- Previous: Red Hall of Cages
- Next: Mire of Stench
- Recommended Levels: 35 to 45
- Bosses: Disemboweled Husk
- Sanctuaries: Unclaimed
- Clearing this area opens ??
Hager's Cavern Map
NPCs in the area
- 2x Stone Cleric
- 1x Stone Guid
- 1x Stone Mage
- 2x Sack of Salt
- 3x Drowned Idol
- 1x Gray Pearl
- 3x Endless Fang
- 3x Charred Doll
- 4x Red Shard
Keys & Other
- Trickster's Band
- Whistlebone Charm
- Cellar Key
- Symbol of Affluence
- Ring of Brilliance
- Goldenstone Charm
- Angsty Bones
- Armor Mite
- Hunting Bones
- Wrathful Dead
- Split Swordsman
- Vacant Blades
- Drowned Marauder
- Primitive Bones
- Pale Witch
- Example lore note
- Example lore note
- Example lore note
- All the screams heard in this areas are voiced by the developers themselves.
Full Hager's Cavern WalkthroughA full walkthrough including all the items, enemies and bosses is shown here. You can add links, images. and other details as necessary. Click here to go to the Speedrun Walkthrough.
Hager's Cavern is the ninth area you will encounter, after making your way through the Red Hall of Cages. The Cavern is filled with screaming creatures who channel their Arcane powers into heavy hitting dark-type attacks. The Wrathful Dead and Pale Witch in particular, are enemies to look out for.
Firstly, we will make our way to the Masterless Knight. After entering the cave, continue heading left till you come across a ledge heading up. Make your way up that, and the next one above it, and head all the way to the right to find an unclaimed Sanctuary. Claim this sanctuary for the Creed of your choice by using their idol at the altar. Just to the right of the Sanctuary, is a pouch containing a Trickster's Band and a Stone Cleric.
Head back out of the Sanctuary to your left, and continue climbing up the ledges, heading right after climbing past a blue glowing ledge. Here you will see a couple of Emberskull and an Armor Mite. Next to them will be a Sack of Salt. Jump down to the right from there to find the Masterless Knight (He is right above the Sanctuary). Exhaust all dialog with him and then proceed to find the Despondent Thief.
Jump down and then make your way back up that glowing ledge, this time heading to the Left instead, and then right again after climbing on the next ledge. At the corner will be a couple more Emberskull. Then jump up the small step, and climb onto the ledge to your right. From here you will need to jump using the Shadowflip Brand, up the wall to a ledge with the Despondent Thief sitting there. (Video https://youtu.be/aAxnJ3My-rU?t=2h13m27s)
Make sure to choose 'YES', when you get the dialog option about the princess being a slave. After that, head back down all the way to your Sanctuary. From the sanctuary, head down and back towards the Cavern entrance. Keep making your way to the left, heading downwards until you reach the end of the cliff, and see stairs underneath it going downwards to the right. Go there and continue right till you run into a few Split Swordsman. To their right, across the gap, there will be a locked door. To get its key, head down that gap into the darkness till the bottom floor. Then head to the left till you find a Heartseeker. To its left will be a Caged Gate, with a lever and the Cellar Key that you are looking for. Watch out for the Dropspider that spawn there as well. (Video https://youtu.be/aAxnJ3My-rU?t=2h17m40s)
Head back up to that locked door, which should now be openable. Head into that room and up the stairs. Watch out for the big boulder that rolls down the stairs as you start to climb them. Best way to avoid it is to jump down the stairs as soon as you see it. Continue upwards to pickup a Symbol of Affluence, and then take the ledge beneath it to your right. Go through the opening to the next room where you'll find a Gray Pearl. Jump up the wall using Shadowflip Brand to speak with Minty Skell who is standing up there on the ledge. Choose "Harvester" option and give her the Red Lord's Ear to unlock her as a merchant who sells high-end upgrade materials. (Video https://youtu.be/aAxnJ3My-rU?t=2h18m51s)
Go back down and make your way down to the previously-locked door. Then start heading left and make your way back to the Sanctuary. From there, head back out to the left, and down towards the cavern entrance. From here, head left (along the slope heading down) until you see a ledge with a Wrathful Dead floating above it. Climb up that ledge and continue jumping along it to the left. (Video https://youtu.be/aAxnJ3My-rU?t=2h31m40s)
As you continue going to the left, you will come across another Armor Mite, a couple of Angsty Bones and a Pale Witch, upon a wooden platform. Head up that platform, to the top where there are breakable wooden floors. If you head left from there, you can open the locked door with the Cellar Key you recently acquired, but a locked gate also bars the way to the boss.
To open this gate, drop down the wooden platforms, head left and jump the gap. You'll notice a treasure with a lever on a ledge above you. Continue heading down two ledges until you get to a ladder. At the bottom and to the right will be a Vertigo obelisk. Use it and follow the upside down ledges to the right until you can loop back around to the ledge with the treasure (a Sack of Salt) and lever. Return to the door and unlock it and the gate will be open.Continue left from there until you find a large Candlestand, that marks the area for the next boss, the Disemboweled Husk. (Video https://youtu.be/aAxnJ3My-rU?t=2h32m20s)
The Disemboweled Husk hits hard with his gun, making it a challenging boss. For tips and strategies on how to defeat this boss, see the Disemboweled Husk page. After defeating the boss, head back out to the right, and make your way upwards wherever you see the chance. If you do that, you will reach a room with a locked door that requires the Spiked Key that the boss dropped. Open that door and climb up, then head left till you reach the Mire of Stench.
Hager's Cavern Video Walkthrough
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