GO BEYOND DEATH. BUT NOT UNAIDED. Premium hardcover edition 400 pages of essential content 100% complete coverage Original and unique art and design A wealth of lavish bonus sections Dark Souls is back and it's darker and more difficult than ever. This time death is certain. Every minute. The Dark Souls II Collector's Edition Guide is here to light a path through the darkness and to help free players from their wicked curse. From the same team that created the critically acclaimed Dark Souls guide comes the most anticipated strategy guide for the most unforgiving game of the year. Area Guide Walkthrough The Walkthrough uses beautiful, detailed maps to guide you in exploring every inch of the game's huge world. Learn shortcuts that will not only save time but also reduce deaths by PvP invasion. Discover the most powerful weapons and useful treasures. Multiplayer Guide Co-operation and survival or invasion and destruction - all of the essential techniques are discussed. For new players, basic survival tactics are explained. For advanced players, the hidden technical details are revealed to keep them on the cutting edge. Enemy Analysis To succeed, you must know your enemy. Elemental weaknesses, damage type weaknesses, lethal attacks, tactics for melee and ranged fighters, tactics for defeating foes using the terrain, story significance, item drops... all will be revealed. Weapons & Equipment Weapons, Armor and Magic are all covered in exhaustive detail. Full stats, locations, upgrade paths and usage strategies are provided so you can easily compare all of the options when choosing which equipment to use and how to upgrade your gear. Item Data Complete item lists reveal every last consumable, accessory, upgrading material and offensive item. Quickly discover where to find each one, how to make the most of them, and how to defend yourself when they are used against you! Lore Index A unique guide to help players unravel this dark, mysterious world of Dark Souls for themselves. The Lore Index guides players to find the clues they need to illuminate the truth, revealing as much as required while spoiling as little as possible.