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

Darks Souls has expanded on consoles with the new Artorias of the Abyss DLC, with all new monsters and hideous bosses. To fight these evil creatures there’s a slew of new weapons available in the Abyss. Don’t miss a single one of these powerful tools with this complete locations guide, telling you how to find some very secretive items. You won’t want to venture forth alone, take our guide with you as you explode these new locations.

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New Weapons Locations Guide

Abyss Greatsword

  • Weapon Class: Greatsword
  • Location:
  • Obtained by ascending any +10 upgraded Greatsword using the Soul of Artorias, gained by defeating Artorias.

Cleansing Greatshield

  • Weapon Class: Greatshield
  • Location:
  • Rescue Sif from the Chasm of the Abyss to gain this shield. The Chasm is located after the Oolacile Township.
  • Inside the new area, you’ll find deadly spirits. Continue down the main path until you can follow the main path right, or step onto a ledge to your left.
  • Stepping onto the ledge will drop you into a new area. An NPC will appear, follow it to find Sif surrounded by monsters. Clear the enemies out and Sif will teleport away, leaving behind the shield.

Dark Silver Tracer

  • Weapon Class: Dagger
  • Location:
  • Given 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 the Soul of Artorias.
  • If you give her the soul, she’ll reward you with this weapon and the Gold Tracer.
  • Defeat her, instead of talking to her, to keep the Soul of Artorias. She will drop the Gold Tracer and Dark Silver Tracer, as well as the Lord’s Blade armor set.

Four-Pronged Plow

  • Weapon Class: Spear
  • Location:
  • Dropped when defeating the Treant Gardeners, armed with the plow in the Royal Woods.

Gold Tracer

  • Weapon Class: Curved Sword
  • Location:
  • Given 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 the Soul of Artorias.
  • If you give her the soul, she’ll reward you with this weapon and the Dark Silver Tracer.
  • Defeat her, instead of talking to her, to keep the Soul of Artorias. She will drop the Gold Tracer and Dark Silver Tracer, as well as the Lord’s Blade armor set.

Gough’s Greatbow

  • Weapon Class: Greatbow
  • Location:
  • Dropped by Gough when killed. Gough can be reached upstairs through a locked door after defeating Artorias in the Royal Woods. You’ll need the Crest Key, found in the top floor of a bloated-infested building in Oolacile Township, dropped by a mimic.
  • Once you reach Gough, talk to him until he offers to help fight Kalameet the dragon. Take the stairs down and use the ladder to reach the Royal Woods’ valley where Kalameet is waiting. If you defeat the dragon with Gough, he’ll give you the greatbow.

Guardian Tail

  • Weapon Class: Whip
  • Location:
  • Gained by cutting off the tail of the Sanctuary Guardian, the boss of the Sanctuary Garden.
  • If you miss cutting off the boss’ tail, return to the Garden after defeating the final boss of the DLC. Two more Guardians will continuously respawn – they will also drop this weapon if you can cut off the tail.

Manus Catalyst

  • Weapon Class: Catalyst
  • Location:
  • Upgrade any Catalyst and ascend using the Soul of Manus, gained by defeating Manus in the Chasm of the Abyss.
  • Speak with the Giant in Anor Londo to ascent an upgraded catalyst.

Obsidian Greatsword

  • Weapon Class: Greatsword
  • Location:
  • Very rare sword gained by cutting off the tail of the Black Dragon Kalameet.
  • Kalameet appears in the Royal Woods when crossing the bridge. The easiest way to cut off the dragon’s tail is with arrows at long range.
  • It is possible to cut off the tail in hand-to-hand combat. After fighting Artorias, take steps and a ladder down into the valley below to fight Kalameet.
  • To help defeat it, free Hawkeye Gough with the Crest Key found in a tall building’s mimic chest in Oolacile Township. Talk to Hawkeye Gough, found in a locked room upstairs from Artorias’ arena. Keep talking to Hawkeye until he offers to help.

Oolacile Catalyst

  • Weapon Class: Catalyst
  • Location:
  • Dropped rarely by the bloated sorcerers in Oolacile Township.

Stone Greataxe

  • Weapon Class: Greataxe
  • Location:
  • Rarely dropped by the giant Stone Guardians in the Royal Woods.

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