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Demon

General Info
hp.jpg souls.jpg Location
1390 5000 Undead Settlement
2982 5000  Catacombs of Carthus

Drops

Soul of a Demon (Catacombs)

Fire Gem (Undead Settlement)

Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Black Knight Weapons Fire Fire
PoisonPoison & Toxic
Bleed Bleed
Frost Frost

Demon Information 


Demon is a mini-boss enemy in Dark Souls 3. It is found roaming the Undead Settlement and Catacombs of Carthus.

  • The Undead Settlement one is tied to Siegward of Catarina's quest.
  • The Catacombs of Carthus one drops a special soul that can be used in Soul Transposition.

 

Location

  • Undead Settlement: find the tower lift of the right of the area and drop down mid-way onto some rooftops, then further down to meet the demon.
  • Catacombs of Carthus: after you break the hanging wooden bridge, go down using it as a ladder to find the demon near a mimic and amongst many skeletons.

 

Drops

  • Souls (Undead Settlement): NG (5000), NG+ (25,000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Souls (Catacombs of Carthus): NG (5000), NG+ (15,000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Co-Op Souls: ??
  • Other: Fire Gem (Undead Settlement), Soul of a Demon (Catacombs of Carthus). 

 

Combat Information

  • Health (Undead Settlement): NG (1390), NG+ (~3932), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Health (Catacombs of Carthus): NG (2982), NG+ (~4377), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Can be fooled with alluring skull, and be charmed with rapport
  • Weak against demon weapons
  • Get between its legs and make your way to the tail.
  • You can be aided by Siegward of Catarina to defeat the one in the Undead Settlement.
  • You can be aided by a nearby Mimic to defeat the Demon in the Catacombs of Carthus. 

 

 

 

 

Strategies

Strategy 1 (Melee)

Catacombs of Carthus: Run down the stairs to meet the demon and run around the perimeter of the first platform. Two skeletons will rise and chase you. However, they are agressive to the demon. Run past the demon and the skeletons will start to fight it. They do quite a bit of damage, but are easily killed by the demon. More skeletons can be found on the platform below the demon. Most of the skeletons have more than one life. Allow the skeletons to bludgen the demon. Usually by the time all the skeletons die the demon is either dead or very close to dead. Mop up the rest of surviving skeletons (if there are any).

 

Strategy 2 (Melee)

Catacombs of carthus: using alluring skulls, bait the demon towards the edge, so that it will drop off to the lower platform. When the demon drops below, use a plunging attack or a jumping attack to deal massive damage very quickly. the skeletons in the lower section should keep it busy if you need to run to the upper platform to repeat this as necessary.&nbsp

 

Strategy 3 (Bow+Arrows)

Undead Settlement:  Run to the building where the dogs are and stand on the balcony.  Shoot him until he dies.

Catacombs of Carthus
: Lure the demon to the door of the room and shoot from a bow.
The demon can prevail upon you to task and fall through the texture, later died there (reward and soul will be received by you)
Alternately, if you go to the ledge away from the door and shoot him, he may repeatedly attempt to belch fire at you, which can be easily walked away from to allow you to regenerate stamina for your volleys.  I defeated him in this manner with approx. 20 standard arrows from my Black Bow of Pharis +3.

Strategy 4 (Magic)

Undead Settlement: Run down towards the shack on the left. There's a narrow path down the left side of the shack. Keep going and get the demon's attention, attack with heavy soul arrow etc.. Then quickly run back the way you came, get close enough to the start and Seigward will activate. Let him start attacking the demon. Run back down past that shack and attack the demon from behind with heavy soul arrow, till dead.

 

Strategy 5 (Mimic)

Catacombs of Carthus: When you enter the room with the demon is in do not go down to him. Instead, continue on the path you are on until you reach the mimic chest. After attracting the mimics attention lure him down to the demon, who will be hostile to the mimic. The demon and mimic will both deal heavy damage to one another, usually with the mimic killing the demon for you allowing you to collect the soul of the demon. Be wary of the skeletons in the area who may swarm and kill you before the mimic/demon fight is over.

Video Strategy

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Attacks

Demon has one attack phase. (Once his health is low enough his body becomes covered in flames)

First Phase
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Lore Theories

  • This demon was one of many created by the Chaos Flame, but since said flame has died, along with the other demons born of the Chaos Flame, it is possible that it, along with the one in the Catacombs of Carthus, and the Old Demon King, are the only demons left. "Demons were born of the Chaos Flame, but the flame has not survived, and the demons are a dying race." - Soul of a Demon

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else, such as name translations or voice actors.

 

 

 




    • 08 Jul 2017 06:28  

      Discovered a potential glitch when fighting in the Catacombs. I ran over to the mimic to try to get him to use the fire trick, but he decided to run up the stairs to try and melee me instead. I think he's too tall for the walkway so he got stuck about halfway. I attacked him from range and occasionally he would become aggressive and charge at me, but if i took a step forward he would be pushed back to the same spot where he started glitching. Just rinse and repeat until he died. Any one else encounter/can replicate this?

      • Anonymous

        01 Jul 2017 02:32  

        "Skeletons will attack the Demon in Carthus"
        IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT
        IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT
        RISE MY MINIONS TO YOUR MASTER

        • Anonymous

          13 May 2017 12:37  

          You can use the Rapport pyromancy against this Demon (the magic which charms the enemy and making them a temporary ally), at least fir the one of the Catacombs of Carthus. Don't know if it works for the one of the Undead Settlement, but it should !
          First time I used the Rapport pyromancy against this dude on ng +, I was so surprised it worked !
          For me, it's the easiest way to kill him.
          My English is very bad, hope everything I wrote makes sense.

          • Anonymous

            15 Apr 2017 19:46  

            When I used Great Magic Weapon( 123 spellbuff from Sorcerer Staff +3) + Bandit Dagger( +4), I killed the fire demon in about 30 seconds, lmao. Possible weakness to magic or dagger spam stronk?

            • Anonymous

              11 Feb 2017 14:56  

              Found a glitch where pulling the Demon to the entry door (Catacombs) and triggering his jump attack will occasionally send him into a rampant ragdoll seizure plummetting through the map after he has been taken down halfway.

              This is an instant kill and did net me the would after about 40 seconds. Kill zone must be far down haha

              • Anonymous

                26 Jan 2017 09:50  

                So I used the spook spell to sneak my way to the other building, it succeeded and hasn't set the demon and siegward dialogue, I have a funny feeling it could be one of the only things left that hasn't been discovered? Also mayhaps putting the fires out without being seen could potentiall help he situation? Gods luck dark souls peps :) :)

                • Anonymous

                  22 Jan 2017 15:53  

                  Undead Settlement, get the irithyl sword from the outrider at the bottom of the elevator. i think it makes good damage even not upgraded. I stand on the wall and attack him from there, while siegward was tanking him.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Jan 2017 02:00  

                    Or, run right past him and down the stairs at the at the end of the room. From the BOTTOM of the stairwell he can't hit you and there's a bonfire right around the corner. Easiest cheese in the whole game.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Dec 2016 10:29  

                      In the catacombs, if the mimic doesnt kill him, run around the lower area and spawn all the skeletons. They'll take care of the demon for you ez.

                      • Anonymous

                        Parrying09 Oct 2016 19:15  

                        is this monster parryable? Seems like a silly question.. but don't have an answer because i suck at parrying

                        • Anonymous

                          Catacombs of Carthus demon06 Oct 2016 08:27  

                          If you dodge when he charges at you, you can get him to fall down to where all the reanimating skeletons are and let them go to town.

                          • Anonymous

                            really easy magic win - should be on the main guide17 Sep 2016 14:06  

                            if you can lure the demon to the doorway before you met him (which is very easy), you can hide behind the door and he cannot pass, allowing you to kill him completely safely with any kind of magic (although pyromancy will take significantly longer for obvious reasons). he also runs back to the doorway every time he is hit, meaning there is no need to keep putting yourself in harms way to lure him back.

                            • Anonymous

                              Undead settlement drop10 Jul 2016 23:44  

                              Does the demon on the settlement drop its soul? I don't remember receiving nothing but on soul transposition I can se the items it makes (hammer and knucles) without ever acquiring it.

                              • Anonymous

                                Easy Catacomb Fight01 Jul 2016 08:01  

                                I managed to get all of the skeletons to kill the demon for me by agroing them and then running past the demon and up the stairs. It may take a couple of runs for the skeletons to win, but if they don't, they will take his health down a good chunk, making him easier.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Cheap Strategy20 Jun 2016 01:21  

                                  I'm sure other people have done this, but I actually accidentally came across this strategy. In the Undead Settlement, I had talked to Seigward, went half way up the elevator and jumped off onto the wooden platform. Then I saw Seigward was there now, sitting on the edge talking to me. I egsausted his dialogue and tried to climb down. When I got to the bottom, I suddenly noticed the demon and hid in a corner to think about my strategy. Suddenly, I heard Seigward say something like "No no, we should have waited! Oh well, I'll fight along side thee". Then I realized he came down to help fight the demon who was now coming after me and I tried to help him, that is until I realized Seigward didn't seem to have a health bar. After that I basically just sat in the corner and let Seigward beat the hell out of him. GG demon.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Weakness07 Jun 2016 22:47  

                                    These (like their old king) are weak to dark magic, ng+3 black fire orb did 497 per orb, whereas chaos bed vestiges were under 200.

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