Toughest Soul Trophy
All Trophies Obtained
Simple enough, unlock every trophy for Demon's Souls and you will obtain the platinum trophy.
World Uniter's Trophy
Old One Put to Sleep & World United
Missable Trophy. Defeat the final boss "Real Allant" and walk away back out of the area here. There are two different ending outcomes for Demon's Souls. For the trophy, DO NOT kill the Maiden in Black at the end. She can't be killed anywhere in the game except for here and this will result in you acquiring the evil ending. Simply walk away and go back through the tunnel to get the good/normal ending and receive the trophy.
To reach this point, you must first defeat all other bosses in the game and then speak with the Maiden in Black. She will take you to meet the Old One, where you will face the demon Real Allant. This boss is absolutely pathetic and is less difficult than most players' first enemy. IF you somehow manage to have trouble... You are a n00b, should be shot, and have glitched and cheated everywhere you could and probably had someone else play the game for you. Hope you get eaten by a pack of ravenous poisoned diseased beavers with wolverine nipples. Have a bad day and worst of luck to you.
Otherwise, congratulations on completing Demon's Souls. Prepare for NG+where enemies will begin about 50% harder than your last game. After you complete NG+, you go into NG++ where they will only be about 8% harder and you won't see a real noticeable difference.
All Spells Learned Missable Trophy
. Acquire every spell from the mage apprentice, Sage Freke, & Lady Yuria to obtain this trophy.
The spells from Freke and Yuria require boss souls and will take 2 playthroughs to fully acquire. You can NOT acquire spells over multiple characters!
Spell Completion List
All Miracles Learned Missable Trophy
. Acquire every miracle from the Miracle Apprentice & Saint Urbain to obtain this trophy.
The miracles from Urbain will require boss souls and will take a full playthrough to complete. You can NOT acquire miracles over multiple characters!
Miracle Completion List
All Rings Obtained Missable Trophy
. Acquire one of every ring through the game and you will obtain this trophy.
You do NOT have to hold them all at once. You can get someone online to drop the ones you need and you get the trophy once you have held every ring at least once. Must be completed on the same character.
Ring Completion List This will be a complete list of all required rings found throughout the game, location, and briefly how to obtain it.
All Unique Weapons Obtained Missable Trophy
. Acquire every unique weapon throughout the game and the special boss upgrade weapons and you will obtain this trophy.
You do NOT have to hold them all at once, same as Rogue's Trophy
. Someone can drop the ones you need and will get the trophy when you have held every one at least once. Must be done on the same character.
Weapon upgrades involving boss souls can only be upgraded by Blacksmith Ed in Stonefang Tunnel 2-1
Must first give him the Red Hot Demon's Soul from the Flamelurker boss in Stonefang Tunnel 2-2
Complete Weapons List
*Some people have had this trophy pop with weapons scattered over multiple characters, but this is not guaranteed to work.
False King's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "False King"
Defeat the archdemon boss of section 1-4, False King, and you will obtain this trophy. One of the bigger pains of Demon's Souls, this guy uses an array of attacks and is not to be taken lightly. He'll shoot long range attacks at you, rush you when you are too far, slice you up when close, AND has a huge area of attack ability as well. Be careful and approach this battle carefully. His biggest attack and most deadly is his "Soulsucker" ability. If you get hit with it, you will lose a entire soul level(being the last one you leveled up) and will take a large amount of damage. Quickly roll away and evade him when notice his hand glowing a white/blue coloring as he's preparing to grab you.
For his normal slashes, watch out as he'll hurl blades of magic wind with each strike, dealing damage even when you block so stay alert to dodge these timed strikes of his. After he finishes a flurry, you have a opportunity to attack back with a strike or cast a spell but then need to go back on the defensive. At long range, he will do a charging slash that will knock you back and then continue with his normal flurry of strikes so watch out for this and block or roll away as he reaches you. This attack has a great deal of tracking with it so don't try to simply run to one side or another.
At times, the False King will stab his sword down into the floor and begin charging. Immediately run to the farther point in the area you can and begin blocking with your shield if you have one equipped. This attack will deal a large amount of magic damage to you so beware. If you're really close to him, even blocking, you'll most likely end up knocked down and suffer large hit to your health and stamina. You can manage to get in some attacks here on him, but it's not worth the risk of taking a heavy loss. Also for best results on this boss, wear lightest best armor you can as you'll need to roll and evade effectively during the battle to survive. Heavy armor that bogs you down will most likely result in your death so be aware of this and mix it with your playstyle for best results.
Melee Method: Just watch his attacks and strike when you have an opening. Like the Penetrator boss before him, you can stunlock the False King with the appropriate weapon, such as Mirdan Hammer. Use this to your advantage here as you will need all the help you can get. Summon any phantoms you like and if you notice one get hit with the Soulsucker attack, use that to get in numerous attacks before he throws them down. Fire-based will work well against him as he doesn't have much fire defense, however he's resistant to magic.
Ranged Method: Sit back at the boss fog and fire away with your arrows or get in a bit closer to hurl your strongest spells at him before he closes the distance with his charge. Roll and evade his attacks and fire once his flurry attacks are complete to avoid getting hit while trying for your own attacks on the False King. Use more fire-based spells against him as he's resilent to most magic and miracles. Bring a large number of spices and light armor to best combat this foe.
NG+ Tips: Simply use your upgraded arsenal against this foe and repeat same tactics previously. Most likely you'll have a higher stamina and equip load so you can wear better armor while maintaining your ability to roll effectively and fast.
Storm King's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Storm King"
Defeat the archdemon boss of section 4-3, Storm King, and you will obtain this trophy. For the battle, you will be in an old graveyard area with several storm beasts around you in the air and many crumbling buildings you can use for cover. Watch out for the "whirling" sound as they stop and release a lightning bolt down at you. These can go through some structures but if you're down in a building or they catch the side of a landmass, you should be unharmed.
This boss here, Storm King, is unique in that you won't at first be able to target him with your attacks. You'll have to kill several of the storm beasts before he will appear. If you are a ranged magic or archer character, you can easily snipe them down with your abilities from the start to lure out the Storm King and continue with this assault. If you are strictly melee and have no spells or archery weapons/arrows then you will need to run down to the graveyard area to claim the weapon Stormruler. With this, you can use
and attack with the weapon's unique ability to hurl a blade of wind through the air. Wait for the beasts to cease moving and aim for you, then 2 hand the weapon and strike them. Quickly dodge their attack if you don't kill them before they release the bolt attack at you.
The crumbling building near the end of the path leading down to the graveyard will shield you from many of the King's and beast's attacks so use it for cover as need be. You can also get over behind it for added protection, though it appears you can't. The Storm King will use only one attack as he flies around the area. He will hurl several waves of little "squid storm enemies
" out at you to pierce through and kill your character. In addition to this attack, the storm beasts in the area will continually spawn. Keep this in mind for farming purposes and to save time trying to kill them before going after the King. After he's defeated, they will all die and you'll be free to finish farming the area for items and the lizards.
Using the Stormruler weapon, use it's wind blasts to strike out at the King's target areas. If you aim wisely enough, you can even take down several of the storm beasts in one strike as well as hitting the Storm King. Using this special ability though will quickly deplete the weapon's durability so keep some grindstones with you OR try to down the beasts and Storm King quickly.
Simply use cover of the broken down building to dodge the Storm King's attacks and as he hovers over you, aim for his many target points with your spells and arrows until he's dead. Try to focus as much on the King as you can as the other beasts will spawn infinitely.
Come into the battle with Stormruler already and you can begin taking down the beasts much faster as you make your way down to the crumbling building. Use your upgraded arsenal of spells to your advantage as well such as Soul Ray(instead of Soul Arrows). Use same tactics of firing as they hover overhead until defeated the Storm King.
Old Monk's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Old Monk"
Defeat the archdemon boss of section 3-3, the Old Monk, and you will obtain this trophy. In this battle, you will either face a REAL player in PVP so no telling what you have in store for you OR you will fight a generic black phantom with a health bar wielding claws on each hand and magic arrows as his health depletes. If you are great at PVP, then you will probably have little trouble here if you battle online and must face an actual player. Try to look through the fog and ensure they aren't going to jump out from the side as you enter in. Some players are very unfair and use your judgment if you think it will end badly.
If you play offline, you will face a generic black phantom that uses clawed fists. Also, the black phantom will have the magic arrow spell cast that shoots a little magic beam at you. As you decrease it's health, more beams will begin following him around and they launch as you get in close. They do a lot of damage if you do not have good magic defense, but also are easily avoidable. When you see the lights start following him around, wait for them to shoot off, and roll to the side or block them if you use a shield.
Melee Method: Simply encircle him as you would any enemy and go for backstabs. You can allow him to attack and block then go in for your own strikes as his attacks are deflected away from you. Just keep an eye on his magic arsenal as you deplete the health bar and dodge this while repeating your own strategy for killing him.
Ranged Method: Somewhat manageable, but since it's in a tight space and the boss keeps up with you pretty well, hard to get back and shoot off any arrows. Run to one end of the area and fire a few arrows or spells at him, hoping he doesn't dodge them and then as he gets close, run to the opposite end. Repeat this dodging and evading past his attacks until he is killed. If you desire, you can use close ranged spells as he comes in at your for his own attack. Dodge or block and then cast quickly if need be.
Maiden Astraea's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Maiden Astraea"
Defeat the archdemon boss of section 5-3, Maiden Astraea, and you will obtain this trophy. In this fight, you can choose either to kill Garl Vinland, her guard, OR snipe her from a nearby ledge and not have to fight either of them. You can, and I don't recommend this, rush down and try to attack her, but she casts rage of God and Garl will still come after you. BUT if you kill her or Garl, just talk to the other and they will commit suicide and the battle over.
Some notes about the area to keep in mind. Down in the swamp, you will be plagued and attacked by plague babies that will stunlock the death out of your character and most often result in your quick death. Also, you will face several dreglings who at first will remain non-combative towards you will be provoked into attack after you defeat Astraea. Try to eliminate them and then snipe away or fight her as you want.
Fighting Garl Vinland
As you walk down the path towards the Maiden and Garl, he will walk up towards you. There is a point halfway up where he will no longer come after you and begin walking back away. Use this to your advantage in attacking him with melee strikes or timed spells/arrows. If you use magic and ranged attacks, try to make sure you lure him back up as he's prone to walking back down to the Maiden and staying down there. This could complicate your battle, but fight around as needed. If you're good with parrying, you can riposte him as he strike down. Otherwise, be prepared to take a lot of damage or stamina hit if you block. Watch for his strike and roll back(but not down into the swamp or you'll most likely die). Repeat this until he's defeated. Simply talk to the Maiden and she gives up her soul now.
Defeating the Maiden
When entering through the fog, proceed to the right path and you will come to a small ledge where you can snipe away at Garl and the Maiden here. Attacking him though he will most often block the arrows from here. Simply aim solely for her using this method and fire away until she's dead. Watch out as she will use some healing spells and her health will regen slowly. Continuously chip down her health with strongest arrows/spells and bow you have. Afterwards, speak to Garl and he will end his own life since he'll have no longer use to live.
Also after defeating either enemy, you can reload the area and simply walk down to the archstone for the boss soul and things they drop. Reentering this area will have a black phantom of Garl Vinland come after you with Pure White or Pure Black tendency so keep in mind.
NG+ Tips: Simply use your upgraded gear and same tactics previously to defeat these foes again. Try wielding his own equipment on him when fighting Garl.
Dragon God's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Dragon God"
Defeat the archdemon boss of section 2-3, Dragon God, and you will obtain this trophy. This is mostly a puzzle where you run behind pillars and slowly break down debris for the most part during the battle. You will reach 2 ballista canons in the area, and after triggering both, the boss will fall and you can run in and attack his face, killing him after a few hits. Watch out for the breath though as can still damage you.
During the fight, the Dragon God will slowly shift his focus from one side to the other looking for you. Hide behind the pillars as notice his eyes. If they are glowing yellow, he doesn't see you. However, if they glow red, he knows where you are and probably about to attack. Be cautious and don't make any unnecessary movement out from behind the pillars unless you plan to run.
No real special methods for this battle except that you can destroy the debris in two fashions. One, you can come with soul arrow or another spell of your choosing and aim for the debris ahead and fire from cover. Arrows will simply bounce off and will not work.Option two is much less safe and requires you to possible chance getting hit. Simply 2 hand your weapon and melee the debris with strongest attacks you have. Should break apart in a hit or two and then run quickly for cover or just rush for next section until you can get to the ballista. After activating the first canon, some of the next remaining debris piles will be tougher and take more to destroy. Also the dragon God will no longer punch at you and will attack with his fire breath, doing alot more damage as well. He'll sweep across the area, so if caught out in an attack, make a run for it quickly.
After activating the last ballista, he will fall down and you can safely attack his face to finish off the last remaining bits of health. Just wait for him to exhale and then step in to attack. Repeat until he's dead and claim his soul.
Tip: Dragon God's demon soul is used to create 2 spells(Yuria and Sage Freke) and a miracle so keep in mind you will need it quite a bit. Also required to create one weapon.
Old King's Trophy
Conqueror of Old King Doran
Missable Trophy. Defeat the optional boss in 1-1, Old King Doran, and you will obtain this trophy.
In order to get to him, you will need the key that Ostrava drops for the Mausoleum door beyond the Red Eyed Knight enemy. Best to wait till later as Doran is very difficult early on and can one shot most players. Also, Ostrava will give you very helpful items as you help him through the levels. He will drop the key just before you reach the archdemon boss in 1-4 right after you make it past the Blue Dragon and you will not have to kill him or wait for him to die from enemies.
IF you choose to kill Ostrava, you will take a hit to your World Tendency, causing it to darken & you will miss out on doing a side quest for Mephistopheles later. Likewise, if you kill Doran as you need to for this trophy, you will take a hit to your World Tendency the same.
Now go into the mausoleum (It's near the Red Eyed Knight in 1-1) and go up to him. He'll challenge you to a battle. This is also a chance to get the sword "Demonbrandt". Doran will attack just the same as any other sword wielding foe you've fought thus far. Only difference is he has a ton more health AND does a far greater deal of damage to you when you get hit. Several methods to take him down so choose what will work best for your level of skill and experience in this game.
Melee Method: Use your best weapon and aim to backstab with it as often as possible during the fight. Simply dodge and evade his attacks, circling behind him and striking after his combos are done and repeat for the battle. After a time, he will yield, granting you the weapon on the alter.. but for the trophy, you need to kill him so immediately continue your assault with backstabs and your own melee style. You can walk out the area and run across the bridge and he will eventually stop before going all the way through the last room. Back stab him as he's walking away or use this to heal and recover your own health.
Ranged Method: Lure him out across the bridge and then fire away with your ranged attacks until he's dead. An easy victory with minimal effort. Simply come with your best spells and enough arrows. You may be forced to melee if you don't come with enough supplies for the entire battle.
Sneaky Method: Wear Thief's Ring or cast Cloak. Cast Poison Cloud and wait for him to die. Very time consuming, but safest and easiest way to defeat him with no effort.
Mesa Method: If you have the Storm Ruler, open up the door to where he is and hit him once so he follows you. Get him to follow you back into the room with the wooden floors and stuff. Then use the Storm Ruler to knock him down (The R1 attack of the Storm Ruler is a knockdown attack). Then all you have to do is keep hitting him up to the room far on the other side where the short cut to the start is and knock him off the stairs. It takes about 5 minutes of positioning him right to get him through the catapults but it is very funny and easy to do :p When he falls off, you can go down and get his armor and ring There is very little danger to this method either because when he gets up, he will attempt to walk back to his room and won't attack you, just make sure all the other enemies are dead.
Flying Dragon's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Flying Dragon" Missable Trophy
. Defeat the optional boss in section 1-4, Blue Flying Dragon, and you will obtain this trophy. He is also in 1-1, but about halfway through killing him, he will fly away and recover completely. You can not melee this boss and will have to snipe him with arrows or use magic to kill him in area 1-4. When you first see him in this area, he will be sitting on the side of a bridge breathing fire as you try to run across. You can time your run between his blasts or fire away at him from the doorway until he flies off. After this point, he will move to above a huge set of stairs leading up to Ostrava, an elevator, and the imminent boss fight with the False King.
Bring several hundred arrows and a leveled up bow of your choice OR your favorite ranged spells to defeat him here. If you are using arrows, you will achieve the most damage by standing underneath him at the top of the stairs in the doorway. He won't breath fire here either allowing you to shoot away at him while auto-aim fixated on his head. If you try from the bottom of the steps, you can stand just outside the reach of his fire and shoot up as he breathes down at you. This is safest, but most time consuming.
Also, if you rescued Biorr of the Twin Fangs, you will have his aid here. Most often the dragon will kill him if you leave it alive to face the False King OR don't do enough damage before Biorr is defeated as he stands midway up the steps in the Dragon's line of fire. You can claim several items from his body after you defeat the dragon or if you have time to run over and pick them up before you get attacked by it's fire breath.
Getting Past the Blue Dragon
To simply get past the dragon at the steps, you will need to watch and time your run carefully with the dragon's attack. If you can manage it right, you will pretty much run through his fire as it misses over you and you get to safety. Otherwise, if you can take atleast one hit from the attack, you can sometimes make it up far enough to get hit, and then make to the doorway before you're killed. If Biorr is still alive, the dragon will focus his attacks on him to help you get past as well so keep in mind. However, if he dies and the dragon yet lives.. you will have to cross this path alone.
Try the following as it has always worked in my experience. As the dragon breaths fire to the right.. run up and stick to the right path. He'll breath fire again going from right to left, with you clinging to the right side of the steps and get passed over. Then you will be up the steps far enough to miss getting hit again as he passes from left to right. Don't stick around too close to the steps here though at the top as he can still aim down and get you if you're not far enough in at the doorway here.
How to Get Past the Dragon Video
Video Courtesy of Youtube user, Hangtimepro
World tendency may affect the dragon's appearances in some locations. Beware and alter it to neutral or black if need be.
Trophy of Hardness
Obtained Best Weapon by Hardstone
Upgrade a weapon to +10 using hardstones and you will obtain this trophy. This is the basic starting upgrade path for select weapons such as broadswords.
Trophy of Sharpness
Obtained Best Weapon by Sharpstone
Upgrade a weapon to +10 using sharpstones and you will obtain this trophy. This is the basic starting upgrade path for select weapons, such as short spear or Winged Spear.
Trophy of Distinction
Obtained Best Weapon by Clearstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using clearstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Quality weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3. Ex. Broadsword upgraded +3 can be further upgraded to Quality Broadsword.
Master Basher's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Greystone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using greystone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Crushing weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3. Select weapons can be upgraded from scratch to Crushing Weapon.
Crushing Battleaxe +1 can be found 2-1, up the elvevator leading to the 2 miner enemies throwing boulders. Enter the area underneatht hem and turn right to find a lever to activate it. This weapon will be sitting on the ledge next to them both.
Master Slasher's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Bladestone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using bladestone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Sharp weapons and upgrade path begins with select basic weapons. Ex. Uchigatana can be upgraded from scratch to Sharp Uchigatana.
Master Bowman's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Spiderstone
Upgrade a bow to +5 and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Sticky bow weapons and upgrade path begins with a bow upgraded to +3. Ex. Compound Longbow upgraded to +3 can be further upgraded to Sticky Bow.
Poison Master's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Mercurystone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using mercurystone and you will achieve this trophy. This is for making Mercury weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3.
Mercury Rapier +1 can be found in 3-2, near the arrow ballista on the bridge. You can find a broken portion of the bridge and drop down to a narrow ledge to walk around and come to an area to obtain this weapon.
Flame Master's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Dragonstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using dragonstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Dragon weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3.
Dragon Longsword +1 can be found in area 2-2, inside the maze tunnels towards the end, just before reaching the ladders leading down to outside the boss zone.
Blood Master's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Suckerstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using suckerstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Tearing weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3. Select weapons can be upgraded from scratch to Tearing. Ex. War Scythe upgraded to +3 can be upgraded to Tearing Warscythe.
Life Master's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Marrowstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using marrowstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Fatal weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +3. Ex. Dagger upgraded to +3 can be further upgraded to Fatal Dagger +1.
Obtained Best Weapon by Moonlightstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using moonlightstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making magic Moon weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +6.
Moon Shortsword +1 can be found in area 3-2 on the bridge of the Maneaters boss zone. About halfway across the area, just before reaching the cauldron of fire in the center, you can look to the right of the bridge and see a small ledge with an item on it. This is the weapon. Best to try after defeating the boss to not risk dying trying to obtain it.
Obtained Best Weapon by Darkmoonstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using darkmoonstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making enchanted Crescent weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +6.
Crescent Falchion +1 can be obtained in area 4-1 on a overhangin ledge near the beginning of the zone. Proceed through the level until you reach the alcove with the two skeleton archers shooting at you, just up the first few sets of steps you reach. Go to your left, watching out for the trap here, and step outside to the left when you reach the other side of the corridor. You will see a Red Eyed Black Skeleton here with dual katanas. Dodge or defeat him and the weapon is laying nearby the drop off ahead.
Obtained Best Weapon by Faintstone
Upgrade a weapon to +5 using faintstone and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making Blessed weapons and upgrade path begins with a weapon upgraded to +6.
Blessed Mace +1 can be obtained in area 5-1 just after reaching the bridge shortcut area with the plague rats, past the filthy old lady merchant. You will see several enemies and a dead soldier laying here, and as you move to get the items on the soldier, they will come to life so be aware of this. There will also be a giant tick here over top of the weapon so take care of that first as well.
Shade Master's Trophy
Obtained Best Weapon by Cloudstone
Upgrade a shield to +5 and you will obtain this trophy. This is for making a Dark shield and upgrade path begins with any shield upgraded to +6.
Dark Heater Shield +2 can be obtained in area 2-2, just past a drop off ledge nearby the filthy old man merchant. This is around the area with the bear bugs and nearby Patches location. You can view down the cliff and see the item gleaming to know where to slide or jump down to.
Slayer of Demon "Phalanx"
Defeat the demon boss of 1-1, Phalanx, and you will obtain this trophy. This first area will consist of a few normal dreglings enemies, the blue knights primarily, a dragon to avoid, Boletarian soldiers, and hoplites. Try to parry and backstab the knights to quickly defeat them and try to stop them from healing if possible. Hoplites are small blob enemies wielding a large javelin to be thrown at you and a shield. Attack them from behind or most of your attack will be deflected off their shield.
This is the very first boss you will face and will most likely be a push-over. Mainly a compilation of about 25 normal enemies into one giant blob. Very weak to fire, so utilize firebombs and turpentine and you'll make short work of this foe.
You can use the pillars in the room as cover as well in case you need a quick heal or re-coating on your weapon. Try to attack the hoplites from behind their shields on the blob section to utilize full damage. As they uncover around the Phalanx itself, you can strike doing much greater damage and it will fall shortly. Killing it will neutralize any remaining hoplites in the area.
NG+ Tips: Come in strong with Firestorm or any upgraded fire spells you have to quickly demolish this foe. Otherwise, use same tactics as previous.
"The real Demon's Souls begins here".
Tower Knight's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Tower Knight"
Defeat the demon boss of 1-2 ,Tower Knight, and you will obtain this trophy. Area 1-2 is a very quick level full of the same enemies as 1-1, with inclusion of dog enemies. Make your way across each section of the bridge taking time sprints in relation to the dragon's fire breath. You can use the optional approach and go underneath the bridge in some sections but will fight more enemies and several dogs. Also, you could use a bow and snipe the dragon from atop one of the bridge towers to avoid him altogether. On the final stretch of bridge, you will encounter several archers(2 on top of the above tower) and 2 blue eye Knights. Try to quickly down the normal soldiers before the knight gets involved and then carry on through the boss fog.
Once in.. run immediately across the area and up the far end steps to either the left or right. Circle up here to kill all the archers that will be firing at you throughout the battle and save trouble from them while trying to fight the Tower Knight. He's a giant knight wielding a huge shield for smashing and a large sword to mess up your day. Also, he's capable of firing a sword beam out at you at range so keep eye on this.
Melee Tactic: Run close to him and attack his legs. Once enough damage is done to both of them he will fall backwards and you may strike his head for extra damage. Using the Crescent weapon from 4-1 will kill him in under 5 strikes using this method and he will never stand back up once even with a basic un-leveled character.
Watch out for his stomps as you strike his feet and back up when you see a leg raise up. Also, watch for him to smash the shield down, casuing an AoE attack that will knock you back.
Range Method: Stand just outside the entrance up either set of stairs OR whever you find best during the fight to aim at him and fire away with any bow and arrow set.. OR spells you may posses. He will use only the one sword beam thrown attack at you and you can step right back inside to dodge it and at some areas, will not affect you even with a hit as it will connect mainly with the wall first.
NG+ Tips: Use an upgraded magic weapon and range tactics, but ultimately strategy does not change. Repeat previous methods to defeat him.
Slayer of Demon "Penetrator"
Defeat the demon boss of 1-3, Penetrator, and you will obtain this trophy. You can get the help of Biorr who is locked up in 1-2 for this battle, so be sure to free him first to help if you're offline for this battle.
The Penetrator will come running at you right as you enter the fog so be prepared and cast any last minute spells immediately then roll for cover. His attacks consist of a flurry of swings and then he'll stop for a moment. Then begin again. If you're close by he'll try to use his "penetrate attack" where his sword will glow and then he will thrust it in either your or Biorr's direction to impale you. Afterwards, the Penetrator will hurl you across the room and most likely come charging over to deal out another flurry of attacks. You may try to roll from this, but most often it's tracking on the character, you will still get hit. Get up and heal quickly or quit game while you're impaled to save the defeat and appear back outside the fog, it's inevitable that you will get hit with this move during the battle so persevere. His other ability is that he'll do a twirling spin attack send a small wind with his strike. This will deal damage even if you block so keep an eye out.
Melee Method: For starters, keep in mind that you can stunlock him as other players so use this to your advantage if using an appropriate weapon against him, such as the Mirdan Hammer. In the room you have several pillars. You can use these to put a bit of space between yourself and the Penetrator, but he will simply cut them down. Don't rely on them for cover for very long. If you get too far away, he may dash at you as well so be on look out for this move. Try to go in while he's fighting or attack Biorr or another Blue Phantom ally and then back off until they regain his aggro. Repeat until he's dead and you claim his soul.
Ranged Method: Similar to Melee, keep your distance from The Penetrator and fire away with your spells and arrows as he's distracted. If you're fighting him alone, he will close the distance on you quickly making magic and bows, almost useless during the fight. Try a mix of melee and magic for best results so that you can fend him off when he's close by until you can run away and get some space between the two of you.
NG+ Tips: Definitely try to use other phantoms assistance during the fight and/or Biorr's help. Solo with the Penetrator completely focused on you wil result in a quick death if you don't have alot of Vitality or armor rating when he hits you with the penetration attack.
Slayer of Demon "Adjudicator"
Defeat the demon boss of 4-1, Adjudicator, and you will obtain this trophy. Area 4-1 can be a very tough area, but if you're prepared for it, also a quick and simple journey. Start off by trying to get a magic OR blunt weapon(such as Blessed Mace+1 from beginning of area 5-1). The skeletons here in this section are weaker to these weapons. Keep your shield up and flank them as they roll at you and keep moving repeating your strategy for each one. You will face the mini-boss Vanguard here as well from the tutorial level, however, you can flank around him and avoid the battle entirely. Watch out for the sky as the Storm beasts will rain magic arrow bolts down to kill you. Two other skeleton types to fight here.. black skeletons, that will dual wield katanas and do incredible damage.. as well as larger gold skeletons wielding a large cleaver blade. Navigate through the traps littered about, keeping your shield up and staying close to the walls and be careful along the narrow paths that you will venture down. Finally you will come to a set of stairs leading to the boss fog protected by a single black skeleton.
Enter the fog and then depending on your preferred method of tackling this foe will depend on what you need to do.
Melee Method: Immediately run down to the bottom of the flights of stairs watching out to not fall too high up and die, and also watch out for the boss's tongue lunge attack that can whip you off anyways. Once down.. run over to the enemy's side and you will see a sword imbedded into him. Attack it a few times and then strafe far over to the other side of him to avoid his downward slash with the cleaver.. it will follow you slightly so be prepared to back away or roll. Try not to get caught in a corner and move the opposite direction if need be. Continue attacking the sword until the boss falls and then immediately tear up his head parrot thing. Repeat this until he dies.
Range Method: For this, you will still want to be careful standing at the top of the stairs as he can still hit you with the tongue attack. Continue moving down the stairs, aiming your arrows and spells at his head to inflict damage. After a while you may have to strafe across the ground and revert to a melee fight anyways so keep your options opened and prepared during the fight. Watch for his cleaver strikes and attack when you have an opening, not putting yourself in harm's way for one small bit of damage to him.
NG+ Tips: Simply use the same tactics previously for him with your upgraded gear and leveled spells. Nothing changes except he can take more a beating and deal out a deadlier one as well.
Old Hero's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Old Hero"
Defeat the demon boss of 4-2, Old Hero, and you will obtain this trophy. Be sure to have the Thief's Ring equipped and if possible be in soul form as you will be much more quiet during the battle. The Old Hero is a giant sword wielding foe, with his eyes bandaged and is blind. He will swing in the direction that you attack him from and will hear your movements so keep this in mind during the fight. The battle will take place around an alter and in a long hallway.
His attacks consist of a flurry of strikes with his curved sword and will charge out across the area if he senses your location. Also, when you are close to him and strike, he will sometimes begin to glow and emit a blast all around him doing massive magic damage so keep eye out for this if you stay near him. If you enter the fight in human form, he will be able to hear your footsteps and is more likely to charge out at you.
Melee Method: When you have your openings, run in and attack from behind him at his legs and then roll under or away from him as he'll turn and attack at this. Nothing special to note other than use your best attacks and don't worry about blocking as his size will eat away your stamina bar. Roll in and out from him and keep eye on when he glows so you avoid getting hit with the blast. Repeat this process of running from one end of the area to the other until he is defeated.
Ranged Method: Stand on one end of the room or the other and fire away a couple shots and then move positions before he comes after you. Standing in one spot and attacking will alert the Old Hero to your location so beware of this. If you watch a few videos, there is a way you can stand by the steps on the far end of the hallway area and attack without being hit by any of his attacks thanks to the collapsed stairs and pillars here. Use yoru judgment to roll away if he comes close to you and keep moving while firing away with arrows or spells until he is dead.
Fool's Idol's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Fool's Idol"
Defeat the demon boss of 3-1, Fool's Idol, and you will obtain this trophy. The area of 3-1 will introduce the mind flayers, large octopus headed beast humanoids that will fire a paralyzing beam and use magic blasts to kill you. Most often killing them will acquire you some spices to refill your MP with so use them to farm this if you're in need. Also, several portions of the floors will be broken causing you to take a different path and keep alert to not fall through to your death. Find your way through the zone keeping caution of the body masses that can inflict a great deal of damage if you get too close and the false dregling weaklings as some will secretly try to attack and poison you with daggers.
Once you make your way up the path to the boss fog, you will meet one of the first black phantoms of the game. She will use a crossbow and if you get close enough will switch to a dagger combo so keep eye on her to not get parried and nearly killed this way with her fast attacks. Block and then move in for a backstab or preferred method of attack.
This boss isn't all that difficult, but she can however form multiple doppelgangers of herself that will tear you up if you don't make use of the pillars in the area. Easy to tell which is which cause the clones only shoot a small soul arrow at you while the real one, shoots a huge beam called Soul Ray doing much more damage AND the clones when targeted have a small health bar over their head. They will also quickly die after a few hits so if you are having trouble, just smack down a few quickly and it'll be alright hopefully.
Method: As the battle progresses, she will teleport to different sections of the chapel and resume her fire. Also the doppelgangers will shift position too keeping you on your toes at all times. Fire back at them with your own spells OR run and melee the real Idol boss. Simply use the pillars and throw out your ranged attacks to neutralize any clones and then rush her when you are sure you know which one OR continue with the ranged assault.
ADDITIONAL TIP: Be sure to check the tower and kill the wizard dregling guy who "swears" he's not gonna get involved cause he will and you'll never leave the boss fight as he brings her back to live each time. With him alive, you can't kill her and will have to reload your game to get out of the boss fog and try again after killing him. Afterwards, you will be transported to above the broken steps to the 3-2 area.
Slayer of Demon "Maneater"
Defeat the demon boss of 3-2, Maneater, and you will obtain this trophy. Please note that there are two bosses in this one fight so you'll have to be very careful. You'll rage more at this fight than anything else in your life most likely as well... TRY and keep your cool as this is supposed to be as frustrating as possible. When you enter, rush past the boss and get to the glowing light in center of area and just circle this and stay away from the bridges and ledges if you can. DO NOT chase them down them, let them come to you and just watch out when the second one appears if you don't kill first one in time. Just take it slow and don't be reckless. I've gotten all the way to almost killing second one and then get charged and knocked off ledge so yeah. VERY ANNOYING!
Slayer of Demon "Leechmonger"
Defeat the demon boss of 5-1, Leechmonger, and you will obtain this trophy. This entire world of zone 5 will consist of poison swamps, plague sickness, and numerous other ailing enemies. Many are weak to fire and some even utilize it against you as well. Proceed carefully to avoid a quick death due to falling or the floor dropping out in certain places. Biggest threat will be the giant trolls that litter numerous locations of this filthy world. They'll wield clubs and don't succumb easily to your attacks so watch out. Beware the mosquitoes too here as they will latch on your character and drain their blood and life away. If you survive the first area of this zone, you will come to a fog and meet the Leechmonger, a deadly enemy that will make you see why it's henceforth named.
When you enter the fog, you will have to circle down the narrow planks to get to the bottom swamp. Stepping in this swamp however will cover your character in leeches and cause your healing grasses to not work as efficiently. Watch your health too as the leeches will slowly consume it. If you need to recover, stay on the plank pathway and run back to the top. Also, keep in mind that while this boss is covered in it's leeches, it will slowly regain it's health. Attacking with fire-based weapons and attacks will destroy them and nullify this effect for a time.
This enemy the Leechmonger will try to smack you down with it's tentacles, using a variety of attacks from spinning horizontally across to smashing down repeatedly to crush you. Also, if you're at a distance or on the walkway, it will throw leech-balls at you, covering your character completely and draining your health in addition to you being knocked back by getting hit. At the bottom of the walkway, towards the path leading to the exit boss-fog, you can stand here and be safe from all his attacks, however, you will still be standing in the swamp. Use this point as a ranged cover or to run in and melee attack the Leechmonger and then return to safety.
Melee Method: Bring turpentine, black firebombs, and your strongest dragon fire-based weapon you have to the fight. If you're using a regular weapon, you can coat the blade in turpentine to deal fire damage, but your best bet is to wield the Dragon Longsword 2-handed for instance against the foe. Throw some firebombs at range to destroy the leeches and then run in to attack. Back off when you see him raising his tentacles and go back to cover. Repeat this until he's dead. Note that if you wait too long during the fight, he will recover health very quickly, especially on NG+ and up so you will have to be quick.
Ranged Method: Stand under the cover of the planks here mentioned, and fire away with Fire arrows or fire-based spells. Use any firebombs/black firebombs you have as well if you don't have an arsenal of fire spells. Firestorm OR the Fireball spells will do massive damage to this foe and can quickly end the battle. If you have it, bring the Lava Bow with Fire arrows for your archery needs.
NG+ Tips: Run in with your strongest fire spells such as Firestorm or an upgraded Dragon weapon and you can make short work of this foe.
Dirty Colossus' Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Dirty Colossus"
Defeat the demon boss of 5-2, Dirty Colossus, and you will obtain this trophy. Use similar weapons/spells and tactics against the Dirty Colossus as you did with the Leechmonger. Both are extremely weak to fire so use this to your advantage. In this area, make sure to stay close by the entrance boss fog and the torch that is lit here. This will make the battle that much easier if you can utilize it during the fight. Keep an eye on the edge of the platform as you will die if you roll off the sides somehow during the fight.
The Colossus will attack with two moves. First if you're at a distance and periodically during the fight he will send out plague flies to swarm you and drain your health away. Simply run into the fire to destroy them as you'll constantly lose health, have your movement hindered, and healing items will not work as efficiently as if you were poisoned or plagued. If you're close by the boss, he will slam it's arms down as the Leechmonger attacks when you're close by. Dodge by rolling away from these attacks and use your normal strategies to defeat him.
Melee Method: Begin by 2handing your weapons, fire based is highly recommended, and run in behind the Dirty Colossus. Attack a few times and then back off and circle with him. Dodge or roll from the fly attacks and if you get hit by them, rush ASAP to the torch and burn them away and repeat. Keep doing this until you have defeated the boss.
Ranged Method: Definitely the easiest way to fight this boss as you can snipe away with fire spells and arrows from behind the torch and only step out to aim correctly at him and most attacks will miss you completely if they hit the torch first. Repeat this process and heal/run into the torch as necessary during the fight.
Armor Spider's Trophy
Slayer of Demon "Armor Spider"
Defeat the demon boss of 2-1, Armor Spider, and you will obtain this trophy. Easiest if you have strength to carry the purple Flame shield as it blocks 100% Physical and Fire damage. For this battle, you will enter the fog and see a long stretch of death and webs leading to a massive spider stuck inside the tunnel. You will need to proceed forward, dodging it's ranged attacks and then fight it. Standing near the entrance off to the side will hinder all his attacks useless and you will be safe. Use this to your advantage with ranged spells and archery.
The Armor Spider will use 3 primary attacks on you during the battle. One he will shoot fireballs down the tunnel as you run at him so dodge these. Also, he will shoot a sticky web at you that will cause your character to walk and be unable to roll effectively. Hold your shield up and allow him to hit you with the fireballs to burn off the webs and allow free movement again. Roll as the web gets near you to dodge it correctly as it will follow you if you simply try to side step it. Also, when you're up close, he will try to attack you with his claws and pincers. Block these with your shield and attack away. If you use ranged attacks near the entrance to the corridor, you will not have to worry about this.
There is one other attack he will use seldom but need to be careful of. He will use a special breathe attack which he'll stop doing everything and just shake charging it up. RUN back to the entrance immediately and hide off to the side there, to avoid getting hit. This attack will fill the corridor with flames and cause massive damage, potentially hitting you several times if you get knocked down and then stand back up into the fire.
Melee Method: Dodge his attacks and rush straight up to him. Use a spear and shield to block his pincer and claw strikes and still attack. After he attacks with the claws, 2 hand and get 1-2 strikes in and then prepare to block. Step away slightly to allow your stamina to refill periodically so you don't have your guard broken. Watch for him to stop attacking and begin charging his flamethrower attack and then run back to the entrance. Repeat this until he's dead.
Ranged Method: Simply stand by the entrance in the alcove of safety where he can't reach you and fire away with your bow or spells until he's dead. If you accidentally step out too far and get hit with a fire ball, move back to the side and heal. Bringing a regenerator's ring from 4-1 can help as you can take a hit and then let the game sit as you refill your health with no worries. Same with the Fragrant Ring and refilling your mana.
Slayer of Demon "Flamelurker"
Defeat the demon boss of 2-2, Flamelurker, and you will obtain this trophy. The Flamelurker is one of the toughest bosses during the game you will face during the game. You will want the Crescent Falchion leveled up if possible or any other magic based weapon and your strongest spells to defeat him with ease. Also, you will want to bring the Purpler Flame shield from 1-1 near the dragon nest next to the bridge to minimize the fire damage from his attacks. You will want to have most defense you can, while still being able to roll efficiently. During the fight, cling to the pillars next to the steps across the room and circle them to heal as needed to put some space between the boss and yourself. Try to avoid walking behind the Flamelurker's steps as well as he will drip fire and leave trails of flame that can slightly damage you.
As you battle the Flamelurker keep an eye out on his movements. He will swipe out two or three times at you so block or roll from these and circle behind him to attack when you can. Also, he will leap up and lunge at you to cover some distance and you may be knocked down if get hit from this move so get behind him or the pillars nearby to dodge this. Watch for his growl and then flame-smack attack as he will send forward a blast of fire damage. Keeping behind or circling him will dodge most of his attacks and keep the battle easiest. As you weaken him, he will become slightly faster and stronger so keep a heads up for this.
Melee Method: Bring any magic weapons and go for attacks from behind the Flamelurker. Keep your Purple flame shield up when possible, but always allow your stamina to refill as he will attack often. Dodge and block his attacks and hide behind the pillars if you need to heal or want a bit of space. I found it easiest to almost figure eight around the two to the right of the steps across from the entrance as he will follow you but get stuck behind one and have to circle for you. Repeat what works best for you and you will eventually best this great foe.
Ranged Method: Bring your strongest spells for this fight and the water veil spell. This will cover you and protect slightly from fire damage. Cloak spell may also help to keep some distance from him, but firing a few spells or arrows and he will be back after you. It's possible to lure him into the bone cage directly right of the entrance fog and then snipe him as he tries to come after you running into the side of it. Use the pillars as needed and continue firing spells and arrows as you run around the battlefield.
NOTE: This boss is weak to magic. Also, as you'd guess, fire wouldn't be the best option to use on him.