Dark Souls 3 Top 5 Boss Fights – Masterful Designs

Dark Souls 3 Top 5 Boss fights

Dark Souls 3 offers an array of exhilarating boss battles that will test your skills and determination. Some of these encounters are so intense that emerging victorious feels incredibly rewarding. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the Dark Souls 3 top 5 boss fights.

5. Prince Lothric and Lorian (Twin Princes)

Image showing the Twin Princes Lothric and Lorian in Dark Souls 3.
The Twin Princes Lothric and Lorian.

The battle against the Twin Princes is both challenging and enjoyable. Initially, you face Prince Lorian, a formidable opponent armed with a greatsword and the ability to teleport. After defeating Lorian, the second phase of the fight introduces Prince Lothric, who aids his brother with magic and the ability to resurrect Lorian. Balancing your attacks between the two brothers adds to the excitement. The lore surrounding these characters, rooted in a curse and grief, adds depth to the battle.

4. Champion Gundyr

Image showing the Champion Gundyr boss fight in Dark Souls 3.
The Champion Gundyr boss is a more powerful version of Iudex Gundyr.

Champion Gundyr stands out for its exceptional move set in Dark Souls 3. This boss fight, located in the Untended Garden, is not what it first appears to be, with intriguing lore hidden in the darkness. Gundyr’s relentless attacks keep the pressure on players, demanding precise timing for Estus drinks, dodges, and attacks. His kick and shoulder charge attacks are particularly notable. The combination of mechanics and lore makes Champion Gundyr a memorable battle.

3. Nameless King

Image showing the Nameless King boss in Dark Souls 3.
A king and his dragon.

The Nameless King presents one of the toughest challenges in Dark Souls 3. His second-phase attacks can be disorienting, often leading to swift defeat. However, with perseverance, you can learn his attack patterns and emerge victorious. The Nameless King’s arena, set amidst clouds and a dragon, is visually striking. The lore surrounding this boss is intriguing, making this battle incredibly satisfying to conquer.

2. Soul of Cinder

Image showing the Soul of Cinders boss in Dark Souls 3.
The Soul of Cinder is much like the tarnished one.

The final battle in the trilogy, the Soul of Cinder, is a fitting conclusion. It represents all those who have linked the fire and boasts a dynamic first phase that switches between various weapon styles, keeping players on their toes. The second phase pays homage to Lord Gwyn, with many attacks reminiscent of the original Dark Souls. The fight carries heavy lore implications, leaving players to ponder its meaning.

1. Abyss Watchers

Image showing the Abyss Watcher boss fight in Dark Souls 3.
You can’t tell me the Abyss Watchers aren’t cool.

The Abyss Watchers take the top spot on our list. Everything about this fight, from their weapons to their armor, exudes excellence. The mechanic of Watchers rising to fight one another adds a strategic element to the battle. The fight is challenging but fair, requiring players to bait out close combat combos before healing. The tragic narrative of these Watchers locked in eternal combat adds depth to the Dark Souls 3 world.

What are your top 5 favorite Dark Souls 3 boss fights? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 
 

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