Soul of a Demon is a Boss Soul in Dark Souls 3.

Soul of a Demon

Soul of a demon. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength.

Use to acquire numerous souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.

Demons were born of the Chaos Flame, but the flame has not survived, and the demons are a dying race.


Soul of a Demon Usage



Soul of a Demon Locations

  • Defeat the Fire Demon in the Catacombs of Carthus. It can be found by hitting the ropes on the wooden bridge in the room just before the High Lord Wolnir boss fight. After the animation ends, you can descend the bridge like a ladder to access a pathway to the demon's room. 




  • You can acquire this soul without fighting the demon. When you enter the room  where the demon is located, aggro him and lead him up the stairs and onto the platform beside the chest. Strike the chest, and roll off the ledge. The mimic will defeat the demon(most likely). Alternatively, you can bait the demon to attack the sleketons, and the skeletons will crowd the demon.




  • This is one of the few major enemies which can normally be attacked by other enemies. Both the mimic and the respawning skeletons can aggro onto the demon and deal significant damage to him. In terms of lore, this suggests one possible way the demon race has been almost destroyed. As the chaos flame weakened, the world the demons controlled turned against them. 

    • Anonymous

      umm srsly27 Sep 2016 20:56  

      i freaked when seeing him now ng 5 and want his wepons for achivements but im scared yolo see u if i survive

      • Anonymous

        Another demon location.18 Apr 2016 17:02  

        From the Farron covenant room bonfire, go all the way up and there's another demon. This one doesn't shoot fireballs, but instead spits rocks.

        • Anonymous

          Bow and Arrow (or Magic) Method.17 Apr 2016 03:10  

          He can't fit through the door back towards the bridge, so you can aggro him up the stairs and just use a bow or spells to kill him while standing behind the doorway.

          • Anonymous

            Did not receive soul of a demon?14 Apr 2016 22:44  

            I killed the Fire Demon but only received the Fire Gem, i did not receive the Soul of a Demon? Bug perhaps?

            • Anonymous

              incorrect drop information13 Apr 2016 17:50  

              it is not dropped from old demon king, but instead from the demon guarding the entrance to that area, after the broken bridge

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