Crown of the Old Iron King DLC
|Name||Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC|
|Release Date||August 26, 2014|
|Publisher||BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Crown of the Old Iron King is a DLC for Dark Souls 2 (DKS2), released on August 26th 2014. The DLC was later bundled as part of the Scholar of the First Sin Edition of the game. This DLC is the second pack of the Lost Crowns trilogy. The trilogy contains the following Downloadable Content released in the following order: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King. These DLC releases added new content to the Dark Souls 2 experience, including some new Enemies, Bosses, Locations and Weapons. Minor modifications have also been made to some details and descriptions during the Scholar of the First Sin Remaster. All episodes were sold for either $9.99 a piece, or added as part of the Dark Souls II Season Pass for $24.99.
Crown of the Old Iron King is the second of 3 large-scale DLC additions to DARK SOULS™ II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this second DLC, players will find themselves in a world shrouded in ash. Can you find and recover the lost crown?
All Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC
This DLC was released s a trilogy that was released one after the other with about a month apart. Players were able to purchase these DLC packs individually or as a bundle. Those who purchased the Season Pass had access to all three DLC packs as they were released. Purchasing the remastered release, Scholar of the First Sin also gave players access to all three DLC packs.
- Crown of the Sunken King - July 22, 2014
- Crown of the Old Iron King - August 26, 2014
- Crown of the Ivory King - September 30, 2014
Crown of the Old Iron King Features and Content
How to Access the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC
After buying the DLC, an item is added to the inventory: the Heavy Iron Key, which allows access to the DLC content. The player must go to the primal bonfire chamber in the Iron Keep and examine an obelisk to be teleported to a chamber with a locked door that opens with the key received for buying the DLC.
Players that do not have the DLC can be summoned into it by placing their signs in this chamber; the signs will show up inside the DLC.
It's also worth noting that with the DLC installed, the tablet in Majula that is normally too worn to read will now give instructions on how to enter the DLC.
Crown of the Old Iron King DLC System Requirements
|OS:||Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8||Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8|
|Processor:||AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz||Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz|
|Memory:||2 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or ATI|
|DirectX:||Version 9.0||Version 9.0|
|Storage||12 GB available space||15 GB available space|
|Sound Card:||DirectX 9 sound device||DirectX 9compatible sound card|
|Additional Notes||Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended||Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended|
Crown of the Old Iron King Trivia, Notes & Tips
The entrance to the DLC has 4 stone tablets surrounding it. They each read something different:
- "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" may be another shard of Manus.
Crown of the Old Iron King Content
Crown of the Old Iron King Locations on this DLC
Crown of the Old Iron King Enemies
- Barrel Carrier
- Ashen Idol
- Ashen Warrior
- Ashen Crawler
- Iron Warrior
- Fume Sorcerer
- Possessed Armor
Crown of the Old Iron King Bosses
Crown of the Old Iron King Items
Crown of the Old Iron King Weapons
- Umbral Dagger
- Blue Dagger
- Possessed Armor Sword
- Fume Sword
- Ashen Warrior Sword
- Bewitched Alonne Sword
- Majestic Greatsword
- Fume Ultra Greatsword
- Pilgrim's Spontoon
- Possessed Armor Greatbow
- Chime of Screams
- Smelter Hammer
Crown of the Old Iron King Shields
No new shields
Crown of the Old Iron King Armor
- Crown of the Old Iron King
- Fume Sorcerer Set
- Raime's Set
- Alonne's Set
- Minotaur Helm
- Pharros Mask
- Hollow Skin
Crown of the Old Iron King Spells
- Hex: Recollection
- Pyromancy: Outcry
- Pyromancy: Dance of Fire
- Pyromancy: Fire Snake
Crown of the Old Iron King Rings
Crown of the Old Iron King Image Gallery Screenshots
|Dark Souls 2 DLC|
I died more to the smelter demon than raime and sir alonne
This dlc is such a gankfest
I love the base game of ds2 but the dlc is so boring and overly difficult
I kept playing DS2 because people said DLCs were better, and so I've reached this one. It's not better. I've beaten both Blue Smelter Demon and Fume Knight second try, so please don't bother spewing some cope bullshit like "mad because couldn't beat ***". Dark Souls 2 isn't that hard despite it very much trying to be harder than DS1. It reminds you of this at every step. Overall dogshit game, mediocre DLCs, coping and laughable fanbase.
Recommend bringing a good bow for this DLC. There are a lot of places where you can take advantage of elevation and take out enemies at range/under ladders.
Boss Runback: The DLC
I dont know if I adore or despise this DLC
The run back to Sir Alonne really makes me question if this game is worth playing. It's the typical Dark Souls content I've come to expect, more so tedious than challenging.
It's clear what the devs are trying to do. They want that area to be co-op, so they make it very annoying to traverse alone. It's a ham handed attempt to stiff-arm you into playing the game how they want you to even if it's not interesting or compelling to do it that way. The bottom line is, they don't respect us and they are happy to waste our time on purpose. Sir Alonne is a really cool boss, but if I'm going to do chores I might as well do my laundry instead of killing Alonne Knights all day.
NG ight DLC aint to to bad NG+8 though......
MY GOD HAS A VERY ENEMY! JUST RUN! AND WHERE DO THESE GIANT RAYS COME FROM ?!
another chain? I'm going to it, a chest !, cool, wait for an invader? I found! why is he running? I'm going after ... MY GOD HAS A VERY ENEMY!
Souls vet here. **** THIS DLC.
EVERYONE! YOU ALL SAID THIS DLC WAS HELL AND IM SAYING THIS IN ALL CAPS SO YOU NOTICE THE KEY TO THIS ENTIRE DLC iS JUST THE ONE SPELL
PS, the crown fume knight gives you can be used to give back all the yearns you use.
Some of the areas are flat out cancer, especially the room with the smelter warrior and idol with the warrior blocking the door.
The wheels and such on the roof are based on medieval construction technology, implying that Brume Tower is an incomplete structure.
I can't find the dlc in the store and there isn't an option to quickly link to the page with the dlc. I need help because I have this same problem with the other dlcs.
NG+8 they put more red guys to block the way than NG+7. X(
The description about the tablet in Manjula is wrong. I still get the "It's too worn" message. Do you have to get the keys to activate the text or is my game glitched?
Can i summon my friend to help me or can i not bc its a dlc?
OK, which Level recommendation?
the texts on the walls should be read as thus:
"Forbidden is the path to the ancient King's domain."
"With water dry, and path amiss, woeful temptation is dismissed."
"In the tower of the Old Iron King resides a Child of Dark."
"Trespassers will face adversity befitting a monarch."
What a bull*****dlc, there's nothing special on it, just enormous mobs of enemies being annoying.
if i dont have the dlc someone can summon me? its intentional?
difficult, very difficult, raged almost every single time, spent more than 7 hours just trying to finish this and still going
Do you have to be NG+ to start?
Just finished this dlc fume knight was hell and only beat him cause of a lucky sunbro the smelter and samurai were wimps in comparison
No other game or dlc drained my patience this dry for a really long time, they took the masochist meme way too far
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.
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.
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?
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
I just beat the game, is the DLC worth it or should I do it on New Game+?
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?