R So much so for the first time in the game I'm wanting to summon an NPC to help me get past him. You can then lock onto him, run behind him as quickly as you can, and about where the lockon breaks stand still. Reply. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Himself, Archdeacon Royce, Archdeacon McDonnell, and Archdeacon Klimt were the main leaders of the Church after Aldrich. Once you enter through the fog gate, be cautious as you approach Pontiff as he will likely leap at you with his flaming sword from a distance. He’s a tough fight but I’ve had more trouble with others. At this point Pontiff starts using new attacks, including area of effect ground slams, long-range lunges and magic projectiles. With good timing, this attack can be parried, immediately giving you the upper hand on him.During the fight, it is advised to not extend one's attacks for more than two swings as you would need your stamina to dodge or absorb Pontiff's aggressive retaliation. You can read a long guide with video on "How to Parry Pontiff Sulyvahn" here. As far as your stats are concerned you should just heavy infuse the claymore. Though almost nothing is certain in the main game, Ashes of Ariandel reveals that Sulyvahn was born in the Painted World of Ariandel. You can read a long guide with video on "How to Parry Pontiff Sulyvahn" here. Lol im glad to know im not the only one who hates pontiff sulyvahn. 63,000 Both names are ironic, given that he seems to lack a face. Enemy Description. Weaknesses, resistances, immunities Circling left (Sulyvahn's right) will avoid almost every attack and allow you time to land one or two hits after most of his attack patterns. 7,777 PC Xbox One. Feel free to add me at Yonnystarr. 28,000 This unusual gait, paired with the caustic dark ooze that drips from her body whilst warping into the cathedral (very similar to the liquid that exudes from Knight Artorias), may imply a connection with the Abyss. Pontiff Sulyvahn of Irithyll imprisoned a god of the old royalty in the abandoned cathedral, to be fed to the devourer. If Pontiff moves to mid-range, close the distance from the side and reposition behind his back. Your build should be workable as is just take care with your stamina and form get greedy for extra hits. - Page 4. R This is the first boss that will make you rage at the game, make you feel like you don’t have enough health or stamina, and also remind you of bosses similar to Bloodborne. Good fire and/or magic block, such as the Dragon Crest Shield, is recommended. Join the community to add your comment. Taking the Profaned Greatsword along with his ambition,[3] he set out to control Irithyll. Equip the highest stability shield your character can carry and your highest damage 1H weapon. If you are on PS4, I would be happy to help! He is harder than SoC for my money, and NK isn't quite as fast as Pontiff despite hitting like a truck, so its often easier to find room. Pontiff Knight Information. As others have mentioned, it could help to level a bit higher. Irithyll of the Boreal Valley During the fight, it is advised to not extend one's attacks for more than two swings as you would need your stamina to dodge or absorb Pontiff's aggressive retaliation. Did you try to parry him? Pontiff Sulyvahn is located in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, and is going to be the hardest challenge yet. He's weak to thrust damage so war pick with any resin is a great choice. Regardless of what weapon you use, try to make sure it's upgraded as far as you can get it. hide. Posted by 1 day ago. "Sulyvhan" sounds very similar to the Irish name "Súileabháin" (related to the more common, Anglicized name "Sullivan") which means "One-eyed" in English. Already a deviant? For Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Pontiff Sulyvahn supposed to be one of the hardest boss fights in the game?" If you've been making an effort to kill the clone, I would recommend trying to ignore the clone and continue to attack Pontiff. I would go to Andre and see whether "Heavy" or "Refined" gem would give you the most attack, based on your Str and Dex stats. The exact timing varies depending on the parrying tool being used and the opponent's weapon, but in general, you want to initiate a Parry just before the opponent's … Circle strafe counter clockwise around the Pontiff with your shield up. Pontiff Knight is an enemy in Dark Souls 3 . 218 comments. Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength. I really should put time in this as I really like the skill (in my case, let's call it a panic reflex) / reward balance for the parrying mechanic. Watch out for the downward strike and impaling slide attacks that he performs - they are telegraphed and have long recovery time, giving you time to strike back or heal up. As someone else mentioned, I would also recommend a good blocking shield. Sulyvahn was harder at first because he does not f*** around, but now that I have learned him I can parry him for days so it's not too bad. It took me probably 8-10 tries but eventually he died. 5,106 Really all that happens during this fight is immediately after getting within aggro range of … That’s okay. Edit: downvote me. Due to his origins, it could be surmised that he was born this way. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. This is a great tip, and the lesson that Bloodborne constantly drills into you. Sulyvahn's attacks can be difficult to avoid due to varying delays, rapidly chaining combos and large distance that they can cover. Since this strategy allows you to steadily attack throughout the fight, it will typically end before he tries to summon another one. Dark Souls Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. artborne-wd May 9, 2016. Pontiff was the first one I had trouble dealing with until I know I can parry him. Once you get the timing on his attacks and learn his moves you can see where it's safe to work in attacks. W None of them respawn after death. Summon Anri, Londor Pale Shade, and/or Blackhand to help. After Aldrich rose from his coffin in the Cathedral of the Deep, he journeyed to the cathedral of Anor Londo with McDonnell, where Sulyvahn had imprisoned the god of the Darkmoon Dark Sun Gwyndolin and his sister Company Captain Yorshka after taking control of the city. 1 year ago. Pontiff is tough, no shame in struggling against him. You need to learn the parry timing. Pontiff Sulyvahn is extremely susceptible to parrying, each riposte dealing upwards of 1000 damage. Reply. Some of his attacks will miss if he's on the top of the steps and you're lower. He is a very aggressive and difficult opponent and expects to die at least several times before you can beat him. Pontiff Sulyvahn. Drops If you do it right he will do that leaping attack again. You don't need to learn his attacks to beat him. Despite being born and raised inside the painting, he had not yet experienced the loss or despair that most residents of the painting had prior to their arrival, which resulted in them being drawn into it. Also, using a 100 physical shield helps, even if you're not parrying. If you have access to it "Black Knight Shield", "Silver Knight Shield", "Lothric Knight Shield", and "Stone Parma" are all great blocking shield with good resistances. W At some point, he will summon a phantom copy of himself that performs each of the Pontiff's moves moments before he executes them himself. Once Pontiff loses half of his health, he enters the second phase. Just see how long you can go dodging all his attacks. Utilizing parry and riposte throughout the battle can end the fight quickly, leaving him close to death just as he begins to summon the phantom. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. W Rolling forward sets you by his side too and you don’t need to run fast to hit him after his swing. ... Parry him four times and he his dead...Not sure why people have more trouble with him than any of the other lords...or dancer f*** dancer. The transition animation deals area of effect damage over its duration. I have tried literally everything, from building a fire weapon, to use pyromancies, summon help, wear the onion armor, wear light armor, fast weapons, greatswords, parry (although I'm not enough gud to parry both the phantom after he's half hp, I'm bad). Pontiff Sulyvahn Hope that helps, don't give up! One of the twisted souls, seeped in strength. Dark Souls 3: how to one hit KO Pontiff Sulyvahn. If you parry him, then walk forward into him, and R1 it will deal a critical hit. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKSHpn6VmRw. The ribcage has been torn open and shudders when the beast breathes. Defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn. With good timing, this attack can be parried, immediately giving you the upper hand on him. I'm struggling with Pontiff Sulyvahn. Sulyvahn is a tall man in ceremonial robes adorned with jewelry, he wears a crown over what appears to be a chain mail. The great Pontiff Sulyvahn is the seventh of the required Bosses in Dark Souls 3. You’ve died many many times.. maybe now is the time to pull out a buckler and parry his ass. Once you enter through the fog gate, be cautious as you approach Pontiff as he will likely leap at you with his flaming sword from a distance. Make sure that you aren't neglecting points towards health and stamina. Go into the fight a few times and don't attack at all. Black knight shield would probably work as well if not better but i think its slightly heavier? ... Shields that can parry spells can parry the orbs. Pontiff Sulyvahn is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥ After dying over 20 times to this frosty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ cockroach today, I am just left without a clue as to how to beat him. Fallen Knight armor set. Forget about parrying. Try and fight him on the stairs and roll behind him. Get into the flow of the fight and learn the moveset! As such, he had no meaningful connection to the Painted World, and subsequently went on an indefinite pilgrimage outside the painting to the wider world, forsaking the frost sorceries that Ariandel had pioneered in favor of more esoteric magic.[2]. Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn An easier method that forgoes parries (and even rolling) is to simply circle around him clockwise while raising a shield that offers 100% physical absorption. Thanks! The Dancer is a towering, lanky being that more closely resembles her master, Pontiff Sulyvahn, than the other beastly armored knights from Irithyll, like Vordt. save. [4][5] For this reason, outrider knights were seen as exiles unworthy of praise, due to their inevitable fate as mere dogs of war for the twisted sorcerer's distant campaigns. NG+ Pontiff Sulyvahn is a knight wielding two swords : a magically imbued one and one with fire. Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn: Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn. Trying tons of different weapons is just going to give you more trouble getting the timings down. report. Grass Crest Shield as a shield if I'm trying to roll/block its attacks or Caestus if I'm trying to parry him. Phase 2 is just … Load More. I'd recommend watching something like an SL1 or fist only challenge so that you can study the boss moveset closely and see how to avoid each attack. Lorian, Elder Prince & Lothric, Younger Prince. His skin is very pale and seems to be decayed, covered in large cracks, and he does not appear to have a face. Thankfully, this boss is extremely prone to parrying and thus equipping a small shield such as the Target Shield is advisable for facing this boss. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, If only I could be so grossly incandescent, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKSHpn6VmRw. It can also mean "little dark eyed one" in Irish, which matches the black rings he gives to his knights to devolve them. R1 spam until he's dead, skip the whole 2nd phase. His phantom mimics his moves so use that to predict what he will do. When the Ashen One enters the church Sulyvahn is seen standing still with his two swords, when the Ashen One approaches his swords light up and he starts slowly walking towards the player before quickly charging with an overhead slash. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Though if you have a good blocking shield, lone Pontiff's aggressive nature becomes a bit more easier to manage. There is a pretty realistic argument to be made for Pontiff being the hardest boss in the regular game. I've never learned to parry in DS3 (or 2 for that matter) while doing it constantly in the first game (up to a point, because it makes some fights disappointingly easy). The Pontiff seems to lack a face, and the front of his head is instead covered in what looks like roots. During the fight Sulyvahn could be heard grunting and growling in a deep distorted voice as he attacks. Sulyvahn's Beast is an enemy in Dark Souls 3. Reply. Just a general tip- not necessarily specific to pontiff, but may be useful: I personally found that it was helpful to view someone else fighting against a boss if I was struggling really hard on it. Pontiff Sulyvahn supposed to be one of the hardest boss fights in the game? That much time learning parry timing would make you a parry king, I love parrying his first leap stab... so satisfying. 2h it and go to town. You say you can't parry the phantom, does that mean you can parry during the first phase? He also has the equivalent of a running attack that can be baited out and parried. Yuka Kitamura - Pontiff Sulyvahn (Full) (Dark Souls III Complete Original Soundtrack), Pontiff Sulyvahn Boss Fight - Dark Souls 3. artborne-wd May 18, 2016. ... (post-parry front critical hit) animation for this weapon when utilising the Hornet Ring. As most of his combos are mid or mid-long range, two-handed shield-less builds should roll behind him because the only attacks that hit behind his back are turning pirouette attacks (or jump and plunge attacks in the second phase) that are easier to dodge than his multi-hit combos. Dark Souls III PlayStation 4 . Location Is it really that significant? The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Fun fact about Pontiff Sulyvahn: His eyes turned Vordt, the Outrider Knights, and the Dancer into the beasts that they are now. I beat him with my dex merc level 39, using Lothric Knight Sword +6 buffed with fire. If you take a few lives to practice his timing, you can parry a lot of his attacks, including the initial lunge he starts each fight with. Shield up and circle to your right around him (his left). Pontiff Knights unleash aggressive combos that can break your guard. 6.9k. 6.9k. Health When he is with his clone, his attacks are doubled, but timed more evenly and are much more predictable overall. Get an upgraded thrust weapon (weak to thrust), Infuse the weapon with the right physical infusion for your build (heavy for strength), wear rings to max your AR, lloyd's sword ring and fire clutch ring (he is weak to thrust and fire), Apply charcoal pine resin at the start of the fight, Run away, bait his first attack again, (he only uses that at long range), parry, thrust riposte. You can also get some free hits rolling behind him. Armor most of the time I stick with undead legion and thief head. R All the help you can get As with all other bosses, there are NPCs you can summon […] This strategy aims to burst down the boss before he has a chance to get in your face with two copies of himself. Sulyvahn's attacks can be difficult to avoid due to varying delays, rapidly … It's doing my head in. In 2 it was because I didn't really need to, in 3 because I've never found a good enemy to practice against. share. She stands upright instead of crawling on all fours and shambles with deceivingly slow steps. 0-1. distant daughter of the Irithyllian royal family, Lorian, Elder Prince and Lothric, Younger Prince, Champion's Gravetender and Gravetender Greatwolf, https://darksouls.fandom.com/wiki/Pontiff_Sulyvahn?oldid=336838. His initial attack where he leaps at you can be parried pretty easily. He will turn around but his turn is slow enough that a player can reposition behind his back. I think you need to work on your dodging. He also became a devout follower of the Church of the Deep, founded by Saint Aldrich. Roll through/block the slashes and when he goes for a thrust drop an estus. He eventually accomplished his goal through subterfuge against the Darkmoon Knight, and used his Pontiff Knights to maintain control in Irithyll while the Outrider Knights were sent to conquer faraway lands. NG+ - Pontiff Sulyvahn is a boss in Dark Souls III. Souls Im with you. I just finished my first DS3 playthrough and to me he was one of the harder bosses. View Entire Discussion (197 Comments) More posts from the darksouls3 community. You don't need to dodge. Covered in grey fur, from its head to its curved tail. A hundred losses? To make sure the Outriders never betrayed the Pontiff or opposed him, they were bestowed with certain rings that, unbeknownst to them, would eventually drive them mad with visions of endless combat and turn them into beasts. The Pontiff Sulyvahn is located in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. It's got high stability for a med shield. Being sl50 is probably the first reason, being around 60 would be better, although it wont make much difference, whats your build and weapon? Well, I have been using (not for this boss) the Irithyll Straight Sword, but since its proc is useless against Sulyvahn, I've leveled a Claymore to +4 and put a fire gem on it. It's not driving me crazy, because I know what I'm up to with this game, but this did not happen me even with pikachu & snorlax in DS I. I struggled on him too and rolling TOWARDS him seriously solved my problem because if you panic roll backwards he might hit you because of the range. Fallen Knight set seems like a good choice, given the fire resist on it. It is unknown if he still has his sanity by the time the Ashen One confronts him. Stop touching things. Calm down and don’t get greedy with attacks, it is all about stamina management. At one point, the young frost sorcerer found the Profaned Capital below a tundra some distance from Irithyll, and the Profaned Flame with it. A head similar to that of a crocodile with three pairs of eyes and numerous teeth. nsfw. ... Sulyvahn must love making all of his enemies annoying. NG I didn't use a shield for most of the game but i found the shield of want to be helpful for pontiff. Again, with the clone he is a bit more predictable. From the unused dialogue in the Painted World, as well as the tree-like motifs on Sulyvahn himself, one can surmise that he is the son of the feral Tree Woman found in the painting. Rolling towards his flameblade helps me a lot since his sword of judgement has some wonky hitbox that always manage to catcj me. A couple of his moves can be easily exploited as the swings of his flaming sword are usually telegraphed and can be predicted. For Pontiff I just summon Anri or the other dude and hit and run, if you are struggling. This strategy aims to burst down the boss before he has a chance to get in your face with two copies of himself. Pontiff also overcommits to some attacks and can be combo-locked giving a player from behind the chance to deal free damage. I haven’t had any real trouble with bosses that I think a parry would fix. Reply Replies (0) 5 +1. I've found that when Pontiff is alone, he tends to be very aggressive and a bit unpredictable with his attack timings/variety. It should make the fight easier. NG - When he begins to summon a phantom start attacking immediately to kill the phantom as quick as possible and resume circling clockwise. After he does an attack, hit him with your weapon while he is still in recovery frames. If you can parry his leading attack you can win. See where there are safe openings to heal and when to roll towards him or away. While it is possible to slay the phantom, the damage it takes is not drained from the Pontiff's own health, and as the Pontiff is also capable of re-summoning the copy should it die, one should avoid exclusively attacking it unless it's at low health already. Image. we have gotten too good we need to go back. Dark Souls 3 Pontiff Sulyvahn | Dark Souls III Pontiff SulyvahnWe show you how to kill Dark Souls 3 Pontiff Sulyvahn easily. Sulyvahn dual-wields two greatswords: the Profaned Ultra Greatsword in his right hand and the Greatsword of Judgment in his left. I always viewed the Boreal valley as the most Bloodborne inspired area of DS3. I just stuck with him the entire time. Judging by the stats you posted, I would recommend 3 more in Vigor and 7 in Endurance. I dont think I’ve parried even once in any of my few hundred hours (outside of PVE) of playtime. I have died to Pontiff Sulyvahn more than a hundred times already (no joke, I wish it was tho), what am I missing? Parry is a Skill in Dark Souls 3 that allows you to deflect most melee attacks if timed properly, leaving your opponent in a vulnerable state and allowing you to follow up with a Riposte for incredible damage. Thankfully, this boss is extremely prone to parrying and thus equipping a small shield such as the Target Shield is advisable for facing this boss. Hectic and unrelenting fight! I can regularly get him down to about 2/3 health but rarely get to the second phase. A ferocious beast that attacks relentlessly. In the large cathedral at the end of Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. 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