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Shrine of Amana

 

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Shrine of Amana is a Location in Dark Souls 2. Hidden away far below Drangleic lies the Shrine of Amana, upon entering the area the player can hear music throughout the area, this area features several mages with long range attacks as well as dark waters with hidden chests and cliffs. Use of a Torch is recommended to avoid falling to your death and a bow with poison arrows to target the casters from a distance.

 

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General Information

 

Shrine of Amana  Map

 

NPCs

  1. Milfanito**
    • Two of three Milfanito sisters found through the area (Gives you Smooth & Silky Stone).
    • Will reward you for helping them.
    • After defeating the Demon of Song, immediately return to the 2 Milfanito to receive a Divine Blessing from each of them as a reward. Afterwards, free the Milfanito with the Key to the Embedded in Drangleic Castle and return to the 2 Milfanito. The Milfanito at the shrine will give you a Fire Seed as a reward, the other will give you another Divine Blessing.
    • WARNING: Homing Soulmass and Crystal Homing Soulmass will auto-lock onto Milfanito as an enemy and kill them upon getting close to them (not sure if it's a glitch or not but it does do it as of 6/13/2014.)
  2. Felicia the Brave (Summonable NPC) - by Rhoys Resting Place Bonfire
  3. Lone Hunter Schmidt (Summonable NPC) - in Building in the area before Rhoys Resting Place Bonfire
  4. Peculiar Kindular (NPC Invader)

 

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Lore Notes:

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Shrine of Amana Walkthrough

The first bonfire will be straight ahead. Through the door to your left is a trail leading to a chest with Wilted Dusk Herb x 2 and Skeptic's Spice, hidden behind crates together with a Poison Tick. Be sure to knock the corpse down along the way, preferably with a ranged attack as the branches will collapse under you. The item will drop into an alcove behind some rocks below and contains Twinkling Titanite and Flame Butterfly. Back inside the ruined tower is a staircase leading down. Behind the staircase on the bottom floor is a soul.

Right after you leave the tower with the bonfire, you will enter a large, underground lake area.

This room, and the coming ones are filled with partially submerged, walkable areas. You can walk into the water, but the areas are filled with ledges that will kill you when walked off. These ledges are tough to see under the water. You can use a torch to see these edges, but the light will attract any surrounding Amana Aberrations. If you can use Cast Light, activate it instead, as it doesn't aggro them.

Upon entering, you will see an Archdrake Pilgrim who will attack you on sight. Amana Aberrations are hiding in the water along the rocky trail for the rest of the area and are being kept calm by the beautiful song you've probably noticed by now. You can see the tops of their heads and, if singing is present, a yellow sparkle effect over their locations. You can also lock onto them from a distance before they aggro. To the left of the rocky path, if you search carefully, you'll find a chest containing Elizabeth Mushroom. Be careful not to fall into the deep water an die.
Once you get in close to the hut, the song will stop and any remaining Amana Aberrations will attack you. Inside the hut you will find first Milfanito. She will tell you about her sisters, some lore, and will give you a Smooth & Silky Stone if you exhaust her dialog. Behind her hut is a chest with Crimson Water and some curse jars.

Do not kill any Milfanito! Otherwise, they won't be able to help you become human when you're out of Human Effigies!

There will be three Archdrake Pilgrims at the far end of the cavern, and the occasional scattered path that you can use your torch to find. Again, be aware that the Amana Aberrations will attack you if you're carrying a lit torch. There are three corpses with items here. To the left of the entrance to the tunnel, hiding behind some rocks and another Aberration, there is a chest partially submerged in water containing a Dragon Charm. Inside the tunnel is a side-cave on the left, it has a four Amana Aberrations and a chest (Containing Twinkling Titanite and x3 Smooth and Silky Stone). A lone gas bug will approach you from behind as you enter it. Eventually, you will hit a mist wall.

Go through the mist. Upon exiting the tunnel, ahead is the crumbling ruins to your right with a second bonfire in it, but don't head there immediately. Way down the path is a new enemy type, the Amana Priestess, that will shoot homing soul arrows at you from a long distance which deal a lot of magic damage. They also usually have Amana Aberrations somewhere around them, so be careful and approach them without a lit torch. After clearing the first and possibly second Priestess, head back to where you saw the crumbling ruins and kill the lizard man hiding in front of their entrance before igniting the bonfire inside.
Near the area with the first Amana Priestess, you should notice a ramp leading into the air. Just past it and to the left, near the wall, is a submerged Pharros Lock. Activate it to reveal a chest containing the Helix Halberd.

Continue down the path, to the left. You will find a third priestess turned around. As you approach it, you will be fired upon by a fourth priestess. Do not Approach It. Doing so will cause an an Ogre and an Aberration to ambush you. Instead, head into the set of stone archways containing dried land to your right. Use the pillars as cover to kill it from a range. Nearby, you will find a corpse with a Fire Seed on the floor. Exit the way you came, and continue down the path to see the Ogre in the distance. From this vantage point, you can kill it with arrows without causing it to attack.

Note! There is a hidden pathway in the water right near the place where your third priestess is standing. Use it to get the cave where Soul of the King and King's Set is. This door can only be opened once you have killed the optional boss King Vendrick in the Undead Crypt, and you must be in human form.
Follow the path killing any Aberrations that might jump out, until you reach the second hut. Inside the hut there is a summon sign for Felicia the Brave. Use it if you are human as she will help a lot in the fight that you are about to face.

Note! There is a somewhat hidden and dangerous pathway in the water after the Ogre, on his right, with 2 Priestesses and some Lizard Man. The pathway is under the columns, its very narrow so watch your step. An Estus Flask Shard and the Miracle Sunlight Blade (in the Chest behind the Corpse) is waiting there. (edit: Try using a torch when walking down these hidden paths. You will be able to see the ground underneath the water much easier! edit2: Beware as the torch will also aggro surrounding Amana Aberrations.

Once you leave the hut, there will be an Archdrake Pilgrim right outside the hut, it is easier to lure him in than fight him in the open. Before moving to the left, carefully check the right side. There is a hard-to-see chest which contains Fire Tempest. You will not see any messages, as the will be submerged, but sometimes, a prompt will appear on the screen. This lets you know you're getting close. Be aware of bunch of Cursing Urs around! After that you will find yourself near the ruins. Come close to them but don't go any further as there are two priestesses on the other end who will start sniping you with Soul Arrows. Use cover and try to shoot them down. Be aware of Amana Aberrations and Archdrake Pilgrims that might come to melee you as well (this is where Felicia helps a lot). This part might be a little tricky since they always snipe you from a long distance, so use cover.

Head back to the left side of the area to find an spot covered by branches. Hack the branches down and kill the Ogre to find a Life Ring +2 and a Singer's Dress. Up the sloping columns to the left of the fog gate is a skeleton with 3 x Alluring Skull. To the right of the fog gate is a very thin ledge with a corpse holding a Soul of a Hero and a Divine Blessing.

Once you have cleared the area, enter the mist into a cavern with gas bugs; deal with them and use Rhoy's Resting Place bonfire to rest. Once you exit the cavern, you will see two priestesses that will start shooting you. Run forward towards the column that has a torch on it and snipe them from behind it. Moving to the right, continuing behind the columns, you will come across a corpse holding Homing Crystal Soulmass. In addition, if you move to the inside of the columns, you will be invaded by Peculiar Kindular. Moving to your left, kill Amana Aberrations and another priestess. Continue forward to another hut (make sure not to have homing soulmass or crystal homing soulmass as it will autolock onto the Mlifanito as an enemy and kill her ) and free the second Milfanito (entering this hut will send Peculiar Kindular back to his world if he hasn't already been slain). Continue down to face the Demon of Song boss.

Boss: Demon of Song



After the boss fight, off to the right when you face the undead crypt door, is a semi-hidden path to a tower in which you'll find the Rise of the Dead bonfire, and next to the bonfire entrance is also a chest with 20 Magic Arrows. At the top of the stairs above the bonfire is a door that can only be opened when you are undead AND have saved all Milfanitos, so if you are human suicide once(or go to Shaded Ruins and get cursed if you don't want to risk your souls) to open it or come back here later. Behind the door are some undead worshippers and Aldia Warlock (dark magician - an enemy identical to the Prowling Magus boss), they drop their mask, known as Warlock Mask and Cursed Bone Shield. Beyond them is the shrine with the Milfanito you saved earlier. Talk to the lady to get rewards, and when you run out of Human Effigies you can revive here using the burning altar as long as you are on good terms. NOTE: Putting your Human Effigies in your Item Box doesn't seem to work, it appears you must really be out to get a free human restore.

Down the stairs by the altar you will find a Fire Seed in a cave at the bottom, and outside right next to the staircase is a chest with the Manslayer katana and on the opposite side of the stairs, is a ledge that leads to a chest , containing a bonfire ascetic. Careful though, because the ledge is really thin. Also on the other side is another chest with Bonfire Ascetic in it.

Now , go back to the previous bonfire, then lead your way back to the big door ahead. There's an elevator that will get you to Undead Crypt.

Video Walkthroughs

100% Shrine of Amana Walkthough
Shrine of Amana Walkthrough w/ Boss (Lucians_sword)

 

General Information

 

Shrine of Amana  Map

 

NPCs

  1. Milfanito**
    • Two of three Milfanito sisters found through the area (Gives you Smooth & Silky Stone).
    • Will reward you for helping them.
    • After defeating the Demon of Song, immediately return to the 2 Milfanito to receive a Divine Blessing from each of them as a reward. Afterwards, free the Milfanito with the Key to the Embedded in Drangleic Castle and return to the 2 Milfanito. The Milfanito at the shrine will give you a Fire Seed as a reward, the other will give you another Divine Blessing.
    • WARNING: Homing Soulmass and Crystal Homing Soulmass will auto-lock onto Milfanito as an enemy and kill them upon getting close to them (not sure if it's a glitch or not but it does do it as of 6/13/2014.)
  2. Felicia the Brave(Summonable NPC) - by Rhoys Resting Place Bonfire
  3. Lone Hunter Schmidt (Summonable NPC) - in Building in the area before Rhoys Resting Place Bonfire
  4. Peculiar Kindular (NPC Invader)

 

Items

Consumables
Equipment

Enemies


Lore Notes:

  1. Example lore note
  2. Example lore note
  3. Example lore note

Notes

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Shrine of Amana Walkthrough

The first bonfire will be straight ahead. Through the door to your left is an Archdrake Pilgrim and a trail leading to a chest with Wilted Dusk Herb x 2 and Skeptic's Spice, hidden behind crates together with a Basilisk. Be sure to knock the corpse down along the way, preferably with a ranged attack as the branches will collapse under you. The item will drop into an alcove behind some rocks below and contains Twinkling Titanite and Flame Butterfly. Back inside the ruined tower is a staircase leading down. Behind the staircase on the bottom floor is a soul.

Right after you leave the tower with the bonfire, you will enter a large, underground lake area.

This room, and the coming ones are filled with partially submerged, walkable areas. You can walk into the water, but the areas are filled with ledges that will kill you when walked off. These ledges are tough to see under the water. You can use a torch to see these edges, but the light will attract any surrounding Amana Aberrations. If you can use Cast Light, activate it instead, as it doesn't aggro them.

Upon entering, you will see an Archdrake Pilgrim who will attack you on sight. Amana Aberrations are hiding in the water along the rocky trail for the rest of the area and are being kept calm by the beautiful song you've probably noticed by now. You can see the tops of their heads and, if singing is present, a yellow sparkle effect over their locations. You can also lock onto them from a distance before they aggro. To the left of the rocky path, if you search carefully, you'll find a chest containing Elizabeth Mushroom. Be careful not to fall into the deep water an die.

Once you get in close to the hut, the song will stop and any remaining Amana Aberrations will attack you. Inside the hut you will find first Milfanito. She will tell you about her sisters, some lore, and will give you a Smooth & Silky Stone if you exhaust her dialog. Behind her hut is a chest with Crimson Water x3 and some curse jars.

Do not kill any Milfanito! Otherwise, they won't be able to help you become human when you're out of Human Effigies!

There will be three Archdrake Pilgrims at the far end of the cavern, and the occasional scattered path that you can use your torch to find. Again, be aware that the Amana Aberrations will attack you if you're carrying a lit torch. There are three corpses with items here. (I don't remember what they were) To the left of the entrance to the tunnel, hiding behind some rocks and another Aberration, there is a chest partially submerged in water containing a Dragon Charm. Inside the tunnel is a side-cave on the left, it has a four Amana Aberrations and a chest. A lone gas bug will approach you from behind as you enter it. Eventually, you will hit a mist wall.

Go through the mist. Upon exiting the tunnel, ahead is the crumbling ruins to your right with a second bonfire in it, but don't head there immediately. Way down the path is a new enemy type, the Amana Priestess, that will shoot homing soul arrows at you from a long distance which deal a lot of magic damage. They also usually have Amana Aberrations somewhere around them, so be careful and approach them without a lit torch. After clearing the first and possibly second Priestess, head back to where you saw the crumbling ruins and kill the lizard man hiding in front of their entrance before igniting the bonfire inside.
Near the area with the first Amana Priestess, you should notice a ramp leading into the air. Just past it and to the left, near the wall, is a submerged Pharros Lock. Activate it to reveal a chest containing the Helix Halberd.

Continue down the path, kill an Old Knight wielding an hammer and continue to the left. You will find a third priestess turned around. As you approach it, you will be fired upon by a fourth priestess. Do not Approach It. Doing so will cause an an Ogre and an Aberration to ambush you. Note: in NG+ there is also a black phantom between the third priestess and the ogre. Instead, head into the set of stone archways containing dried land to your right. Use the pillars as cover to kill it from a range. Nearby, you will find a corpse with a Fire Seed on the floor. Exit the way you came, and continue down the path to see the Ogre in the distance. From this vantage point, you can kill it with arrows without causing it to attack.

Note! There is a hidden pathway in the water right near the place where your third priestess is standing . Use it to get the cave where Soul of the King and King's Set is. This door can only be opened once you have killed the optional boss King Vendrick in the Undead Crypt, and you must be in human form.
Follow the path killing any Aberrations that might jump out, until you reach the second hut. Inside the hut there is a summon sign for Felicia the Brave. Use it if you are human as she will help a lot in the fight that you are about to face.

Note! There is a somewhat hidden and dangerous pathway in the water after the Ogre, on his right, with 2 Priestesses and some Lizard Man. The pathway is under the columns, its very narrow so watch your step. An Estus Flask Shard and the Miracle Sunlight Blade (in the Chest behind the Corpse) is waiting there . (Try using a torch when walking down these hidden paths. You will be able to see the ground underneath the water much easier, but beware as the torch will also aggro surrounding Amana Aberrations).

Once you leave the hut, there will be an Archdrake Pilgrim right outside the hut, it is easier to lure him in than fight him in the open. (I strongly recommend to fight every enemy from distance in this area. You can be dead in seconds if two pilgrims and a priestess attacks you) Before moving to the left, carefully check the right side. There is a hard-to-see chest which contains Fire Tempest. You will not see any messages, as it will be submerged, but sometimes, a prompt will appear on the screen. This lets you know you're getting close. Be aware of bunch of Cursing Urs around! From the Cursed Urns, if you have your back to the hut, the chest is located a good walk northwest (Seeing as a clock, it would be at about 10-11 hours. Use a torch or Cast Light for better visibility).

After that, going left from the hut, you will find yourself near the ruins. Come close to them but don't go any further as there are two priestesses on the other end who will start sniping you with Soul Arrows. Use cover and try to shoot them down. Be aware of Amana Aberrations and Archdrake Pilgrims that might come to melee you as well (this is where Felicia helps a lot). This part might be a little tricky since they always snipe you from a long distance, so use cover.
Head back to the left side of the area to find an spot covered by branches. Hack the branches down and kill the Ogre to find a Life Ring +2 and a Singer's Dress. Up the sloping columns to the left of the fog gate is a skeleton with 3 x Alluring Skull. To the right of the fog gate is a very thin ledge with a corpse holding a Soul of a Hero and a Divine Blessing.

Once you have cleared the area, enter the mist into a cavern with gas bugs; deal with them and use Rhoy's Resting Place bonfire to rest. Once you exit the cavern, you will see two priestesses that will start shooting you and 2 Archdrake Pilgrims next to them. Run forward towards the column that has a torch on it and snipe them from behind it. Moving to the right, continuing behind the columns, you will come across a corpse holding Homing Crystal Soulmass. Moving to your left, kill Amana Aberrations and another priestess. Continue forward to another hut and you will be invaded by Peculiar Kindular. (make sure not to have homing soulmass or crystal homing soulmass as it will autolock onto the Mlifanito as an enemy and kill her ) and free the second Milfanito (entering this hut will send Peculiar Kindular back to his world if he hasn't already been slain). Continue down to face the Demon of Song boss.

Boss: Demon of Song



After the boss fight, off to the right when you face the undead crypt door, is a semi-hidden path to a tower with a petrified Hollow blocking your way. Inside the tower is the Rise of the Dead bonfire and some Basilisks, and next to the bonfire entrance is also a chest with 20 Magic Arrows. At the top of the stairs above the bonfire is a door that can only be opened when you are undead, so if you are human suicide (or go to Shaded Ruins and get cursed if you don't want to risk your souls) and have talked to all the Milfanito to open it or come back here later. Behind the door are some undead worshippers and a pyromancer enemy. Beyond them is the shrine with a Milfanito. Talk to the lady to get rewards, and when you run out of Human Effigies you can revive here using the burning altar as long as you are on good terms. NOTE: Putting your Human Effigies in your Item Box doesn't seem to work, it appears you must really be out to get a free human restore.

Down the stairs by the altar you will find a Fire Seed in a cave at the bottom guarded by another pyromancer enemy, and outside another pyromancer enemy. On both sides of the staircase are chests, one with the Manslayer katana and on the opposite side is a ledge that leads to a chest containing a Bonfire Ascetic. Careful though, as the ledge is quite thin.

Now , go back to the previous bonfire, then lead your way back to the big door ahead, guarded by a Syan Knight. There's an elevator that will get you to Undead Crypt.

Video Walkthroughs

 

 

Locations

|  Belfry Luna  | |  Black Gulch  | |  Brightstone Cove Tseldora  | |  Brume Tower  | |  Cathedral of Blue  | |  Cave of the Dead  | |  Dragon's Rest  | |  Dragon's Sanctum  | |  Dragon Memories  | |  Dragon Shrine  | |  Drangleic Castle  | |  Forest of Fallen Giants  | |  Grave of Saints  | |  Huntsman's Copse  | |  Iron passage  | |  Lost Bastille  | |  Memory of Jeigh  | |  Memory of Orro  | |  Memory of the King  | |  Memory of Vammar  | |  No-man's Wharf  | |  Shrine of Winter  | |  Sinner's Rise  | |  The Gutter  | |  The Pit  | |  Things Betwixt  | |  Throne of Want  | |  Undead Purgatory  |

 




    • Anonymous

      13 Dec 2016 10:45  

      After exiting the elevator shaft, keep an eye to your right for a Green Blossom behind some destructible vines, on a corpse.

      • Items Missing From Guide29 Aug 2016 11:02  

        When exiting from the cave of Rhoy's Resting Place Bonfire if you turn right immediately after exiting the cave there is an extremely narrow edge (use torch) that leads to a corpse with a (Large?) Soul of a Proud Knight x1 and a Green Blossom x1.

        • Anonymous

          that one amana priestess29 Aug 2016 11:02  

          walked right up to her after killing all her buddies. shes doing the "i dont know what to do" gesture so she backs away slowly. she was the reason i died 4 times to the ***** archdrakes so i pelt her with poison knives and watch her as she desperately races to heal the hp she loses to the poison. i add a dark fog and shes literally kneeling to the ground praying for heals. i put down a last dark fog then stab her twice then leave her to her fate. that stupid little uhg. <br/> <br/>anyway forlorn invades when you walk from the hut to the direction of the first ogre.

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