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Artorias of the Abyss is an expansion pack for Dark Souls, first made available as included in the PC version, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, on August 24. This content adds a sideplot to the original Dark Souls story that sends the Chosen Undead back in time to Oolacile, chronicling the legend of the Abysswalker, Knight Artorias. New Locations, Enemies and Items are available, as well as an Arena Mode for more competitive Player versus Player online play. This expansion also serves as a new Patch, changing or fixing many elements of the console versions of Dark Souls.

See also: PTDE content and changes, concerning strictly the PC version.

It is worth noting that many elements of this expansion are cut content from before the development process of the original Dark Souls, as indicated by developer interviews and unused characters and enemies from official artwork appearing in this edition.

New Content

Weapons

Name
Type
Guardian Tail
Whip
Four-Pronged Plow
Spear
Stone Greataxe
Greataxe
Abyss Greatsword
Greatsword
Gold Tracer
Curved Sword
Dark Silver Tracer
Dagger
Oolacile Catalyst
Catalyst
Obsidian Greatsword
Greatsword
Gough's Greatbow
Greatbow
Cleansing Greatshield
Greatshield
Manus Catalyst
Catalyst

Armor


Part of
Armor
Weight
Guardian Helm
Guardian's Set
Head
Heavy
Guardian Armor
Guardian's Set
Chest
Heavy
Guardian Gauntlets
Guardian's Set
Arm
Heavy
Guardian Leggings
Guardian's Set
Leg
Heavy
Snickering Top Hat
Chester's Set
Head
Light
Chester's Long Coat
Chester's Set
Chest
Light
Chester's Gloves
Chester's Set
Arm
Light
Chester's Trousers
Chester's Set
Leg
Light
Helm of Artorias
Artorias' Set
Head
Medium
Armor of Artorias
Artorias' Set
Chest
Medium
Gauntlets of Artorias
Artorias' Set
Arm
Medium
Leggings of Artorias
Artorias' Set
Leg
Medium
Porcelain Mask
Lord's Blade Set
Head
Light
Lord's Blade Robe
Lord's Blade Set
Chest
Light
Lord's Blade Gloves
Lord's Blade Set
Arm
Light
Lord's Blade Waistcloth
Lord's Blade Set
Leg
Light
Gough's Helm
Gough's Set
Head
Heavy
Gough's Chest
Gough's Set
Chest
Heavy
Gough's Gloves
Gough's Set
Arm
Heavy
Gough's Leggins
Gough's Set
Leg
Heavy
Bloated Head
-
Head
-
Bloated Sorcerer Head
-
Head
-

Spells


Type
Dark Orb
Sorcery
Dark Fog
Sorcery
Dark Bead
Sorcery
Black Flame
Pyromancy
Pursuers
Sorcery

Other Items


Type
Calamity Ring
Ring
Broken Pendant
Key
Crest Key
Key
Elizabeth's Mushroom
Consumable
Gough's Arrows
Ammunition
Silver Pendant
Tools
Guardian Soul
Soul
Soul of Artorias
Boss Soul
Soul of Manus
Boss Soul
Purple Coward's Crystal
Multiplayer
"Very Good" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"I'm Sorry" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Thank You" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Hello" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer
"Help Me" Carving
Tool / Multiplayer

Locations

NPCs

Enemies

Bosses




Confirmed Patch Changes (1.06)

Weapon and Shield Changes

  • Greatswords and Curved Greatswords are slower than before
  • Elemental Weapons are roughly 15% weaker than before - (fire estoc went from 210/210 to 180/180)
  • Eagle Shield down to 95% Physical Reduction from 100%
  • Blocking drains more stamina than before.
  • Stamina consumption increased for spear attacks from behind a shield.

Armor Changes


Ring Changes

  • Dark Wood Grain Ring only enables unique rolling animation when under 25% equip burden. Increased movement speed at 25%-50% encumberance also removed.
  • Hornet Ring damage modifier lowered from 50 to 30

Spell Changes

Item Changes


Other General Changes

  • More Bonfire Warping locations - Undead Parish, Tomb of Giants, The Depths, Duke's Archives, Painted World of Ariamis; removed useless Bed of Chaos warp point
  • Crystal Golems AoE attacks now inflict curse.
  • Critical damage reduced. This includes backstabs and riposte
  • Twilight Anor Londo NPCs no longer respawn
  • Environmental Lava Damage increased
  • medium rolls are slightly faster


Glitches and Fixes

  • Bottomless Box Glitch removed
  • Dragon Head glitch removed
  • Spell Swap glitch removed
  • Prism Stone item duplication glitch removed
  • Bow Backstab removed
  • Pendant Description fixed: "A simple pendant with no effect. Even so, pleasant memories are crucial to survival on arduous journeys"