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Dark Souls III
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Stephanie Barnes
First Published: 24-05-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 20:25 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 22-05-2019 / 09:31 GMT

Dark Souls III Guide

Last updated 3 months ago · Guide Information
The Lords of Cinder

Archdragon Peak

To reach Archdragon Peak you need to travel to Irithyll Dungeon, cross the bridge to the opposite side of the cell block, and then turn left and drop to the first floor to take the lift at the end of the hall.

This leads to the area with the dragon-like statue meditating and you can now perform the Path of the Dragon gesture to teleport to Archdragon Peak.

Obtain the Path of the Dragon gesture and use it on the cliff in Irithyll Dungeon.

Follow the path and grab the Soul of a Weary Warrior near the mangled tree to the left and then head up the hill to encounter two Serpent-Men.

These enemies use a variety of weapons that you can easily block with a shield, but they also have the ability to extend their necks to bite at you. Back up when you notice that they are stopping to extend their necks, as these attacks take a large chunk of stamina, and make sure that they aren’t blocking as they can parry your attacks.

The Serpent-men aggressively attack with their weapons and even extend their necks to strike or bite you.

Enemy Info: Serpent-men have weak normal attacks, but they can extend their necks to close the distance and bite you. These attacks take a lot more stamina to block than a standard attack and can leave you open to their weaker fast attacks, so back up to avoid them.

Head straight to the tip of the stone outcropping for a Lightning Gem and then backtrack a bit and turn right to find the Homeward Bone x2 on the corpse leaning over the cliff edge.

Up ahead are two Serpent-men that spew fireballs at you for ranged damage and there are two melee version hiding near them. Use ranged attacks to deal with the fireball spewing versions before you head up to deal with the remaining ones, collect the Titanite Chunk , and activate the bonfire next to an Ember.

Attack the majority of the enemies up ahead with ranged attacks (left) and then collect the items near the bonfire (right).

Take the stairs and turn left before the arch to find a Titanite Chunk and then take the stairs up to the top of the gate. There is a Serpent-man closest to you and behind him is a Large Serpent-man.

The larger versions use a greataxe that it sweeps around in heavy attacks that are fairly easy to predict and avoid when you are close, but at long range the head of the axe can be thrown like a ball and chain.

Head around the side of the gateway for a Titanite Chunk (left) and then make your way up the stairs to encounter a Large Serpent-man (right).

Enemy Info: Large Serpent-men wield a greataxe that they can throw on a chain to do ranged damage and use heavy sweeping attacks that are easy to predict. Stick close and strike from behind while they recover from an attack, but don’t get too greedy because they can attack suddenly.

There is an Ancient Dragon Greatshield on the tower section with the Large Serpent-man and a Titanite Chunk on the ground near the opposite stairs.

Take the path to the left of the lever to encounter another Serpent-man and then collect the Lightning Clutch Ring . You can now pull the lever and move forward until the Ancient Wyvern swoops down.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    24 May 2016
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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