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. 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

Crown of the Sunken King


"The Crown of the Sunken King sends players on a quest to reclaim the Crown that King Vendrick once owned,”
“With an 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?”

How to access the DLC area

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 the entrance of the DLC, 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.
Also worth noting that with the DLC installed, the tablet in Majula that normaly says it is too worn to be read, will now give instructions how to enter the DLC.

In the Scholar of the First Sin edition, the key has moved to the locked door in the pit in Majula. You now need to go to The Black Gulch, kill the two giants before the final bonfire, before the boss fight with The Rotten to receive The Forgotten key, the key that opens the stone doors. The talon lies on a body to the left of the chests in the pit.


Crown of the Sunken King Content


    • Anonymous

      03 Oct 2018 07:04  

      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.

      • Anonymous

        11 Aug 2018 19:34  

        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.

        • Anonymous

          26 Nov 2016 09:32  

          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?

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