Top 10 Hardest Bosses In Dark Souls III

This list is to count down the most difficult bosses in Dark Souls III, which is a game I consider to be the hardest in the series.
The Top Ten
1 Darkeater Midir

This is one hell of a dragon fight. Although many of it's attacks are very telegraphed, they can still very much catch you by surprise, and demolish your health, and even one-shot you if you're more of glass-canon type build. It's gigantic healthbar, it constantly flying or stampeding through the arena, and that you have to hit it's head for acceptable damage makes this fight an endurance fight, which can be incredibly tiring when you're most likely incredibly focused at dodging his large attacks.

That being said, it's definitely the best dragon fight in the series, and it's difficulty matches the image of a dragon recruited by the lords to fight the dark.

2 Nameless King

He became significantly easier once I respeced for higher VIG and changed my tactics for a more agressive one. I found it better to soak up some of his damage and punish him for it than being overly careful and wasting too much stamina on dodging his combos. He actually leaves plenty of time for estus. Just don't waste them on his first phase.
But make no mistake, he is still a monster.

Honestly, the way he delays his attacks alone are the primary reason he's so insanely frustrating for many people. He has a windup that can instantly come directly at you or can be delayed into a multi-hit combo. Predicting that one move incorrectly generally leads to a failed attempt...

3 Sister Friede

I can see her being much higher than Wolnir (sorry about that, guys). Like the Nameless King, she's an endurance fight, except you'll need more endurance if you plan on going solo. Without spoiling, she has 3 forms, with the first being easy, the second being arguably the hardest, since it turns into another O&S situation, except it's done right, and her final phase has her hit like an 18 wheeler.

4 Slave Knight Gael

Easily the best boss in the Ringed City. He's the last fight in the entire series, and boy, what a swansong. As for the fight itself, it is a serious challenge. Like Midir, he has a boat load of health, but unlike Midir, his attacks are very telegraphed and easy to avoid, but Gwyn help you if you get hit.

He's true final boss that's stronger than darkeater midir, soul of cinder, gwyn lord of cinder, nameless king, sister friede, fume knight and ornstein and smough.

5 Pontiff Sulyvahn

This guy is a huge pain in the ass if you can't parry him. He will combo you almost literally to death then he gives you now time to heal afterwards. However this boss becomes a bit easier if you can parry as it can bring him down to half health pretty quickly. After he reaches half health he'll spawn a clone of himself that will tell you what attacks are coming before the real pontiff does them himself. While he's spawning said clone you should take this time to get a few hits in as he is completely defenseless during this time. You can kill the clone too which can be helpful especially if the boss is low on health as it will give you time to hit and potentially kill him as he spawns another clone.

6 Twin Princes

The second phase is pure luck to not get hit. This boss is definitely harder than Pontiff Sulyvahn. The Twin Princes should be in the top 5 biggest pain in the ass.

This boss is annoying, with lorian teleporting everywhere, and lothric having his arsenal of spells this boss fight can be a pain in the ass. But I think the run up to this boss is worse than the boss itself

Like Aldrich, these two are a massive pain in the ass.

7 Soul Of Cinder

This is a really tough boss, he has multiple weapons, spells, poison mist, and insane damage. If you can manage to get him dow to second phase the fight becomes a bit easier as he gets the same moves as gwyn from DS1 and his hits are fairly easy to dodge. Just watch out for that five hit combo because even missing a little bit of health you will die if you get hit by this.

Definitely a fitting boss here. Multiple weapon forms, 2 life bars, high health, and high damage.

Soul of Cinder,
then Soul of Gwyn
Second Phase is easy if you played DS1 but by that time I only have like 1 estus.

8 Demon Prince

Unbelievable! I think Gael is kinda hard, and midir, once you got the attack pattern down, its not too hard. Friede and nameless king are pretty hard no doubt. But Man! I think this demon prince is unbeatably hard?! I'm really surprised how everyone seems to be able to kill this demon with no problem. Maybe it's because I'm a solo type of player? The boss has two phases and not to mention the first one is a gank phase. the second phase even you could play smart and avoid the fireball demon prince, but the beam shooting one is still very hard! Unrealistically large health pool and very fast and unpredictable, and its attacks are pretty lethal as well... I don't get it...

9 Champion Gundyr

This guy... I loved this fight. An absolute adrenaline rush against an extremely aggressive boss.

He gave me a false sense of security like the dancer did but he hits way harder

10 Dancer of the Boreal Valley

This is the only boss in the game that I have zero confidence in fighting. She just swirls her arms around and you're dead, plain and simple.

This boss can be very difficult, but at the same time I think it's super fun. Her spin attack is annoying and so is her grab attack but I had a good time with this boss

This guy is very fast, hits hard, and his/her/whatever's 2nd form can be hard to avoid. Only easy thing is that its health isn't too high.

The Contenders
11 Abyss Watchers

This fight can be frustrating or easy depending on how you go about it. If you go in to the fight and try to be as aggressive as possible towards the first watcher you can take him down relatively quickly. After the second one drops in try to play more defensive and wait for the third one to drop in to help you out go on the offensive. Be careful though as the third watcher can hurt you too, and will sometimes actually go after you.

Depending on your capability to dodge, this ranges from easy to frustrating. Definitely a great boss nonetheless.

12 Aldrich, Devourer Of Gods

I beat him first try. I think people find him hard because they are to aggressive. I play dark souls 3 aggressively but I still found him easy. When he is about to shoot his arrows walk away and don't run until they are getting close to you. Don't roll. That is a mistake I see a lot of people make running is better than rolling for that attack

I found this boss to be my biggest challenge through the entire main game. Once you get the pattern it's not too terrible, but so many one hit kill opportunities. Just one slip up is all it takes.

13 Dragonslayer Armour

This boss was kind of easy for me I'm still on first play through but I beat this guy on like my fourth attempt. The dragon thing that's shooting stuff at you isn't hard to dodge, and neither are the bosses attacks by themselves. His hits are pretty heavily telegraphed which makes them easy to dodge and it can take a while for him to recover which allows for a little bit of punishment. Just budget your, heals, hits, and dodges and you'll do fine in this boss fight

This boss is kinda in the middle. He can provide a serious challenge for those who have low vigor and those that do not know how to dodge. Make use of pyros, particularly Chaos Bed Vestiges, learn his attacks, and do not fall off.

14 Dancer Of The Frigid Valley

This is a typo. Don't vote for this.

15 High Lord Wolnir

After fighting him a second time, I can safely say that he isn't so bad as I thought. It's just that poison.

What easiest boss ever in the Soulsborne series tied with Ancient Wyvern

16 Iudex Gundyr
17 Yhorm, The Giant

If it weren't for the good old storm ruler this fiery giant would take forever to kill. Depending on your class and what level your weapon is at you probably won't do much damage to this guy with normal hits. You pretty much have to use the storm ruler if you want to get the boss fight over with quickly.

Hard, I don't know why, even harder that Nameless king. Maybe because of my Heavy build

This boss is very easily cheesed.

18 Oceiros, The Consumed King

Second phase can be more difficult if you get hit by bad RNG. A lot of the time he just spins over and over and it gets a little hard to dodge.

Nothing too special. The NPC in particular helps you out pretty well.

19 Crystal Sage
20 Vordt of the Boreal Valley

I am on new game and I just started last night but I had a small bit of prior knowledge of what the arena you fought him in looked like so when I got there for the first I went all the way back to the bonfire on the wall of high lothrich. Not the first one you start at but the second one, anyway I killed this big beast first try solo. Maybe I just got good RNG because he only charged me once but he was no problem as long as I stayed under him or behind him.

Didn't have too much trouble since I know how to dodge, but he can hit like a truck.

21 Old Demon King

Nothing too bad, just have some good fire resistance, or you're dead. The NPC phantom can poison him, making the fight significantly easier.

22 Wretch
23 Curse-Rotted Greatwood

This fight is super easy. If you can get to her eggs and start slashing you'll have this boss below half health pretty quickly. Though I wouldn't recommend that strategy at all as this boss can hit pretty hard for the early game plus all the undead that are trying to kill you as well. After the tree breaks the ground and you both fall what I recommend doing is keeping your distance as the tree will do its falling attack pretty often when you play like that.

I hate this tree. It has some really cheap attacks, especially the acid.

24 Crystal Mage

Correction it's actually crystal sage, though I think I made this one I don't know. Anyway when the boss fight first starts it lulls you into a false sense of security and you thinking "oh this boss fight isn't too difficult, I'll have this boss beat in no time." Nope once the boss buffs it spawns three clones of itself. The clones die in one hit and are easily identified as they cast blue magic as compared to the real sages purple magic.

25 Stray Demon

While it doesn't have a boss health bar, I consider it a secret boss, due to the fact that 3 of these were bosses in Dark Souls 1. A little side note: DON'T LET HIM GRAB YOU.

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