The Northern Undead Asylum Revisited is a special instance of the initial area of Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Players can access it by going to the Firelink Shrine and climbing up to the crow's nest on the upper portion of the broken firelink structures. Once on the nest, use the action button to "curl into a ball" and wait until the crow brings you back. Be mindful that the revisited instance features stronger enemies.


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Undead Asylum Revisited Map


NPCs in the area




Weapons, Spells & Armor

Upgrade Materials

Keys & Other



Full Northern Undead Asylum Walkthrough


Upon returning to the area the first thing you will notice is that the Hollows are wielding torches. Since the player typically has horrendous fire resistance, these foes deal heavy damage to you if they can connect. Be cautious when engaging these enemies, as they can easily wreck you if you are not careful. The only new area unlocked in the Northern Undead Asylum is the third level's west wing (where you may have noticed an item which you could not collect after the very first fog gate of the game). If you recall from your first run-through of the area, the door behind the lone Undead Soldier (Sword) on the third level's west wing was locked, but is unlocked with the Undead Asylum F2 West Key which you should have just gotten from the Firelink Shrine on your way back to the Northern Undead Asylum.

Boss Room

Before you start wandering around aimlessly after entering the building, ensure that you don't walk anywhere in the center of the room (marked by the part of the floor which is lowered by two steps) where you fought the Asylum Demon because the floor will collapse and you will prematurely fight a tough boss in the pit, the Stray Demon.

Second Floor

If you head back to the second level where the Elite Knight died, you will notice that the boulder trap will have reset. Activate the trap a second time to re-open the hole in the wall, and the Elite Knight will emerge, now hollowed and hostile. He is a tough opponent, but has a slow roll and will be vulnerable after each roll and when he is wielding his weapon with both hands. Play defensive and attack only when you have the opportunity to. Being too aggressive could lead to your early demise because he has a good damage output. End his suffering and he will drop his Crest Shield, a very powerful magical shield with one of the highest magic deflection rating in the game.

Third Floor, West Wing

On the third level's west wing, you can unlock the locked door in the western room with the Undead Soldier (Sword). This room now also has an Undead Soldier (Spear), making a total of two Undead Soldiers to deal with. Behind the locked door (which you unlock with the Undead Asylum F2 West Key that you find in the Firelink Shrine) you will find the Rusted Iron Ring, which is a very useful ring for certain parts of the game.

Basement Floor

Two Black Knights will be present during your return to the area, who will not respawn when you kill them. One will be in front of the cell which you started the game in, and he will be guarding the Peculiar Doll which is now mysteriously sitting in your cell. The other Black Knight is at the end of the hallway where you got your starting class' weapon and shield, in place of the Zombie archer.

Boss Room Revisited

Whenever you are ready, head to the center of the room where you fought the Asylum Demon. The floor will collapse and you will fall into the pit which you can see from the hallway leading to and from the cell you start the game in. Here you will fight the Stray Demon, a tougher version of the Asylum Demon.

Boss Fight: Stray Demon

Defeating the Stray Demon will grant you 20,000 Souls, a Titanite Slab, a consumable Humanity Item, and a Homeward Bone. After you have collected the few new items in the area, you can continue with your journey back on the mainland of Lordran.

Northern Undead Asylum Map



  • No player interaction is possible in the Asylum, neither coop or PvP (on both visits).



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    • Anonymous

      I just noticed that the revisit of the Northern Undead Asylum represents the guard, or the black knights, seizing the asylum and killing any undead that are expected to be the chosen one. This goes for most of the undead except for the ones that are located on the top, which I assume are hallowed and are hopeless unlike the other undead which did not attack. That or we can just say that wherever the knights were located, all the undead for that location are gone.

      • Anonymous

        I died almost exactly at the same time as the stray demon and i only got homeward bone and the humanity. Am i lost that titanite slab forever?

        • Anonymous

          From Unlock the elevator shortcut from Undead Parish to Firelink Shrine. Activate the elevator, then face the Firelink Shrine. As the elevator wall facing the Firelink Shrine is broken, you can see a broken roof near the bottom of the elevator. Jump off the elevator and land on the broken roof. Turn right onto the mossy rocks and position yourself directly in front of the beam supporting the neighboring tower. Roll onto the beam and make your way up the steps (they fold back on themselves about halfway up). When at the nest of the giant crow, curl up into a ball and wait. The first time you curl up you may have to wait a little while to be picked up.

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