At the top of the steps, make a right toward the reading area. There's just a matter of defending yourself against its aggressive blade strikes. Go down the stairs and attack the chest which is really a Mimic! Just block his attacks and strike in between his attacks. Fighting their way past the archers protecting the city, the Ashen One finds Aldrich using Gwyndolin as a puppet of sorts, and kills him. Inside is a Twinkling Titanite and an ambush by a Winged Knight from above.
The mutation on the other dragon is down there. So what are you waiting for!? Patches leaves then comes back after some time Not sure if there's a specific trigger, might be finding the ashes. Kill these hollows and look behind the barriers for another Titanite Chunk. Now back to the upper moat closer to the bonfire, head left and go up the stairs but keep your guard up. Smash through the boxes near the Green Blossom at the end of the walkway to drop down to a lower level. Go up the various ascending sets of stairs.
Before the Ashen One can place the basin, they are confronted by the , who attacks them. Around the corner are two Twinkling Titanites. Try to pull the first Knight out of the room to take it on solo before you kill the Cleric. You'll end up on the castle battlements. You can't go through the entrance directly yet. Here they encounter , who attacks the Ashen One.
You will earn 2 Titanite Chunk and 2 Ember. Get inside and then take everyone one by one. The storyteller's staff weapon art is not ideal for this because of its lack of aiming even with the binoculars, but it will work if you spam it. He found and devoured in Anor Londo, who sacrificed himself to save. Inside the church, the Ashen One encounters , a Catarina knight who is perplexed by a lift that will only take him down, rather than up where he wishes to speak to the Giant. The building you're in now is really dark, but there are some hollows lighting it up by throwing firebombs. Right is a dead end, left will take you to the Consumed King's Garden, but for Lothric Castle we want to go forwards.
Or at least most of it, anyway. There's a big dragon the other side of the bridge, which will probably not have escaped your notice. Talk with Emma, High Priestess of Lothric castle. Note that there is also an Undead Bone Shard at the upper ledge on the opposite side. If you observe closely, the claw is infested with the mutation. This axe has already been infused with dark magic causing it to do extra damage.
Even though his monstrosity is not mobile, it will still attack you if you are close and spew curse clouds at you. I'm not a believer that a quest like this with this large of a player base could still remain unsolved for this long. Before you jump down, head right and grab the Titanite Chunk. Grab the Titanite Chunk at one of the corners of the rooftop. Then go back and kill the other one. A few Hollow and deep in prayer while others notice you and take out their crossbows.
I'm not a believer that a quest like this with this large of a player base could still remain unsolved for this long. The lift you want is on your left, and takes you down to that first room with the red eyed knight and his pal. When you've reach the top of the steps, both a Lothric Knight and a Devout of the Deep will come for you. Climb down the ladder and take on the Hollow with a Halberd. Move to the doorway opposite here and loop around the right side of the building to find a Titanite Chunk and a Crystal Lizard that will drop 2 Twinkling Titanite. Today when I was running through the area with a new character, after I had killed the Wyverns, one of the Pus of Man seemed to die on its own.
The Ashen One fights their way through the Archives, and find themselves close to the location of Prince Lothric, who hides at the very top of the castle. Make a U-turn to the left to a ledge overlooking the bonfire. If the Ashen One survives the trap, Patches will attempt to feign innocence, but if the Ashen One presses him on the matter, he will admit his wrongdoings and offer a gift in recompense, as well as selling the Ashen One his goods. You can find him in the building to the right of the stairway leading to the boss fog on the right side just beyond the doorway. Notice the summon sign for Eygon if you need help with the boss. Defeating the armour opens the way to the , home to ancient knowledge.