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 2012. 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 for 2012.
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.
Artorias of the Abyss Content
- Guardian Tail
- Four-Pronged Plow
- Stone Greataxe
- Abyss Greatsword
- Gold Tracer
- Dark Silver Tracer
- Oolacile Catalyst
- Obsidian Greatsword
- Gough's Greatbow
- Cleansing Greatshield
- Manus Catalyst
- Guardian Set
- Chester's Set
- Artorias Set
- Lord's Blade Set
- Gough's Set
- Bloated Head
- Bloated Sorcerer Head
- Calamity Ring
- Broken Pendant
- Crest Key
- Elizabeth's Mushroom
- Gough's Great Arrow
- Silver Pendant
- Guardian Soul
- Soul of Artorias
- Soul of Manus
- Purple Coward's Crystal
- Very Good Carving
- I'm Sorry Carving
- Thank You Carving
- Hello Carving
- Help Me Carving
This DLC was difficult, but it was worth playing. I also love the design of Artorias's armour, definitely one of my favorites.
Ah yes the DLC content.
The moment when bosses start to have ridiculous ammount of health and defences compared to normal ones. They also have more agresive and jumpy moveset than Gwyn, Ornstein, Centipede and Sif combined. So most spells are simply to slow to them. On top of that if you ever think about blocking hits rather than rolling all the time it will require extreme ammount of stamina and poise to tank them using shield.
Fun, fun, fun...
Going into it rn!!
love this game
I'll be through the game before anyone reads or answers this, but what level is roughly recommended for the expansion, and at what point in the main game would it be a good idea to start it without messing up the difficulty curve and becoming overleveled? I hate the idea that I might be overleveled for stuff in these games, like I'm missing out on the intended experience and level of challenge.
just finished this game masterpiece im gonna continue with the ds 2 and 3
I play on PlayStation 4 and the store does not have the dls does that mean does not have it on PlayStation?
I am playing in the xbox360, i have the dlc, i killed the two golens in a new save ande nothing. Someone can help me please i am confused.
So I bought the expansion for DS1, downloaded and installed, but seems like nothing changed. How do I know its working?
can you leave the DLC area after entering it?
Is this DS3 DLC or the release Elden Ring?
Tongue but whole
What a brilliant game with an even better expansion
i love the lore to artoris
You just need to kill more bosses.
how do i get to the dlc?
If i started playing ds1 without the dlc and then i downloded it, will the aota things be in the run i started before the download? If no, is there a method to do it?
So... through all the ordeals of the DLC, we just save the weeping Dusk and return to Elizabeth to get told our deeds were important but meaningless? Don't get me wrong - I liked the shorter length (though the immediate proximities were sometimes unconvincing), and the boss fights and atmosphere were good, but unless I missed something, that's a pretty shallow, anticlimactic, and unsatisfactory ending. Like, we can't marry Dusk? Or at least learn why she wasn't corrupted? Or how she got trapped in a Gold Golem? There are literally no other survivors? Gough nonchalantly and eternally sits in a tower he could have never fit into in the first place? Sif, upon rescue, is unimportant except as an optional summon in the final fight? Ciaran appears abruptly then disappears without a trace? Marvelous Chester remains idly reclining against the cliff? The only piece of compelling content was the choice between giving Artorias's soul to Ciaran so she could properly lay him to "rest" or keeping it for ourselves (basically, your choice of either a great sword/souls or a curved sword & dagger). As Dark Souls is notorious for plot holes and poor resolutions (basically, go hollow, transform into a monster, or get incinerated - your preference - with little in-game justification for itself), I guess I shouldn't be disappointed, but I was hoping for more.
Is this also in the remaster?
So I could be wrong but: I did a Darksouls 1 (Not Remasterd) Randomizer Run, and I found the Guardian Soul. But I don't have the DLC. Why?
its not on dark souls 3 everyone
For those of you looking to figure out how to get to the DLC, it's easy. First head to firelink and perform the path of the dragon gesture three times. Go to your fridge and grab a juice box. Attack Snuggly with a thrusting sword from behind, make sure to hit dead center. Leave a message there that says "try but hole". After 7 positive ratings, summon the wizard of Deesnats. Congrats you've made it.
my boss weapons are just down the road
Will it be available on ps store as an expansion if I have the normal dark souls 3 no remaster
Can anyone tell me will I be able to play this dlc if I have the normal dark souls 3 as and expansion buying from ps store
this makes my dingle dongle happy
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