Dark Souls Anor Londo Bonfires

Updated on October 17, 2011

Dark Souls Anor Londo Knight Archers

Dark Souls Anor Londo Running Beyond the Knight Archers to Reach the Third Bonfire
Dark Souls Anor Londo Running Beyond the Knight Archers to Reach the Third Bonfire

Dark Souls Anor Londo Bonfires

In dark souls, the hero finally reaches Anor Londo and now must find the first three bonfires in anor londo to ensure that he has the maximal chance of defeating all the monsters and especially the boss past the fog gate in Anor Londo. This will guide the hero in finding the bonfires in Anor Londo. In addition, some tactics are provided for easy circumventing of the monsters in Anor Londo in linking all the bonfires so the hero can head straight to the fog gate from the anor londo bonfire that gives him the most number of estus flask fillings.

Dark Souls Anor Londo First Bonfire

In dark souls, the hero is airlifted from Sen's Fortress and dropped into Anor Londo by Batwing creatures. The hero must descend some stairs from the drop off point to meet a semi giant knight near the bottom of the stairs. Either fight this knight, or just run past him into a room with two more knights. These two knights will not attack the hero unless he approaches too close. Just head out of this chamber and turn left and head down the stairs and the hero will be at the first bonfire. There is a golden knight near this anor londo first bonfire. This is the firekeeper of the dark souls anor londo bonfire. Try not to attack him.

Dark Souls Anor Londo Second Bonfire

In dark souls, to find the anor londo second bonfire, head up the stairs from the first bonfire and go straight ahead into an elevator which will take the hero down into the floor below. Head out to find a flying gargoyle which will fly towards the hero, attack the hero and then retreat. This flying gargoyle should be no match for the hero by this time. Just head behind the gargoyle and attack from behind. With the gargoyle gone, look straight ahead and then to the left to find a narrow pathway up into the next building. Transverse this narrow pathway and then drop down into the ledge below. Find an opening in the window and near here and head inside the building.

In this building the hero will be attacked by white masked men. Be careful of surprise attacks, as these white masked men move very fast and drop out from the ceilings to attack the hero. Defeat one or two of these men and then climb a ladder to head up into the rafting above the church. Head across the rafting and defeat more white masked men. Look for a white light and transverse across. Head out to the center to find a huge elevator with a lever and push the lever two times to bring the elevator down two floors. Head downstairs and the hero will be at the second bonfire.

Dark Souls And Bonfires at the Camp

Dark Souls Running Beyond the Archer Knights to the Anor Londo Third Bonfire

In Anor Londo, the most difficult part of this bonfire run is getting to the third bonfire. To do this the hero has to run beyond the archer knights. These archer knights do not shoot arrows. They shoot lances that deal a lot of damage and propel the hero backwards. Because the hero is on a narrow ledge at that time, any backward movement will plunge the hero into air and down into the bottomless pit below.

Anyhow, from the second bonfire (remember to save before proceeding), push the lever in the center part of the elevator once, and the elevator will wind up to the next floor. Next up the stairs and notice a pair of knight golems guarding a really large door.The hero must open this door at some point.

There are two ways from here onwards. One is to fight through all the creatures until the archer knights. The other is just to run. Running is easier because it saves time. From the two knight golem position, just roll and run to the right to a black steel gate that is open. Head down from the black steel gate and find three batwing creatures that can throw lightning spears. Run past them and into a narrow black archway down to the next level. Pause at the end and heal up momentarily before heading into the next pavilion. Another two batwing creatures occupy this pavilion. Head left and up another narrow black pathway. At this point, the knight archers will start shooting. Run in a zigzag manner to confuse the archers and run to the top of the black pathway. Stop for breath at the top and healing as the archers cannot reach the hero at this point.

Now for the crucial part of the anor londo bonfires walkthrough to reach the third bonfire. Move to the left of the narrow ledge but do not turn the corner yet until the left archer knight stops shooting. Now shield up and turn the corner and move along the ledge and turn the corner again. Use agility to run up the final black pathway up to the top. Shield up and turn right and just keeping rolling until the hero is near to the right knight archer. Once this knight archer puts his bow down and picks up his sword, turn and roll backwards towards the black pathway again. Run to just a little bit down from the top of the black pathway. At this position, the left knight archer cannot reach the hero, and the right knight archer will most likely fall off the ledge in chasing the hero.

With the right knight archer gone, now roll over the ledge again to the right side to avoid the left knight archer. The left knight archer probably only has one shot at the hero on the ledge. Now stand up and move slowly over the ledge to the other side. Spot another ledge below, and jump down. Head inside the corridor and open the first door on the left.

Congratulations! The hero is at the anor londo third bonfire.

Dark Souls Running Beyond the Knight Archers

Dark Souls Linking the Three Anor Londo Bonfires and Blacksmith

In Anor Londo, once the third bonfire has been reached, the hero must link the three anor londo bonfires together by opening the big black door. This step is not essential but is quite important for defeating the bosses on the other side of the anor londo fog gate.

From the anor londo third bonfire (save first), go out of the room and run up the stairs. The silver knight at the bottom will begin chasing. At the top of the stairs, look for a room that opens to a dining room area. Beyond this room is another room with a silver knight on the right. Turn left and head up the stairs. At the top of the stairs is a large courtyard with knight archers. Run towards the one straight ahead in a zigzag manner. Run past this silver knight, and go down the stairs. Avoid the super giant knight golems and head to a lever on the left side of the large chamber (the fog gate is behind the hero at this stage). Push the lever to open the big black gate. And the three anor londo bonfires are now linked so that the fog gate can be accessed easily.

To find the Anor Londo blacksmith, in the large chamber that contains the super giant golem knights, face the fog gate and run up the stairs on the left. Run gingerly past the silver knight and continue to head up the stairs. Turn right into a doorway and head downstairs to the anor londo blacksmith. Now head out where more batwing gargoyles are stationed. Find the black gate on the left side and open it from this side. Now the anor londo blacksmith is linked to all three anor londo bonfires.

With the three anor londo bonfires found, it's time to head forth into the fog gate to defeat the bosses Ornstein the Dragonslayer and Smough the Executioner.


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