Lothric Castle is a Location in Dark Souls 3. Once the Ashen One has obtained the sacrificial vessel, the Castle may be entered. Lothric Wyverns, Lothric Knights and Winged Knights closely guard the path to the Twin Princes.

 

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General Information

 

Lothric Castle Map

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Lothric Castle Video Playthrough

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

NPCs in the area


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Full Lothric Castle Walkthrough

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Accessing Lothric Castle

After defeating Dancer of the Boreal Valley, ascend the ladder and proceed forward into the castle. In the first room will be a red eyed knight and a black clothed figure. The cleric in black will heal the knight during the fight so it would be useful to kill it first. Kill them and loot Soul of a Crestfallen Knight 1x from a corpse in front of the altar.

Take the staircase from the right side of the room up to find a cleric in black on your right and 2 Lothric knights and a cleric ahead. Proceed into the next room and light the Bonfire to the left. 

Proceed straight into the next room and loot the chest on the right for the Prayer Set. On the left by the railing you will find a Titanite Chunk 1x. Head to the stairs along the left side to encounter some hollows. At the top of the stairs to your left will be another seated hollow in a tower. Ahead of this to the left is a set of stairs you can take down to a tower top where several hollows will climb over. Loot the corpse here for a Titanite Chunk 1x. Go back up to the main path and head into a room on the right where winged knight will drop down. Defeat it and loot the corpse here for Twinkling Titanite 1x. Climb the ladder, turn around, and go to the end of the platform to find an Illusory Wall on your left. Go through to find the Sacred Bloom Shield and the Winged Knight Set.

Return to the room with the Winged Knight, exit the room, and head up the stairs to face some crossbow hollows. Up to the left is a tower with another hollow where you can loot Titanite Chunk 1x. To the right you can loot a corpse for Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x and another Titanite Chunk 2x. Continue up the long staircase and then head left to light the Dragon Barracks Bonfire. Loot a corpse near for an Ember 1x. If you continue through the door closest to the bonfire and then right up the stairs and then head left you will find a red eye knight guarding a corpse with a Greatlance

Navigating Wyvern Fire

Head toward the stone bridge near here where you'll see a Lothric Wyvern perched on the other side, but be aware that a second wyvern will land next to it, and both will begin spraying fire. Killing one wyvern will make them both die. If you decide to run across the bridge, you can drop down near the end to loot Undead Bone Shard 1x from a corpse underneath the bridge. Drop down again to the right to find a seated hollow. To the left is a doorway you can enter to find some stairs up but first, proceed down the path here to loot Titanite Chunk 2x. Keep going, and you will see a hollow that will turn into a black mass hollow; try to kill it before it can transform, and then continue on to find Twinkling Titanite 2x. Return to the doorway and head up the stairs and break some boxes to the left to find Lightning Urn 3x. Step through and exit the doorway and head right. On the stairs you will find a Crystal Lizard and a hollow will drop down here.

Continue up the stairs where more hollows will drop down. Continue up the path, where you will find a corpse to the right hanging over a ledge with Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier 1x. Continue up to the top of a tower and head down the stairs here to encounter a Winged Knight and a hollow to the left. You can loot a corpse near the hollow for Sniper Crossbow and Sniper Bolt 11x. Return to the tower top and take the other stairs down and take the path back towards the bonfire.

Make your way back to the stone bridge. Near the start of the bridge, you can drop down to the right to a lower ledge where you will find Titanite Chunk 1x. Continue along this ledge to come to a path and a staircase where 3 more hollows will attack. Continue up the stairs dispatching the hollows. At the top if you proceed straight you will encounter 2 Lothric Knights on the left. The one on the right is particularly deadly, he'll two-hand his sword and can bless it. You can aggro one at a time with ranged projectiles. If you head right instead up the short set of stairs you will come to a doorway on the right. Through here you will find a hollow to your right. Straight ahead will be Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier 1x on a corpse. To the far right of this room you will find a Raw Gem on a corpse.

Fight the Boreal Outrider Knight

Go down the stairs on the right to encounter a Boreal Outrider Knight on the lower level who deals some powerful frost damage. This is enemy is quick and relentless so patience and stamina conservation are key. Killing it has a chance to drop Irithyll Rapier. In this room are 4 chests, 1 with Twinkling Titanite 1x, 1 with Spirit Tree Crest Shield and 1 with Titanite Scale 1x. The 4th chest can be found hidden behind several boxes and contains Twinkling Titanite 2x.

Return up the stairs and head right up the large stairs. The wyverns will breathe fire into this courtyard area. You can dash left or it can be rolled through to head straight into the next room. Head up the stairs here avoiding the fire barrels being tossed and take out the hollows at the top. Head into the proceeding room where you will find hollows and a Mimic chest to the right with Titanite Scale 3x. A corpse in here can be looted for Pale Pine Resin 1x. If exit to the outside from this room you will find several hollows and a corpse with Titanite Scale 1x. 

Reenter the room and head left down the stairs to take out more hollows and loot Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier 1x on a corpse hanging over the edge. If you take the ladder down you can loot a corpse in this room for Black Firebomb 3x, which will be useful for the next step. Head back up the ladder. To the right you will see a wyvern claw reaching into the room. Attacking it will trigger a dark eruption from which the Pus of Man infecting the wyvern will spill out spitting abyssal sludge that will build up curse. It is weak to fire and can be attacked at range to stay out of harm's way. Killing it will fell both wyverns in the area. At this point you can return to the area across the stone bridge where the wyverns had been guarding to loot corpses for Lightning Urn 6x, Refined Gem 1x, and Ember 2x.

Unlock main Gates for a Shortcut

Once the wyverns are slain, exit this room out the opposite doorway and head right down the stairs, down the path to find a corpse on the left with Titanite Chunk 1x and further down the path a Crystal Lizard & a body with Titanite Scale 1x. Return back to the room where you fought the wyvern claw and take the stairs down and head into the nearby room to find a Large Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x. Pull the lever here and drop down to the right to take on the cleric and red eyed Lothric Knight. Defeat them and head down the main central stairs to face another cleric and knight. A corpse in the corner has an Ember 1x.

Head back up the central staircase and take the curved stairs on your left. Head right to exit and right again to enter a church like building. There is an open doorway on the left. Take it and head right to find the Red Tearstone Ring. If you jump down where the rail is broken, you can find Caitha's Chime, beware the long fall. Inside the church you can find Rusted Coin 2x on a corpse and behind it, a chest with a Titanite Scale 1x. In the lower portion of this room, you can find the summon sign of Eygon of Carim. You can summon him now or wait until ready to tackle the boss if you want to explore some more.

Find the Sunlight Altar

Exit the church and slightly to the left and ahead will be a corpse with Sunlight Medal 1x. To the left of this corpse enter the room to activate a lift to unlock a shortcut to where you first entered the castle. Take the lift back up to the top and exit to the left and go left around the corner. On the left up the wall will be a ladder. Take it to the top and head left on the roof to find a corpse in the corner with Titanite Chunk 1x. If you make your way back along the roof you will come to a long rooftop leading towards some crossbow hollows and an axe wielding hollow. Cross into the building they are in and head to the opposite side of the room and take the ladder down. In this room you will find the Knight's Ring 1x.

Cross the covered bridge which leads out of this room to encounter an axe hollow and a greatsword wielding lothric knight. Beyond them in the next room is a chest with Titanite Scale 3x. In this room you will find the Altar of Sunlight, where you can learn the Praise the Sun Gesture and which also serves as the covenant turn in for the Warrior of Sunlight Covenant. Open the double door here and exit out.

If you head left and look over the edge you can see the dark mass which has erupted from the fallen wyvern. You can snipe it safely from up here with casting or a lot of arrows. The Onislayer Great arrow seems to do the most damage. It is susceptible to fire and can be taken out from range. If you have no ranged, run past the left side of it and get behind it. You will be inside the dead wyvern and it cannot attack this direction, just be careful attacking since most attacks cause your character to move forward, and getting you in range of it's flailing attacks. Killing it will cause the wyvern to disappear and you can loot Titanite Chunk 2x, Large Titanite Shard 2x, and Ember 2x. A corpse nearby can be looted for Soul of a Crestfallen Knight 1x. In the adjacent room you will find a Mimic with the Sunlight Straight Sword and up the stairs the Braille Divine Tome of Lothric.

Boss Fight: Dragonslayer Armour

Once ready to tackle the boss return to where you saw the sign for Eygon of Carim and summon him if you choose. Head out and to the right to come to the fog, where you will challenge the area boss, Dragonslayer Armour. Kill him to obtain Soul of Dragonslayer Armour. Proceed along this bridge and light the Bonfire, and continue on. Head to the right and take the stairs down to find Titanite Chunk 1x. Return up the stairs and head right up the main central stairs. In the next room you will find another Bonfire. Light it and press on into the Grand Archives.

 

Lothric Castle Map

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Video Playthroughs

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

TheGadgetAddicts: Lothric Castle Video Walkthrough Part 1 (First two Bonfires, Winged Knight, Wyverns, Frost Knight)

TheGadgetAddicts: Part 2 (Wyverns, mimic, shortcut, Dragonslayer Armour)

Speed Run Walkthrough

A fast walkthrough of how to get to the end of the level the fastest, picking up only essential items goes here. 

 

 




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    • If you do the top-level reversed from this guide, it can be quite a bit easier. So stay on the roof above the 4 wing sprouting creatures and get 1 gargoyle there. Proceed up to take the 2 crystal lizards. Then turn around and walk onto the balcony with 4 openings. Now, you'll walk in behind the red-eye Lothric Knight. Go right around the entire top-level until you come to the wax priest and corpse in the chair with the homeward bone. Instead of coming into this hole, go out. From this roof, you can stake the gargoyles from behind, one at a time, with your bow. Those idiots will lumber over and, more often than not, fly off the roof during one of their aerial attacks.

      • Anonymous

        I also had a summon sign for Sirris of the Sunless Realms, presumably because I completed her quest-line. Though I notice it is not mentioned here in the walkthrough. I doubt this is a first occurrence after 5 years, but regardless, thought it should be mentioned.

        • Anonymous

          Some of the worst invasion spawns in the game. Spawned near the winged knight twice right as the host started the Dragonslayor Fight. Like aren't invaders supposed to spawn in front of the host?

          • Anonymous

            how the **** am i supposed to run past these stupid ****ing dragons its so dumb game design i dont ****ing know whta to do nothing is clear

            • Anonymous

              What the **** is the knight down the left side by the elevator the page for some reason doesn't have this enemy listed as an enemy in the area

              • Anonymous

                Do the people doing the playthrough even play video games like it literally like they have no idea how to even play

                • Anonymous

                  Tip, on the boss fog area, somewhere along to the left (if you're facing the boss fog) is a ladder, once up there kill some hollows for safety, and you'll see the Dragon's talon on the roof, you can hit it to kill the dragons provided you don't yeet yourself off.

                  • Anonymous

                    God I wish these pages were made a little more clear.

                    Like huge thanks to whoever makes these, you've put in a lot of effort and it's super helpful, but sometimes basic info is unclear.

                    For this location the Twin Prince's are listed as a boss, when they're not, they're Grand Archives boss.

                    • Anonymous

                      When you first reach the dragon barracks bonfire you can rush to the dark room with hollow bombers, run all the way there and i-frame through the flame breath on the small stairs (towards the end, not as soon as you reach them). You'll take small DOT from the fire on the ground but that's it, you'd die only with a setup made specifically to die easily, even a sorcerer with base VIG and its armor survives

                      • Anonymous

                        Out of sheer boredom I equipped a Greatbow, shot and hit the flying "angel's" repeatedly. Can they be killed, seeing as they can be hit, or has anybody gotten a different outcome from administering damage to them?

                        • Anonymous

                          I’m just saying, Lotrhic Castle is slowly rising off of the ground. As you move towards Anor Londo, Lothric is raised higher. It’s ascending into the sky, and by the time we realize it in Anor Londo, Lothric is already breaking free, leaving us behind. But obviously time is weird in Dark Souls, so luckily we can warp back ;)

                          • Anonymous

                            Warriors of the Sunlight! I need help and guidance, if anyone can help me reach the next bonfire after the dragon barracks or help me kill the dragons so my life is easier. If you can, leave a summon sing in the dragon barracks bonfire. Tomorrow midday (in europe) (specifically somewhere around 2:00-3:00)

                            • Anonymous

                              Huge framerate drop/lag spike/stuttering especially during dragonslayer armor bossfight even if you have good pc thanks to that bullshit pilgrim butterfly that are all over the castle that make the game laggy af otherwise its still a good area

                              • Anonymous

                                Unlock the Main Gates, the guide says "Return back to the room where you fought the dragon claw and take the stairs down" when it should be stairs up. There is a lower floor to this room so that could confuse people.

                                • Anonymous

                                  There is a glitch where flash sweat doesn’t work on the dragons breathing fire on me and I keep dying they need to fix that it’s unfair and stupid

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You can stand inside the dragons, this means the dark beast next to SLSS and the tome can be hit from BEHIND where you will rarely take damage

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I just found out the elevator that leads to the prince fight goes down. It led to a corpes with a titanite slab and thats it.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Someone left a sign ,i taped him .good show ,till the invader showed an spoiled what was an easy section .thx for the help SHOCKER ,!!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Miyazaki: I want this area to be more difficult than previous locations, any ideas? ... Random FS employee: What if the crossbow hollows can fire bolts through solid walls? ... Miyazaki: You’re getting a raise.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The elevator to Prince lothric boss fight. click the button and jump off. the second elevator is below and the titanite slab is waiting

                                            • Anonymous

                                              IDK if I'm the only one affected, but the very first knight / priest combo (from the Dancer bonfire just straight ahead) can be easily cheesed with ranged weapons. For some reason, the knight cannot leave the room. Maybe it's only a glitch, but so far it was like this everytime I returned to the area. Position yourself in the doorway (not too close though, as his attacks could still reach you). First take out the priest to prevent the healing (this should not aggro the knight). Then shoot the knight. He should rush towards you but stop at the entrance and retreat with his shield up. But he only does so up until the big fold in the carpet before he attacks again. Just look for openings where he lowers his shield. Every run should give opportunities for 2-3 (shield up) or 4-5 (shield down) arrows. IIRC this also applies to the greatshield knight on the way to the garden.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Tip for those who are annoyed at the dragons: You can kill them easily in the first meeting. From the bridge, put on your best fire protection, then just run through the fire straight to the gate (don't bother rolling, it just slows you down). If you survive this, the spot right smack in front of the gate is completely free from fire. You can then estus, put on your best damage rings, and just shoot the dragon to oblivion with a good bow while they make their scary noises and breathe fire uselessly at you. Don't bother aiming for the dragon head. The easiest damage area is actually the tail that hangs down from the wall. If you are low level, you might want to stock up on your arrows before attempting this (you might not have enough). Or also bring a crossbow and the cheapest bolts just in case.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  It's not signed but if you did Sirris quest and have her loyalty (not sure in case you refused) her summoning sign is available at the bottom left of the stairs right before the Dragonslayer Armor fog gate.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Pleaseee do bear in mind that this area is SOOOO ANNOYINGLY HARD because i was an naive after beating the dancer on my first try and the promtly ran in and lost over 150K souls almost instantly in the first two rooms (Haahaa lol git gud! yeah, yeah) it made the dungeons of ithiryl seem like a jolly skip through the park, make sure you have high damage weapons and a F-tonne of embers (try to farm embers outside the dancer off the lothric knights if you are low) oh and this area will force you to make parrying your best friend, good luck, youll need it

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      When I had killed the mimic after the dark mass from the dragon, I picked up a symbol of avarice with the sunlight straight sword. Just thought I'd mention it incase it hadn't happened before would love feedback

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Might be a good idea to mention the despawn Crystal Lizard issue, i.e. you have kill both of them without reloading the level or presumably dying.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Should be noted that there is a chance for the Prince Lothric shortcut elevator to go down to a tiny area where a single body holds a titanite slab. I don't know it there is a method to activate this or its just pure RNG but it has randomly happened to me and a friend.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            When facing the bridge with the dragons, the left one has a claw wrapped around a tower, which will not move when you shoot at it with a bow. Fire doesn't reach here at all but it takes around 60 arrows.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The link to the maps is broken. When you click them, it doesn't open the full sized images. In the url, there is an extra slash and quote mark (/") after the dot com. When that is deleted, the image opens.
                                                              I would edit the links on the pictures, but I don't have privileges. Somebody should do this.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I found out that if you just run/roll straight up to the gate, the flames don't reach you in the middle portion of the gate! Then it was a matter of just shooting it to death with the pharris bow +6 with cheap wood arrows. Shoot the tail of the black one left exposed on the wall instead if the head or body, it does about 120 damage to the tail vs 100 to the body. Used about 50 arrows (5x 50 = 250 souls). Cheap kill. i haven't tried it but I think there might be an fireless patch at the wall where the tail is exposed as well... otherwise I can't image why they put the tail there.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The pus of man of the left drake dies for some reasons recently wihthout even me beeing near it. I get ember and material whereever I be and the thing is gone when I check it (near the sunwarrior altar). Happened twice so far last week.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Can anyone explain dragons in the game? I mean, wasn't they all killed, except one? And they are creatures of the Dark Age, while DS3 is the end of the Age of Fire. Still there are around five dragons in the game. If you don't kill them and trigger betrayal ending, does it mean that they will survive through age of fire to their second age of dark? True oldfags.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      "The dragon will breathe fire into this courtyard area. You can dash left or it can be rolled through to head straight into the next room." Bullshit. The gate to the left is closed and even in the corners the fire hits you. Dashing left leaves you to a dead end death trap where you'll end up losing 20k souls.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        As of today, as I was going through the area, killing one dragon did not kill both of them. It may be a change, glitch, or even a random chance, but I had to kill both separately.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          For the Boreal Outrider Knight, you can lure him out of the building and under the bridge where the snake monsters are, if you quickly go back around you can make the snakes try to attack you and they will damage the knight as well, making the battle much easier.

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                                                                            Under the upgrade materials heading on the right side it says 7 titanite scales but reading through the walkthrough there are 10.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If the boreal knight in this area is giving you trouble, you can always lure it to the dragon's fire. Just run to the next room to avoid it yourself.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                You can see that from the Anor Londo bonfire. The ring of mountains, the former Anor Londo great wall is missing a part (the swamp area) and where it starts again there would be Seath laboratory in DS1. But instead Lothric castle can be found there now. To be more precisly the Grand Archive part of it.

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                                                                                  Okay, so I ran into an issue and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem:Basically I couldn't travel to any bonfire in Lothric Castle (tried the dragonslayer armour and the lotric castle bonfires, neither worked), it would just leave me in an infinite loading screen, forcing me to alt+f4 and restart the game to get out of the loading. Then I tried traveling to the Dancer bonfire, which worked. I walked up to the elevator towards the dragonslayer armour fight and when I reached the top, the entire area was just missing. I walked forward as a test and fell through the ground, so I instinctively save and quitted and now, whenever I load that character, I'm once again stuck in an infinite loading screen (that character is essentially softlocked now).Does anyone have experience with this or know of a way to fix it other than deleting and restarting that character?

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                                                                                    Check the grass near the Dragon Barracks immediately. I've stood there and seen people walk by twice and as soon as I see that, I will just lay down and wait for them to find me or leave because they can't seem to realize that you should spam the lock on button... or pay more attention. I always check that grass when I invade because people will hide there.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Quote: "Return back to the room where you fought the dragon claw and take the stairs down and head into the nearby room to find a Large Soul of a Weary Warrior 1x. Pull the lever here and drop down to the right to take on the cleric and red eyed Lothric Knight'Awful directions.Returning back to the room wit the dragon claw, you take stairs up, not down as the walkthrough suggests, then head left into the room it's talking about. Also, if you're dodging skills aren't up to putt, you can take one of the knights out from the ledge here before dropping down. Just make sure you kill the priests first, because they'll heal the knight and each other.To the person writing the walkthrough - I'm sure all this seems obvious to you, because you're playing it as you write it presumably, and you know exactly what you mean when you're writing something. But someone looking at this walkthrough probably hasn't played, and definitely doesn't know what you had in mind when writing directions, so you have to be explicit. Some of these walkthroughs are very vague.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        "If run, you can drop down near the end to a ledge to loot Undead Bone Shard 1x from a corpse here."Lost me here... guess I have no choice but to kill the dragons.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Weird thing: I died to it the first time I encountered it and after I respawned, both of the dragons were dead (but still there). Each one vanished as normal after I killed their respective black blob hand...thingies.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I got to say that Lotheric Castle's excessive jump in "difficulty" makes no ***** sense, out of every area in this game this place is the only place I've died more that five times in.It's like someone at From just said ***** it and instead of thinking about how they could do better than the previous areas they just said "Let's just bump up enemy damage so they hit for half of the player's health"and called it a day.It's about as lazy put together as those giant guard dogs (the one that was on the bridge to Irithyll) that just becomes a giant hitbox that hits you no matter where you are in relation to their actual attack.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              After killing 3 bosses in a row I was expecting a totally original area with brand new enemies and challenges as a reward for my efforts... but its just a bunch of the same *****.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I'm at Lothric castle, one of the wyverns on the bridge bugged, now it can't die, no matter how much I beat its foot... Did anyone experience this?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Using soul spear and a lot of ashen estus flasks I was able to kill the dragons before even crossing the bridge. Before the bridge you can hide in the left corner of it and aim soul spears at the white dragon without locking on and the flames can't hit you. Takes some time but when you kill it both dragons die.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    There's an illusory wall that is not mentioned here i just found. On the little tower where the big blue fatty with dual axes is, before the bonfire on the bridge with the dragons. It's on the second floor, facing the 3 barrels to your left.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      You can get Caitha's Chime over here, if you go from the area with the redtear stone ring and fall off the edge of the roof onto another part of the roof you can see a body that holds Caitha's Chime. It's just above the two Lothric Knigths that are kneeling/Sitting before a body.

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