The Grove of Spirits - Assigned Soul Location - Death's Door Wiki Guide - IGN (2022)

This page is part of IGN's Death's Door Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about completing The Grove of Spirits, along with defeating the first main boss, the Demonic Forest Spirit.

The Grove of Spirits walkthrough

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Following the opening cutscene, head left and climb the set of stairs. Continue forward and head through the detector in the room to your left.

Having cleared the detector, continue forward, and you'll soon reach a crossroads. Continue straight as you take the path directly opposite the one you just entered from.

As you reach the top of the next staircase, you'll enter a short cutscene that introduces you to Chandler the Handler, who just happens to have a soul for you to reap, and not just any soul, a Giant Soul. It's important to remember that the door will remain open until you return with your designated soul.

With the door now open on the main platform, use the elevator that's located just to your right or the staircase to your left; you'll find a single door that leads to The Grove of Spirits.

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Once you reach The Grove of Spirits, continue forward and follow the path, performing any prompts as required.

When reaching a small glowing red button, slash it to open the nearby gate. Head to the next gate and near the ledge, where you'll need to fire your bow at the button found on top of the pillar.

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Continue forward through the gate until you reach the boss arena - don't forget to slash the small button that's located in the corner, just left of the gate as this will open a shortcut straight that leads straight back to the door you first entered from.

How to Defeat the Demonic Forest Spirit

The Demonic Forest Spirit is the first major boss that you'll encounter in Death's Door and will give you a great example of the combat that you'll soon face in the open world.

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Featuring up to three different attacks, here's a breakdown of everything you can expect from the boss, as well as several tips and tricks that should hopefully make the battle much easier.

  • "'Spinning Vine Slam - The boss will stay in the middle of the arena and will begin spinning around, slamming down two arms - opposite each other - to the ground. The arms that are set to slam the ground will perform a small animation before they perform the attack, so keep your eyes peeled. Do note, the arms that slam down are not random and will follow an easy pattern that you can quickly master. At the end of its attack cycle, it will slam down all four of its arms at the same time, so make sure you're always standing between the vines.
  • "'Spinning Attack - The boss will begin spinning around the arena as it follows your location.
  • "'Vine Standing Attack - Standing up on two vines, attack one of the vines to bring it back down to the ground. Just be careful, though, as the boss will launch bombs towards your location that you will need to dodge.

Tips and Tricks for Defeating the Demonic Forest Spirit

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  • As always, be sure to keep moving as standing still will make you an easy target and will cause you to be dealt hefty amounts of damage.
  • Make use of your bow and arrow, as these small amounts of damage will quickly add up if it's hard to get within melee distance to attack the boss.
  • Don't be greedy; make a few attacks and then retreat outside the boss's attack radius.
  • Make an active effort to always stand between vines.

Once you've defeated the boss, watch as a short cutscene begins to play and then enter through the newly opened door, which will take you to the Lost Cemetery, which is often referred to as the Forbidden Region.

That concludes The Grove of Spirits walkthrough; click the link below to jump to the next part of the walkthrough.

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Death's Door

Utilize melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods in the under-realm Action-RPG Death's Door.

Developers

Acid Nerve

Features

Steam Deck Verified

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Initial Release

(Video) Let's Play Death's Door Part 1 - From the Creators of Titan Souls

Jul 20, 2021

Platforms

Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 5

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Genres

Action, RPG

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FAQs

Is death's door hard? ›

Unfortunately, the soul disappears behind a locked door, and it's up to the crow to travel around the world to take down beings who have remained alive despite their expiration date passing. Death's Door is difficult to master, so there are bound to be a few mistakes players will make along the way.

Where do I go after beating Betty? ›

Once you defeat Betty, you'll attend her funeral. You can chat with the NPCs here, then when you're ready, return to the Hall of Doors via the doorway in the southeast of Betty's Lair.

Is there a map in death's door? ›

The world of Death's Door is a confusing place. There's no map to lead you around so you have to rely on your memory of your surroundings to get around.

Is death's door a sequel to Titan Souls? ›

It received positive reviews upon release, with several publications praising its mechanics, simplicity, and difficulty level, likening it to The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls games. It is also a sequel to Titan Souls.

What is the best weapon in death's door? ›

Death's Door: Every Weapon And Spell, Ranked
  • 8 Hookshot. ...
  • 7 Thunder Hammer. ...
  • 6 Bow Spell. ...
  • 5 Reaper's Sword. ...
  • 4 Flame Spell. ...
  • 3 Bomb Spell. ...
  • 2 Rogue Daggers. ...
  • 1 Reaper's Greatsword.
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Is deaths door a long game? ›

According to HowLongToBeat.com, regular players can expect to spend around eight and a half hours on average beating the game.

Why are doors glowing red deaths door? ›

While in the hall of doors, players may notice that some doors now have a red tint to them. This is a completion aid. A red door means there's something left to find in the area. Death's Door doesn't require players to get every single upgrade to get the true ending.

How many bosses are in death's door? ›

There are a total of eight bosses in Death's Door. Here's who they are and how to defeat them. Acid Nerve, indie game developers of Titan Souls, released Death's Door in 2021 to tremendous critical acclaim.

What should I upgrade death's door? ›

Strength – Increasing your Strength increases the damage you do with your melee weapon, and also increases the reach of your swing. Dexterity – More Dexterity means less time between swings with your melee weapon, and also decreases the time it takes you charge your melee and ranged attacks.

Is death's door short? ›

That being said, one shortcoming of Death's Door is its length. The main game is unlikely to take more than 10-12 hours, and while there is a fun post-game, mostly focused on some additional exploratory challenges, it only doubles the length at best.

How many endings does deaths door have? ›

How Many Endings Are There in Death's Door? At time of writing we only know of two endings to Death's Door, the standard one obtained by beating the final boss and the secret one detailed above.

Why is it called deaths door? ›

“Porte des Morts Passage, Wisconsin, is known as 'Death's Door,' owing to the numerous detached reefs and shoals obstructing its navigation . . . almost certain destruction to craft going ashore. These conditions have been the cause of many vessel disasters.”

Is death's door as hard as Dark Souls? ›

The Death's Door and Dark Souls comparisons run even deeper than that, but the main connective tissue is that both games have a stiff challenge that comes from their boss fights. However, few would argue that Death's Door is as difficult as Dark Souls or any FromSoftware game for that matter.

Is death's door a boss rush? ›

8 Not A Boss Rush Game

Even though Death's Door begins with a boss, the two aren't all that similar. There are still plenty of bosses but otherwise, it's an action game at its core with light puzzle elements.

Are eldest souls similar to Titan Souls? ›

Apart from sharing Souls in the title, Eldest Souls emanated elements of both Dark Souls (a brutal action RPG) and Titan Souls (a brutal boss-rush game). The result is a fun, infuriating mashup that will both satisfy and incense fans.

What is the Umbrella for in deaths door? ›

Discarded Umbrella can be found in the game by The Reaper past the security door at the begining of the game and used as a melee weapon. The description alone gives it away that it's not really the most useful of weapons since it have the same stats as the Reaper's Sword with the exception of having half his damage.

How big is death's door? ›

Storage: 5 GB available space.

Where a giant face stares a secret? ›

"Where a giant face stares, a secret waits for thee..." Return to the crossroads, take the set of stairs leading north, and throw a bomb at the wall opposite the large statue head. Head inside, slash the button and read the plaque for the next clue.

How many hours does it take to beat death's door? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Death's Door is about 9 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 15 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Does deaths door have replayability? ›

While there is actual bonus content to explore and complete after you beat the game, I would say that there is room for replayability as well. The story and tasks may be the same, but you can also switch up the stats that you choose to upgrade and the weapons that you use.

What do shiny things do deaths door? ›

Some Shiny Things have in-game uses, but almost all are purely for completion. Collecting all Shiny Things unlocks the "Ooh Shiny!" Achievement.

How do you get the true death door ending? ›

Once outside the door, head slightly north of the entrance to the Betty's Lair, and you'll find a path blocked by several icicles. Destroy the icicles and follow the path to the top of the mountain, where you will find a door that features a moon symbol. Head inside, and you'll find the Mysterious Locket.

How do you make a death door easier? ›

Players that want to tackle Death's Door would do well in preparing themselves before diving into the dark world of Death — here are a few key tips.
  1. 8/8 Melee Attacks Refill Magic Attacks.
  2. 7/8 Learn to Memorize Areas.
  3. 6/8 Carefully Consume Life Seeds.
  4. 5/8 Invest in Dexterity Regardless of Build.
  5. 4/8 Adjust the Screen Shake.
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Does death's door have new game plus? ›

Does Death's Door have New Game Plus? Death's Door does not have a New Game Plus mode, nor does it have any different difficulty modes to play on after beating the main game.

What is the hardest boss in deaths door? ›

Betty is the fastest and most challenging boss you've faced so far and will likely take you several attempts before you understand its attack pattern. For the first half of the fight, Betty will swipe and jump towards you a couple of times before eventually making three attacks where it rolls up into a ball.

Is Betty the last boss in deaths door? ›

One of the final bosses in Death's Door, Betty, can be hard to deal with if you're not ready. She's the final giant soul to collect in the game, waiting atop the Old Watchtowers.

What does the true ending of deaths door mean? ›

In the final combat of Death's Door, the player destroys the Last Lost of Doors, and with them, the Reaping Commission. The pact between Death and the Lords is unmade, and the world will once again have mortality to ensure life keeps going on in an eternal cycle.

Is death's door a metroidvania? ›

Death's Door Demonstrates How the Best Metroidvania Games Reward Exploration.

Do you lose souls in death's door? ›

But Death's Door is, by design, far gentler than it appears. You don't lose your souls or anything else from dying, for one. You just reset to the last door you visited, which is very often quite close to where you died given how generous the game is with shortcuts.

How do you get the Reaper greatsword? ›

The Reaper's Greatsword is behind The Stranded Sailor, locked up behind a gate. To open it, you'll have to find four switches to activate the gate. They're all hidden around The Stranded Soldier, and each one you find will give you a hint on where to find the next one. You don't have to find them in order, though.

Is death door like Hades? ›

The combat is very similar in both games but in Hades, the player has a lot more variety and choice in how they can approach an encounter through the use of different weapons and different buffs.

Is death's door like Zelda? ›

Death's Door uses a isometric camera, but it still essentially plays like a top-down Zelda similar to A Link to the Past. And like Zelda games, Death's Door has players collecting upgrades, finding new tools, completing puzzles, and conquering dungeons.

Is deaths door a roguelike? ›

Players use a sword in Death's Door but can upgrade its power, reach, and speed over time. The biggest difference is that Death's Door is not a roguelike. Games like Hades have players repeat the same adventure multiple times, slowly getting more powerful over time.

Does the forest have a secret ending? ›

The game features two endings: If Eric activates the artifact, he causes the plane to crash and is implied to have found a sacrifice to revive Timmy. One year later, Eric and Timmy have apparently been rescued and are invited onto a talk show to promote Eric's book, which chronicles his experiences on the peninsula.

How do you fight Steadhone? ›

How to Beat Steadhone the Gravedigger
  1. Slash Attack – Steadhone will swing his shovel horizontally once or twice. ...
  2. Triple Slam – Steadhone will slam his shovel at you three times.

Is death's door hard Reddit? ›

I personally think it's fairly difficult. Maybe more difficult than average, but it's not too bad. There's not really any punishment for dying save for maybe 30 seconds going back to your spot of death. I think it requires some thought, but it's not brutal.

How many ships have sunk in deaths Door? ›

With over 275 shipwrecks, the waters of Door County offer amazing historical sites and stories. Known for taking lives and many vessels, it's a wonder why the waters dubbed “Death's Door” remain such a popular maritime passageway.

How did Sister Bay get its name? ›

Sister Bay, which was also called Big Sister Bay at one time, was named in connection with the Sister Islands that flank the harbor opening to Sister Bay. It was initially a part of the Township of Liberty Grove, which was founded in 1859.

Who is Door County named after? ›

Many Potawatomi and Winnebago lost tribe members trying to cross the passage in canoes, leading the Potawatomi to dub the waters the “Door of Death.” Translated into French, it's also known as “Ports des Morts” in English it is called “Death's Door.” This is where the name Door County originated.

Is Tunic a hard game? ›

Tunic is a difficult game. Not only can its combat be punishing, but its player signposting and guidance are deliberately hindered, with most of the text being in an untranslated fictional language, which can make puzzles and exploration potentially frustrating.

How long is Tunic game? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Tunic is about 12 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 22 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Does Dark Souls get harder each playthrough? ›

However, all you consequent playthroughs with the same character will be more difficult as all Dark Souls games have New Game Plus system. Locations are not randomly generated, as a proof you can always find their maps online - maps on Fextralife wiki.

Can you replay boss fights in death's Door? ›

One of the features that Death Stranding Director's Cut has introduced, is the ability to replay Boss Battles.

How many bosses in Have a nice death? ›

World 5 bosses

Ms. Flage represents the civilian struggle that goes beyond the battlefield in some times of war.

Does Boss Rush stay open? ›

If Isaac dies during the Boss Rush, but is able to respawn, the entrance to the Boss Rush room will still be open if the timer is still under 20 minutes. If the Boss Rush entrance has closed, the room can still be re-entered by dying in the Mom boss fight room at the cost of another life.

Are Eldest Souls just bosses? ›

As a boss rush game, the only enemies you fight in Eldest Souls are bosses with big health bars. There are no standard enemies, and the world is essentially empty except for one save point per area, several NPCs, and key item pickups scattered about. Bosses, then, are generally good.

Is death's door a sequel to Titan souls? ›

It received positive reviews upon release, with several publications praising its mechanics, simplicity, and difficulty level, likening it to The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls games. It is also a sequel to Titan Souls.

Can you grind in Eldest Souls? ›

There are no cannon fodder enemies in Eldest Souls. You can't grind them out for experience to get stronger. There are upgrades, but you get them for beating bosses. When you stall out at the 4th boss, there's not a lot you can do.

Is death's door as hard as Dark Souls? ›

The Death's Door and Dark Souls comparisons run even deeper than that, but the main connective tissue is that both games have a stiff challenge that comes from their boss fights. However, few would argue that Death's Door is as difficult as Dark Souls or any FromSoftware game for that matter.

How long does it take to beat death's door? ›

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Main Story3949h 1m
Main + Extras53411h 44m
Completionist41115h 17m
All PlayStyles1.3K12h 1m

Is death's door a boss rush? ›

8 Not A Boss Rush Game

Even though Death's Door begins with a boss, the two aren't all that similar. There are still plenty of bosses but otherwise, it's an action game at its core with light puzzle elements.

Is death's door like Zelda? ›

Death's Door uses a isometric camera, but it still essentially plays like a top-down Zelda similar to A Link to the Past. And like Zelda games, Death's Door has players collecting upgrades, finding new tools, completing puzzles, and conquering dungeons.

Is death's door short? ›

That being said, one shortcoming of Death's Door is its length. The main game is unlikely to take more than 10-12 hours, and while there is a fun post-game, mostly focused on some additional exploratory challenges, it only doubles the length at best.

Is Tunic a hard game? ›

Tunic is a difficult game. Not only can its combat be punishing, but its player signposting and guidance are deliberately hindered, with most of the text being in an untranslated fictional language, which can make puzzles and exploration potentially frustrating.

Is death's door easy? ›

Death's Door is not an easy game so you can and should expect to die at times. This is certainly true in the boss fights because, well, they are bosses and are designed to kill you, and for you to get back to them to continue the fight.

Is deaths door a soul like? ›

Intense, Dark Souls-esque combat is offset by witty humor and surprising warmth. Paired with the smooth, precise mechanics, Death's Door is as intense in combat as it is inviting in its atmosphere. In moments that might otherwise be too much, as a newbie to this genre, I can find comfort in the little things.

Is deaths door a roguelike? ›

Players use a sword in Death's Door but can upgrade its power, reach, and speed over time. The biggest difference is that Death's Door is not a roguelike. Games like Hades have players repeat the same adventure multiple times, slowly getting more powerful over time.

Does death's door have new game plus? ›

Does Death's Door have New Game Plus? Death's Door does not have a New Game Plus mode, nor does it have any different difficulty modes to play on after beating the main game.

Can you replay boss fights in death's Door? ›

One of the features that Death Stranding Director's Cut has introduced, is the ability to replay Boss Battles.

What should I upgrade first in death's Door? ›

Melee Build: Haste and Strength

Those of you who like to get up close and personal should focus on Haste and Strength when choosing upgrades. Haste is a great stat to upgrade, since not taking damage is a big part of not dying in Death's Door.

How many bosses in Have a nice death? ›

World 5 bosses

Ms. Flage represents the civilian struggle that goes beyond the battlefield in some times of war.

Is Zelda a Soulslike? ›

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild certainly borrows elements from the Souls genre, most notably powerful enemies and weapons placed throughout the environment. Though Breath of the Wild is an open world—or open air, according to Nintendo—and Dark Souls is not, they share elements of exploration.

Is Zelda like Dark Souls? ›

A lot of gamers have noticed a striking amount of similarities between The Legend of Zelda and the Dark Souls games. Aside from being 3D action adventures titles, the combat mechanics seem to be fashioned around a similar type of gameplay, even if Souls goes a bit more in-depth.

Is death's door fun? ›

Death's Door is a fun and unique action-adventure game with appealing scenery and music. You can pick it up and play on the go, and although the controls require skill, it's easy to master.

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