Dark Souls Walkthrough The Four Kings

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

This Dark Souls walkthrough is divided into 9 total pages.

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The Four Kings

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 487
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 487

Head downstairs, buy the Crest of Artorias from the blacksmith for 20k souls then turn around and run down the stairs.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 488
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 488

Feel free to ignore this mob as he is very much not worth the trouble.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 489
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 489

Once outside, take a left and run all the way along the path.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 490
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 490

You'll come across this place. Hit the rubble of stones to the left to reveal a secret bonfire or head straight through the door.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 491
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 491

Go down the stairs and just start running straight away from where you came. There will be a couple of odd humanoids about, usually not worth the trouble.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 492
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 492

Run through these doorways..

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 493
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 493

And run straight through the other segment of forest.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 494
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 494

Once close to a shimmering light, jump off the cliff.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 495
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 495

Enter through the door and run up to the graveyard.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 496
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 496

A boss will appear, wielding a giant greatsword while being super agile. Intimidating at first, Sif Is not too much difficult as you can stand beneath him and literally not get touched at all.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 497
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 497

Pushing him up against the wall is usually the way to go due to him jumping around so much.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 498
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 498

He will slow down at about 30% hp, making it one of the easier bosses in Dark Souls.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 499
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 499

Once dead, he'll give you a vital ring. Use a Homeward bone and get back to the bonfire.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 500
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 500

Warp back, yet again to Firelink Shrine and head down the elevator.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 501
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 501

Now Instead of going into the other tower, head down to the left.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 502
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 502

Destroy this Jar and loot the Undead inside.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 503
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 503

He'll give you two items that will let you harm Ghosts, which they are plenty of just ahead.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 504
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 504

Use the item and move on up ahead and start killing any Ghosts you see. Watch out for their grabs and ability to float not only through walls but through ceilings and floors as well.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 505
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 505

Head up the stairs and prepare to face an ambush.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 506
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 506

Ghosts will be around every corner in this area. Either kill them all or run ahead.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 507
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 507

Go down the spiral stairway and take a right.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 508
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 508

Go through the fog gate.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 509
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 509

Run up to the section of pillars and go left.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 510
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 510

Go down and then right.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 511
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 511

Take another left and go straight forward, up to the chimney-like space and climb the ladder.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 512
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 512

Talk with the NPC and he'll give you a key. Buy more curse items If you need to and head back down.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 513
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 513

Go "outside" and around the building, then just follow the path.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 514
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 514

Go inside this tower construct..

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 515
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 515

Open the gate..

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 516
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 516

And operate the lever.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 517
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 517

This will cause all the water in the level to flood outwards into the Valley of Drakes.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 518
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 518

Go back to the lever to activate an elevator to bring you down.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 519
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 519

Then take a left and head up the ruins.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 520
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 520

Go through the wooden shack and take heed of the enemies here as they can drain your humanity. Head through the fog gate.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 521
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 521

Go down the water-ridden alley.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 522
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 522

Then run back upstairs into the next building.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 523
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 523

Go through the next fog gate..

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 524
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 524

Equip the Covenant of Artorias If you haven't already and run down the stairs.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 525
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 525

When at the end, simply jump off to start the next bossfight.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 526
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 526

You'll end up in an intensively dark place with only floating, huge gray monsters trying to kill you.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 527
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 527

These are self-duplicating bosses, much like the one we encountered in Tomb of the Giants but all duplicates have their own health, contributing to the total boss meter.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 528
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 528

They boast fearsome AoE spells and huge amounts of magic damage that can't be fully blocked no matter what.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 529
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 529

Equipping magic-resistant armor and a heavy shield as you nuke them down from their left side is the most reliable way of dealing with this encounter.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 530
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 530

Take too much time and the other copies will start intervening in your previous 1v1 battle. This boss can be much of a "Trial & Error" kind of deal.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 531
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 531

With some effort however, You should be able to kill them all and finally win the encounter.

Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 532
Dark Souls Walkthrough - Dark Souls 532

A bonfire will appear aftey they died. Go and rest at it then warp, yet again, back to Firelink Shrine.

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