Demon's Souls PS5

5-2: Leechmonger Archstone Story Walkthrough and Map

This is the story walkthrough for 5-2: Leechmonger 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 Chieftain
5-1: Valley of Defilement 5-2: Leechmonger Archstone 5-3: Dirty Colossus Archstone

5-2: Leechmonger Archstone Story Walkthrough


Area 1
Starting point to A
Area 2
Connected to A and B
Area 3
Connected to B
Area 4
Connected to a

Building north of Area 2's fog door
Area 5
Connection from B to a and b
Area 6
Connected to b

Walkthrough Chart

Follow the path straight until you reach an open area.
To your right there's a path downwards.
At the bottom, head straight to a fallen bridge.
If you turn around to go back the way you came, you'll see a safe place to drop down to on the side.
Drop down and look up to see the torches that will light your path forward.
On the last island area you'll find a Giant Depraved One. Avoid this place if possible and head straight towards the fog door.
Keep following the path but be careful of the bridge as you risk falling to your death.
You'll come upon a fog door to pass through.
Enter the building and keep going straight. Once you reach a staircase inside take it up to the second floor.
On the second floor you'll encounter another Depraved One. Run around it and you'll see the fog door leading to the boss room.
└Before you go to the boss room you can open up a shortcut.

⑤ Follow the Torches

On your way down you'll see torches lighting your path which you should follow to stay safe. However, you'll run into Depraved Ones and Giant Depraved Ones at the end of this path, so you should try to avoid them by entering the swamp before you get there. You'll eventually get poisoned, but it isn't too strong, so as long as you have a good amount of Noble's Lotuses prepared you should be fine.

⑦ Avoid the Bridge

When crossing the swamp there's a bridge that would make things much quicker, but it's actually the more difficult path. Populating the bridge are Depraved Ones with long spears and Flies that if not taken care of carefully can ruin your day. More Depraved Ones can even pop up from behind alongside other sorts of traps. While the path below through the swamp may take longer, it's ultimately much less of a headache.

⑨ Open the Shortcut

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The boss room can be found at the end of a broken-looking bridge. You can head straight into the boss fight if you'd like, but there's actually a shortcut nearby that will make things easier for you in the future. Be sure to open it up before you go take on the Dirty Colossus.

Boss: Dirty Colossus

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HP (NG) Dropped Items
3367 Eroded Demon Soul
Use fire to get rid of flies if they touch you.

How to Beat the Dirty Colossus

5-2: Leechmonger Archstone Tips and Tricks

Tips Summary
Checkmark.pngRolling in the Swamp Gets You Stuck

Checkmark.pngBring Lots of Noble's Lotuses

Checkmark.pngTake Out Enemies So You Don't Fall

Checkmark.pngDon't Forget the Cat's Ring!

Don't Roll in the Swamp

Most of this area is made up of a swamp so keep in mind that if you roll you will get stuck and be unable to move momentarily. This is most likely to happen when you get surrounded by enemies and attempt to escape, but making this mistake will leave you vulnerable to getting struck down. Avoid rolling if possible but also try to stay away from any unnecessary fights as well.

Carry A Lot of Poison Healing Items

While going through the swamp you'll find yourself poisoned quite often. While not exactly strong, it adds up over time so you'll want to rid yourself of it as soon as possible. Make sure you've stocked up with enough Noble's Lotuses to keep yourself nice and healthy.

Take Out Enemies So You Don't Fall

After you pass through the first fog door, choosing to take the upper path will put you in the line of fire from Flies and Depraved Ones. The pathways here are narrow, though, so if you don't deal with the enemies in front of you, you risk getting knocked off and falling to your death. The Depraved Ones can be especially annoying with their spears allowing them to hit from further away. Take things slow until you learn the layout better to make it through safely.

The Cat's Ring Lessens Fall Damage

In the southern part of this area you can find the Cat's Ring. Equipping this will make it so you take less damage from falling, which can be incredibly useful in areas where it's easy to fall (such as this one). It can be hard to get to this part of the area without getting lost, however, so make sure you follow the torches that light your way to safely get to this item.

Getting the Large Sword of Moonlight

Cross the bridge Slug cluster

After the second fog door head towards where the building entrance is where you'll see a path going up. Follow this path to its end where you'll see a cluster of Slugs hanging. Hit them until they fall, then carefully drop down along the nearby platforms where the Large Sword of Moonlight will be waiting at the bottom.

Large Sword of Moonlight Upgrades and How to Get

5-2: Leechmonger Archstone NPCs

Selen Vinland

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HP (NG) Souls
1100~ 550
Dropped Items
Ring of Devout Prayer, Dull Gold Armor Set

Appears During Pure White World Tendency

Selen Vinland will only appear when the World Tendency is Pure White. To attain this, defeat Maiden Astraea at the end of the Dirty Colossus Archstone. With this done, you can accept her quest, where you need to kill Black Phantom Garl Vinland. Taking the Crest of Vinland that he drops to Selen will get you a Ring of Devout Prayer, but only if your Faith is 10 or above. If your Faith is below 10 she will give you a Dark Moon Grass instead.

Where to Find Selen Vinland

Selen Vinland Black Phantom

HP (NG) Souls
2150~ 6270
Dropped Items

Appears During Pure Black World Tendency

If your World Tendency is Pure Black, on the other hand, Selen Vinland's Black Phantom will appear instead. Killing her in Black Phantom form will get you the unique weapon, Blind. While not exactly the strongest weapon, it can deal damage through shields.

Meat Cleaver Black Phantom

HP (NG) Souls
1350~ 4690
Dropped Items
Faintstone Chunk x3, Black Eye Stone (if not already owned), Stone of Ephemeral Eyes

Filthy Old Woman

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HP (NG) Souls
350~ 22
Dropped Items

Sold Items

Item Cost Item Cost
Late Moon Grass 1000 Full Moon Grass 2000
Noble's Lotus 800 Widow's Lotus 2000
Black Pine Resin 1500 Mace 3000
War Pick 4000 Halberd 5000
Talisman of God 5000 Rotten Arrow 400
Chain Helm 2000 Chain Mail 4000
Chain Greaves 3000 Hard Leather Boots 3000
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes ※1 50000 Dark Moon Grass ※2 10000
Faintstone Shard 10000 Mirdan Helmet 5000
Mirdan Scale Mail 15000 Mirdan Gauntlets 10000
Mirdan Leggings 10000 - -

※1Only sold while in Soul Form ※2 Limited to 3

5-2: Leechmonger Archstone Items

War Scythe Broken Sword Mirdan Hammer
Cat's Ring Thief's Ring Black Pine Resin
Large Sword of Moonlight Shotel Faintstone Chunk

※Consumables are not included in this list

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