With the Ivory Citadel now behind us, fast travel to the Tree of Life. Speak with the Crowfather and go through the new portal to reach Shadow’s Edge. Speak with the Crowfather once again and then head north.
Inside this area, take the left path and climb the hand holds around the corner. There is a floor switch here and nearby you will find a Book of the Dead page.
Use the Soul Splitter while standing on the floor switch. Drop off the ledge and run around to get back to the east end of this room. With the gate now open, run over and collect the Relic of Khagoth. Revert back to Death’s normal form and then head northward.
Death will encounter Ostegoth in this area. He will give you some background about the area, so be sure to talk with him further. Ride northward and enter The Black Stone. Once you enter, walk around the corruption just to the left and you’ll find a hidden boatman coin just around the corner.
Go through the door to the east and climb the circular staircase. Go through the door and Death will meet up with Lilith. After speaking with her, Death will acquire the Phasewalker, an upgraded version of the Voidwalker, giving Death the chance to travel through time.
After speaking with Lilith, run to the far east of the room and break the pots to find a Book of the Dead page. Exit the chamber and climb back down the staircase. Go through the door to the north.
If you turn just to the left, you’ll see a green portal. Use the phasewalker to activate it and Death will travel through, reverting back to the past. Walk to the southeast part of the room and collect the boatman coin found here.
Walk to the center platform and you’ll encounter a Legion Champion, followed by some Legion Soldiers. These strong demons have quite a bit of health, but should be no problem with Death. Summon ghouls to do the dirty work if you have them in your arsenal. Run to the southeast part of the room and head through the door.
Collect the treasure chest at the end of the hallway and then head down the stairs. When you reach the lava wall run across to the next platform. Perform another wall run and a series of wall jumps to reach the northeast portion of the room. Climb the hand holds and make your way westward, defeating the legion soldier that appears.
Follow down this pathway until you reach a Death Grip hoop. Climb up the wall and grab the Book of the Dead page found here. Open the door to get back to the main chamber of the dungeon.
Pull the lever to lower the nearby gate and summon a legion champion. Defeat the enemy and then climb the hand hold along the northern wall. Drop down to the area below to find a treasure chest. Climb back up and use the Phasewalker on the portal to return to the present.
Back in the present, immediately collect the Soul Arbiter’s Scroll just to the north. Be sure to open the nearby treasure chest for some goodies. Drop down to the crumbled floor below and then use the Death Grip to climb the western wall. Climb the steps and head through the door to the southwest.
Plenty of goodies and portals fill this large room. Make your way to the south end of the room and use the Phasewalker to create a portal. Open the nearby treasure chest to get some goodies and then smash all the pots. When all the pots are broken, a secret treasure chest will appear. Grab the goodies and then head back through the portal to get to the present.
Back in the present, walk to the west end of the room. You’ll find another green portal to the west, but don’t mind it for now. First, run to the east and you’ll find a boatman coin on one of the higher platforms. Grab it and then head back to the portal. Use the Phasewalker and head to the past.
Once you arrive in the past, you’ll be greeted by a Maelstrom, a floating fiery demon that will shoot fire blasts towards you. These enemies have quite a bit of health and can be quite annoying. Your best bet is to use the Death Grip to pull them towards you and then slash away with the close up weapons. Defeat a second Maelstrom and some legion soldiers that appear.
Run up the steps at the south end of the room to pickup a boatman coin that is waiting for you. Climb the stairs near the center of this room and you’ll find a floor switch. Stand on top of it and use the Soul Splitter to have the reaper statue hold it down.
Have one of Death’s souls run to the northwest part of the room where the gate has been lowered. Wall run over to the hand holds and climb the area. Continue climbing up until you find some more enemies. Defeat these creatures and be sure to collect the Relic of Etu-Goth at the southeast part of this room.
Use the phasewalker to activate the blue portal that is in this room. Then switch over to Death’s other soul. Walk to the south end of this area and use the phasewalker to activate a second portal. Now switch back to Death’s other soul.
Grab the shadow bomb that is in this room and destroy the nearby corruption crystals. Grab a second shadow bomb and then toss it to Death’s other soul through the portal. Switch soul’s and then climb the steps with Death. Use the shadow bomb to destroy the corruption crystals in the center of the room. Afterwards, revert back to Death’s normal form.
Open the portal to the west once again and return to the present. With the corruption crystals cleared in the past, Death can now access the treasure chest in the center of the room. Open it up to get the Skeleton Key.
There is a treasure chest at the north end of the room that we can collect. Use the Phasewalker to activate the portal at the higher lever. Then run down to the ground level below and activate a second portal. Use the Death Grip to swing on through the portal.
Run to the southeast part of the room and claim the Book of the Dead page found here. Be sure to grab the Soul Arbiter’s Scroll from where the corruption crystals previously stood in the past.
Jump over to the hand holds at the west end of the room and then wall run over to the treasure chest. Jump down to the floor below and make your way back to the south end of the room. Activate the portal found here and return to the past.
Climb the steps to the northeast part of the room and head through the locked door. Pull the lever to lower the nearby gate. Walk to the north end of the room and drop down to the floor below. Be sure to open the treasure chest for some goodies. There is a portal down here, so use the Phasewalker and return to the present.
Walk to the east and you’ll see a Book of the Dead page across the gap. Stand all the way to the left at the edge and you’ll see a blue portal just near the Book of the Dead page. Carefully aim the phasewalker to activate this portal. Now walk to the west end of this room and activate the portal. Go on through to get the Book of the Dead page.
Go back through the portal and use the peg along the north wall to reach the northwest balcony. Go back through the door at the northwest and you’ll find yourself the final Gnomad Gnome.
Return to the previous room and drop down the northern side of the room. There is another peg against the middle platform. Climb this peg and head through the door at the north end of the room.
Climb the steps and you’ll see the statue of Samael crumbling to pieces. Climb the steps and use the phasewalker on the portal. Jump on through to take on the dungeon boss, Samael.
Samael has the power to teleport and will immediately smash the ground around him or try to punch at Death, so be sure to dodge out of the way. Immediately after dodging his attack, deliver a few attacks of your own. Summoning ghouls during this phase works to weaken Samael.
After taking some damage, Samael will return to his throne across the lava and will shoot fire balls towards Death. Dodge these attacks rather easily and continue the battle. Samael will also perform a foot stop, that sends a shockwave of energy. Be sure to evade this powerful attack and continue doing damage.
After Samael returns to his throne for a third time, a bridge will appear. Run across the bridge and do some damage until Samael tosses you back to the other side. Samael will break the ground and bring it towards him, creating the battlefield for the second phase.
Samael unleashes even more powerful electric charged attacks. Just avoid them and continue to damage the demon whenever you get a chance. When Samael is near Death, he will cause a spew of fireballs to come up from underground. Avoid these attacks and continue doing damage. You can use your Reaper Form to deliver the final blows to Samael.
After Samael has been defeated, open the treasure chest that appears to get some loot. With both keys now in hand, let’s return to the Crowfather. Fast travel to get back to the Tree of Death.