Dark Souls Walkthrough Second Bell

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

This Dark Souls walkthrough is divided into 9 total pages.

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Second Bell

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 132

Once you have rung the first bell, return back to your bonfire by consuming a Homeward Bone or using the Dark Sign. You equip them using (END) If they aren't already.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 133

It will teleport you back to Undead Parish. Spend Souls on leveling up and/or buying items before heading back up to the Cathedral.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 134

Get to the elevator..

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 135

And step on the pressure plate in order to have it transport you back to Firelink Shrine.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 136

Run down the stairs and get back to the shrine.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 137

Go ahead and rest here because It will be a long and very dangerous journey ahead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 138

Head up the several layers of stairs into the ruins.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 139

And go through it to the left exit.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 140

You'll come across a massive graveyard with bones scattered about.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 141

"Run ahead and take a right where two paths cross and quickly loot a corpse there to aquiare the Zweihandler.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 142

When you are back at the Firelink Shrine, go up next to the sitting NPC and go down the subtle pair of stairs.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 143

Ignore or make chitchat with the NPC's before going further on.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 144

Keep going down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 145

Eventually, you'll come across an unlocked room with a huge circle in it. This is another pressure-plate activated elevator. Step on it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 146

Once down, go out of the tower and head right.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 147

There will be another town right next to the one where you came from. Go up in it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 148

Given that you followed the beginning of this guide and picked the master key,. you should be able to open this door.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 149

Once open, go out and cross over onto the other side of the valley by using the plank bridge.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 150

Run into the green, moss-covered cave and keep going straight forward.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 151

Ignore these huge ogres. They are not worth the effort.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 152

Once you can't go forward anymore, go down this ladder.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 153

Then the next one.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 154

Kill the spider and go behind it. Go down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 155

Down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 156

Go forward a bit until you come across yet another ladder. Be careful If you plan on not climbing down.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 157

If you haven't died at this point, you should see a gigantic, moving set of planks. This is a very primitive but still functional elevator. Wait until you see a bunch of planks sticking out to create a small floor..

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 158

Then jump down onto it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 159

It will safetly take you to the bottom of Blighttown.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 160

Roll off the elevator to avoid the poison water and run ahead.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 161

There will be a spider in the way. Kill it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 162

Keep killing spiders and run through the water before you come here.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 163

Head into the opening and discover a bonfire. Light and rest at it.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 164

Once rested, head back the way you came.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 165

Just at the base of the elevator, you should be able to see a huge, white mountains with tree-ish things petruding everywhere like spikes. Run towards there.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 166

You'll be poisoned when going through the water so pack plenty of Estus flask charges.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 167

The huge, boulderwielding monsters will aggro as you cross the water.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 168

When in range, they will try to smash you down by throwing the boulders at you. Keep running nonstop or get killed.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 169

Don't bother fighting them and instead head up to the small hole in the web-covered forest.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 170

You'll eventually enter a cave. Head inside of it.

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Prepare for a boss battle, perhaps wait the poison out and go through the smoke.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 172

You will be charged by a gigantic spider-monster. This is the Chaos Witch Quelaag, guardian of the Second Bell of Awakening.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 173

It is a rather difficult boss due to the raw amount of HP she/it has and how It also spews out long-lasting piles of lava which you can't touch without dying.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 174

Along with her spider parts, Quelaag also packs a mean swing with her gigantic chaos sword. It can mostly be avoided If you are in blank range of her spider jaw.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 175

But If you stick too close to her for too long, she'll charge up a devastating massive AoE damage scream, knocking you back and causing huge amounts of HP damage.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 176

Fighting Quelaag is all about situational awareness as Lava piles can quickly pile up and surround you in no time, leading to frequent deaths. It is also key to have your shield up and ready at all times.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 177

Once she is defeated, head up towards the ruins of the tower in the distance.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 178

Pull the lever..

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 179

And ring the Second Bell of Awakening.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 180

By ringing the bells, you have awakened a sleeping giant whom now opens a certain gate for you.

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Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 181

Namely, the gate at the Cathedral.

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