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Angel is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC.


Angel Enemy Description

  • The Angel is a large and extremely aggressive aerial based enemy that barrages the player with beams of light that do a considerable amount of damage. Before each volley of projectiles, the Angel will emit a loud scream to indicate an upcoming attack.
  • Angels can also cast a blessing which inflicts curse buildup if their projectile volley is blocked by the environment.
  • After completing The Ringed City DLC an Angel will spawn near first bonfire in The Dreg Heap. That version is not aggresive. However, if you killed the Old Stone Humped Hag, it will be agressive and unkillable.


Angel Combat Information

  • They are extremely difficult to kill. This hints that they are not meant to be dispatched by the player directly, therefore running and dodging their projectiles is the best course of action.
  • If standing too long in a spot where an Angel cannot harm the player using its magic volley, it will inflict curse damage on the player. This attack can be avoided by observing if the Angel is spinning and a golden aura beginning to surround the player. The moment this attack is cast is a good occasion to run to next hideout.
  • Use of the Carthus Bloodring and a stamina buff such as Green Blossom is recommended, with the Carthus Bloodring giving more rolling invincibility frames and a higher stamina regeneration rate with the Green Blossom.
  • Each angel has a corresponding tree-like pilgrim, killing the pilgrim that is linked to it will defeat the angels permanently. Tree-like pilgrims does not respawn.
  • Tree-like pilgrim resurrect their corresponding Angel automatically if it is dispatched by the player. Attacking the Angel without destroying its corresponding Tree-like pilgrim is not advised.
  • Using the Sorcery Hidden Body will cause Angels to ignore you, allowing you to pass through areas without being attacked. It is recommended to re-apply Hidden Body before the effect wears off to avoid being attacked.


Angel Notes & Trivia

  • The overall design of the Angel is reminiscent of the Moonlight Butterfly from Dark Souls 1 due to it being a winged creature that attacks the player with projectiles which inflict magic damage.
  • Angels bear some similarities to the Darklurkers from Dark Souls 2.


Angel Gallery



Angel Variations

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Ancient Wyvern (Mob)  ♦  Ascended Winged Knight  ♦  Basilisk  ♦  Black Knight  ♦  Boreal Outrider Knight  ♦  Caged Hollow  ♦  Carthus Sandworm  ♦  Carthus Swordsman Skeleton  ♦  Cathedral Evangelist  ♦  Cathedral Grave Warden  ♦  Cathedral Knight  ♦  Clawed Curse  ♦  Corvian  ♦  Corvian Knight  ♦  Corvian Settler (Enemy)  ♦  Corvian Storyteller  ♦  Court Sorcerer  ♦  Crystal Lizard  ♦  Crystal Sage (Mob)  ♦  Darkwraith  ♦  Deacon  ♦  Deacon of the Deep  ♦  Deep Accursed  ♦  Demon  ♦  Demon Statue  ♦  Desert Pyromancer Zoey  ♦  Devout Hollow  ♦  Devout of the Deep  ♦  Drakeblood Knight  ♦  Elder Ghru  ♦  Elite Hollow Soldier  ♦  Farron Follower  ♦  Fire Witch  ♦  Gargoyle  ♦  Ghru Conjurator  ♦  Ghru Grunt  ♦  Ghru Leaper  ♦  Giant Avelyn  ♦  Giant Crab  ♦  Giant Fly  ♦  Giant Serpent-Man  ♦  Giant Slave  ♦  Grand Archives Scholar  ♦  Grave Warden  ♦  Gravewarden Skeleton  ♦  Greater Crab  ♦  Grotesque Londor Grower  ♦  Harald Legion Knight  ♦  Havel Knight  ♦  Hollow  ♦  Hollow Assassin  ♦  Hollow Cleric  ♦  Hollow Manservant  ♦  Hollow Priest  ♦  Hollow Slave  ♦  Hollow Soldier  ♦  Infested Corpse  ♦  Irithyllian Slave  ♦  Iron Dragonslayer  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator  ♦  Large Hollow Soldier  ♦  Lesser Crab  ♦  Lothric Knight  ♦  Lothric Wyvern  ♦  Lycanthrope  ♦  Lycanthrope Hunter  ♦  Mad Ghru  ♦  Madwoman  ♦  Maggot-grub  ♦  Man-grub  ♦  Man-Serpent Summoner  ♦  Millwood Chieftain  ♦  Millwood Knight  ♦  Mimic  ♦  Minor Skeleton  ♦  Monstrosity of Sin  ♦  Murkman  ♦  Murkmen  ♦  Overgrown Lothric Knight  ♦  Peasant Hollow  ♦  Poisonhorn Bug  ♦  Pontiff Knight  ♦  Pus of Man  ♦  Rapier Champion  ♦  Rat  ♦  Ravenous Crystal Lizard  ♦  Reanimated Corpse  ♦  Ringed Knight  ♦  Rock Lizard  ♦  Root Skeleton  ♦  Rotten Flesh of Aldrich  ♦  Rotten Slug  ♦  Serpent-man  ♦  Sewer Centipede  ♦  Silver Knight  ♦  Skeleton  ♦  Skeleton Ball  ♦  Skeleton Elites  ♦  Skeleton Wheel  ♦  Skeletons  ♦  Smoldering Ghru  ♦  Smoldering Rotten Flesh  ♦  Starved Hound  ♦  Sulyvahn's Beast  ♦  Thrall  ♦  Tree Woman  ♦  Winged Knight  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Wretch


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    • Anonymous

      16 Jun 2021 14:15  

      After clearing the whole DLC I went back to the Dreg Heap bonfire to get the old woman ash and then there's this one angel that had never been there when I first entered the place suddenly appeared. What the hell?

      • Anonymous

        04 May 2021 09:56  

        You might as well also said they are linked to the white winged evangelion.....
        The pilgrim is the true body, not master or summoner. THIS IS A JOJO REFERENCE!

        • Anonymous

          13 Apr 2021 08:58  

          Omg guys you wont believe it but i somehow killed one of them and guess what after about 30 second another one spawned!!!! So this tree-hollow things (their master or summoners) must die if you want to stop them.

          • 02 Mar 2021 04:59  

            Reminds me of the Man-Serpent Summoners from the Archdragon Peak. I doubt there's any relation with it, of course, but their long bodies even on a most shallow level seem reminiscent of the man-serpents' necks.

            • Anonymous

              06 Feb 2021 19:55  

              I believe the overall inspiration for the design of the angels was the ethereal/spirit form of grove from the vampire hunter D: bloodlust animated film.

              • Anonymous

                03 Dec 2020 23:00  

                Sometimes I wonder if the faded "white flame" that the Way of White worshipped in DS1 had to do with the angels. Allfather Lloyd founded the Way of White before Gwyn's Age of Fire, before they allied to his pantheon. And when you think about it, weaker miracles of the Way of White appear more pale, whereas the closer the magic is to Gwyn's family, the more orange it becomes.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Aug 2020 08:42  

                  there's basically no way to avoid them when they're attacking towards or perpendicularly to your moving direction. Isn't that so much fun

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Apr 2020 17:11  

                    I used Young White Branch, the angel will completely ignore you. It was funny af running around as a pillar.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Feb 2020 15:48  

                      If you don't have the vigor to risk dodging, try using a greatshield to block the beams. It works well, at least if you can face towards the angels while moving.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Feb 2020 12:41  

                        I really like the idea that the darklurker from ds3 is related to angels, add some more depth to the lore, and makes you wonder about their worshippers. And IF true is the darklurker the true form of an angel or a corrupted one, or maybe just a different kind, or some mutation

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