Move down the stairs and light the Primal Bonfire. There no longer is a chest located behind the balista upstairs near the Pharros Door. To the left of the stairs here is a door you can open. You can now head back downstairs to face the Pursuer, who will spawn in Smelter's arena (you may have to fast travel away and come back to get him to spawn). The boss has a very high physical defense, and once he powers up, it seems impossible to deal meaningful damage. Standing at the right corner area but in front of the building was much safer than trying to stand all the way around the edge of the building. Wait for Alonne Knights to finish combo >>> sidestep >>> backstab. Shoot them from here and the Captain will engage when agro'ed. I am in human form, so not sure why its not there? DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin. This place makes no sense even after defeating the invadors they keep coming. After dispatching them head outside. Defeat the Pursuer in the Forest of Fallen Giants, walk up to the nearby nest and interact with it. The game arrives on PS4 and Xbox One on 3 April in the UK and 7 April in the US. the forlorn invasion areas Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin PlayStation 4 . At the bottom you'll find a chest on lava containing Phoenix Parma Shield. From the beam, carefully angle your fall so you land on the outer rim of the pot and circle around to the corpse inside which holds Covetous Gold Serpent Ring. If you back down the stairs to the boss room The Pursuer will appear. ... After 4 hours I finally got through iron keep and beat the old iron king. You will come to an empty cage with another ladder heading up. Head back up onto the pathway you'll see a ladder at the end of the path. Go to the end slowly as the stairs will end and if you fall, you will not be able to return. Now its time for the tedious trip down the hole in the middle. Ranged players can mark and kill all three without the need of jumping down. Activate the wall then quickly get on the ballista and use it to shoot the Greatbow Knight waiting on the other side. For Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "how can i walk on lava stones in iron keep? Head back up the stairs, and head over the bridge, ignoring the stairs on the right. The best way to avoid the fire, is to never get hit by his attacks. You can kill them, or step on the buttons which will drop the section their on, causing them to fall into the lava for more easy kills. Unlocked by defeating invading Forlorn; each victory will unlock a piece of the set for sale, requiring a total of four Forlorn to be defeated in order to unlock the full set. There's a lever down here which you can pull to lower the walkway above. (Brume Tower) Drop down in front of the lever onto the metal stairs. At the top, turn around to find a chest containing the Porcine Shield and 5x Flame Butterfly. They were a good, unexpected change in game for me. They can be easily killed by just lowering and raising the platform again for a quick 1500 souls (bonfire level 1). With 1000+ fire defense, You'll still take damage but it should be minimal. Jump over to it and at the edge is a corpse holding a Petrified Dragon Bone, grab it then head inside and up the stairs. You can reach this and pick it up, although for now, you will die in the process. Is it suppose to be this way ? He is the same knight on the left of the fogged door (which I have bolded and italicised above). Back to bonfire, outside the door of the room containing the bonfire is the ledge above a platform where you previosly had to kill an archer. A Captain is also guarding this, if you didn't snipe him earlier. On the right wall you can pull a lever to open this gate. Climb all the way back down into the first Flaming Head Room, loot the now accessible corpse to receive a cheeky Lightning Short Bow +1 and go through the doorway to the right of the ladder. To the right of the stairs is a small alcove which has an Illusory Wall -accessible as all others are, by pressing the "use" button on your respective controller. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin - Iron Keep Forlorn invasion. Turns out it wasn't an NPC like i was expecting so it threw me for a loop. You can farm this guy's spawn off quickly for some good souls here, as well as easily picking off the two enemies below with ranged attacks if you haven't de-spawned them yet. If you try to stand behind the corner of the building make sure you are well away from the edge since you will often be knocked backwards into the lava if you are right at the corner. The fog doorway directly ahead leads back to the original Flaming Bull Head room which brings us full circle. Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:30am. Mmmmmmmh? Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:01pm Ah, I'll try it then. This one is one of his most dangerous attacks because it can nock you down into the lava if it doesn't one shot you right away. This turns off the furnace making the two previously unsafe furnace doors, safe. He's not showing up the coward :(, the best strategy for this map, and not try to kill the boss but rather farm as many Npcs as you can and go back to the fire and repeat the process until they stop showing up. Climb up the ladder to reach the roof and a Pharros Contraption, and a chest containing a Zweihander. The stairs through the door to your left take you back there. Every time I returned Home from the dark of the gutter, the despair of the Lost Bastille, the fires of the Iron Keep.. Forlorn are invaders clad in black armor who wield either a reaper or a greatsword. This will keep you out of reach of basically every attack. Climb up to reach the Eygil's Idol bonfire and a lever located up the small set of stairs which turns off all Flaming Bull Heads! From here, turn around and head straight and shortly left is a ladder leading up. Be careful approaching the sniper as a melee, as there are buttons that will cause lava flows to open permanently, making the ledge more challenging. So it seems as long as you're in the area he can spawn. Iron Keep is easy once you know that almost everything can be backstabbed there. Okay I tried to go twice but has soon as I reach the door I get invaded by red phantom...WAY stronger than me judging by; damage, gear and defense. Head back up the stairs, and head over the bridge, ignoring the stairs on the right. Kill it to obtain the Dark Armor, and a Lightning Winged Spear. There is a sniper and a crystal bug on the ledge to the left (orientation as you enter the room). Note: On spawning the Oliver the Collector spirit at the Chest, the dude spawned before I even opened it. Smelter Demon is a boss in Dark Souls 2. To your left is a Boss Fog door, but lets wait on this for a minute. Continue on to fight the Captain ahead, and the otherCaptain (top ledge) and a Greatbow Knight (bottom ledge). He'll telegraph this by raising his right hand high over his head for a few seconds, just roll right when he brings it down and counter attack. Head straight and kill the Knight here, before jumping off to reach the other side of the Furnace Room. Take him out with ranged attacks and pull the lever in front of you to treat two of the Ironclad Soldiers ahead, to a glorious firey death. In the room after the bonfire you will find an obelisk that will teleport you to the entrance of the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC. Back at the top, continue along the platforms, timing your movements between the Flaming Bull Head bursts and work your way to the left, to the platform with a corpse containing a Large Soul Of Nameless Soldier. Make sure you have Flash Sweat and use it before walking in the mist door. Going up the ladder leads to a Belfry Covenant location. Drop down to the platform with the lever below. 0:41. The Iron Keep is an area in Dark Souls 2. After defeating him move through the doorway located around the right corner and loot the chest for Petrified Something. ***** you. The Old Iron King's life was taken by a mass of iron that had been given a soul. Soon you will drop down onto a beam in a room with a large lava pot below you. At the beginning of Iron Keep, there is only one soldier guarding the entrance. Go very slowly and eventually you'll see the "pick up item" prompt. Farther down the stairs are black pressure plates that will activate a lava bucket trap, so be cautious whilst approaching the corpse and the Greatbow Knight ahead. Try to take them one at a time. Just before you enter the building, Fencer Sharron will invade. Walkthrough. 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