Black Knight Greatsword Any% Kiln Skip

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This is an overview of the current Black Knight Greatsword (BKGS) Dark Souls Any% Kiln Skip route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.

Overview

Asylum Demon

  • Start as Hunter with Master Key.
  • Unequip all weapons and armour, drop the Straight Sword Hilt as you open the Asylum door.
  • Pick up the Shortsword, the Shortbow and the Large Leather Shield.
  • Kill Asylum Demon, fly to Firelink.

Taurus Demon

  • Go through the Undead Burg.
  • Grab the Gold Pine Resin.
  • Use the Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword before entering the Taurus Demon foggate and kill the Crystal Lizard in the barrel.
  • Kill Taurus Demon.

Belfry Gargoyles

  • Run across the Hellkite Drake bridge.
  • Shoot the Hellkite Drake with your bow, use Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword and cut his tail.
  • Run towards the Sunlight Altar bonfire, pull the lever and equip the Drake Sword.
  • Go up the tower to the Black Knight, kill him by riposting once and attacking twice afterwards, getting you the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword. Drop down the tower.
  • Run through the Undead Church, send the elevator down to Firelink Shrine (don't go down yourself).
  • Kill Gargoyles with Drake Sword, ring the bell and dupe the Homeward Bone.

Chaos Witch Quelaag

  • Level 22 Strength and 18 Dexterity.
  • Kick Lautrec off the cliff, then Save & Quit when you get the 1000 souls. Load your character and pick up Ring of Favor and Protection (FAP ring).
  • Head down towards New Londo Ruins (drop all weapons on the elevator except BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword, Shortbow and Large Leather Shield).
  • Grab the Estoc and head towards Blighttown by going through Valley of Drakes.
  • Do Blighttown drop.
  • Kill Quelaag with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword, ring the second bell, then Homeward Bone.

Iron Golem

  • Level 17 Endurance and 23 Strength,
  • Go up the elevator from Firelink Shrine to Undead Parish and use Soul of Quelaag on the elevator.
  • Talk to Andre and reinforce the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword to +2.
  • Head through Sen's Fortress, equip Leather Armour for Boulder Skip.
  • Kill Iron Golem with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword. He will fall off with two running attacks.

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

  • Heal up on the elevator.
  • Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers.
  • Jump over the railing of the stairs and moveswap the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword with the Estoc.
  • Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough.
  • Kill Gwynevere with the bow, then use the Darksign (warp to Firelink Shrine if you took any bonfires).

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

  • Enter Firelink Altar, moveswap, then do the Kiln Skip.
  • Kill Gwyn with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword (video).