Titanite Demon

Location Darkroot GardenSen's fortressAnor LondoThe Catacombs and Lost Izalith
Health * NG: 1,506
NG+: 3,765
Souls * NG: 2,000
NG+: 10,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.5

Titanite Demon Information

The Titanite 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  for weapons upgrades. It attacks by swinging its Titanite Catch Pole or, if at a distance, it fires powerful long range lightning bolts. As the name suggests, the Titanite Catch Pole  can in rare instances be used by the demon to grab and pin the player for high or sometimes fatal damage. Players can take advantage of its 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 more powerful than others so managing to kill one does not necessarily mean you are prepared to face all of them. While the Titanite Demon's lightning bolt attacks will be blocked by obstacles, its catch pole will clip through walls and obstacles making it dangerous even if you are behind cover.



  • Titanite Demons are all born from Titanite Slabs.
  • Titanite Demon may be part of an overarching theme that links demons and dragons to minerals (read more).


Location Health Souls Respawn
Darkroot Garden, where it connects with Undead Parish (near Blacksmith Andre) 1500 2000
20000 (NG+)
Sen's fortress, in the open pit under the first set of swinging blades. A total of 4 Titanite Demons reside in the area so be prepared. 8000 3000 No
Anor Londo (always drops two Demon Titanite) 10000 8000 No
The Catacombs 4500 6000 No
Lost Izalith (always drops two Demon Titanite, and respawns) 40000
80000 (NG+)
20000 (NG+)


Titanite Demons are weak to weapons imbued with lightning, either elemental or Gold Pine Resin. Lightning spear miracles are also very effective, and the player may time his 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 without one is extremely slow. When fighting the demon in the lower room near Blacksmith Andrei, 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 various points of cover in the hallway, including pillars and coffins.

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 one 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.

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 its jumping attacks, while here all of its attacks will miss you and you can score an easy hit or two. This strategy takes time, but you will eventually prevail. Combine with Gold Pine Resin for best results. A high stability shield such as the Eagle Shield can be very helpful against the demon's horizontal sweep attacks, blocking in between its horizontal sweeping attacks. 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 the player.

Many pyromancies such as the various fireball pyromancies or Fire Whip are also extremely effective against the Titanite Demon.


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    • Anonymous

      13 Aug 2019 13:30  

      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

        27 Apr 2019 17:32  

        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

          12 Feb 2019 23:02  

          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

            30 Jan 2019 23:36  

            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

              13 Jan 2019 20:11  

              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

              • 06 Jun 2018 21:30  

                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.

                • 15 Jun 2017 02:21  

                  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

                    19 Apr 2017 23:54  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Mar 2017 02:51  

                      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

                        Strategie Lost Izalith09 Oct 2016 14:21  

                        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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