Drangleic is the kingdom in which Dark Souls 2 takes place.

Area Name Connections Bosses Mini-Bosses Notes Bonfires
Things Betwixt Majula None Ogre
Tutorial Level
Reset character stats here
Fire Keepers' Dwelling
Majula Things Betwixt
Forest of Fallen Giants
Heide's Tower of Flame
Huntsman's Copse
The Pit
Shaded Woods
None None Central Hub
Level up here
Upgrade Estus Flask here
Way of Blue Covenant
Company of Champions Covenant
The Far Fire
Forest of Fallen Giants The Lost Bastille
Memory of Jeigh
Memory of Orro
Memory of Vammar
The Last Giant
The Pursuer
Heide Knight
Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Merchant Hag Melentia The Crestfallen's Retreat
Cardinal Tower
Soldier's Rest
The Place Unbeknownst
Heide's Tower of Flame Majula
Cathedral of Blue
No-man's Wharf
Dragonrider None Licia of Lindeldt Heide's Ruin
Tower of Flame
Cathedral of Blue Heide's Tower of Flame Old Dragonslayer None Blue Sentinels Covenant The Blue Cathedral
No-man's Wharf Heide's Tower of Flame
The Lost Bastille
Flexile Sentry None One way trip to The Lost Bastille
Lonesome Gavlan first location
Unseen Path to Heide
The Lost Bastille Forest of Fallen Giants
Belfry Luna
Sinner's Rise
No-man's Wharf
Ruin Sentinels Heide Knight You can travel to The Lost Bastille after defeating The Pursuer or Flexile Sentry
Straid of Olaphis
Exile Holding Cells
McDuff's Workshop
Servants' Quarters
Straid's Cell
The Tower Apart
Belfry Luna The Lost Bastille Belfry Gargoyles Two different Red Phantoms Need Pharros' Lockstone to access
Bell Keepers covenant
Upper Ramparts
Sinner's Rise The Lost Bastille The Lost Sinner None Primal Bonfire Location The Saltfort
Huntsman's Copse Majula
Harvest Valley
Undead Purgatory
Skeleton Lords None Felkin the Outcast Undead Refuge
Bridge Approach
Undead Lockaway
Undead Purgatory Huntsman's Copse Executioner's Chariot Ultra-GS Red Phantom Brotherhood of Blood covenant
PVP Arena
Undead Purgatory
Harvest Valley Huntsman's Copse
Earthen Peak
Covetous Demon None Heirs of the Sun covenant Poison Pool
The Mines
Earthen Peak Harvest Valley
Iron Keep
Mytha The Baneful Queen None Laddersmith Gilligan
Mild-mannered Pate
Lower Earthen Peak
Central Earthen Peak
Upper Earthen Peak
Iron Keep Earthen Peak
Belfry Sol
Smelter Demon
Old Iron King
The Pursuer (after Smelter Demon defeat) Magerold of Lanafir
Dragon Remnants covenant
Primal Bonfire Location
Threshold Bridge
Ironhearth Hall
Eygil's Idol
Belfry Sol Iron Keep None None Need Pharros' Lockstone to access
Bell Keepers covenant
Belfry Sol Approach
Shaded Woods Doors of Pharros
Dark Chasm of Old
Shrine of Winter
Aldia's Keep
Scorpioness Najka Flexile Sentry
Giant Basilisk
Head of Vengarl
Manscorpion Tark
Darkdiver Grandahl
Old Akelarre
Ruined Fork Road
Shaded Ruins
Doors of Pharros Shaded Woods
Brightstone Cove Tseldora
Royal Rat Authority None Rat King Covenant Gyrm's Respite
Ordeal's End
Brightstone Cove Tseldora Doors of Pharros
Lord's Private Chamber
Dragon Memories
Prowling Magus & Congregation
The Duke's Dear Freja
Royal Sorcerer Navlaan Weaponsmith Ornifex (after rescue in Shaded Woods)
Creighton the Wanderer & Mild Mannered Pate event
Royal Army Campsite
Chapel Threshold
Lower Brightstone Cove
Lord's Private Chamber Brightstone Cove Tseldora None Vengarl's Body Primal Bonfire Location None
The Pit Majula
Grave of Saints
The Gutter
None None Forgotten Key door
Not official location
Grave of Saints Majula
The Gutter
Royal Rat Vanguard Red Phantom Rat King Covenant Harval's Resting Place
Grave Entrance
The Gutter Grave of Saints
Black Gulch
None Melinda the Butcher, Royal Sorcerer Navlaan Torch recommended Upper Gutter
Central Gutter
Black Gulch The Gutter
Dark Chasm of Old
The Rotten None Darkdiver Grandahl. Primal Bonfire Location Black Gulch Mouth
Hidden Chamber
Shrine of Winter* Shaded Woods
Drangleic Castle
Frozen Eleum Loyce
None Heide Knight Opens after the Four Primal Bonfires are lit. None
Drangleic Castle Shrine of Winter*
King's Passage
Dark Chasm of Old
Throne of Want
Dragonriders The Pursuer (throne room on NG+ or above)
Nameless Usurper
Chancellor Wellager
Darkdiver Grandahl
King's Gate
Under Castle Drangleic
Forgotten Chamber
Central Castle Drangleic
King's Passage Drangleic Castle
Shrine of Amana
Looking Glass Knight None Players can be summoned by Looking Glass Knight
Candles indicate if online.
Candles increase every death to Looking Glass Knight
Shrine of Amana King's Passage
Undead Crypt
Demon of Song Prowling Magus Soul of the King Tower of Prayer
Crumbled Ruins
Rhoy's Resting Place
Rise of the Dead
Undead Crypt Shrine of Amana Velstadt the Royal Aegis
Nameless Usurper Grave Warden Agdayne
King's Ring Location
King Vendrick boss requires at least 3 Soul of a Giant
Undead Crypt Entrance
Undead Ditch
Throne of Want** Drangleic Castle Throne Defender & Throne Watcher
None Requires King's Ring to access
Final boss available after acquiring Giant's Kinship
Aldia's Keep** Shaded Woods
Dragon Aerie
Guardian Dragon Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Requires King's Ring to access
Ritual Site
Dragon Aerie Aldia's Keep
Dragon Shrine
None Guardian Dragon x 3
Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Crystal Lizard x11 Dragon Aerie
Dragon Shrine Dragon Aerie Ancient Dragon Dragonfang Villard Petrified Egg location for Dragon Remnants Covenant Shrine Entrance
Dark Chasm of Old Black Gulch, Shaded Woods, Drangleic Castle Darklurker None Only accessible through the Pilgrims of Dark covenant None
Memory of Jeigh** # Forest of Fallen Giants Giant Lord None Your visit here has a time limit None
Memory of Orro# Forest of Fallen Giants None None Your visit here has a time limit None
Memory of Vammar# Forest of Fallen Giants None None Your visit here has a time limit None
Dragon Memories# Brightstone Cove Tseldora None None Your visit here has a time limit None
Memory of the King# Undead Crypt None None Your visit here has a time limit. Vendrick is an NPC. Requires Crown of the Sunken King DLC None
Shulva, Sanctum City Black Gulch, Dragon's Sanctum, Cave of the Dead None None Crown of the Sunken King DLC Sanctum Walk
Tower of Prayer
Priestess' Chamber
Dragon's Sanctum Shulva, Sanctum City, Dragon's Rest None None Crown of the Sunken King DLC Hidden Sanctum Chamber
Lair of the Imperfect
Sanctum Interior
Dragon's Rest Dragon's Sanctum Elana, the Squalid Queen
Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon
None Crown of the Sunken King DLC Sanctum Nadir
Cave of the Dead Shulva, Sanctum City Afflicted Graverobber, Ancient Soldier Varg, Cerah The Old Explorer None Crown of the Sunken King DLC None
Brume Tower Iron Keep, Iron Passage, Memory of the Old Iron King Fume Knight None Crown of the Old Iron King DLC Throne Floor, Upper Floor, Foyer, Lowermost Floor, The Smelter Throne
Iron Passage Brume Tower Smelter Demon None Crown of the Old Iron King DLC Iron Hallway Entrance
Memory of the Old Iron King# Brume Tower Sir Alonne None Crown of the Old Iron King DLC None
Frozen Eleum Loyce Grand Cathedral Aava, the King's Pet Covetous Demon Crown of the Ivory King DLC Outer Wall, Abandoned Dwelling, Inner Wall, Lower Garrison, Expulsion Chamber
Grand Cathedral Frozen Eleum Loyce None None Crown of the Ivory King DLC Grand Cathedral
The Old Chaos Grand Cathedral Burnt Ivory King None Crown of the Ivory King DLC None
Frigid Outskirts Frozen Eleum Loyce Lud, the King's Pet & Zallen, the King's Pet None Crown of the Ivory King DLC None

* Requires the four Primal Bonfires to be lit or Soul Memory of 1,000,000 (increases by 1,000,000 per NG+ level)

** Access requires the King's Ring

# Access requires the Ashen Mist Heart


Support material

Second and Third Journeys (NG+/NG++)

Additional playthroughs of the game on the second and third journeys (or the use of bonfire ascetics) yield additional content changes to the game, such as the appearance of new red/black phantoms (harder enemies), or the number of items that appear in chests increases. In some instances, completely new items will appear (ex. Gower's Ring of Protection in Shaded Woods). (However, some items—such as the stocked spells that NPC Chancellor Wellager carries—can't be obtained through bonfire ascetic use, and will only be able to be purchased during the third journey of the game. Note that these same items can also be obtained by ranking up in relevant convenants) A new journey can be started once Nashandra has been defeated by resting at the Majula bonfire and choosing that option in the menu. The videos below capture these specific differences.

*Note: For The Lost Crowns Trilogy, new changes don't take place until the third journey. There are no differences (items or new red/black phantoms) for Crown of the Sunken King DLC.

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