Dark Souls Walkthrough Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 9 minutes

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Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 245

After interacting with the ring, two gargoyles will come and lift you away from Sen's Fortress.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 246

You'll arrive in Anor Londo, City of the gods.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 247

Head down the long set of stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 248

"This area will be filled with Sentinels. They are giants who are heavily armored with not only loads of HP, a fearsome halberd but an nigh indestructible shield that cover their bodies at all times.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 249

Go out from the first building and take a left.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 250

Rest at the campfire and head back out.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 251

Go straight ahead and step on the platform to make it go down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 252

Once down, you'll be greeted by a hostile gargoyle. Like the gargoyle at the boss, he flies around and attacks not only with his halberd but also with his tail.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 253

He will be a fairly easy kill due to the Zweihandler and will not respawn once dead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 254

Ahead of the gargoyle, there will just be a huge, staircased pillar. You can't get across. So head back.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 255

Take a right to the stairwell and jump down here.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 256

Then run up onto the segmented wall.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 257

Once at the top, roll off and onto the balcony.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 258

Go through the smashed glass and prepare to fight some rogue Undeads.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 259

Watch out for showing them your back. They WILL backstab you whenever possible while also throwing daggers at you.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 260

Head up the ladder.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 261

And carefully start making your way to the other side of the room by walking on the roof support struts.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 262

You have to be either extremely careful and kill the mobs off while attacking them straight on a pillar and not on the small round segments or just try to run ahead of them.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 263

Once on the other side, jump down and go through the fog gate.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 264

Run up ahead and activate the lever.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 265

There will be another gargoyle waiting for you. Kill him off as he won't respawn.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 266

Once done with the gargoyle, either go back to the campfire through your now conveniently activated pillar shortcut to refill your Estus Flask or go on ahead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 267

When they are dealt with, head down the stairs and either run through these gargoyles or aggro them one by one and kill them off. They are very dangerous as all their attacks are lightning-based and impossible to block completely.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 268

Take a right once you're up. There will be two sentinels.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 269

Run down the other wall segment.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 270

Take a left and avoid the ambush.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 271

You'll be now entering the most notoriously difficult area in Dark Souls to date. Two Black Knights are shooting gigantic and devastating arrows at you as you have to make your way through another wall segment on thin ground.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 272

Take a right and run as fast as possible to avoid getting hit.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 273

At this point, you'll be only shot by one Knight.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 274

But he's blocking the path ahead. So you'll have to either take him out or nudge him off the building and make him fall to his death.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 275

Once dead, proceed ahead and roll off onto the balcony and go through the fog gate.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 276

Take a left once inside and rest at the bonfire.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 277

Once rested, move on ahead and kill the lingering Black Knights ahead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 278

Then across the other side of the room, take another left.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 279

You'll enter a small storage space, seemingly empty.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 280

Hit the fire place to reveal the real storage space.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 281

It will be filled to the brink with precious treasures, including the Havel Armor.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 282

It is an extremely heavy armor made out of stone that make you almost completely immune to any and all kinds of staggering while boasting impressive protection.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 283

However, unless you have the Havel Ring and/or a lot of Endurance, you will be unable to run and roll with it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 284

The lone chest in this room will also be a Mimic. It is a creature pretending to be a chest but If you open it, it will grab hold onto you and do extreme amounts of damage. Either avoid it completely or smash it dead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 285

Head back and go up the stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 286

There will be another mimic here. Move on or kill him for a gold coin. It can be given to a certain NPC for 5000 souls.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 287

If you decide to fight Mimics, beware of their extreme HP pool and overall speed & damage. They will also attempt to grab you If you stand around for too long.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 288

Once past the mimic, enter the room to the left.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 289

Go up the stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 290

You'll come across a few black knights on the roof.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 291

Kill them both.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 292

Once they are dead, go up towards the building and then down the stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 293

Once down, take a left.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 294

You'll enter a room almost filled with black knights using various weapons. Kill them.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 295

They will be guarding the Silver Knight armor set.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 296

It is a very respectable piece of armor with high defensive stats that's upgradeable while not packing too much weight. Open the door when you're done to activate a shortcut back here Incase you die.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 297

Head back up and take a right up the stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 298

Go down here.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 299

"There will be two Royal Sentinels guarding the boss room. They are very dangerous when underestimated and should be either ignored completely in favor of simply getting to the boss room or carefully wittled down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 300

You will be thrown into a 1v2 Boss Battle with Smough (Left) and Ornstein (Right)

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 301

This bossfight can become chaotic real fast with debris flying everywhere and two bosses throwing themselves at you.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 302

A general strategy that almost always works is run around and wait for Dragon Slayer Ornstein to come running after you. Then, nuke him down while avoiding his arsenal of almost exclusively thrust attacks.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 303

If you see an opportunity to get both of them, do It If there's health to spare.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 304

Luckily, Ornstein does not have that much health and is killed rather easily.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 305

Once dead however, Smough will smash Ornstein with his hammer, absorbing his lightning powers.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 306

He will be super-charged and gain not only new moveset but more attack damage, speed and much more.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 307

He's still however, understandably clumsy so harassing him while keeping your distance during his attacks is a cakewalk.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 308

He will also be staggered If you're using the respectable Zweihandler.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 309

What you should watch out for, however, is his drop attack. He will jump into the air and then come smashing down, just like the Asylum Demon.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 310

Once dead, go up the elevators and light the bonfire. Then proceed into the room.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 311

Ahead is a giant NPC whom will give you a vital story item.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 312

The lordvessel will allow you to warp between bonfires. An extremely useful thing to have.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 313

Once at the bonfire, click Warp then select Firelink Shrine.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 314

Once there, run up back to the water temple..

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 315

And there will be a giant serpent. Skip through the dialog and he'll take you underground.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 316

This is the Firelink Altar. Go up to the tree root and place the Lordvessel.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 317

You will now be able to kill a final of 4 bosses in order to meet the final boss and win the game.

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