Dark Souls

Dark Souls Achievements

Defeat the Dark Sun Gwyndolin

Defeat Dark Sun Gwyndolin, the Darkmoon God.  

Dark Sun Gwyndolin is a completely optional boss that is extremely easy to miss. There are two ways to go about being able to fight this boss. His boss arena/covenant is located at the bottom of Anor Londo. Push the elevator lever one more time to get there. There is a statue there but either method will make the statue invisible so you can proceed. The first method is killing Princess Gwynevere in the Chamber of the Princess. The second is by getting the Darkmoon Seance Ring from the Catacombs. I recommend the former, however. To get the ring, go across the bridge that was covered with spikes and through the door. Sprint through to the corpse in the grave for the ring. The statue in Anor Londo will disappear if you have this ring in your inventory. Entering the fog will also prevent you from tanking up in the Darkmoon covenant. 

The fight itself has you chasing him down a seemingly endless hallway. He will cast spells at you and they are easy to dodge. The blue ball will devastate you but it will devastate you even if you are blocking. Simply move out of the way and it won't hit you. He'll also shoot a barrage of homing soul arrows. Hide behind the pillars so they don't hit you. When you get close, he'll shoot a burst of crossbow bolts at you. Block these arrows so they don't devastate you. Attack when you get close and when he teleports away. Repeat until defeated and the achievement will unlock. 

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User Comments
Comment #1 by RasenZangetsu
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 12:57:15 AM

Obtain the Darkmoon Seance Ring from the Catacombs and head to the Darkmoon Tomb.

To get to the Darkmoon Tomb in Anor Londo, you have to push the lever of the revolving starcase to the bottom level and walk down the stairs to a bonfire.

Wear the DM Seance Ring and the statue in front of the bonfire will disappear. Walk down the staircase and go through the fog gate.


Comment #2 by IHU SoldierI
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 06:27:04 PM

Becareful on this boss, it likes to use magic. Run pillar-to-pillar when it casts Homing Missile. When it shoots the giant Blue Blast dodge roll. When you get close it will start throwing daggers in bursts. Or if you have a nice Magic defense shield use it.

Comment #3 by xThe VagabondX
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:41:49 PM

Very simple to beat:
Zig zag from pillar to pillar and hide from his soul arrows and dodge his huge soul blast thing, charge at him in zig zag formation when he pulls out his bow and starts shooting you, you can actually beat him without taking any damage if you do the zig zag technique correctly, even on NG+ and ++ he is easy to beat

Comment #4 by Tritium
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 02:39:55 PM

They aren't daggers, they're arrows. You can actually hear the twang of the bowstring and even see it if you're close enough when he uses them.

Comment #5 by Mahratu
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 03:52:26 PM

If you are having trouble landing melee blows, snipe him with poison arrows or the more efficient Dragonslayer Bow. Utilize the Hawk Ring to increase your maximum range and inch up to him from behind cover. He will stand patiently awaiting death if you keep your distance.

Comment #6 by zelorg
Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 04:41:40 PM

Really dislike how the guide keeps using "her". He was Gwyn's son but because he was born under the moon which is a sign of feminity was raised as a daughter so he has a female like voice as well. Come on people, get with the lore of the game.

Comment #7 by strategictactic
Saturday, August 02, 2014 @ 03:14:32 AM

Vulnerable to bleed, but you have to hit enough times to get it to stick. Recommend claw or lifehunt scythe. If your final runup is right when he raises up to shoot arrows, he will lower down instead of shooting and teleport. That is the easiest time to get the most hits in melee.

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Game Info
From Software
Namco Bandai


US October 04, 2011
Europe October 07, 2011

HDD Space Required : 3.9 GB
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