Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin achievements

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

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There are 38 Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin achievements worth 1,932 (1,000)

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Secret Achievement in Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

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Achievement Guide for Secret Achievement

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Achievement won on 07 Apr 15
TA Score for this game: 1,932
Posted on 07 April 15 at 14:04, Edited on 10 April 15 at 00:14
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Steady Hand McDuff is located in the Lost Bastille. To access this blacksmith you must either obtain the Bastille Key or you can (This option is easier) use an explosive barrel to destroy a cracked wall. Skip to the section marked 'From McDuff's workshop' if you know how to access McDuff.

Bastille Key Location

The Bastille Key is situated after the Ruin Sentinels boss fight. Instead of going down the ladder into the Belfry Luna follow the path further into the Bastille, as if you were headed to Sinners' Rise. There will be a broken bridge with some boxes at one end and a tower at the other. Break the boxes and a corpse will have the key.

Location of McDuff and Barrel Method

You must either travel to the Exile Holding Cells bonfire or The Tower Apart bonfire. From the Exile Holding Cell bonfire progress as though you were travelling to the petrified statue at the building containing the ruin sentinels. On your journey you will reach a large staircase with a barrel and a mummy at the top. If you are coming from The Tower Apart this is located if you also go towards the ruin sentinels, but instead of turning left past the tower and going to the petrified statue, you continue straight. There is a gate next to the cracked wall that can be opened with a key. If you push the barrel atop the stairs down to the cracked wall and detonate the barrel using firebombs the wall should fall, also allowing you through.

From McDuff's Workshop

As for the achievement itself, the Dark Souls II guide states that you must give McDuff 14,000 souls and then talk to him and he will give you a titanite slab and the achievement will be yours. Apparently the achievement is bugged though, and consensus is that you must pay 14.000 souls on upgrades only
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