Dark Souls

Dark Souls Achievements

Defeat Gravelord Nito

Defeat the Soul Lord Gravelord Nito.  

I strongly recommend a divine weapon for this fight. Nito himself is a necromancer, so divine weapons will ensure that the skeletons don't get back up. 

When you drop down into the arena, drink Estus immediately to heal. Stay put and wait for the initial batch of skeletons to rush you. Kill them with the divine weapon and wait for Nito to come over to you (so you don't aggro the other skeletons). Nito is large and has a blind spot to his left. Attack when given the oppurtunity and be sure to either roll away or block his AoE. When you see him huddle over and hunch, he is about to do the AoE. If you are planning on rolling away, 3-4 rolls will get you away. Of you plan on blocking them, use a shield with high magic resist. 

NOTE: If you kill Nito, then the Paladin Leeroy invasion will not occur and you won't be able to join the Gravelord Servants covenant for the rest of your playthrough.

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Comment #1 by RasenZangetsu
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 01:02:11 AM

Simple. Get through the annoying Tomb of Giants and find the fog gate.

To make getting there easier bring a divine or occult weapon. *I used an Divine Uchigatana +5.

During the boss fight be ready to take a beating, Nito has minions. Keep your shield up and parry attacks if you can. When Nito attacks and gets his sword stuck in the ground two-hand and wail on him.

Comment #2 by Tdrummer89
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 01:10:54 AM

If you are a caster or Pyromancer, this is potentially an easy fight. If you have a fully upgraded pyromancy flame and you use high level pyromancy, such as Great Fireball, you will be able to take out Nito quickly. Crystal Soul Spear and Homing Soulmass are incredibly effective if you equip the Crown of Dusk and the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring.

If a caster, focus on Nito and ignore the skeletons, Nito's attacks will sometimes kill the skeletons. Make sure to dodge his attacks, hit him with spells and heal when needed. Don't go too far into the area to prevent the Big Skeletons from attacking you.

Comment #3 by Assessedbeef
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 06:13:53 PM

It's even easier if the player lures him out; that's to say if a lower level characters strong point is not ranged attacks.

Kill the first 2-3 skeletons with a divine weapon; Nito can revive all the skeletons if not killed with a divine weapon. Do not venture far out, Nito comes towards you. Going to far out agros the larger skeletons making the battle a little more difficult. Nito has a magic ground sword beneath-your-feet attack, which he can unleash from anywhere, just time it and roll (listen to the sounds Nito makes to determine the attack).

When Nito comes close enough towards you, beat him to a pulp. Toe-to-toe Nito's melee attacks can not reach you, even better, destroy him from behind. Roll back with your shield up (a decent shield) when he does his charged radius magic bla

Comment #4 by Shadowlancer666
Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 09:13:51 PM

I could really use some help with this boss, i have been unable to defeat him so far and dont want to lose anymore souls or humanity. I have honestly been waiting at the boss door for about an hour and not a single summon sign has appeared. If anyone sees this, please come and place a summon sign to help me with him.

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Game Info
From Software
Namco Bandai


US October 04, 2011
Europe October 07, 2011

HDD Space Required : 3.9 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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