Avelyn +15

physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 229 critical_dark_souls 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg 151(154) stability_dark_souls.jpg -
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg 153(153) durability_dark_souls 150
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg 140(133) weight_dark_souls 6.0
Requirements & Bonus
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16 14
Weapon Type Crossbow
Range 50
Enchantable No
Special Burst fire

*When infused with Magic: 151 physical dmg/154 magic dmg, with Fire: 153 physical dmg/153 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 140 physical dmg/133 Lightning dmg
 

Avelyn is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

Repeating crossbow cherished by the weapon craftsman Eidas. Its elaborate design makes it closer to a work of art than a weapon. Intricate mechanism makes heavy damage possible through triple-shot firing of bolts. but in fact each bolt inflicts less damage."

How to Get / Where to Find the Avelyn

The Duke's Archives. Found in a chest on top of a bookshelf. There are three ways to reach it:

  1. Rotate the stairs, then immediately run down, and off, when the lowest part of the stairs is above the bookshelf. This can be a hit and miss approach, so prepare to die. (Note: if you start moving down the stairs immediately once you are able to and hug the right side of the stairs the entire way down without stopping, you should be able to reach the chest fairly consistently since the timing seems to work out correctly, with about 45% equip burden.)
  2. Stand on the ledge above it (at the bottom of the stairs) for 10+ seconds. Sprint up and activate the stair, wait until it has rotated 180 degrees, then quit and reload your game. You should now find yourself back on the ledge, above the shelf, with the stairs turned the other way. Drop down.
  3. Online: Wait on the ledge above the bookcase while a co-op player rotates the stairs, then drop down.

Notes

  • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.

Hints and Tips

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  • After you open the chest, if you have not cleared out the enemies in the room prior to attempting to get the chest, it is strongly advised to warp back to a bonfire instead of attempting to clear the room. Immediately upon opening the chest, you will be pelted by arrows from the undead archers, on top of having already taken damage from the fall. If you fall off the bookshelf to the right, it should give you enough time to warp back to a bonfire. The reason being that if you happen to die after getting the chest, there is a possibility that your souls will spawn directly in front of the chest as opposed to anywhere else, even if you died on ground level. Especially if you have built up a lot of humanity, dealing with the annoyance of having to clear the archives again to continue your quest is far better than having to make this very difficult jump twice in a row.
  • Special: Avelyn fires 3 Bolts right after another in burst fire fashion. 

Avelyn Upgrade Table

Max
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Overview table for all Upgrades at regular, max and threshold levels. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths in detail. Use this table to quickly compare performance 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 37 - - - - - - -  -
Regular +5 107 - - - - - - -
Regular +10 166 - - - - - - -
Regular +14 214 - - - - - - -
Regular +15 229 - - - - - - -  -
Crystal 192 - - - - - - -
Crystal +5 251 - - - - - - -  -
Lightning 103 - - 96 - - - -
Lightning +4 133 - - 125 - - - - - -
Lightning +5 140 - - 133 - - - -
Magic 70 69 - - - - - -  -
Magic +5 110 111 - - - - - -
Magic +10 151 154 - - - - - -
Divine 62 77 - - - - - - 110
Divine +5 100 124 - - - - - - 110
Divine +10 137 170 - - - - - - 110
Fire 66 - 66 - - - - -  -
Fire +5 109 - 109 - - - - -  -
Fire +10 153 - 153 - - - - -

 

 

 

Regular Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Regular +6 requires a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember. Regular +11 requires a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Very Large Ember.
To reach max, you need: 3,000 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 37 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 62 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 74 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 85 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 96 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 107 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 122 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 133 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 144 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 155 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 166 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +11 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 181 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +12 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 192 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +13 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 203 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +14 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 214 - - - - - - - - -
Regular +15 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 229 - - - - - - - - -

 

 

Crystal Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Crystal Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Crystal Ember.
Crystal Reinforcement reduces weapon Durability to 15 and no longer allows repair, but increases base damage.
To reach max, you need: 1000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5
  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Crystal (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 192 - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 203 - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 214 - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 225 - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 236 - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 251 - - - - - - - - -

 

 

Lightning Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Lightning Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon, but no special Ember is required.
Lightning Reinforcement removes all scaling but adds Lightning Damage.
To reach max, you need: 1000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Lightning (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 103 - - 96 - - - - - -
Lightning +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 111 - - 103 - - - - - -
Lightning +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 118 - - 111 - - - - - -
Lightning +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 125 - - 118 - - - - - -
Lightning +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 133 - - 125 - - - - - -
Lightning +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 140 - - 133 - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Magic Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Magic +6 requires a Magic +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember
Magic Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and an Intelligence bonus. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards to +5, 7 Blue Titanite Chunks to +14 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +15

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Magic (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 70 69 - - - - - - - -
Magic +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 78 77 - - - - - - - -
Magic +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 86 85 - - - - - - - -
Magic +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 94 94 - - - - - - - -
Magic +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 102 102 - - - - - - - -
Magic +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 110 111 - - - - - - - -
Magic +6 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 118 119 - - - - - - - -
Magic +7 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 126 127 - - - - - - - -
Magic +8 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 134 136 - - - - - - - -
Magic +9 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 143 144 - - - - - - - -
Magic +10 (blue_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 151 154 - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

Divine Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Divine Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Divine Ember. Divine +6 upgrades require a Divine Weapon +5 and to hand in the Large Divine Ember.
To reach max, you need: 2000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Divine (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 62 77 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 70 86 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 77 96 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 85 105 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 92 114 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 100 124 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +6 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 107 133 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +7 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 115 142 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +8 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 122 151 - - - - - - 110 -
Divine +9 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 130 161 - - - - - - 110- -
Divine +10 (white_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 137 170 - - - - - - 110 -

 

Fire Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Fire Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon. Fire+6 requires a Fire+5 weapon and to hand in the Large Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement adds Fire Damage but removes all scaling bonuses from the weapon.
To reach max, you need: 2000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary
Avelyn physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg
Fire (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 66 - 66 - - - - - - -
Fire +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 75 - 75 - - - - - - -
Fire +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 83 - 83 - - - - - - -
Fire +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 92 - 92 - - - - - - -
Fire +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 100 - 100 - - - - - - -
Fire +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 109 - 109 - - - - - - -
Fire +6 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 118 - 118 - - - - - - -
Fire +7 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 126 - 126 - - - - - - -
Fire +8 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 135 - 135 - - - - - - -
Fire +9 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 143 - 143 - - - - - - -
Fire +10 (red_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 153 - 153 - - - - - - -



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    • Anonymous

      25 Mar 2021 21:55  

      I had lots of trouble with Manus and Kalameet on NG+, until I tried main-handing Avelyn with Havel Greatshield, Child Mask, and Cloranthy Ring. Love this weapon! I was able to cheese 2nd phase Ornstein with this, too!

      • Anonymous

        17 Dec 2020 00:04  

        It sucks that crossbows doesn't have zoom function and you need to use a binoculars to do it, making it a hassle to use

        • Anonymous

          16 Dec 2020 11:23  

          Lightning Infused Avelyn with Lightning Bolts is probably one of the strongest combos in the game with little to no stat investments. A great offhand addition if you want to surprise people in pvp, or even just down regular mobs in one 3-shot burst from a range. Barely any Str/Dex and still faceroll almost the entire game with this and a Chaos Gargoyle Halberd/Balder Side Sword.

          • Anonymous

            24 Oct 2020 20:54  

            Works well in pvp if you use the dragon torso stone, if someones blocking up close and their guard gets broken, you can shoot them. I suggest using it in the offhand.

            • Anonymous

              09 Aug 2020 19:17  

              With 14 intelligence (and the DLC) method #2 plus hidden body and ring of slumbering dragon makes it A LOT easier. The archers won't even shoot at you. Mage seems to see you somehow but spells appeared to be blocked by the bookshelf. Hidden body is cheese, yeah, but this jump is pretty damned gimmicky anyway.

              • Anonymous

                03 Jun 2020 14:14  

                Someone should REALLY update this page that making it Crystal will reduce the 150 durability to 15. I really could've used that information before I totally botched my only avelyn... on my crossbow run...

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2020 14:43  

                  So this is clearly the best crossbow of the game : it deals much more damages than the others if the 3 bolts land on the target, it doesn't seem to be slower than the others and it has a very inviting style. It is a great choice if you havn't any good alternative range weapon. However, if you have a dex build then pharis bow may be a better choice since it is faster to shoot. Furthermore this weapon is one of the hardest to find in the game.

                  • 04 Feb 2020 12:23  

                    This thing is very effective against Gwyndolin. It fires almost instantly with no "wind up" animation first, so winging him as he teleports is easy. You can often get two rounds on him per teleport and sometimes three. Just be careful not to be caught by one of his attacks during the reload animation after firing.

                    • 11 Jan 2020 14:25  

                      I died trying to get Avelyn, so naturally I wanted to try it again but the stairs are on the other side now and I can't find a lever nor can't I find another way to the other side where those stairs are now.

                      • 11 Jan 2020 01:16  

                        I don’t understand why this isn’t one of the weapons you need to get for the Knights Honor achievement, I’m pretty sure this would classify as an excellent rare and hard to get weapon.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Sep 2019 20:52  

                          lol somehow I lucky dropped on the bookcase landing right in front of the chest perfectly on the first try! :P

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Jun 2019 19:05  

                            Remember to clean the area first to avoid being killed as soon as you open the chest and half a second before you can actually pick it up. It would be **kin frustrating I assure you

                            • Anonymous

                              31 May 2019 22:06  

                              Jogging down the steps with a mid rolling weight ratio as soon as the animation for turning the lever ended allowed me to land this fall perfectly, I didn’t hug the side of the stairs as mentioned here however the timing may vary randomly as this was my only attempt therefore I didn’t try with a fat rolling ratio though I’d imagine you would miss the ledge and splat into the ground harder than the one reborn after it’s moon birth

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