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Secrets in Dark Souls 3 will be covered on this page. This will cover things from Illusory Walls, Covenants that are hard to find, rare Weapons and Armor, etc. >

Illusory Walls

Illusory Walls in Dark Souls 3 are hidden walls within the game. They will need to be hit with an attack, or rolled into to be revealed. This needs to be done by the host of the world, spirits both friend and foe have no effect on illusory walls.

 

Illusory Walls List

Location Bonfire Description

Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine From the bonfire, head to the right side of the building via the upper stairwell and enter the castle turret with the spiral staircase. If you have not yet unlocked this gate, the key is sold by the Shrine Handmaiden. From the bridge, drop onto the roof of the Shrine and drop to the lower level of the roof. Follow around to the front and you will find a stairwell leading back into the building. Walk along the beams and exhaust the dialogue from an unseen NPC and continue to the back of the room. Strike the wall and jump down into the newly revealed room to find a chest containing the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring.

Farron Keep

Old Wolf of Farron

From the bonfire, leave back toward the swamp and turn left. Ascend the stairs and attack the wall on the left side, which appears to be a filled in arch, adjacent to Crystal Lizard spawn. Behind it is the Dreamchaser's Ashes.

Catacombs of Carthus

Catacombs of Carthus From the bonfire head down the same path as the boulder, then take a left in the room with the rats. Between the candle-lit staircase and the exit at the end of the room is an illusory wall with another staircase that also leads to the same area as the staircase next to it.

Catacombs of Carthus

Abyss Watchers (farron keep bonfire) From the Abyss Watchers bonfire head into the Catacombs, pass the bridge into the next room, go upstairs where the archer is and find a ladder up here that goes all the way down a long drop.  Follow this area until you come into a room with a red eye skeleton/assasin type enemy.  There is a filled archway/illusory wall in this room, it leads to pyromancy tome.  If you are having trouble locating the wall in this room, look for a broken wall that shows a skeleton archer standing on top of a platform, start hitting the left side (your right) of this wall.

Smouldering Lake

Old King's Antechamber In the same room with the Bonfire. It is the only wall not covered in roots. Unveiling the illusion will give you access to a rather long tunnel system which leads to the above area of the room where some big pyromancer demons and an Undead Bone Shard are below. This is an alternative way that gets you to the Estus Shard around here.

Smouldering Lake

Old King's Antechamber From the Bonfire, descend the stairs ahead, follow straight into a room with some dead demons and enemies. Continue further and in the next tunnel, and as soon as you hit a wall in front of you, unveil an illusion to the left. It provides area-exclusive access to a Black Knight with an axe equipped.

Smouldering Lake

Old King's Antechamber From the bottom area where some big pyromancer demons are, the is a tunnel system that eventually leads you to a small hole in the ground. Ignore that direction and go right instead. Rats are coming your way, and you will enter a room which one is somewhat grassy. Keep walking straight towards the wall, and unveil its illusion. This provides you access to the opposite side of a huge gap, and to Quelana Pyromancy Tome, in front of a since long dead giant spider. Plus an exclusive access to a lava pit of this area, which yields two Weapons, including a White Hair Talisman.

Smouldering Lake

Old King's Antechamber

From the bonfire, head down stairs and into the hallway with the pyromancers. Head down the tunnel on the lower right with rats, and proceed until you find the giant rat guarding a nest of smaller rats. Strike the wall on the left to unveil the illusion, and access a safe wooden Treasure Chest that yields Large Titanite Shard (3x).

Smouldering Lake

Old King's Antechamber Behind the wooden Treasure Chest there at, that yields Large Titanite Shard (3x), is another illusion to be unveiled as well - cameo! Behind it, you can fall down to reach Izalith Staff, and an alternative way to access the lair of many cursing basilisks who dwell there at.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Church of Yorshka From the bonfire, head back the way you came to it, down the stairs and around to the right. Either kill the Pontiff Knight patrol or wait for them to walk along. Follow the path down and up the stair ahead to a platform with a crystal lizard. The railing on the furthest right is an illusion, leading down some stairs and back toward the Central Irithyll fire. Drop down on the left and there will be an Evangelist that drops the spell Dorhy's Gnawing. Opening the nearby gate leads to just before the first set of Pontiff Knights in the zone.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Church of Yorshka From the bonfire, head back the way you came to it, down the stairs to the main street and take a left turn. Follow the street until it ends, and to the right of the Lightning Gem treasure is a huge stone wall. Hit it to find the Magic Clutch Ring on a corpse behind it.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Church of Yorshka From the bonfire, head out through the side exit, then take a left through the tunnel and the dark room beyond, until you arrive at an area next to the lake. Under the stairs you just descended are several arched alcoves. The rightmost alcove has an illusory wall at the back, which hides a small area with a Crystal Lizard who drops a Twinkling Titanite.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Pontiff Sulyvahn From the bonfire, proceed straight through the door, left up the stairs and right through the valley of dead giants and into door at far end. Immediately on left is wall that can be struck to reveal a ladder. Descend the ladder, defeat the enemies to reach Archdeacon McDonnell and join the Aldritch Faithful.

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

 Anor Londo

When the spiral staircase is low, descend it and enter the original whereabouts of the Blade of the Darkmoon Covenant. Inside, unveil the illusory wall behind the Gwyn statue on the opposite side. Provides exclusive access to the expected hallway, which yields a valuable item at its end.
(If you do Anri of Astora's dark questline, this illusory wall will be revealed near the end of the quest.)

Lothric Castle

Lothric Castle From the bonfire, go straight through the door leading to the Dragon Barracks bonfire, head left, right, then up the stairs. To your right there should be a door that leads to the base of a tower. There will be a Twin Axe wielding Winged Knight in there ready to drop down on you. After beating him, climb on up the ladder and on the wall near the entrance, to the left of the barrels, there's an illusionary wall.

Lothric Castle

Oceiros From the bonfire, continue forward until you reach the room with the two chests. It is behind the second chest. This leads to the Untended Graves

Untended Graves

Champion Gundyr Inside the unlit Firelink Shrine, there are two illusiory walls that lead to where Irina of Carim is suposed to be (one when you go from Cornyx's location, one from the bonfire's location). Here you can get the Eyes of a Firekeeper.

Grand Archives

Grand Archives One level above the central walkway (where the Crystal Sage relocates to), in the area with two wax priests, several thralls, and a corpse in a corner holding a Titanite Scale.  To the right of this corpse is the illusory wall (indicated by metal gates on either side), which hides a Frost Knight (drops Outrider Knight Armor Set) as well as Soul Stream.

 

 

Weapons & Armor

Rare Items are weapons, consumables, and other items that are easily missable or can only be obtained once per playthrough. This category ends up including quite a lot of the items in Dark Souls 3.

All boss soul items may only be obtained once per playthrough (see this page for a chart organized by boss). A nearly complete set of them can be obtained after two playthroughs. However, the Soul of the Nameless King can be traded for three items, so that extends the timeline to three playthroughs to obtain all items. Furthermore, the Twin Princes' Greatsword requires two playthroughs to complete, as it is obtained by fusing Lothric's and Lorian's swords, each of which must be transposed from the Soul of the Twin Princes. Also, there is one non-boss soul which may be transposed by Ludleth - the Soul of Rosaria, used to obtain the Bountiful Sunlight miracle. Rosaria's soul may only be obtained by completing Leonhard's questline.

There are numerous items which can only be obtained by trading with the crow. The items that are exclusive to the crow are: the entire Armor of the Sun set (including the Sunlight Shield), Lucatiel's Mask, the Porcine Shield, and all five Carvings. The crow only makes each trade once per playthrough, so these items each become one per playthrough.

All of the covenent rewards can only be obtained by leveling up in the corresponding covenant.

Almost all rings can only be obtained once, except for a few which can be purchased or found in multiple locations. This is also made more complicated by the presence of +1, +2, and +3 rings, most of which are only available in NG+ and NG++. Please consult the list of rings for details on all rings' availability.

The following list includes one-time weapons and armor, as well as notably rare drops. While most starting equipment can be purchased, some starting items can only be obtained by finding them in specific places (unless the player started in the corresponding class). These are included in the list as well.

Rare Weapons & Armor

Item

Rarity

Location

Description

Uchigatana Unique drop Dropped by Sword Master outside Firelink.  
Longbow One-time treasure On top of the tower at the dead end near the first High Wall of Lothric bonfire.  
Club Starting equipment / One-time treasure If you don't start the game as Deprived, you can obtain this on the High Wall of Lothric, on the battlement where the dragon is breathing fire.  
Battle Axe Starting equipment / One-time treasure If you don't start the game as a Warrior, the only Battle Axe you can obtain is the Deep Battle Axe, which is found on the High Wall of Lothric, in a Mimic inside the tower that has a fire-breathing dragon on top of it.  
Astora Straight Sword One-time treasure In a chest on a balcony on the High Wall of Lothric, above the room where the Cell Key is found. Powerful early-game weapon, especially with the raw infusion
Mail Breaker Starting equipment / One-time treasure If you don't start the game as a Sorcerer, you can obtain this on the High Wall of Lothric, in the passages leading to Greirat's cell.  
Rapier One-time treasure Found on the High Wall of Lothric, in the courtyard with a Winged Knight.  
Lucerne One-time treasure Outside Emma's church, on the High Wall of Lothric.  
Hand Axe Starting equipment / One-time treasure If you don't start the game as a Pyromancer, you can obtain this on the roof where Cornyx is imprisoned in the Undead Settlement.  
Partizan One-time treasure Found on a corpse hanging from the roof where Cornyx is imprisoned in the Undead Settlement.  
Flamberge Rare drop Only drops from flamberge-wielding enemies, found in the Undead Settlement, Cathedral of the Deep, and Grand Archives.  
Caestus
Red Hilted Halberd
Saint's Talisman
One-time treasures Found in the sewers of the Undead Settlement.  
Whip One-time treasure In the alley full of ambushes in the Undead Settlement.  
Reinforced Club
Great Scythe
One-time treasures In the Undead Settlement, in the graveyard around the white birch tree.  
Large Club One-time treasure In the Undead Settlement, near where the Demon is found after following Siegward up the elevator.  
Morne's Great Hammer
Moaning Shield
Unique drop Dropped by Eygon if you kill him, or when he is found dead in Irina's cell later in the game.  
Bloodlust Covenant reward Obtained as a Mound-Makers member, by handing in 10 Vertebra Shackles.  
Butcher Knife Unique drop Dropped by the Madwoman on the Road of Sacrifices.  
Brigand Axe One-time treasure On the Road of Sacrifices, found on a path near the NPC with the Butcher Knife.  
Brigand Twindaggers One-time treasure On the Road of Sacrifices, on a path past the NPC with the Butcher Knife.  
Anri's Straight Sword Unique drop / Quest reward Obtained by either killing Anri, or by completing his/her questline. If you're going for the Lord of Hollows ending. it'll be in the Darkmoon Tomb. If you help Anri defeat Aldrich, you receive it from Ludleth afterwards. Has luck scaling and can be obtained very early by killing Anri
Sellsword Twinblades Starting equipment / One-time treasure If you don't start the game as a Mercenary, you can pick them up in the ruins that a Black Knight is found in, past the lake on the Road of Sacrifices.  

Heysel Pick
Xanthous Crown

Unique drop Dropped by Yellowfinger Heysel when she invades in the Road of Sacrifices or in Farron Keep. Also can be dropped by a non-aggressive Man-Grub found in Rosaria's Bed Chamber later in the game. If you get both of these, you can obtain two picks and two crowns per playthrough.  
Heretic's Staff One-time treasure Found near Orbeck, on the Road of Sacrifices.  
Exile Greatsword
Great Club
Unique drops Dropped by two NPCs across the lake on the Road of Sacrifices, just before the ladder down to Farron Keep.  
Greatsword One-time treasure Found on a ruined bridge in Farron Keep  
Sunlight Talisman One-time treasure Found in Farron Keep, near the Estus Soup.  
Black Bow of Pharis
Pharis's Hat
Unique drops Dropped by the group of three Elder Ghrus in Farron Keep, far over toward the wall near the Keep Ruins bonfire. They are facing a poison gem and can be hit with a bow from just outside the room with the bonfire.  
Stone Greatshield Rare drop Dropped by Elder Ghrus in Farron Keep.  
Manikin Claws Unique drop Drops from Londor Pale Shade when it invades you in either Farron Keep or Irithyll.  
Old Wolf Curved Sword Covenant reward Obtained as a Watchdogs of Farron member, by handing in 10 swordgrass to the Old Wolf.  
Dark Sword Rare drop Dropped by Darkwraiths, which are only found in the cell under the High Wall of Lothric (using the Lift Key), or in Farron Keep in a couple of locations. Notably high AR
Notched Whip One-time treasure In the Cleansing Chapel bonfire room.  
Astora Greatsword
Executioner's Greatsword
One-time treasures Found in the graveyard past the Cleansing Chapel bonfire, outside the Cathedral of the Deep.  
Saint-Tree Bellvine One-time treasure On the lower level of the graveyard outside the Cathedral of the Deep, between the water full of maggot creatures and the room with the ladder shortcut.  
Barbed Straight Sword
Spiked Shield
Unique drops Dropped by Kirk when he invades you in the Cathedral of the Deep.  
Saint Bident One-time treasure Found on a balcony outside the Cathedral of the Deep, after opening the large double doors behind one of the giants.  
Drang Hammers One-time treasure Found at the feet of one of the giants in the Cathedral of the Deep.  
Arbalest One-time treasure Found on the way to the rafters of the Cathedral of the Deep.  
Heavy Crossbow Rare drop Dropped by a Cathedral Knight in the rafters of the Cathedral of the Deep.  
Crescent Moon Sword Unique drop Dropped by Leonhard when you fight him at the end of his questline.  
Black Blade One-time treasure Inside a Mimic near the Demon on the way from the Catacombs to the Smouldering Lake.  
Llewellyn Shield Unique drop Dropped by Horace.  
Spotted Whip Quest reward If you summon Great Swamp Cuculus for the Old Demon King fight, and you defeat the Demon King with Cuculus still alive, this item will appear in Cornyx's cage in the Undead Settlement.  
Black Knight Sword One-time treasure Found in the ruins in Smouldering Lake, in the room where a Black Knight is fighting a Ghru.  
White Hair Talisman One-time treasure In the lava room in the ruins in Smouldering Lake.  
Izalith Staff One-time treasure In the ruins in Smouldering Lake, behind an illusory wall that's behind ANOTHER illusory wall hiding a chest.  
Fume Ultra Greatsword Unique drop Dropped by Knight Slayer Tsorig in the ruins in Smouldering Lake.  
Dragonrider Bow One-time treasure On the way to the ballista in the ruins in Smouldering Lake.  
Witchtree Branch One-time treasure Behind the illusory railing midway between the first Irithyll bonfire and the Church of Yorshka.  
Dragonslayer's Axe Unique drop Dropped by Creighton when he invades in the graveyard outside the Church of Yorshka in Irithyll. For Creighton to invade, you must return to the bridge into Irithyll, touch Sirris' summon sign, be summoned into her world, and help her defeat Creighton there. After that, when you return to the graveyard while embered (but before defeating the Pontiff), he will invade you.  
Sunless Talisman Quest reward Found at a grave outside Firelink Shrine, after completing Sirris's questline.  
Yorshka's Spear One-time treasure Found in a chest in the rafters of the dark room full of Irithyllian Slaves, after the Church of Yorshka bonfire.  
Murakumo Unique drop Dropped by Alva when he invades on the path from Irithyll to Irithyll Dungeon.  
Smough's Great Hammer One-time treasure Found on the upper floor inside the building with the paintings in Irithyll.  
Golden Ritual Spear One-time treasure In a Mimic on the balcony above the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire.  
Drang Twinspears Unique drop Dropped by one of the NPCs who attack after the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire.  
Archdeacon's Great Staff Covenant reward Obtained as an Aldrich Faithful member, by handing in 30 Human Dregs to Archdeacon McDonnell.  
Washing Pole One-time purchase Unlocked by giving the Shrine Handmaid the Easterner's Ashes, which are found on a balcony under the Silver Knight archers on the way from Irithyll to Anor Londo.  
Painting Guardian's Curved Sword One-time treasure Drop down inside Yorshka's tower in Anor Londo, and land on the beams to pick it up.  
Yorshka's Chime Unique drop Drops from killing Yorshka.  
Pickaxe One-time treasure Found in Irithyll Dungeon, near the giant.  
Court Sorcerer's Staff One-time treasure In a Mimic in the building in the Toxic section of the Profaned Capital.  
Onislayer Greatbow One-time treasure On the lower platform in front of Yhorm's room in the Profaned Capital.  
Sacred Bloom Shield One-time treasure Behind an illusory wall in Lothric Castle. Spell parry
Greatlance One-time treasure Found in Lothric Castle, near the Dragon Barracks bonfire.  
Sniper Crossbow One-time treasure Found in Lothric Castle, near the dragons.  
Sunlight Straight Sword One-time treasure Inside a Mimic in Lothric Castle - you must drop off a ledge above the dragon that's closer to the Dragonslayer Armour bridge.  
Caitha's Chime One-time treasure In Lothric Castle, from the chapel next to the start of the Dragonslayer Armour bridge (which also contains the elevator shortcut to the Twin Princes), you can exit onto a balcony. From here, drop down to the roof below to pick up this item.  
Gotthard Twinswords One-time treasure Found (along with the key to the archives) on a corpse outside the Grand Archives, between the bonfire and the front door. Only appears after you've defeated three Lords of Cinder.  
Crystal Chime One-time treasure On the first floor of the Grand Archives, in a room guarded by a Lothric Knight.  
Witch's Locks One-time treasure In the Grand Archives, behind a secret door opened by a lever in the very dark room.  
 Avelyn One-time treasure Grand Archives, from the first bonfire climb the first shortcut ladder or pass through the very dark room. Then go up the first flight of stairs and across the balcony with a broken railing at the end where a single Scholar is standing. Drop down onto the bookshelf below and then roll off these onto bookshelves even further below. 3-bolt burst crossbow
Onikiri and Ubadachi
Sage's Crystal Staff
Golden Wing Crest Shield
Unique drop Dropped by the three hostile NPCs at the top of the Grand Archives.  

Morion Blade

Quest reward

Obtained from Yuria after giving her Orbeck's ashes. You may accomplish this by killing Orbeck, or completing his questline and picking up his ashes in the Grand Archives. You will be unable to complete this if you do not recruit Orbeck, if you fail to give Orbeck a scroll after recruiting him (causing him to leave Firelink), if Orbeck dies before Yuria asks you to kill him, or if you kill Yuria. Looks really cool

Dark Hand

One-time purchase

Sold by Yuria. Essential for full Darkwraith cosplay

Darkdrift

Unique drop

Obtained by killing Yuria, or by summoning her for the last boss fight and succeeding. It's invisible

Eleonora

 Eleonora

Unique drop

 Profaned Capital, dropped by a certain Monstrosity of Sin near the toxic swamp in Profaned Capital. At the bottom floor of the church, it is the one that first comes after you. The only axe with the Feast Bell skill.

Irithyll Straight Sword

Unique drop

Dropped by the Outrider Knight at the bottom of the tower where Siegward is found, just before the Road of Sacrifices bonfire.  

Irithyll Rapier

 

 

Irithyll Rapier

Unique drop

Dropped by Outrider Knight in Lothric Castle. This knight can be found in a room underneath the twin dragons, down some stairs before you cross in front of the large gate where the dragons breathe fire. Almost directly beneath the white dragon. One of the few Weapons that causes Frostbite

Claw

One-time treasure

Found under a bridge in Consumed King's Garden.  

Chaos Blade

One-time treasure

Found in Untended Graves, outside the darkened Firelink Shrine, at the same place where Sword Master is normally.  

Blacksmith Hammer

One-time treasure

Found in Untended Graves, inside the darkened Firelink Shrine, where Andre normally sits.  

Mendicant's Staff

Rare drop

Dropped by the Man-Serpent Summoners on Archdragon Peak.  

Drakeblood Greatsword

Rare drop

On Archdragon Peak, dropped by the Drakeblood Knights summoned by the Man-Serpent Summoner near the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire.  

Ricard's Rapier

Unique drop

On Archdragon Peak, dropped by the NPCs summoned by the Man-Serpent Summoner before the Great Belfry bonfire.  

Dragon Tooth
Havel's Greatshield

Unique drop

On Archdragon Peak, dropped by the Havel Knight on the roof near the Great Belfry bonfire.  

Dragonslayer Spear

One-time treasure

In the area of the Nameless King boss fight, after the fight is over.  

 DLC Weapons

Item Rarity Location Description
Valorheart Unique drop Dropped by the Gravetender & wolf at the bottom of the Painted World  Good trading weapon
Crow Quills One-time treasure Elevated platform in the Corvian Settlement  
Crow Talons One-time treasure Rooftops in the Corvian Settlement  
Follower Javelin One-time treasure In the Snowfields of the Painted World  
Millwood Battle Axe One-time treasure Found at the top of a tower in the Snowfields of the Painted World  
Millwood Greatbow One-time treasure Found near the ruins in the Snowfields of the Painted World  
Onyx Blade Unique drop Dropped by Sir Vilhelm in the Corvian Settlement  
Pyromancer's Parting Flame One-time treasure Secret door in the crypt with flies in the Ariandel Chapel  
Quakestone Hammer One-time treasure Past the Snowy Mountain Pass bonfire in the Painted World  
Aquamarine Dagger One-time treasure Down from the Dreg Heap bonfire  
Crusifix of the Mad King Unique drop Drops from Shira when you face her in the final area of The Ringed City DLC.  
Preacher's Right Arm One-time treasure From the Ringed City Streets bonfire head into the swamp and head straight. Head past a few Locust men and head to the right of the HUGE enemy in the middle. There will be a corpse hanging from a structure here. Be careful as it is surrounded by hidden Locust Men.  
Ringed Knight Spear One-time treasure Ringed City: Down the steps from Shira and to the right before the swamp. On a corpse behind the Ringed Knight.  

To be added here: Crucifix of the Mad King, Harald Curved Greatsword, Ledo's Great Hammer, Lothric War Banner, Murky Hand Scythe, Murky Longstaff, Preacher's Right Arm, Ringed Knight Spear, Ringed Knight Straight Sword, Sacred Chime of Filianore, Splitleaf Greatsword, White Birch Bow




    • Anonymous

      Question?27 Jun 2016 15:28  

      On the other side of the fake wall in anor londo with the hallway, what exactly is the value of the sex change ring?

      • Anonymous

        Nice25 Apr 2016 03:36  

        Needs more updates and a section to show which item you're referring to without reading to speed up perusal, but nice!

        • Anonymous

          I found a Area no one else has20 Apr 2016 04:35  

          If you go to the circular room filled with the black knight statues on your way to Anor Londo yoy can use the prayer gesture in front of the Gwyn statue and it'll disappear revealing a long hallway, theres a set of armor in there (Brass armor) and a pedestal bathed in moonlight.

          • Anonymous

            Ring king15 Apr 2016 01:10  

            under the roof where sunggly the crow nest is, there's a path "cross like" where you can find shard of estus flask, at one end (where lotrich throne is) there's an Illusory Walls and a chest where you'll find : Covetous Silver Serpent Ring ;)

            • Anonymous

              Hop in a cage26 Mar 2016 22:57  

              There is a guy walking around with a cage on his back near the cursed tree boss battle...you can hop in the cage and be taken else where

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