Desert Pyromancer Zoey



Enemy Type Pyromancer
Weakness Vow of Silence, Fire, Strike
Resistances Frost
Immune Poison/Toxic

Desert Pyromancer Zoey is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC


Enemy Description

  • Zoey, descendant of the desert pyromancers. She uses the Flame Fan, a pyromancy which conjures and brushes a fan left and right. She possessed true beauty, as did all the desert pyromancers, but hers did not poison, and so she became the unassuming queen of the feeble ones.

  • She is accompanied by two Hollow slaves.


Combat Information

  • Wields Whip (RH) and Pyromancy Flame (LH).
  • Casts: Fire Orb and Flame Fan
  • Her whip at melee distance does significant damage. Melee fighters should approach with caution and block and dodge a lot and equip high protective Armor.
  • Vulnerable to Vow of Silence, which prevents her from casting spells.
  • Weak to Fire and Strike.
  • Resistant to Frost.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic.
  • Uses 2 Estus flasks during the fight.
  • Drops Flame Fan.


Notes & Trivia

  • She wears the Desert Pyromancer Set.
  • Can be killed by Harald Legion Knight.
  • Identically-dressed humans, also called Desert Sorceresses, appeared in Dark Souls II.
  • Players can eliminate her by pushing her off the cliff, at least up to NG+3, even if she has full health.





Variation Name

Location Drops
The Dreg Heap  ??  ?? Flame Flan



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    • Anonymous

      17 Dec 2017 08:12  

      Desert Pyromancer Zoey is a very clear example of something i've said about FromSoft in the past. While they make fantastic difficult games, no one at FromSoft seems to know when something is too much. Zoey is overboard in how much damage she does, how much she can take, and its absolutely ridiculous that she has infinite FP. Sure, give her ashen estus flasks if you must, but infinite FP is just ridiculous.

      I hope that they don't continue this trend of creating horribly bull*****NPCs in Shadows Die Twice, or whatever the game ends up being called. Enemy NPCs at least should be forced to follow the rules to player has to abide by, if they're also going to get the benefits the player gets.

      • 27 Oct 2017 05:37  

        Her damage is insane, even on NG.

        Pro Tip: You can aggro the Thralls before her with a bow. I managed to pull the left and kill it before cleaving the second during our duel. She ended up killing me regardless because her infinite Fan + Poise Break swing combo automatically deals about 700-800 damage to me in some of my best armor with the +3 Steel Protection ring.

        The DLC NPCs are stupidly overpowered with their infinite attack spams. All of them also swing as fast as the fastest weapons and recover faster than you. I hate cheesing them, but it's absolutely unfair to fight them like other NPCs or players.

        • Anonymous

          26 Oct 2017 08:22  

          She won't die if you knock her off the ledge into the swamp because of the negated fall damage on this map, but the good news is, neither will you. I killed her with a well-timed plunging attack... but then a Harald Knight that I didn't know was there killed me in one hit, lmfao.

          • Anonymous

            05 Oct 2017 01:11  

            First time I saw her I thought it's somebody invading me.
            Name "Zoey" really feels so unusual in Dark Souls lore.

            • 03 Sep 2017 20:06  

              Interesting note that if you have a phantom or any sort of ally, if they have her attention she will ignore you mostly even if you block her path. Either use this to backstab her or potentially use the Dark Hand weapon art to steal life out of her chest.

              • Anonymous

                31 Jul 2017 04:19  

                Undead Settlement Demon: Thanks Seigward
                Stray Demon: Meh
                Tomb Demon: Abuse the stairs
                Old Demon King: Why does Swamp Cuck last longer than Tsorig?
                Demon Prince: Kinda annoying, but whatever
                All 4 Lords of Cinder: This is fairly leveled against me it seems.
                Player Made Pyromancy Builds: OMG just stop flinging easily dodged spells, you look sad.


                • Anonymous

                  17 Jul 2017 20:21  

                  She isn't immune to toxic, but she has very high resistance to it, and it's not at all worth the struggle.

                  If you're having trouble, use a whip, as she dodges poorly against them.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Jul 2017 19:10  

                    I was having trouble, but then I tried ferron greatsword. Dodge a fireball, do a full two handed alternate light attack combo, she can't do a thing.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Jun 2017 23:16  

                      She can be injured by the Harald Knights. They won't aggro on her but their attacks WILL hurt her. With some careful kiting you can get them to kill her.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Jun 2017 22:36  

                        It's worth noting that Zoey won't die from a fall unless she falls on one of the branches. If she falls onto the ash, or into the swamp, the fall-breaking nature of the ash will prevent any fall damage. She's also completely immune to poison, and probably toxic too.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jun 2017 00:36  

                          Fought her at lvl 20 with un-upgraded weapons only.

                          Tried to poison her with storytellers staff, didn't work (worked on the pyromuncher in the other DLC). Tried stunlocking her with doublehanded Lothric Knight Greatsword, she broke MY poise with her wip(?!). Tried shooting her with bow and arrows while dodging her fireballs, I did 18 damage and she took three quarters of my life with one ball. Good trade. Tried to lure her to a high branch and throw firebombs at her so she would fall, guess what - didn't work and I ran out of bombs. Other encounters when I didn't try to push her out into the air she sometimes fell down on her own in the green muck... and of course took no fall damage nor poison damage, in stead she had time to estus up while i was going after her. I honestly can't remember how I finally beat her. Must have been out of my mind. I think I just ran back and forth with a greatsword whacking her with one hit, cursing and chugging estus.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Jun 2017 01:37  

                            Just stunlock her with charged ugs poke attack. I used profaned gs. It knocks her down guaranteed every hit, and you can charge the next hit as she stands back up. Makes her into a piece of cake.

                            Side note: this trick works on every non large enemy in the game, even Friede.

                            • Anonymous

                              29 May 2017 14:37  

                              Just make her drop to the Harald knight ( big knight with blackhole instead head ) under tree-path to her. Aggro her and stay on roofs nearby, use it as barrier. She nearly always walk so thralls comes first ( easy to dispatch 1 by 1). She will keep spam fireballs in roof between you and strafing left and right, eventually she will drop to the swamp. It won't do dmg but drop after her and aggro harald while staying near to her (best to run trough as his attacks are easier to avoid than hers), our briefly ally will squish her in few hits. Arrows seems to be totally useless as she roll right after every shot at least after shes aggroed. Whip dmg is riddiculus even at full armor.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 May 2017 20:43  

                                Screw her. Screw this NPC. On NG+7 she WILL two shot you with that damn fan because it stun locks you and takes out 50% of your health. Also screw how NPC enemies have infinite FP. It gets bloody annoying when she just keeps using that bloody fan over an over again.

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