DARK SOULS 3 -Grand Archives

Unlocking the First Shortcut

・From the Dragonslayer Armour bonfire, proceed foward. Take a right down the stairs to find a Titanite Chunk.
・Light Grand Archives bonfire.
・From the corpse near the bonfire, you can find the Grand Archives Key, and the Gotthard Twinswords.
・The lift to the right will not move yet. ※2
・Use the Grand Archives Key to open the double doors.
・As you enter straight ahead you will find the Crystal Sage. Defeat her for the Crystal Scroll. If you couldn’t defeat her there you will find her upstairs.
・Head right and at the end you can find the Titanite Chunk.
・Headleft and you will find a Crystal Lizard. Defeat it for a Twinkling Titanite and a Crystal Gem. Go further down and up the stairs for a Soul of a Crestfallen Knight.
・Go right from where the Crystal Sage was for a Titanite Chunk. If you go left you will enter another room. The bookshelf near the Titanite Chhunk will move by pulling a lever. Behind the bookshelf is a Titanite Slab. ※1 Make your way inbetween the bookshelves on the opposite side for a Titanite Chunk. Go further and enter the small room to find the Crystal Chime.
・Enter the dark room and you will find 2 Crystal Lizards. Defeat them for 3 Twinkling Titanite and a Chaos Gem. At the left corner of the room you can find a Soul of a Nameless Soldier.
・Pull the lever located by the wall of the room. You will be able to enter the small room to your left. Inside you can find the Power Within and the Witch’s Locks.
・Head up the stairs to the right of the room. To the left you can find a Titanite Scale.
・Exit the dark room into the main room and to your right you can find a Titantie Chunk. Kick the ladder ahead to unlock a shortcut. Take the path on the left to find a Crystal Lizard. Defeat it for a Twinkling Titanite. Pull the lever locaed between the bookshelves. ※1 Pulling this lever will change the positions of the bookshelves at the first and second floor. At the end of the path you can find a Titanite Chunk.

Unlocking the Second Shortcut

・Head to the balcony and you can find 3 Homeward Bone.
・Use the ladder at the balcony or the stairs at the main room to go upstairs.
・At the end of the path you can drop down to find a Titanite Scale. Drop down to a bookshelf at the first floor to find a Avelyn.
・Take the path on the left to find a Titanite Scale at the left end of an open space.
・The wall to the opposite side of the item is an illusory wall. Inside you can find a Boreal Outrider Night. Defeat it for the Outrider Knight Armor Set. Head through the hallway at the end to find a Soul Stream.
・Instead of going inside the illusory wall go further down the path and find a ladder. To the left of the ladder you can find a Titanite Scale.
・Go down the ladder to find a Shriving Stone.
・There will be a lever to your right. Pull the lever to unlock a shortcut and find the Scholar Ring.
・Cross the central bridge. Drop down on your way to find a Crystal Lizard. Defeat it for 2 Titanite Scale.
・Cross the bridge and head up the stairs at the end. Get on the elevator and pull the lever to the right to unlock a shortcut. ※Near the Titanite Chunk at the right side of the first floor.

Unlocking the Third Shortcut

・Turn left and head up the staris. At the right corner of the room you can find a Large Soul of a Crestfallen Knight.
・Open the chest to the left for 3 Titanite Scale.
・Exit the room and hed up the stairs. To your right you will find a Crystal Lizard. Defeat it for a Twinkling Titanite and a Refined Gem. Go further to find a Fleshbite Ring.
・Head outside an go down the ladder to the left.
・Once you are on the roof you can find a Titanite Chunk nearby.
・Drop down from the right side of the roof for a Titanite Chunk. Enter the archway to find a Hollow Gem.
・Jump across the roof from where there is a group of enemies to find Greirat’s Ashes and 3 Titanite Scale.
・Make your way throught the roof and near the gargoyle you can find a Soul of a Weary Warrior. To the left you can find 2 Crystal Lizards. Defeat them for a Sharp Gem, Heavy Gem, and 2 Twinkling Titanites. Make your way to the end of that roof to find a Titanite Chunk. Drop down fron the end and make your way inside to find an Ember and a Undead Bone Shard. Kick the ladder to your right while you make your way. On the balcony to the left you can find 2 Titanite Chunk.
・Go outside and take a right. Near the stairs there will be 3 hostile NPCs waiting. The faraam armor drops the Golden Wing Crest Shield, the mage will drop the Sage’s Crystal Staff, and the katana wielder will drop Onikiri and Ubadachi. Loot the corpse on the stairs for a Large Soul of a Crestfallen Knight.
・Go up the stairs into the building to find a elevator. Go down the elevator to unlock a shortcut. ※2
・Exit the building and take a left up the stairs and by the circular buiding you can find a Soul of a Crestfallen Knight. Go through the archway onto another building to find a Estus Shard. Defeat all three Ascended Winged Knights for a Titanite Slab.
・Get to the top of the tower to find a Hunter’s Ring.
・Enter the building and drop down to find Divine Pillars of Light. Get on the beam below to find a Blessed Gem. Go down the ladder from the beam to find a chest containing Divine Blessing and 3 Twinkling Titanite.

Reaching the Boss Fight

・Take the main path foward up the stairs.
・There will be a lift to the right of the cathedral. Get on the lift to unlock a shortcut to Lothric Castle. Once you maka your way down, let the lift go up and a second rift will rise from below. Get on that to find a Titanite Slab.
・Open the door to the Cathedral.
・In front of the fog wall you can find the summon sign of Sirris of the Sunless Realms.
・Traverse the fog wall to activate the boss fight.

Boss Fight Strategy

・Staying close to him will make him teleport then will slash his sword at you.
・His attacks with his sword is slash, thrust, and stab attack. After his slash attack, and afer his 2 hit combo thrust attack is your chance of attacking him.
・If he stands up he will charge his sword with light and perform a slam attack. Roll sideways to dodge.
・Deal damage to him in a short duration and he will flinch. Once he does you can get critical on him.
・You can safely defeat him by attacking him after he is done with his attacks.

・Once he looses all his HP you will get a cutscene and now you will be fighting with both Lorian and Lothric.

・Lothric will be fighting with soceries. He will cast homing arrows. Move aroung or use dodge to avoid them.
・Once he casts a spell it will take him some time to cast his next spell.
・Without Lothrics soceries the boss fight will be no different from the first phase. Use your strategy that you used at his first phase to defeat them.

NG+ Items

Sage Ring +1 on the rafters above the arcives you reach by dropping down the tower where the Ascended Winged Knights are.

NG++ Items

Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2 go to where the Ascended Winged Knights are, and instead of taking the ladder up to find the Hunter’s Ring, go around the ledge an inside an alcove a corpse will be holding the ring.

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