Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Personal Estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 38 (12, 23, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0 (A couple of trophies are easier to get online)
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 50-70 Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 2.5
  • Number of missable trophies: 3, Master of Sorcery, Master of Pyromancy, Lucatiel and any NPC related trophy if you kill them
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty setting
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes, separate list from the PS3 version
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats


Introduction:

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is a remaster of the original PS3 game marking the Souls series debut on PS4. In this iteration, it has been revamped with crisp 1080p visuals all running in a silky smooth 60fps for the Definitive Souls experience complete with all DLC. On first glance, you will see the trophies are identical to the PS3 version, however the Hex/Micracles/Sorcery/Pyromancy from the DLC are now required for each respective trophy.

Important information before you start

If you have played Dark Souls 2 on PS3, you will feel right at home. Here, I have listed some important points and changes in the PS4 version of the game you should take note of, as well as things to focus on whilst playing.

DO NOT KILL ANY NPC's - I cannot stress this enough. Do not kill any NPC's under any circumstances. This can cause you to miss out on a lot of trophies relating to NPC's in the game. Ensure you exhaust the dialogue of all NPC's you come across. As long as you do not kill any NPC's and exhaust all their dialogue whenever you see them, no trophies are missable!

Enemy & Item Placement - A lot of items and enemies have been moved around and remixed in this version. Nothing too drastic, but you will notice a lot of Estus Flask Shards have been moved, though they are generally in the same areas as they appeared before, so you won't have much trouble finding them. Some of the Fragrant Branch of Yore have been moved around. You can find more in the game and there are a lot more statues to use them on. For example, to reach the Ruin Sentinels, you have to use one on a statue blocking the doorway leading to them. The Dull Ember has also been moved to Lost Bastille as opposed to the Iron Keep. Estus Shard location differences are listed here; branches here and Sublime Bone Dust here. Enemy placement has also been altered. For example, in Heide's Tower of Flame, you will notice several Heide Knights throughout the level and a Dragon right outside the Old Dragonslayer Boss! There is nothing too drastic in terms of enemy placements that make the game overly difficult, but you will notice some changes if coming from the PS3 version.

Lightning Spears and Faith Builds - Since the PS3 release, Faith and Lightning Spear miracles have been nerfed heavily. You can no longer spam them as much to easily defeat all enemies and bosses in the game, as they do far less damage without heavy stat investment. I do not recommend relying on them too much as they can be outclassed by Sorcery and Hexes.

NPC Support and Invaders - In this release, the amount of summoned NPC's and Invaders has been increased. For most bosses, you can summon NPC's to help you and take all the agro, e.g for bosses such as The Rotten, The Lost Sinner and The Duke's Dear Freja, you can summon 2-3 NPC's which pretty much trivialises the difficulty of them; some of these include Bradley of the Old Guard and Sellsword Luet, bear in mind bosses will gain increased health when you summon NPC's or other players so take this in to account as well as you may find some fights easier solo. What you may also notice is the amount of NPC invaders has been ramped up as well at various points in the game. None of them are too hard to kill and it shouldn't pose a problem; you will be seeing Forlorn a lot!

Pursuer Encounters - For those who have played the PS3 version, you will remember that the Pursuer boss appears as an enemy in the Iron Keep. On the PS4 version, there are even more encounters and they drop Twinkling Titanite. Be warned as they are tough and should not be taken lightly. There is a list of new encounters here.

Soul & Item Farming - With the change to the Company of Champions covenant, enemies will respawn forever as long as you are a member. This means you can farm for items and souls for as long as you desire. Lucrative soul farming areas I found are: Heide's Tower of Flame first bonfire. You can spawn here and fight 2 Heide Knights and 2 stone sentinels. This will net you around 1800 souls every 2-3 minutes. This is a lot easier if you use Sorcery and very useful early game. Later on, the Iron Keep is an excellent location, and the Giant Lord can be farmed an unlimited number of times using Bonfire Ascetics.

Save Boss Souls! - You should save any boss souls and consume them on your subsequent playthrough playthrough if you decide to farm The Rotten in NG+ and NG++ outlined in step 2 of the roadmap. This will reduce the time you need to farm The Rotten, just make sure you don't consume any souls that are required for any spells!

Royal Sorcerer Navlaan - DO NOT set this guy free. If you do, he will start killing NPC's at Majula and you could miss out on their respective trophies and two spells he will only give you if you complete his assassination quest line, see Master of Sorcery for more info.

I will be referring to the Dark Souls II Wiki frequently in this guide as it is extremely useful for locating particular items and contains invaluable information regarding NPC's, boss strategies and everything else you need to know about the game world.

Step 1 - First playthrough, NPC trophies, covenants, collect as many Sorcery, Miracle, Hexes and Pyromancy as possible including DLC

For this playthrough, you should focus on Moonlight Greatsword and Lucatiel, as these are the most fickle trophies in the game but are very easy to obtain as long as you follow the instructions correctly. You should also focus on getting as many of the covenant trophies and BEFORE advancing to NG+ obtain all the spells from the DLC areas.

By the end of the step you will unlock:

Self Recollection
Supreme Weapon
Gesture Maestro
Master of Sorcery
Master of Hexes
Selfless Giver
This is Dark Souls
King's Ring
Ancient Dragon
The Heir
Last Giant
Sinner's Bonfire
Gulch Bonfire
Brightstone Bonfire
Looking Glass Knight
Vendrick
Brilliant Covenant
Protector Covenant
Sanguinary Covenant
Covenant of the Meek
Gnawing Covenant
Clangorous Covenant
Covenant of Ancients
Covenant of the Fittest
Abysmal Covenant
Curious Map
Change of Clothes
Gathering of Exiles
Moonlight Greatsword
Holder of the Fort
Lucatiel
Smith for Life
Garrulous Miser
Reflections on Disembodiment

Step 2 - New Game+ Cleanup any missing trophies

For this playthrough, clean up any trophies you may have missed during your first playthrough. You can speed up your playthrough here if you use Bonfire Ascetics and farm The Rotten as he can be encountered early in the game, and is fairly easy to defeat even with higher Bonfire Intensity; click here for Ascetic locations. If you earn 2 million souls in NG+, you will NOT have to light all primal bonfires and you can open the door to The Shrine of Winter straight away. Keep killing The Rotten and consuming his souls. Alternatively you can play through the game normally.

Step 3 - New Game++ Master of Miracles, Master of Pyromancy

For this playthrough do exactly as step 2. If you are farming The Rotten, you will need 3 million souls this time. When you reach Drangleic Castle speak to Wellegar, he will sell you Great Chaos Fireball, Bountiful Sunlight and Wrath of the Gods for your final 2 trophies.

By the end of this step you will unlock:

Master of Pyromany
Master of Miracles
The Dark Soul

[PST would like to thank CaptainSellers for this roadmap]

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4) Trophy Guide

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38 trophies ( 23  12  28  )

  • Acquire all trophies

    Earn all other trophies for your shiny new platinum!

  • Reclaim flesh and set out as an Undead

    Story related cannot be missed

    You will earn this trophy after speaking with the Old Woman at Things Betwixt.

  • Reinforce a weapon to its limit

    For this trophy, you need to reinforce any standard weapon to +10 or special weapon to +5 using Petrified Dragon Bones or Twinkling Titanite. I recommend reinforcing a standard weapon as it is much quicker and easier. The Fire Longsword you can find in The Forest of the Fallen Giants is an excellent choice. You should find plenty of materials playing the game naturally, but if not, Stone Trader Chloanne will sell everything that you need once you have defeated the final boss. You will need the following:

    6 Titanite Shards
    6 Large Titantite Shards
    6 Titanite Chunks
    1 Titanite Slab

  • Learn all gestures

    For this trophy, you must learn all gestures. Most of these are learned from NPC's in the game. Below is the location of all gestures you need to learn.

    Welcome, Majula - Learned from Crestfallen Saulden. As soon as you arrive in Majula, he will be to the far side where you are facing atop a set of stairs; exhaust his dialogue, talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Duel Bow, Cathedral of Blue - You first need a Token of Fidelity to join the Blue Sentinels. Exhaust his dialogue, talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Mock, Lost Bastille - You will need to unpetrify Straid of Olaphis using a Fragrant Branch of Yore. He is located in the cell right next to the Exhile Holding Cells bonfire. Exhaust his dialogue, and talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Fist Pump, Huntsman's Copse - Learned from Creighton the Wanderer. He is located inside the locked dome at the Undead Lockaway Bonfire. You must find the Undead Lockaway Key in the area, open the gate, exhaust his dialogue and talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Praise The Sun, Harvest Valley - You learn this gesture from kneeling at the statue where you join the Sun covenant. This is located in Harvest Valley just before the entrance to Earthen Peak where you are getting bombarded by a Desert Sorceress from high above. Cross the bridge where the hammer enemy is and go left all the way until you find the statue.

    Prostration, Earthen Peak/Majula - Speak to Laddersmith Gilligan at Earthen Peak or Majula and pay him 2000 souls to learn the gesture.

    Joy, Majula - You will need to unpetrify Rosabath of Melfia who is located just before the entrance to the Shaded Woods using a Fragrant Branch of Yore. Exhaust her dialogue, and talk to her again to learn her gesture.

    Decapitate, Shaded Woods - Shaded Woods, in the foggy area stick to the left wall and you will eventually find a path leading to the Head of Vengarl. Exhaust his dialogue. Talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Warmup, Shaded Woods - First, you need to equip the Ring of Whispers purchased from Sweet Shalquoir in Majula. After defeating Scorpioness Najka, equip the Ring and exhaust Manscorpion Tarks dialogue. Talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    This One's Me, Drangleic Castle - Just as you enter the castle at the main entrance, up the stairs, you will find Chancellor Wellager. Exhaust his dialogue, and talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Have Mercy!, Undead Crypt - Speak to Grave Warden Agdayne WITHOUT having a torch lit or he will be hostile. Exhaust his dialogue, and talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Hurrah!, Memory of Vammar - Shortly after arriving and proceeding down the corridor with the dead soldiers littered around you, will find Captain Drummond. Exhaust his dialogue, and talk to him again to learn his gesture.

    Refer to the the gestures link Dark Souls II Gestures for further information.

  • Learn all sorceries

    Missable!

    There are 31 Sorceries in the game that you must collect for this trophy including 2 from the DLC. See instructions on how to get each sorcery below.

    Soul Arrow - You start with this if you choose the Sorcerer class. Can be purchased from Merchant Hag Melentia, Cahillion of the Fold, Magerold of Lanafir.

    Great Soul Arrow - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold and Magerold of Lanafir. Found in Forest of the Fallen Giants, in the room with the Ballistae.

    Heavy Soul Arrow - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold and Magerold of Lanafir.

    Great Heavy Soul Arrow - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold, Magerold of Lanafir. Found in the Earthen Peak, given to you by Mild Mannered Pate if you follow his questline.

    Homing Soul Arrow - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis.

    Heavy Homing Soul Arrow - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis.

    Homing Soul Mass - Purchased from Weaponsmith Ornifex. Found next to Darkdiver Grandahl in the Shaded Woods, after falling down the hole, in the chest there.

    Homing Crystal Soul Mass - Shrine of Armana, after the third bonfire you will come across a large circular area with Mages and Archdrake Pilgrims, you will find it on a broken pillar on the left side.

    Soul Spear - Huntsman's Copse, just before the large bridge leading to the Undead Lockaway Bonfire, you can drop off a ledge in to a hole in the hut with the lock gate, you will see a chest with the spell. Puchased from Grave Warden Agdayne.

    Crystal Soul Spear - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Old Paledrake Soul, obtained after killing Dukes Dear Freja on NG+, or using a Bonfire Ascetic.

    Shockwave - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold

    Soul Spear Barrage - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold

    Soul Shower - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis

    Soul Greatsword - Drangleic Castle Central Bonfire. Climb up the ladder on the right of the elevator and in the room with Stone Soldiers, in the chest there.

    Soul Vortex - Purchased from Grave Warden Agdayne.
    Brighstone Cove Tseldora from the Lower Cove bonfire; if you go down some ziplines, you will find this behind a bookshelf. Also found in the Pit in Majula behind a door requiring the Forgetten Key.

    Soul Bolt - Drangleic Castle, after defeating the Looking Glass Knight, turn left at the area with the elevator to see a chest containing this spell.

    Soul Geyser - Found in Aldia's Keep, at the end of the hallway with the cages containing ogres above you. Enter the door to your left, and you will find this in the acid pool down the stairs and on the right.

    Magic Weapon - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold.

    Great Magic Weapon - Purchased from Royal Sorcerer Navlaan. Found in the Black Gulch, you will come across some oil puddles and to the left will be a cave with a chest containing this spell.

    Crystal Magic Weapon - Found in the Dragon Shrine. Cross the small bridge on the right side of the area and follow the path; you will end up above the ledge where the chest is. Go right to drop down and it's right there.

    Strong Magic Shield - Purchased from Royal Sorcerer Navlaan and Straid of Olaphis. Found up the elevator in Drangeic Castle, you will find it in a chest on left side of the next room.

    Yearn - Purchased from Carhillion of the Fold.

    Hush - Found in the Lost Bastille, Ruin Sentinel Boss room behind an illusory wall.

    Fall Control - Purchased from Weaponsmith Ornifex and Mageold of Lanafir.

    Hidden Weapon - Obtained by reaching rank 2 in the Bell Keeper Covenant. This can be obtained online or offline, for the offline method you need to kill the Phantom known as Mad Warrior. When you rest at the Belfry Sol bonfire, climb the ladder and run straight forward and he will spawn around the corner to the left. There is only a chance this will happen and you must do this 30 times. I was wearing the Delicate String Ring as it should increase his spawn chance. It took me about 80 minutes to farm him for 30 kills. You can do this online by killing 30 invaders and/or invading and killing 30 hosts in the Belfry areas.

    Repair - Shaded Woods, Shaded Ruins bonfire. Run forward from the bonfire and go up to the left. You will see a petrified Lion Warrior blocking a chest. Use a Fragrant Branch of Yore and open the chest for the spell.

    Cast Light - Purchased from Darkdiver Grandahl and Straid of Olaphis.

    Chameleon - Harvest Valley, Beyond the Mines bonfire. Near the two Dark Magic Giants in the poison mist pool.

    Unleash Magic (missable) - Royal Sorcerer Navlaan. He will task you with killing the Emerald Herald and presenting the Aged Feather as proof. Instead of doing this, simply play the game until the Dragon Aerie and she will give you the feather. Show it to Navlaan for the spell.

    Focus Souls - Shulva, the Sanctum City. Where the Dragon shoots fireballs at the bridge, go to the right and you will see some urns. Follow the ledge to find the spell on a corpse.

    Soul Flash - Frozen Eleum Loyce. After the first bonfire, you will come to a room with a lever and a blocked elevator. Pull the lever on the upper level to unlock this path leading to a chest containing the spell. The lever is located after the 2nd bonfire.

    For more information refer to Dark Souls II Sorceries.

  • Learn all miracles

    There are 28 Miracles in the game that you must find, including 2 from the DLC. See instructions on how to get each Miracle below:

    Heal - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt or Merchant Hag Melentia.

    Med Heal - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt.

    Great Heal Excerpt - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt.

    Great Heal - Purchased from Cromwell the Pardoner. Found in Grave of Saints. On your way down to The Gutter, you will be in a watery area where exploding mummies ambush you. Follow the tunnel with the knight standing there and find this in a chest.

    Soothing Sunlight - Obtained from Licia of Lindeldt in Mujula after killing her using the Crushed Eye Orb. Buy everything you need from her first!

    Replenishment - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt and Cromwell the Paroner.

    Resplendent Life - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt and Straid of Olaphis.

    Bountiful Sunlight - Purchased from Chancellor Wellager on NG++.

    Caressing Prayer - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt and Cromwell the Pardoner.

    Force - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt and Cromwell the Pardoner.

    Wrath of the Gods - Purchased from Chancellor Wellager NG++.

    Emit Force - Purchased from Blue Sentinel Targray and Cromwell the Pardoner. Found in No-Man's Wharf.

    Heavenly Thunder - Purchased from Blue Sentinel Targray and Cromwell the Pardoner.

    Lightning Spear - Purchased from Licia of Lindeldt. Found in Earthen Peak. Drop down to open the door leading to Pate, move to the left of this platform to drop down again, you should see a chest in the corner behind you.

    Great Lightning Spear - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis. Can be found in the Majula Pit through a door using the Forgotten Key and the 12,000 soul ladder Gilligan can build for you. Also found in the Undead Crypt behind a Pharros Lockstone wall.

    Sunlight Spear - Requires rank 3 in Heirs of the Sun covenant, requiring 30 Sunlight Medals. You can grind these offline or online. Refer to Selfless Giver for further information.

    Soul Appease - Purchased from Stone Trader Chloanne and Grave Warden Agdayne.

    Blinding Bolt - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Old King Soul, acquired from killing the Old Iron King in NG+ or using a Bonfire Ascetic.

    Magic Barrier - Purchased from Head of Vengarl and Felkin the Outcast

    Great Magic Barrier - Purchased from Chancellor Wellager. Found in Aldia's Keep in a chest.

    Homeward - Purchased from Licia of Lindedlt.

    Guidance - Purchased from Licia of Lindedlt.

    Sacred Oath - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Soul of Velstadt.

    Unveil - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis.

    Perseverance - Purchased from Cromwell the Pardoner.

    Sunlight Blade - Found in Shrine of Amana. Near the second bonfire there is a path you can follow near the ogre, under some stone structures in a chest.

    Denial - Found in Dragon's Sanctum. Through a circular door in the spike room, you need to shoot arrows at the switch through the hole 3 times in order to pass. You will find it in the chest there.

    Splintering Lightning Spear - Found in Frozen Eleum Loyce. After the second bonfire, there will be a tower above where you drop down to a bridge where the Eye of the Priestess is located. Picking this up allows you see a ladder attached to this tower that you can climb up leading to a chest with the miracle.

    If you want further information refer to Dark Souls II Miracles.

  • Learn all pyromancies

    Missable!

    There are 24 Pyromancies in the game that you must collect for this trophy, including 3 from the DLC. See intructions on how to get each Pyromancy below:

    Fireball - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia, in a chest in No-Man's Wharf after defeating the Flexile Sentry. Rare drop from Salamanders.

    Fire Orb - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia. Rare drop from Salamanders.

    Great Fireball - Found in Brightstone Cove Tseldora. You first need the key from the boss and it is in a chest through the door in the side of the chapel full of spiders.

    Great Chaos Fireball - Purchased from Chancellor Wellager in NG++.

    Firestorm - Purchased from Titchy Gren. Found in Drangleic Castle in a room with Alonne Captains.

    Fire Tempest - Shrine of Amana, this is a little tricky to find. After you go past the Ogre, you will come to a hut with an Archdrake Pilgrim patrolling outside. Leave the hut and go to the far right to the waters edge as far as possible and follow it along until you come across the chest.

    Chaos Storm - Iron Keep. This is on one of the fire rock walkways in the lava room. You will need to have high fire resistance to reach this without dying. Use Fire Quartz Ring, Flash Sweat, soak yourself with the urns and equip fire resist gear.

    Combustion - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia. Found in Huntsman's Copse, at the end of the broken bridge through the cave with the skeletons.

    Great Combustion - Purchased from Titchy Gren. Found in Drangleic Castle, to the right of the entrance.

    Fire Whip - Purchased from Titchy Gren. Rare drop from Bell Keepers in Belfry Sol.

    Poison Mist - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia.

    Toxic Mist - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Royal Rat Vanguard Soul.

    Acid Surge - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Royal Rat Authority Soul.

    Lingering Flame - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis. Rare drop from Undead Jailers in Lost Bastille.

    Flame Swatche - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis. Rare drop from Bell Keppers in Belfry Sol.

    Forbidden Sun (missable) - Royal Sorcerer Navlaan. He will give you this if you show him the Sunset Staff which Felkin gives you if you talk to him with 20 Intelligence and Faith. Note that you can kill him for it, but make sure you have everything you need from him if you don't want to increase your Int/Faith to 20, I would personally advise against this method as you can simply use a Soul Vessel to respec your levels.

    Flame Weapon - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Old Witch Soul from killing the Lost Sinner on NG+ or using a Bonfire Ascetic.

    Flash Sweat - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia.

    Iron Flesh - Purchased from Rosabeth of Melfia.

    Warmth - Purchased from Grave Warden Agdayne.

    Immolation - Belfry Sol. In a chest past the Fog gate.

    Outcry - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash. For details on how to acquire this soul, see Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash Fragments.

    Dance of Fire - Brume Tower. Spawn at the first bonfire, climb down the first few small ladders and then a longer one after a group of enemies to a floor with an ashen idol. It is in a room to the right of the ladder.

    Fire Snake - Brume Tower. From the Foyer bonfire, in the room to the left in a chest. Requires the Tower Key.

    If you want further information refer to Dark Souls II Pyromancies.

  • Learn all hexes

    There are 23 Hexes in the game that you must collect for this trophy including 4 from the DLC. See instructions on how to get each Hex below:

    Dark Orb - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis, Felkin the Outcast and Darkdiver Grandahl.

    Dark Hail - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis, Magerold of Lanafir and Darkdiver Grandahl.

    Dark Fog - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis. Found in a chest at the bottom of The Gutter.

    Affinity - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis. Dropped by Prowler Hounds at Aldia's Keep.

    Dead Again - Purchased from Stone Trader Chloanne. Drop from Cragslippers in the Black Gulch.

    Dark Weapon - Purchased from Felkin the Outcast.

    Whisper of Despair - Grave of Saints. From Harvels Resting Place Bonfire, go straight and in the circular room go through the doorway. You should see a Pharros Lock across from a bridge. Use a Lockstone and proceed up the ramp, the hex will be on a body at the top.

    Repel - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Giant Lord Soul.

    Twisted Barricade - Doors of Pharros. From Gyrm's Respite bonfire, go through the area until you climb a ladder, at the top just to the left will be a corpse with the hex.

    Numbness - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Old Dead One's Soul from killing The Rotten on NG+ or using a Bonfire Ascetic.

    Scraps of Life - Purchased from Cromwell the Pardoner. Found in The Black Gulch in front of the first worm in a jar down the path from the first bonfire.

    Darkstorm - Purchased from Magerold of Lanafir and Darkdiver Grandahl.

    Resonant Soul - Purchased from Felkin the Outcast. Acquired from Pilgrims of the Dark Rank 1.

    Great Resonant Soul - Purchased from Felkin the Outcast. Acquired from Pilgrims of the Dark Rank 2.

    Climax - Acquired from Pilgrims of the Dark Rank 3.

    Resonant Flesh - Purchased from Felkin the Outcast.

    Resonant Weapon - Purchased from Felkin the Outcast.

    Lifedrain Patch - Purchased from Straid of Olaphis with the Darklurker Soul, see Abysmal Covenant.

    Profound Still - Purchased from Darkdiver Grandahl.

    Promised Walk of Peace - Shulva Sanctum City. Close to the second bonfire, just before going on the platform up to it you will see some red eye statues, shoot the pillar to rise the platform and enter the cave, the hex is on a corpse next to the tree.

    Dark Greatsword - Shulva, Sanctum City. From the Priestess' Chamber bonfire, hit the switch close by to activate the elevator. Ride it down and roll off of it when you see a ledge and follow the path to the left around the building to a chest with the hex.

    Recollection - Brume Tower. You will climb down a ladder to a dark room with several doors leading to other rooms. Inside one of these rooms is a corpse holding the hex.

    Dark Dance - Frozen Eleum Loyce. In the first area before climbing the stairs near the second bonfire. Go to the right and around a building up a snowy path to a corpse holding the hex.

    If you want further information refer to Dark Souls II Hexes.

  • Max-out devotion to covenant

    For this trophy, you must gain maximum rank in a single covenant. This will come naturally as you are required to max out Heirs to the Sun and Pilgrims of the Dark for some a miracle and a hex.

    For Heirs to the Sun, you can farm sunlight medals from Dark Magic Giants in Harvest Valley, or Falconers in Brightstone Cove Tseldora. The drop rates are extremely low however, so be prepared to spend a good few hours doing this.

    A much faster method is to simply lay down your white soapstone outside boss fogs and help 30 players kill bosses. I recommend the Skeleton Lord if you are between 300,000-700,000 SM. I got summoned every few minutes here. It also helps to equip yearn to distract the skeletons to keep the host alive. Another great location is the Smelter Demon. Plenty of players want help to defeat him.

    For Pilgrims of the Dark, you must speak to Darkdiver in all of his locations to join the covenant, then complete all 3 of his Dark Chasm of Old dungeons, defeating the Darklurker at the end. See Abysmal Covenant for more info.

  • Die for the first time

    Simple, you must die any one time. If you do not earn this naturally, you are seriously skilled.

 

Secret trophies

  • Acquire the King's Ring

    Story related cannot be missed

    To get the King's Ring, you must first access the Undead Crypt. In order to do so, you need to complete Shrine of Amana and defeat the Demon Song boss.

    Once you defeat the boss of the Undead Crypt, there is a further doorway you can go through and you will see King Vendrick walking around. DO NOT attack him yet as he is not hostile and your attacks will inflict laughable damage. Grab the ring beyond him for the trophy.

  • Acquire Ashen Mist Heart

    Story related cannot be missed

    For this trophy you will have to acquire the Ashen Mist Heart. This is given to you by the Ancient Dragon atop the Dragon Shrine. You need the King's ring to open the door down the middle path in the Shaded Woods, then make your way through Aldia's Keep, Dragon Aerie all the way to the Dragon Shrine and speak with the Ancient Dragon for the heart and the trophy.

    There are no bosses in the Dragon Aerie or Dragon Shrine, so you won't have any trouble getting the heart.

  • See the ending

    Story related cannot be missed

    In order to challenge the final boss of the game, you will first need to acquire the King's Ring (see King's Ring) and have defeated the Giant Lord for Giants Kinship in the Memory of Jeigh. You can then open the door in Drangleic Castle Kings Gate bonfire that leads to the Throne of Want and your final battle where you will face the Throne Watcher and Throne Defender. These two are fairly easy to defeat especially if you summon Benhart and another NPC. Just ensure you whittle their HP down together as when one 'dies' it will get revived by the other within 20 seconds, so you must kill the other in that time frame.

    Afterward, you will have to face Nashandra, she is quite straightforward and your NPC's will stay for this fight, though if you die I believe you can summon 3 NPC's against her making the fight a joke. Just avoid her cursed dark orbs and try to keep your distance and use magic if you have it to damage her from afar.

    Note regarding Aldia: If you met Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin in all 3 'explosive' locations during the game and answered yes to his questions, he will appear as the true final boss boss after Nashandra. You can simply skip this fight by not killing Vendrick before facing Nashandra, Aldia doesn't drop anything or give you any souls so fighting him is almost pointless.

    If you do fight him your summoned NPC's will stay and are very useful for this fight. Try to attack him when he doesn't have his fire aura as he is highly resistance to damage in this state. He is harder than the previous battles, but nothing too serious. Win all of these battles and the trophy will pop after the credits.

    For further information on Aldia and his encounters refer to Dark Souls II Aldia.

  • Defeat the Last Giant

    Story related cannot be missed

    The Last Giant should and most likely will be the first boss you face. He is easy to defeat and you can summon Pate if you exhausted his dialogue earlier and I believe one other NPC. If you are a melee build, stay underneath him towards his back to avoid his attacks rolling away if he stomps, or just spam Soul arrow and let the NPC's draw all the agro.

  • Light the primal bonfire in Sinner's Rise

    Story related cannot be missed

    For this trophy you must make your way to Sinner's Rise just beyond the Lost Bastille and defeat the Lost Sinner and light the primal bonfire behind him. There are two ways to go about this.

    Forest of Fallen Giants - Use the crows nest past where you fought the Pursuer to take you straight to the Lost Bastille.

    Or

    No-Man's Wharf - Go through here, defeat the Flexile Sentry and sail on the ship to the Lost Bastille.

    I highly recommend the latter as you can meet and summon Lucatiel in No-Man's Wharf and have her help with the Flexile Sentry boss, contributing towards the Lucatiel trophy. Whichever method you choose, ensure you exhaust Lucatiel's dialogue in the Lost Bastille and summon her for the Lost Sinner battle. This also contributes towards Lucatiel, see the description for more info.

    For the Lost Sinner, ensure you light the torches on both sides before entering the fog. This will brighten up the room and allow you to lock on. The Lost Sinner is pretty fast and heavily melee based, it helps a lot to summon Lucatiel and Sellsword Luet in the prison cells to make this fight much easier.

  • Light the primal bonfire in the Iron Keep

    Story related cannot be missed

    For this trophy, you must make your way to the Iron Keep. Defeat the Old Iron King and light the primal bonfire in the area below where you fought him. You have to fight your way through the following areas to reach the Iron Keep.

    Huntsman's Copse - Defeat the Skeleton Lord, proceed to Harvest Valley.

    Harvest Valley - Defeat the Covetous Demon, enter Earthen Peak.

    Earthen Peak - Defeat Mytha, the Baneful Queen to gain access to Iron Keep.

    Iron Keep - Defeat the Smelter Demon (optional but recommended to summon Lucatiel for this fight) and the Old Iron King

    The Old Iron King is easy to defeat. His attacks are slow and predictable but hit quite hard, use ranged magic if you can as he is very susceptible to it, use melee after he slams his fists down. It is easier to evade his attacks on the right side of the platform. Just keep up the offensive and he will fall before long. I believe you can summon Sellsword Luet for this battle near the ladder leading to the third bonfire.

  • Light the primal bonfire in the Black Gulch

    Story related cannot be missed

    For this trophy, you must work your way down to the Black Gulch and defeat The Rotten, lighting the primal bonfire in the cavern afterwards. There are two ways of reaching this area listed below.

    Majula Pit - You have purchase the Silver Cat Ring and carefully drop down to the Gutter
    Or
    User Gilligan's ladders are completing the Earthen Peak to safely climb down

    The Gutter - There is no boss here so just make your way through to the Black Gulch.

    Black Gulch - This is a very annoying area and it helps to have poison moss as you will constantly shot at by poison statues

    For The Rotten, make sure you find Lucatiel in the area first and exhaust her dialogue to find her sign near the third bonfire to summon her for this fight to contribute toward the Lucatiel trophy. You can also summon 2 other NPC's earlier in the area to make this boss very easy. His attacks are mostly melee and slow. Just make sure to dodge and used ranged magic if you have it.

  • Light the primal bonfire in Brightstone Cove Tseldora

    Story related cannot be missed

    For this trophy, you must work your way to Brightstone Cove Tseldora and defeat The Duke's Dear Freja, then light the bonfire beyond her. You must pass through the following areas to reach her:

    Shaded Woods - Unpetrify Rosabeth using a Fragrant Branch of Yore and defeat Scorpioness Najka.

    Doors of Pharros - This is a small level. Proceed and defeat Royal Rat Authority to gain access to Brightstone Cove Tseldora.

    Brighstone Cove Tseldora - This is a fairly straight forward area. You work your way through the cliffside area. You can summon Benhart here for the Prowling Magus & Congregation fight, which is a joke. Work your way down the zip lines to the boss area.

    Duke's Dear Freja is a giant spider who occasionally summons smaller spiders to attack you. Bear in mind you can summon 3 NPC's on the way, making this fight a complete joke. Use ranged attacks on her two heads. Be weary of her laser beam attack and leg stomps; let your NPC's take the agro.

  • Defeat Looking Glass Knight

    Story related cannot be missed

    This is the second boss of Drangleic Castle, after making your way through the Shaded Woods and opening the Shrine of Winter door you will arrive here.

    The boss is fairly straight forward. You can summon Benhart if you exhausted his dialogue earlier and another NPC right outside the boss fog to help you. His attacks are powerful but he is slow and predictable. Let your NPC's take the agro and used ranged magic. Beware they do have a chance to deflect off of his mirror, though I have never experienced this myself.

  • Defeat Vendrick

    Vendrick is a boss in the Undead Crypt. You can only deal significant damage to him once you have at least 4 Souls of a Giant. Once you have 4, you will be able to fight him when he has much lower defence though it will be even easier if you have all 5. Head back to the Undead Crypt where you fought Vestadt and go through the fog to face Vendrick.

    Soul of a Giant Locations:

    The Black Gulch - There are 4 giants you need to kill in a hidden area that drop a soul. This is in the same proximity where Grandahl is. Go to his door and walk to the edge on the right and you should see a ledge you can jump to. Use a torch if you can't see, enter the cave and you will notice the giants roaming around in here. They hit hard so try to use ranged attacks. Hexes and poison arrows are very effective. You will also get the Forgotten Key here.

    Memory of Orro - On a corpse of a giant, past two more giants getting shot by two ballistae.

    Memory of Vammar - At the far end of the area then to the left on a corpse of a giant, another giant will be guarding it.

    Memory of Jeigh - On a corpse of a giant, after defeating the Giant Lord.

    Ancient Dragon - If you kill the Ancient Dragon boss, he will drop a soul. He is easier than before as his AOE fire breath has been nerfed. Tackle him if you wish.

    As far as the actual fight goes, his attacks are mostly frontal. They can be evaded by simply strafing or rolling. Stick to his back and keep attacking him whilst making sure you have stamina to block or roll and this fight won't be much of a challenge for you.

  • Discover a most brilliant covenant

    For this trophy, you must join the Heirs to the Sun covenant. This is accomplished by kneeling at the statue in the Harvest Valley. Go to the area just before the building leading to the Covetous Demon, where you see two Dark Magic Giants in the poison mist pool. Cross the bridge where the hammer guy is and go left along the path until you reach the statue. Simply kneel at the statue to join the covenant.

  • Discover the covenant of the protectors

    For this trophy, you first need to defeat the Old Dragonslayer boss in Heide's Tower of Flame. This will grant you access to the Cathedral of Blue. Speak to Blue Sentinel Targray with a Token of Fidelity in your inventory to join the Blue Sentinels covenant. You can find a token of fidelity by helping another player defeat a boss, or by dropping down the bridge in Huntsmans Copse on the way to the Undead Purgatory. You should see the item on a rock below where you can drop down to.

  • Discover the covenant of the bloodthirsty

    For this trophy, you first need to defeat the Executioner's Chariot boss in the Undead Purgatory. You can then find and talk to Titchy Gren at the areas bonfire if you have a Token of Spite in your inventory. You can get one of those by invading and killing another player, or finding one in a chest, right before entering The Gutter.

  • Discover the covenant of the meek

    For this trophy, you need to speak to Crestfallen Saulden who is located in Majula, past the bonfire atop the hill. He will ask you to join The Way of the Blue covenant when you exhaust his dialogue.

  • Discover the covenant of rodents

    For this trophy, you need to first make make your way down the Pit in Majula to the Grave of Saints and defeat the Royal Rat Vanguard boss. Then move in to the next room, and you will see a rat you can speak to, he will ask you to join Rat King covenant.

  • Discover the clangorous covenant

    For this trophy, you need to access either Belfry Luna through a Pharros Lock door in the Lost Bastille below the Servent Quarters bonfire, or the lava room in the Iron Keep to access Belfy Sol through a Pharros Lock door. Once you enter either area, a Bell Keeper will ask you if you want to join the Bell Keeper covenant if you exhaust his dialogue.

  • Discover an ancient covenant

    For this trophy, you must first obtain the Petrified Dragon Egg from the Dragon Shrine. This is in roughly the same location as Crystal Magic Weapon. You can't miss it as it is quite large and is sat on a pedestal. You need to take the egg to Magerold in the Iron Keep and he will offer the option to join the covenant.

  • Discover the covenant of the fittest

    For this trophy, you must go to Majula, follow the path behind Sweet Shalquoir's house to the right and you will come to a statue. Interact with this statue for the option to join the Company of Champions covenant.

  • Discover the abysmal covenant

    For this trophy, you need to speak to Darkdiver Grandahl at 3 separate locations in the game until he will ask you to join Pilgrims of the Dark. The locations are as follows.

    Black Gulch - Part way through the area, 2 giant worm creatures will burst out of the walls. In the middle of where these worms appeared, there will be a ledge to drop down to. You may need to use a torch to see it. Drop down and you will see a door which requires the Forgotten Key (refer to Vendrick for the key location). Enter this door, exhaust his dialogue and he tells you to find him again.

    Shaded Ruins - Just before you go up the hill leading to the boss, look to the right to see patches of grass. Walk around and you will fall down a hole and he will be right there. Exhaust his dialogue here too.

    Drangleic Castle - At the King's Door bonfire, enter the room with all the stone soldiers and doors to open. You need to enter the door in the far left corner. This will lead you down a hole to another bonfire. Proceed further inside and you will encounter him yet again. Exhaust his dialogue and he will let you join the covenant.

    Once you have joined, Grandahl will open a portal to a Dark Chasm of Old. You will be able to access the other dungeons at the locations above, but you must offer a Human Effigy to access these. During the third dungeon you will fight the Darklurker at the end.

  • Light all flames on the map in Majula

    To earn this trophy, you need to speak to Cale the Cartographer in the Forest of the Fallen Giants and have him return to the mansion in Majula. You can reach him from the Cardinal Tower Bonfire. Go down the ladder and outside, across the tree trunk and traversing the rooftops with the archers on them. He will be located in the cavern on the far side. Exhaust his dialogue and he will go to the Majula mansion basement.

    You must then defeat The Last Giant, Lost Sinner, The Rotten, Old Iron King, The Duke's Dear Freja and the Throne Watchrer/Defender. You must also acquire the King's Ring and Ashen Mist hart to light all 8 flames. Once you have done so speak speak to Cale and he will give you his helmet for the trophy.

  • Give Rosabeth of Melfia something to wear

    For this trophy, you must unpetrify Rosabeth of Melfia in Majula, just before the Shaded Woods entrance. Once you do, give her some clothing and the trophy will pop.

  • Increase the population of Majula

    For this trophy you must get a particular set of NPC's/Merchants to move to Majula. This is very easy and will come naturally most likely. All you have to do is talk to the following to get them to move.

    Merchant Hag Melentia - Cardinal Tower bonfire, Forest of the Fallen Giants.

    Cale the Cartographer - In the cave across the rooftops, Forest of the Fallen Giants, see Curious Map for more info.

    Licia of Lindeldt - Heide's Tower of Flame, Tower of Flame bonfire after defeating the Dragonrider.

    Cahillion of the Fold - No-Man's Wharf, on one of the docks just before the boss, will only speak to you if you have 9 Intelligence.

    Stone Trader Chloanne - Just ahead of the first bonfire in Harvest Valley, overlooking the poison mist pool below.

    Laddersmith Gilligan - In Earthen Peak outside down a ladder, or simply beat the boss there and he will show up at the Pit in Majula automatically.

    Rosabeth of Melfia - When you unpetrify her, give her some clothing and she will return to Majula after some time.

  • Inherit Benhart of Jugo's equipment

    For this trophy, you must exhaust all dialogue with Benhart of Jugo at all possible locations. You must also summon and have him survive at least 3 boss battles in the game. Once you have done this, he will show up in the Memory of Orro and give you his equipment. You can fight same boss 3 times using Bonfire Ascetics and it will count towards the total. If he dies in a fight, you can allow yourself to be killed and retry the boss again. See below for locations and possible boss fight summons.

    Majula - Just before heading to the Shaded Woods, you will see Benhart sitting on the ground. Exhaust his dialogue and he will mention a scary statue. Now proceed further and unpretify Rosabeth, return to him, exhaust his dialogue again and his sign Brighstone Cove Tseldora inside one of the tents for the Prowling Magus fight.

    Drangleic Castle - Right next to the central castle bonfire. Exhaust his dialogue and you can summon him for the Looking Glass Knight battle. His sign is just outside of the boss fog.

    Forest of the Fallen Giants - You will find him sat near the crows nest beyond where you fought the Pursuer. If you have already fought 3 bosses so far using Ascetics like I did, he will give you his equipment here. You can summon him for the Giant Lord boss in the Memory of Jeigh as long as you exhaust his dialogue in Memory of Orro first.

    Throne of Want - You can summon Benhart for the Throne Watcher/Defender and Nashandra battles, his sign is just outside the fog.

  • Inherit Captain Drummond's equipment

    For this trophy go to the Cardinal Tower Bonfire, go to where you met Pate and go through the archway nearby. Turn right and you will see the large tree with two knights attacking it. Examine this to enter the memory. You must defeat the Giant Lord before he will give you his gear.

    Shortly after arriving and proceeding down the corridor with the dead soldiers littered around, you will find Captain Drummond. Exhaust his dialogue and he will give you his equipment.

  • Inherit equipment from Lucatiel of Mirrah

    Missable!

    For this trophy, like with Benhart but only slightly trickier, you must meet Lucatiel and exhaust her dialogue in all possible locations, summon and have her survive 3 boss battles. She will then show up at the bonfire in Aldia's Keep and give you her equipment. Like Benhart, you can use ascetics and fight the same boss 3 times if you so wish. If she dies in a fight, you can allow yourself to be killed and retry the boss again. See below for locations and possible boss fight summons.

    No-Man's Wharf - Lucatiel has moved from her location on the PS3 version. She is not at the bonfire but do not panic. She has moved to an area on the left side in the one of the houses higher up. Her summon sign has been relocated to one of the docks near the ship, so you so not have to worry about her falling in to the water through the level anymore.

    Lost Bastille - Warp to McDuff's workshop bonfire. Head straight up the stairs to the tower at the far end. She will be leaning against the wall. You can summon her for the Lost Sinner fight. Her sign is located just after taking the elevator down, in the basement.

    Earthen Peak - Her location has moved from the PS3 version. She is near the start of the level, past the poison pool and in the room where the Poisonbite ring is. You can drain the poison first or just run through it. Either way, you can now summon her for the Smelter Demon boss.

    Black Gulch - At the first bonfire, run out of the cave and you should see a ledge you can drop down to. Use a torch if you can't see it. This will allow you to summon her for The Rotten. Her sign shows up at the Hidden Chamber bonfire. You need a Fragrant Branch of Yore to reach here on the PS4 version.

    Aldia's Keep - If you have exhausted all her dialogue and had her survive 3 boss battles, she will show up at the bonfire. Talk to her to receive her equipment and the trophy.

    If you did not meet the above requirements, she will not appear at Aldia's Keep and you will have to attempt this trophy on New game+.

  • Inherit Steady Hand McDuff's equipment

    For this trophy, you must inherit equipment from the Blacksmith McDuff. He is found in the Lost Bastille close to the start of the area. If you do not have the Bastille key, you need to let the enemy at the top of the staircase outside his worskshop knock the explosive barrel in to the wall, revealing a bonfire and an entrance to his workshop.

    Find the Dull Ember, which has been moved to a chest at The Tower Apart bonfire and give it to McDuff. You then need to spend a total of 14,000 souls on upgrading/infusing weapons with him in order to inherit his equipment, he will also give you a Titanite Slab if you talk to him after fulfilling this.

  • Inherit Laddersmith Gilligan's equipment

    After completing Earthen Peak and killing the boss, Gilligan will appear at the Pit in Majula. Have him build the 12,000 soul ladder and then talk to him to receive his equipment.

  • Inherit equipment from the head of Vengarl

    For this trophy, you must go to the Fork bonfire in the Shaded Woods and proceed down the foggy path. Hug the left wall and you will eventually come to a pathway leading to Vengarl. Exhaust his dialogue and talk to him until he gives you his equipment.

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