Everything you need to know to defeat Dark Souls 2 DLC, Crown of the Ivory King.
There’s a different structure to the Crown of the Ivory King than there is to the other DLC for Dark Souls 2. The area in Crown of the Ivory King is frozen over with a raging storm. Enemies are frozen in place, chests are frozen shut and locations are blocked. Some enemies are pretty much impossible to see while the storm rages.
Because of this, you must dispel the snow storm before accessing much of the content. To do so, you will need to take the Eye of the Priestess. If you don’t have the Eye of the Priestess the first boss you fight wil be invisible, making it almost impossible.
This walkthrough is structured so that we’ll guide you to the Eye of the Priestess as quickly as possible. Once the storm is thawed, each significant location is split off for you to track back and explore.
Before starting you’ll want to make sure you have a ranged weapon with plenty of ammo, Repair Powder (because your weapons will degrade quickly against frozen enemies), and armour with a high magic defense (preferably with high defense against fire too)
You can also expect to find the following dropped from enemies:
Charred Knight of Loyce – Charred Loyce Shield, Charred Loyce Armor Set
Charred Mage of Loyce – Charred Loyce Armor Set
Frozen Giant – Wilted Duck Herb
Frozen Hound – Soul of a Lost Undead, Soul of a Nameless Soldier, Human Effigy
Frozen Soldier – Ice Rapier, Radiant Lifegem, Amber Herb
Frozen Warrior – Ice Rapier, Radiant Lifegem, Amber Herb
Ice Golem – Twinkling Titanite
Prisoner – Prisoner’s Armor Set, Lifegem, Small Blur Burr
Rampart Golem – Rampart Golem Shield, Rampart Golem Lance, Rampart Golem Armor Set
Rampart Golem (Invader) – Rampart Golem Armor Set
Retainer – Retainer’s Robe, Retainer’s Short Sword
Retainer Mage – Retainer Robe
Retainer Wizard – Retainer Robe, Retainer Staff
Snow Slug – Ivory Warrior Ring