Demon Prince

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General Info
hp souls Location
7045 100,000 Dreg Heap
Drops Soul of the Demon Prince
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Bleed
Black Knight Weapons
Slash
icon firebonusFire icon wp frostFrost
icon poisonres.pngPoison/Toxic

Demon Prince is a Boss in Dark Souls 3, available with the Ringed City DLC. This Dark Souls 3 Demon Prince Guide features locations, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Demon Prince easily, as well as tips, weaknesses, trivia and lore notes for the Demon Prince boss.

After defeating the Demon in Pain & Demon From Below, fire gathers inside the corpse of the last demon killed, and a few seconds later, there is an explosion with a small AoE revealing the Demon Prince. A pair of large wings sprout from the Demon Prince's back and they have a different set of attacks based on which demon was killed in the first phase.

Having fire resistance will be a huge boon in this fight due to how many fire attacks the Demon Prince does. This boss is optional to finish the base game, but must be defeated in order to reach The Ringed City. Two NPCs can be summoned to help you in the fight against the Demon Prince:

  • Slave Knight Gael - Summon sign can be found beside the Bonfire before the fight.
  • Lapp - Summon sign can be found on the ledge before you drop down.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that drop Boss Souls capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, and Items for the player.

 

Dark Souls 3 Demon Prince Location

Where to find the Demon Prince in Dark Souls 3?

 

Demon Prince Drops

What do you get from defeating the Demon Prince in Dark Souls 3?

  • Souls: NG (100,000) | NG+ (150,000) | NG++ (165,000) | NG+3 (180,000) | NG+4 (168,750) | NG+9 (255,000)
  • Co-Op Souls: NG (25,000) | NG+ (37,500) | NG++ (41,250) | NG+6 (53,412)
  • Other: Soul of the Demon Prince

 

Demon Prince Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting the Demon Prince in Dark Souls 3?

 

Demon Prince Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 7,045 7,151 7,866 8,223 8,581 9,296 9,654 9,705
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 53% 54% 45% 52% 62% 90% 63% 61%

 

Dark Souls 3 Demon Prince Boss Guide & Strategies

DS3 Demon Prince Video Strategy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dark Souls 3 Demon Prince Attacks

Demon Prince has 2 different phases, depending on which of Demons (in Pain/from Below) was slain last.

Demon Prince
Flaming Reunion After killing last demon (Demon in Pain OR Demon from Below), fire gathers inside its corpse. Few second later there is an explosion with small AoE dealing fire damage for 50% of attack's duration, which ignites the boss fight arena. This move opens the fight with Demon Prince and he does not use it later.
Fireball Creates a ball of fire in his right hand and leaps up, throwing it towards the player and then landing a few feet away from its original position.
Fiery Swoop Flies up and swoops down, slashing the ground with its claws in a forward motion and leaving a pool of lava.
Critical Grab Demon Prince - twice - tries to grab player. If he succeds, he throws him on a medium distance dealing physical damage.
Triple Seething Chaos Demon Prince throws 3 fireballs on small distance, which acts identical to Seething Chaos spell. Deals high fire damage.
Air Wave Demon Prince uses his wings to create an air wave, which knocks out player, and lands few feets away. Deals no damage, but may put player in a difficult situation. Usually used before Fireball Shower or Laser Beam.
Fire Serpent Demon Prince rotates 180 degrees and attacks ground with his right claw. This attack releases a Fire Serpent, which acts similar to "Black Serpent" spell. Deals physical and fire damage. Often appears after Modified normal moveset.
Modified normal moveset Demon Prince will strike with his claws in a similar way, as Demon in Pain or Demon from Below in "flame" mode. This time however, these attacks are far more aggressive and faster.
Fiery Shout Demon Prince tries to scare off enemy by performing a fiery shout. Sometimes performs after regular attacks. 
Floating Chaos (Red Variant) Casts an enhanced version of Floating Chaos that fires at the player. Usually leads to Fireball Shower. Only available when the Demon Prince is revived from the red Demon from Below. Note: After Demon Prince death, they instantly disappear.
Quick Floating Chaos + Fire Serpent (Red Variant) Demon Prince casts a short version of Floating Chaos and flies away. Then he moves his right arm to the back (like he is scared of something) and attacks swiftly with his hand, what releases a Fire Serpent. Only available when the Demon Prince is revived from the red Demon from Below.
Fireball Shower (Red Variant) A follow up after casting Floating Chaos, the Demon Prince builds up a ball of flame from its mouth that results in fireballs chasing player and - if they manage to hit - deal very high fire damage. Good chance to get some hits in. Cue for evacuation would be the bright flare after casting. If Demon Prince is staggered at this moment, fireballs will fall around him. Only available when the Demon Prince is revived from the red Demon from Below. 
Laser Beam (Orange Variant) A sweeping laser beam that does massive damage if connected. Lasts for quite a while as the Demon Prince sweeps it left and right. If dodged correctly, the player can punish for massive amounts of damage by simply staying behind the Demon Prince. Can be easily avoided by performing a "Stretch Out" gesture. Usually leads to Laser Burst. Only available when the Demon Prince is revived from the orange Demon in Pain.
Laser Burst (Orange Variant) An explosive beam that does damage through the beam itself and also in an AoE around the Demon Prince's head. Usually cast right after the laser beam. The player can get behind the Prince and continue their combos without getting severely damaged. Can be easily avoided by performing a "Stretch Out" gesture. Only available when the Demon Prince is revived from the orange Demon in Pain.

How to fight and beat the Demon Prince

Strategy 1 (Melee Co-op)

For this strategy, you have to play Co-op. Many say to use only one summon, but using both Amnesiac Lapp and Slave Knight Gael is an amazing combination because they heal themselves constantly, and draw aggro so the player can have huge windows to do damage. If the player is adamant about using only one, or is doing better with just one for some reason, it is better to choose Lapp as he does similar damage to Gael, but takes more damage easier than Gael does.

Phase 1 :
In this phase, while Gael or a player aggroes Demon in Pain, you will focus on Demon from Below. Now, the strategy will change depending on if the Demon from Below is or not on fire. An important note is that a good shield for this fight that resists high physical and fire can come in handy blocking their attacks.

If the demon you're facing is burning, then you'll mostly want to stay under or behind his legs, as he will have difficulties reaching you to make damages, while you'll be able to attack him all you want. Now, it might seem like a really basic advice, but don't use up all your stamina, since you'll need it if you have to dodge. Green Blossoms can help, in order to land more attacks, while still being able to dodge after.

If the demon you're facing isn't on fire, stick to his face like a bubble-gum sticks under a high schooler's desk. This way, if the demon barfs, you won't get hit nor poisoned. However, if he slowly rises on his legs while raising his arms, that means he wants to slam you, so turn around him, and dodge if necessary, then go back to his face.

When your demon is dead, go finish the other. Now, the second phase begins.

Phase 2 :
In this phase, you're fighting the Demon Prince, who is always burning. Simply repeat the strategy for the burning demon by staying under or behind his legs, as his physical attacks will be almost if not the same. Be wary of two things though: his charge, and his magma shower.

For his charge, he will create some distance between you and himself, and then charge you while leaving fire in his trail. I don't really have advice for dodging him, since I only got hit once, while the other time he tried it on me, he completely missed me, so you're on your own for this.

His magma shower will happen after he makes 2 floating turret-like fire orbs, which is followed up by spewing fire in the sky after making some distance between both of you. Now, I advise you to do what you can to interrupt him, while dodging the projectiles shot at you by the fire turrets.

The three demons can actually be staggered, and then you can land a critical hit by attacking their face.

Finally, just be patient, focus and attack when you can. Good luck!

 

Strategy 2 (Melee solo)

First Phase:
First of all, if you stay in the ring at the beginning (don't cross the bricks) both demons will always begin with same moves. Staying still and charging R2 to attack the demon who's jump attack barely misses you is a good way to get some easy damage in. Also they do not immediately regroup so focusing on one demon at the beginning and killing it fast before the other drifts too close is a solid strategy.

This phase is all about free camera, staying near one demon to fish for attacks and dodging below it as soon as it attacks. However, unlike with Lud and Zallen in Dark Souls 2, a demon can melee attack you through the other one so staying below one is not a safe place from the other

Phase 2, The prince:
Three rules of thumb: get near it, walk right and always stay locked on. This way you will mostly trigger short range moves that are punishable just by rolling below it and attacking like before. Staying locked on helps when it jumps up to do explosive punch dive. It is very difficult to dodge blindly. If it does a short jump behind you while you are near, it will always either swing too or punch the floor creating a homing fire trail.

If its right hand slowly forms a fireball it is about to jump up and throw a homing fireball at you. It always jumps little backwards so blindly running towards the direction of where its back was facing usually avoids the attack and let you close in and attack before it recovers.

If it slowly summons two fireballs it is later about to jump away and conjure the meteor shower. Both are excellent opportunities to attack and hope for a chance to stun and visceral attack it. Great thing is, if you stun it during the summoning of first two fireballs, it will do it again after it recovers from your visceral attack.

In conjunction, the below includes a playbook:

  1. The boss fight will open up with both the Demon In Pain, which is on the right, and Demon From Below, which is on the left. The Demon From Below will be glowing a bright color, and this is a sign that he is doing melee attacks, and berserking at you. He will start off with a delayed jump attack. Roll into his safe spot, which is his rear and side pelvic region, and get in some hits.
  2. In some moments, the Demon From Below will stop glowing, but his brother will start to glow. This means you should focus on the currently glowing brother, as you have to kill both enemies anyway. When a demon is spraying toxic, he is more open to being hit, but it is easy to get flanked by the berserking demon. If you can, hit the demon's head to stun and riposte him for bonus damage. If you can, try to kite the demon who is charging and throwing melee attacks at you so they are separated.
  3. This fight is largely about timing stamina. The bosses want you to think that you can deplete your meter, but their follow up combos are extremely powerful (600-900HP damage per attack easy) and you really don't want to get hit by those. Using a shield here will be foolish, as your stamina will be too drained to do the maximum of five rolls needed to attack.
  4. The timing for these demons' attacks is among the most irregular in the whole game. You have to really be conscious about your dodges because the Demons try to roll-catch, and wait for you to dodge so they can hit you on recovery.
  5. Still talking phase one, the demons will alternate between glowing bright and berserking, so once you punish, get in position to efficiently attack the other Demon. Sometimes, they will both berserk. During those times, just back off, focus on avoiding damage, and let one of them calm down so he won't interrupt you while you are hitting the berserking Demon. Two things you can also do is (again) use the charging demon to separate from the other demon, to buy you some time for hits, as these demons are most dangerous when they are together, hitting you. If you have the charging demon blocking the other demon, you can hit the body part closest to you to minimize the chance of being hit. Very often, hitting the distal portion of its arm will allow you to hit without being hit through the demons body, or "wall-banged", by the other demon.
  6. Now for phase two. The Demon's special attack is either going to be a persisting beam, or a shower of fireballs, followed by an AOE, and floating chaos fireballs. It doesn't matter which one you kill first, but the laser beam demon (Demon From Below, I think) has a much bigger opening, as he is sedentary for about ten seconds while he is firing his laser in a three attack combo (which, I think ends in an AOE). Again, always leave enough stamina to dodge roll up to five times, because any of the three Demons in this fight can kill you in two hits, easy.
  7. For all three parts of the fight (two demons, one demon, then demon prince), keep your punishments short, and focus on out-lasting the bosses. Put the rest of your focus on dodging their insanely fast attacks, as well.
  8. The Demons have a berserk attack where they march toward you, and claw into the ground, repeatedly, much like how a gorilla gallops on its knuckles when it is trying to scare off something. Trying to dodge only one claw saves more stamina than trying to dodge both!
  9. The Demon Prince (third phase) has an attack where he flies and swoops down, grinding his claws into the ground. For this attack, since there is somewhat of a strange zone of effect, dodge rolling to the sides works much better than to the front and back.

 

Strategy 3 (Magic/Pyromancy)

If you have 30 intelligence, equip Pestilent Mist as the damage it deals is a set percentage of the enemy's max HP.

It will deal massive damage in the second phase and some attacks have him standing there without moving for a while. Try to get behind in that situation and cast Pestilent Mist Back off and shoot him with additional spells.

 

Strategy 4 (Dorhys' Gnawing/Bleeding Build)

Recommended to exploit both Phases' weakness.

Equip Dorhys' Gnawing, as a fail safe it is recommended to cast Tears of Denial before you drop down into the fight, also to get at least 1 Phantom (Lapp for example) to distract one of either Demons of your choosing.
It is helpful to equip the following rings: Morne's Ring, Ring of the Sun's First Born & Dusk Crown Ring; if possible also equip Carthus Bloodring for better chances of dodging at the cost of weaker defense. This should however not be a problem since the attacks of either demon are slow by comparison.

The tactic is rather simple: Keep your distance and keep casting Dorhys' Gnawing, roughly every 2nd to 3rd hit resulting in bleed-burst damage. Thanks to Farron Ring you will be able to cast a good number of spells before you will have to consume an Ashen Estus Flask.

Should you be mostly melee focused, it is a good idea to use weapons with high bleed capability, as an example, Exile Greatsword infused with Blood Gem but any bleeding build you are comfortable with will work, preferably with greatswords though.

As a personal recommendation, it is suggested to kill Demon in Pain first as the following fusion of both demons has fewer wide-range attacks and slower attacks that can be dodged easily. Keep repeating the previous steps and dodge Demon Prince's attacks and this fight should be no problem.

 

Demon Prince Lore Theories

Because of the differences in body type between the  Old Demon King and the  Demon Prince, it is unlikely that this boss shares any relation to the Old Demon King. 

Demon Prince Trivia

  • The moveset of the Demon Prince depends on which demon in the first phase is killed last (see "Attacks" information). 
  • If player manages to defeat the second demon (in Pain OR from Below) with a critical strike, the beginning of this fight will look slightly different.
  • Before events of Dark Souls III - as is said in Lorian's Greatsword description - Lorian managed to defeat Demon Prince.
  • Older description of Soul of Demon Prince stated, that he retreated to beneath the Earth. This helped him survive, as Lorian thought he died during battle.
  • Boss fight arena is a devastated Firelink Shrine from Dark Souls I.
  • Demon Prince shares the same tail with the Centipede Demon, a boss from Dark Souls I.
  • In contrast to Dancer of The Boreal Valley and her "fire traces", fire caused by Demon Prince "Flaming Reunion" attack after defeating him will last forever.
  • At one time during development (when there was a Crimson Bat instead of Demon in Pain) the Demon Prince had an additional name - Crimson Prince. This name occurred, when the player defeated Demon from Below instead of Crimson Bat.
  • Bug (during jolly cooperation, very rare): Soon after the beginning of this phase and hitting Demon Prince, despite fact that he is still alive, I got message "Heir of Fire destroyed" and prize for doing it. 
  • Bug (very difficult to achieve in co-op, impossible when solo): If the player manages to perform a critical strike on a last living demon (in Pain OR From Below), while it's HP is 0, 2nd phase will begin instantaneously and Demon Prince will spawn with 1 HP.

 

Demon Prince Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Anyone know how to avoid that attack in phase 2 where he flies in the air and slams the ground with an explosion? Literally the only move i can't figure out how to dodge and it's annoying af because it's so close to 1 hitting me

      • Anonymous

        Pretty fun battle. I did it solo, brought a Black Knight Sword +3 and a handful of Blooming Purple Moss. I was expecting it to be a lot harder from hearing about it over the years and just the concept of a 2 enemy boss, plus a 3rd phase. I was surprised at how relatively easy the first stage was though. From did a really great job with the dual boss fights in DSIII (this, Lothric/Lorian and Friede/Ariandel...though Champions Gravetender/Greatwolf was a bit ehh) They always balance it out by having 1 of the enemies become mostly passive and just use ranged attacks. Phase 1, their attacks and combos aren't too difficult to deal with. Phase 2 is a lot harder. Demon Prince seems like he has way more health, even though he apparently has 20 less? Must have much higher defenses. Not knowing what the Prince's attacks were, I took a lot more damage trying to learn his patterns. I got the meteor version, which I think may be harder than the laser one. Regardless, managed it on my first attempt luckily. All in all, pretty good fight.

        • Anonymous

          Ain’t the demon prince sorta the last demon in the ds 3 world cause the ringed city is at the point of the whole world dying and the demon prince is the only survivor of the demon race and us the unkindled just killed the last demon

          • Anonymous

            Lapp and gael literally went big mode. Those two rapscallions were over here soloing each of the demons while i kinda just provided a morale boost with my shitty sword that deals no damage.

            • Anonymous

              I just solo’d this boss with a three month old baby sleeping on my chest. Didn’t wake the baby up. I was proud of that and had no one else to tell lol

              • Anonymous

                Beat these guys with a Blood Bandit knife + 8 on a strength build of all things. Stayed on them at all times and maxed fire resist

                • Anonymous

                  I main a heavy Large Club this run and it did meh damage in first phase and even less in the second phase. Summoned Lapp and Gael to get it over with and the fight still took forever! My previous run with a sharp Uchi was much easier even solo.

                  • Anonymous

                    i just oneshot this fight blind.. i was under the demons' feet all the time. 10/10 didn't know what was going on

                    • Anonymous

                      I just beat him a while ago for the first time, it took me 7 or 8 attempts, lvl 92. No guide or anything.
                      First I was, damn how am I supposed to win this, but a few attempts where enough to learn their move set, the first phase became really easy and the second it was a matter of staying near him cuz his melee atacks are very easy to dodge, and he won't cast fire attack very often, in the last attempt he never casted the genkidama or those meteorites, they were awful. getting through his legs it's the way to go to evade most of the melee atacks.

                      • Anonymous

                        worst boss hands down, especially if you ever dreamed of doing a pyro build. I breezed through the entire game, and I can barely squeak out 110 damage with a dark hand axe. Not too crazy about this boss

                        • Anonymous

                          Lorian. Your a great brother to lothric but dude. Get better at killing demons because you clearly didn’t finish the job

                          • Anonymous

                            Wow what a lovely day in the dreg heap, I sure hope no one comes in here with the right eye ring and an old wolf curved sword on their back with hollow brigand twindaggers and carthus rouge

                            • Anonymous

                              Holy **** this guy is easy ngl if you have the chad known as Lapp with you. Did it first try with a Refined Flamberge (Stance does a lot of damage) on ng+ Praise be to Lapp

                              • Anonymous

                                Literally a raid boss, summon all your homies and prep for the best endurance boss From has ever made to date

                                • Anonymous

                                  if the boss fight area is the first firelink shrine from DS1, then below it should be New Londo? which means that its close to the abyss right?

                                  • Miracle builds have the advantage here, because while the second phase prince takes half as much damage as the first, bleed still does full damage. Cast dorhys gnawing to bleed him for ~1000 damage every two casts. Also, kill the red demon first so you get the 10 second laser beam in the second phase.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      already died around 15 times to him, closest being 1/10th of prince's hp but I refuse to give up trying to beat him with the onyx blade lmao

                                      • Anonymous

                                        For those who don't know:

                                        The demon in pain variant's super attack, the meteors, is surprisingly simple. The main thing you need to know is that the longer the meteors fly, the greater the boost to their homing is. As such, up close they're more like direct projectiles, but far away, they're heat-seeking missiles. Stay close to him, and only run away when the metors actually start falling.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The information about the resistance is wrong. He's taking more damage from Lightning than Darkness. It's just a few points, but nontheless you're giving false information guys.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            "weak to bleed" - not sure if a lie or my SL20 +3WU run is just that ****. All i know is that i feel no difference when i buff my drang twinspears with bleeding resin.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              died 2 or 3 times against him as pure str greatsword build, put off the fight for 2 days and came back with exile curved greatsword for that slash damage and all the fire res I could get (fire stoneplate ring and fire res buff bought from handmaiden go a long way here), put on bleed buff and green blossom (fairly easy to keep all these buffs up because all 3 Demons have huge downtimes where you can buff in safety) and absolutely decimated him.

                                              any pure strength build that struggles try exiled curve greatsword (since the BK weapons are better as quality builds it seems)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Pretty important thing to note, in this second stage he is resistant to all forms of damage. Dark damage is still reduced from the first stage (if you do 440 damage to the first stage, you do about 210 to the second stage.)

                                                Black knight weapons is the only truly effective thing against him, though a strong bleed weapon can work too, as he can be affected by bleed.

                                                • To everyone that dies to the fireball meteor shower

                                                  If you run away before and you're like half way across the arena, those fireballs have all of that way to follow you, they can turn really easily and that's why you die.

                                                  Instead, stay close to him until he's about to set it off, then when he summons them, run away. This causes the fireballs to not have much space to follow you. Their trajectory gets cut off, smacking the floor.

                                                  Ez

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    "if the demon your facing isnt embered stick to his face like gum sticks to a highschoolers desk" lol who writes that genius content?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This boss in 2nd phase is so tanky, my 800AR Lothric GS was doing like 300 per hit. my lv700 char even died to him once, I mean I was cocky but anyway

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        beyond trash bossfight, there is no reason for him to become so tanky in the second phase, let alone the absurd damage of the fireballs

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For pyromancers I imagine a dark-infused Zweihander or Astora GS would work well due to good poise damage and dark damage (which is the elemental damage DP is weakest to)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            That stupid giant fireball attack gets me everytime I fight him. I can run to the other side of his massive arena and they still manage to hit and oneshot me

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This shrieking retard puts up a nail-biting fight. One of my favorite fights in the game, though it feels tedious with the half-damage in phase 2 at low SLs.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                As seen from many youtube videos... Demon in Pain has a half chopped off left ear, and he will give Demon Prince the meteor shower ability if he is killed last. Demon from Below has 2 full ears (no chopped off), he will give Demon Prince the laser swipe attack if killed last. Both are purple except one will be on flame mode, so not sure how people can see orange or red, perhaps they dunno the flame mode can switch between the 2.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The son of course looked younger than the father. So you mean demon prince must looked fat n old to be related to old demon king? zzz

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Thank you From for feeling the need to redo one of the absolute worst boss fights from DS2. A fight where you spend more time chasing a boss around the arena while he dunks on you that actually fighting the boss. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Sinh the Slumbering Dragon 2.0. Now with twice the cancer and rage induction as the original.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Hi need help. My boyfriend got some weird think like full eyes on the body it’s black what soul I do he’s inside the walks in the Apartament help I’m see it make videos and he’s talk me I’m crazy help

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        +5 Dragon's Tooth + Flash Sweat == high fire resistance + 3xR1 to stagger & crit strike. The critical animation invincibility really helps to get a breather and reposition the camera.

                                                                        The Prince was riding the bonk train. Thomas the Bonk Engine.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Guys if you’re really struggling with this I would recommend using a Carthus curved sword or katana (with buffable infusions) with carthus rogue because it deals slash damage which the demons don’t resist and bleed which they are weak to. This boss is one of the most annoying in the entire game with a very steep health pool, way too many resistances which cripple spell builds, and is generally difficult so simply get a +6-10 bleed slash weapon and try your best. Personally my favorite summon for this fight is Lapp for the defense and stalling but also medium damage so you can pick the demon first, do NOT summon two npcs as this will make the prince have incrediblely high HP and will often end up killing the laser prince which is much easier to dodge than the seething chaos prince

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            For anyone struggling: 1st tip - Black knight weapons 2nd tip - be sure to split them up real proper like, or they are gonna gang up on your ass and beat you to death with claws 3rd and the most important tip - go for the demon in pain 1st because then the second phase has only 1 bullshit attack: laser burst and even that you can dodge because it mostly comes after the zig zag laser beam. And lastly, always dodge EACH of his attacks by rolling to the side. Never forward or backwards.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Mofo was 1 hit away from death and after dying to his bs meteor attack I finally lost it and just summoned Lapp.You bet we cLAPPed that demonic booty after.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                To all Pyros having problems, you don't need to use fire, you can use dark spells and weapons, morning star is really good, because of it's bleed, good damage and staggering power

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Beat him on my 6th try on my first playthrough. Got him down to half on my first try, but got more or less one shot by some fireballs. Black Knight Greatsword is fantastic. Roll close and behind, get a stagger and do a critical strike. Easy.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    they have the names of the demons mixed up the red one is the demon in pain, the orange one is the demon below killing the orange one last equals laser killing the red one last gets you floating chaos.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      These guys get ruined by bleed weapons. I chose the laser demon as the final transformation, and my +10 blood bandit's knife with 40 luck was bleeding him twice every time he stopped to do a long attack. If you do this fight with lapp or other summons it's also nice because it scales based on the enemy health.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For pyro builds having trouble:

                                                                                        Fight the demon twins with dark fire orb

                                                                                        Fight the prince with a fast casting miracle catalyst and use dorhys gnawing.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          dont follow suggestion to kill demon in pain first. laser boy is way easier to deal with.
                                                                                          if u kill demon in pain first, prince will get meteor shower attack that cannot be stopped or evaded by any means, and ur screen will be in fire for 5 seconds leaving u unable to see anything and dodge his next attack, making u die with about 99% chance
                                                                                          and this is the 2nd hardest boss in the game after friede (for pure mage build, no melee weapons, no summons, no shields)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Amazing boss, everything feels fair except his flying explosion aoe slam at phase 2 (it has an annoyingly long lingering hitbox)

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Easy boss. Just have to dodge a lot and a bleed infused carthus cs will rip it to shreds. Phase 2 has lots of free hits opportunity when it does it's bs laser attack. And I did it solo in few tries. Also the biggest mistake one can make is play passively. You have to be agressive af and git gud at dodging(I think that applies to all bosses).

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I'm not convinced this phase is weaker to black knight weapons. Demon in pain and demon from below definitely are, but damage from my black knight sword halves in this phase, compared to if I use my dark infused straight sword which only has a minor decrease in damage in the second phase

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Another boss only difficult because you can never see where the ****er is. Yeah, that isn't clever game design.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I think people give the DLC a lot of ****. but honestly the fact that you have bosses with 3 phases, or 2 vs 1 with 2 phases, but wait....you can also get two different forms......like this is soo much better than ds2 or 1. These bosses get me to edge of the seat and mix it up. 9/10

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      such an easy boss I killed him on my 3rd try using corvian dagger and some soul spells. Just avoid his purple vomit on the 1st phase and you'll be good

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I did one play though against him as a full 120 lvl pyro and it took maybe 25 tries and almost 15 minutes to beat him. I fought him again in NG+ with a full lvl black knight sword and it took 4 tries and maybe 6 minute to beat him. Moral of the story... use any black knight weapons against this boss.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          After some consideration, I've come to the conclusion that this is my favourite boss fight of all the Dark Souls'. I enjoy it immensely each time, and it's the one fight I'm always looking forward to when I start a new game. I think the whole fight is conceptually interesting and executed very well. Moreover, I don't think Demon Prince has a single bullshit move (well the red demons fireball rain is pretty annoying, but definitely not unfair), and I think most moves offer fair amount of chances to punish. At the same time, the fight is very engaging, and you gotta bring your A-game if you want to win, which is to say, I think the aggression level is just where I want it to be. It has weaknesses, but none that are way too easily exploitable, and on top of that, you can get two different fights out of this. Overall, it's a very good fight - great design, great spectacle and great execution.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            It would be nice to know whether he's weak to dark, or his dark resist just isn't as very high as every element's resist

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Struggled with this boss like hell for 4 tries. Every time got REALLY close to a victory, and im talking 1 hit range, like >200 health on the demon prince. Then on my 5th try, I got it really easily with 5 estus and both NPC's alive. Here's what I did:

                                                                                                              - Summoned both Phantoms
                                                                                                              - Used Tears of Denial before the fight, saved some ashen estus for re-use (had to only use ToD one more time during the fight)
                                                                                                              - Used a maxxed out Black Knight Sword
                                                                                                              - Maximized riposte opportunities
                                                                                                              - Stayed close except for a few certain attacks
                                                                                                              - Stayed underneath when attacking, dodged when needed

                                                                                                              At the end, it was very easy as soon as I implemented this strat. Both NPC's survived, and I made it with 5 estus left (out of 12), also I made many mistakes.
                                                                                                              You can do it bros! Praise the sun!

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Funniest fight ever! claws, last hit deaths, fire everywhere, toxic, explosions, laser, crits, Beyblade Lapp, disco Gael... aahhhh, already missing

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  no idea why, but once when i killed the demon from below (before demon in pain) the demon in pain became the demon prince, without any animation or model change, but it just started using it's moveset, and the health bar still appeared the same, but was taking damage like the demon prince (stayed depleted, around 10% but took a huge amount of damage to reduce it at all)

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    so, a little glitch i got while fighting this boss is after the two demons are defeated, the boss was considered beaten, just as the price resurrected. this didn't soft lock anything as i got the demon prince soul, the souls for beating them, and the fog wall was gone. Can't exactly get the bonfire, but who ever uses that one anyway?

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Trash b team boss, last From game for me, tired of this ****ty uncompetent morons; a good boss have some weaknesses to exploit. Camera bugs, hitboxes bugs, tto much HP, too much phases. Am tired to give time to those uncomptent ****s who's still a garbage company withouit miyazaki.

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