5-1: Valley of Defilement Story Walkthrough and Map | Demon's Souls Remake

This is the story walkthrough for 5-1: Valley of Defilement in the Demon's Souls Remake (DS) for PS5. Keep reading for maps, tips on how to complete this stage, a list of NPCs, and items that can be found!

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5-1: Valley of Defilement 5-2: Leechmonger Archstone 5-3: Dirty Colossus Archstone

5-1: Valley of Defilement Story Walkthrough

Map

Starting Area Second Area (After 1st Fog Gate)
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Bottom Area Leechmonger
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Walkthrough Chart

Note Prepare some Lotuses (Royal and Widow) as well as several firebombs for dealing with enemies (most enemies in the Valley of Defilement are weak to fire). Focus on surviving and clearing enemies one by one and reach the boss as the Leechmonger is fairly easy to beat.
At the starting area, you'll first have to make your way up. But your main focus on this stage is to head deeper. Head upward and eliminate the depraved one at your path.
This will be the most common variant of enemy you'll fight. Some will wield a flaming pike and some will be larger and more durable and wields a club.
After making it up, cross the bridge to your left. From there, you can start making your way downward.
Here, you'll fight your first depraved one with a flaming pike. You can repel their attacks with a shield by blocking it. This will make them vulnerable and easy to kill.
After crossing the bridge, you can either use the ladder to go down or jump to the platform infront to get an item
Jump down the platform (or the ladder depending on which route you chose) then clear the Depraved Ones.
After that, you can either push the platform to make open a new pathand take some loots or jump down the hole to continue traversing the Valley.
Whichever path you chose, when proceeding to the area before the 1st fog, check the platforms below before jumping. The last platform is infested with several Depraved Ones.
Dispatching them with bows or firebombs is recommended.Using manual aim is not recommended when attacking them above due to the way Demon's Souls' aim mechanics works so use auto-lock instead.
Once on the most bottom part, you can either traverse the fog to proceed as normal or jump through the extended platform. We recommend jumping since you get the Blessed Mace on that area which can give a passive health regen when equipped.
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when jumping through the platform, jump forward and do not sprint!
If you went through the fog, refer to the steps marked as A and refer to B if you did use the platform to jump
⑦A Keep heading down while dispatching enemies. When you reach the area with a bridge conencting to the opposite platforms, head the opposite path. At the end lies a corpse with the Saint's armor set
This is the only notable item in this area. If you took path B, this is the only item worth backtracking to get.
⑧A Use the bridge then dispatch the Depraved Ones and the ticks. You'll also encounter your first giant Depraved One. Lure it on a wide area so you can dodge it's attacks and slowly chip away at it's life.
⑦B You are now at the second area, your main goal is to head to point C as shown on the 2nd map. The path is faily straight forward from point B (jumping) so make your way forward while dispatching enemies.
Beware of the giant red ticks, they deal damage when attacked in close proximity while in expanded form.
⑧B Once done, push the platform to get to the next area. Prepare some firebombs or other AOE attack to dispatch the plague rats on the opposite end
Heading above, you'll find the Filthy Woman. Her wares are expensive but she's the only one who sells Rotten Arrows.
The separated path unites here.
You're now at the 3rd map. You'll immediately see a Giant on the distance and several other Depraved Ones. Lure them one by one on the area beneath the Filthy Woman so you can have some space to dodge attacks.
Head further, from here, head above then eliminate the ticks. At the opposite side of the bridge rests a Giant and several other Depraved Ones. Again, lure them on your current area then dispatch them one by one.
Head to the opposite side then descend to meet the Leechmonger.

⑦ A & B

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Two small differing steps depending on if you jumped through the shortcut near the first fog gate or when through it. Refer to Guide A if you didn't jump and B if you did.

⑧ B Platform

Push To Open a Path
After getting the mace, push the beam to head to the area beneath the Filthy Lady. Beware of the rats though, you can use firebombs to dispatch their group.

Boss: Leechmonger

Leechmonger
HP (NG) Dropped Items
2047 Writhing Demon Soul
Walkthrough
Use Fire Attacks to exploit it's weakness.

How to Beat the Leechmonger

5-1: Valley of Defilement Tips and Tricks

Tips Summary
checkmark.pngPlay It Slowly And Survive!
checkmark.pngBring Firebombs and Other Means of Ranged Damage
checkmark.pngLeechmonger Is A Simple Damage Check

Play It Slowly And Survive!

The stage will be difficulty, thankfully, the boss of the area, Leechmonger, isn't. Focus on surviving and taking it slowly to reach the boss. Once you encounter the fog to the boss room, you can consider 5-1 to be completed.

Bring Firebombs and Other Means of Ranged Damage

Enemies in the Valley are weak to fire, to further that, there are also several platforms. You can abuse the elevation advantage to snipe enemies from higher platforms. It might be hard to use manual aim at close range though so use auto-lock feature if it allows it.

Leechmonger Is A Simple Damage Check

The Leechmonger offers little ways to defeat you. It can use some annoying ranged attacks and an extremely slow but high damaging melee attacks. If your damage is high enough, just focus on survivability to get to the boss area.

5-1: Valley of Defilement NPCs

Filthy Woman

filthy woman
HP Soul
350 22
Drops
None

How to Beat the Leechmonger

5-1: Valley of Defilement Items

Talisman of God Saint's Armor Set Morning Star
Blessed Mace Istarelle
(Pure White World Tendency)

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