Crown of the Sunken King DLC
|Name||Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King DLC|
|Release Date||July 22, 2014|
|Publisher||BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Crown of the Sunken King is a DLC for Dark Souls 2 (DKS2), released on July 22nd 2014. The DLC was later bundled as part of the Scholar of the First Sin Edition of the game. This DLC is the first 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. Official Trailer Video
"The Crown of the Sunken King sends players on a quest to reclaim the Crown that King Vendrick once owned. With a entirely new areas to explore within the Dark Souls 2 universe, players will find pyramids, underground caverns, and unknown foes. It is said that the Ancient Crown is buried deep below the surface, but surely it cannot sit unguarded. Explore in search of a crown that holds the strength of lords from times long past.
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 Sunken King Features and Content
- New Locations
- New Enemies
- New Bosses
- New Items
- New Weapons
- New Shields
- New Armor
- New Spells
- New Rings
Accessing the Crown of the Sunken King DLC
After buying the DLC an item is added to the inventory: the Dragon Talon. The player must go to the primal bonfire chamber in the Black Gulch and examine an obelisk to be teleported to a chamber with a locked door that opens with the Dragon Talon. 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.
In Scholar of the First Sin, the Dragon Talon is no longer placed into your inventory. You now need to go to Black Gulch and kill the giants before the final bonfire and the boss fight with The Rotten to receive the Forgotten Key, which opens doors in Black Gulch and the Gutter, as well as a door in the pit in Majula. Inside the door in the pit will be a room with three chests and a corpse; the Dragon Talon can be looted off the corpse.
Crown of the Sunken 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 Sunken King Content
Locations on Crown of the Sunken King
Crown of the Sunken King Enemies
- Poison Statue Cluster
- Corrosive Egg Crawlers
- Sanctum Knight
- Sanctum Soldier
- Sanctum Priestess
- The Imperfect
- Black Drakeblood Knights
Crown of the Sunken King Bosses
- Elana, Squalid Queen
- Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon
- Afflicted Graverobber, Ancient Soldier Varg, and Cerah the Old Explorer
Crown of the Sunken King Items
Crown of the Sunken King Weapons
- Drakeblood Greatsword
- Sanctum Mace
- Puzzling Stone Sword
- Yorgh's Spear
- Wrathful Axe
- Sanctum Crossbow
- Sanctum Repeating Crossbow
Crown of the Sunken King Shields
Crown of the Sunken King Armor
- Drakeblood Set
- Sanctum Knight Set
- Sanctum Soldier Gauntlets
- Crown of the Sunken King
- Sanctum Priestess Tiara
- Flower Skirt
Crown of the Sunken King Spells
Crown of the Sunken King Rings
I enjoyed this dlc a lot. 8/10
Aztec Dark Souls...
This dlc is awesome (mostly). There are some problems with it, but the art design goes a long way in making it fun anyway.
Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne are incredible games, masterpieces with amazing DLCs... but this one, man this is not good and it's not fun to play, difficulty isn't a problem when there is a purpose but this DLC is basically: lots of enemies attacking you at the same time, enemies spawning behind you in high/dangerous areas and some ridiculous immortal ghost enemies (you can disable the immortality but the idea is awful). The dragon was cool. This is the worst from software content I've ever played.
This was easily the worst of the 3 dlc. I'm just not a fan of constantly being bombarded by status ailments and rng.i can sort of see the joy in puzzle solving but the other 2 are leagues better.
awful DLC worst thing i have ever played
DS2 has the best dlcs, just revisited the series in order. I don't get the hate for DS2 in reviews
re: previous comment - nope, the key to the door is 100% certainly dropped by the giants in black gulch. they key you're referring to allows you to by a door in forest of fallen giants
I think the info about accesing is wrong. It says the giants in the Black Gulch have the key in SOTFS, but I'm pretty sure it is the one in Iron Keep, under the first bull/flamethrower you find.
Fun DLC, really gave me that Dark Souls rush. Bonfire placement kinda sucked in my opinion but it did make it more of a challenge so I can't complain, the bosses were pretty easy though so that was a bit of a letdown, other than that it was a really cool DLC
This is one of my favourite bits of content in all of the series. Shulva is intense, difficult and amazingly designed. My only issue is that I don't really like the bosses that much.
The requirements for this place is horses***
I was stuck in this area for 3 hours bc i couldn't find the Dragon stone
The design of this place (among other things) gives me anxiety. Especially the descent to the Dragon's Rest.
God, this place is no joke. Missed that feeling from ds1. Tough enemies, traps and as much bonfires as necessary.
New Enemies list is missing the Pagan Tree, which a lot of players might miss despite how helpful it can be.
I must be the other person on earth that thinks these DLCs are borderline garbage. From the scarcity of bonfires leading to constant backtracking to the abundance of overpowered enemies, it's not fun.
NG+8 I summon NPCs to assist and with one attack of the boss you will die.
the difficulty on ng++ is insane for dlc
Going in to this DLC today. Heard the dlcs were the hardesg content for ds2
They picked the worst place to move it to in SotFS, but then again, it's Dark Souls, so it's not like they'll make it easy.
What do you think is the optimal level for this DLC on NG? I am playing through it now, around soul level 120, soul memory 1,300,000. I really love the level design and the atmosphere but I struggle with bosses and it is difficult for me to find any summons/get summoned.
what two giants before the rotten boss fight?!
there arent any!
Can you do it on sotfs if you already killed the rotten boss dude or whatever.
My Crown of Sunken King on the SoFS edition for Xbox 360 is bugged and I can't access the DLC. When I examine the shrine after The Rotten battle I get thrown into a never ending loading screen. Has anyone else had this issue?