Dark Souls II Scholar of The First Sin Trophy Guide

Dark Souls II Scholar Of The First Sin

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Guide Created By ~ Griffin

Platforms
PS4, Xbox One, PC
Trophies
38 Platinum Image 1 Gold Image 2 Silver Image 23 Bronze Image 12
Achievements
38 ~ 1,000 Gamerscore
Release Date
04-Apr-2015
Missable Trophies / Achievements
Technically none as if you mess up, you can try again on your next playthrough, however, the difficulty can seriously increase so be careful with the choices you make. Do not kill any NPC throughout the game and have a good read of this guide before you start. Remember, you can have multiple save files on the go in Dark Souls II S.O.T.F.S.
Never use a boss soul unless instructed to do so in this guide and never waste your materials
You will need to complete the game twice then on your third playthrough, make your way through the first 2 thirds of the game in order to acquire Master Of Pyromancy Silver Image PS 30g tester 2, and Master Of Miracles Silver Image PS 30g tester 2.

Also, the trophy / achievement Lucatiel Silver Image PS 30g tester 2, is probably the most highly missable out of all trophies / achievements as one mistake can end her questline

If you have any questions, ask in the comments below and I’ll get to you as soon as I can

Glitched Trophies / Achievements
1 ~ Gathering of Exiles Silver Image PS 30g tester 2,
Online Trophies / Achievements
None
Difficulty Rating
8/10
Approx. time to 100%
200+ Hours (skill dependant)

Welcome to the Dark Souls II Scholar Of The First Sin Trophy Guide
I recommend you have a good read through the guide as you will have a lot of work to do in order to unlock every trophy / achievement the game has to offer

The Dark Soul
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The Dark Soul
Acquire all trophies

Self Recollection
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Self Recollection
Reclaim flesh and set out as an Undead

Shortly after you start the game, you will come to a hut, in here you can choose a class and set off through the World, once you have set off, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

King's Ring
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King’s Ring
Acquire the King’s Ring

You can acquire the King’s Ring late on in the game, make your way to the Undead Crypt, then proceed through the area, at the end of the crypt will be a docile King Vendrick, do not engage him unless you’re seriously high levelled as he can very easily one shot you, the King’s Ring is on a corpse at the back of this area
As soon as you have collected the ring, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Ancient Dragon
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Ancient Dragon
Acquire Ashen Mist Heart

You will need to get to the very top of Dragon Aerie (head up to the very top of Aldia’s Keep, defeat the Guardian Dragon then ride the elevator up) which is no easy task, ensure you are a very high level with incredibly powerful weapons / spells, Dragon Aerie, will see you have to get pass some very high level Dragon Knights, all of which can one shot you if you get caught out, at the very top of the area is the Ancient Dragon boss, whom you won’t actually need to fight in order to acquire the Ashen Mist Heart, simply speak with the Ancient Dragon to acquire the Heart
As soon as you have the Ashen Mist Heart, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

The Heir
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The Heir
See the ending

There is only one ending in Dark Souls 2. Complete the main story, defeating Nashandra (final boss), then watch the cut-scene to unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Last Giant
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Last Giant
Defeat the Last Giant

The Last Giant is technically the first boss in Dark Souls II and is found at the end of The Forest of Fallen Giants, you will need to go down the elevator then make your way to the end of the path, go through the fog gate to start the fight
It’s a fairly simple fight, avoid the AOE attacks when the Giant stamps its’ feet and watch out for the swipe attacks as they can knock you back with a long recovery
Use fire if you have it to have a much easier time of it, if you’re really struggling, level up a few times then come back
Once you have defeated the Last Giant, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Sinner's Bonfire
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Sinner’s Bonfire
Light the primal bonfire in Sinner’s Rise

From The Saltfort bonfire in Sinner’s Rise, head down through the levels to the elevator, ride this down then run through or fight the enemies as you go through the water section, defeat the Lost Sinner boss, which will then allow you to go through to the area with the primal bonfire, light this bonfire to unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Iron Keep Bonfire
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Iron Keep Bonfire
Light the primal bonfire in the Iron Keep

Once you get to Iron Keep, equip your best fire resistant armour and make your way through, once you get to the Ironhearth Hall bonfire, head through to the end of the Iron keep, defeat the Old Iron King, taking care you don’t get knocked down the hole during the fight. Once you have defeated the Old Iron King, make your way through the new area to find the primal bonfire, light this bonfire to unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Gulch Bonfire
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Gulch Bonfire
Light the primal bonfire in the Black Gulch

Bring your best poison resistant armour and a very good fire weapon. Make your way down the first ledge, staying right at the end to find the Hidden Chamber bonfire, this will be the closest bonfire to the, The Rotten boss, who can be a challenge, stick behind it as best as you can and whittle its’ health down
After you have defeated The Rotten, proceed through the area to find the primal bonfire, light this bonfire to unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Brightstone Bonfire
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Brightstone Bonfire
Light the primal bonfire in Brightstone Cove Tseldora

Once you have gotten to Tseldora, proceed through and down to face off against Duke’s Dear Freja, a very powerful arachnid boss, stick to its’ back as best as you can, fighting her head on will see you back at a bonfire over and over again, use firebombs if you’re melee or pyromancies to deal significant damage.
Once you have defeated Freja make your way through to find the primal bonfire, light this bonfire to unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Looking Glass Knight
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Looking Glass Knight
Defeat Looking Glass Knight

You will face off against the Looking Glass Knight near the top of Drangleic Castle and can pose a decent challenge
Please Note ~ Check Moonlight Greatsword Silver Image PS 30g tester 2 as you will need to summon Benhart to potentially receive his equipment
I strongly recommend you go for this fight in offline mode as Looking Glass Knight has a unique ability to summon 2 human players, who, given their level and abilities in comparison to yours could make this fight nigh on impossible
In offline mode, he will, given the chance, summon 2 NPC Phantoms, that will be a lot easier to deal with than other human players
Sorcerers / Pyromancers / Clerics will have a very difficult time in this fight as when the Knight blocks magic with his shield, the spell will bounce off
Melee fighters will have a much easier time of it in this fight, treat the Knight like any other humanoid enemy, wait for the combo to finish then get in there and punish, rinse and repeat, taking care of the NPCs quickly if any are summoned as they can take this fight to the next level, especially if you’re online
Once you have defeated the looking Glass Knight, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Vendrick
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Vendrick
Defeat Vendrick

Click the link to go to the complete Vendrick Trophy Guide

Supreme Weapon
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Supreme Weapon
Reinforce a weapon to its limit

Click the link to go to the complete Supreme Weapon Trophy Guide

Gesture Maestro
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Gesture Maestro
Learn all gestures

Click the link to go to the complete Gesture Maestro Trophy Guide

Master of Sorcery
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Master of Sorcery
Learn all sorceries

Click the link to go to the complete Master Of Sorcery Trophy Guide 

Master of Miracles
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Master of Miracles
Learn all miracles

Click the link to go to the complete Master Of Miracles Trophy Guide

Master of Pyromancy
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Master of Pyromancy
Learn all pyromancies

Click the link to go to the complete Master Of Pyromancy Trophy Guide

Master of Hexes
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Master of Hexes
Learn all hexes

Click the link to go to the complete Master Of Hexes Trophy Guide

Brilliant Covenant
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Brilliant Covenant
Discover a most brilliant covenant

This requires you to find the Heirs of the Sun covenant, which can be found just before you go through into the Earthen Peak area
Make your way through the area until you find a bridge with the poison gas below, corss the bridge then take an immediate left down the path, at the end of this path will be the Altar of Sunlight
Interact with the Altar, once you have successfully joined the Heirs of the Sun covenant, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Protector Covenant
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Protector Covenant
Discover the covenant of the protectors

You will need to join the Blue Sentinels covenant to unlock this one, whilst this is possible near enough at the start of the game, I recommend you leave this one until you’re around level 40-50 as you will need to fight and defeat the Old Dragonslayer (Ornstein) who, whilst not as challenging as he was in Dark Souls, still packs a decent punch
In addition, you will also need to have found / earnt a Token of Fidelity, this can be acquired by either helping another player defeat any boss as a White Phantom (You will need the White Sign Soapstone, which is given to you by Mild Mannered Pate found in the Forest of Fallen Giants just after you have fought either the Pursuer or have proceeded through to the area just before you get mobbed by the enemies, speak with Pate to receive the White Sign Soapstone).
Once you have this, use it in front of any boss gate, ensure you’re playing online, if another player summons you and you both defeat the boss, you will then receive a Token of Fidelity
Alternatively, you can make your way to Huntsman Copse, continue all the way through the area to find a rickety wooden bridge, roughly halfway across, you will be able to see an item on a small ledge underneath the bridge. Carefully drop down and get the Token of Fidelity from the Corpse
Make your way through to Heide’s Tower of Flame, in the centre of the area will be a large circular room with 3 Old Knights, take the left exit out of this room, head up the ramp, lower the drawbridge then fight and defeat the Old Dragonslayer, he utilising lightning and dark damage, has fairly decent range and can hit with some powerful combos.
Defeat him then proceed up the staircase, you will then find Blue Sentinel Targray, give him the Token of Fidelity and agree to join the Blue Sentinels covenant
Once you have successfully joined the covenant, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Sanguinary Covenant
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Sanguinary Covenant
Discover the covenant of the bloodthirsty

You will need to have defeated the Executioner’s Chariot boss in Hunstman Copse, once that’s done, proceed through the now accessible area to find Titchy Gren
In order to be able to join the Brotherhood Of Blood covenant, you will need a Token of Spite, this can be acquired by either killing the host whilst you’re a red phantom during an invasion or pay Laddersmith Gilligan 12,000 souls, to make a ldder that leads down to the Gutter, descend the ladders until you come to a chest, just before the Gutter location appears on the screen, in this chest will be a Token of Spite
Once you have a Token of Spite, make your way back to Titchy Gren and accept to join the covenant, at which point, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Covenant of the Meek
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Covenant of the Meek
Discover the covenant of the meek

The first covenant you can join in the game, once you get to Majula, head off to the large structure to the to the right. Speak with Crestfallen Saulden and accept to join the Way of the Blue covenant, as soon as you have joined, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Gnawing Covenant
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Gnawing Covenant
Discover the covenant of rodents

Once you have defeated the Royal Rat Vanguard in the Grave of Saints, make your way through the now open passageway, speak with the rat here, accept to join the covenant. Once you have successfully joined, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Clangorous Covenant
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Clangorous Covenant
Discover the clangorous covenant

Once you’re in the Lost Bastille, head to the Servant’s Quarters bonfire, you will need to have a Pharros Lockstone in your inventory
From the bonfire go down the ladder in the room, over to the left of the ladder will be a Pharros Lockstone contraption, insert the Pharros Lockstone, to have a light shine on a section of wall, smash this wall then make your way across the small bridge to find yourself in Belfry Luna, just pass this door will be the Mrionette, speak with him to join the Bell Keepers covenant, one you’re successfully a member of the covenant, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Covenant of Ancients
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Covenant of Ancients
Discover an ancient covenant

You will need to have made it through the Iron Keep and be strong enough to navigate Dragon Aerie successfully to even stand a chance of joining the Dragon Remnants covenant
Make your way through Dragon Aerie until you come to the area just before you go up the steps to talk to or fight the Ancient Dragon, defeat the enemies here then drop down to the right, into a lower area. Down here, you will face some more Dragon Knights, defeat them all proceed through the area to find an Altar, upon which will be a Petrified Egg, collect his Egg then leave the area and head off to Iron Keep
Once at the start of the Iron Keep area, head over the bridge, then take a right up the stairs, be careful of the enemies here, they will follow you up the stairs, so clear them out first, in a room up here you will find the NPC, Magerold of Lanafir, give him the Petrified Egg, then request to join the covenant
Once you have joined the Dragon Remnants covenant, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Covenant of the Fittest
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Covenant of the Fittest
Discover the covenant of the fittest

One of the first covenants you can join in the game, however, be very careful when you choose to join this covenant as it makes a challenging game, significantly more so. In this covenant, the damage you take will be increased by around a third
To join this covenant, head to Majula, then proceed up the right side of the path that ordinarily takes you to Heide’s Tower of Flame, interact with the large stone rock, accept to join the covenant of Champions, at which point, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Abysmal Covenant
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Abysmal Covenant
Discover the abysmal covenant

Click the link to go to the complete Abysmal Covenant Trophy Guide

Selfless Giver
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Selfless Giver
Max-out devotion to covenant

You can max out your devotion to any of the above covenants, the easiest of these to do is the Heirs of Sunlight covenant, this is by far the easiest covenant to rank up as you will need Sunlight Medals, in order to acquire these quickly, you just need to grind out a group of Falconers in the Shaded Woods, they are very simple enemies to defeat and respawn infinitely as long as you are part of the covenant of Champions (this will make the game harder however, so be aware of this).
You will need a total of 30 Sunlight Medals to bring your allegiance to the Heirs of the Sun covenant to Rank 3.
There are a few things you can do to increase the drop rate of the Sunlight Medals, these are, equipping the Jester’s Cap (bought from Magerold of Lanafir in the Iron Keep for 2,000 souls), the Prisoner’s Tatters (defeat the Hollows in Huntsman’s Copse) and the Watchdragon Parma (acquired by defeating the small dragon in Heide’s Tower of Flame) and equipping the Gold Covetous Serpent Ring (found in Iron Keep). All 4 of these items greatly increase your item discovery, meaning you will find more Sunlight Medals for defeating the Falconers
From the Shaded Woods bonfire, head out of the left door, defeat the Falconers then either Homeward Bone or run back to the bonfire, rinse and repeat until you have 30 Sunlight Medals. If after 2 or 3 runs you don’t receive a single Sunlight Medal, simply quit out and reload. This should help you to acquire more, quickly
Once you have 30 Sunlight Medals, make your way back to the Altar of Sunlight, gift all of the Medals one by one. After you have gifted the 30th Sunlight medal, you will then be Rank 3 in the Heirs of the Sun covenant, which will then unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Curious Map
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Curious Map
Light all flames on the map in Majula

Click the link to go to the complete Curious Map Trophy Guide

Change of Clothes
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Change of Clothes
Give Rosabeth of Melfia something to wear

In Majula, if you take the path through to the Shaded Woods, you will find a petrified Rosabeth of Melfia. You will need a Fragrant Branch of Yore to free her from her petrified state, once you have done so, speak with her and she will request something to wear, open your inventory and drop any wearable piece of equipment (head, body, arms or legs), Rsoabeth will then collect this item and equip it, which will unlock your Trophy / Achievement

Gathering of Exiles
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Gathering of Exiles
Increase the population of Majula

Click the link to go to the complete Gathering Of Exiles Trophy Guide

Moonlight Greatsword
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Moonlight Greatsword
Inherit Benhart of Jugo’s equipment

Click the link to go to the complete Moonlight Greatsword Trophy Guide

Holder of the Fort
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Holder of the Fort
Inherit Captain Drummond’s equipment

You will need to have made it pretty much through the entire game and have acquired both the Ashen Mist heart (see Ancient Dragon Silver Image PS 20g tester 2 for information on this) and have acquired the King’s Ring (see King’s Ring Silver Image PS 20g tester 2 for information on this) before you can attempt to acquire Captain Drummond’s equipment

Once you have acquired both of these items, equip the King’s Ring then go to the Cardinal Tower bonfire in the Forest of Fallen Giants, head down the ladder, cross the bridge and go through the door (as long as you have acquired the Soldiers Key from just before the Last Giant boss arena, if not, go and collect it)
Then open head left up the stairs, there will be a Syan Knight and 2 NPCs up here you will have to deal with (don’t aggro the Syan Knight until you have dealt with the NPCs)
Next, ensuring you have the King’s Ring equipped, approach the black double doors which will now open, go through and down, ensuring you light the The Place Unbeknownst bonfire
From here, ensure you are human (use a Human Effigy) then proceed outside and interact with the tree to enter the Memory of Jeigh. Before you go up the first flight of stairs, summon Captain Drummond, the tricky part is, you need to keep him alive until the end of the memory
This is probably the trophy / achievement that will require you to grind out some serious levels making yourself very powerful above all others in the game as in the Memory of Jeigh you will have to take on and defeat the Giant Lord boss who seems to only want to target Captain Drummond. Dispatch the Great Lord as swiftly as possible. If Drummond des, allow yourself to be killed before leaving the memory.
After you have successfully completed the Memory of Jeigh with Drummond surviving. Make your way back to the Cardinal Tower bonfire then down the ladder again, this time going left through the door, proceed forwards then take the first right when you’re outside.
Take the first left to see 2 Hollows attacking a Tree, defeat them
Interact with the tree to be placed into the Memory of Vammar. Proceed down the corridor to find Captain Drummond lying on some wood. Exhaust his dialogue to receive his equipment, where your Trophy / Achievement will then unlock

Lucatiel
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Lucatiel
Inherit equipment from Lucatiel of Mirrah

Click the link to go to the complete Lucatiel Trophy Guide

Smith for Life
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Smith for Life
Inherit Steady Hand McDuff’s equipment

You can find Steady Hand McDuff in the Lost Bastille. Just before you go down the long staircase, you need to send the barrel you’ll find at the top down in a straight line so it smashing into a subsequently destroys the wall at the bottom of the stairs, if you fail to send the barrel down in a straight line, rest at a bonifre then go back to try again and be very gentle when you touch the barrel and make sure you touch it dead centre.
Once the wall has been destroyed, go and speak to McDuff, after this, head to the Iron Keep, go over the first bridge, through the building then take a right across the decond bridge over the lava. Take a right, then do a running jump onto the ledge, go down the broken staircase to find the Dull Ember
After you have collected the Dull Ember, make your back to Steady Hand McDuff, give him the Dull Ember, then purchase roughly 15,000 souls worth of infusion stones with him for any weapon
Once you have spent enough souls with Mcduff, he will then give you a Titanite Slab, at which point, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Garrulous Miser
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Garrulous Miser
Inherit Laddersmith Gilligan’s equipment

Make your way through Earthen Peak to the Central Earthen Peak bonfire, just pass this bonfire, stay left, smash the wooden barrier, out on the ledge will be Laddersmith Gilligan, speak with him then make your way back to Majula. You will then find Gilligan next to the large hole, purchase his longest ladder for 12,000 souls, then talk to Gilligan again to receive the Melu Scimitar, at which point, your Trophy / Achievement will unlock

Reflections on Disembodiment
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Reflections on Disembodiment
Inherit equipment from the head of Vengarl

Once you are in the Shaded Woods, rest at the bonfire then take the right path through the foggy area. Stay left until you can take your first left up a ramp, once you’re in the area with the round pillars head over to the right and interact with the rocks there
Speak with the Head of Vengarl until you receive Vengarl’s Helm, at which point your Trophy / Achievement unlocks

This is Dark Souls
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This is Dark Souls
Die for the first time

If you manage to leave this one until your last trophy / achievement. You are a true God at this game and a legend
For the rest of us mere mortals, this will more than likely be one of if not the very first Trophy / Achievement you’ll unlock

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