The Pit

The Pit is a Location in Dark Souls 2 in the middle of Majula. It is not easily accessible without the aid of the Silvercat Ring (sold by Sweet Shalquoir, the cat merchant next door), a ladder placed by Laddersmith Gilligan, or the Fall Control spell.

General Information

The Pit Map



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  • The Fall Control spell will cancel fall damage entirely, but falling from a deadly height will still kill you.

The Pit Walkthrough

Surviving the Fall

  • You need at least 1346 HP or the Silvercat Ring, which is purchasable from Sweet Shalquoir for about 13,400 souls. While this may sound like a lot, especially early game, it is necessary to survive the initial drop.
  • Stock up on Estus Flasks. The drops, especially the first, will still take a chunk of health. Make sure to refill your health before every drop.
  • Fall Damage Reduction EquipmentLion Warrior CuffsFlying Feline BootsJester's Tights. All these items and the ring can be worn together to greatly reduce fall damage. If you unequip all weapons and any armor that does not reduce fall damage, it will also lessen the amount of fall damage taken. 

Ladder Down

Alternatively, another way to get to descend the pit is to purchase a ladder from Laddersmith Gilligan. He offers three ladders, each more expensive than the last. 

  • The cheapest ladder will only go half way down to the first plank, but it could be all you need if you have high health and/or the Silvercat Ring.
  • The second most expensive ladder will take you down to near the Grave of Saints entrance. From there, you can drop down a few more levels to a platform just outside the bonfire at the start of the Grave of Saints. Be advised that you will still need a lot of HP and/or the Silvercat Ring (or other fall damage reduction items) to reach the entrance. A separate "drop path" will put you on a different platform at the bottom of a ladder.
  • The most expensive ladder gives you easy access to the Forgotten Door, far down in the pit. The key to the door is found in a hidden cave in the Black Gulch; see the next section for instructions on how to attain it.
  • Continuing to drop down from the bottom of the ladder will put you on yet another ledge which meets up with the Wooden Bridge section of  the Grave of Saints, which eventually leads to The Gutter.

Opening the Door

To obtain the key, you must first go through the Black Gulch. In this location there is a a secret platform which can be seen with a torch from the beginning bonfire. Drop down to this platform to find a locked door. Proceed to the right to find another platform; drop down, and kill the giants (there will be at least two; if you've summoned an NPC or another player, there will be more). The giants will drop the Forgotten Key needed to open the Forgotten Door in the pit. Behind the door, there are 3 chests (containing Great Lightning SpearWitchtree BranchWitchtree Bellvine, and Soul Vortex), and a body holding the Dragon Talon


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