Surviving Crown of the Sunken King

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Crown of the Sunken King, a new DLC for Dark Souls 2, has arrived. You know what that means? New and exciting ways to die! This survival guide by USgamer will help you get the crown of the sunken king AND help you navigate the maps (with dying as little as possible... hopefully).

This guide will NOT help you in PVP so still prepare to get rekt! As always praise the sun.


Starting Tips
  • Unlike Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss, Crown of the Sunken King isn't hard to find: Once you defeat The Rotten and reach the Primal Bonfire of The Black Gulch, you should see a statue very similar to the one located in the Shrine of Winter. Interact with this statue to warp to Shulva, Sanctum City, and unlock the giant door in front of you with the Dragon Talon-which is added to your inventory after purchasing the DLC. If you don't have the DLC, you can place your summon sign in this area for the chance to be summoned into a special, uber-hard optional dungeon. But you should really buy the DLC!
  • While you can travel to this area immediately after defeating The Rotten, it's recommended to hold off on Crown of the Sunken King's content until after you pass through Drangleic Castle. Your milage may vary, of course, but you should be (relatively) comfortable at around level 90-100.
  • Be prepared: enemies in Crown of the Sunken King looove poison, so be sure to have plenty of items on hand to counteract this status effect. This level also contains plenty of tough fights and hazards designed to degrade your weapons, so be sure to have a backup with you, and a few Repair Powders as well.

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