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Dark Souls 2 Walkthrough Part 5: The Lost Bastille

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06 GMT By Staff

Work your way through the Lost Bastille and fight an epic boss battle with the three Ruin Sentinels.

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Climb the stairs and go into the cell on the right and you’ll find two Common Fruits. Keep going up the stairs where there is a bonfire and an open cell on the left. Go up the stairs and down the path ignoring the white knight on the ground. You can see an opening on the wall to the left. Drop below the opening to fight an enemy and his two dogs.

An easier technique here is to climb the ladder to the alcove and fight the dogs first becuase the other enemy takes his time approaching you. When he attacks avoid his lance by attacking from behind where possible. He sweeps wide and has a long reach so don’t expect an easy fight.

Pick up the Twilight Herb he drops and smash the wooden structure in the corner for an Alluring Skull. Smash the other wooden structure and go through the previously hidden opening for a coffer at the end containing a Large Titanite Shard and Estus Flask Shard.

Now head back down the corridor and fight the last dog. Hit the lever and fight two more dogs just after the gate. Light the bonfire and go through the doorframe where you’ll find some chests. Inside you’ll find a good haul of loot; Titanite Shards (x5), Large Titanite Shards (x2), Iron Arrows (x10), and Heavy Bolts (x10). If you come back to this location later (after a few kills) you can talk to the man and open the chest he’s been sitting on for a Craftsman’s Hammer and Twinkling Titanite.

Carry on by leaving the room and going up the stairs to the right. There’s another enemy with a lance but firstly dodge to the left to avoid the barrell he hefts down the stairs. Head down the hall to kill the dog and down the path to the right until you find Gold Pine Resin. There’s another dog to fight and the lance enemy at the end before climbing stairs into the room ahead.

Talk to Lucatiel and he’ll give you a Human Effigy then go back the way you came. Just before the stairs use the broken wall to the left to get onto the balcony – head down the passage to the right and you’ll see a doorway. Brace yourself.

As soon as you enter the room five enemies will rush you from the left and there are two enemies patrolling the stairs. Don’t stand around in that room when the enemies see you, retreat back to the balcony and use the space to your advantage. If you step in and out quickly only the first three will follow you out. It doesn’t even the odds but it makes it less of an ambush.

Now enter the room and go down the stairs in the center, through the hallway at the bottom to the left and you’ll see an enemy climbing a ladder. There’s a Soul of a Proud Knight and another Human Effigy here.

Climb up the ladder or go back up the stairs but do not, under any circumstances, open the door in the room with the stairs – you will fall to your doom.

If you took the stairs hit the lever to open a gate in the room where the guards were. Kill the next two guards then move down the hall. The righthand cell is where the ladder from the other floor leads to. In the open cell on the right there are two Radiant Lifegems. Go through the mist for a boss fight against the three Ruin Sentinels.

Boss Battle: Ruin Sentinel Alessia, Ruin Sentinel Ricce, and Ruin Sentinel Yahim
Reward: Ruin Sentinel Soul

You will fall onto an elevated platform where the first Sentinel (Yahim) attacks. If you’re carrying a shield use it to block his first attack – alternatively dodge as soon as you land on the platform.

If you can stay on the platform to battle Yahim you’ll find this a lot easier. Fall to the floor and all three will attack at once, so it’s best to take Yahim on his own if possible. Up here he uses one of two different attacks. His linear attack is long and you’ll see it coming, which is followed by a circular attack. He also uses two circular attacks.

A good shield is your best friend here for blocking. The first attack can be dodged quite easily but use the shield to block the circular attacks unless you can get behind him. Even behind him he has a big arching attack so be ready to back up if need be. Yahim falls to the floor a few times during the battle but do not be tempted to follow him down. He will jump back up relative to where he falls off so be prepared but also watch that attack as he jumps back up. You have the advantage of height while he’s down below so keep your eyes on him.

With Yahim defeated use a ranged weapon by standing on the short end of the platform and begin attacking Alessia. When Alessia gets too close you can avoid its attacks by backing off to the pillar – if you’re behind the pillar you’re clear from the attack. Alessia will use the same attack pattern as the first Sentinel while you’re on the platform but it will also use a shield to block, so only attack when it’s down.

A good trick here is to attack as soon as Alessia misses the jumping attack – you’ll be able to get one or two hits in depending on what weapon you have equipped. Circle Alessia to avoid attacks, evade where necessary, get a few more hits in and move to the corner of the platform. Because now Ricce jumps up to join the fray.

At this point you can stay on the platform or drop to the area below. If you stay on the platform you limit their attacks due to the space, but they will use their shields to block.

If you drop to the floor you will take some damage and both Sentinels will have more space – as do you. Keep back from them and they will throw their shields. If the shields hit you you’re in serious trouble, but if you dodge the shields they’re now open to attack. You can judge the shield throw easily because the preceding animation takes a while.

Both Sentinels will attack by leaping into the air to land on you, slashing vertically. You can dodge this with quick timing and block with a good shield. But it’s better to evade so you can counter without losing stamina lost from blocking.

If you see the Sentinels spinning around, back off and prepare to guard against what comes next. They unleash an attack that hits multiple times. If you’ve got a good shield and plenty of stamina you can block all of this.

You need to stay close enough to the Sentinels and keep your eye on both of them at the same time. Counter attack after every block or dodge – you’ll only get one or two blows in, but be patient. Try and focus on one enemy at a time here so you reduce the time they gang up on you. Once another one is down it becomes a lot easier.

Once they’re dead go through the small doorway, up the stairs and you’re back in the room you were in earlier. Head around to the right and through the doorway on the right to pick up a Soul of a Nameless Soldier. Walk slowly down the corridor. As soon as you hear something jump back to avoid an explosion.

In the next room is a bonfire. Light it and head back to Majula to level up with your new souls. While in Majula go to the well near the large house and attack it. A stone will fall and you can pick up an Estus Flask Shard.

Head back to The Lost Bastille bonfire and down the ladder. Kill the dog, pick up the Large Club and open the coffer for a Priest’s Chime. Go back up the ladder and head towards the stairs at the far end. Go through that doorway at the top and open the door at the end.

As you move through the doorway an enemy with a lance will attack. Move down to the far left side and roll on the crates on the right but be careful not to roll off the edge. There’s a Human Effigy here. Grab it and go through the doorway on the other side of the walkway.

Kill the next enemy then go down the walkway and through an opening in the wall that’s on the right. Drop to the rooftop below and head right to find Flame Butterflies. Double back into the room you left and go up the stairs through a doorway. Caution! There are explosive barrels here. On the far side of the room is an enemy. These guys dive at you if you get too close so try and use a ranged weapon if you have one. When they dive and hit the floor they sometimes explode dishing out loads of damage. Dodge these enemies wherever possible.

Run up the stairs (don’t worry about the door here) and pull the lever which opens the gate ahead. As three enemies begin to attack, run back to the other room and use ranged weapons to take down two of them. The third waits in the corridor so you can take him out and head to the next room. Smash the pottery and you’ll have to fight another two enemies.

Walk up the stairs and use a ranged weapon to hit the explosive barrel and kill the enemy standing nearby. Up the stairs you’ll fight two more enemies. Open the door for the Skeptic’s Spice. Climb into the cage to the right and head down to the floor below. There’s a coffer with a Wilted Dusk Herb.

Now go back to the cage, leave the room through the gate or the head up the next flight of stairs. Above you are six enemies and a bonfire (you can’t reach the bonfire at this point). Finish off the enemies if you’re feeling brave and pull the lever to open the gate. Head around the path to the right and take down the last guard in the corner. Take the eight Lifegems and look out for the archers above that fire arrows – just run straight into the mist. You are now at Sinner’s Rise.

Back to Dark Souls 2: a complete guide to all locations and bosses.

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  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]