Getting to the Gravelord Nito's tomb can be a difficult task for people even at SL40 or higher, but it's still easily doable from SL5-10 if you know where you're going.
This video will show you how to reach the Gravelord Covenant from Firelink Shrine in less than 4 minutes without killing anything.
I did not create the above video. I came across it while struggling in the Catacombs at SL30 and saw no similar solution. Please go to nirvanite17's video page and like his or her video in support.
You are not required to enter the covenant for the achievement; however, I highly advice you do to receive a weapon required for
In addition to a miracle for
Please note that you can make your journey down here a lot easier with a few things. None of these methods are used in the video, but if you are further in the game you might already be able to take advantage of them.
If your intelligence is at least 10, you can use a spell called Fall Control, purchasable by Griggs of Vinheim for 1,500souls, to lessen damage from the height drops. Griggs of Vinheim is available in Firelink Shrine once you save him from the lower city of Undead Burg by opening a locked door and speaking to him. He's locked in a house directly to the right and behind where you enter the lower city. The key can be purchased from the Undead Merchant [Male] in Undead Burg's upper city for 1,000souls.
For more details on Griggs please seehttp://darksouls.wikidot.com/griggs-of-vinheim
You can also lower the enemies perception and response time to you with either the Hidden Body spell or the Ring of Fog (and they both stack).
The Hidden Body spell can be purchased from Dusk of Oolacile for 2,000souls after you have defeated the Hydra and Golden Crystal Golem in Darkroot Basin. The spell will require 14 intelligence to cast.
While the Hydra may be difficult to get to, it is an easy fight once you walk into the water and it switches to melee attacks. And the Goldem Golem has the same attack patterns and set as the Crystal Golems, which make it an easy miniboss to destroy. For locations and details, please seehttp://darksouls.wikidot.com/dusk-of-oolacile
The Ring of Fog is a gift from the Forest Hunter Covenant for successfully killing three human players in Alvina's forest. It's harder than it sounds at this current date since most players tend to farm humanity off of Forest Hunter invasions at higher SL, but invading as a Forest Hunter will prevent you from losing any souls or humanity upon death. You can even invade while in hollow form).
Details on how to reach this can be seen here
A divine weapon will allow you to kill the skeletons and prevent them respawning before killing their summoners. This will allow you to move slowly throughout the Catacombs if you do not want to rush it. To get a divine weapon, you'll need the Divine Ember obtainable after beating the Moonlight Butterfly, going right and heading up through the tower and looting the blacksmith statue. For location and details, please seehttp://darksouls.wikidot.com/moonlight-butterfly
The achievement is missable on your playthrough, as you'll be required to come down to the Catacombs at a later point in the game to kill a certain enemy. If you have done so, you will not be able to join, even if you absolve your sins, until NG+.
You will be required to receive rank 2 in the Gravelord covenant for a 2nd miracle in it required for the Prayer of a Maiden achievement -- which can be obtained by donating 10 Evil Eyes to the tomb of Gravelord Nito. But if you're doing this early game you should concern yourself with this in NG+ or later on in the story as farming these should not become a priority and you can purchase several from a NPC later on.
User already had the achievement so they did not pop on the video.
You do not require the master key.