Black Knight Halberd Any% No Wrong Warp

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This is an overview of the current Black Knight Halberd (BKH) Dark Souls Any% No Wrong Warp route with Sen's Gate Skip and Firesage Elevator Clip.

Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.

Overview

  • There are 2 different starts with roughly the same time - either using frame dupes or doing quantity storage at Andre.
    • Frame dupes are slightly faster if you successfully get both dupes, with 1 dupe it is about the same speed and it is slower with no dupes.

Asylum Demon

  • Start as Thief with Black Firebombs.
  • Keep the Sword Hilt.
  • Kill Asylum Demon with bombs.
  • Pick up the Target Shield, don't pick up the knife.
  • Quitout next to the breakable wall.
  • Get Estus and Key from Oscar.
  • Leave the Asylum.
  • Take the elevator to New Londo Ruins, use the Humanity (dupe it if you can).
  • Drop the Demon's Great Hammer and the Sword Hilt.
  • Send the elevator back up.

Option 1: Frame Dupe Start

  • Pick up the Estoc, 1k soul, 2k soul and Red Tearstone Ring (RTSR) in valley of drakes.
  • Take the elevator to Darkroot, attempt to frame dupe the 2k soul twice.
    • If you fail the first dupe on the 2k soul, pop and attempt to dupe the 1k soul.
  • Pick up the Grass Crest Shield.
  • Kill the Black Knight and get the Black Knight Halberd (BKHBlack Knight Halberd).
  • Pick up the Longbow.
  • Kill the crystal lizard (punch and firebomb).
  • Go to Blacksmith Andre.
    • Duped 2k soul twice: buy 4 shards, Weapon Smithbox and Warpick, upgrade Warpick +3, level 13 STRStrength at bonfire.
    • Duped 2k soul or 1k soul once: buy 4 shards and Warpick, upgrade Warpick +3, level 13 STRStrength at bonfire.
    • Did not get any dupes: buy 4 shards and Warpick, upgrade Warpick +3, level 12 STRStrength at bonfire.
  • Perform Sen's Gate Skip.

Option 2: Quantity Storage Start

  • Pick up the Estoc, 2k soul and Red Tearstone Ring (RTSR) in valley of drakes.
  • Upwarp on the elevator to Darkroot.
  • Pick up the Grass Crest Shield.
  • Kill the Black Knight and get the Black Knight Halberd (BKHBlack Knight Halberd).
  • Pick up the Longbow.
  • Kill the crystal lizard (punch and firebomb).
  • Go to Blacksmith Andre.
  • Buy the Weapon Smithbox and the Warpick.
  • Perform Quantity Storage using the Feather Arrows to buy titanite shards.
  • Pop the 2k soul.
  • Upgrade warpick to +5 at the bonfire.
  • Perform Sen's Gate Skip.

Iron Golem/Ornstein and Smough

  • Switch the order of Warpick and BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Head through Sen's Fortress and kill Iron Golem with moveswapped Warpick.
    • Dupes/QS: running attack, R2, R2 for stagger, R1, running attack to fall.
    • No Dupes: 3 running attacks to stagger, R1, running attack to fall.
  • Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire.
    • If you bought the smithbox: upgrade the BKHBlack Knight Halberd to +2, level 13 END, 22 STRStrength, 18 DEXDexterity.
    • If you did not buy the smithbox: level 11 END 25 STRStrength 18 DEXDexterity.
  • Dupe Core of an Iron Golem on the elevator.
  • While rotating the stairs switch the order of BKHBlack Knight Halberd and Warpick
  • Kill Ornstein and Smough with moveswapped BKHBlack Knight Halberd and RTSRRed Tearstone Ring.
  • Pop Core of an Iron Golem on the elevator.
  • Kill Gwynevere, get the Lordvessel.
  • Take the bonfire, level 12 VITVitality 16 END 25 STRStrength.
  • Warp to Firelink Shrine.
  • Drop the Warpick and the Target Shield.

Sif

  • Warp to Undead Parish.
  • Go to Andre and buy the Crest of Artorias.
    • If you don't already have it buy the Weapon Smithbox and upgrade BKHBlack Knight Halberd+2.
  • Prepare RTSRRed Tearstone Ring setup with the Titanite Demon.
    • Take a counter hit from a lightning attack and block another lightning attack for RTSRRed Tearstone Ring.
  • Open the sealed door and quitout.
  • Pick up the Stone Armor and get the Hornet Ring.
  • Take some fall damage on the way to get in RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Kill Sif with the BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Darksign quickly after the fight to keep the souls.

Quelaag/Firesage/Centipede/Bed of Chaos

  • Take the elevator to New Londo Ruins and leave it down
  • Kill the blowdart sniper with a firebomb and then do a Fall Damage Cancel plunge.
  • Consume the Purple Moss Clump when in mid RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range.
  • Kill Quelaag with BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Heal once with Estus.
  • Drop down to the elevator and perform Firesage Elevator Clip.
  • Kill Firesage with BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Equip the Thief Armor and unequip the BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Heal with twin humanity
  • Kill Centipede Demon with BKHBlack Knight Halberd
    • RTSRRed Tearstone Ring: roll over the first bit of lava to avoid damage, jog over the second bit for 2 ticks then roll.
    • If you take damage on the first bit, roll over the second bit.
  • Heal and equip the Orange Charred Ring.
  • Kill Bed of Chaos.
  • Dupe a Homeward Bone.

4 Kings

  • Rest and level 28 STRStrength 28 END.
  • Pull the lever for the elevator, equip Estoc, Shield, Stone Chestpiece and Gloves, and quitout.
  • Backstep 4 times and R1 to get a running attack, remove the stone armor
  • Perform Seal Skip.
  • Kill 4 Kings with moveswapped BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
    • 1st King: 2 running attacks, regenerate stamina, running attack, r1, running attack.
    • 2nd King: 4 running attacks.
    • If you miss a hit on the first king: 5 rolling attacks, then regenerate stamina, running attack, r1, running attack.
  • Talk to Kaathe and say yes.
  • Place the Lordvessel.
  • Warp to Anor Londo.

Seath

  • Dupe Soul of Sif twice on each elevator.
  • Perform Duke Skip, don't heal the fall damage.
  • Take fall damage from skipping the ladder or from drops in the crystal caves to setup RTSRRed Tearstone Ring.
  • Kill the crystal lizards
  • Kill Seath with moveswapped BKHBlack Knight Halberd
  • Pop Soul of Sif and Homeward Bone

Pinwheel/Nito

  • Upgrade BKHBlack Knight Halberd to +4.
  • Level 24 VITVitality and warp to Firelink Shrine.
  • Activate the lever in Catacombs and Quitout.
  • Catacombs Fall Damage Cancel drop.
  • Kill Pinwheel with moveswapped BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
  • Run through Tomb of Giants
  • Kill Nito with BKHBlack Knight Halberd.
    • Use Stone Armor and GCS, can optionally go for RTSRRed Tearstone Ring.
  • Darksign.

Gwyn

  • Offer the souls to the Lordvessel.
  • Take a counter hit from the knight's running attack to setup RTSRRed Tearstone Ring.
  • Equip the Hornet Ring
  • Kill Gwyn
    • Riposte, R1, Riposte