapons, armor and items, and strategies on how to beat all the enemies and bosses.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Explore the Black Gulch and Defeat the Rotten

There's treasure in that thar 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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Heide's Tower of Flame, Beat the Dragonrider

Now it's time to tackle Heide's Tower of Flame and work your way to the epic Dragonrider battle. We have the tactics to beat him!

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Forest of Fallen Giants, Kill the Last Giant

This section of our Dark Souls 2 guide continues with a walkthrough of the Forest of Fallen Giants, and some useful tactics that'll help you beat the Last Giant.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Things Betwixt and Majula Walkthrough

Our Dark Souls 2 walkthrough starts with Things Betwixt, where you create your character and head to Majula to begin your adventure.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: No-Man's Wharf, Beat the Flexile Sentry

Our Dark Souls 2 guide continues with a journey through No-Man's Wharf, the battle that happens when you summon the ship - and how to beat the Flexile Sentry.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Enter the Gutter and Find a Fragrant Branch of Yore

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Brightstone Cove Tseldora Part 2: The Duke's Dear Freja

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!

Dark Souls 2 Guide: The Grave of Saints, the Rodents of Unusual Size and the Royal Rat Vanguard

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Return to Huntsman's Copse and the Battle Against the Skeleton Lords

Our Dark Souls 2 guide continues with a return to Huntsman's Copse as you take down the Skeleton Lords and make your way to Harvest Valley.

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!

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Head Through Harvest Valley to Earthen Peak and the Iron Keep

Your course is set for its final destination, and the endgame is near. Follow our guide to make it safely through Harvest Valley.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Entering Drangleic Castle and Heading for the Dragonriders

Track down everything you need to enter the King's Doors as we guide you towards Dark Souls 2's final confrontation.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: How to Defeat the Dragonriders and Enter King's Passage

This pair of troublesome foes blocks your passage further in Drangleic Castle. Follow our guide to take them down and proceed on your way.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: How to Defeat the Looking Glass Knight in the King's Passage

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Enter Iron Keep and Defeat the Smelter Demon

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Pass Through the Dragon Aerie to Reach the Dragon Shrine

Traverse the dangers of Dragon Aerie so you can reach your true destination and the final confrontation.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Enter Aldia's Keep and Defeat the Guardian Dragon

We help you track down the Guardian Dragon so you can make your way into Dragon Aerie.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: The Throne of Want, and How to Defeat the Final Bosses

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Defeat Velstadt, the Royal Aegis and Claim the King's Ring

It's time to battle Velstadt, the Royal Aegis and claim the King's Ring for your own, opening the path to the grand finale.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Obtain the Souls of Giants from Memory of Jeigh, Memory of Orro and Memory of Vammar

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Explore the Shrine of Amana and Defeat the Demon of Song

One final destination -- and fearsome opponent -- stands between you and the Undead Crypt, where you can finally obtain the King's Ring. We walk you through it.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Continue Through the Iron Keep and Defeat the Old Iron King

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!

Dark Souls 2 Guide: How to Beat Mytha, the Baneful Queen

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Proceed Through Earthen Peak Towards Mytha, the Baneful Queen

Our adventure through the lands of Dark Souls continues as we guide you through the Earthen Peak towards your next confrontation.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Huntsman's Copse, and the Journey to the Undead Purgatory

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Enter Belfry Luna, Defeat the Bell Keepers and the Belfry Gargoyles

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!

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Through the Shaded Woods to the Scorpioness Najka

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.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: Sinner's Rise, How to Beat The Lost Sinner

In this walkthrough of Sinner's Rise, you'll learn where to find the Fragment Branch of Yore, how to beat The Lost Sinner, and the means to gain access to Belfry Luna.

Dark Souls 2 Guide: How to Beat the Executioner's Chariot in the Undead Purgatory

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.