Judicator

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Enemy Type Giant
Weakness Strike, Dark, Lightning
Resistances Standard, Slash, Thrust
Immune Bleed, Frostbite, Poison/Toxic, Rapport, Alluring skull

Judicator is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3 DLC: The Ringed City.

 

Judicator Enemy Description

  • A giant, respawning enemy encountered in the Ringed City.
  • There are four found in the Ringed City.
  • The first one is found at a distance after the Mausoleum Lookout bonfire, and will summon many Ruin Knights to unleash a barrage of arrows at the player. Using the terrain and moving between volleys, players can eventually reach the Judicator. 
  • The second one is found patrolling the abyssal swamp at the bottom of the Ringed City. Unlike other Judicators, this one can attack the player directly, in addition to its usual summons. Using the Hidden Body sorcery can allow one to pass undetected.
  • The third one can be found past the hidden ladder near the Ringed City Streets bonfire, on the path leading toward the Purging Monument, accompanied by two Ringed Knights. To reach it, one must use the Chameleon sorcery or a Young White Branch in the abyssal swamp to transform into a Humanity sprite, and then move toward the message on the wall that says "show your humanity."
  • The last Judicator appears in the Spear of the Church boss fight, and will die upon summoning Halflight or another player. Unlike the other Judicators, this one does not respawn, but can be revived at the Purging Monument to allow players to challenge a Spear of the Church again.

 

Judicator Combat Information

 

Judicator Notes & Trivia

  • Judicator at the swamp can easily be avoided using Hidden Body spell. However, that strategy does not work with Judicator met near Mausoleum Lookout Bonfire or Purging Monument.
  • The Ruin Knight phantoms are the same Ruin Knights the Ruin Sentinels were based off of from Dark Souls II.

 

Judicator Variations

First Judicator

Location Drops
 The Ringed City  2200  4000  Titanite Chunks
       

Swamp Judicator

Location Drops
 The Ringed City  2200  4000  
 In the center of the swamp after the Ring City Streets bonfire.    

 Divine Blessing Hidden Blessing (once per NG cycle)

Purging Monument Judicator

Location Drops
 The Ringed City  2220  4000  

From the Ring City Streets bonfire, go through the shortcut and up the ladder after you "Show your humainty". He's sitting down before the Purging Monument

     Divine Blessing (once per NG cycle)

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      I came here to check out some DS2 lore/theories and I'm genuinely confused by how so many people think these guys are difficult. Annoying perhaps, but difficult?

      • Anonymous

        For the first one, you can use the Pharis Bow or Onislayer Greatbow (feathered arrows or onislayer greatarrows). Just get behind the 3rd set of gravestones that you use for cover, you can find a spot on the right or towards the middle is an space you can fire arrows between

        • Anonymous

          Dragonslayer greataxe WA and using light load for run speed blows these guys up.

          1st 1, run from the ladder direct to him, use WA x 2 in a row

          Swamp guy, wait behind the big rock where the locust ambushes u until he's close. Run to him and WA x2 in row

          Monument guy, run past the knights, WA him once, move a bit to avoid stuff, WA again, run around a 2nd time to pull the knights away, then run and WA a 3rd time to finish him off.

          The knights u can pull aggro to drop to lower levels after that then climb back up the ladder to plunging attack or arrow them. U can keep plunging attack all the other knights and fatty hallows from the monument level and bridge. Makes u feel like god once u fill the whole street with their bodies and pick up all their armour drops to make a full ringed knight set. The silvercat and gold serpent +3 rings help.

          • Anonymous

            Judicator: Cum, let's do some mass orgy.
            So why no lore speculation about these guys? I thought you like to speculate?

            • Anonymous

              1st one - run your ass off hiding behind grave stones, use stairway behind him to lose aggro and heal between attack rushes
              2nd one - Cheese with a bow 2-3x shots and then running away until aggro loss, repeat
              3rd one - Buff up in every possible way on ledge, then drop down and charge him and unleash before ring knights show up.

              That's how I do it anyhow.

              • Anonymous

                vs archers run sideways away from him

                vs witches roll sideways slightly towards him

                vs ledo just walk away from the guy lol

                • Anonymous

                  imagine him dropping a miracle that gives you 2 ruin sentinel archers to go pew pew, that would be really fun and neat and cool and epic and pog

                  • Anonymous

                    You're far away from me? Archers. You're right next to me? Archers. You're standing a medium distance away? Archers. You're half the map and away from me with 50 feet of stone walls between us? Here, take Ledo.

                    • Anonymous

                      Honestly I think Miyazaki wants to ensure no one enjoys his games, and is just astounded that he hasn't made the entire community quit playing at this point. He keeps tryin tho.

                      • Anonymous

                        If only they dropped their summons as a spell... i would spank the gank city just right with 5 black knight phantoms behind me

                        • Anonymous

                          I’m not sure if this is my imagination but I don’t know if it was him summoning it or if there were two invaders in this world I joined, but I swear this man summoned a dragonstone NPC who used the twinkling dragon headstone and it exploded instead of breathing fire.

                          • Anonymous

                            why do these enemies respawn, these are the type of enemies that would never respawn and would serve as a mini boss. In the first souls game there were unrespawning crystal golems, who are easy as hell to kill, but these enemies, harder than a sh*t ton of bosses across all 6 games, respawns?

                            • Anonymous

                              The ringed city dlc is what the main game should have been. but you can run past almost everything, the best weapons just lay around and the lord of cinders don't deserve their names. Just pick up any weapon, str infuse it and go 66str, there you have it. You've broken the game.

                              • Anonymous

                                Why is everyone posting about how to kill him once you get to the ladder? What’s the point? You’re already past him and at this part of the game you should really already be able to buy chunks from the maiden in firelink.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Why do these f*ckers respawn? They're just an environmental hazard if anything, but it's totally annoying that they get to respawn.

                                  • The first Judicator is easily beaten as follows: Run up the stairs and turn right. Pass him and run down the next steps and stop at the corner, out of the reach of arrows. He'll then summon a melee guy with a hammer at your location. This is when you run back up the stairs, hit him 2-3 times (depending on your weapon). When you're stood in front of him he usually summons arrows, so run run back down to the corner until he summons a melee at the stairs again and repeat.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      For the first one I just went to the 3rd circle of graves for cover and was able to use my oni great bow and oni arrows to do 100 dmg a hit and cheese him down between the grave marker cracks. Be aware that enemies patrol the wall and will attack you periodically. They are very weak and only take 2-3 hits.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        this is not boss... okay... but why his summon is fvcking anoying like angel, no... his summon even more annoying than angel.
                                        the game feel is more nonsense to play, simply, defense stat build is worst, and limit hp is just 3000 if for hp builder, how you can survive in journey more than 100 with this sh1t enemy ? rolling ? not much help because stamina draining fast.
                                        omg i just frustrated with this being -_-

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Id love it if you could get a spell that summons a phantom for 5 seconds. Would be fair in PvP due to high FP cost, and short duration, and fair in PvE because they already have rapport for lots of enemies.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Probably should put enemies that are fun to fight or engage in the slightest in the game instead of annoyances to be ignored. 90% of the enemies in Dark Souls 3 I just run by because they aren't enjoyable to fight, which is unfortunate since fighting enemies is kind of the entire point of the game.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Reeeeally wish these enemies didn't exist. All they do is spam the ruin summon and I can't even move an inch without getting***** on by the constant arrows

                                              • Anonymous

                                                You can four shot him using sunlight spear, with the following rings equipped:

                                                Priestess ring
                                                Ring of the sun's first born
                                                Sage ring
                                                Lloyds sword ring

                                                My consumable was green blossom.

                                                Just make it to the ladder without taking damage, use the green blossom, and run up the steps. You should be able to get three spears in before the archers start firing. Dodge the first wave of arrows after you've thrown the first three spears then fire the last one once they stop. Watch out though, once the archers are summoned the second time they will keep firing until that wave has stopped.

                                                Hope this info helps. :)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  My tactic to burn through one with a 42 strength, 42 dexterity build (2nd playthrough):
                                                  - Refined Morningstar +10 (strike damage)
                                                  - Human Pine Resin (dark damage)
                                                  - Pontiff's Right Eye
                                                  - Green Blossom

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                                                  -Mikko

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Sometimes I wish FromSoft would stop getting out of their comfort zone with enemies like this.
                                                    Sheesh, buggy as hell. Sometimes he summons two Ledo spirits at once. Or six Zullie spirits as their attacks clip through walls.
                                                    Then summoning those Ruin Sentinels while you're directly in front of him.
                                                    Eh...not to mention I got one shotted (1414 HP with a lot of defense) by Zullies dark attack.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      So is it ever explained how these giants can summon archers, ledo, zullie, and a dragon's head just by yelling into the sky?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The one in the swamp is constantly mumbling about searching for something I think. Vocal enemies are awesome, though I never live/let them live long enough to hear their entire script. Cool guy tbh as long as he isn't sicking his ghosts against me.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Just causally strolling from the first bonfire and I get insta-raped by a million arrows, classic dark souls

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This is wrong! Magic actually takes more health from him than physical attacks. Lightning seems to work really well too. Dark takes a nice amount too, but not more than lighting or magic. Dark magic destroys him.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I never knew about that dragon one, really strange how that single Judicator has a special summon, I'd love to know the lore reasons.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The first one you encounter can also summon what appears to be Hellkite Dragon's head to breathe fire at you.

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