The Artorias of the Abyss DLC added a number of areas after the original release of Dark Souls, and is included for your to access in the Remastered edition.

It features some of the toughest boss encounters in the game, so facing it as late as you can is advised.

If you're looking for more help, our Dark Souls walkthrough and guide can help with all other areas of the game, including the dreadedTaurus Demon, Capra Demon, Ornstein and Smough bosses.

How to access DLC Artorias of the Abyss

To get access to Dark Souls' DLC, Artorias of the Abyss, you will need to have first killed the Hydra in Darkroot Basin and placed the Lordvessel - which you can do after completing Anor Londo.

From there, you should be able to tackle it. Due to its difficulty, we recommend you take this area on right at the end of the game before you fight Gwyn.

From there, you have to perform the following steps:

  • Go to Darkroot Basin, beyond the waterfall will be a cave with a Golden Golem. Kill this to free Dusk of Oolacile.
  • Go to Duke's Archives, head up the elevator and kill the Crystal Golem for a Broken Pendant.
  • Head back to where you freed Dusk of Oolacile in Darkroot Basin. Examine the strange purple cloud.
  • From here, you will be teleported to Sanctuary Garden.

You can see the above steps in the following video:


If you're looking for more help, our Dark Souls walkthrough and guide can help with all other areas of the game, including the dreadedTaurus Demon, Capra Demon, Ornstein and Smough bosses. Meanwhile, we have explainers on how to access DLC Artorias of the Abyss, the best gift and best class in Dark Souls, Dark Souls' best weapons, Dark Souls Covenants, Dark Souls Estus Flasks locations, Dark Souls Titanite Slab locations and NPC quests including Lautrec of Carim.


Sanctuary Garden

When you arrive in Sanctuary Garden, you may be a little confused. But before anything else, ensure that your weapon is fully upgraded, and proceed forward to fight the first boss of this DLC, Sanctuary Guardian.

After killing the Sanctuary Guardian, head left and through the doorway to reach Oolacile Sanctuary. To the left, you will find Elizabeth. Talk to her and unlock her as an NPC. You can also find one humanity in this area.

Light the bonfire and push onwards to the Royal Wood.

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