Hardest Bosses In the Dark Souls Series


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1Nameless King (Dark Souls III)

Like many others I too believe The Nameless King is the toughest SOB in the Souls series. Since my character can't parry, I had to utilize the most well timed dodges to beat him. And even then he got a few hits in before I took him down.

2Ornstein & Smough (Dark Souls)

Just down vote this, then. If it isn't so bad, down vote it. Make a remix. There's nothing I can do. - MKBeast

I beat them on my 5th attempt no summons the giant ornstein way

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3Fume Knight (Dark Souls II)

Shouldn't Raime be higher he ripped my ass more than the Smelter Demon - Hoxton

Personal experiences differ from overall consensus. He isn't as bad as the bosses above him, but he's easily the hardest Dark Souls II boss. - MKBeast

4Ancient Dragon (Dark Souls II)

One hit AoEs, massive damage, massive range, enourmous health, enough said. - MKBeast

5Manus, Father of the Abyss (Dark Souls)

Definitely one of the most aggressive bosses of the three games. He also has the highest health in the game. - MKBeast

6Lud and Zallen, The King's Pets (Dark Souls II)

The second "Aava" just appears when the life of the first is around 40%, so the developers were not that deranged; still, the period when you're facing both tigers makes atheists pray. The tigers are very fast, their attacks hit like a truck, the windows for attacking are scarce cause you can be hit by the other tiger... and the worst: the motherf****** bonfire distant as hell from the arena, the adrenaline of taking another shot at the boss is destroyed by the thought of completing the awful path to reach it. I was seriously reconsidering my policy in the Soul series of beating the boss solo, but then, out of a blue, I somehow killed him. Fire is their weakness by the way - MetalGurja

7Black Dragon Kalameet (Dark Souls)

This dragon is a terror. Extreme difficulty, nearly impossible when fighting him while he's flying. - Unseptium

When I took the DLC I was going with a sorcerer build-up and I found out that the game is ridiculously easier (and by consequence, less enjoyable) when you can Soul Spear everything from afar. So this guy causes me trouble, but not so much; by the other hand, I could foresse how insane Manus, Astorias and Kalameet should be with melees. Mostly Manus, this guy should be something - MetalGurja

God, this guy. High damage, high health, difficult to dodge attacks, etcetera... - MKBeast

8Soul of Cinder (Dark Souls III)
9Twin Princes (Dark Souls III)
10Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls)

There's one factor that prevents him from being any higher: parrying. That's easier said than done, as his attacks are mostly hard to read, but one can get the timings down. - MKBeast

He is insane so fast and does so much damage he doesn't let you healike the hardest boss

The Contenders

11Sir Alonne (Dark Souls II)

Shame that I missed this boss. From what I've heard, it's the best in Dark Souls II. I've also heard that it's one of the hardest. - MKBeast

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12Abyss Knight Artorias (Dark Souls)

Artorias is one of the hardest bosses to read, he can combo you easily, and he hits pretty hard. - MKBeast

13Pontiff Sulyvahn (Dark Souls III)

From what I've heard, he's one of the hardest bosses in the game. Me? I didn't have too much trouble with him. That said, he has sporadic delays, heavy hitting attacks, combos that can stun lock you to death, his AoEs are the worst, and has quite a health bar. Definitely a fantastic fight. - MKBeast

14Aldrich, Devourer Of Gods (Dark Souls III)V1 Comment
15Four Kings (Dark Souls)
16Smelter Demon (Dark Souls II)

This is one of the hardest main game bosses. High health, extreme damage, and when he buffs, he damages you over time when you get close. This is a fight of how much Estus you have before you unfortunately run out. - MKBeast

17Looking Glass Knight (Dark Souls II)

He isn't the hardest, but can be a tough adversary if you're not careful. He hits really hard, and can summon a PLAYER to assist him. - MKBeast

18High Lord Wolnir (Dark Souls III)
19Laurence the First Vicar (Bloodborne)

I said Dark Souls, which excludes Bloodborne and Demon's Souls. - MKBeast

20Orphan of Kos (Bloodborne)V1 Comment
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