How to Get to Archdragon Peak in Dark Souls 3


Valerie Harper

Writer and Storywriter


Archdragon Peak is where the Nameless King waits for a glorious battle. Other than this boss fight, you the enemies in the area drop worthwhile loot like Titanite, rings, and weapons. However, before you can claim the rewards, you first must travel there.

How to Get to Archdragon Peak in Dark Souls 3

As there are a few loose ends to handle before traveling to Archdragon Peak is possible, we’ll list them out here. We also recommend reaching Level 95 first before you set out to the location.

Before Going to Archdragon Peak

There are three prerequisites you must complete before you get to Archdragon Peak. Thankfully, they all happen in sequential order. Here’s what you must do:

  • Kill Oceiros
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  • Get the Path of the Dragon emote
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  • Find the Dragon Torso Stone
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Once you fulfill all three objectives, you’ll teleport to Archdragon Peak after watching a cutscene.

Heading to Archdragon Peak

The first thing to do is to kill Oceiros, the Consumed King. He resides in the Consumed King’s Garden, which is below Lothric Castle. After slaying him and obtaining his Soul, head to the bonfire. From this point, here’s what you do next:

  1. Enter the unlocked door behind the bonfire.
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  2. Walk down the corridor.
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  3. When you enter the chamber, locate the body.
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  4. Pick up the Path of the Dragon gesture.
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Next, return to Irithyll Dungeon and follow these steps:

  1. Exit through the door near the bonfire.
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  2. Keep left.
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  3. Maintain left while walking.
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  4. Go down the stairs.
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  5. Turn right.
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  6. Find a knight with the Dragon Torso Stone.
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  7. Take the elevator.
  8. Find the Dragon Statue to your left.
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  9. Use your new gesture close by.
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  10. Wait for the cutscene to load.
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Once the cutscene is over, you’ll teleport to Archdragon Peak.

What to Do in Archdragon Peak

The first boss you’ll fight here is the Ancient Wyvern. This dragon isn’t straightforward to kill, and you’ll need to find the solution somewhere nearby. We won’t spoil the battle for you, but it can be a tough one.

Of course, once you explore the peak enough, you’ll end up facing the Nameless King. He’s capable of dealing heavy damage and has two phases. It’ll take plenty of patience and precise timing to defeat him and his mount.

Some of the rewards you can find here are:

  • Dragonslayer Spear
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  • Ancient Dragon Greatshield
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  • Dragon Tooth
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  • Havel’s Greatshield
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  • Dragonslayer Armor
    5 copy
  • Dragon Head Stone
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  • Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone
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  • Plenty of Titanite
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  • Dragon Chaser’s Ashes
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  • Ring of Steel Protection
    10 copy
  • Calamity Ring
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  • Thunder Stoneplate Ring
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  • Great Magic Barrier
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  • Various Souls
  • Various other consumable items

Once you defeat the Nameless King and get the last few chests, there won’t be any reason left to dawdle in Archdragon Peak.

A Journey of Slaughter

Your journey in Dark Souls 3 doesn’t end at Archdragon Peak, so it’s best to loot the area clean. The equipment here can be helpful in future fights as well. Even though the two bosses can be challenging, keeping a cool head, and learning their attack patterns will help immensely.

Did you struggle against the Nameless King? What do you think about the enemies in Archdragon Peak? Tell us in the comments section below.

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