Dragonslayer Armour

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General Info
hp souls Location
4,581 48,000 Lothric Castle
Drops Soul of Dragonslayer Armour
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
icon wp frost Frost
icon strikedef Strike
Wolf Knight's Greatsword
Farron Greatsword
icon darkbonus Dark
icon lightningbonus Lightning
icon slashdef Slash
icon poisonres.pngPoison/Toxic
icon wp bleed Bleed

Dragonslayer Armour is a Boss in Dark Souls 3. This Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Armour Guide features locations, strategies and videos on how to defeat Dragonslayer Armour easily, as well as tips, weaknesses, trivia and lore notes for the Dragonslayer Armour boss.

The Dragonslayer Armor is an autonomous suit of armor guarding the entrance to the Grand Archives, and is assisted by Pilgrim Butterflies, which are actually the ones animating the suit. It attacks players with an electrified greataxe and can both attack and guard against player attacks with its massive shield. After being brought down to a certain health threshold, projectiles will start raining into the battle arena.

Though intimidating, the Dragonslayer Armour fight is manageable with patience. This boss is not optional and must be defeated to progress to the Grand Archives. Two NPCs can be summoned to help you in the fight against Dragonslayer Armour:

  • Eygon of Carim - His sign can be found in the building to the right of the stairway leading to the boss fog on the right side just beyond the doorway.
  • Sirris of the Sunless Realms - Her sign can be found at the left side of the stairs leading up to boss.

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 Dragonslayer Armour Location

Where to find Dragonslayer Armour in Dark Souls 3?

  • Lothric Castle - Dragon Barracks, after the double wyverns and past several knights. There's a shortcut nearby and the Warriors of Sunlight statue.
  • This enemy can also be found as a miniboss in the Ringed City DLC, at the far end of the locust-filled swamp, just past the corpses of several Harald Legion Knights.

 

Dragonslayer Armour Drops

What do you get from defeating Dragonslayer Armour in Dark Souls 3?

  • Souls: NG (64,000) | NG+ (105,600) | NG++ (128,000) | NG+3 (144,000) | NG+4 (153,600) | NG+6 (157,612) | NG+9 (163,200)
  • Co-Op Souls: NG (16,000)
  • Soul of Dragonslayer Armour

 

Dragonslayer Armour Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting Dragonslayer Armour in Dark Souls 3?

  • Dragonslayer Armour's attacks deals Standard Damage, Strike Damage and Lightning Damage
  • During the whole battle, Dragonslayer Armour is accompanied by 2 Pilgrim Butterflies. During 1st phase they are inactive, during seconds casts spells, that deals Fire Damage and Dark Damage. They can be killed, but it does not affect Dragonslayer Armour, plus they die when Armour is killed.
  • Dragonslayer Armour is an abyssal creature, therefore it is weak to Farron Greatsword and Wolf Knight's Greatsword
  • Weak to Frostbite and Strike Damage.
  • Resistant to Lightning Damage, Dark Damage and Slash Damage.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic and Bleed.
  • Its attacks can destroy railings, allowing his subsequent attacks to knock players off the side of the bridge. Beware, he can also knock you through railings to your death.
  • Go for its back and aim to roll behind him.
  • Can be parried - In phase 2, the attacks that come from the "Stance" Can be parried. They are: The slow windup 2 handed big swipe, the running attack where he drags his greataxe on the ground as well as the uppercut that creates a projectile. All these can be successfully parried. However, he cannot be riposted, you are only able to do extra damage for a brief period.
  • Can be poise-broken and guard-broken, but that does not allow to perform a riposte, you are only able to do extra damage for a brief period.
  • Using Pestilent Mist will not activate phase 2, and will grant a slightly different death animation – as long as the boss is not damaged by any other damage type over the course of the fight.

 

Dragonslayer Armour Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 4,581 5,456 6,002 6,275 6,548 7,093 7,366 7,639
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 32% 25% 35% 35% 24% 20% 72% 68%

 

Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Armour Boss Guide & Strategies

DS3 Dragonslayer Armour Video Strategies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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DS3 Dragonslayer Armour Attacks

First Phase - The Dragonslayer Armour attacks with a greataxe and greatshield with some variety and high mobility.
Attack Name Attack Description
Smash A strong vertical hit that punishes anyone in front of him
Horizontal Blade Swings A horizontal slash with a lot of reach, You can block or roll under it. He can combo it twice followed by a third slash. He is open as the third is noticeably slower than the first two. Third blow is diagonal.
Horizontal Shield Swings A horizontal slash with less reach, but packs a punch. He can combo it twice, and he can finish with a shield smash, which makes him pause for a short opening.
Charge Smash Just like the weapon's art, he stands straight, charges it and slams it down with a vertical hit, creating an AOE blast on impact. This move deals high damage, roll recommended.
Leaping Attack Quite like the player, he can jump and attack with his weapon.
Shield Smash He smashes down with his shield.
Shield Block A defense that gives him great protection. A counter like Shield bash may follow if you persist. His stamina is not infinite, but he has a lot of it.
Slice Slices and spins
Shield Bash Introduces his shield to your face.
Second Phase - Dragonslayer Armour begins to use weapon arts. Butterflies attack
Attack Name Attack Description
Charge Attack He changes his stance and readies his blade. His movement is slowed, but soon a devastating AOE slash will come.
Shield Leaping Attack A run followed by a leaping blow, but it's a shield smash that connects.
Heavy Leaping Attack A run followed by a leaping blow, he holds his weapon differently, using handles on both ends.
Shockwave hit. He prepares it by holding the weapon handles on both ends. He slams it down then he raises his weapon up using one hand on the regular handle resulting in a strong attack that has a wind shockwave.
Butterfly Attack The strange winged observers will rain fire on the battlefield, it's not accurate, but there are many bombing projectiles
Stagger trap It looks like you've staggered him, and you can get free hits on him. But he is also preparing a strong AOE slash against those in front of him, sides won't be safe, but behind is safe.

How to fight and beat Dragonslayer Armour

Strategy 1 (Melee)

Dragonslayer Armour is a tough, but manageable boss fight. This boss is more intimidating than anything and his shield is actually more dangerous than his axe.

When you first walk in approach the boss and roll through his jumping attack getting in an attack if you can. Next you will want to bait him into a 2/3 hit combo with two swings of his axe, and then hit him if he doesn't try to bash you with his shield after the second swing. Split second decisions are a big part of this fight, but won't generally get you killed if you react incorrectly.

Keep trying to get that 2/3 hit combo getting in hits where you can. Sometimes he will do a 2 hit shield combo and you can dodge this as well and sneak in a hit or two. Sometimes he will hold up his axe and do a long sweeping attack. You can generally hit him a couple of times here before dodging at the last second, since the tracking on this attack is really bad and tends to miss a lot.

His slam attack that lets out a ton of lightning only hits in front of him, so if you roll behind and wait for it to finish you can usually get two attacks in.

His sweep attack (always does it at the start of phase 2) takes a long time to charge, and is easily dodged by rolling to his left.

When you get to phase 2, projectiles will start raining down from either side of the bridge. While this might sound terrifying, it's really not that bad, and since you are rolling frequently you will generally avoid most projectiles unintentionally. Just keep your eyes open and if you start seeing them land, roll away from the boss until they stop.

One last note. Sometimes you will kill the boss and the projectiles are on their way down. They still keep coming and might kill you if you just stand there or are at low health, so be sure to roll or heal immediately after killing the boss.


Strategy 2 (Sorcery)

The Dragonslayer Armour can be a really tough enemy for a Sorcerer. Of course, it all depends on your build. Since you're this far into the game I'd recommend using the best staff you got. I also recommend using Great Heavy Soul Arrow since it will inflict some pretty good damage and has a fast casting time. You can also use Great Magic Shield if you prefer blocking over rolling. When the fight starts, run against him; roll away from his first attack and go behind the fountain. Start to circle around it, try and bait his attacks, roll to dodge, and cast a spell while he is trying to hit you; try to not cast any spell when he lifts the shield. Be careful with the two-handed attacks, they can kill you in a single hit. When the Butterflies start to throw fireballs at you, roll away. Keep doing that and you will eventually get the kill. Good Luck.

 

Strategy 3 (Pyromancy)

This boss won't be too tricky for pyromancers. Since the boss is resistant to dark, use your fire spells. Chaos Bed Vestiges will take good chunks out of his health. Keeping your distance is a good strategy, and since the boss's attacks aren't too fast, you shouldn't have much difficulty in dodging once he eventually closes the distance. A dodged attack will also give you time to cast a spell, since he doesn't recover all that fast. During the phase transition, you'll have ample chance to lob spells at him, and as long as you're not in melee range, you won't have to worry about being hit. Don't waste your spells when he is blocking, and try to bait an attack or wait for him to lower his guard. 

 

Strategy 4 (Miracles)

If you decide to take this boss on using miracles, you’re in for a hell of a ride. And if for some reason you are as crazy as me and decided to do a Miracles ONLY run, then you’d better fear this boss. Due to this boss resisting both dark and lightning damage, your choice of miracles for damage dealing is severely limited.  The two miracles I’ve found best for fighting this boss are Emit Force and Wrath of the Gods. Emit Force is going to usually be your best bet if you chose to fight a ranged battle, but be careful about its slow casting time as Dragonslayer Armor can rush you and either interrupt you or force a trade. If you wish to play risky and trade often, try using Wrath of the Gods while circling around the fountain in the arena. If you wait until he finishes an attack while you are about a third of the way around the fountain from his position, try beginning to cast the spell while baiting his rush towards you because it has a VERY long cast time. If you have high faith and a good talisman, you can deal somewhere in the ballpark of 500-600 damage and sometimes if you’re lucky enough his attack will miss you entirely. This is a tough battle, so don’t get greedy.
Good luck, Hollow.

 

Dragonslayer Armour Lore Theories

  • The armor is presumably hollow on the inside, as it is controlled by a Butterfly.
  • The armour itself loosely resembles - or is based on - Ornstein's set (layered armour pieces, long decorative headpiece, plume etc.)
  • It is speculated that the Pilgrim Butterflies are something that the Pilgrims of Londor, such as Yoel, can become.
  • Dragon slayer armour and the Nameless King share some similarities . They are both immune to Poison/Toxic and deal Lightning damage  . Also Dragonslayer Greataxe`s Weapon art is somehow similar to one of Nameless King`s attacks that deals massive damage . 

Dragonslayer Armour Trivia

  • It is possible to cancel his phase change (so that he spends the whole fight without using his unique 2 handed stance moves) if you manage to stagger him during his phase change animation (where he seems to stagger and creates a shockwave as he gets back up). While not extensively tested it is certainly possible if three characters savagely beat on him in unison with weapon arts as soon as he begins the transition into phase two. The Charge weapon art from the Pike and the Astora Greatsword seem particularly effective. The Pilgrim Butterflies will still fire upon you if you manage this.
  • His armor set, the Iron Dragonslayer Set, can be acquired in the Ringed City DLC from the Iron Dragonslayer enemy. Located at the far emd of the swamp.
  • The Iron Dragonslayer, which is the enemy version of this boss, has half of the attacks of the boss version, making it far less dangerous.
  • When Dragonslayer Armour appears to be staggered, he is actually preparing an AoE attack, which can deal massive damage.
  • There is an unused, alternate version of the Dragonslasyer Armour's fight theme that can still be found in the game's files. The first phase remains mostly the same (the chrous' singing is slightly different however); the second phase is drastically different, being twice as long and has a completely different arrangement than the one in-game. 
  • It is not known if the soul you are given after the fight is that of the Pilgrim Butterflies or not.
  • Because of the unique arena design, it is possible to get into a "safe" spot, which prevents Dragonslayer Armour from attacking you. This is not advised, though, as in phase 2 of the fight, one of Dragonslayer Armour's attacks is long-range.
  • It should be taken into consideration that not only will this boss block attacks with his shield, preventing you from damaging him, but he will also use the shield to attack. Because of this, many consider it's shield to be more powerful and dangerous than the axe. Some even would make jokes about it, saying that the axe is used to defend, while Dragonslayer Armour bashes his enemies to death with his shield.
  • The Dragonslayer Armour may be a tribute to Berserk's Grunbeld.
  • Once you defeat the Armour, the pilgrim butterfly may fly across the battlefield to leave the area, and this can do damage, so beware of the butterflies if you are low on health.

 

Dragonslayer Armour Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      i tried npc summons on ng+

      because my build was so fleshed out it was really easy to kill

      its not the npc

      its the build

      • Anonymous

        If you're on NG and want a challenge, summon the 2 NPCs available for this fight. I killed it solo on my first try and then loaded the backup save to try with NPCs. It took me 5 tries. It felt like a raid boss fight because the health pool is massive and the boss gets to use its full moveset. It also randomly switches targets, which makes it unpredictable. It was a lot of fun and it goes to show that summoning isn't easy mode like some people think.

        • Anonymous

          I feel like a hipster for saying this but this dude is my personal favourite ds3 boss. I keep coming back to think about how badass a concept this dude is. Lightning imbued hollow armour with a huge greataxe. God, his soundtrack is also my favourite in the game, next to some others that I love just as much, if not slightly less.

          • Anonymous

            This chuckle**** launches an invisible air blade attack, and his axe skill will hit you even if you are a centimeter away from his sticky behind, **** the bridge, and **** his shield, (but not the soundtrack, it's very gud) either way, Semi EZ boss with gank capabilities

            • Anonymous

              Is it just me or does he change up the speed he performs half his attacks? Like the big wide slash, sometimes he'll wind up for a long time, others he won't... and same for some other moves too. Had a really hard time getting the timing down to safely dodge, and an even harder time figuring out when i could safely attack after dodging without getting knocked on my ass or 2 shot by a slice from him and damn butterfly lazers at the same time. Fight would have been over so much faster if I could get more than one hit in before having to dodge over and over again every 3 seconds.

              • Anonymous

                beat him second try, honestly the ******* mob knight on the way to his arena gave me more grief (killed me way more times)

                • Anonymous

                  I have found if you use, only Pestilent mist (the ouchy cloud),
                  He will not enter second phase, so I would recommend looping around the fountain and casting it whenever you have the chance to damage him.

                  • Anonymous

                    i hate this boss, insane tracking on his shield slams and overhead axe strikes, roll roll roll and then he is blocking

                    • Anonymous

                      Great! Just killed the Dragonslayer! Got his souls, then the guys on the side kill me, then as I respawn, I die again to NOTHING! Fantastic! Thanks, FromSoftware!

                      • Anonymous

                        Why do I feel like the ringed city version sees you and screams "YOOOO WASS GOOD" before very happily jumping into a rematch

                        • Anonymous

                          Don’t summon two people, your basically asking for double the boss health with 1/3 of the damage output

                          • Anonymous

                            my fav thing bout this boss is the bonfire, its so cool and then after you walk a couple of meters there is another bonfire, so cool!

                            • Anonymous

                              I never thought of this armor possibly being a tribute to Grunbeld.
                              I always thought it was a tribute to Guts' Berserker Armor...

                              • Anonymous

                                Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords will decimate this guy. Spam RB, running LB, LB and weapon art in his openings and he won't be much of a hassle

                                • Anonymous

                                  Fromsoft really went apes*it with the butterflies, spamming AOE blasts and deadly lasers every 15 seconds from two different sides while you are trying to fight an even deadlier c**t? are you f**king kidding me? Insult to injury this motherf**ker doesn't even let you dodge their projectiles in peace, oh no "let me just send a big f**king air disk to your face which goes through walls while you dodge ten thousand meatballs." Compare this b*tch to Slave Knight Gael, in phase 3 there is addition of lightning strikes but the lightning is not random, it always hits the marked spots that you can clearly see without having to lock off Gael so you can easily move away from them way before lightning strikes there, but with the butterflies you can't even look at them to know what is happening because he will just murder you in two swings, you have to f**king listen to sound cues and then lock off and run away while still looking back at him so he doesn't just knock you down with a disc attack, the arena is already so small and they made their attacks track the player, like what the actual f**k!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Along with Pestilent Mist Phase 2 also doesn't trigger if you use Snap Freeze spell to deal all the damage or just let a summon deal all the damage, phase 2 is scripted to trigger only if the damage comes from the player, since Pestilent mist and Snap Freeze counts as environmental damage he doesn't go into transition.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The abyss watchers were edgy

                                      Wolnir was cringe

                                      Pontiff was a nuisance

                                      But the armor managed to succeed where the rest of them failed... and became a cool dude

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The fact that his ranged attack goes through walls is kinda BS. The elvated center of his arena offers no protection from it.
                                        Also, he is so weak to frost that you can easly kill him even with unupgraded Irithyl weapon. I struggled with him on ng+ while playing sorcerer and managed to get him with basic Irithyl SS with little stats to scale, frostbite really did all the work.

                                        • I did The Ringed City DLC before I did Lothric Castle, so unbeknownst to me, I had already practiced the Dragonslayer Armour fight due to fighting a carbon copy of him in the bug swamp area of the DLC. I got crazy deja vu when I walked through the fog gate.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Is it just me or is this fight a throwback to the Maneaters from Demon’s Souls? (Both fights take place on narrow bridges, risk of falling off said bridge, dealing with multiple enemies simultaneously, etc.)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Most badass automaton in the whole soulsborne series, this thing killed scores of harald legion Knights after being damaged by you Just because he felt like hunting something, and his shield bash would make captain america proud

                                              • Anonymous


                                                If I were to kill Dancer early in ng+, then went on to kill DSA, would it mess up some of the npc questlines? Sorry if this sounds stupid.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  was this dude super easy for ya’ll? I beat him first try. There are so many titanite shards my +9 weapon easily tore through his hp

                                                  • Eygon is a fantastic tank if you're getting past this guy at low-mid level and need some distraction to get your damage in/buff up. Shame he dies after this fight regardless of your summoning, but at least he goes out with a solid performance.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      People are so traumatized by ornstein that whenever they see any dragonslayer, they say it's ornstein even though this guy fights completely differently from ornstein

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This boss fight has such a great soundtrack. The music evokes the flight of the pilgrim butterflies when they enter their attack phase.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          All Kings, Dragonslayers and Knight can dealt lightning damage, it's common knowledge. Gwyn's first born is the dimwit praise-the-sun kid, not the Nameless King. The Pilgrim Butterfly that controls this Armor burnt and fell to the bottom and died after the Armor is defeated hence the soul received is the Butterfly's. Since when the Butterfly flew away???

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            so, i have a case of extreme frame rate drop in this fight and can't get past phase 2
                                                            do summons actually help you in this fight?
                                                            Not really both, but maybe at least eygon

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Everything about dsa is epic the design, the soundtrack and one of the best movesets. Too bad dodges are op in ds3 or it could've earned more respect from the community for its difficulty.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                honestly, if you're struggling with the boss, and still have the irithyll straight sword and the titanite for it, crank that bad boy up to +3 or +4 and this fight will go a lot more smoothly for you. a frostbite proc for me easily did 300-400 damage, and that big burst from time to time can really help

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  "Can be tough for sorcerers"

                                                                  You what? Pestilent mist can skip the 2nd phase entirely lol. As a lil bonus, it also cheeses through the sage in the archives

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I had a lot of trouble with him in Lothric castle. Almost crapped myself when I aggroed him in the Ringed City, but turns out he was way easier than I thought.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      In my opinion one of the easiest bosses in ds3 ... (tried only with dexterity, strength, pyro and dex/fainth hybrid builds)
                                                                      If you are gonna early kill dancer, go him too, because tactic to get him is only step back, roll, slash, roll in comparsion with dancer.
                                                                      But whenever I'm farming sunlight medals there is host of ember, who needs 2another player summons, or npcs... Why? He is little bit painful for pyromancers, so I believe that sorcerers have the same problems with him, but one summon, who tanks that is enought isn't he?

                                                                      Or I'm missing something? In fact he is slow, has a few critical moments, when he can kick you off the corner of roof, second phase is little bit same as first one and every his attack has different starting animation, so it's obvious what he is gonna to do... When there are 2 players, there isn't reason why to get hitted

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Fun fact: When he swings his axe at you (2 slashes with a 3rd strong attack), the Farron Greatsword's spin attack will allow you to stylishly dodge right under the first axe hit. Be wary of doing the second spin, for he may pancake you with his shield.

                                                                        The FG's roll attack is a thrust, super useful for getting that counter-attack bonus.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Do anyone tested how far DSA in ringed city swamp follows you? I'm aware it's agro range is huge. Also does he attack the preachers and ringed knights?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This is imo an underrated boss, it may not be the most difficult but it feels so satisfying fighting him and both the arena and music are great

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Idk if I was overleveled, had help from rnjesus, or accidentally bugged him, but after like 25 deaths to the Dancer and 15 to the dragons I beat this guy after 3 tries. I think he was glitched out, since I don't remember having to dodge any projectiles, but still, super easy

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Bring friends, I'm not saying the boss needs it, or the boss sucks without them, but HOLY **** does the fight become SO much more fun with them, even if you lose, you won't get pissed, you'll have the time of your life fighting this with some solid mates

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So, I don't know if this is a bug, but I just did this boss and when he fell to the ground for his second fase and staggered him when he was on the ground which let to him not having triggered his "second fase". idk if this just happens sometimes or if I just got lucky and him not stance switching.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I don't know why I only just thought of this, but couldn't it be thought of as DS3's Iron Golem? Both are big iron suits of armor apparently using a powerful soul as their core, both are fought on a bridge, both guard the entrance to the most powerful leaders of their respective eras... They even both use their axes to toss gusts of wind. I guess the Lothric line took a page from Gwyn's book and created their own golem, but modified it for hunting dragons.

                                                                                    Of course, then you have to wonder whose soul is at its core. Iron Golem's core was a powerful soul crafted from a bone of an everlasting dragon, but this thing has memory of a "master" and their hunts together. Maybe the core really is Ornstein's soul...? But why it would require a pilgrim butterfly to operate is kind of odd, especially since there aren't any in the Ringed City. Unless, maybe the butterfly is just giving it a boost.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This boss is challenging but fair. It's a slower, more methodical DS1-style fight. No crazy fast lightsaber combos.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For those wondering why he randomly appears again in the Ringed City DLC, it’s basically because... well, time is convoluted. The DSA you find in the swamp of the DLC is actually not the same randomly revived armour. The description says that it was awakened by “a memory of the hunt” in the abyssal swamp. And we know that in the ringed city things from all ages were dragged into the past in some way, such as the Demon Prince who was killed by Lorian and reincarnated in the DLC. So according to the item description, it’s very likely that the old, rusted dragon slayer armour we defeated in Lothric Castle was left to rust for ages until it eventually ended up being dragged into the end of the world and met its master (or a reincarnation of it) once again. It’s actually wholesome. Until the ashen one comes and beats the **** out of them anyway.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The only thing I have to worry about with this boss is getting pass the shield or getting knocked off the edge.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I've never loss to this ******* before but today he pushed me off the stage twice in a row. So that's a thing.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              My favourite boss battle in this game. Fairly telegraphed attacks and no off-screen crap, well, apart from the flying meatballs, but they are easy to avoid, even for a noob like myself. +9 Washing pole imbued with Flame arc made short work of him.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                beat him 2nd try, my 1st match up with was checking what he can do(forgot about this page lol)...just suit up lightning resistant armor and then dodge

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This guy has never given me problems on prior playthroughs, but trying my first faith/Dex build, Dragonslayer Armor has been the most difficult boss so far.

                                                                                                  In the end I beat him using a chaos infused broadsword +8. I attempted using a faron greatsword +4, an irithyll rapier +4, a sharp Astora Greatsword +7 etc.. anyway, I always find it interesting how different bosses pose different difficulties dependent on build and play style. I was able to take down dancer on my first attempt by just spamming Dorhy’s Gnawing lol

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The boss isn't suppose to be hard though but the massive suttering everytime going to lothi castle is the reason i die alot to this boss. Man **** this area its the only map which give us the massive lag/stuttering

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      The boss isn't suppose to be hard though but the massive suttering everytime going to lothi castle is the reason i die alot to this boss. Man **** this area its the only map which give us the massive lag/stuttering

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        the boss itself i have no issues with... but what in the **** am i supposed to do when some random meatball just comes from behind my camera and oneshots me? christ i hate this fight

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          hit him with Vordts hammer once, frostbite procs. throw firebomb, frostbite resets. repeat 5 times. congrats, now you beat the boss

                                                                                                          • i made the DLC one bug out, i rolled his charged horizontal slash, the one that he holds for ages. rolled it perfectly, then he jsut stodd there stuck in an animation glitch, kept trying to to switch between 1 and and 2 hand. i could hit him and frost bite him with irithyll ss and he just took it without changing. was funny as

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