Sorcery (AotA)

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This is an overview of the current Sorcery Dark Souls AotA 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 the Straight Sword Hilt and drop it as you open the Asylum door.
  • Pick up the Shortsword, the Shortbow and the Leather Shield.
  • Kill Asylum Demon, fly to Firelink.

Taurus Demon

  • Get the 6 Firebombs in Firelink.
  • Go through the Undead Burg.
  • Snipe the Undead Merchant from afar with 3 Firebombs and your bow.
  • Lower Undead Burg Skip - Method 2.
  • Free Griggs.
  • Grab the Gold Pine Resin.
  • Use the Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword before triggering the Taurus Demon boss fight.
  • Kill Taurus Demon.

Belfry Gargoyles

  • Run across the Hellkite Drake bridge.
  • Shoot the Hellkite Drake with your Shortbow, use the Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword and cut his tail.
  • Run towards the Sunlight Altar bonfire, pull the lever and equip the Drake Sword.
  • 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 & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos

  • Kill Lautrec of Carim by kicking him off the cliff.
  • Get the Estoc.
  • Go through the Valley of Drakes and pick up Red Tearstone Ring (RTSR). Bone back.
  • Level 10 Intelligence.
  • Pick up the Ring of Favor and Protection (FAP ring) and take the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
  • Equip the FAP ringRing of Favor and Protection and the RTSRRed Tearstone Ring and heal once.
  • Kill Quelaag with moveswapped Drake Sword.
  • Ring the second bell, drop down the hole and go to the Demon Ruins.
  • Ceaseless Skip.
  • Firesage Skip (with the Leather Shield).
  • Kill Centipede Demon with moveswapped Drake Sword.
  • Equip Orange Charred Ring and run to The Bed of Chaos.
  • Kill The Bed of Chaos with Tokhi Bombs and Homeward Bone back to Firelink.

Iron Golem

  • Buy Great Soul Arrow, Great Heavy Soul Arrow, Bellowing Dragon Crest Ring and a Sorcerer's Catalystfrom 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 12 Attunement and 40 Intelligence, attune GSA and GHSA.
  • Head through Sen's Fortress, free Logan (use the Drake Sword).
  • Kill Iron Golem by making him fall with 1 GHSA and 1 GSA/GHSA.

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

  • Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, level 43 Intelligence.
  • Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers.
  • Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough.
  • Kill Gwynevere with the bow, 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(ess) in the forest.
  • Kill Sif, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Dusk of Oolacile

  • Warp back to Firelink Shrine and buy Soul Spear and Fall Control from Griggs. Dupe a bone.
  • Level 19 Attunement. Attune both Soul Spears and Homing Soulmass.
  • Use the sorcerer in the forest and fall damage to get into RTSRRed Tearstone Ring range before Hydra.
  • 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 buttonmash 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 Soulmass/Soul Spear each.
  • Buy Hidden Body from Dusk, dupe a Homeward Bone.

Seath the Scaleless

  • Attune Great Soul Arrow instead of Homing Soulmass, Hidden Body and Fall Control.
  • 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 unequipping the Dusk Crown Ring, healing once and casting Fall Control.
  • Use FC to skip the ladder after Duke Skip.
  • Use falls to get in 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.
  • 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


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 Krey, 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 trigger Kalameet, dupe a Homeward Bone after he disappared.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.