From there make your way to the bonfire in Darkroot Basin. Executing this strategy properly can reduce a deadly boss to one of the easiest in the game. You'll see what appears to be a cat, hanging out of a window. Next Walkthrough New Londo Ruins - p. 1 Prev Walkthrough Darkroot Basin -> Darkroot Garden II Behind the stone bridge, over the river going to the waterfall and a lake with Hydra , you can find a lair of three giant cats - this is an optional miniboss. On your right is a ladder that leads to a path heading down to the lake where the Hydra once swam. Eventually you'll come across a corpse near the edge of the cliff - search this guy for an Eastern Helm, Eastern Armor, Eastern Gauntlets and Eastern Leggings. Remember earlier when you went to Darkroot Garden and saw a mysteriously locked door? Yeah. Dark Souls 2 Harvest Valley, Earthen Peak, Iron Passage, Black Gulch, Frigid Outskirts - too many to choose from here Dark Souls 3 Farron Keep - boring swamp level (would have picked Road of Sacrifices but that's so short and pointless it isn't worth a mention) Doing so levels up your character's Covenant level. There are many ways to go through it to get to its neighboring areas. These human warriors are extremely powerful and will attack anyone who enters their woods. He has a bow, shield and short sword, so beware his ranged attacks. Regardless of whether you fight the cats or not your next step is to head across the bridge and open the massive gates in front of you. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page (if possible). After exiting Sif's chamber, head left and follow the cliff all the way around until you cross a small stone bridge. To avoid them, simply head the other way along the cliff (to the right) and you'll arrive at another bridge leading to a gate. To start with, come down the stairs from the bonfire, at the bottom, turn right, and start hugging the wall. The humanoid enemies behind the Crest of Artorias door drop 2000 souls each and there's a bonfire just outside the door, allowing you to reset the enemies and be close by if you need to recover souls, so you can recoup the cost of the crest in no time at all. Surprisingly enough, the safest place to be during this fight is directly under Sif. There are many purposes of dungeon crawling in the catacombs, including finding the two bonfires for easy advancement into the Tomb of the Giants, finding the Darkmoon Séance Ring to increase magic attunement slots and calling upon the Dark Sun … We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. This time, go left, again hugging the edge of the cliff. Slot as many variations of combustion (Great Combustion is particularly effective) as you have available, as well as Iron Flesh, to add teeth to your set. Darkroot Garden is one of many optional areas in Dark Souls, and paves the way to two bonus boss encounters.. He moves fast and swings his sword even faster. So I'm at the Darkroot Garden bonfire and keep farming the forest protectors for ~7k souls every few minutes. In dark souls, the hero must enter the catacombs and venture deep underground. These cookies do not store any personal information. Once you have reached the top, cross the bridge then move along the narrow edge. The Forest Protectors will simply leap off the cliff. From today onwards, my first and current Dark Souls save will not hear the pristine song of the Moonlight Butterfly.. Also, errata, and deleted scenes featuring Russ Frushtick. With Sif defeated, your final business in the garden involves climbing down a series of ladders near the waterfall. 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