Crossbreed Priscilla

Location Painted World of Ariamis
Health * NG: 2,300
NG+: 3,611
Souls * NG: 30,000
NG+: 60,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.05

Crossbreed Priscilla is an optional Boss in Dark Souls.

 

Encounters

Half dragon boss found in Painted World of Ariamis. An optional boss, she wields a giant scythe and has the ability to turn invisible. If you do not wish to fight her, simply walk past her after talking to her, and proceed towards the open ledge to trigger a cutscene and your return to Anor Londo. (speaking with her doesn't make her aggressive)

Priscilla is the only dragon crossbreed in Lordran and most likely in the game world.

She is white as snow and has scales, though only on her brow and neck, hinting that her father is actually Seath the Scaleless. Her mother is unconfirmed but that won't stop us as well as other fans from speculating:

  • One theory is that her mother was the non-illusory goddess Gwynevere; Ariamis' painting is also housed in her cathedral, and has been kept safe by dozens of painting guardians for generations.
  • Another theory is that, due to the large number of items and miracles related to Goddess Velka that are located in the Painted World, the goddess could be Priscilla's mother.
  • The rotating statue that opens the way to Priscilla is also of a mother and child, but the mother does not resemble Gwynevere.
  • Attacking Crossbreed Priscilla will be considered as a Sin. (NPC Hostility Sin)

 WARNING DO NOT KILL HER IN A SINGLE HIT DOING SO WILL SOFTLOCK THE GAME

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Drops

Attacks

Invisibility 

Casts a blizzard attack in the beginning that turns her completely invisible.

 

Scythe swing

Priscilla swings her scythe, and sometimes a follow-up swing or two, which has decent range and can cause heavy bleeding.

 

Blizzard

Blows a blizzard type attack that has medium range, and is easily dodged by running to the side. Causes Bleed build up.

 

Strategy

Because this boss is not incredibly hard, nor has a particularly varied arsenal of moves and attacks, these strategies are more of how to deal with her when she's invisible.

Priscilla summons a blizzard that turns her invisible if you attack her, therefore the main way to find her when she is invisible is to keep your shield up or keep moving and watch the snow for her footprints.

Do not spam attacks when you locate her, strike her once or twice and then roll away and block. This should minimize the number of times you are struck by her scythe, and particularly avoid receiving a dangerous bleed effect as a result of repeated hits from her scythe.

If you manage to cut her health enough to reveal herself, she'll start using her blizzard attack. This is easily avoided by running to the side, or staying behind her. Keep your distance to avoid being hit by the scythe, or use Bloodshield or the Bloodbite Ring to reduce the bleed build-up from her attacks. If you manage to chop off her tail - which is what you should aim for - you get the special weapon Priscilla's Dagger. Be sure to only aim for her tail first, to avoid mistiming it and killing her before you can obtain it.

Strategy 1 - The Hard Way

When she's approaching, you will see her footprints get closer together, meaning that she is getting ready to swing her scythe. To counter this, roll directly at her and run to her right. Run behind where the footprints are facing, and she will miss you, which gives you a chance to get an attack in. To judge where the swing is coming from, watch for the footprints that form from her stepping forward during her attack. Rinse and repeat until you deal enough damage to force her to disable her cloaking.

 

Strategy 2 - Fire & Ice 

An easy way to get her to come visible is to as soon as you go through the boss fog, aggro her then run to the plank that you leave on and stay at the end until you see a footprint. As soon as you see a footprint on the ground throw a Great Chaos Fireball straight ahead; because the plank is suspended over nothing and there is no room to evade, it will hit her, triggering her visibility. Once this happens, run past her into the open area, take off the tail, and proceed to ending her life.

 

Strategy 3 - Ghost Tracking

Equip Ring of Fog and Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring inside the boss area. Wait until Priscilla goes to the center (no footprints, shooting an arrow to the center of the room). Shooting her with man-made projectiles such as arrows, and throwing knives work extremely well, as they stick onto her for a short period of time, revealing her location.

A slightly more cumbersome method is to use attacks that leave a mark, which can be used to track her invisible form. Vow of SilenceTranquil Walk of Peace, arrows, poisons, etc. will work.

Hints

  • If you do enough poise damage to stagger her, she will come visible. Some ways of doing that:
    • Using a Greatbow, even if you don't have the stats for it.
    • Using throwing knives; you can farm them from the Painting Guardians.
    • Using the whip (no upgrades). Use the R1 attack (the sweeping one) twice.
    • Using Astora's Straight Sword to attack her (+5 if possible). Hit her twice.
    • Using a pyromancy spell like Great Chaos Fireball. Just hurl it at her footprints once.
  • These methods will do almost no damage but will still reveal her, making cutting off her tail an easy task.
  • Don't rush it. She doesn't have much health.
  • You can skip her and go back to Anor Londo by just going to the ledge past her; this only works if you did not attack her. While fighting her, that drop kills you.
  • If you are using the Dragon King Greataxe two handed with a heavy attack, it will do a magic attack that will force her out of invisibility. After that, switch to whatever you're most comfortable with and finish the job.

Hints for Easy Tail Cut

  • Actually, you can easily cut her tail BEFORE the fight, while she is passive and you can still talk with her. Just get behind her and do the job.
  • To make for an easier tail cut before the fight, try to maximize damage to take the tail in one hit. Two handing and buffing a weapon if possible, and using Power Within can work well. Weapons that sweep side to side (ex. Great Scythe) can be used effectively unlocked, adjusting the camera angle to point the sweep down toward the tail.
  • When she turns invisible, since she has a relative low amount of HP, use a weak weapon (un-upgraded Scimitar works great but Broken Straight Sword doesn't) until she returns.
  • If she is getting low on health and has not yet dropped the dagger, then quit/reload to respawn in front of the boss-fog.
  • Cutting off her tail will automatically award the dagger without needing to pick it up.
  • Using a weapon that slashes vertically (the two-handed light attack with a longsword works well) is a huge help. Do not lock on her, and slash vertically aiming perpendicular to her body. (i.e. if you don't hit the tail you won't accidentally hit her body)
  • After she reappears, it is generally easier to un-target her when she attacks, especially the breath attack, to quickly run to the exposed tail and land some swings on it.
  • A sorcerer can equip Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring and Crown of Dusk to one shot her tail with Soul Spear. The key is NOT to select her. When having no target, magic spells fall downward. Positional yourself next to her tail, and let the spear fall down, onto her tail. Easy tail cut before the battle even begins.
  • A player with Chaos Storm could potentially stun lock Priscilla for a few easy swings at her tail, as it stays nearly still at this moment when hit more then once of this spell, It's also a great way of forcing her to become visible if she is hit more then ones. Beware though that this could get you killed if done at the wrong time or if you got low armor. It is advised to use a heavy armor when doing this, if possible.

Trivia

  • Priscilla was intended to serve as the role of female companion NPC according to Dark Souls Design Works interview, but it was lately scrapped.
  • Also believed to be modeled after Rurufon from Shadow Tower Abyss, an early title of From Software.

Gallery

Crossbreed Priscilla - Concept Art "This Land Is Peaceful, Its Inhabitants Kind" Deadly Mist "Why Could Thou Not Let Us Be" 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I'll be honest, the ice and isolation probably kept her feet very clean, soft and supple. I get the appeal.

      • Anonymous

        these discussions are eather
        A) look how much a simp I am, I want to smell her feet.
        B) look how edgy I am for killing her in horrible ways lamo.
        C) why does it soft lock when you one shoot.
        D) tips on how to get tail knife.

        • Anonymous

          "This land is peacful"
          Yeah, White rats with Toxic + Wheel Skeletons + And Invader, yeah sure mate, it is peacful

          • Anonymous

            I have just seen her for the first time and basically just experienced the peace she basically represents, she is outstanding as there are not a whole lot of any bosses in darksouls that ask you just to leave them alone before fighting them and I just think it's amazing and pretty poetic that to be at peace you have to lock yourself away from the world, then I look in the comments and the first one I see is someone talking about wanting to f*** her, wtf

            • Anonymous

              I just wish I could jump inside the monitor. So I can lift her tail up, bend her over, grab her hips and procreate that a** over and over

              • Anonymous

                LMAOOO IMAGINE IF SHE HAD ATTACK WHERE SHE SAT ON YOUR FACE AND UNLEASHED A GIANT RIP INTO YOUR NOSTRILS. LOOOOOOL WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN AND WACKY?

                • She's in my advisory & chemistry class. Super quiet, usually in a group by herself. Kind've sad... I invited her out to lunch with the Snakeheads and I, but she declined, very politefully. After that, when we need to do a group project, she opts for me, it's nice I can be a safe kind of person, yknow?

                  • Anonymous

                    Didn't get the achievement after killing her. Anybody know why this is? I'm play the remastered version on PC. I didn't get her tail, and I killed her before she could turn visible.

                    • Anonymous

                      Important: It is not possible to reach this boss without ring of fog. You WILL die. This is the hardest boss to reach from the nearest bonfire in the entire game.

                      • Anonymous

                        How are you going to make a giant barefoot girl boss fight and NOT give her a stomp attack? So close to perfection yet so far...

                        • "WARNING DO NOT KILL HER IN A SINGLE HIT DOING SO WILL SOFTLOCK THE GAME" - how tf would I do >2300 damage in a single hit in NG

                          • Anonymous

                            I don't know why but I for some reason expected to walk in and see her and she just says hello to me know idea why though

                            • Anonymous

                              When I walked in I heard boss music and a saw a really big scythe so I panicked and attacked immediately

                              • Anonymous

                                Don’t know why but I feel like I can just chill out when I’m at her tower it’s weirdly calm when she’s around

                                • Anonymous

                                  Guys it’s simple. Kill her in new game for the trophy then use the prostration gesture in ng+ to beg for forgiveness.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I have been doing this for at least a year now when it’s Christmas and I play dark souls I go and see pricilla just to be nice

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Someone : I like her, because ...
                                      Me : habby boi
                                      Someone : ... because she is easy to fight.
                                      Me : so you have choosen … death *Simp-Brutality activates *

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Covenat Idea : Painting Guardian
                                        Leader : Priscilla
                                        Item : Cold Blood ( Obtained by killing players who enter the painted World or 5 % drop chance by Man-Serpents )
                                        Rewards : Entering : Jagged Knife ( 10 uses, inflits bleeding ) 10 Cold Blood : Pyro ,,Sharp-skin ``, deals damage when touching enemies 30 Cold Blood : Lifehunt-Scythe
                                        Negative Effects : Makes you a target for Darkmoon-Blades

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I kill her most of the time. Don't simp for abominations. Also it's a boss, don't like to skip content in my games.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Everybody’s going crazy over Lady Dimitrescu’s height yet Priscilla has been chilling around for 10 years

                                            • Anonymous

                                              i wanna throw daggers at her to make her visible: poof, my character turns for no ****ing reason and throws the third knive 45 degrees from where the first to flew. **** this

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "She has some scales, hinting that her father is the dragon who has no scales. Now that we've confirmed that, let's move on to her mother..." who writes this **** lmao

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  even though I'm supposed to kill her i just cant bring myself to kill something this cute and fluffy same goes for sif their too cute

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    She is too innocent and pure ;-;


                                                    Too bad my undead ass needed her dagger. Easily cut her tail off then bone'd out and absolved sins.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Needless to say, I killed her. I'm on a divine mission and "all your souls are belong to us". No one is innocent, not even Priscilla! I'm coming for you next Solaire! :DDD

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just a PSA here, everyone bragging about the cruel ways they killed her is just baiting. They want people to be mad and view themselves as if they’re doomguy on rage mode just because they kill every killable NPC. Don’t feed their crappy comments

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Walking away is a preferable alternative to
                                                          A. Killing Cutest boss in Soulsborne History(Entirely up for debate) for a knife. I mean come on, just use the bandits knife, filthy casul
                                                          B. Killing her for the souls. I mean seriously? Its not even that many. By the time you get to her you probably will only get 2-3 Levels out of it, and most likely have already bought a lot of what you needed.
                                                          C. Killing the last innocent being in Lordran, just because she don’t want your undead ***
                                                          That is my point. Also, those who argue that its just pixels and that we need to grow up, Tony Stark is just a character, Spider-Man was just character. Unfortunately, they’re good characters with good character, while you all lack the latter

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Why are so many articles on this website written like journals or opinion pieces. Give me the information straight, no need for prose or being cheeky with "actually, such and such."

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Is there a lore reason for why her cute feet don't get cold from the snow and frozen tile? Maybe her feet can cast the profuse sweat pyromancy.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I reached her in ng+ and having already obtained her dagger and soul in ng it was finally time to spare her so I took out my +15 Murakumo and killed Priscilla as fast as my bloodlust drunk undead could.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Not surprised they didn’t bother fixing the soft lock glitch. It can happen to any player who tries to max their damage potential but in reality it only happens to speed runners and even though it’s enjoyable to watch one it’s still a pretty dumb way to play a game and from a developers view they wouldn’t care less about this sub category of players especially when you consider how much glitches they often use to aid themselves but complain about the ones that hinder them. It should have been fixed but it was never going to be

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Even the devs won't give the poor girl a break. They literally call her a "crossbreed bastard child and antithesis to all life," like OK tell us how you really feel about her.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I try taking this woman seriously, but then I see her feet and my peepee gets hard. My GF looks at it in disgust and shuts the game off. :(

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Pretty sure she is why Gwyn's firstborn, aka the Nameless King, presumably Sen, is banished and removed from the annals of history. The theory is that he betrayed mankind by joining the dragons but I gather the dragons were mostly gone by the time he was banished so I think he probably just ~~banged~~ soul-bonded one of the last ones or maybe the wyvern he flies in on.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I don't understand why people like her she's just an optional boss who tells you to leave as well as not fitting in with the world

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            For those of you thinking of it
                                                                            The soft lock is often referred to as "Moan %", in referrence to her moan at the beginning of her death dialogue
                                                                            Simply 1 shot her and live out nothing for the rest of your sad, sad life
                                                                            Or force dark souls closed and don't try to 1 shot everything

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              “Thine desires shall be requited not” Okay the gods banished you to this plane of unwanted existence and that’s the only thing you say to the first being that shows up to see you? Time to pull out the sword one last time before I exit this painting

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