The Four Great Souls belong to the Four Old Ones, which are: 

The Lost Sinner (Sinner's Rise),

Old Iron King (Iron Keep),

The Rotten (Black Gulch),

and Duke's Dear Freja (Brightstone Cove Tseldora).

Collecting these 4 souls will allow progression through Winter's Keep into Drangleic Castle. The final area through this route is Undead Crypt where the boss is Velstadt, guard of King Vendrick. Near to Vendrick is the King's Ring, needed to gain access to Aldia's Keep, Throne of Want and Dream of the Giant.

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    • Anonymous

      12 Jun 2021 15:50  

      Is your having trouble with any of these bosses: use a shield for The Rotten, bring a torch to Duke’s Dear Freja and the Lost Sinner, and stick to the far right for the Old Iron King

      • Anonymous

        03 Apr 2018 18:30  

        For everyone with questions regarding what to do if you no longer have the souls for whatever reason, you only need four great souls and duplicates count towards that. You can use Bonfire Ascetics to fight a boss again in a harder form. This means you can use four Bonfire Ascetics in each area to kill the bosses again and get their souls again. Alternatively, you can just use the Ascetics on one bonfire four times to get four of its soul and use those because duplicates count towards the four needed to progress. I would recommend doing the second option on The Rotten as there is a bonfire right next to its boss room meaning that you don't have to run through increasingly difficult game areas to reach the boss.

        • Anonymous

          16 Jul 2017 22:50  

          Even if you used all the souls and by some chance can't access it,it still opens at 1m soul memory on ng.

          Scales ng+ to 2m needed so 3m soul memory.

          • Anonymous

            14 Jul 2017 11:45  

            Do you require to have all the old souls in your inventory or can you craft their boss weapons and still continue

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