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Most weapons can be collected in a single playthrough, but weapons crafted from boss souls can only be crafted once per playthrough. Most boss souls offer the option to create two different weapons, but the Soul of Sif can be used to create three different weapons, thus New Game+2 (a third playthrough) would be required to craft all possible variants. Weapons from the DLC Artorias of the Abyss are not required for this achievement/trophy.
The following is a list of weapons and their respective locations:
Boss Soul WeaponsEdit
This list is roughly based on the order that the boss is encountered. Some important notes:
- The base weapon must be upgraded to at least +10 before it can be ascended into a boss soul weapons.
- Boss soul weapons can only be ascended at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
- To gain the souls of Ornstein and Smough, they must be defeated in a different order in separate playthroughs.
- The Soul of Sif is unique in that it is the only Boss Soul that is required to be obtained three times; one for each of the two Greatsword of Artorias variants, and one for the Greatshield of Artorias.
Severed Tail WeaponsEdit
These weapons are obtained by cutting the tail of certain enemies. You may only get one chance at most of these weapons until the next playthrough, as the enemies do not appear again, with the exception of the Gargoyles and the Stone Dragon.
If a boss is about to die, and it seems unlikely the tail will be severed, quit the game and reload the save. This will spawn you outside the fog gate, giving you a chance to try again.
This weapon is granted upon joining its respective Covenant.
These weapons can only be obtained by defeating certain enemies throughout the game. Most weapons have a low drop rate, which means it may take several attempts for the enemy to drop the desired weapon.
The following weapons are guaranteed to drop, if the enemy is killed.
|Crescent Axe||Patches||Tomb of the Giants. Sold by Patches for 10,000 Souls.|
|Demon's Catalyst||Demon Firesage||Demon Ruins|
|Izalith Catalyst||Daughter of Chaos||Lost Izalith|
|Crest Shield||Oscar, Knight of Astora||Undead Asylum (return visit)|
|Grant||Paladin Leeroy||Tomb of the Giants|
Black Knight weapons are only dropped by Black Knights who wield that weapon. Most knights in the game do not respawn, however the five Black Knights guarding the Kiln of the First Flame do. All four variants can be found here, making it a perfect location to obtain these weapons.
|Weapon||Location||% Drop Rate|
|Black Knight Sword||Undead Burg, Undead Asylum, and Kiln of the First Flame||20%|
|Black Knight Greatsword||Undead Parish and Kiln of the First Flame||20%|
|Black Knight Greataxe||The Catacombs and Kiln of the First Flame||20%|
|Black Knight Halberd||Darkroot Basin, Tomb of the Giants and Kiln of the First Flame||20%|
|Black Knight Shield||Any Black Knight||5%|
Silver Knight weapons are significantly rarer than Black Knight weapons, with drop rates at between 1 and 2 percent. Silver Knights can only be found in Anor Londo. Like the Black Knights, they only drop the weapons they wield in battle. Sword and spear wielding knights can be found in the various rooms within the main building.
|Weapon||Location||% Drop Rate|
|Silver Knight Straight Sword||Silver Knight behind the staircase to the left of the third bonfire.||2%|
|Silver Knight Spear||Silver Knight in the room opposite the third bonfire.||2%|
|Silver Knight Shield||Any Silver Knight.||1%|
|Weapon||Enemy||Location||% Drop Rate|
|Channeler's Trident||Channeler||Undead Parish, Depths, and The Duke's Archives.||1%|
|Giant's Halberd||Sentinel||Anor Londo. Sold by Giant Blacksmith for 5,000 Souls.||2%|
|Stone Greatsword||Stone Knight||Darkroot Garden. Sold by Shiva of the East for 15,000 Souls (but only after joining the Forest Hunter Covenant, and going back to the second bonfire of Blighttown)||2%|
|Stone Greatshield||Stone Knight||Darkroot Garden||2%|
These weapons are obtained by looting corpses or chests throughout the game.
|Effigy Shield||Tomb of the Giants||Found on a corpse guarded by a Black Knight, between the first and second bonfires.|
|Bloodshield||Painted World of Ariamis||Found on a corpse on the bridge, near the Undead Dragon.|
|Velka's Rapier||Painted World of Ariamis||Found on a corpse after the door that opens with the Annex Key. Break the wooden planks to gain access.|
|Black Iron Greatshield||Anor Londo||Found on a corpse in the gallery, left of the large painting in that leads to the Painted World of Ariamis.|
|Dragonslayer Greatbow||Anor Londo||On a roof near the Giant Blacksmith. Gain access by entering the broken glass window on the upper levels of the entrance hall.|
|Dragon Tooth||Anor Londo Interior||Found in a chest in a room behind an illusory wall, near the third bonfire.|
|Astora's Straight Sword||Valley of Drakes||Found on a corpse near the Undead Dragon.|
|Dragon Crest Shield|
- It's possible to gift boss souls to other players in order for them to create the required weapon, removing the need for NG+.