Anor Londo

Quick reference

Boss NPCs Enemies Notable Loot
Dragon Slayer Ornstein / Executioner Smough
Dark Sun Gwyndolin
Gargoyle (mini-bosses)
Lady of the Darkling
Solaire of Astora
Knight Lautrec of Carim
Siegmeyer of Catarina
Giant Blacksmith
Silver Knight (Sword)
Silver Knight (Lance)
Silver Knight (Greatbow)
Bat Wing Demon
Sentinel (normal)
Sentinel (royal)
Painting Guardian
Prowling Demon
Black Iron Set
Silver Knight Set
Havel's Set
Dragonslayer Greatbow
Dragon Tooth
Crystal Halberd
Silver Coin x5
Gold Coin
Hawk Ring
Demon Titanite
Titanite Chunk


Anor Londo is the legendary city of the gods. It was the throne of the Great Lord Gwyn and his brave knights. Since Gwyn linked the Fire, the deities have abandoned the city, and now only Dark Sun Gwyndolin remains, guarding his father's honorary tomb. The chosen Undead is tasked by Kingseeker Frampt to journey here, to acquire the Lordvessel.


General Notes

  • If you wish to leave Anor Londo you can go back to the start and talk to the Bat Wing Demon again. If you attack him he will fly off, but if you quit and reload your game he'll be reset.
  • If you have killed Gwynevere, daylight will vanish, casting Anor Londo into a dark night. This also removes all normal enemies and introduces special hostile enemies including the Firekeeper of the Anor Londo Bonfire and two Darkmoon Soldiers. So think about doing this before you attack, e.g. if you want the drops of the normal enemies in this area. Absolution will remove hostility to enable you to join Blade of the Darkmoon.
  • * * Dark Anor Londo is a great place to get invaded by the Blade of the Darkmoon members who use the Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring, as you can still get invaded even if you kill both area bosses (Ornstein & Smough and Gwyndolin). It is the only location in the game to not require a boss present to continue multiplayer activity as a host.
  • On your first play through, a soul level of approximately 45-60 is ideal for finding co-op partners.

Important Tips

  • Sometimes, it's best to just run through the middle part of the level (after you defeat the second gargoyle to the second Bonfire), as the rooftops and bridges are a rather dangerous area.
  • Being a human to summon help is recommended. It's a fairly difficult level to tackle alone, so summoning NPCs or other players will reduce this difficulty. But, Anor Londo does seem to be a hotspot for various kinds of invasions, including Gravelord Servants, Blades of the Darkmoon, and obviously Darkwraiths.
  • After defeating the Gargoyles right after pushing the lever and turning the bridge, you'll come across a large staircase. On the left and right of the staircase you can see those Bat Wing Demons waiting for you. You can kill atleast 2-3 of them with a bow, when you shoot them from the bottom of the staircase, they'll turn around and walk right off the edge. Also works well for farming.
  • Also at the top of the staircase are two Sentinels. To kill them quickly all you need to do is run to the left at the top of the stairs (If you unlocked the Giant Blacksmith) or to the right through either door. You may have to back up a few steps when they attack, otherwise they can't get through and you can down them quickly.
  • When Anor Londo is at night, all deaths will put you at the very first Bonfire. However, since the keeper will be either angry at you or dead, the Bonfire will be unlit. Using a homeward bone will not help either, so you will either have to go to Sen's Fortress or further in Anor Londo. However, if you died fighting Gwyndolin, the spinning gate will be down, and you will have to go through the church again.


Giant Blacksmith


Anor Londo map

  1. Anor Londo is reached by defeating the Iron Golem at the end of Sen's Fortress. When first arriving you will be dropped off at the top of a tall staircase. Head down the stairs and you will see a Sentinel, you can just walk past him without aggroing. Ignore the two Sentinels to your left and go out the door on the right; in the room to your left after exiting, there's a Bonfire. You can then head back and kill the Sentinels (one at a time, preferably) and get the Chest they're guarding, which contains a Demon Titanite.
  2. At the Bonfire you will meet the Lady of the Darkling, who is the the Fire Keeper of this Bonfire. She can help you to upgrade your Estus Flask and has a lot of interesting information about Anor Londo and the Duke's Archives to share.
  3. Exiting the Bonfire room, to the left there's another room guarded by Sentinels with two more Chests to open. The left Chest contains Twinkling Titanite, but the right one is a Mimic. which will drop a Crystal Halberd. The path from here is blocked so go back to the Bonfire.
  4. Directly across from the Bonfire room is an elevator which leads downward. At the bottom of the steps you will face a Gargoyle, chopping off his tail may give you his tail axe (the Gargoyle Tail Axe). Now turn around and hop off the ledge near the stairs. The left side leads to a chest with a Demon Titanite shard in it.
  5. On the right side of the staircase while facing the doorway, there is a wooden-shingle ramp that can be walked across to gain access to the church. Go up and in through the window. There is a ladder nearby; prepare to fight two Painting Guardians who will fall from the rafters. Climb the ladder and walk across the rafters while carefully blocking knives from more Painting Guardians. You can position yourself just before a corner and when they close for melee they will jump off trying to get to you.
  6. Midway across the rafters is a chandelier. You can hit it with your weapon, which will knock it down to the floor below safely making some treasure available for pickup later on. Now, at the far left point there's a chest, third floor, to get it go down the ladder and drop down to the feet of the statues, go left and (carefully) roll between the columns, go up the stairs (a Painting Guardian is waiting you behind the corner) and you will find the chest containing a Divine Blessing. To go back do the same, drop right and roll past the columns. Go through the fog door and run down the walkway to the spiral stairs and pull the lever. The spiral stairs will move and allow you to cross the bridge with the second Gargoyle. After you kill it you can rotate the crank in the middle to lower the tower, there's a Bonfire at the bottom here.
  7. You can also head to the ground level of the church (head straight up from the bonfire) which is swarming with Painting Guardians. Kill them carefully and grab all the loot on the ground. If you check the giant painting on the far wall while you have the Peculiar Doll in your inventory, you will be pulled into The Painted World of Ariamis. Be aware that it's a one-way trip. Check that realm's page for more details and if you do not feel you are ready you can come back later.
  8. Back at the spiral tower, wind it up to the level of the Gargoyles and head up the giant flight of stairs towards the castle. At the top of the long staircase, there are two giant knights, lure them out one by one and kill them then head right through the arch and to the top of a staircase.
  9. There are three Bat Wing Demons at the bottom of the stairs (one hidden to the left that can easily aggro you). Hit the one at the far end of the landing with an arrow or throwing knife and it will fall off. Edge forward until you pull the aggro of either the right one or the one on the left and deal with it, then kill the last one
  10. There are two more Bat Wing Demons in a tower at the bottom of the bridge, but they won't attack until you step into the tower so heal up beforehand if you need to. They are fast and hit hard so trying to take both is not recommended, instead you can turn left and run straight up the path (read the next step first), they will be unable to follow but can throw their spears so don't dawdle. Alternatively, after getting their attention turn around and run back up the bridge to the top and a little way along towards the castle, one will often walk off the edge trying to go up the bridge leaving you with a simple fight against the remaining one.
  11. This is the most tedious part of the area, since there is an archer either side of the top of the ramp firing heavy arrows that knock you back even while shielding. For the purposes of the below guides they are left archer and right archer respective of while you are facing the castle. There is a Soul of a Hero behind the left archer if you wish to brave it. Running around the right side of the pillar at the halfway point causes the archer on the left to walk down a little way and place himself behind a pillar leaving, you free to approach the right archer, so always take this route. The right archer is more or less unaffected either way. Once you are past them it is safe passage to the next Bonfire.
    • Strategies for passing the archers
      • Bow - Walk about a third of the way up the narrow path towards the two bowman - their arrows will be blocked by the sidewalls of the path, but you can still fire over and hit the archers. If using Poison Arrows, hit each Knight three times to trigger the poison effect. You may have to trigger poison twice to finish each one, depending on your equipment.
      • One-Two Strategy - Sprint to and defeat the left archer, protected from the right archer by the pillar (care to conserve your stamina by walking up the ramp as you're relatively safe until you get between them. Head back up and roll under (or block, though this is slower and riskier) the right archer's arrows until you can get to him and take him out.
      • Ring of Fog / Hidden Body - The simplest way to get past the two archers is to equip the Ring of Fog or Hidden Body, it will decrease the archers' range of vision so the further one won't shoot at you. You can also stay back at the pillar halfway up the ramp and shoot the archers with a bow, they will only retaliate.
      • Dodge Roll - Requires no equipment and is relatively easy so good strategy for newbies but recommend under 50% load. Run up to the castle, turn right and just walk towards the right archer while rolling under any arrows he fires.
      • Stealth Approach - 100% block shield and light armour only; no poise — Once you get around the column in the middle of the ramp, hold your shield up and jog up towards the castle, briefly stopping halfway up for a second or two so he'll forget you. Go up to the right archer, rolling under any arrows he fires at you (the left archer should have stopped firing).
      • Force - Faith-based players with a good sense of timing can use the Force Miracle to deflect their arrows.
      • Iron Flesh - cast Iron Flesh once you reach the final ledge. Arrows will hit you, but won't knock you down allowing you to walk straight up to the right archer. You can duel him or
    • Strategies for killing the right archer after getting to him
      • Standard duel by blocking and/or parrying his attacks and counter-attacking.
      • When you get close enough that he takes out his shield and sword, turn around and run a short distance back down the ramp. He should walk straight off the edge, though there is a small chance he will pull out his bow again. In this case you will have to repeat, just take it a bit slower when running back.
      • Stand just before the little corner between the wall and the pillar while holding your shield up and the archer will fall off after a few attacks.
      • Walk against him with your shield up and eventually he will fall down.
  12. After the archers head around the corner to the right, drop down onto a balcony, and enter through the fog door into a hallway. There's a Bonfire behind the first door on the left.
  13. This area is mostly filled with Silver Knights, which are basically just Black Knights with Swords, Spears, and Bows. After you access the Bonfire there is another door across the hall, inside is another Silver Knight with a Chest containing Sunlight Medal x3. Outside the Bonfire to the left you will notice a spiral staircase. Do not go up it right away, instead go to the other side of the room and kill the Silver Knight,or he will chase you up the stairs. After you kill him there is a door to the left and right of him. The door to the left contains a secret passage, hit the Illusory Wall inside the fireplace to reveal a passage leading Havel's Armor Set, Havel's Greatshield and Dragon Tooth. One of the chests is a Mimic that will drop an Occult Club.
  14. Head back up to the staircase and proceed to the next floor. There you will find two Mimics; when killed, they will drop five Silver Coins and a Gold Coin. There are two hallways on this floor, one leading to a silver knight at the end and a door to the left and right, and another hallway leading to a dead end with a door to the left and right. In the hallway with a dead end go through the door to the left and kill the Silver Knight (Spear) and get a Soul of a Hero. Tip: You can kill the Titanite Demon below with Spells or Bow, he will not attack. Head towards the other hallway with the Silver Knight at the end.
  15. The Silver Knight at the end just leads to another dead end so you do not have to fight him. Enter the door on the left, through the next door for there is another Silver Knight waiting on your right as soon as you walk in. After he is killed you can proceed up the stairs leading to a rooftop with another Silver Knight waiting on your left and one further down waiting in front of the doorway, take this one first.
  16. If you are following Siegmeyer of Catarina go back for the other knight and go down the stairs to find him. Talk to him until you exhaust his dialogue then pen the door he is by, but be careful for there are three Silver Knights. Take care of the one on the right first, then lure each out one at a time. Loot the chest for a Demon Titanite. Head to the end of that room to find the door leading to the hallway you were last in. Once you have done this return to the Siegmeyer of Catarina and talk to him again. Hearing that you have defeated the knights he will reward you with a Tiny Being's Ring. Go back up the stairs.
  17. Proceed to the end of the courtyard (where you killed the Silver Knight at the end of step 15) and descend the staircase, you will be in a final hallway with a door on either side. the left door leads to a Titanite Demon but ignore him for the moment. Go through the room on the right and down the stairs to find two Silver Knights. Kill the spear knight and open the door to find the first level (where the bonfire is). Kill the sword knight and loot the chests to find the [[Silver Knight Set]] then return to the bonfire if you are low on Estus. Return to this room and go back up the stairs, you can now take the Titanite Demon if you want, and proceed through the passage at the end of the hallway.
  18. Go left up the stairs and note the broken pane in the window. Drop through here and down to a ledge leading around the corner. Roll off the ledge over the fence and pick up the Dragonslayer Greatbow with a few Dragonslayer Arrows. Continue around the fence to find a gap you can drop through, try to do a falling attack on the Bat Wing Demon if you can but you can safely duel him. Next take out the demon just across from you, then head left to the top of a stairs. Again you can shoot the farthest off the edge, then pull the two remaining demons one at a time. Get the Titanite Chunk at the end of the landing at the bottom of the stairs, open the gate leading to just outside the front door (to the two Sentinels - you don't have to fight them) then head in to see the Giant Blacksmith.
  19. Once you're done smithing and buying, walk between him and the wall to find a chest containing the Hawk Ring. Go through the passage to your right to return to the area where you jumped out the window and head down to the left and kill the Silver Knight. Note he has a bow out but if you just run up to him he'll miss one or two shots and then switch to his sword and shield. If you plan on killing the two Royal Sentinels make sure you only aggro one at a time. They have a large aggro radius and will aggro you before you leave the stairs. Run to one end of the room and kill one then take the other. There is a lever at one end of the room (opposite the boss fog) that opens the front door again to the two Sentinels however stick with your current Bonfire as you have two Silver Knights to fight instead of two Sentinels and less distance to travel.
  20. After dealing with (or avoiding) the two Royal Sentinels, proceed up the stairs through the boss fog where you will fight Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough. This is a tough fight to do alone, so it is recommended that you either summon players for help, or at least use the Solaire of Astora summon sign. It's best to wipe out the two Royal Sentinels and the Silver Knight Archer before summoning him as he could become injured, reducing his usefulness during the boss fight. There appears to be a bug on the PS3 version, if you summon Solaire of Astora and run through the fog door he will not follow you into the boss area so just give him a little time to meet you at the fog door.
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