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Cathedral Evangelist

Enemy Type Undead?
Weakness Frost
Resistances Fire, Strike
Immune ??

Cathedral Evangelist is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

  • Commonly referred to as Evangelists, after the name of their armor set.
  • Often mocks you or chant, even when not actively attacking.

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Combat Information

  • Casts Gnaw (slow, heavily homing insect swarm, minor damage with heavy bleed build-up) at range, but uses Immolation for a surprise hug at melee distance (grab, heavy fire damage).
  • Mace and book attacks can be parried and followed up with a riposte.
  • The color of the glow from her spellbook shows which spell is coming, pale yellow for the former and smoldering orange for the latter.
  • Can swing a large mace and club people with her spellbook.
  • The mace is very dangerous if it connects, but slow and leaves openings. The bible thump comes out much faster and is mostly used in self-defense to interrupt your combo.
  • Best taken out at range - grapple attack often triggers during your combos, and mace has powerful knockdown/stamina effect.
  • Evangelists have more poise than most enemies, raising the appeal of using heavy weapons in melee combat.
  • One of the only enemies to call out their attacks with spoken words, as introduced in Bloodborne. Specifically the immolation hug, the rest is just mad cackling and mumbling.
    • "Oh, child... [FWOOSH] ...come to me!"
    • "I'll cleanse the- [FWOOSH] ...bastard's curse!"

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Appearence of Cathedral Evangelists seems to be inspired by  Mozgus from the Berserk series-- one of the Chief Inquisitors of the Holy See Religious Order, a religious fanatic who grealy emphasizes his religion in everything he does and acts with great zeal in his quest to purge the world of "heretics". In addition to that the appearence of the "Hollow Slaves" seems to be inspired by one of  Mozgus desciples -- the Imp (smallest of the desciples with similar physique and mask).
  • The Cathedral Evangelist bears a striking resemblance to the Fat Officials from Demon's Souls.
  • Knocking her down very close to the player will occasionally knock down the player as well, dealing very little damage and causing a long wakeup animation.
  • On her belt are several real-life torture implements, including a Pear of Anguish.
  • The Evangelist in front of the big tree in Undead Settlement, where the Estus Shard is located, is praying with her hat off.
  • The Evangelists are voiced by Clare Corbett, who also voiced many other characters in the Souls games, such as Saint Astraea, Gwynevere, Priscillia, and Alsanna.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Studio Ghibli04 Sep 2016 19:52  

      They remind me of some of the witches of the famous animation Studio Ghibli movies like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Both are Japanese studios who regularly go for the European style of fantasy but seem to incorporate stereotypical Japanese mythological quirks of obscure entities or beings that at face-value seem similar but is more like Santa getting dealt with the Norse gnome-style because of his (creep) gnomish tendencies.

      • Anonymous

        possible dlc Entrance22 Aug 2016 02:27  

        is it possible that the one in vally could be related to the dlc<br/>you cant access that one if you are cooping so i though of it as a possibilitie

        • Anonymous

          Stronger Inside21 Jun 2016 21:08  

          The one inside the cathedral, past the giant is much stronger than the ones in Undead Settlement and the one outside Cathedral of the Deep. Just swings away mercilessly and its hard to dodge in the narrow passage.

          • female?07 Jun 2016 16:22  

            i read that they are all women some where is this true? i killed the one in irithyll and looked closely with the bow it looks like it has a thin gray beard

            • Lol I just read the Fat Official trivia.03 May 2016 12:47  

              Fat Officials from Demon Souls are the Evangelist's ex husband. That is why she goes around saying "ill cleanse the bastard"<br/><br/>I think the Evangelist would pwn the Fat Official in a 1v1. He would get wrecked with Spiked Mace into a fire hug.

              • Seems Dark Souls 3 has some Beserk anime influences.03 May 2016 12:40  

                Mozgus of St. Albion<br/>http://img09.deviantart.net/a02b/i/2008/180/d/c/st_mozgus_of_albion_by_vee209.jpg

                • Anonymous

                  appearance23 Apr 2016 02:12  

                  It looks to me like their appearance is based on the fat officials from Demon's Souls, not Mozgus. Makes more sense too as it would be included as a throwback to a previous entry in the souls games rather than an obscure reference to a manga.

                  • Anonymous

                    Made male on accident?22 Apr 2016 09:10  

                    "She" has grey chin hair its really weird "she" laughs like a man, but has a feminine voice and the lore states their all female but they look so male in the face espically with a grey goatee. i don't get it

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