Looking Back: The Absolute Hardest Dark Souls Bosses of All Time

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

Dark Souls

Just like those jerk Princes, you have to fight these guys two-on-one.

Ornstein is incredibly fast and uses various lightning spells and spear attacks to destroy you from a distance. Smough is slow but incredibly strong, and can just absolutely crush you with his gigantic hammer. Combining them makes for a very solid balance of close and long range attacks to keep you on your toes.

You must balance them, dancing back and forth and side to side, using the various pillars around for cover. And after a hard fought battle when one finally falls, they are absorbed by the other, making for a one-on-one with a now-buffed enemy.

This also means that should you go back for a second play-through, you must kill them in the opposite order and face a different second phase battle in order to get both specific drops.

Fortunately, you can summon Solaire of Astoria to help you even the odds.

Published Apr. 15th 2017

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