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.
- Demon Titanite (2x from respawning Demon in Lost Izalith, and non-respawning one in Anor Londo; 1x from all the rest)
- Titanite Catch Pole (10% drop chance)
- Souls awarded: Varies (see table)
- Titanite Demons are all born from Titanite Slabs.
|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
|Anor Londo (always drops two Demon Titanite)||2,635||5,000||4,612||15,000||No|
|Lost Izalith (always drops two Demon Titanite, and respawns)||3,137||5,000||4,926||10,000||Yes|
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.
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.
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.
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.