DLC: Artorias of the Abyss

Artorias of the Abyss is an expansion pack for Dark Souls, first made available as included in the PC version, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, on August 24. This content adds a sideplot to the original Dark Souls story that sends the Chosen Undead back in time to Oolacile, chronicling the legend of the Abysswalker, Knight Artorias. New Locations, Enemies and Items are available, as well as an Arena Mode for more competitive Player versus Player online play. This expansion also serves as a new Patch, changing or fixing many elements of the console versions of Dark Souls.
See also: PTDE content and changes, concerning strictly the PC version.

It is worth noting that many elements of this expansion are cut content from before the development process of the original Dark Souls, as indicated by developer interviews and unused characters and enemies from official artwork appearing in this edition.
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New Content




Other Items

Calamity Ring
Broken Pendant
Crest Key
Elizabeth's Mushroom
Gough's Arrows
Silver Pendant
Guardian Soul
Soul of Artorias
Boss Soul
Soul of Manus
Boss Soul
Purple Coward's Crystal
"Very Good" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"I'm Sorry" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Thank You" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Hello" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Help Me" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer





Confirmed Patch Changes (1.06)

Weapon and Shield Changes

  • Greatswords and Curved Greatswords are slower than before
  • Elemental Weapons are roughly 15% weaker than before - (fire estoc went from 210/210 to 180/180)
  • Eagle Shield down to 95% Physical Reduction from 100%
  • Blocking drains more stamina than before.
  • Stamina consumption increased for spear attacks from behind a shield.

Armor Changes

Ring Changes

  • Dark Wood Grain Ring only enables unique rolling animation when under 25% equip burden. Increased movement speed at 25%-50% encumberance also removed.
  • Hornet Ring damage modifier lowered from 50 to 30

Item Changes

Other General Changes

  • More Bonfire Warping locations - Undead Parish, Tomb of Giants, The Depths, Duke's Archives, Painted World of Ariamis; removed useless Bed of Chaos warp point
  • Crystal Golems AoE attacks now inflict curse.
  • Critical damage reduced. This includes backstabs and riposte
  • Twilight Anor Londo NPCs no longer respawn
  • Environmental Lava Damage increased
  • medium rolls are slightly faster

Glitches and Fixes

  • Bottomless Box Glitch removed
  • Dragon Head glitch removed
  • Spell Swap glitch removed
  • Prism Stone item duplication glitch removed
  • Bow Backstab removed
  • Pendant Description fixed: "A simple pendant with no effect. Even so, pleasant memories are crucial to survival on arduous journeys"

    • patch is already in effect for post purchase player04 Oct 2016 18:35  

      hey i recently got Dark souls 2 and was hooked got dark souls 3 and it came with a download for the original, after looking at this and playing the original i can confirm these patch notes are in fact working in my game even though i have yet to get Artorias of the Abyss DLC

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