Shaded Woods

Quick Reference

Boss Mini-Boss NPCs Notable Loot Enemies Enemy Drops
Scorpioness Najka Flexile Sentry
Giant Basilisk (only in Dark Souls II)
Creighton the Wanderer
Head of Vengarl
Weaponsmith Ornifex
Manscorpion Tark
Darkdiver Grandahl
Dragonslayer's Crescent Axe
Black Knight Halberd
Dark Scythe
Golden Falcon Shield
Lion Mage Set
Old Sun Ring
Chloranthy Ring +1
Clear Bluestone Ring +1
Soul of a Nameless Soldier
Old Radiant Lifegem
Amber Herb x3
Soul of a Proud Knight
Human Effigy
Red Tearstone Ring
Ring of Life Protection
Gower's Ring of Protection
Estus Flask Shard
Sublime Bone Dust
Twinkling Titanite
Fire Seed
Skeptic's Spice
Fragrant Branch of Yore
Fang Key
Lion Clan Warrior
Forest Guardian
Curse Jar
Crystal Lizard
Lion Warrior Set
Lion Greataxe
Lion Clan Shield





  • Old Akelarre
    After opening the gate blocked by Rosabeth of Melfia, behind a door on the left side.
  • Ruined Fork Road
    Not far away from the previous bonfire.
  • Shaded Ruins
    Right after exiting the misty woods.


Shaded Woods Map (Japanese)

Item Guide part I

Item Guide part II

Shaded Woods Video Walkthrough with Boss


The Old Akelarre

The Ruined Fork Road

The Misty Forest

  • In the middle of the misty forest there is a chest which contains the Clear Bluestone Ring +1.
  • There are also two corpses in middle area, one with the Amber Herb and one with a Soul of a Nameless soldier and a Radiant Life Gem.
  • 2x Lloyd's Talisman on a corpse. Hug the right side wall from the bonfire to find it.
  • The Old Sun Ring in a chest. Continue hugging the right side wall past corpse to find it.
  • Chloranthy Ring+1 in a chest. Continue hugging the right side edge past the chest to find it.
  • There is a Fire Seed behind Head of Vengarl. Hug left side wall from bonfire to find it.
  • Just past the opening to Head of Vengarl is a corpse with a Human Effigy and a Soul of a Proud Knight.
  • Near the forest's exit there is a Soul of a Brave Warrior on a corpse. The easiest way to find it is to find the path leading up to the Shaded Ruins bonfire (hug the left wall, going past Vengarl), then turn around and look back at the forest. If you are far enough away, the fog thins and you can just make out the glow of the item sitting on the corpse in the distance.

The Shaded Ruins


  • Creighton the Wanderer sits at the entrance to the misty forest if you talked to him in Huntsman's Copse.
    • Scholar of the First Sin: Creighton is at the top of the right stone tower on the road leading to Scorpioness Najka.
  • If you want to go back the other way through the interlock between Majula and Shaded Woods, it can be reset by resting at a bonfire or warping. If you want to avoid using a bonfire/Homeward Bone/Aged Feather, the mechanism will also reset itself if you wait in the room for several minutes.
  • Weaponsmith Ornifex is trapped behind a locked door in the hole next to the Giant Basilisk (Only in Dark Souls II, in SotFS normal Basilisks spawn here). Use the Fang Key, dropped by the petrified Lion Warrior next to the bonfire, to open the door and free her.
  • Next to the ruined towers on the way to Scorpioness Najka you can find a boarded up hole hidden in grass. Drop down to find Darkdiver Grandahl.
  • You may want to wear Jester's Robes while exploring Misty Forest, as the Forest Guardian enemies can backstab you for high damage.
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