Titanite Demon

titanite demon
Location Darkroot Garden, Sen's FortressAnor LondoThe CatacombsLost Izalith
Health * NG: 1,506 - 3,137
NG+: 3,765 - 4,926
Souls * NG: 2,000 - 5,000
NG+: 9,000 - 15,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.5

Titanite Demon Information

The Titanite Demon, also referred to as Prowling Demon or Faceless Demon, is an intimidating foe that often guards valuable items or important areas in Dark Souls. It is also one of the few sources of rare Demon Titanite used for weapon upgrades. In melee, it attacks by swinging its Titanite Catch Pole. As the name suggests, the Catch Pole can in rare instances be used by the demon to grab and pin the player for high or even fatal damage. At a distance, it fires powerful long range Lightning bolts. While Titanite Demon's lightning bolt attacks can be blocked by obstacles, its Catch Pole will clip through walls, making it dangerous even if you hide behind cover. Players can take advantage of demon's slow turning speed to attack it from behind; however they must still be wary of its jumping pounds and tail sweeps. Although all Titanite Demons look the same, some are much more powerful than others, so managing to kill one does not necessarily mean you are prepared to face all of them.

Drops

Lore

 

Locations

  NG NG+  
Location Health Souls Health Souls Respawn
Darkroot Garden, where it connects with Undead Parish (near Blacksmith Andre) 1,506 2,000 3,765 10,000 No
Sen's fortress, 4 (!) at the very bottom under the first set of swinging blades. 1,506 or
2,510
2,000 or
3,000
3,765 or
4,593
10,000 or
9,000
No
Anor Londo (always drops two Demon Titanite) 2,635 5,000 4,612 15,000 No
The Catacombs 2,133 2,000 4,331 4,000 No
Lost Izalith (always drops two Demon Titanite, and respawns) 3,137 5,000 4,926 10,000 Yes

Strategies

Titanite Demons are weak to weapons imbued with lightning, either elemental or Gold Pine Resin. Lightning spear miracles are also very effective, and the players may time their attack by beginning the lightning spear cast while still behind cover, and then stepping out just in time to throw the spear before retreating again.

Certain other viable tactics are specific to individual Titanite Demons. When fighting Titanite Demons in Sen's Fortress, a Rusted Iron Ring is highly recommended as movement in tar without one is extremely slow. When fighting the demon in the lower room near Blacksmith Andre, it may be lured to the top of the lower stairs to render its horizontal pole sweeps useless, or it may be killed with arrows from behind one of the broken pillars in the room or from the trees outside. The demon in Anor Londo may be shot with arrows from the upper balcony in the room. The demon in Lost Izalith may be shot with arrows from behind in the tail if the player approaches through the Chaos Servant shortcut. The demon in the Catacombs may also be attacked from behind from various points of cover in the hallway, including pillars and coffins.

Ranged
It is also possible to kill them with arrows, using debris to block their lightning attacks. A long range bow such as the Black Bow of Pharis combined with the Hawk Ring  and/or Feather Arrows also makes it possible to repeatedly shoot Titanite Demons from just beyond their aggro range. This is easier if the player targets a limb (such as the extended leg) or, if behind the demon, its tail. Arrows can also occasionally stagger a Titanite Demon, although it does not have a head to target for bleeding headwounds.

Melee
For a melee fighter, the best way to approach any Titanite Demon is to position yourself behind its free arm, where it appears to be missing a leg. Although this position can be hard to maintain due to demon's jumping attacks, all of the incoming attacks will miss you and you can score an easy hit or two. This strategy takes time, but you will eventually prevail. Remember to circle around it, movement is crucial. It is advisable to back up if the demon leaps in the air, as its landing attacks may circumvent the player's blocking or pin them to the ground. A high stability shield such as the Eagle Shield can also be very helpful against the demon's horizontal sweep attacks combos.

Pyromancy
Many pyromancies such as the various fireball pyromancies or Fire Whip can be extremely effective against the Titanite Demon, but beware of demon's gap closing lunges and jump attacks.

 

Mini Bosses
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    • For melee users having a hard time at the one on the bridge to Lost Izalith (or anywhere else), try using a good long-reaching weapon like the black knight halberd and try fishing for his jumping and lightning attacks at mid range. You can run around his lightning attack and do a 2H running attack, but if he does an attack right after then roll around to the right. Any other direction and you're dead thanks to its ****-tier lingering hitbox. In fact, you're dead if you get hit once on NG even if you're in full Havel and wearing any defensive ring (especially if you don't have any points in Vig lol). For his jumping attack you can easily back roll and get a 2H running attack in. Get naked with the grass crest shield for the best results.

      • Anonymous

        i hope whichever game dev decided to put this guy and this janky *** hitboxes in the game suffers a random stroke at 1AM on the next lunar new year

        • Anonymous

          What I used for the Lost Izalith Titanite Demon was; Dragonslayer Greatbow & arrows until I ran out, it was at half hp. Once I ran out I used my Raw Zweihander (+4) and the Eagle Shield along with some Green Blossoms for stamina recovery. This worked fairly easy and I only got hit a few time, but I easily recovered due to having +5 Estus Flasks.

          • Anonymous

            The issue with these is the jacked up hitboxes. You can dodge through an attack perfectly, but just being too close to the weapon will cause damage. It would actually be pretty fun to fight if it wasn't for this. But when you get hit by just being a little too close to it, takes all the fun out.

            • if you suck at dodging then just use a shield that has a lot of stability and make sure you have a good amount of stamina too this will make his fight alot easier since you can just poke him here and there and depending on what your weapon's damage is it'll be rather quick

              • Anonymous

                I kinda wish the 4 in Senpai's house do respawn, it is a pain in the ass going so far to get just 1 of that guy. So many weapons needed demon titanites, I hate it. Those guys aren't even that big of a deal anyway, they are crippled.

                • Anonymous

                  The two stronger ones in the side room at Sen’s gate are brutal, but it was very satisfying when I finally beat them. I recommend using the eagle shield if you can wield it without compromising your agility too much.

                  • Anonymous

                    **** the idiot who thought the grab attack should insta kill on ng+. How I am supposed to farm the lost izalith one when I get him so low and then “oop” f**k you’re dead

                    • Anonymous

                      I needed to farm the lost Izalith one for some Demon Titanite (NG+, Dex Build). This things are imposing. But here's what i got:
                      Strike damage is supposed to be effective vs armoured enemies. This page said that lightning was usefull as well.

                      - Weapon: Blacksmith Giant Hammer +5 (Hammer + natural Lightning damage). It's light, so it doesn't consume much stamina to attack)
                      - Shield: Silver Knight Shield +5 (Good defense and poise)
                      - Ring 1: Cloranthy Ring (To keep your stamina maxed at all time)
                      - Ring 2: Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring (So i can get into melee range safelly and get a free first hit)
                      - Chaos Servant Covenant (for the obvious shortcut)

                      As for strategy, jam yourself into that armpit, broken leg side. If you are in front of his chest you can still be hit sometimes, being behind it will trigger jump attacks more often. Shield always blocking, you can quickly get stamina with the Cloranthy Ring, never let your stamina go too low or your blocks will fail. I was able to block all attacks, even the jumping attacks. Keep light attacking him 1-2 times during his attack breaks, you can sometimes stagger him for another 1-2 hits. NEVER pay attention to his HP, you start getting anxious when you see him low and thats a recipe for geing too greedy with the hits. Takes a bit of time, given that his HP is high and the hammer is not doing HUGE damage, but i can farm this guy safelly now.
                      Sidenote: get away from him as he dies, he likes to push people off the bridge as revenge.

                      • Anonymous

                        I highly reccommend bringing the hardest hitting weapons in your arsenal and simply pummeling them to death. They may have high Poise and Defenses but they are slow, can be staggered and you can block their swings once while two handing. The more AR you can dish out per-hit the less their defenses will absorb.

                        Do NOT use Lightning against them unless your AR is stupidly high like with the Lightning Spears, these monsters resist Lightning. Stick with Fire and Magic for elements.

                        If you're using Dex I suggest using Bows and out-ranging them, they walk with a limp to you at a snails pace so bring arrows in bulk and let them loose. I wouldn't try melee Dex on them, most areas you fight them in put you at a severe mobility disadvantage AND they are tanks so you'll have more chances to screw up than the others.

                        If all else fails go with any +15 Crossbow with Sniping Bolts. They are piss-easy targets to free aim from out of range.

                        • Anonymous

                          I only recently realised that the sound they make which you can hear from distances like the one in Anor Londo was taken from the Storm King in Demon’s Souls when it flies into view during the opening cutscene and its massive wings split the winds as it flies.

                          • Anonymous

                            getting one shot by a jumping attack with a **** that is a literal tank, in a cramped area with barely any room to dodge. basically to sum these ****ers up is: welp that’s dark souls for you

                            • Anonymous

                              Those hitboxes... I can't believe they made a reference to DS2 in the first game! They really thought of everything in this series

                              • Anonymous

                                Btw, you literally NEED to use shields against titanite demons, unless you don't care about ur hp or whatever

                                • Anonymous

                                  Quickest way that I have found is to backstab it repeatedly with the most powerful sword or melee weapon you have depending on your situation. Other way is to use your melee weapon and your ranged weapon whether arrows or magic, especially when these guys are facing you and sneaking is impractical.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I would like to formally submit a request to execute the sadistic **** that decided that two of these ****ers should be placed in that room at the bottom of Sen's Fortress with double the health of the other two in the same area.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Many pyromancies such as the various fireball pyromancies or Fire Whip are also extremely effective against the Titanite Demon.
                                      Thanks to this farming the respawning one has been a piece of cake!
                                      My build doesnt even use magic but I went and deleted that guy over and over.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        i died more often for sen fortress titanite demons than any other creature in the game (including kalameet) because of the ****in **** hitbox and the camera

                                        i dont need ´´good gamers`` saying i'm dodging wrong, i just want to delete those creatures from the fortress,i just hate them

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Just came to see if it does thrust slash etc.

                                          These guys are easy. The only thing that could be hard is if you fight them in a closed space (looking at you lost izalith demon) and some of its attacks have to big hit boxes (jump attacks)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The people who always try to say this game is never unfair and any time you fail it's completely your fault must have missed when this enemy's pole attacks are able to go through 2 ft. thick stone wall to hit the character on other side of wall.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Didn't have much of a problem with the first one but the ones in Sen's Fortress are ****ed. Any of their swings can clip through walls like the walls aren't even there, and their jumps one-shot me. Genuinely got so frustrated with these three in the Fortress.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Badass and intimidating enemies but their jump attack is incredibly stupid. I recently tried to roll out of the way of it but just after it landed I took 3 ticks of damage while the demon was motionless and died from it. It’s funny but as a 0 poise character if I feel I can’t get out of its immediate range I’m safer just standing still and tanking it because it’ll knock me down leaving me immune after taking just 1 tick of damage. These problems didn’t return in Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 so I guess it’s not too bad

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Most broken enemy in Dark Souls. Plunging attack hitbox is 4x larger than it should be and lingers for very long. Would be fine though if there was a visual shockwave and you'd only get staggered if you got hit by the phantom hitbox.

                                                  These guys and Havel is the reason we needed absorption.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Had trouble with the first one in the undead parish? In the sen fortress, there's 4 of them near each other in water that slows you down.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Step 1: Greatshield of Arthorias
                                                      Step 2: Your weapon of choice (i like dex stuff since i hit faster thus i commit less and i risk less)
                                                      Step 3: Power Within buff

                                                      ez pz

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I've mastered pretty much every kind of enemy in this game and each of them has their tricks but also their weaknesses. These abominations, on the other hand, are in my opinion even worse to fight than the disgusting skeleton dogs in the TOG. Heavily armored, unlimited poise, slow but absurd range and when you least expect it they start their damn high jump that hits you 99% of the time and stomps into the ground. Fortunately, I get the critters defeated very quickly in close combat with an Ascended Pyromancy Flame + 5 and Great Combustion, but in normal close combat without the use of magic it is really desperate.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Using a crossbow is often an overlooked strategy for these guys. If you keep at a distance big enough for them to shoot lighting, side step and shoot, aside from being well out of harm's way you'll also get a nice counter attack bonus damage on every shot.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Ooh these guys. Nothing much except for the fact i deal 1/941284 of his health with my 15+ Zweihander twohanded strong attack and he oneshots me. Yeah thats it.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I heard from fightin cowboy that everytime you kill one of this deamons, the next you are facing will be atronger than the one u killed. Is that true? Or just some are more resistant and others less??

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                It's possible for their plunging attack to hit you twice, it happened to me in anor londo and it one shot me at full health.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Sometimes it will try to jump you and even though you dodged that perfectly it'll still one shot your ass.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    For lost Izalith, Just use the ring of fog, you can get really close and use soul arrows. The titanite demon will turn around, but he can’t see you

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This cocksucker is the single most broken enemy in this game. This whole game doesnt get me mad because everytime i die, i die because of my own stupidity. This cocksucker does _not_ give a***** about the rules. Walls? Nah bro. Gonna dodge? Nah bro, i'll just legbug you straight to my spear. Gonna hug my armpit? Nah bro, got my twinbro just there, hes gonna bro-zap your ass. Gonna try ultra-heavy armor? Does not work bro >:D. Dont even get me started with the one at Anor Londo castle closet. That***** is so badly designed its seriously hilarious.

                                                                      • So it isn't mentioned but the high tier ones (Anor Londo, Lost Izalith and the 2nd two Sen's Fortress hidden out of sight in the side room) can also stab you with their tail during a right to left horizontal sweep. There lowest damage attack but enough to make a right left or even right sweep fatal as the tail stab will not knock you aside.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Extendo-grip using ass, cripple ass, circle horn ass, wall-ignoring ass, lightning throwing ass B I T C H

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            "Hey should we let the player hit through walls?" "Nah that wouldn't be realistic" "Oh ok what about this guy then" "Yea sure why not" - the *****ing idiots that made this *****

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Keep away from the two demons standing back to back in Sen's Fortress. The ones under the swinging blades are 1500 HP and are manageble but the other two have 8000 HP. It took my completionist ass 2 and a half hours to kill them with my Zweihander+5 in my SL50 Character. And the room had no loot or access points. Definitely not worth it unless you want to do it anyway. Best Strategy ( for STR Melee ): Equip a shield and back up yourself into the wall because the other will agro you if you get too close. Don't bother with Gold Pine Resin, though it is very helpful, you probably don't have much of it and you will die a lot before you pull this feat off. If you pulled the agro on the second one, get out of the room and wait a few seconds/heal. If you are far enough they will do a leap. Whenever they jump, roll back. If it sits on you, it's guaranteed death. Put your shield up and approach it, stick to the weaponless side of the demon, to your right. Then two hand your weapon and take 2 quick hits, quickly take out your shield and brace for the enemy's leaping attack. He is most vulnerable when he swings so get to the side with no weapon and attack, don't push your luck though, if he leaps on you try to roll behind and not getting trapped under its body or it's %80 chance of imminent death. Also top your health off by getting out of the agro range and healing, having full health is vital. Don't try to parry or dodge the swings, you will lose all your health trying, if you must, dodge towards it and get to the safe "right" zone as soon as possible. Best way to deal with the swings is just blocking and running towards it. When it does the grab animation, you can hit three times with the Zweihander. After you deal with those vermin, do the "Well, what is it?" emote. You earned it.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So i dont think the one in Lost Izalith have 40k hp because i hit it a few time with my BKH and it died (each of my swing does around 350 dmg) and 40k is too much hp for a enemy even if that enemy is a miniboss

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  in sen's fortress, 2 under swinging blades is 1500 health and another 2 in the room is 8000 health. so don't get cocky too if you're new players.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    the only use for dt is boss weapons, so if you use a stander weapon ( longsword for me) then killing them is like drinking water in water. useless

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If you get lucky and the Black Knight in the Burg drops his sword, that does great damage to this thing. I took him out in 6-7 swipes?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        In Undead Parish there's a nice trick. When you come from Andre side and turn left you'll have a broken pillar between you and Demon. If you stand correctly it's possible for the Demon to break any lightning on this lying broken pillar, so he won't move and attack despite every lightning will hit the pillar. Press Q, buy lot of bolts (you can divide the fight if more bolts will be needed) and enjoy doing nothing but clicking RMB and watching his lightnings stopping in half a way :D

                                                                                        • Titanite demon in lost izalith definitely doesn't have 40k hp in ng and propably not 80k in ng+ (at least in the remaster). It took me 8 great lightning spears, each dealing 408 dmg, to kill it so it has somewhere around 3200 hp.

                                                                                          • A general strategy for Titanite Demons is to run to their left side (the side without the weapon) and stand next to it between its arm and tail. Hit it once or twice depending on your speed and if it stops moving it will probably use its jump attack so just run past its tail and it should miss then run back and repeat.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Titanite demons are NOT weak to lightning, they are resistant. Using lightning is essentially challenge mode.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                For the Titanite Demon guarding the Darkroot garden entrance, try moving to the left as you come down the stairs. It will keep using ranged attacks, but they can be blocked by a broken pillar right in front of it, but leaves enough of it exposed you can casually shoot arrows without fear of taking any damage at all.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The following strategie worked well for farming for me: If you come from the Demon Ruins' side of the bridge (only after you open the shortcut), you can run up to it (it won't notice) and hit a heavy meele strike (both handed) on his tail. If you turn around and run back (beware of his lightning projectiles) you can hide sideways (when you just ran off the bridge). He will turn back after a few moments (to the Lost Izalith side of the bridge). Wait a few additional seconds after he is in his default move pattern (5s is not enough, 6s will do), and you can repeat this pattern until he is dead.Note that it will take quite some time though (my lightning axe +4 in NG did 241 damage) as you will probably not get a second hit on him. On the other hand you will be able to take him down without getting hit at all.

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