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Undead Crypt

 

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Undead Crypt is a Location in Dark Souls 2. The Undead Crypt is a place for undead who've died to rest in peace, the area is rather dark and has several traps inside, it is best to watch ones step and tread carefully. Do not light a torch near the entrance to avoid angering Grave Warden Agdayne

 

 

 

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Undead Crypt Walkthrough

Just a regular Bonfire

From the elevator from Shrine of Amana, proceed forward into a room with a staircase, and the 'Undead Crypt Entrance Bonfire' right ahead. Trying to ignite it the first time will cause an explosion and Aldia, the Scholar of the First Sin erupt from the ground. Exhaust his dialogue for some saucy lore and to send him back down, this makes the bonfire available to light, only for realsies this time. On the right of the stairs is a corpse with a Radiant Lifegem.

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Voice of Reason

Head up the stairs to enter a room with two Syan Soldiers. After taking care of them, you can enter a room with a non-hostile Torch Hollow that will simply follow you, and an Imperious Knight that blocks the entrance to the next door. Inside this room are a few Hollows and 2 Leydia Witches, who can cast hexes and miracles. You can also summon Devotee Scarlett on the right, immediately after descending the initial steps. 

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Going through the doorway and up the short steps then again through a thin corridor. Upon exiting the corridor, you are told to halt and not produce light by Grave Warden Agdayne, who stands on top above a walkway. Get to him by taking the stairs on the right, past his Guards line the approach to him but do not attack until provoked -you can attack them without aggroing Agdayne, after you've talked to him. Any form of torch lighting here makes him hostile, including letting the Torch Hollow from the first room follow you. There is a corpse near him with a Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier. Exhausting Agdayne's dialogue gives you a good chunk of lore, allows you to learn the gesture 'Have Mercy!', and also becomes a merchant who sells some useful wares.

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Soul Vessel Collection

Head back down the staircase and through the doorway on your right. Before proceeding up stairs to the right, you'll want to drop off the left. This brings you down to a small area in which two Hollows will attack you.You can also loot a Simpleton’s Spice and a Soul of a Great Hero. Continue to the end of this short hallway to find a ladder leading up to where you'll encounter another Hollow and an iron chest with a Crushed Eye Orb and a Fire Seed; a Ghost will attack when you're midway up the ladder. Drop down to land on the walkway at the top of the stairs you ignored earlier with a sconce, then a mist. If you light the sconce, an invader will spawn a few meters from you. 

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When you arrive at the mist door, if you drop down to the left, it leads to an Imperious Knight guarding a Soul Vessel. From down here, simply go up a ladder to enter the bonfire that is located just to the left, past the mist door. In this area, where you first drop down, before you reach the Soul Vessel, there is a small statue of a woman that if you light with your torch will illuminate the area greatly BUT it will also spawn around 6 non-respawning Insolent Spirits in the level so think twice. Approaching the statue on right spawns Leydia Pyromancers, while several Hollows lurk about this room regardless. Destroy statue to stop the Pyromancers from spawning. Nearby around the corner is a room with the Undead Ditch bonfire.

Rocky Situation

A corpse with a Titanite Chunk and Petrified Dragon Bone in corner behind, and a ladder nearby leads up to a walkway where a Leydia Witch stands in front of a chest. The chest contains Dried Fingers, a Bonfire Ascetic and a Twinkling Titanite. Head back down the ladder to the prior room. To the left, find a Simpleton’s Spice and 2x Black Firebomb then proceed to the right to go into the room in Section 4.

Entering into the next room, destroy statue that summons the Pyromancers, and once again, be wary of the Hollows as well. In the room, you'll find a corpse with a Soul of Lost Undead, and around the corner from it, you will find a Bracing Knuckle Ring +2. Continue into the next open room to trigger the Nameless Usurper invasion; be wary of the Ghosts here as well. Upon clearing the room, loot the corpse with the Divine Blessing and Soul of Nameless Hero. There is an illusory wall to right with 2 more of these wall-Ghosts, including one who guards the iron chest in the room. Kill them and loot the chest for the Avelyn and 15x Heavy Bolt.

Continue down the candlelit hallway, with three more wall-Ghosts, to find a blockade created by two Imperious Knights. Defeat them then continue to the big hole in the floor behind them, and before jumping down, try hitting the statue left of the skeleton. There's an invisible hollow in front of the statue that will drop a Small Smooth & Silky Stone.

The next room is tricky. With the corridor you came from in your back:

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  • 12 'o clock - An illusory wall, but before triggering it, let's make the room as safe as can be. There's various bells and statues in the room, and Hollows will do their best to ring the bells. Triggering this illusory wall gives access to a Pharros contraption. Activating this reveals an opening across the room -
  • 1 'o clock - A doorway, and before the doorway, a bell and a Pyromancer-spawning-statue. Destroy the statue, but be careful not to hit the bell.
  • 7 'o clock - Another doorway, and before that one there's another statue, destroy it. There is also another statue down this doorway.
  • 11 'o clock - Another doorway, and, a little to the right of it, there's another statue that needs destroying. This doorway also contains a Large soul of a Proud Knight and one Dragon Charm
  • 4 'o clock - The last statue. The doorway also leads back to the halls you were in earlier, but further down. Eventually you'll arrive at a lever, which will open a bridge back to the last bonfire. There's a chest further down, containing a Magic Stone and a Darknight Stone. Enter the room next to the chest . 

Boss of the Aegis

Beneath stairs is a hallway with a Hollow and a bell. Kill it without ringing the bell, then camp it until you kill two more Hollows that will attempt to activate the bell; the second will come from the left side, and after, the third one spawning next to the bell. Now that spawning Pyromancers are not a threat, proceed to the corner opposite to the bell to kill the Ghost dropping another Small Smooth & Silky Stone. If the bell is rung, the Pyromancers -that spawn by the pillars ahead- can be picked off with a bow from afar.

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Past them are 2 Royal Knights and a non-respawning Dragonrider. There are two chests on each side of the fog gate:

When ready, sttep through the mist to face the boss.

 

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BOSS FIGHT: Velstadt, The Royal Aegis

See you later Vendrick

After the boss is defeated, the doorway straight ahead leads to King Vendrick. Don't worry, the first time you pass him, he's content with walking in circles and will not retaliate on any beating you give him, and will not take any damage either. Go down and around him to the item on the other side of the room. This is the King's Ring; now you can go in search of Giant souls to weaken Vendrick, as you're not able to fight him now.

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Soul Farming Tips

After you kill Velstadt, come back to this room with a good number of long range spells or arrows. Arrows work better for this purpose it is easier to aim, Do not kill the zombie that rings the bell in the previous area. Now run everything. The only ones that might follow you into the boss room is the knights, but they do not respawn. You can stand in the boss room and pick off the respawning Leydia Pyromancers for 750 souls each.

You can kill them with good arrows in 2-4 shots, they also drop pretty good items -you may want to equip gear that helps with your item discovery. If they stop respawning you can burn a bonfire ascetic, and will be harder to defeat but will also come better with drops.

If you're having a lot of PVP or you are using small white sign soapstone to farm Smooth and Silkies or souls here, exercise caution in this room since invaders will use the bell to summon spectres and make an easy kill out of you while you're in the middle of the enemy horde/spell storm.

General Information

 

Undead Crypt Map

 

NPCs

  1. Grave Warden Agdayne

 

Items

Consumables 

Equipment 


Enemies

 

Bosses

 

Notes

  • If you return to Agdayne after obtaining the King's Ring, 'Talk' to him and he will give you the Darkdrift katana and the Agdayne's armor set.

    If you choose to run past the two Imperious Knights that create blockade, they will not follow you down the circular hole in the next room

Undead Crypt Walkthrough

Just a regular Bonfire

From the elevator from Shrine of Amana, proceed forward into a room with a staircase, and the 'Undead Crypt Entrance Bonfire' right ahead. Trying to ignite it the first time will cause an explosion and Aldia, the Scholar of the First Sin erupt from the ground. Exhaust his dialogue for some saucy lore and to send him back down, this makes the bonfire available to light, only for realsies this time. On the right of the stairs is a corpse with a Radiant Lifegem.

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Voice of Reason

Head up the stairs to enter a room with two Syan Soldiers. After taking care of them, you can enter a room with a non-hostile Torch Hollow that will simply follow you, and an Imperious Knight that blocks the entrance to the next door. Inside this room are a few Hollows and 2 Leydia Witches, who can cast hexes and miracles.

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Going through the doorway and up the short steps then again through a thin corridor. Upon exiting the corridor, you are told to halt and not produce light by Grave Warden Agdayne, who stands on top above a walkway. Get to him by taking the stairs on the right, past his Guards line the approach to him but do not attack until provoked -you can attack them without aggroing Agdayne, after you've talked to him. Any form of torch lighting here makes him hostile, including letting the Torch Hollow from the first room follow you. There is a corpse near him with a Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier. Exhausting Agdayne's dialogue gives you a good chunk of lore, allows you to learn the gesture 'Have Mercy!', and also becomes a merchant who sells some useful wares.

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Soul Vessel Collection

Head back down the staircase and through the doorway on your right. Before proceeding up stairs to the right, you'll want to drop off the left. This brings you down to a small area in which two Hollows will attack you.You can also loot a Simpleton’s Spice and a Soul of a Great Hero. Continue to the end of this short hallway to find a ladder leading up to where you'll encounter another Hollow and an iron chest with a Crushed Eye Orb and a Fire Seed; a Ghost will attack when you're midway up the ladder. Drop down to land on the walkway at the top of the stairs you ignored earlier with a sconce, then a mist. If you light the sconce, an invader will spawn a few meters from you. 

When you arrive at the mist door, if you drop down to the left, it leads to an Imperious Knight guarding a Soul Vessel. From down here, simply go up a ladder to enter the bonfire that is located just to the left, past the mist door. In this area, where you first drop down, before you reach the Soul Vessel, there is a small statue of a woman that if you light with your torch will illuminate the area greatly BUT it will also spawn around 6 non-respawning Insolent Spirits in the level so think twice. Approaching the statue on right spawns Leydia Pyromancers, while several Hollows lurk about this room regardless. Destroying the statues stops the Pyromancers from spawning. Nearby around the corner is a room with the Undead Ditch bonfire.

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Rocky Situation

A corpse with a Titanite Chunk and Petrified Dragon Bone in corner behind, and a ladder nearby leads up to a walkway where a Leydia Witch stands in front of a chest. The chest contains Dried Fingers, a Bonfire Ascetic and a Twinkling Titanite. Head back down the ladder to the prior room. To the left, find a Simpleton’s Spice and 2x Black Firebomb then proceed to the right to go into the room in Section 4.

Entering into the next room, destroy statue that summons the Pyromancers, and once again, be wary of the Hollows as well. In the room, you'll find a corpse with a Soul of Lost Undead, and around the corner from it, you will find a Bracing Knuckle Ring +2. Continue into the next open room to trigger the Nameless Usurper invasion; be wary of the Ghosts here as well. Upon clearing the room, loot the corpse with the Divine Blessing and Soul of Nameless Hero. There is an illusory wall to right with 2 more of these wall-Ghosts, including one who guards the iron chest in the room. Kill them and loot the chest for the Avelyn and 15x Heavy Bolt.

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Continue down the candlelit hallway, with three more wall-Ghosts, to find a blockade created by two Imperious Knights. Defeat them then continue to the big hole in the floor behind them, and before jumping down, try hitting the statue left of the skeleton.

The next room is tricky. With the corridor you came from in your back:

  • 12 'o clock - An illusory wall, but before triggering it, let's make the room as safe as can be. There's various bells and statues in the room, and Hollows will do their best to ring the bells. Triggering this illusory wall gives access to a Pharros contraption. Activating this reveals an opening across the room -
  • 1 'o clock - A doorway, and before the doorway, a bell and a Pyromancer-spawning-statue. Destroy the statue, but be careful not to hit the bell.
  • 7 'o clock - Another doorway, and before that one there's another statue, destroy it. There is also another statue down this doorway.
  • 11 'o clock - Another doorway, and, a little to the right of it, there's another statue that needs destroying. This doorway also contains a Large soul of a Proud Knight and one Dragon Charm
  • 4 'o clock - The last statue. The doorway also leads back to the halls you were in earlier, but further down. Eventually you'll arrive at a lever, which will open a bridge back to the last bonfire. There's a chest further down, containing a Magic Stone and a Darknight Stone. Enter the room next to the chest . 

Boss of the Aegis

Beneath stairs is a hallway with a Hollow and a bell. Kill it without ringing the bell, then camp it until you kill two more Hollows that will attempt to activate the bell; the second will come from the left side, and after, the third one spawning next to the bell. Now that spawning Pyromancers are not a threat, proceed to the corner opposite to the bell to kill the Ghost dropping another Small Smooth & Silky Stone. If the bell is rung, the Pyromancers -that spawn by the pillars ahead- can be picked off with a bow from afar.

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Past them are 2 Royal Knights and a non-respawning Dragonrider. There are two chests on each side of the fog gate:

When ready, step through the mist to face the boss.

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BOSS FIGHT: Velstadt, The Royal Aegis

See you later Vendrick

After the boss is defeated, the doorway straight ahead leads to King Vendrick. Don't worry, the first time you pass him, he's content with walking in circles and will not retaliate until after the first few hits you get on him. Go down and around him to the item on the other side of the room. This is the King's Ring; now you can go in search of Giant souls to weaken Vendrick, unless you prefer to do so now with his 32x defense stats -yeah, we wouldn't eaither.

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Soul Farming Tips

After you kill Velstadt, come back to this room with a good number of long range spells or arrows. Arrows work better for this purpose it is easier to aim, Do not kill the zombie that rings the bell in the previous area. Now run everything. The only ones that might follow you into the boss room is the knights, but they do not respawn. You can stand in the boss room and pick off the respawning Leydia Pyromancers for 750 souls each.

You can kill them with good arrows in 2-4 shots, they also drop pretty good items -you may want to equip gear that helps with your item discovery. If they stop respawning you can burn a bonfire ascetic, and will be harder to defeat but will also come better with drops.

If you're having a lot of PVP or you are using small white sign soapstone to farm Smooth and Silkies or souls here, exercise caution in this room since invaders will use the bell to summon spectres and make an easy kill out of you while you're in the middle of the enemy horde/spell storm.

 

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    • Anonymous

      12 Sep 2018 09:13  

      This is an amazing area to farm for souls. When you find the hole in the floor. Drop down and look just to your left. A hallway is there. Run backwards first and run around the room quickly to spawn the undead. Immediately run to that hallway and wait until 1 undead comes at you. Kill him and peak around the corner and kill the ghost on the right. Go back in the hallway and wait. Every 15 seconds a ghost will come into your hallway netting 1065 souls. Infinitely. Enjoy. The key here is to kill the ghost first. After that he will come to you.

      • Anonymous

        04 Dec 2017 15:13  

        Whoever wrote this is incompetent in English, instructions are vague and confusing. Someone please consider re-writing this.

        • Anonymous

          11 Sep 2017 13:39  

          I have also found two npc summons in this area. Near the first bonfire in the room with the two witches. Second npc is in the area before boss room next to one of the pillars near the fog wall

          • Anonymous

            07 Jul 2017 16:56  

            no chests before the fog gate, and in addition to the spectres, i had to fight 6 of those syam royal knights (not 2) there but no "dragonrider" ?

            • Anonymous

              03 Jul 2017 14:49  

              Missing items!
              After the two dual wielding guy, dont jump immediately! Theres 2 smooth and silky, hit the statues and u get them.
              (dont remember which two, try all)

              • Anonymous

                endless souls07 Oct 2016 05:49  

                I have ver. 1.05, and cal. 1.10... after you have lit the undead ditch bonfire, and lowered the bridge, Proceed past the the bridge and down the steps toward the Velstadt area. do NOT kill the the bell ringer under the stairs. If you use lighting spear, (use northern ritual band +2, and southern ritual band if you have them) approach the pillars on the left hand side until the first spectre spawns, lock on him and move left till you are up against the pillar. Move to the end of the pillar and unleash your lightning spear, you need to do 350 damage at least. after your first cast, cast again. You'll hit the second spectre further down. Repeat this, hopping back as needed. With the covetous silver serpent ring you will gleen 825 each. each respawns every ten seconds... add that up, and you can make a million souls watching a movie on netflix.... Nuff said... They will never even aggro...

                • Undead Crypt: Death Penalty29 Aug 2016 10:58  

                  When you die in this area, the area becomes significantly darker than before. Dying again won't make it any darker. Fast travelling to another location then fast travelling back seems to fix it. I believe it's a challenge factor (death penalty) that forces you to use a torch... (Both Original and Scholar of the First Sin versions)

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