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Crown of the Old Iron King is a DLC set in Dark Souls 2, to be bundled with the Scholar of the First Sin edition. old_iron_crown_screenshot13_small.jpg It was originally released on August 26th 2014 - Requires Patch 1.07

“Beyond the Iron Keep, set in a "Brume Tower" covered in soot and ash, players must bear through entirely new hardships.”

How to access the DLC area

After buying the DLC an item is added to the inventory, the Heavy Iron Key to access the DLC.
The player must go to the primal bonfire chamber in the Iron Keep and examine an obelisk to be teleported to the entrance of the DLC, a chamber with a locked door that opens with a key received for buying the DLC.
    • Players that don't have the DLC can be summoned into it by placing their signs in this chamber. The signs will show up inside the DLC.
    • Also worth noting that with the DLC installed, the tablet in Majula that normally says it is too worn to be read, will now give instructions how to enter the DLC.

Locations on this DLC


New Enemies


Bosses


New Items


New Weapons


New Shields

No new shields

New Armor


New Spells


New Rings


Trivia

The entrance to the DLC has 4 stone tablets surrounding it, they each read something different.
They read the following:

    • "The forbidden is the path to the ancient king's domain"

    • "Trespassers will face adversity befitting a monarch"

    • "In the tower of the Old Iron King resides a Child of Dark"

    • "With water dry, and path amiss, woeful temptation is dismissed"

It is speculated that the Child of dark that is referred to in this may be another shard of Manus.

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    • 18 Feb 2017 09:55  

      ended up rerolling characters because of the bosses in this dlc... went from mage to using a beefier ultra greatsword user. still difficult as all hell. Fume knight was easy enough relative to the other two...i wouldnt have beaten the last two without the summons. jesus, their damage and speed almost made me cry. seriously teared up because of their broken ass damage lol. my god i could go on but....im done ranting.

      • 07 Dec 2016 14:47  

        Hard ass DLC. Sheesh, as a Souls veteran I'm not afraid to admit this DLC was VERY challenging and hyper aggressive. I'm not complaining, a few bad developer choices here and there. But yeah, this is definitely the hardest thing I've experienced in a Souls game thus far.

        • Responses07 Sep 2016 11:28  

          I would try it out before new game + for the opportunity to gain armor or weapons and begin upgrades mostly.. And to Iron King's question did you get the key (old Iron Key) from Forest of Fallen Giants bottom floor by the The Last Giant Boss and fire salamanders?

          • Iron king29 Aug 2016 04:56  

            I have gotten the scholar of sin and completed the whole ga,e with the sunken king by defeating all bosses and talking to king venderick but it doesn't let me enter the dlc at iron keep just says closed what do I do

            • A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Easter Egg?29 Aug 2016 04:56  

              I've noticed once you get the elevators working and go up two levels to a door that opens up to an Iron Warrior. After defeating him there are multiple doors in this corridor that open to, what I believe to be, an easter egg nodding towards Game of Thrones. Behind the doors are none other than the infamous sky cells Tyrion Lannister found himself visiting during his stay/trial at The Eyrie. Anyone else notice this?

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