Tower 3-1 Walkthrough

Tower of Latria

Boss NPCs Enemies Notable Loot
Fool's Idol
- Doll Demon's Soul
Once Royal Mistress (vendor)
Sage Freke, the Visionary
Lord Rydell
Baby's Nail Black Phantom
Mind Flayer
Prisoner
Prisoner Horde
Secret Dagger
Parrying Dagger
Geri's Stiletto
Mercury Rapier +1
Estoc
Claws
Phosphorescent Pole (BP Lord Rydell)
Heavy Crossbow
Wooden Catalyst
Silver Catalyst
Kite Shield
Ring of Magical Sharpness
Clever Rat's Ring
Dull Rat's Ring (Lord Rydell)
Assassin's Mask
Black Leather
Black Gloves
Black Boots
Fluted Helmet
Fluted Armor
Fluted Gauntlets
Fluted Leggings
Rogue's Clothes
Rogue's Gloves
Rogue's Boots
Three-Cornered Hat
Venerable Sage's Hood
Venerable Sage's Robe
Venerable Sage's Gloves
Venerable Sage's Boots
Wizard's Clothes
Wizard's Gloves
Wizard's Shoes
Silver Coronet
Silver Bracelet
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes x5
Shard of Moonlightstone x2
Chunk of Moonlightstone x3 (BP)
Shard of Mercurystone x2
Chunk of Mercurystone x2

World Tendency Events

White World

  • 2F West, Lord Rydell can be rescued if you have the key from 3-2 (see below). The reward is a Dull Rat's Ring.
    • Unlocking his cell is not dependent on World Tendency, but getting the key from 3-2 is. If you unlock his empty cell during Pure Black World Tendency, he will stay inside until you talk to him, after this the World Tendency shifts back towards White.
    • Rescuing Rydell has no effect on his Black Phantom form. Remember that Latria's Archstone will be darker due to its position at the back of the screen, so suicide in Body Form one more time to ensure Pure Black when going for his BP form.
    • Drops nothing if killed, unless he's killed before he gives the Dull Rat's Ring.

Black World

Walkthrough

3-1 Tower of Latria map - numbered sections below correlate to circled numbers on the map

Video Tutorial: Walkthrough Part 1
Video Tutorial: Walkthrough Part 2

  1. Welcome to map reading hell. This is your starting point, it is in the top center of the map. I'm sure the map is bombarding you with item names left and right. If you see a long list of items in one spot, it is likely a set of starting armor for one of several classes: Magician, Thief, and Knight.
  2. Since the section to the right of the starting point is locked for now, you'll end up at this point. Watch out for the Mind Flayer here. These guys have powerful ranged magic spells, and can paralyze you and deliver a fatal blow if you try to melee them from the front. Kill them from afar with arrows or magic, or hide at the end of their patrol routes and attack their backsides when they walk away from you. An extra large weapon can knock them down. Grab the key here to open the cells in this and the adjoining area. You'll get a set of Magician's gear nearby.
  3. A tunnel leads from Point 2 to this area. Watch out for another guard here, then grab the gate key from the wall. Loot the place then return to the beginning of the map and proceed to point 4.
  4. With key in hand you can open this gate now and proceed towards point 5. You'll find your first Iron Maidens here. The one in the cell on the left has a Stone of Ephemeral Eyes in it. There are other items in these cells. The Dreglings imprisoned here aren't too aggressive, and guard three items, so kill them all for some loot. You may get some valuable spice items which will come in handy. In the cell with two Iron Maidens, one has a Black Leather set from the Thief class.
  5. This Iron Maiden, and others on this map, marked with a green icon (which means 'poison' in Japanese), are traps. Inside is a live Dregling with a poisoned knife. Open it an you automatically get stabbed. So it is a good idea to have a Royal Lotus in one of your five equipped item slots.
  6. Look out for the guard patrolling here. Once you finish him off, check the dead end spot for your next key. Watch out for that Pitfall across from the key. With it you can open that locked gate in the previous hallway. Watch out for another guard patrolling here. He kills those that rush around this blind corner.
  7. The Once Royal Mistress is singing in a cell here. She functions as the vendor for this map. Unlike other vendors, she won't move from this spot. She sells the cheapest Fresh Spice in the game and is the only vendor selling Old Spice. The cell across from her filled with Dreglings is only holding a Soul. If you are confident, fight them, otherwise just ignore them all and leave the cell locked.
  8. This room with filled with Iron Maidens. The one by itself, marked with that green poison icon, is another trap. But the 3 clumped together contain the Ring of Magical Sharpness(magic spell power increased while magic defense is decreased) and some Souls. Proceed along the stairs. The opposite landing has Sage Freke in it, but he is locked away for now. So go down the semi-hidden stairs descending down between the landings.
  9. Remember the location of these two side gates. They lead to the Jailor's Hall. Grab the key while you are here and proceed onward for now. The floor halfway down the staircase leads to Lord Rydell the NPC. If your World Tendency is Pure White the rubble near him will clear, allowing you to get some Venerable Sages armor.
  10. At this bottom level is a Prisoner Horde enemy to your right. This mass of gray bodies can fire powerful ranged magic at you, but must charge up for a few seconds as a warning for you to hide behind one of the pillars here. If you try melee, a half dozen swords appear around him and he will swing wildly at you. Arrows work really well on him. Be aware that there is a Crystal Lizard in the second hallway behind him. Feel free to loot the cells here. But be wary of the pitfall on the eastern hallway, and of the full set of Fluted Armor in that same hallway. If you take the first hallway after the Prisoner Horde, you will find a pile of coffins and debris in one corner. Break through that to get to a hidden doorway that leads outside. Down the stairs on the left you'll find some a Shard of Moonlightstone. Still outside, around the hallway to the right you'll find an Estoc on a dead soldier.
  11. This gate can be opened with a key from 3-2 that requires Pure White World Tendency. Just ignore it for now. *NOTE* see obtaining the Dull Rat's Ring from Lord Rydell in 3-1 as this unlocks the door to the second floor.
  12. Anyway, don't try to run through the arrow walkway; you'll shut it off by taking a detour through the Jailor's Hallway1. Speaking of which, grab the Warden's Key from the end of the arrow walkway. Also, you can drop onto the small pathways on either side of the main walkway. One has a Stone of Ephemeral Eyes. The other has a Mercury Rapier +1. In getting both of the above items, you can return to the main platform by walking on the ledge until you reach the spot where there is an opening on the fence (one for each item).
  13. Remember the Jailor's Hallway? Open the gates, either one works, and head on through. Watch out for the two guards at the far ends. Each side has an item as well. Once outside you'll walk through a staircase. If you climb to the top and follow the path to the end you'll get a Silver Catalyst. While your spells will be at their weakest with this wand, it increases your MP capacity by 20%(which stacks nicely with the Silver Coronet you should have picked up along the way through this level).
  14. Push the lever on the backside of the statue to shut it off. You can loot the arrow walkway now. Among the loot is a Clever Rat's Ring, which boosts your attack power when your current health is 30% of maximum or less.
  15. Please take this second staircase before approaching the boss. There are Widow's Lotuses that you can grab by dropping down onto that little ledge halfway down the raised catwalk. But they are a trap of sorts. There is a Baby's Nail wielding Black Phantom below this area with a Thief's Ring equipped. She is invisible outside of lock-on range. If you grab the Lotuses and drop, you'll likely catch a crossbow bolt to the face for your troubles as you land.
  16. Be wary of the Liar. This Dregling is the one you would have been warned about if you went directly to the boss. Despite his pleas of not interfering, he fuels the spell that revives the Fool's Idol. Kill him to beat the boss. Grab the Special Key while you are here. Feel free to backtrack to point 17 to release Sage Freke now.
  17. Sage Freke waits here, and releasing him nets you a Geri's Stiletto (MP absorption from enemies attacked) and lets you learn some higher level Magic by trading Demon Souls.
  18. This is the invisible Baby's Nail wielding Black Phantom. Advance with your shield raised. Once you are fired upon, try to lock-on to her. Either time ranged attacks after she fires a bolt, or approach for melee. Her weapons have short range, so a spear should take her out with ease. Or you can use an extra large weapon to knock her down. She'll drop three Chunks of Moonlightstone and two Stones of Ephemeral Eyes. Be warned that her melee attacks can cause you to catch the plague!
  19. This fog gate leads to the boss. See the Fool's Idol link for more information.
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