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Dark Souls 2 Walkthrough Part 4: No-Man’s Wharf

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:05 GMT By Staff

We teach you how to avoid the monsters, summon the ship and fight the boss battle with the Flexile Sentry.

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One thing you should know about this area – all the enemies are tough but you can weaken them with a Pharros’ Lockstone.

Firstly you’ll have to avoid the archer across the sea, who will constanlty fire arrows in your direction. Go down the stairs to the left and kill the enemy, then head over the small wooden ship. There’s a room on the left with two enemies, so take them down too. Now head up the stairs and you’ll find a Titanite Shard in a chest.

Go through the doorway and kill the enemy outside. This type of enemy uses the Estus Flask to regain health if you give him space to do so, so stay close and don’t let up ragging on him. There’s a Soul of a Proud Knight at the end of the platform. Go back downstairs and through the doorway and head left. Fight two more enemies then head left again. Drop into the water and pick up a Large Soul of a Lost Undead and a Lifegem.

Follow the wooden path and kill the enemy then go to the house on the left and kill the enemy inside. There are three Dark Pine Resins inside the house. Leave and head left into a building that looks quite dilapidated. Smash the crates in the corner and you’ll bag yourself 10 Iron Arrows.

Leave that building and go right where there are several enemies at the top of the stairs. Don’t fight them, but instead walk halfway up the steps and head right to fight two soldiers, then get inside the garrison.

There are three enemies to deal with on the ground floor and you’ll find a coffer to the left with Bandit Axe, Brigand Hood, Brigand Armour, Brigand Gauntlets, and Brigand Trousers in it. Now head to the second floor to take down two more enemies. In the chest you’ll net Repair Powder and a Titanite Shard.

Now head back downstairs and out the door. On the ground by the edge of the cliff you’ll see a face, so insert a Pharros’ Lockstone in to light the place up. That should weaken the beasts in this area and prevent them from moving around freely. Head forward and down a small wooden ramp to the left and you’ll come across a Large Soul of a Proud Knight and three Small Smooth and Silky Stones.

Now you need to drop to the ledge below and go up the stairs to the far right. Don’t take these enemies on head-on, instead head into the building on the left and use the stairs there to reach the top. Take out the one enemy on its own, then move through the doorway into the building across from you. Take down the other enemy there, then go to the edge of the doorway and wait for the other enemy to spot you. Lure him into the building and fight him there.

That just leaves one soldier and his dog. If you’ve got a ranged weapon you can kill them from the safety of the building. Go left up the stairs and around a corner and you’ll come face to face with three beasts. If you illuminated the area with the Pharros’ Lockstone (you did, right?) you’ll find it easy. If you didn’t you’ll have to fight them, but you can keep nipping down the stairs to top up your health as they won’t follow.

Sitting on the edge of the cliff is a Large Soul of a Lost Undead and an Emit Force. Head into the building ahead and get a ranged weapon ready. Open the door on the left and you’ll see two beasts but they’re too big to come through the door and it takes them a while to break down the wall. Go crazy with your ranged weapon and get as many hits in as you can.

Head to the room next door and there’s a third room at the top of the stairs. Go up and fight another two beasts and go through the door to speak with Gavlan in the corner. He has poison weapons for sale and other goods, and you can sell off some of the items in your own inventory. Help yourself to the contents of two chests, although the one on the right is trapped with poison so have medicine ready. Inside you’ll find a pair of Silver Talisman and a Greatsword.

Head back downstairs and outside and go left into the next building. There’s an enemy on the bottom floor – teach him a lesson – then go upstairs for another fight. Out on the balcony, go up the stairs to the left and pul the lever on the platform. This will summon the ship. There are two Lifegems and a Homeward Bone just below you.

Go back inside the house and down the stairs. There are 10 Fire Arrows in the middle of the stairs and two demonic beasts on the floor below. Again, use ranged attacks to stop them from teaming up on you, and when they get too close finish them off with melee attacks.

There’s a door in the corner – head through that and to the right and down the rocky ramp. Now, we recommend cleaning up a little here. In the house on the right there is a guard upstairs. Finish him off and go to the third floor and through a short hallway. There’s a rope – pull it – and you’ve connected the previous area to this one.

Now it’s okay to return to the rocky ramp and down the stairs. In the building to the left you’ll find two more demonic beasts. Head down the path and you’ll pick up a Human Effigy and two Lifegems on the row boat. Follow the pier to the right but watch out for the two guards hiding below.

Carry along the pier as it turns to the left, then up the stairs and speak with Carhillion. If you’re a magic user Carhillion is useful, if not, he’s not a lot of good to you. Now head back to the pier and veer right towards the ship.

As you set foot on the ship be sure to take down the archer on the left . Two guards will come running from the other side of the ship. Kill them both and the remaining archer near the wheel. Head back to the ship deck and through the doorway. Go down the stairs and through the mist for another boss battle.

Boss Battle: Flexile Sentry
Reward: Flexile Sentry Soul

There are three techniques to taking down the Flexile Sentry. Firstly, get a weapon equipped that can be used at a distance. The second is to use the mast in the middle of the room to stop him from getting too close with jumping attacks.

But the most important thing in this battle is to take on the Flexile Sentry quickly as the room is filling with water. The higher the water level becomes, the tougher the battle as it becomes really hard to evade attacks.

The Sentry has too different attacks. One side attacks with two clubs with spikes on them, while the other uses two swords. Both are long-range attacks but they come less frequently from the clubbed side. If you work the room to stay close to the club side it’s an easier fight.

Make sure you use the mast as a barrier to stop any long-range attacks from the Sentry. It will attack with one horizontal attack or two vertical, and it can follow those with an extra double club attack. Following that attack take full advantage and counter with as many attacks of your own as you can fit in. Remember: speed is essential here. The Sentry hardly ever uses one single attack so always be prepared for at least two strikes before you begin to counter. If you’re too close to the Sentry you’ll trigger a third attack.

When the Sentry is dead, go through the doorway and up the ladder. You’ll find a coffer with a Pyromancy Flame and a Fireball. Examine the circular object in the far corner to watch a cut-scene. Now head down the pier and to the left, through the corridor and into the room.

Get in the lift and go to the floor up, and in the middle cell you’ll find a Soul of a Proud Knight and a Radiant Lifegem. To enter the Lost Bastille, go through the doorway and up the stairs.

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    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]