Belfry Gargoyles
Belfry_Gargoyles.png
NG hp.png souls.png
0 7,000 25,000
1 13,300 50,000
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 0 0
6 0 0
7 25,270 100,000
Weakness
physical_vs_strike.png 135%
physical_vs_thrust.png 93%
physical_vs_slash.png 93%
Resistance
fire_defence.png 30%
magic_defence.png 15%
lightning_defence.png 30%
dark_defence.png 30%
Immunitity
poison_damage.png Susceptible
bleed_damage.png Immune

Lore

Soul of a Gargoyle of the Lost Bastille.

The elaborate stone statues on the belfry
mysteriously came to life.

— Description of the Belfry Gargoyle Soul

Gargoyles are said to guard castles and forts
from ill fortune, and they have appeared in many
forms in all the great lands throughout history.

Some of them are so meticulously crafted
that they look as if they might come to life.

— Description of the Gargoyle Bident

Location

Belfry Luna:
Past the gate opened by a lever atop the bell tower.
Bonfire Intensity Health Souls
1 (NG) 5x 1,400 25,000
2 (NG+) 5x 2,660 50,000
8 (NG+7) 5x 5,054 100,000

Bonfire Ascetic respawn: Upper Ramparts bonfire.

Drangleic Castle:
One is found in the area past the Central Castle Drangleic bonfire. On top of the building containing the Estus Flask Shard. Next to the Alonne Knight Captain. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin only.
Bonfire Intensity Health Souls
1 (NG) ~3000 2,800
2 (NG+) ? ?
8 (NG+7) ? ?
Aldia's Keep:
One is found in the secret lab across the hall from the Ritual Site bonfire; requires Aldia Key to access. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin only.
Bonfire Intensity Health Souls
1 (NG) ? 3,000
2 (NG+) ? ?
8 (NG+7) ? ?

Summons

Drops

Belfry Luna:

Aldia's Keep:

Moveset

Jump Strike:
Jumps up and downward slashes.

Evading Sweep:
Jumps backwards while sweeping in front of it.

Sneak Attack:
Jumps and gets behind you, then stabs.

Sweep:
Swings weapon from right to left (can follow up with second sweep or downward swing).

Thrust:
Thrusts bident forward (can follow up with a left-to-right sweep).

Tail Swipe:
Swipes tail once or twice if you're behind it.

Fire Breath:
Breathes a cone of fire in front of it (only when individual is below 50% health).

Aerial Fire Breath:
Jumps into the air and hovers while breathing fire (only when individual is below 50% health).

Aerial Sweep:
Flies up into the air with weapon pointing down and swings upward.

Divebomb:
Flies up into the air and charges at you.

Lighting Storm:
Possibly happens when low on health. Fires up a lighting storm that fires in the immediate vicinity of the caster. (Gargoyle will glow).

Strategies

Gargoyles spawn as follows:

  • The fight starts with two Gargoyles.
    • When the boss health bar reaches 90%, a third Gargoyle spawns.
    • When the boss health bar reaches 70%, a fourth Gargoyle spawns.
    • When the boss health bar reaches 50%, the fifth and final Gargoyle spawns.
  • If you hit any Gargoyle before the spawn conditions are met, it will join the fight immediately.
  • Focus only one Gargoyle at a time to maintain control, as therefore, focus on multiple targets will cause them to gather around you

Kill them off one by one or you'll be swarmed very quickly. The full health ones tend to get in the way when you're using ranged attacks, especially since the hurt ones start breathing fire from the back.

When the gargoyles are attempted early the first playthrough, Strength builds tend to have the easiest time. By far the easiest strategy is to use an upgraded strike-damage strength weapon (like the Great Club) and a Greatshield with high stability. The greatshield will make blocking attacks without running out of stamina easy, and the weapon will be able to take out gargoyles in just a few hits as you find openings to attack. Buff with a resin (ideally Aromatic Ooze, since the gargoyles' lowest resistance is to magic). Titanite Chunks from Belfry PVP can get your weapon to +9 without much trouble. If you're determined to get the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +2 on the first playthrough by kindling the Belfry bonfire, a +9 Great Club with Aromatic Ooze can take out even bonfire intensity 2 gargoyles in 4 hits.

It can be beneficial to bring consumables like Holy Water Urns and Witching Urns as they can damage multiple Gargoyles at once. Be very careful with this tactic. The AOE damage will decrease the boss bar quicker while not killing the Gargoyles fast enough, leaving you with many more gargoyles than necessary.

Chaos Storm and Flame Swathe are quite deadly against them

*Note, if boss in Belfry Luna is not killed before heading up to The Salfort bonfire, you will see a gargoyle fly over head

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