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Shrine of Winter


Shrine of Winter is a Location in Dark Souls 2. A door leading to Drangleic Castle can be found here that requests very Shrine of Winter-area.jpgpowerful souls, the player may enter either by defeating acquiring the Old Souls, or accumulating one million total souls throughout their travels.



 

Ps3/360/Dx9
Ps4/X1/Dx11

 

General Information

 

Shrine of Winter  Map

 

NPCs

  • None

 

Items

Consumables
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Enemies


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Shrine of Winter Walkthrough

The gate to Shrine of Winter will open once you've obtained the four Old Souls and lit four Primal Bonfires. This is achieved by killing The Rotten, The Lost Sinner, Old Iron King, and Duke's Dear Freja. The doors can still be opened if the Dukes Dear Freja has not been killed, but when you speak to the Emerald Herald before the bridge to drangleic castle she explains that the journey will be significantly harder.
 
Inside the Shrine is the portal that takes you to the Crown of the Ivory King DLC.

Note: After killing Freja, be sure to "activate" the red orb in that boss room. This red orb is actually the 'Great Soul' from the Freja, even if you kill her and light the Primal Bonfire you won't receive the Great Soul unless you have obtained it by activiating the red orb.

Alternatively the above requirement may be bypassed by obtaining a certain amount of Soul Memory in your current playthrough. Note this is not your total Soul Memory but the Soul Memory obtained during your current NewGame playthrough. The number required to pass through the Shrine of Winter starts at 1,000,000, and increases by 1,000,000 for each successive NewGame, capping at 8,000,000 for NG+7. For example, If you start New Game++ with 3,000,000 Soul Memory you will be required to obtain 6,000,0000 Soul Memory for the Shrine of Winter to open in your current playthrough. Consuming hard souls from previous New Games will contribute to the total Soul Memory required to pass through the Shrine of Winter in your current New Game playthrough.


NewGame State Souls Required
NewGame 1,000,000
NewGame+ 2,000,000
NewGame++ 3,000,000
NewGame+++ 4,000,000
NewGame+4 5,000,000
NewGame+5 6,000,000
NewGame+6 7,000,000
NewGame+7(cap) 8,000,000

Video Walkthroughs

 

General Information

 

Shrine of Winter  Map

 

NPCs

  1. Head Bell Keeper Puppet
  2. Drifter Swordsman Aidel (NPC Summon)

 

Items

Consumables

Enemies


Lore Notes:

  1. Example lore note
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Notes

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Shrine of Winter Walkthrough

The gate to Shrine of Winter will open once you've obtained the four Old Souls and lit four Primal Bonfires. This is achieved by killing The Rotten, The Lost Sinner, Old Iron King, and Duke's Dear Freja. The doors can still be opened if the Dukes Dear Freja has not been killed, but when you speak to the Emerald Herald before the bridge to drangleic castle she explains that the journey will be significantly harder.
 
Inside the Shrine is the portal that takes you to the Crown of the Ivory King DLC.

Note: After killing Freja, be sure to "activate" the red orb in that boss room. This red orb is actually the 'Great Soul' from the Freja, even if you kill her and light the Primal Bonfire you won't receive the Great Soul unless you have obtained it by activiating the red orb.

Alternatively the above requirement may be bypassed by obtaining a certain amount of Soul Memory in your current playthrough. Note this is not your total Soul Memory but the Soul Memory obtained during your current NewGame playthrough. The number required to pass through the Shrine of Winter starts at 1,000,000, and increases by 1,000,000 for each successive NewGame, capping at 8,000,000 for NG+7. For example, If you start New Game++ with 3,000,000 Soul Memory you will be required to obtain 6,000,0000 Soul Memory for the Shrine of Winter to open in your current playthrough. Consuming hard souls from previous NewGames will contribute to the total Soul Memory required to pass through the Shrine of Winter in your current NewGame playthrough.

The path is linear, after you go down the slope, turn right to pick up Soul of a Hero x1. Go back to the left and follow the path. Dispatch 2 Invisible Rogues and grab Divine Blessing x1 from a corpse nearby. Continue forward to find another corpse holding Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier x1, Human Effigy x1. After crossing the tunnel, follow the path up and defeat several Royal Swordsmen. Behind a boulder ahead is a corpse containing Holy Water Urn x2. Just before the bridge is a Crystal Lizard, kill it to obtain Titanite Chunk x3, Titanite Slab x1. Follow the path across the bridge and you will reach Drangleic Castle.


NewGame State Souls Required
NewGame 1,000,000
NewGame+ 2,000,000
NewGame++ 3,000,000
NewGame+++ 4,000,000
NewGame+4 5,000,000
NewGame+5 6,000,000
NewGame+6 7,000,000
NewGame+7(cap) 8,000,000

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  | |  Sinner's Rise  | |  The Gutter  | |  The Pit  | |  Things Betwixt  | |  Throne of Want  | |  Undead Purgatory  |

 




    • Anonymous

      21 Feb 2017 15:58  

      I have aquired the 4 souls needed and have also colected over 1m souls yet cant get the door to open in winters keep, what should i do?

      • Anonymous

        09 Dec 2016 14:17  

        Why is this accessible for people without DLC? All you get is a thick white fog and death if you walk away from the teleporter.

        • Anonymous

          Amount of Souls Needed in NG+ Games11 Oct 2016 13:41  

          I have over 11 million soul memory and the Shrine of Winter is still locked. IDK if it's because your data is from the original (as I'm playing on the SOTFS edition). But none the less I think its something worth noting.

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