Darksiders II Walkthrough: Court of Bones 2: Judicator

Our next destination is over at The Spine. Use Fast Travel to warp over to The Maw, near Phairseer’s Tomb. Follow this pathway and you’ll eventually reach a circle where you can summon Phariseer. Send him passed the gate to the north and have him pull the lever.

If you follow the pathway to the south and go through a series of basic traversal puzzles, you’ll eventually come to a treasure chest containing some loot. Drop down and then head down the steps.

Continue down this pathway and you’ll find another Soul Arbiter’s Scroll. Once you reach the outdoors, immediately turn to the right. Run up the wall and use the Death Grip to reach the hand hold. Traverse across a few hand holds to find a treasure chest with some loot.

Drop down and jump on Despair to ride through the Spine. At the first fork in the road, turn to the right and follow the pathway to the yellow marker on the map. Cross the bridge here and make another right. Ride forward and open the door in the distance to enter the Judcator’s Tomb.

Once you enter the tomb, run ahead and head through the door at the other end of the hall. Turn to the right to get into a small room. Use the circle to summon Phariseer. Send him into the gated area to pull the lever. Go through the door that opens up at the south end of the room.

Go through the door to the right and you’ll get locked in. A new variant of the prowler will appear known as the Undead Prowler. Some stronger enemies will also appear so you should use the circle to summon Phariseer to battle alongside you. After all the enemies have been defeated run over and pull the nearby lever.

Walk back to the main room and across the pit you will see a floor switch. Target it and send Phariseer there, causing the second platform in this area to rise. Jump down into the put and drag the moveable pillar so that it is in between the two platforms. Climb back up using the nearby hand holds. With the platforms in place, jump over the pillar and then to the other side of the room.

On the other side of the room be sure to collect the nearby Soul Arbiter’s Scroll, as well as the treasure chest. Climb down the steps and through the door to the south.

Once you enter this room you will be able to meet Judicator. Speak with him to find that you need to first collect three souls. After doing so, then will he return to the Lord of Bones at the Eternal Throne. Go through the door to the west and cross the bridge in search of the first soul.

In this next room you will meet with an enemy Lich. These enemies can summon an endless supply of skeletons which are referred to as ‘the host’. You can send out ghouls to preoccupy these skeletons, as you want to focus your attention at the Lich itself. It’s not too strong so use some basic attacks to take it down.

After the Lich is defeated, continue onward to the next and walk down the hallway. You can summon Phariseer using the circle and then head into the next room. Send Phariseer to step on the switch across the gap and the bridge will be extended.

Now send Phariseer to the east end of the room near the corruption crystals. The bridge will not fully extend because of the corruption, but Death will be able to Death Grip over to Phariseer. Run over to the nearby treasure chest and open it up to get the Dungeon Map.

Collect a shadow bomb from this end of the room and blow up the corruption to full extend the bridge. At the far east end of the room, use the Death Grip to snag the lantern that is sitting on the platform. Run back to the center platform and place the lantern onto the statue.

Turn the statue so it faces southward and then run over and open the treasure chest. Now turn the statue so it faces northward to unlock the door. Call over Phariseer to step on the switch and extend the bridge. Run over and head into the next room.

Cross another bridge and head into the next room. Jump into the water and swim around to find a Relic of Khagoth. Resurface by the door and begin scaling the wall at the east end of the room. Use the Death Grip to grab onto the central pillar. From here swing around the corner and use the Death Grip once again. Jump over to the central platform and collect the first soul.

Once you collect the soul the platform will be guarded off and you’ll get harassed by a Lich and some skeletal champions. Dispose of them to remove the barrier. Drop off the ledge at the northwest part of the room to land on a platform with a treasure chest. Open it up to get some loot.

We now want to backtrack all the way back to the Judicator. Give the soul to the Judicator and he will open up a second door in this room.

Walk across the bridge and defeat the onslaught of enemies that come your way. Afterwards, you will encounter a massive enemy known as a Tormentor. Avoid its massive attacks and unleash a fury of attacks of your own. Summon ghouls if you have them to chip away at his health.

Be sure to pick up the Boatman Coin at the northeast part of the room. There is also a Soul Arbiter’s Scroll to pick up at the southeast end of the room. Collect the loot from the treasure chest and through the door at the north end of the room.

Summon Phariseer and send him to the floor switch at the northeast part of the room. This will cause two pegs to appear along the border of the room. Perform a wall run and some wall jumps, making your way around the room. Be sure to collect the goodies from the treasure chest at the northwest part of the room. Use the Death Grip to grapple over to Phariseer.

Walk through the rubble and turn to the left to collect a Book of the Dead page. Use the Death Grip to get across the gap and latch onto the hand hold. Climb up and pull the lever that is nearby, causing a wall hoop to appear, as well as lowering a gate in the room.

Drop down the nearby hole and then walk to the east end of the room. Use the Death Grip on the hoop that has appeared to scale the wall. Run over and open the treasure chest for some goodies. Be sure to also collect the Relic of Etu-Goth that is just below.

Use the hand holds to get back to the lever. Walk to the west end of the room and defeat all the skeletal enemies that appear. Continue onward to the next room.

Once you enter this room walk to the right to find a treasure chest with some goodies. Defeat the enemies in the room and then open the treasure chest at the south end to get the Skeleton Key.

Backtrack several rooms to get all the way back where we fought the Tormentor. Use the Skeleton Key we just got and head through the locked door.

This tower room is very similar to the previous one. First off, jump into the water and collect the Boatman Coin that is found down below. Resurface and climb stairs around the room. Use the Death Grip to get to the middle pillar and then use it again to climb higher. From this hand hold you can run to the right to reach a ledge that contains a Book of the Dead Page. From here, grapple back to the wall hoop.

Jump off the hand hold and you’ll have to use the Death Grip a number of times. When you reach the opposite wall, climb up and jump off, using the Death Grip here again. Continue climbing up to reach the top of the Tower where you will find the second soul.

After collecting the soul, a number of enemies will appear, including n Undead Stalker. This is the strongest variant of the stalker family and can be quite the challenge. Use a variety of tactics to defeat this creature, along with the rest of the foes in this area.

After the enemies are defeated, drop of the ledge at the east end of the room and open the treasure chest here for some more loot. Drop down and return all the way back to the Judicator. Speak to the Judicator and he will open the third door. Run around and head through this door, leading to the final tower.

Use the hand holds and perform a basic wall run to get to the other side. Summon Phariseer and then continue to the next room. An Undead General will join you on this elevator, but with Phariseer helping out, he shouldn’t be much of a problem. Strike the crystal next to the II to raise the elevator.

Corruption is preventing the elevator from rising any further. Use Phariseer to step on the floor switch at the west end of the room. Run to the east end of the room and climb the wall found here. Use the hand holds and wall pegs to run back over to the west end of the room. From here turn around and face the other end of the room. Target the floor switch in the distance and send Phariseer to that switch to change which gates are lowered.

Grab onto another hand hold and use the pegs that are just above to climb even higher. Run around the wall and you’ll reach the shadow bomb. Grab the bomb and toss it to break the corruption crystals. Jump back on the elevator and head through the door at the south end of the room.

At the third tower, once again jump in the water to find another Boatman Coin. Climb the steps and use the Death Grip to climb up even further. Walk around to the south end of the room and collect a Book of the Dead Page.

Run to the north end of the room and collect the third soul. As you try to head back, the gate will close, and several skeletons will be summoned. Defeat the ones on the ground and then either Death Grip up to the hanging Skeleton, or just use Redemption to lower its health. After this skeleton has been defeated you will be joined by a massive Bone Giant.

This massive skeleton will take two swipes at a time at Death. Avoid its attacks and then deliver some attacks of your own. As usual, use your various wrath abilities as you need them to slowly by surely take down the Bone Giant. If you need to, go ahead and use Death’s Reaper form to finish off the Bone Giant.

After defeating the Bone Giant, return to the elevator and head back to the first floor. Backtrack all the way to the Judicator. Speak to the Judcator and give him the final soul. The Judcator will now follow you on command, allowing you to summon two Dead Lords with the Interdiction item.

After a cutscene with the final Dead Lord, there is still a few treasure chests for us to collect at the Judcator’s Tomb. Go through the door to the north to get back to the pit. Jump across the pit and use the circle at the west end of the room to summon the two Dead Lords.

Run over to the northeast part of the room and climb down the steps. There are two floor switches in this area, so send Pharisser to one of them and the Judcator to the other. This will cause two gates to lower, giving Death access to the remaining two treasure chests in this dungeon.

After getting the final goodies, use your map to Fast Travel back to the Gilded Arena.




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