Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Old Iron King - Brume Tower


Dark Souls II Crown of the Old Iron King is the second of 3 large-scale DLC additions to Dark Souls II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this second DLC, players will find themselves in a world shrouded in ash.

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC - Brume Tower Walkthrough

Once you purchased the Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC, you will find a Heavy Iron Key in your inventory. Make your way to the Eygil's Idol bonfire in the Iron Keep.

Note that all of the traps below should be turned off already, but incase they're not, flip the switch at the top of the ramp next to the bonfire.

Go down to the bonfire and continue down the ladder into the room below, then down the next ladder in the far right corner.  

Once you get to the bottom, there's a small passage next to the ladder. Defeat the enemy waiting in the passage, or lure it out and run past him. Continue down the rooftop and drop down to the path below. Head across the path to the location where you fought the Old Iron King, then go around to the far right into the small room with a chest and the stairs leading down to the bonfire below.  

You will come across a doorway beyond the bonfire that leads to a room with aserpentine obelisk in the back. Examine the obelisk to enter the DLC area.

Go up the stairs and through the door at the very top, then step onto the lift ahead. When you reach the top, head into the mist. Continue to the right and up the stairs and ignore the fallen soldiers scattered about.  

Collect the item in the statue near the end of the platform to obtain six Smelter Wedges.

Smelter Wedges used to deactivate Ashen Idols. Be careful as some idols will spew flame and lava, while others simply spawn enemies.

Continue  across the large chain beyond the now crumbled statue to enter Brume Tower.

Brume Tower

Just ahead light the bonfire and proceed up the small stairs until you reach an Ashen idol. Wait until the flames stop and then quickly run up to the statue and examine it to insert the Smelter Wedge. This will leave behind a Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash. Collect the item and turn around to find a staircase on the right. Go down the stairs to reach a small area. 

You will come across the platform hanging in the air. Drop down to it and again to the circular platform in the center of the room. There are two Old Growth Balm items, collect them and then drop down to get to a doorway. 

Proceed down the stairs to come across an Axe Demon. Take out the enemy and pick up the two Twilight Herbs at the end of the platform. Go down the path on the right and take care of the fallen knights along the way.

At the bottom of the hill you will come across three Axe Demons. It is good idea to use ranged attacks if you have.  Make sure you dodge the attack  if one of them jumps towards you. Go behind it then launch the attack. Avoid fighting all there enemies at the same time. 

Once you have eliminate the enemies, proceed down to the bottom of the hill and make a sharp turn to the right. You will come across another enemy, take care of him and continue to the end of the path to collect a Rogue Water

Head back where you came from and go through the dooway on the right. There is a ladder on the left, use it to go down and proceed to the end of the platform and around to the far side of the circular structure ahead. Grab a Blackweed Balm if you need an intelligence boost. Then head back to the small platform to proceed down to the next ladder to find a Scythe +7 at the bottom.

Collect the weapon, Bonfire Ascetic and Human Effigy. For more items you can drop down to the ledge below on the right. Take care of the Possessed Armor and Axe Demon and proceed through the doorway on the side of the balcony. You will find the chest at the end of the path, collect a Bonfire Ascetic and two Human Effigy

Go through the doowar to find 10 Prism Stones and then go around the corner to open another chest with Titanite Slab at the end of the hall. Then go down the ladder in front of the chest to the room below with Ashen Idol,  two more enemies, and a third enemy in the next room (the room is the one the balcony with the Bonfire Ascetic and Human Effigy from the chest .Once you reach the bottom of the ladder, stay by it and take out the first enemy (dont move too close), then go to the hallway on the right to get the attention of the enemy in the room beyond the hallway. Take out the enemy in the adjacent room and make sure you stay close to the hallway so you can fight one enemy at the time. Once the are is cleared collect the Dance of Fire spell at the end of the room.

Head back to the room with Ashen Idol and then use a ranged attack to take out the enemy at the far end. Then approach the Ashen Idol carefully as another Axe Dameon will spawn there. Once you have taken care of it use the Smelter Wedge on the idol to spawn the last enemy on the the other side of the room. Eliminate the enemi and then collect the Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash left behind by the idol. Pull the lever o the left corner of the room to open the iron door ahead. 

Just outside the door there is another enemy patrolling the area. Move foward carefully and then go through the door on the left to reach the item below. When you get closer to the item two Axe Demons will spawn behind you. Kill them and collect the item to get five Lloyd's Talismans from the edge. 

Go back toward the door  and proceed to reach the other side. Go down the stairs and through the open door on the balcony ahead. There are few enemies inside holding explosive barrels. It is best to use ranged attack  to explore the barrels and kill them. Now proceed to the end of the room and then hug the left railling to get to the ladder. Go down the ladder and move to the edge to reach the stairs ahead. 

One enemy will be coming toward your direction, use the the shield or dodge its attack. Take care of the enemy and proceed down the stairs. Look to the left to find another enemu holding a barrel next to the statues. Use the ranged attack to target the enemy, also take care of the two more enemies in the area. 

Once the area is clear collect the two Goldenfruit Balms at the bottom of the stairs. Proceed to the adjust room and through the doowar on the left of the flaming statue. Go down the ladder and eliminate the enemy below and proceed around to the right side of the next ladder. 

The room below has three enemies, use a ranged attack to take care of one of them and then start going down the ladder to eliminate the rest of the enemies. The best way to do this is to separate them. Note that the red invaider will follow you back up the ladder, as its follow go to the floor above and take care of it. He will use a throwing knives and his whip to attack you, and also he can stun you at close range so make sue you stay away. Wait until when he  start throwing knives then get close to him and attack twice or three times, then back away. Once you have eliminate him go down the ladder to finish the last enemy. 

Open the chest in the corner to obtain a Caestus +8, then head through the doorway and down the stairs. Head into the room to the right and light the bonfire.

Go up the stairs and go through the door on the left. Use the rail on the right to be able to see inside the room where the door ahead leads. You will see two enemies inside, stay close to the railing to avoid the ranged attacks. In the corner there is a chest. To get this items you need to wait until an arrow hits the railing and then immediately move over and open the chest. 

Head back to the corridor where the railing begins and back into the room with the bonfire. Continue ahead until you find a mist doorway. Look on the left and into the first alcove to find a ladder, at the bottom there is enemy with explosive barrel. The enemy will drop through a trap door after you reach the lower area. Continue to the right and take out two enemies with explosive barrles using ranged attack. 

You will see a ladder at the end of the room along with three Radiant Lifegems. There are more enemies in the room below. Stand the left of the ladder (watch out the trap door) and use a ranged attack to take out the enemy with the explosive barrel. Use a ranged attack through the hole where the ladder is to take out the four Axe Demons, a Giant Club Demon that has fire shooting from his body and an Ashen Idol in the room below.

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Go down the ladder and take out the enemiew along the way. Take out the enemy in the cage above the room who fires bombs at you.

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Old Iron King brume tower

Once you have taken out all enemies collect the Flame Quartz Ring +3 (increases fire defense) near the bottom of the ladder. The head toward the Ashen Idol in the corner  to activate it. Wait until the first set of lava fountains dissipate, then quickly move up to the idol and insert the Smelter Wedge to obtain another Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash.  

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Old Iron King DLC

Go through the door on the other side of the room and pull the lever to open the door. Inside there is an enemy with a flaming sword and bow, wait until it has fully taken shape then use a ranged attack to cause damage. If it rushes towards you, get ready for a series of flame sword attacks. When it appears to be on the ground, look out for a capoeira-like spinning sword attack. 

Once the enemy is dead continue going down the stairs to grab five Large Titanite Shards, Human Effigy, two Twinkling Titanite and Dried Root at the bottom. There is a a Fume Sorcerer attacks from the cliff ahead. Dont get too close as some Axe Demons will attack you from behind and front, instead use a ranged attacks to take out the Fume Sorcerers. Incase the Fume Sorcerers fell off the cliff, avoid its attacks from below. 

Proceed ahead and watch out for another Fume Sorcers attacking you, use the ranged attack to eliminate him. Use the pillars in the area to dodge his attacks. Grab the Human Effigy on the left and then proceed to the end of the path to find a ladder. As you start going down you will see an invader and as you continue going down you would have seen more enemies spawn to the side. You need to climb back up and take out the enemies with ranged attack to make the battle easier. 

When you have killed all enemies go down the ladder and when the invader notice you climb back up. When the invader follows you to the top, take him out and go down the ladder. You will find some few soul items near some people burried in the snow on the left. Take out the enemies in the area and collect the items if you wish to. 

You will see two path ahead of you, either continue down the stairs ahead and through the doorway on the left, or go straight ahead and through the doorway on the right. On the left path you will follow path  Section 1A where you will find an Alonne Greatbow +5, a Majestic Greatsword and two Bonfire Ascetic. Section 1B if you jump down you will continue your way to the boss.

Section 1A 

Go to the end of the balcony to the left you will find a Ray Stone. Then head to the large chain to reach the area beyond.  On the left there is a Maldron waiting for you and there is a long staircase that leads to the bottom of the tower to the right

Make your way to the upper are of the place to find a chest with  two Bonfire Ascetic, note that there is a Maldron stands between you and the chest. The best way to take out this enemy is to strike multiple times in rappid succession, then pause very briefly and attack again. Make sure you block his attack.

You will come across the are filled with curse and you make your way down the stairs. Take out the enemies, two alcoves are found to the right of the stairs and Ashen Idol sits on the lower alcove, you need to destroy it in order to remove the curse. For now leave the chest and head down stairs to destroy the Ashen Idol and the quickly run up the stairs to the top area to avoid engage a group of enemies at the same time.  You will come across two Axe Demons  as you move down the stairs one from each of the two circular platforms in the middle.  Possessed Armor is also in the area and you will not be able to kill it until you destroy the Ashen Idol.

Grab the five Silver Talismen to the right, and an Alonne Greatbow +5 on the second circular platform in the middle. At the bottom there is a chest with Majestic Greatsword along with three Axe Demons thats appear as you approach it.  

Section 1B  

Head toward the mist door to the right and proceed down the stairs. Go to the far side of the place to find a Spell Quartz Ruing +3. There is a bonfire in a small room, light it. You will need Scorching Iron Scepter to activate the minotaur head, which can be found ahead.  

To the left of the bonfire there is two Magic Stones in the room ahead. Proceed to the corridor and go down the ladder at the end. When you get to flaming statue at the end you will see few enemies  (include the ones with explosive barrels and Fume Sorcerers) to the right, use a ranged weapon to take them out. Shoot the explosive barrels this will take care of the enemies or hit the Minotaur head to move it down the corridor, killing the enemies along the way.

Push the flaming statue to move it down the corridor and get ready to face two Fume Sorcerer.  Take them out and then go and pull the lever near the gate.

Then use the ranged weapons to take out the enemies with explosive barrels in the next room, take them out and when all visible enemies are dead, enter the room.

Take out the enemy up the stairs to the right and then you can go down the next corridor to find a Giant Club. Use a ranged weapon and then run to the lever to open the gate when you get a chance. Open all three gates and also use the explosive barrels in the large room to take out the enemies. Once all enemies are down go and pull the lever to open the gate, which was locked, and go outside.  On the left there is a corridor take it to reach the next room.  Go up the ladder and grab the Dried Root, then pull the lever to raise the gate. 


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