Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss – New Armor Locations Guide

Artorias of the Abyss, the new downloadable chapter for Dark Souls, is finally on consoles. With new locations to explore, there are unique and special sets of armor to discover. Don’t overlook a single piece of apparel with our locations guide, where we’ll guide you to each hidden part. Some you’ll be able to purchase, some find, and others you’ll need to kill to get your hands on, but in the strange and unpredictable world of Dark Souls, it helps to have a guide.

Learn how to access this new area after you get into the Dark Souls DLC with our Artorias of the Abyss Beginner’s Guide. For a deeper look into the new content, check out the full Artorias walkthrough and cheats. If you’re still trying to survive the vanilla game, get some help from Game Front’s complete Dark Souls video guide. Get more unlockables, extras, and secrets on the Dark Souls cheats.


New Armor Locations Guide

Artorias Set:

  • Weight Class: Medium
  • Location:
  • Can be purchased from the vendor Domhnall of Zena for 20,000 souls per part. There are four parts to the set, making the full set cost 80,000 souls.
  • Domhnall of Zena can be found in the Depths before the boss arena. After ringing both bells, the vendor can then be found near Firelink Shrine under the aqueduct.

Chester Set:

  • Weight Class: Light
  • Location:
  • Dropped when killed by the vendor Marvelous Chester. This NPC is found in the Royal Woods, in the lower areas where the entrance to a shortcut can be found.

Guardian Set:

  • Weight Class: Heavy
  • Location:
  • Corpses in the Royal Woods carry parts of this armor.
  • Entering the Royal Woods, you’ll reach a cliff early on guarded by monsters. Follow the cliff path where a monster will try to lead you into an ambush.
  • Clear out the enemies, ahead you’ll find a Guardian near a corpse of the bridge. The corpse carries the Guardian Gauntlets and Leggings.
  • Further down the cliffs, you can spot two Guardians near yet another corpse containing the Guardian Armor Set. Check the caves and cliffs near a jump-able gap to find more corpses.

Gough Set:

  • Weight Class: Heavy
  • Location:
  • Drops from the Vendor and NPC Hawkeye Gough when killed. To reach Gough, you’ll need to defeat the boss Artorias in the Royal Woods. Beyond the arena is a locked area upstairs where Gough is kept.
  • To enter Gough’s area, you’ll need the Crest Key. This key is dropped by a Mimic monster in Oolacile Township. Once you unlock a shortcut in the township, look for a tall building infested with Bloated creatures.
  • Reach the top floor of the building, and you’ll spot this mimic near a fireplace. Make sure to pick up the key. If you leave without picking it up, it will be gone on that playthrough.

Lord’s Blade Set:

  • Weight Class: Light
  • Location:
  • This set is dropped by the NPC Ciaran. She will spawn where you fight Artorias in the Royal Woods. Leave the area and return to find her. If you talk to her, she’ll ask for a certain soul.
  • Whether you give it to her or not, she’ll disappear forever for your playthrough. If you want the items, attack her on sight.

Bloated Head

  • Location:
  • Dropped by bloated residents of Oolacile Township.

Bloated Sorcerer Head

  • Location:
  • Dropped by sorcerers of Oolacile Township.

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