Art of Abysswalking achievement in DARK SOULS

Art of Abysswalking

Acquire the Art of Abysswalking.

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How to unlock the Art of Abysswalking achievement

  • Carlos AgainCarlos Again148,542
    06 Oct 2011 06 Oct 2011 23 May 2012
    31 2 12
    To acquire the Art of Abysswalking, you need to defeat the great wolf Sif, who is located in the Darkroot Garden. You can buy the Astoria seal from the Undead Parish blacksmith to unlock the large sealed door guarding the area. Alternatively, you can go around the back, and follow the shoreline that harbors the Hydra (Near the giants, and the Havel tower). Sif is located just past the Forest Hunter covenant.

    You can enter the Darkroot Garden area, through the large doorway adjacent to the Undead Parish blacksmith. The area is guarded by a Titanium Demon.

    Strategy on defeating Sif:
    It is a good idea to bring a shield to this fight; With enough endurance, all of Sif's sword attacks can be blocked. The generally accepted strategy for defeating Sif, is to stay under his stomach, and strike when you are safe from his sword attacks. Like most bosses, you just need learn the patterns, and the rest will come with practice. Good luck.


    Where to use the abyss ring:
    The abyss ring is used to enter the domain of the the Four Kings, near the end of the New Londo Ruins area. In the area filled with Dark-Wraiths (big black-armored knights), you will find a white gate that takes you to a spiral staircase, leading down into a pitch black oblivion. If you don't have the abyss ring equipped while descending, you will die. When you have the ring equipped, you will fall into the abyss, but you will survive. The fall, at least.

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    Jay C GrittySoooo.....you get the achievement when u defeat the wolf or when u fight the four kings?
    Posted by Jay C Gritty on 28 Oct 11 at 01:48
    Carlos AgainYou get it when you kill the wolf.
    Posted by Carlos Again on 28 Oct 11 at 06:13
    Tornad0sOne moment about abyss: if you remove the ring from finger (change to another ring) you'll die.
    Posted by Tornad0s on 09 Jul 12 at 20:45
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  • Shadow XBLShadow XBL282,235
    11 Feb 2014 11 Feb 2014 11 Feb 2014
    14 0 4
    If you aren't good at fighting Sif and you just need to pass this part of the game through cheap means:

    Have a long bow, and buy 99 poison arrows from a vendor (I used the lady in the grate by the Depths entrance, near the Undead Burg). You'll need about 10,000 souls for this. If you need souls, do the Hellkite Dragon farming if you haven't killed him yet.

    Go into the fight, and either get killed or save and quit. If you die, go back to the door. If you saved, you should be outside of it. Sif is now aggro'd and is ready to fight. Now, roll to the left of the white fog door and jump up on to the crumbled wall. Keep rolling until you can see him through the wall/trees. Then, shoot 7-8 poison arrows at him until the counter starts to go up on its own. After this, even with lowest damage (1-3 points) it'll keep going up to about 500-550dmg. Then you repeat. You'll have to do this 7 times on lowest damage, so make sure you have at LEAST 60 poison arrows on you. This will take awhile, probably 20 minutes at least. Once he dies the fog goes away. Make sure to run in behind the grave and grab the Hornet Ring.

    Good luck!
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    Shadow XBLI don't know about that farming method, but duly noted. Either way, 10,000 souls is needed :)
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 11 Mar 15 at 16:43
    JonSharpe1986Great solution!
    Posted by JonSharpe1986 on 07 Apr 15 at 19:29
    Lord Nazuleexcellent!
    Posted by Lord Nazule on 10 May 16 at 03:18
  • UmrathumaUmrathuma156,844
    01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012
    12 1 0
    Another method to try is to equip all soul arrow and fireball spells you have, lock on and stay moving, when he jumps in for a strike he generally stays on the spot so dodge the attack and hit him then rinse and repeat. If you do get hit you can heal instead of attacking.
    This may take a shade longer than melee but I did it first time I tried using this approach (after a few melee deaths of course).

    EDIT: After I wrote this I noticed my page has yet to be updated and still shows it "not won", apologies.
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