Dragon Shrine

Quick Reference

Boss NPCs Notable Loot Enemies Enemy Drops
Ancient Dragon Ancient Dragon
Head of Vengarl
Melinda the Butcher
Bashful Ray
Titanite Slab
Petrified Egg
Watchdragon Parma
Crystal Magic Weapon
Judgment Set
Staff of Wisdom (DS II only)
Drakekeeper's Greatshield
Drakekeeper's Greataxe
Fragrant Branch of Yore (SotFS)
Ashen Mist Heart
Dragon Knight
Dark Priestess
Mimic (DS II only)
Invader Dragonfang Villard
Drakekeeper Set
Drakekeeper's Sword
Drakekeeper's Great Hammer
Drakekeeper's Warpick
Drakekeeper's Ultra Greatsword
Drakekeeper's Shield
Greatshield of Glory
Black Dragon Sword
Black Dragon Greataxe
Black Dragon Warpick
Black Dragon Shield
Dragon Scale
Priestess Set
Cleric's Parma
Washing Pole (DS II only)

General Information


A towering citadel, circled by numerous flying dragons. This area is home to the Ancient Dragon and the servants who protect it. Here, the Ancient Dragon will give you the Ashen Mist Heart, enabling access to memories.



  • Shrine Entrance
    Inside the small building at the start.



Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • In Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin: numerous Dragon Knights are present. They are neutral and will only bow to you unless you pass the Drakekeepers without defeating them or attack the knights themselves. Then they will attack you.
  • The Dragon Knights only aggro in groups, as in if you run past or attack only one group, the next group of Dragon Knights will not attack you unless you also run past or attack them.
  • Only the Dragon Knight at the end of the long staircase powerstancing the two great swords will attack you. It does not respawn.
  • The Dragon Knights may attack you if you summon a white or gold phantom excluding NPC phantoms.
  • You may summon a phantom without angering the Dragon Knights if the host has defeated the Dragon Knight with the two greatswords, and only one player attacks a Drakekeeper at a time.
  • They do not turn hostile if you challenge or kill the Ancient Dragon.
  • They do not turn hostile if you take the Petrified Egg.
  • Their aggro resets when the area reloads.


Map (Japanese)

Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
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