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Ash Lake is a location in Dark Souls.


Ash Lake is an optional area accessed by successfully reaching the bottom of The Great Hollow, through a tunnel past the Mushroom enemies. It is a wide, open space with seemingly endless views of Archtrees amidst deep, dark blue waters and below a sky of dense clouds. A large stretch of sand connects two Archtrees, and the shores abruptly end, leading to a watery grave.

The Stone Dragon is a passive and invulnerable entity that serves as initiator to the Path of the Dragon covenant.


Two bonfires are at either end of the area. One can be found shortly after arriving from The Great Hollow, and another is directly in front of the Stone Dragon, which is the only one in the area that can be warped to with the Lordvessel.






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  • If one continues through Ash Lake without defeating the Hydra, it will attempt to follow the player. Once the player passes the area where the Giant Clams are, the Hydra will jump out of the water and fly across the beach to the other side to continue to pursue the player. It will then follow all the way to the Archtree near the end of the area. This makes confrontation with the Hydra almost completely unavoidable.
    • It's possible to avoid the Hydra by wearing the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring while staying near the opposite shore of the beach. Doing so will allow the player to advance outside of the Hydra's aggro range and continue undisturbed all the way to the Stone Dragon.


The Archtrees of Ash Lake can be seen from the Tomb of the Giants.


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Dark Souls Music - The Ancient Dragon Ash Lake

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