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Armor Spider Archstone is a Location in Demon's Souls. Archstone of the Demon Armor Spider
The Tunnel City... Below the smithing grounds lies a huge tunnel worthy of its name. It's said a dragon's grave is in the deepest part of the molten area.

World Tendency Events

White World

Scirvir, The Wanderer shows up. Show him the Dragon Bone Smasher from Flamelurker Archstone for a Pure Greystone. Pure White World Tendency required.

  1. To find him, start from the Armor Spider Archstone and turn right.
  2. Fight your way through the miners, until you reach a large pit.
  3. Destroy the crates to your right to clear the path.
  4. Jump down the platforms carefully until you see a large cave.
  5. Scirvir is waiting in the cave, together with two Crystal Lizards. Drops the Ronin's Ring if killed.

Black World

  • Black Phantom Scirvir appears. Drops the Talisman Of Beasts. Pure Black World Tendency required.
    • Note: There are two Crystal Lizards in the cave with him
    • If you have shown him the Dragon Bone Smasher, he will still appear.
  • Black Phantom Bearbug on path uphill from the Filthy Man, near the Crystal Lizard spawn location
  • Black Phantom Bearbug at location where there are 3 worms, right in front of the tunnels leading to the lava area
  • Black Phantom Bearbug at lava area, in front of middle passage

Full  Armor Spider Archstone Walkthrough

After defeating the Demon Armored Spider, you can access this area, that has the most Crystal Geckos of any other area in the game.

From the startpoint (Armored Spider Archstone), you can chose to go right or left. You will see a Crystal Gecko inmmediately ahead of you, however there is also a pickaxe miner on the way, so be careful. The Gecko will flee towards point 2 on Map 1: there are many enemies awaiting so proceed with caution!

If you chose to go towards point 2 (also point E in Map 1)

You will have to carefully drop down a series of ledges until you reach the bottom and point G, that is very close to the boss area. There are items and Geckos down this path, and you can meet Wanderer Scivir if you have Pure White/Black World Tendency.


This is a shortcut to the boss, so you will miss many important items from the other path. Be sure to bring the Cat`s Ring with you if your dextrexity is low, as you will be taking damage from the drops from platform to platform. To figure out the path, watch your surroundings closely and take small steps. There are messages from other players in many of the hard spots.

Details on Wanderer Scivir:

  • He will only appear if your Stonefang Archstone is Pure White or Pure Black World Tendency. See this section to learn more about this.
  • If you encounter him in Pure White, he will talk about the Keel Smasher, a weapon forged to defeat dragons. You can find this weapon in Flamelucker Archstone, if you have Pure White World Tendency. Come back when you have the weapon and show it to him, he will reward you with a Pure Greystone (This item is very hard to get, so make sure to do this!)
  • If you encounter him in Pure Black, he will be a Black Phantom and attack you with devastating fire magic. The best way to defeat him is to have a good shield with magic defense for melee users, and the miracle "anti-magic field" for other players. He has very low stamina so if you corner him you can get an advantage. He is also very succeptible to plague. Note that if you push him off the cliff, you can have troubles retreiving the drop: Talisman of Beasts (Unique weapon, make sure to get it)


Once you reach the bottom, some earth worms will appear. These enemies are easy for magicians, all you have to do is lock onto the head and shoot one spell (not fire) and the worm will die. For melee users, it could be best to just run through them, but if you must kill them try using a bow or crossbow, or a big sword with long range (Like the Penetrating Sword)

Proceed towards point G to enter the last area before the boss. You can skip to the last section of this page if you have come this way, as you are now in point G of Map 4

If you go towards point 1 of Map 1

You will see some carts with a shining orb coming towards you. These orbs explode when you get near them, so you have two options:

Run through the whole tunnel until you have cleared the third cart
Wait until the three carts have come to the center of the room, get close to activate them and run away.

Whatever your method, right before you reach the platform marked as point A, you will be attacked by a Fat Minister. You can take advantage of the pillar in front of him to have it block his magical attacks.

Now, once more, you have a choice.

  • You can go down using the lift marked as A by activating the handle in the middle, this will take you down to the Crystal Gecko nest. As the lift goes down, edge towards the right of the platform (as you are facing the handle) and peek down with the right stick to identify the location of the Geckos below. They will run towards their nest, but don`t pursue them too ferviently: There are two Black Phantoms waiting for you before the entrance to the nest. To kill the Black phantoms, use ranged magic whilst you backtrack towards the lift. Once in the wider area, you will have more space to maneuver and dodge attacks. Concentrate on killing one of them first, or they will overpower you. They both have low fire and magic defense, so you can attack with fire spells or apply turpentine/sticky white stuff to your weapon.

    After you defeat them, go towards the nest. The ideal method to get as many stones as possible is to use the Miracle Rage of God: to do this simply jump down to the middle of the nest and do the Miracle two times. The best Magic is the Firestorm spell, use same technique as above. If you are a melee user, you will likely get very few of the Geckos.

    When you are done, backtrack and head through the passage towards point B, but be careful of the floating shining orb: it will explode and kill you. Also beware of the pitfall marked in the map next to the Splinters of Hard and Clearstone. A pickaxe miner will ambush you as you proceed, so keep your shield up. You are now in point B of Map 2

 

  • You can continue forward towards a small passage with worm carcasses blocking the way. Use your weapon to destroy them and clear an opening, but proceed slowly, as a pickaxe miner will be ready to attack you. After you have defeated him, you will eventually get to the outsise, and you will see a worm enemy in front of you. These enemies are easy for magicians, all you have to do is lock onto the head and shoot one spell (not fire) and the worm will die. For melee users, it could be best to just ignore them, but if you must kill them try using a bow or crossbow, or a big sword with long range (Like the Penetrating Sword)

    Whatever you do, kill the Crystal Gecko here and then head towards the side with the Splinters of Hard and Sharpstone. One more worm will emerge. Take care of it and then look for the right spot next to his body to drop down onto a platform below. You are now entering map 2 through the black arrow, this is marked as point 1 in Map 2.


This area contains many enemies called Bearbugs. These annoying creatures have very high physical defense, so Magic is the best weapon against them. Fire magic, however, has little effect.

You should first carefully drop down the platforms and go towards Patches the Hyena. He will tell you about a trasure next to the Giant Bearbug marked as point 2 on Map 2. You can kill the Bearbug with patience, as it will not fight back, but make sure to run away as it dies, since it explodes and this can kill you. After you defeat it, talk to Patches again.

Even if you chose to ignore most of the enemies, you can still collect many items. The Crystal Gecko here, however is hard to kill, as he flees towards three earth worms, making it hard for you to follow. You can find the Dirty Man vendor here, he has Large Splinters for sale to stock up if you need. There is also the DARK HEATHER SHIELD+2 behind him.

Next you should walk towards exit C. Marked as point 3 in Map 2 is the area where a swarm of flying bearbugs will attack you. You can ignore them and rush forward. More earth worms will appear, keep running or the bearbugs will catch up with you.

You are now at point C of Map 3

These area is very confusing and has Giant Bearbugs that are hard to see and very strong, so be sure to have Soul Light spell to kill them. Use the map to guide your way, but overall your aim should be to:

  1. Stick to left wall until second intersection
  2. Turn right
  3. Stick to left wall until next intersection
  4. Turn Left and continue forward until point F


If you want to gather all the items, you should wear the Ring of Flame Resistance and a good Fire Defense armor, as the hot lava pool will take a lot of your health. You should first kill all the bearbugs and then cast Total Protection, then run and stop in one of the isles to eat some grass before you pick up the item

You are now at point F of Map 1

Simply drop down and kill the earth worms that appear, then continue towards point G.

You are now at poing G of Map 4

From point G, move forward and left. You will have to kill some earth worms to obtain the HANDS OF GOD (Unique weapon). Once that is done, walk towards the fog (green in map 4) and look for Blue Eye Stone markers to invite ally phantoms if you are alive. You will now fight the Demon Flamelurker.

Flamelurker

You should have

  • Ring of Flame resistance
  • Total Protection
  • High fire defense armor
  • Soul Light (this enemy has very low magic resistance)
  • Sticky White Stuff



It is best to have an allied blue phantom to distract him.

There are two areas that the Lurker does not enter easily, the first one is a carcass to the right to where you first entered, the second one another carcass to the left far side from where you entered.

If you use these locations as shields, he will get "stuck" and you can use your ranged magic to attack him. However it does not last long and you will have to change positions.

If you choose to attack in the open, ranged magic whilst rolling in a big circle in the whole arena is the option. For melee attacks, have your partner distract the Demon and attack him from behind, but beware of his explosion attacks.

After you defeat him, you will get the Red Hot Demon Soul. Do not consume it. You should now go to talk to Blacksmith Ed, and if you give him the Demon Soul he will be able to forge high quality weapons for you (using all stones, etc)

Armor Spider Archstone Map

Map

(Maps Used With Permission)

Speed Run Walkthrough

A fast walkthrough of how to get to the end of the level the fastest, picking up only essential items goes here.
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