Forgotten Key


Key found in the Black Gulch Intricately designed, but of unknown origin. All manner of terrible things must have been cast into the Gutter in Majula, forming a settlement of filth and chaos"

Forgotten Key is a Key item in Dark Souls 2.






  • Found by defeating 2-4 (number vary by how many phantoms you have summoned) giants hidden underneath the Black Gulch.
  • In the big room with the Giants, if you run along the edge to the left or right, you will reach a room containing a chest with Ring of Giants +1 and Petrified Dragon Bone. And from that room you can safely snipe them off with a bow or by using spells.
  • They are very weak against poison. The poison damage can reduce them to half health with one complete duration. It takes 4 - 5 poison daggers to get the effect going.
  • If you log out underneath the Black Gulch directly after beating one giant, the key will appear in your inventory upon logging back in.

    • Anonymous

      01 Feb 2018 20:02  

      I'm confused...I definitely fought these two and got the forgotten key...I know because I have it and beat that DLC...but no giant's soul.

      • Anonymous

        14 Dec 2017 11:01  

        For those of you confused by the phenomenally vague and stupid description for the location of the two giants:

        Between the two worms that shoot out of the caves about half way down the path to The Rotten boss, if you look over the edge of the cliff you'll see a ledge. A torch will help you see it. Drop down to this ledge, then there will be further ledges that you can keep dropping down onto until you eventually find a large cave opening. Walk into the cave and the two giants will greet you.

        • Anonymous

          20 Apr 2017 02:25  

          Also remember to keep the giant souls you collect throughout the game. Otherwise vendrick has 16x his normal defense.

          • Anonymous

            20 Apr 2017 02:23  

            The room containing the giants is directly beneath the locked door you first drop on to. Look to the right (when facing the door) and you will see a small ledge under you. Make sure to walk slow, otherwise you might end up rolling off of this tiny ledge that leads to the cave with the giants.

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