Dark Souls 2 - Crown of the Ivory King walkthrough and game guide

All of the bonfires, boss strategies and item locations you need to completely clear Crown of the Ivory King, the last Dark Souls 2 DLC episode.

The third and final chapter of Dark Souls 2's Lost Crowns DLC is released today for Xbox 360 and PC gamers, although PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until tomorrow before they can get their hands on the concluding content for the game.

Crown of the Ivory King represents a different sort of adventure for the sequel's conclusion. The land it's set within is frozen over and afflicted by a brutal snowstorm which obscures enemies, and freezes shut certain sections of the episode's region. Not only that, you'll need to track down special items if you want to even see some of the more devilish creatures. It's a feisty affair, in other words.

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If you're struggling to make progress, we've put together a complete walkthrough for this final episode that will lead you to every bonfire, and take you through every fight. If you're still playing catch-up, we've also included links to our earlier Dark Souls 2 walkthrough content, so you can take in every last bit of the game before calling it a day.

Crown of the Ivory King - Frozen Eleum Loyce, Shrine of Winter, Frozen Soldier, Giants, Retainers, Warriors, Golems
A walkthrough for the starting winterlands of the Crown of the Ivory King.

Crown of the Ivory King - Eye of the Priestess, Holy Knight Aurheim, Black Ice Knights, Inner Wall
How to track down the essential and elusive Eye of the Priestess.

Crown of the Ivory King - Aava, the King's Pet, tactics, strategy
All the help you need for finishing the Ivory King's first boss fight.

Crown of the Ivory King - First Knight of Eleum Loyce, Flame Butterfly, Fire Clutch Ring, shortcut
How to track down the first helpful Knight of Eleum Loyce.

Crown of the Ivory King - Second Knight of Eleum Loyce, Nicholai, Demon Rabbits
Where to find the second of your allies for the final fight.

Crown of the Ivory King - Third Knight of Eleum Loyce, Priest's Chime, Elizabeth Mushrooms, Rampart Golem
How to get hold of the third and final essential helper.

Crown of the Ivory King - Garrison Ward Key, Frozen Hound, Flexile Sentry, Human Effigy
Where to find the Garrison Ward Key, and what you'll have to fight to get it.

Crown of the Ivory King - Frigid Outskirts, Blackweed Balm, Pharros' Lockstone
A very quick guide to the Frigid Outskirts section of the DLC.

Crown of the Ivory King - Burnt Ivory King, The Old Chaos, Grand Cathedral
Everything you need to know about knocking the final Dark Souls 2 boss off his perch.

Dark Souls 2 - walkthrough and strategy guide
Our complete walkthrough for the vanilla Dark Souls 2.

Dark Souls 2 - Crown of the Sunken King - walkthrough and strategy guide
Everything you need to know to finish off the first DLC episode.

Dark Souls 2 - Crown of the Old Iron King - walkthrough and strategy guide
Our walkthrough for the second instalment of Dark Souls 2 DLC.

Have a look through our earlier walkthrough content if you need to catch up.

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