Dark Souls Trophy Guide

Dark Souls Trophy Guide

Welcome to our Dark Souls Trophy Guide & Roadmap! In this guide you will find a list of every trophy in Dark Souls and tips and strategies on how to earn them all!

Dark Souls Trophy Guide & Roadmap

  • Online Trophies: None, but online can be optionally used in order to attain trophies based off of weapons.
  • Minimum Playthroughs: Three in order to attain the Knight’s Honor trophy. Planning on covenants and Boss Soul usage is important. Follow our Game Progress Route for an easier time
  • Missable Trophies: The multiple covenants found throughout the game can be missed on first playthrough. There are also two optional bosses found within the game that may also be missed.
  • Glitched Trophies: None.

In order to achieve all of the trophies found within this Dark Souls Trophy Guide on one character you must collect all of the unique weapons found within the game along with all of the pyromancies and spells as well. For more information about this game you can visit the Dark Souls Wiki.

 The Dark Soul

Attain all other trophies found throughout the game.

Self explanatory, but not exactly easy! The platinum trophy is acquired when all other trophies are unlocked.


¬†Knight’s Honor

Acquire all of the unique weapons found within the game.

In order to acquire this trophy you must make every boss soul weapon in the game, with a few bosses having more than one unique boss soul weapon. Once these souls are collected you can have the Giant Blacksmith make your boss soul weapons. You must also acquire the weapons found after severing the tails of the Bridge Wyvern, Gaping Dragon, Seath the Scaleless, Priscilla, and the Everlasting Dragon. Other unique weapons that must be found are the weapons dropped by the silver knights, stone knights, and black knights. Certain NPC invaders will also drop weapons that you will need. You must also acquire the Giant’s Halberd, the crest shield, crescent axe, channeler’s trident and the demon’s spear. All other unique weapons can be found within chests and from joining different covenants. A full list is here


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Wisdom of a Sage

Acquire all of the sorceries found within the game.

Many of the spells that you must have within this game must bought from the mages that you interact with, one of whom you must save and exhaust all dialogue options from. Additionally, two of these spells are acquired after the death of the two mages. There are only two spells that must be found within the game that are not sold one being Strong Magic Shield and the other Remedy. Also keep in mind that you may need a high intelligence in order to purchase these spells from the NPCs. A full list of Sorceries and where to find them can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Prayer of a Maiden

Acquire all of the miracles found within the game. .

Much like ‘Wisdom of a Sage’ many of the miracles in the game you will have to purchase, however it is recommended that you buy these miracles as soon as you can. Additionally, there are seven miracles that you must collect from the game’s covenants: Gravelord Servant, Blade of the Dark Moon, and Warrior of Sunlight. One of these miracles will also require a Soul of Gwyn in order to receive it. There are also an additional five miracles that must be found throughout Lordran; two of them can be found by killing two of the Piascas found within the Duke’s Archives while the other three can be found in Ash Lake, the Catacombs, and the Painted World of Ariamis. A full list of the Miracles and where to find them can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Bond of a Pyromancer

Acquire all of the pyromancies found within the game.

Like the trophies above, many of the pyromancies found within this game must be bought by the many different pyromancers that you can find. You must also join the Chaos Servant covenant in order to acquire two pyromancies, however you can only acquire one after ranking up within the covenant. There are also four other pyromancies that you must find that are located in Lost Izalith, the Painted World of Ariamis, and Blighttown. A full list of Pyromancies and where to find them can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Way of White

Join the Way of White covenant.

One of the easiest covenants to join, the quickest way to join is to talk to Petrus after arriving at Firelink Shrine. He will ask you to join the covenant, once he asks say ‘yes’ and you will be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide¬†Covenant: Princess’s Guard

Join the Princess’s Guard covenant.

In order to join this covenant, you must have acquired the Lordvessel from Gwynevere; after this talk with her again and she will offer you the ability to join her covenant, select ‘yes’ and you will be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Blade of the Darkmoon

Join the Blade of the Darkmoon covenant.

In order to join this covenant you must have the Darkmoon Seance Ring that is found within the Catacombs. After this head down the lower bonfire of Anor Londo, the one that is in a lower room after you have lowered the rotating platform. If you have the ring the statue in front of the bonfire will disappear, head down towards the boss fog, here you will find the ability to kneel, do so, once you do you will be asked to join the covenant select ‘yes’ and you will be initiated into the Blade of the Darkmoon.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Warrior of Sunlight 

Join the Warrior of Sunlight covenant. 

In order to join into this covenant a requirement of 25 faith is needed, however this can be avoided if you help at least 4 people with the white soapstone. After you have met the requirements to join, you will have to cross the bridge the Hellkite Wyvern guards in the Undead Burg. Once you’ve arrived at the other side, you’ll see a doorway on the right hand side, go here and pray to the broken altar. Once you have prayed you will be asked to join the covenant. Select ‘yes’ and you’ll have joined.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Forest Hunter 

Join the Forest Hunter covenant.

There are two ways to join this covenant, one requiring the Crest of Artorias, that you purchase from Blacksmith Andrei. Once you have bought the crest, head down to the bonfire guarded by an illusory wall and use the crest to open the door. After the door has been unlocked you will have to fight NPCs guarding the forest: be mindful as they are quite powerful. Then head towards the stone structure to find a cat named Alvina. The second way is a little more difficult and is only recommended if you do not have the souls for the crest. Head down to Darkroot Basin, once there you will have to fight the Hydra and Crystal Golems. Upon the defeat of the enemies there head up the latter found on the left side of the basin. Once you have scaled this and another latter found on the other side of the river head across the walkway. You will eventually have to fight three large cats, after their defeat head through the forest, eventually you will find a stone structure and within it a cat named Alvina. Once you’ve reached Alvina she will ask you two questions select ‘yes’ for both and you will be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Darkwraith 

Join the Darkwraith covenant.

Missable: In order to join this covenant, you will have to defeat the Four Kings that lurk within New Londo Ruins but you must still have the Lordvessel – do not place it via Frampt before doing this section (Depending on how far in the game you are you may also end up killing Ingward if you do not have the Lordvessel). After defeating the kings, a Primordial Serpent named Kaathe will appear. They will ask you a question once you talk to them select ‘yes‘ and you will be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Path of the Dragon 

Join the Path of the Dragon covenant.

In order to join this covenant you must have access to Blight Town. Once you do and you have gotten to the swamp at the bottom head towards a hollow tree, here there will be two illusory walls that guard the Great Hollow. After making your way down through this hollow tree, you will eventually end up in Ash Lake. It is recommended that you activate the bonfire here before going through the rest of the lake. At the end of the area you will find the Everlasting Dragon pray to it and select ‘yes‘ you will then be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Gravelord Servant 

Join the Gravelord Servant covenant.

Found within the catacombs, you will have to find an open coffin near a Titanite demon. Enter into the coffin and wait for 10-15 seconds once you have done this a cutscene will start and after this cutscene you will find yourself in the Tomb of the Giants. Walk up to Gravelord Nito and pray to him, you will be given to option to join his covenant select ‘yes‘ and you will be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Covenant: Chaos Servant 

Join the Chaos Servant covenant.

After your battle with Quelaag head over to the bell, you will find a staircase leading down a level. Once you have descended you will find an illusory wall, speak to the creature here. You will be asked a question, once asked say ‘yes‘, once it has moved aside speak to the woman found at the side of the bonfire. Select ‘Enter Covenant’ and you’ll be initiated into the covenant.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Strongest Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a regular path using titanite shards, large titanite shards, titanite chunks, and a titanite slab.

These resources can all be found off of enemy drops. These enemies being: Undead Soldiers, Red Cape Knights, Slime, Steel Knights, Bloated Heads (DLC), Crystal Lizards, Black Knights, Giants, and Darkwraiths. Some of them can also be bought from smiths throughout Lordran as well. During every NG sequence the player is given the chance to acquire 2-3 regular titanite slabs, depending on if they have DLC installed. One can be found as a drop after the defeat of the Stray Demon upon returning to the Northern Undead Aslyum, another can be received after completing the Siegmeyer’s storyline, and the last can be found behind a waterfall in Kalameet’s boss area. These slabs can also be farmed from the Darkwraiths found in New Londo ruins as well. These ascensions are all provided by Andrei of Astora in the Undead Parish, as long as the player has the Large Ember and the Very Large Ember. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Crystal Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a crystal path using titanite chunks and a titanite slab.

In order to upgrade a weapon into the crystal path you must first upgrade a weapon to +10 with titanite shards and large titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +10 the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo can ascend it to the crystal path. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Lightning Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a lightning path using titanite chunks and a titanite slab.

In order to upgrade a weapon into the lightning path you must first upgrade a weapon to +10 with titanite shards and large titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +10 the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo can ascend it to the lightning path. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Raw Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a raw path using large titanite shards.

In order to upgrade a weapon into the raw path you must first upgrade a weapon to +5 with titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +5 Andrei of Astora in the Undead Parish can ascend it to the Raw path.  Then promptly discard the weapon as it is now a shitty one and using it will make people laugh at you. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Magic Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a magic path using green shards, blue chunks, and a blue slab.

These resources can be found off of enemy drops. These enemies being: Slime, Swamp Leeches, Oolacile Sorcerers (DLC), Crystal Golems, Black Knights, Crystal Lizards, and Moonlight Butterflies. During each NG the player has a chance to acquire one to two Blue Slabs depending on if they have DLC installed. One of these can be found within the Crystal Caves after killing the first Golden Golem and the other can be found within a pond in the Royal Woods. These slabs can also be farmed from the Moonlight Butterflies within the Crystal Caves as well.These ascensions are all provided by Rickhert of Vinheim in New Londo Ruins, as long as you have the Large Magic Ember.In order to upgrade a weapon to the magic path you must first upgrade a weapon to +5 with titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +5, Rickhert of Vinheim can upgrade it to a magic path. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Enchanted Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with an enchanted path using blue chunks and a blue slab.

In order to upgrade a weapon to the enchanted path you must first upgrade a weapon into a +5 ascended magic weapon with green titanite shards. After a weapon has been properly upgraded it can be taken to Rickhert of Vinheim and he will be able to ascend it provided that you have the Enchanted Ember with you. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Divine Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a divine path using green shards, white chunks, and a white slab.

These resources can be found off of enemy drops. These enemies being: Slime, Swamp Leeches, Oolacile Sorcerers (DLC), Bonewheel Towers, and Pinwheels.During each NG the player has the chance of acquiring one to two white slabs depending on if they have the DLC installed. One of which can be found inside the room before the boss fight in the Tomb of the Giants and the other can be found in the area before the boss fight in the Chasm of the Abyss. These slabs can also be farmed from the Pinwheels in the Tomb of the Giants.These ascensions are all provided by Andrei of Astora in the Undead Parish, provided that you have the Divine Ember or the Large Divine Ember.In order to upgrade a weapon to the divine path you must first upgrade a weapon to +5 with titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +5 Andrei of Astora will be able to ascend it to the divine path. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Occult Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a occult path using white chunks and a white slab.

n order to upgrade a weapon to the occult path you must first upgrade a weapon to a +5 ascended divine weapon with green titanite shards. After a weapon has been properly upgraded Andrei of Astora will be able to ascend it provided that you have the dark ember with you. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Fire Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a fire path using green shards, red chunks, and a red slab.

These resources can be found off of enemy drops. These enemies being: Slime, Swamp Leeches, Oolacile Sorcerers (DLC), Stone Demons, Black Knights, and Fire Octopi.In each NG the player has one chance to acquire a red slab. This slab can be found in the room under the boss gate in Lost Izalith that is inhabited by Fire Octopi. Red slabs can also be farmed by Fire Octopi in Lost Izalith.These ascensions are all provided by Blacksmith Vamos in the Catacombs, provided that you have the Large Flame Ember.In order to upgrade a weapon to the fire path you must first upgrade a weapon to +5 with titanite shards. After a weapon has been upgraded to +5, Blacksmith Vamos will be able to ascend it to the fire path. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Chaos Weapon 

Reinforce a weapon with a chaos path using red chunks and a red slab.

In order to upgrade a weapon to the chaos path you must first upgrade a weapon to a +5 ascended fire weapon with green titanite shards. After a weapon has been properly upgraded Blacksmith Vamos will be able to ascend it to the chaos path provided that you have the Chaos Flame Ember with you. A full list of upgrade materials and embers can be found here.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Enkindle 

Light a bonfire.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Just activate a bonfire.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Estus Flask 

Acquire an estus flask.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. You will obtain this near the start of the game.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Reach Lordran 

Arrive in Lordran.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. You will arrive after completing the prologue.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Ring the Bell (Undead Church) 

Ring the bell that is found within the Undead Parish.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Simply ring the bell after the Gargoyles boss.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide¬†Ring¬†the Bell (Quelaag’s Domain)¬†

Ring the bell that is found within Quelaag’s Domain.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Simply ring the bell after defeating Quelaag.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Rite of Kindling 

Acquire the Rite of Kindling.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. You must kindle a bonfire by sacrificing some humanity and thus increasing the strength of the fire, you will obtain this ability after facing the boss Pinwheel in the Catacombs.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Art of Abysswalking 

Acquire the Covenant of Artorias.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Obtain this ring by defeating Great Wolf Sif.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Reach Anor Londo 

Arrive in Anor Londo.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Be transported to Anor Londo upon completing Sen’s Fortress.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Lordvessel 

Acquire the Lordvessel within Anor Londo.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Obtain the Lordvessel from Gwynevere in Anor Londo.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide To Link the Fire 

Achieve the ‘To Link the Fire’ ending.

Upon the defeat of the last boss, light the bonfire found within the middle of the room. The ending cutscene should initiate shortly afterward.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Dark Lord 

Achieve the ‘Dark Lord’ ending.

Upon the defeat of the last boss leave the boss room the same way you came in without interacting with the bonfire. After this the ending cutscene should initiate.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat Gravelord Nito 

Acquire the Lord Soul from Gravelord Nito.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Defeat the final boss of the Catacombs.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat the Bed of Chaos 

Acquire the Lord Soul from the Bed of Chaos.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Defeat the final boss of Izalith


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat the Four Kings 

Acquire the Bequeathed Lord Soul from the Four Kings.

This is a story based trophy that cannot be missed. Defeat the final boss of New Londo.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat Seath the Scaleless 

Acquire the Bequeathed Lord Soul from Seath the Scaleless.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the final boss of the Duke’s Archives.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat the Dark Sun Gwyndolin 

Defeat the Darkmoon God, Dark Sun Gwyndolin.

This optional boss can be found at Anor Londo, in the area where you are able to join the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant. All that needs to be done is to enter the boss fog instead of joining the covenant. For more information on how to unlock the hallway with the boss fog see ‘Covenant: Blade of the Darkmoon’ trophy.


Dark Souls Trophy Guide Defeat Crossbreed Priscilla 

Defeat the Lifehunter, Crossbreed Priscilla.

This optional boss can be found at the end of the Painted World of Ariamis. To gain access to this area you need the strange doll that can be found if you return to the Northern Undead Asylum after leaving it the first time. Once you have obtained it you must head towards the large painting in the room with the high beams in Anor Londo, this will grant you access into the Painted World.


That’s a wrap for our Dark Souls Trophy Guide & Roadmap. Tips of your own to share for those searching the platinum or 100% achievements? Do so in the comments!


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18 comments on “Dark Souls Trophy Guide”

  1. Pendant says:

    I still haven’t made a DSS (I have Ornstein Souls, but still…) and I just really can’t be bothered to make a Raw Weapon. lol

  2. Emergence says:

    Haha, sorry Grin but I couldn’t help editing in that little blurb in the Raw Weapon section.

  3. Hatsune Miku says:

    Good one E. lol
    Also.
    Good job Grin.

    And I’ve still got the 2 more Trophies to get.

  4. GrinTwist says:

    Thanks! Also thanks E for the edit!

  5. reim0027 says:

    Getting all the trophies was so complicated for my puny mind, I had to have someone write a walkthrough to get trophies with minimal playthroughs.

  6. Micha says:

    But i can find this walkthrough to get the platinum with a minimum effort?
    Such a playthrough really would be nice!

    1. Actually with just a few pointers this is pretty easy to adapt to what you’re looking for.
      -First off, you need to get to the third playthrough regardless of efficiency for Knight’s Honor since Sif’s souls has three weapon uses needed for the trophy. That’s why this is considered a “hard” trophy. It takes a lot of work even at maximum efficiency.
      -If you’re doing this all with one character (like I did) make the best use of the first run. You can get really efficient damage plus the lowest possible enemy health so getting tail weapons is typically easier here (Seath, Priscilla, Gaping).
      -Still on weapons but there is AT LEAST one slab per type to upgrade weapons. Some slabs can be needed for two paths but you’re going through the game at least twice. The only exception is the regular slabs and there’s I think three possibly per playthrough and they can be farmed.
      -Spells can be a little harder in my opinion since you have to plan for Logan’s and Rhea’s stories for instance.
      -Additionally, some spells can only be found via covenants. I recommend that most covenants with spell requirements wait until your third time in the game. Gravelords for instance need eyes of death and Gwydolin wants the Souvenirs of Reprisal and Sunbros want the medals. All of these have some availability without actually participating in the covenant so the more times you run through the game before going for the spells the less you need to farm. For instance, I have yet to successfully gravelord anyone but with multiple runs I had enough Eyes to satisfy Nito.
      *Really the best tip is to plan out what you still need and determine your path before you start moving.

  7. Ahhotep1 says:

    Nice work Grin. Waiting, not so patiently for your other Trophy Guides!! ūüėÄ

  8. Elite-Knight says:

    Oh man. This was some of the most time consuming Achievement hunting I have ever done. So much farming. ;~;

    1. Fex says:

      Try getting Demon’s Souls Pure Bladestone the legit way. 5 Hours of straight farming of the same skeleton!

      1. Five hours would’ve felt like winning the lottery for me. Several hours a day (sometimes multiple sessions) for two weeks. I almost wept in joy when I saw that all of the slabs were available without farming

        1. Guys, I still cringe when I think about that god-damned Channeler’s Trident. I farmed it NON STOP for a week!

      2. Emergence says:

        Truth. Spawn in at 4-3, PBWT, backwards run 4-2, soul suck BP skele’s. Was an exercise in determination. Farming cloudstone chunks and marrowstone were also time consuming but it was all still fun to master the best farming method. I miss that in Dark. Everything with the exception of the Catch Pole and Trident is so easy to get in Dark Souls.

        1. I actually had karma come give me a hand in Dark. Trident only took five Channelers once I started actively farming for it and the catch pole just kinda fell for me before I needed to worry about it. I still have yet to have a non jagged Ghostblade though.

          1. Please! Please! Don’t say that name ever again! I’m talking about the staff…who has three spikes on top…

            Pweeze. ūüôĀ

      3. Hatsune Miku says:

        I’ve spent days on more than 4 characters trying to get the Pure Bladestone, only to not get one at all. *throws the controller in rage at the wall*

  9. Micha says:

    what I miss in this platinum guide is the guide to get this all with the least efford and with hints to the best order of doing things

  10. Duskman1 says:

    I recently returned to the Nexus to replay Demon’s Souls and make a straight up dexterity build. I got Pure Bladestone within about 20 farms of the Black Phantom Dual Katana Skeleton. I couldn’t believe it – the hours I wasted trying to get it the first time around were some of the most demoralising of my gaming career!

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