Dark Souls 2 Patch 1.10

This is the Scholar of the First Sin patch for Xbox, PS3 and DX9 versions of the game. The re-release with all the DLCs will have some extra features NOT ADDED on this patch.

Scheduled maintenance for this update (Xbox 360, PS3, Steam):

  • 2/4 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST
  • 2/4 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • 2/4 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT
  • 2/4 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET


  • Added new character, The Scholar of the First Sin.
  • Additional item description text.
  • Choosing to enter the Covenant of Champions will now allow enemies to continue to respawn after being defeated.
  • Choosing to enter the Covenant of Champions will now cause enemies to inflict more damage to the player.
  • Players will gain access to a new item: The Agape Ring. When players equip the new Agape Ring, souls collected from kills during online play will be absorbed by the ring rather than the player. This allows players to control their online matchmaking experience by limiting their total souls collected.
  • Increased effect of Rusted Coin.
  • Awestones now dropped more often.
  • The bonfire warp selection screen will now highlight the top three areas where players will have the best chance to connect with other players online.
  • White phantoms will remain in other players’ worlds for longer periods of time.
  • White phantoms will no longer return to their world if time runs out during a boss battle.
  • Players on their first play through can now match with players on their 2nd or further play through.
  • Made it easier for players to match online in general.
  • Made it so that invading players cannot use items which invite more enemies.
  • NPC conversation text is now displayed more prominently than online notices.
  • Players may now choose to cancel out the effect of the Human Effigy at bonfires.
  • When a player cannot take part in online play due to the effect of the Human Effigy, made it so that the player can still write signs. (They still cannot summon during this period.)
  • The Imitation (Chameleon) spell now affects normal enemies.
  • The Hush spell is now more effective on normal enemies.
  • Load times shortened (PS3 only).
  • Calibrations no longer saved each time before the title screen.
  • Fixed issue causing map name listed on save data and actual map name after loading to not match.
  • Made it possible to skip the ending sequence the 2nd time through and beyond.
  • Removed the blur effect used when looking through the binoculars.
  • Rouge Water, etc.: Fixed issue causing the user not to recover spell usages for spells only able to be used once.
  • Made Old Iron King’s Crown’s effect function consistently throughout the game.
  • Adjusted price for Crown of the Ivory King, Ivory King Armor, Ivory King Gauntlets, Ivory King Leggings.
  • Fixed Issue whereby the sign in the Iron Keep was not displayed as intended once the player spoke to Lucatiel of Mirrah in Harvest Valley.
  • Corrected issue whereby users could not use Bonfire Ascetics at Undead Crypt Entrance Bonfire.
  • Adjusted timing for Licia of Lindeldt to become the player’s enemy.
  • Adjusted conditions for lighting Majula map from “Defeat Nashandra” to “Defeat Throne Defender and Throne Watcher.”
  • To prevent invasion after defeating area bosses, made the Human Effigy effect function in this situation automatically.
  • Made it possible to get the reward items after defeating area bosses even if your inventory is full at the time. (Items will drop in front of the player.)
  • Made it possible to get the reward items after using Crushed Eye Orb and defeating Licia of Lindeldt even if your inventory is full at the time. (Items will drop in front of the player.)
  • In Black Gulch, made it possible to receive Forgotten Key after defeating a Giant when the player has 99 Souls of a Giant.
  • In Grand Cathedral, made it possible to still receive the item you are supposed to get when talking to Alsanna, Silent Oracle even if your inventory is full.
  • At the Ending, if the player has fulfilled the conditions to receive Illusory Ring of a Conqueror and Illusory Ring of the Exalted but their inventory is full, made it possible to receive the rings properly. (Players will receive the rings as soon as space is opened in their inventory.)
  • Adjusted rewards in online play: (Normal Online Play)
  • Host vanquishes invading dark phantom or arbiter spirit: Human Effigy
  • Host vanquishes a dark phantom summoned through red sign: Human Effigy
  • Host vanquishes invading grey spirit (Bell Keeper): (1 of the following) Titanite Chunk, Titanite Slab, Twinkling Titanite, Petrified Dragon Bone.
  • Vanquish host you invade at the covenant “Rat King” area: Added Smooth & Silky Stone in addition to Pharros’ Lockstone
  • Summoned phantoms can only receive lifegems from enemy drops. (Must be tested in Ivory king boss fight if Loyce Souls still drop) (Previous statement is now false, summons can get other enemy drops. such as allone knight armor,charred loyce armor,and other DLC enemy drops.)

(Covenant “ Blue Sentinels”)

  • Vanquish dark phantom when summoned as help by a Way of Blue host: Devotion to covenant up +1.

(Covenant “ Rat King”)

(Covenant “ Bell Keeper”)

(Covenant “ Pilgrims of Dark”)

(Covenant “ Brotherhood of Blood”)

  • When invading, vanquish Blue Sentinel summoned as help: Devotion to covenant up +2.

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    • Anonymous

      So people who accidentally used Souls of a Giant without knowing in Scholar of the First Sin are basically just screwed when it comes to killing Vendrick huh? Great, what an "updated" version that is.

      • Anonymous

        There should be more of a distinction between which npc phantoms are available for this specific patch and which aren't. Ultimately, it seems that only those with the newer editions (Xbox one/PS4/newest pc version) get access to the summon, because with this patch along with calibration 1.15 there only seems to be the changes mentioned above and apparently Aldia as well. For example with this patch I've yet to see Ruined Aflis's summon sign in the Forest of the Fallen Giants. (Late af but oh well)

        • Anonymous

          I bought only the dark soul 2 for ps3 and it has this version, I can access the maps of dlcs or just buying the dark souls 2: The Scholar of the First Sin for ps3?

          • Anonymous

            is it normal to have the 3 dlc keys automatic in your inventory every new game and the forlorn wont even show up in my game is this normal for the ps3

            • I added to the online play section about enemy drops. If there is picture proof of enemies dropping other items please contact me so I can fix my addition, or just edit it yourself.

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