4-2: Adjudicator Archstone Story Walkthrough and Map | Demon's Souls Remake

This is the story walkthrough for 4-2: Adjudicator Archstone 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!

Archstone of the Shadowmen
4-1: Shrine of Storms 4-2: Adjudicator Archstone 4-3: Old Hero Archstone

4-2: Adjudicator Archstone Story Walkthrough

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Head straight then through the entrance. You'll encounter Blige here with some new wares. Head furthern then step on the platform to open the door.
Your first encounter with the Grim Reaper. They summon shadows that attacks you but killing the Reaper dispels all of them. Head forward then fall at the edge then burst down the Reaper to get rid of all the shadows in the room.
This is one of the best soul farming area in the game.
After killing the reaper, step on the platform it was standing on to open the gate to the next area.
Optional After clearing the area, you can head inside instead of entering the newly opened gate to encounter Patches, the Hyena. If you follow his instructions and took a look at the hole, he'll push you and you'll meet Saint Urbain.
Optional 2 From a camera that's looking at opened gate perspective, head right to see an entrance to a staircase that leads up. There's an illusory wall here that leads to a Black Skeleton that can drop Pure Bladestones.
You can also scale the ledge to the left to find a White Bow and Arrow as well as a Crystal Lizard.
Enter the newly opened gate then follow the path. There are 2 batches of enemies 3 skeletons (1 archer) then 2 gold skeletons.
Pass through them to enter a narrow path that has ghosts that are again, summoned by grim reapers. Some of them can shoot soul rays so be wary of them.
After nearing the fog gate, there will be invisible ghosts that will try to ambush you, be on your guard.
To more identify the area, there are 2 lootable corpses on the opposite area (each corpse contains 1 Crescent Moon. A bait for the unwary.
Another section with narrow areas and ghosts that can shoot soul rays. You'll want to use Soul Remains to capture their attention then rush in for the kill.
Once you clear the area, the next one is a bright area with lots of floating wisp and shiny slugs.The wisps explode shortly after you come in contact with them while the slugs drop Shard of suckerstones and Sticky White Stuff
After this area is the home of the area's boss, the Old Hero.

② Grim Reaper Farming

The Grim Reaper in this area can easily be farmed. Dive into the fray, assassinate the Reaper, kill yourself by jumping off the ledge and repeat. Each run should give you around 5000 souls (without black world tendency) and a single run can be completed in less than 30 seconds. For more sould farming guide, refer to our guide below.

Best Place to Farm Souls

④ The 2 batches of Skeletons

skeletons 2 batches
You will trek through narrow pathways then there will be wide areas where the skeletons are stationed. It's not suggested to dive in and fight them while being outnumbered. Lure them one by one then fight them on the narrow path. You can parry them but the safest way is to block their attacks with a shield then counter with attacks.

⑤ Grim Reaper's Hiding Spot

Grim Reaper Hiding Spot
The Grim Reapers on these narrow areas like hiding behind these pillars and other dark places. Memorizing their locations can help ease your future runs since eliminating these reapers eliminates all the ghosts.

Boss: Old Hero

old hero
HP (NG) Dropped Items
4410 Hero Demon Soul
Walkthrough
Avoid Making Noises and use the Thief's Ring.

How to Beat the Old Hero

4-2: Adjudicator Archstone Tips and Tricks

Tips Summary
checkmark.pngFocus the Grim Reapers
checkmark.pngUse Soul Remains to distract the Souls

Focus the Grim Reapers

The Grim Reapers dispels (or fails to maintain) all the existing souls it has summoned. It has a small HP pool and can easily be taken down in one or two hit.

Use Soul Remains to Distract the Souls

Using Soul Remains will prove useful especially in those narrow areas where the ghosts are positioned directly at the end of the pathway. You are an easy target with their soul laser so using something to distract them can allow you to jump on them and get the kill.

4-2: Adjudicator Archstone NPCs

Patches the Hyena

patches.jpg
HP Acquired Soul
650 165
Dropped Items
Thief's Ring.

Can be found on the area behind the first Grim Reaper. He'll trap you if you look at the hole. After clearing this event, he'll be a friendly denizen of the Nexus.

How to Beat the Old Hero

Saint Urbain

urbain
HP Acquired Soul
1160 1670
Dropped Items
Saint's Armor Set, Ring of Devout Prayer

Was trapped in the hole by Patches too. You'll meet him after getting pushed by Patches down the pit. Defeating the Black Phantom that's blocking the exit will allow him to return to the Nexus.

Where to Find Saint Urbain

Black Phantom (Hiltless)

HP Acquired Soul
1160 1670
Dropped Items
Chunk of Moonstone, Black Eye Stone, Stone of Ephemeral Eyes.

A Black Phantom will block your way out after getting trapped by Patches. It uses the Hiltless which deals damage to itself so you can kill it without even hitting it. Just bait it's attacks and it will fall (albeit, slowly).

Graverobber Blige

blige
HP Acquired Soul
670 310
Dropped Items
Graverobber's Ring

Can be found on the entrance of 4-2 just before the 1st Grim Reaper.

Where to Find Graverobber Blige

4-2: Adjudicator Archstone Items

White Bow White Arrow Magic Sword "Makoto"
Dagger Ronin Ring Hiltless
Sticky White Slime

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