Major Bosses

  • Even though some of these boss fights don't immediately start after you enter the fog gate, you cannot go back out through the fog gate. If you want to exit, you can use a Homeward Bone or Homeward miracle, and be returned to the last bonfire you rested at. Alternatively, you can quit the game and when you reload, you will be in front of the boss' fog gate.
  • Certain Boss Souls can be traded for unique equipment and spells.
Boss Loot Souls w/ Ally As Ally Areas
(closest Bonfire)
Required Notes NPC Summons
The Last Giant Soldier Key & Soul of the Last Giant 10,000 7,500 2,500 Forest of Fallen Giants
(Cardinal Tower)
Yes Must be killed in order to gain access to Memory of Jeigh via the Soldier Key he drops. Mild Mannered Pate
Sellsword Luet (Scholar)
The Pursuer Soul of the Pursuer 17,000 12,750 4,250 Forest of Fallen Giants
(Cardinal Tower)
No Either he or Flexile Sentry must be killed in order to travel to the Lost Bastille Ruined Aflis (Scholar)
Dragonrider Dragonrider Soul 12,000 9,000 3,000 Heide's Tower of Flame
(Heide's Ruin)
Yes Must be killed to reach Licia of Lindeldt Masterless Glencour
Devotee Scarlett (Scholar)
Old Dragonslayer Old Dragonslayer Soul 20,000 15,000 5,000 Cathedral of Blue
(Heide's Ruin)
No Must be killed to reach the Blue Sentinels Covenant Master Masterless Glencour
Flexile Sentry Flexile Sentry Soul 14,000 10,500 3,500 No-man's Wharf No Either it or the Pursuer must be killed in order to travel to the Lost Bastille.
Has two enemy summons at Bonfire Intensity 2+ (Suspicious Shadow)
Lucatiel of Mirrah
Bradley of the Old Guard (Scholar)
Ruin Sentinels Ruin Sentinel Soul 33,000 24,750 8,250 The Lost Bastille No You can avoid this boss by using a shortcut. However, you must unlock the shortcut first by using a Pharros Lockstone (DS II only). Pilgrim Bellclaire
Felicia the Brave (Scholar)
The Lost Sinner Soul of the Lost Sinner
Old Witch Soul (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
45,000 33,750 11,250 Sinner's Rise Yes Has two enemy Black Phantom summons in NG+ and above (Prisoned Sinner) Lucatiel of Mirrah
Sellsword Luet (Scholar)
Belfry Gargoyles Belfry Gargoyle Soul
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
25,000 18,750 6,250 Belfry Luna No Gain access to the Upper Ramparts bonfire to get the Bastille Key. Masterless Glencour (Scholar)
Skeleton Lords Skeleton Lord's Soul
Clear Bluestone Ring +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
15,000 11,250 3,750 Huntsman's Copse Yes Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Creighton the Wanderer (Scholar)
Executioner's Chariot Executioner's Chariot Soul
Chloranthy Ring +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
19,000 14,250 4,750 Undead Purgatory No Must be killed to reach the Brotherhood of Blood Covenant Master Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Creighton the Wanderer (Scholar)
Covetous Demon Covetous Demon Soul 13,000 9,750 3,250 Earthen Peak Yes None
Mytha, the Baneful Queen Mytha, the Baneful Queen Soul
Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
20,000 15,000 5,000 Earthen Peak Yes Jester Thomas
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Devotee Scarlett (Scholar)
Smelter Demon Smelter Demon Soul 32,000 24,000 8,000 Iron Keep No The Pursuer spawns in its boss room after the Demon is defeated. Lucatiel of Mirrah
Old Iron King Old Iron King Soul
Old King Soul (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
48,000 36,000 12,000 Iron Keep Yes Manhunter O'Harrah (Scholar)
Scorpioness Najka Scorpioness Najka Soul
Southern Ritual Band +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
23,000 17,250 5,750 Shaded Woods Yes Manscorpion Tark
Bradley of the Old Guard (Scholar)
Royal Rat Authority Royal Rat Authority Soul & Rat Tail 14,000 - - Doors of Pharros No Must be killed to reach the Rat King Covenant Master (either location) None
Prowling Magus & Congregation Titanite Slab 7,000 5,250 1,750 Brightstone Cove Tseldora Yes Does not drop a boss soul. Benhart of Jugo
The Duke's Dear Freja Soul of the Duke's Dear Freja
Old Paledrake Soul (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
42,000 31,500 10,500 Brightstone Cove Tseldora Yes Ashen Knight Boyd
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Manhunter O-Harrah (Scholar)
Royal Rat Vanguard Royal Rat Vanguard Soul & Rat Tail 11,000 - - Grave of Saints No You have to kill him to reach the Rat King Covenant Master (either location) None
The Rotten Soul of the Rotten
Old Dead One Soul (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
47,000 35,250 11,750 Black Gulch Yes Lucatiel of Mirrah
Lone Hunter Schmidt
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Dragonriders Dragonrider Soul 26,000 19,500 6,500 Drangleic Castle Yes You must reach one million Soul Memory (NG) OR collect the four Great Souls in order to gain access to Drangleic Castle via the Shrine of Winter. Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Pilgrim Bellclaire (Scholar)
Looking Glass Knight Looking Glass Knight Soul
Ring of Steel Protection +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
34,000 25,500 8,500 King's Passage Yes Benhart of Jugo
Ashen Knight Boyd (Scholar)
Demon of Song Demon of Song Soul & Key to the Embedded 26,000 19,500 6,500 Shrine of Amana Yes Felicia the Brave
Lone Hunter Schmidt (Scholar)
Velstadt, the Royal Aegis Soul of Velstadt
Royal Soldier's Ring +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
50,000 37,500 12,500 Undead Crypt Yes Grave Warden Agdayne
Devotee Scarlett (Scholar)
Vendrick None 90,000 - - Undead Crypt No Does not drop his soul.
Has 32x times damage reduction which is divided by 2 for every Soul of a Giant the player possess.
His soul and armor can be found in Shrine of Amana after he has been defeated
Guardian Dragon Guardian Dragon Soul 37,000 27,750 9,250 Aldia's Keep Yes Later encountered as miniboss versions. None
Ancient Dragon Soul of a Giant & Petrified Dragon Bone 120,000 90,000 30,000 Dragon Shrine No Drops Soul of a Giant rather than Ancient Dragon Soul. Its soul can be acquired in Dragon Memories. Head of Vengarl
Melinda the Butcher
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Giant Lord Giant Lord Soul & Giant's Kinship
Ring of Giants +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
75,000 56,250 - Memory of Jeigh Yes Unlocks the Nashandra fight Benhart of Jugo
Captain Drummond
Throne Defender & Throne Watcher Throne Defender Soul & Throne Watcher Soul
Ring of the Evil Eye +2 (Bonfire Intensity 2+)
68,000 51,000 17,000 Throne of Want Yes Immediately followed by the Nashandra fight when defeated, provided you killed the Giant Lord. Benhart of Jugo
Head of Vengarl
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Pilgrim Bellclaire (Scholar)
Bradley of the Old Guard (Scholar)
Nashandra Soul of Nashandra 90,000 67,500 22,500 Throne of Want Yes Final boss of the game Benhart of Jugo
Head of Vengarl
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Pilgrim Bellclaire (Scholar)
Bradley of the Old Guard (Scholar)
Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin None 0 0 0 Throne of Want No Optional final boss Benhart of Jugo
Head of Vengarl
Bashful Ray (Scholar)
Pilgrim Bellclaire (Scholar)
Bradley of the Old Guard (Scholar)
Darklurker Darklurker Soul 35,000 - - Dark Chasm of Old No Optional boss who appears after clearing the three areas of Dark Chasm of Old. None
Elana, the Squalid Queen Soul of Elana, Squalid Queen 72,000 54,000 18,000 Dragon's Rest No Crown of the Sunken King DLC boss. Required to fight Sinh Benhart of Jugo
Steelheart Ellie
Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon Soul of Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon 96,000 72,000 24,000 Dragon's Rest No Crown of the Sunken King DLC final boss
Crown of the Sunken King can be found on the ground after Sinh is defeated.
Transcendent Edde
Abbess Feeva
Afflicted Graverobber, Ancient Soldier Varg & Cerah the Old Explorer 3x Twinkling Titanite
3x Petrified Dragon Bone
Titanite Slab
45,000 33,750 11,250 Cave of the Dead No Crown of the Sunken King DLC optional boss.
Does not drop a boss soul.
Rapacious Andrei
Ruined Aflis
Fume Knight Soul of the Fume Knight
Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash
84,000 63,000 21,000 Brume Tower No Crown of the Old Iron King DLC final boss Steelheart Ellie
Carhillion of the Fold
Sir Alonne Soul of Sir Alonne 80,000 60,000 - Memory of the Old Iron King No Crown of the Old Iron King DLC
Optional boss but required to get the last shard of the Soul of Nadalia, Bride of Ash
Steel-willed Lorrie
Drifter Swordsman Aidel
Smelter Demon (Iron King DLC) Smelter Demon Soul 75,000 56,250 18,750 Iron Passage No Crown of the Old Iron King DLC optional boss Steel-willed Lorrie
Drifter Swordsman Aidel
Aava, the King's Pet Soul of Aava, the King's Pet 78,000 58,500 19,500 Frozen Eleum Loyce No Crown of the Ivory King DLC first boss Steelheart Ellie
Masterless Glencour
Burnt Ivory King Soul of the Ivory King 92,000 69,000 23,000 The Old Chaos No Crown of the Ivory King DLC final boss Lucatiel of Mirrah
Twiggy Shei
Lud, the King's Pet & Zallen, the King's Pet Soul of Lud, the King's Pet
Soul of Zallen, the King's Pet
56,000 42,000 14,000 Frigid Outskirts No Crown of the Ivory King DLC optional boss Head of Vengarl
Abbess Feeva
Manhunter O-Harrah (Scholar)


  • Whilst the Old Ones and bosses leading up to them are listed as required, you technically only need one Fragrant Branch of Yore to reach Drangleic Castle. The Shrine of Winter can be alternatively opened by having a required high Soul Memory for your current NG level. (1 million on NG - Does not work on Scholar Of The First Sin PS4 Version).
  • Defeating the final boss (Nashandra) does not end the game like it does in the original Dark Souls. You can start NG+ whenever you want by choosing the option at the Majula bonfire.
  • Items that are exclusive drops at Bonfire Intensity 2 or higher don't replace the regular drops.
  • The Souls column represents the amount of souls you get during your first playthrough.
  • In SoTFS there are some summons that may change/add


  • These stronger enemies are considered minibosses. Most of them spawn only once per game.
  • Most items in the loot column are not guaranteed drops, though some are.
Boss Loot Location
Flexile Sentry Twinkling Titanite Shaded Woods (removed in SotFS)
Frozen Eleum Loyce
Sinner's Rise (SotFS)
Giant Basilisk Petrified Dragon Bone Shaded Woods (removed in SotFS)
Aldia's Keep
Huntsman's Copse (SotFS)
Guardian Dragon Petrified Something
Petrified Dragon Bone
Twinkling Titanite
Flame Quartz Ring+2
Fire Tempest*
Dragon Aerie
Heide's Tower of Flame (SotFS)
Duke Tseldora Brightstone Key
Fragrant Branch of Yore
Dark Quartz Ring+1
Lord's Private Chamber
Vengarl's Body Vengarl's Armor
Vengarl's Gloves
Vengarl's Boots
Lord's Private Chamber (removed in SotFS)
Shaded Woods (SotFS)
Heide Knight Heide Knight Sword
Heide Spear
Heide Lance
Heide Greatlance*
Heide Knight Set*
Forest of Fallen Giants (removed in SotFS)
The Lost Bastille (removed in SotFS)
Shrine of Winter (removed in SotFS)
Multiple found in Heide's Tower of Flame (SotFS)
The Gutter (SotFS)
Sinner's Rise (SotFS)
Ogre Stone Ring
Dragon Acolyte Mask
Things Betwixt
Forest of Fallen Giants (SotFS)
Shaded Woods (SotFS)
Shrine of Amana
Aldia's Keep
Prowling Magus Warlock Mask
Wilted Dusk Herb
Cursed Bone Shield
Shrine of Amana
Pursuer Ring of Blades +1
Twinkling Titanite
Things Betwixt (SotFS)
Iron Keep
The Lost Bastille
Twin Pursuers Twinkling Titanite*
Ring of Blades +2*
Washing Pole*
Drangleic Castle
Covetous Demon (Ivory King DLC) Ivory Warrior Ring Frozen Eleum Loyce
Skeleton Human Effigy Majula (Mansion)


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