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Dark Lord

Reach "The Dark Lord" ending.

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Carlos AgainCarlos Again148,508
16 Oct 2011
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After you defeat Gwyn; the last boss, you are presented with a bonfire. Depending on what you do at this point, decides whether you get the "To Link the Fire" ending, or the "Dark Lord" ending, and their corresponding achievement.

If you light the bonfire, you will get the "To link the Fire" ending; If you decide to turn your back and walk away without lighting the bonfire, you will get the "Dark Lord" ending.

Each ending nets you a separate, 90 point achievement.

This specific achievement relates to the "Dark Lord" ending.
Carlos AgainNote: I don't have the achievement yet, because I decided to do the "Link the Fire" ending.
Posted by Carlos Again on 16 Oct 11 at 05:22
Almighty AllahIs there a way to get both achievements in one playthrough?
Posted by Almighty Allah on 17 Oct 11 at 08:56
Carlos AgainPossibly if you backup your save with a usb stick, right before you make the decision. I am not entirely sure that would work, because it is untested, but I would guess that it would.

This game takes at least three play-throughs to complete though(I am pretty sure.).
Posted by Carlos Again on 17 Oct 11 at 18:59
True XenoBladeWhen i eventually get up to this i will test out the usb trick myself, does the achievement pop as soon as you light the bonfire? Cause if i does couldnt you just dashboard it?
Posted by True XenoBlade on 18 Oct 11 at 03:33
Carlos AgainI am pretty certain I remember the achievement popping during the end cut-scene, and this game auto-saves quite frequently.
Posted by Carlos Again on 18 Oct 11 at 05:02
GanluanThe game doesn't allow copying saves either, so you can't easily backup a save.
Posted by Ganluan on 19 Oct 11 at 13:56
InvidiaViribusSaves are locked. Don't try it or dashboard either if you plan on not having a corrupt file.
Posted by InvidiaViribus on 20 Oct 11 at 16:18
a tea treeJust want to suggest a few things for those who haven't yet defeated Gwyn: you'll do well to have the Black Knight Shield equipped - it gives you the ability to parry him if you want to try that, and also gives you heavy physical and fire resistance (just the kinds of damage that Gwyn does!)

Before crossing the door to his room, feel free to apply any useful buffs you might have - the stamina-boosting grass or Replenishment miracles might be wise.

As far as actually fighting him, you can either attempt to parry several of his types of blows (you'll probably know how to do this by the time you get here), or you can just bring a lot of pyromancer spells with you, especially if you have Quelana's ascended flame, and burn him to a crisp. Oh, oh, I'm sorry - to "Cinders".

Good luck with New Game +!
Posted by a tea tree on 31 Oct 11 at 09:30
lord verhHeater shield + firestone ring + chlorantly ring to boost stamina +fast weapon= win
Just learn when he backs out and use estus flasks then
Posted by lord verh on 31 Dec 11 at 12:12
bryan dot exeJust to clarify, when Carlos Again says "turn your back and walk away" he means walking back out the door you came in. I spent a full two or three minutes trying to find another door out of the room. Embarrassing.
Posted by bryan dot exe on 14 May 12 at 16:57
Nupra79Follow Lathandertg's method to get both endings in one run ------> Solution for To Link the Fire in Dark Souls
Posted by Nupra79 on 03 Jul 13 at 18:51
Octobot SuperI had a fully upgraded Silver Knight spear with a slightly upgraded greatshield of Artorias and Mask of the Child. This requires a high strength, but you can poke him to death from behind the safety of the shield (attacking while holding this shield does NOT leave you open to attacks; it's awesome)
Posted by Octobot Super on 29 Jan 14 at 21:57
Octobot SuperAlso, after finally getting this ending, I finally understand what this achievement icon is. Haha
Posted by Octobot Super on 08 Feb 14 at 17:23
MITCHHICKSMy new game+ playthrough was smooth sailing until I reached Gwyn again, he's eating me alive.
Posted by MITCHHICKS on 26 Feb 14 at 14:32
SK DiabolicThere's an achievement for getting them all and it won't unlock if you usb backup just to get the other ending as you have to get both endings a single save of course.
Posted by SK Diabolic on 21 Mar 14 at 16:28