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


Soul of a Demon (Catacombs)

Fire Gem (Undead Settlement)

Weak Resistant Immune
Black Knight's Weapons Dark Fire Fire
PoisonPoison & Toxic
Bleed Bleed
Frost Frost

Demon is an enemy in Dark Souls 3


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.


Demon 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.


Demon 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 (??)
  • Other: Fire Gem (Undead Settlement), Soul of a Demon (Catacombs of Carthus). 


Demon Combat Information






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

First Phase
Name Description



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
  • The Demons of DS3 are part of an overarching theme that links chaos to vegetation, and which involves The Bed of Chaos from DS1 (read theory).


Notes & Trivia

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



    • Anonymous

      24 Apr 2019 22:29  

      Fun fact: the skeleton at the feet of the one in the Catacombs, under the boss arena before the Smouldering Lake, will attack the Demon. I don't know if the Demon hit him or what, but I went down the stairs a little too far while cheesing the mini-boss (letting him come up the stairs, hitting him as he slowly walks backwards down it, then hiding to the right when he spits fire and repeating) and for some reason the skeleton stopped attacking me and finished off the last few hits on the Demon for me.

      • Anonymous

        31 Jan 2019 22:15  

        Immune to frostbite is a lie... i tuned him off every time i hit with irythil sword (he become whiter). Then he uses somekind aoe blast to turn his fire back on. Absolute abuse strategy to just turn him of with that sword, place a few hits, run away from blast and come again.

        • Anonymous

          26 Oct 2018 09:34  

          Just going through NG++, and tried to bait the Mimic to help out for the Fire Demon on the way to the Smoldering Lake. That Mimic single handedly destroyed the Demon. They got locked into some sort of animation loop where the Mimic kept getting it's large golf-swing kick attack in, staggered the Demon, and the Mimic went straight for the kick again while the Demon tried to wind up for an attack before getting staggered out of it again. Yep, that Mimic stagger locked and killed the Demon for me, all by itself. Best Mimic ever.

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2018 23:39  

            Magic and lightning also do respectable damage against these enemies. Also, you can lure the Knight Slayer Tsorig invader to the demons area and use a Seed of a Giant Tree to make them both fight.

            • Anonymous

              28 Nov 2017 06:15  

              a bit of a paradox that "chaos" is based on faith and intelligence but the "chaos-creatures" have always a huge chunk of str within their builds if I look at their weapons (Hammer, axe, Demon fists).

              • Anonymous

                03 Nov 2017 17:57  

                I got him to destroy the bonfires around him by dodging his attacks when near one. But Seigward died. It could be part of the key to making him less “overheated”. Maybe this in combination with some sneaking and Rapport can make him friendly without Siegward dying. Maybe show up befor Seigward?

                • Anonymous

                  17 Oct 2017 00:24  

                  Love leading em into the skeletons and letting them butt***** em. Mimic vs the demon seems to be weird though. Both the mimic and demon seem to be able to just about one hit each other. Mimic with that spin kick, while the demon and the flame breath. Least from the times I was able to get them to fight.

                  • 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.

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