Irithyll Dungeon is a Location in Dark Souls 3. Deadly Jailers guard the cells as corpses decay and rats scurry away, but the Ashen Ones must face this danger in their search for the Lords of Cinder.


Full Irithyll Dungeon Walkthrough

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Finding the area and its bonfires

You reach this area from Irithyll of the Boreal Valley from the large body of water which you can traverse until you reach the deluged cobblestone shore. Head to the shore where you can leave via the archway and head down to the Bonfire. If you descend the steps from this bonfire you will encounter 2 hags and a dancer. At the bottom to your right you will find 2 hags behind a pillar and a corpse with Large Titanite Shard 1x. On the stairs you came down, you can drop down to the right to find a Rusted Gold Coin 1x but be mindful of fall damage from the drop. Exit this room to the stairs outside along the cliff. In a doorway on your left you will be invaded by Alva, Seeker of the Spurned who wields a curved sword and a crossbow. Kill him to earn the Murakumo. Go down this hallway where he spawned and take the stairs down to reach the Bonfire and Irithyll Dungeon. 

Head straight and in the cell to your left, find a Rusted Coin 1x. The next cell on your left can be opened to find a Large Titanite Shard 1x. The other cells are either locked or inhabited by a hollow. Loot a corpse on the left for a Fading Soul 1x.

Meet the Jailers

Head through the doorway to encounter a jailer. These are difficult enemies that can reduce your health bar and raise your equip burden. These are temporary effects. Take him out quickly and head right and defeat the hollow in the cell to the right. Continue on to defeat a jailer on the left and more hollows in a cell on the right. Find Large Titanite Shard 1x at the end of the path and a locked door you can open later once you find the Jailer's Key Ring which will lead you to a drop down where you can loot the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring . You can drop down here to the next level to find a hollow and Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier 1x.

Head down this hallway to take out several bursting hollows in a cell. On a corpse in here you can find the Old Sorcerer Set. The last cell on the left contains a maggot dog enemy that drops Great Magic Shield when killed. Head back in the direction from where you came and make a right into a room with some caged hollow clusters and a jailer. There is a locked cell here containing Prisoner Chief's Ashes, that can be opened with Jailer's Key Ring (Obtained through Profaned Capital following the same path used to reach Siegward)  Head up the stairs and proceed to take out the jailer in the doorway. Head left and then take your first right across the bridge and go right down the hallway to take out the jailer at the end. Turn around and head down the hallway to find a cell on the right with several hollows. A corpse inside will have a Large Titanite Shard 1x. Enter the next cell on the right and step through the hole in the wall on the left to find Pale Pine Resin 2x. Step into the hole into the next cell to find a non hostile lizard type enemy (Wretch). Open the barred door here and head left and then open the barred door on your left to unlock the hallway connection.

Find the Key and get the Estus Shard

Make an about face after opening the door and head down this hallway and open a cell door on the right to find the Jailbreaker's Key on a corpse. Head back down the hallway and make a left and take the stairs down to find 3 jailers. In an adjacent cell you will find a gollum looking creature. Kill it and loot the Simple Gem 1x.

Exit this room to find 2 of the caged hollows to either side of you. Defeat them and head left. A Crystal Lizard will be here and another creature will attack you from a cell on the left so be careful if chasing the lizard. Defeat it and continue forward and exit to a staircase in an open area. Take the stairs down and loot Homeward Bone 2x. Head down the stairs to encounter three hooded enemies. There are two that are visible initially in front of the door at the bottom of the stairs. The one on the right is an archer. The third hooded enemy is seated and hidden on the right on the stairs and will stand up as you pass him.

Enter the the next room and take out the Mimic here for an Estus Shard 1x. Head into the next room to encounter a large group of hooded enemies at the end of the hall, including two archers just around the corner. Loot Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x from a corpse here. Head back in the opposite direction and take the ladder in the doorway on the right and open the door where a giant sits. Go back up the ladder and head straight down the hallway, until you see a doorway on the left with a drop. Drop down into the giant's cell and take out the Crystal Lizard. This will also rouse the giant. You can dash through the door you just opened to get to safety. If you want to explore this area, wait until the giant is asleep and drop into his cell.

In the giant's cell, there is a elevator you can take up to unlock a door leading you back to the first bonfire. There is also a mimic that drops Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow. In that room, take the ladder up and go through the little opening. Make the jump and Lightning Bolts will be on the dead body. Head right and take the ladder down and follow the narrow bridge to find a Pickaxe.

The Sewer Area

To the right is a sewer with 3 rats take them out and go forward. Halfway up the stairs you can find Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x. At the end of the sewer, you will find 2 chests. The one on the right contains the Old Cell Key. The one at the left is a Mimic that will drop the Dark Clutch Ring. Upon opening the chest with the key, several basilisks will spawn behind you where the rats were, so be wary. Head back down the sewer and down the stairs where you looted the soul and make a left to go through a tunnel. In this room will be 2 giant rats on your left. Defeat them and loot Dung Pie 4x. Open the door here and watch out, this next room is infested with Jailers! To the left, you'll find a Large Titanite Shard 1x.

Road to Archdragon Peak

Head left out of this room and take the stairs up. As you exit outside to the left you will find the Dragon Torso Stone. In this area you will return to use the Path of the Dragon Gesture you obtain after defeating Oceiros, the Consumed King. This will grant you access to Archdragon Peak. Continue into the doorway and step on the pressure plate to activate the lift. Take the lift to the top and step forward. You will find a corpse with Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier 1x. Open the door to the left to unock the shortcut to this portion of the dungeon.

Step back on the lift and stay faced in this direction when activating the pressure plate. As the lift descends you will be able to step off to a window ledge where you will find a corpse with Lightning Blade. Drop down from the ledge to reach the exterior where you found the Dragon Torso Stone.

Finding Karla

Go back inside the dungeon and straight into the large room where you will find several jailers. Luring them one by one is a good strategy here as their effects can be overwhelming. The next room has another 2 jailers. In the first room the first door on the left side is full of the 4 legged creatures. Kill them and loot the Profaned Coal which you can give to Blacksmith Andre to unlock additional infusion Upgrades. You can open the barred door and step out. Head left down the hallway where you will find a Mimic. This Mimic contains 2 Titanite Scale. Back in the main room you can loot the Alva Set and an Ember 1x if you killed Alva's invading phantom. In the next room you will another Ember 1x.

Head up the stairs on the right in the second room and head right down the hallway. At the end of the hallway on the left will be a locked cell holding Karla, who teaches Pyromancies and Sorceries. Unlocking her cell requires obtaining the Jailer's Key Ring from Profaned Capital. You will find instructions on how to backtrack to unlock her cell in the Profaned Capital walkthrough. Back in the second room, on the left wall open the gate and enter the cell to find Xanthous Ashes and Dusk Crown Ring. The opposite gated cell has a Lycanthrope that's hostile towards the Jailers, unleash at your own risk.

Proceed forward out of the room and take the stairs down. Follow the stairs and continue along the left to find a Large Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x. Return to the narrow stone bridge where you will enter the Profaned Capital and continue your journey towards the Lords of Cinder. On this bridge a Gargoyle will drop down to stop your progress. Defeat it and cross the bridge to come to a broken path. Take the ladder down and across the room take the ladder up to the planks where you will find the Stretch Out Gesture and Undead Bone Shard 1x and nearby a Bonfire.


Irithyll Dungeon Map

Irithyll Dungeon Map

Irithyll Dungeon Map 2

Video Walkthrough

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Speed Run Walkthrough

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    • 13 Apr 2017 10:07  

      everyone complaining about the jailers, meanwhile here i am trying to do this with my buddy, and we can't even get past the bonfire without getting invaded

      • 29 Jan 2017 16:44  

        Someone send my hate to whoever made the map part one.
        Right before the E is an estus shard, I got there, didn't see an item, saw a chest. So then I said, "It could be a mimic, ah but the map doesn't say so, let's trust the map"
        Lost 50000 souls, thank you, man.

        • 25 Dec 2016 21:35  

          for some reason the mimic with the estus shard in it did not spawn for me I reloaded the area and the mimic is still not there. dose anyone know if i can fix this?

          • 27 Oct 2016 00:00  

            I have a question about the "Find the Key and get the Estus Shard" part. When we find those 3 hooded enemies ( 1 archer and 1 hidden), there is an item on the rocks at our right side and above. How can we get that item? and what is it? thanks

            • 26 Oct 2016 22:17  

              >HELP< In the Road to Archdragon Peak, I've stepped out from the lift before it goes up fully (cuz i wanted the item), and now i cant activate it to come back. Since the door only opens from inside, Am i screwed?? :x

              • I hate this place04 Oct 2016 06:42  

                I hate this place. In a good way. Play it with headphones at night and it's probably scarier than most horror games around. and those *****ing jailers are everywhere. Especially the bottom floor near Profaned Capital / Archdragon Peak. I used hidden body and spook, went to a cell, picked up Xanthous Ashes then proceeded to pick up the Dusk Crown Ring and the corpse screamed and all the jailers rushed to the cell. I was terrified, constantly casting hidden body and spook, hoping they would go away, but no, two of them were stuck near the cell door and three were circling inside. I didn't sleep that night.

                • ***** THIS PLACE24 Sep 2016 17:10  

                  ***** THIS PLACE, I HATE IT SO *****ING MUCH, the enemies are a pain in the ass to deal (same does for the swamp in the profaned capital, I jumped multiple times cause of the *****ing screaming hollows and got gang banged by the jailers and then I had to come back, TWITCE, to open all the doors and to reach the archdragon peak. Seriously *****. THIS. PLACE.

                  • screaming corpses23 Sep 2016 04:07  

                    I litteraly jumped out of my seat as the first corpse screamed like a b**** when I took an item from it. my god. i hate fromsoftware for doing this

                    • Best level01 Sep 2016 03:55  

                      I really love this map, does anyone else feel the same? I think the atmosphere is perect, having one bonfire adds to the tension and I think the Jailers are my new favourite enemy.

                      • Invisible Walls11 Aug 2016 21:57  

                        Ok this place is broken as f***. I tried to walk into a cell but there seems to be a invisible door (No options appear to open it). Some cells have a invisible wall just outside the doorway that I can walk around (Sometimes). Is this some weird bug or a feature?

                        • Unmentioned area17 Jul 2016 19:53  

                          Unless I'm mistaken, there's no mention of how to obtain the item through the barred window at the giant's feet. Anyone know what gets you there?

                          • Stretch out gesture14 Jul 2016 08:17  

                            Has anyone else noticed that this corpse is (or at least resembles) laddersmith gilligan from ds2? I noticed this in my second playthrough and it made me kind of sad :(

                            • Reference?17 Jun 2016 22:00  

                              the corpse in the profaned capital that holds the bone shard looks suspiciously like laddersmith gilligan. Plus all the ladder scattered around there.

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