Welcome to the tips and tricks page for the bosses found in the Ringed City DLC! This page is for any who want help fighting the monsterous battles found in the DLC, such as Darkeater Midir or the Demon Prince.
For anyone who has tips of their own, feel free to comment below or add it into the wiki yourself!
- Do NOT defeat Demon from Below first. If you do this, the Demon Prince that spawns will have a giant meteor attack that is nigh impossible to survive. If you instead kill the Demon in Pain first, he will have a laser attack that is incredibly easy to dodge as you can just run behind him and not get hit by the first part of it.
- Both the first phase and second phase of this boss can be staggered to deal a riposte that deals massive damage.
- In the first phase when either Demon turns from the fire variant into the poison variant, the attack will cause him to be exhausted for several seconds, allowing you to deal massive damage if you can avoid the other’s attacks.
- The best way of attacking the Demon Prince is to do so from behind, although he will sometimes use a move in which he slams down quickly behind him. Know his movements when he does this, however, and you will be able to predict it.
- If you don’t have many Estus flask uses, don’t try and kill Judicator Argo. He will die anyways and the actual boss is easy to deal with even if the painted guardians spawn.
- You can kill the painted guardians easily while hiding behind pillars to avoid the magic orbs from Halflight and his arrows. Once they’re dead, however, Halflight will use his katana and run at you.
- This fight is all about patience. Midir has a ton of health in this bossfight and rushing him will not work. Just take your time and play it cool, no need to risk 10 minutes of fighting for one stupid mistake.
- A very easy way to attack this boss is to attack his hindlegs. He will then usually do several attacks: Sometimes he will turn to the side and attempt to claw at your character, this can easily be dodged once you recognize the move. He can also breath fire down on top of himself, but this is easy to dodge too, as you can just run to the edge of his tail and attack that for a little bit. He will then turn around while doing a tail swipe move that you can dodge into very easily.
- One of Gael’s more difficult moves to dodge during his first phase is a two-hit slam where he shuffles to one side while slashing and then immediately jumps and slams afterwards. Once you know his movements, dodging twice in a row is the easiest way to get around this move.
- When Gael tries to do a piercing thrust when his sword glows red, you can dodge backwards to not get hit and be able to get a few hits in.
- The same tip from above can be applied to when he does his jumping attack. Dodge into it instead of backwards and he will almost always miss while giving you the ability to hit him a few times.
- Gael’s first phase also has a stagger that is set to occur every 7 hits or so. Count your hits so that you know when his next stagger is coming up so you can combo into more attacks.
- Gael’s second phase has his cape deal damage after his sword swings; You can get around this extra damage by dodging into the swings that Gael makes. Almost always you will be able to dodge the cape attacks as well as his regular swings.
- When Gael begins to explode and erupt into the red darkness fireballs, run away and heal up. He will eventually run towards you or do a jumping attack, which if you dodge will allow you to hit him once or twice.