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This is an overview of the current Sorcery Dark Souls All Bosses route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.


Asylum Demon

  • Start as Thief with Black Firebombs.
  • Kill Asylum Demon with the Firebombs on the first encounter.
  • Pick up the Target Shield and the Bandit's Knife.
  • Speak with Oscar and fly to Firelink.

Taurus Demon

  • Go through the Undead Burg and snipe the Undead Merchant from afar with 2 of your Black Firebombs.
  • Lower Undead Burg Skip - Method 2.
  • Free Griggs.
  • Grab the the Gold Pine Resin.
  • Use the Gold Pine Resin on the Bandit's Knife before triggering the Taurus Demon encounter.
  • Kill Taurus Demon.

Belfry Gargoyles

  • Run across the Hellkite Drake bridge and wait on the right side for the initial fire to pass by.
  • Run towards the Sunlight Altar bonfire on the left side of the bridge to avoid the Drake's fire and pull the lever.
  • Run through the Undead Church, send the elevator down to Firelink Shrine (don't go down yourself).
  • Kill Gargoyles with resined Bandit's Knife, ring the bell and dupe the Homeward Bone.

Chaos Witch Quelaag

  • Buy Great Soul Arrow, Fall Control and Sorcerer Catalyst from Griggs in Firelink.
  • Make Lautrec fall down the cliff and go down to New Londo Ruins (drop all weapons except the Demon's Great Hammer, Sorcerer Catalyst and your Target Shield).
  • Go through the Valley of Drakes.
  • Grab the Red Tearstone Ring (RTSR) and dupe the Homeward Bone.
  • Level 12 Attunement and 20 Intelligence. Attune both your spells.
  • Go down to New Londo Ruins again, pick up Ring of Favor and Protection (FAP ring) on the way, equip both rings on the elevator and make sure to equip your catalyst as well.
  • Cast Fall Control on the elevator and send it back up. Do a Fall Control Quitout down to the swamp in Blighttown.
  • Kill Quelaag by stunning her with Great Soul Arrows, equip Soul of Quelaag, ring the second bell, dupe the soul and a Homeward Bone.

Iron Golem

  • Buy Great Heavy Soul Arrow and Bellowing Dragon Crest Ring from Griggs.
  • Go up the elevator from Firelink Shrine to Undead Parish, dupe Soul of Quelaag 4 times, use it up on the 5th time.
  • Rest at Undead Parish bonfire, level 33 Intelligence and attune Great Heavy Soul Arrow over Fall Control.
  • Head through Sen's Fortress, free Logan by breaking the wall with one of the Serpent Soldier's attacks and talking to him.
  • Get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range with Boulder Skip (equip Thief Mask and Black Leather chest piece).
  • Kill Iron Golem by knocking him off the edge (2 Great Heavy Soul Arrows on the legs).

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

  • Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, level 40 Intelligence.
  • Use Core of an Iron Golem on the elevator.
  • Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers.
  • Break the FAPRing of Favor and Protection ring by equiping the Bellowing Dragon Crest Ring
  • Get RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range from falls or the Silver Knight at the bottom of the stairs.
  • Jump over the railing of the stairs.
  • Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough.
  • Use Smough's Soul on the elevator, kill Gwynevere with 1 Great Soul Arrow.
  • Dupe a Homeward Bone and warp to Firelink Shrine.

Great Grey Wolf Sif

  • Buy Homing Soulmass and Soul Spear from Logan in Firelink and make sure to listen to all of his dialogue after closing his menu.
  • Place the Lordvessel, attune Soul Spear and Homing Soulmass and warp to Undead Parish.
  • Kill Andre of Astora with 2 Soul Spears.
  • Run to the Darkroot Garden bonfire, open the door with the Crest of Artorias and Save & Quit.
  • Rest at the bonfire.
  • Go towards Sif, get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range by using the knight (actually dame) in the forest.
  • Kill Sif, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Moonlight Butterfly

  • Head straight for the foggate, dupe Soul of Sif twice after entering the fight.
  • Kill Moonlight Butterfly by casting 1 Homing Soulmass immediately after the 2 dupes, then cast 2 Soul Spears.
  • Bone out.

Dusk of Oolacile

  • Warp back to Firelink Shrine and buy Soul Spear and Fall Control from Griggs. Dupe a bone.
  • Level 18-19 Attunement. Attune both Soul Spears, Homing Soulmass and Fall Control.
  • Use the sorcerer in the forest and/or fall damage to get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range before Hydra.
  • Do a Fall Control Quitout down the ladder or slide the ladder down.
  • Kill Hydra with 3 Soul Spears.
  • Run towards the spawn point of the Golden Golem, quit out to spawn it, kill it using 1 Homing Soulmass and 2 Soul Spears.
  • Talk to Dusk of Oolacile, say 'yes' to her (you can just mash through the dialogue, it defaults to 'yes').
  • Go back to her Summon Sign near where the Hydra was, summon her and while she's being summoned kill the 2 Crystal Golems aggroing you with 1 Homing Soulmass/Soul Spear each.
  • Buy Hidden Body from Dusk, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Seath the Scaleless

  • Get 19 Attunement if you don't have it already.
  • Attune Great Soul Arrow instead of Homing Soulmass, and Hidden Body.
  • Warp to Anor Londo. Head to The Duke's Archives.
  • Dupe Soul of Sif, equip Dusk Crown Ring over RTSRRed Tearstone Ring, get the Broken Pendant by casting Hidden Body on the elevator and then casting 3 Soul Spears on the Crystal Golem.
  • Duke Skip after casting Fall Control just beforehand.
  • Use a Fall Control Quitout to skip the ladder after Duke Skip.
  • Use falls and the Dusk Crown Ring to get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Cast Hidden Body to not get Clams in the Seath fight.
  • Break the Primordial Crystal with 1 Great Soul Arrow and kill Seath with your remaining 6 Soul Spears.
  • Pop/Dupe Soul of Sif and dupe a Homeward Bone.

Sanctuary Guardian

  • Head towards the DLCDownloadable Content portal, ringswap and fall down next to the ladder on the way for RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Again, use Fall Control to skip the ladder or slide it down.
  • Get the Antiquated Set.
  • Activate the portal, don't take the bonfire.
  • Equip the Crown of Dusk on the foggate, kill Sanctuary Guardian with 3 Soul Spears.

Knight Artorias

  • Royal Wood Skip.
  • Cast Fall Control and jump down the cliff to the left.
  • Quitout when you reach the stairs, cast Hidden Body when you spawn in and go trigger Kalameet. Kill the dogs with Great Soul Arrows on the way.
  • Kill Artorias.

Manus, Father of the Abyss

  • Rest at the Oolacile Township bonfire. Level 52 Intelligence.
  • Fall Control Quitout down the elevator. Use Hidden Body and the elevator you just dropped onto to get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range. Kill the Mimic with 1 Soul Spear for the Crest Key, get rid of the monkey with 1 Great Soul Arrow. Heal once if your health is too low to survive the next drops and equip the Dusk Crown Ring.
  • Use your next Hidden Body before dropping down after getting the Crest Key, run through the the area with the 2 Bloated Sorcerers, Fall Control Quitout down the next elevator after the Chained Prisoner.
  • Kill the Bloated Sorceress next to Dark Bead with 1 Great Soul Arrow and pick it up. Use Ringswap and the drop before the foggate for RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Kill Manus, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Black Dragon Kalameet

  • Attune Dark Bead.
  • Go up to Hawkeye Gough's tower, make him shoot Kalameet.
  • Go towards Kalameet, equip the Dusk Crown Ring as you go through the foggate.
  • Drop down into the fight by using the ledge with the Crystal Lizard, switch out the Dusk Crown Ring for RTSRRed Tearstone Ring after the fall.
  • Kill Kalameet, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Four Kings

  • Warp to Firelink Shrine, rest there, level up Vitality if you want to (you want to either have 14-16 or 23-26 until the Kiln).
  • Get RTSRRed Tearstone Ring from the elevator down to New Londo Ruins and do the Seal_Skip with Fall Control.
  • Kill Four Kings, 2x Dark Bead on each King. Homeward Bone back.

Stray Demon

  • Head towards the crow's nest, activate it.
  • Ringswap (make sure to have the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring and RTSRRed Tearstone Ring equipped again) and use Hidden Body before falling down to Stray Demon.
  • Kill Stray Demon, climb up the ladder, pick up the Peculiar Doll, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Capra Demon

  • Run to the Undead Burg, use Hidden Body, drop down to the Lower Undead Burg.
  • Kill Capra Demon, one Dark Bead is enough. Heal once and quit out immediately after you see the "Victory Achieved" message.

Gaping Dragon

  • Head towards the Depths, jump over the railing to the Butcher, drop down the hole.
  • Slide down the water slide on the left side, next to the Giant Rat.
  • Kill Gaping Dragon with 2x Dark Bead. Dupe a Homeward Bone.

Pinwheel & Gravelord Nito

  • Head towards the Catacombs, drop down to the Bonewheel Skeletons with Fall Control.
  • Kill Pinwheel.
  • Ringswap and equip Thief Chest and Gloves as you go through the Nito foggate.
  • Use Hidden Body and kill Nito, then Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.

Ceaseless Discharge & Demon Firesage & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos

  • Go down to the Demon Ruins, pop Soul of Manus on the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
  • Do Fall Control Blighttown Drop.
  • Rest at the bonfire in the Demon Ruins, level 14-16/23-26 Vitality if you haven't already.
  • Ringswap and slide down the cliff next to the bonfire to get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Kill Ceaseless Discharge. Darksign out afterwards.
  • Head through the Demon Ruins.
  • Kill Demon Firesage.
  • Use Fall Control for faster way to Centipede.
  • Kill Centipede Demon.
  • Equip Orange Charred Ring and run to The Bed of Chaos.
  • Kill The Bed of Chaos with Tokhi Bombs, use the Darksign and warp to Anor Londo.

Crossbreed Priscilla

  • Go down the elevator, get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range from the drops.
  • Go to the rafters, cast Fall Control and drop down to the painting.
  • Go through the Painted World, kill Undead Dragon with 2 Dark Beads, cast Fall Control while it's dying.
  • Make the Undead Dragon Legs stand up with a jump attack. Drop down behind them.
  • Kill Priscilla, exit the Painted World.

Dark Sun Gwyndolin

  • Run through the cathedral, up the elevator staircase and push the lever to make it go down. Cast Fall Control to be able to drop onto the stairs without taking damage.
  • Kill Gwyndolin, darksign out.

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

  • Enter the Kiln of the First Flame.
  • Get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range by Toggle Escaping a running backstab from the first Black Knight.
  • Kill Gwyn with 2 Dark Beads.