Throne of Want

 

Throne of Want is a Location in Dark Souls 2. It is the final area of the game and is where the player will have their final showdown with a series of Bosses and make an ultimate choice on the game's outcome.

 

 

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General Information

  • Previous: Drangleic Castle
  • Next: N/A
  • Recommended Levels: 110 to 120
  • Bosses: 3
  • Bonfires: N/A

 

Throne of Want Map

 

 

NPCs

  1. Emerald Herald (Kings Gate, near the torch golem)

NPC Summons

  1. Vengarl
  2. Benhart of Jugo
  3. Bradley of the Old Guard

Items

  • N/A

 

Boss

Throne of Want Walkthrough

Back-to-Back-to-Back

In order to reach this place, travel to Drangleic Castle's "King's Gate" bonfire. Leave the bonfire room and head left, equip the King's Ring and the door will open, and you'll find Emerald Herald. She will explain her origins, and Nashandra's intentions to you, before sending you on your way. 

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Follow the torch-lit stone path to the fog gate, where the summon signs for VengarlBenhart of JugoBradley of the Old Guard, are all available in close proximity. Proceed through the fog to start your final battles.

BOSS FIGHT: Throne Watcher and Throne Defender

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If you have the Giant's Kinship, the second fight begins as soon as the first finishes. If you haven't acquired it yet, you'll have to return once you do to fight Nashandra and proceed to the throne.

BOSS FIGHT: Nashandra

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However, if you have interacted with the Scholar of the First Sin and defeated Vendrick, he will appear right after Nashandra's defeat. Thus making the choice of leaving the throne possible.

BOSS FIGHT: Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin

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The End

When the final boss is defeated, after the credits the player will be teleported back to Majula, where NG+ can be triggered manually at the bonfire there. By keeping up with the Scholar of the First Sin storyline, and killing Vendrick, you unlock a different ending as opposed to the ending scene after Nashandra.

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Notes

  • If the player enters the Throne of Want before the Giant Lord is defeated only the Throne Watcher and Throne Defender boss is encountered here. This can be utilized to avoid back to back boss fights as the player is free to leave after.
  • Anyone summoned for the first fight will stay for the second if the player has the Giant Lord Soul prior to entering the Throne of Want.
  • Despite the fact that the golems move to form a bridge towards the throne of want in the ending cutscene, the golems stay in the same position after the cutscene ends, this makes reaching the throne in-game impossible.
  • Even with the Giant's Kinship already acquired, it is still possible to avoid back to back fights. To achieve this, use the Aged Feather right after defeating the Throne Watcher/Defender Boss.

General Information

 

Throne of Want Map

 

 

NPCs

  1. Bashful Ray (Kings Gate, near the torch golem)
  2. Vengarl (summon for boss)
  3. Benhart of Jugo (summon for boss, read his article for how to finish his questline here if you havent)

Items

Consumables
  • N/A

Enemies


Lore Notes:

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Throne of Want Walkthrough

In order to reach this place, travel to Drangleic Castle's "King's Gate" bonfire. Leave the bonfire room and turn left, equip the King's Ring and the door will open. Go inside and follow the road. After entering the fog gate the first boss fight will start. If you have the Giant's Kinship, the second bossfight begins as soon as the first finishes. If you haven't got the Giant's Kinship yet, you'll have to return once you do to fight Nashandra and proceed to the throne. However, if you have interacted with the Scholar of the First Sin and defeated Vendrick, he will appear right after Nashandra's defeat. Thus making the choice of leaving the throne possible.


Notes

  • If the player enters the Throne of Want before the Giant Lord is defeated only the Throne Watcher and Throne Defender boss is encountered here. This can be utilized to avoid back to back boss fights as the player is free to leave after.
  • Anyone summoned for the first fight will stay for the second if the player has the Giant Lord soul prior to entering the Throne of Want.
  • When the final boss is defeated, after the credits the player will be teleported back to Majula, NG+ is triggered manually at the Majula bonfire.
  • Despite the fact that the golems move to form a bridge towards the throne of want in the ending cutscene, the golems stay in the same position after the cutscene ends, this makes reaching the throne in-game impossible.
  • With the Scholar of the First Sin patch, there are now two endings. One is accessible only after beating Aldia.
  • With the Giant Lord Soul already acquired It's still possible to avoid back to back fights using the Aged Feather right after defeating the Throne Watcher/Defender Boss.

 

Video Walkthrough

 

Throne of Want Video Walk-through (All Bosses)

 

Locations
Belfry Luna  ♦  Black Gulch  ♦  Brightstone Cove Tseldora  ♦  Brume Tower  ♦  Cathedral of Blue  ♦  Cave of the Dead  ♦  Dragon's Rest  ♦  Dragon's Sanctum  ♦  Dragon Memories  ♦  Dragon Shrine  ♦  Drangleic Castle  ♦  Forest of Fallen Giants  ♦  Grave of Saints  ♦  Huntsman's Copse  ♦  Iron passage  ♦  Lost Bastille  ♦  Memory of Jeigh  ♦  Memory of Orro  ♦  Memory of the King  ♦  Memory of Vammar  ♦  No-man's Wharf  ♦  Shrine of Winter  ♦  Sinner's Rise  ♦  The Gutter  ♦  The Pit  ♦  Things Betwixt  ♦  Undead Purgatory



    • Anonymous

      15 Dec 2018 17:51  

      I dont have SoTFS, none of the dlcs and aldia showed up as the final boss. Im on ng++ and this never occured before. Can someone pls explain this to me?

      • 19 May 2018 18:21  

        On PC during the end credits for some reason if you press "m" on the keyboard and haven't used the menu to rebind it.. you'll hear a shuffling sound like your character is moving around. No other key or controller button press did anything but "m" did for some reason. Totally useless and random information but interesting to know that the game still has you rendered in some form during the entire end credits.

        • Anonymous

          Help29 Aug 2016 11:01  

          Am pretty sure I have done everything and completed the game, however I can't start new game plus. I defeated the final boss, I don't understand.

          • Anonymous

            .29 Aug 2016 11:01  

            so i wanted the ending with me just beating nashandra but aldia poped up after (keep in mind this is my first play thru still)

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