With all that fire damage will no longer be a problem, allowing you to focus on dodging attacks and taking your window of opportunity to attack when you have it. The miracles Magic Barrier and Great Magic Barrier are also helpful if you have access to them. Ha wrong my poison sword does crap damage and its +10. The Smelter Swordis an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls II. He is considered one of the most difficult bosses in the game so it's advisable to ask other players for help or go back to fight him later, when our hero is stronger. The Smelter Demon is an optional boss in Dark Souls II. If the player approaches him after he has landed he will do a explosive AOE. ". This along with flash sweat will prevent almost all fire damage. May take a few tries, but worth it if you can't use miracles or sorcery. The run-up to it is pretty tedious, but the fight itself is one of the better ones I've had in this game. So many people hate on Dark Souls 2 but I simply don't get it. Hexer’s Hood also increases spell uses. Contributions to Fextralife Wikis are licensed under a. Before his sword is aflame, you can escape the demon's reach with relative ease by rolling away from him. SoulRegalia 6 years ago #1. DARK SOULS™ II > General Discussions > Topic Details. The scene is always too dark. Let Lucatiel tank his attacks. Raises his sword above his head with two hands and cleaves downward. Do not engage the boss unless you are absolutely sure you will not die, as phantoms summoned for Smelter Demon often experience their hosts' death more than the bosses'. (Just as vulnerable to Lightning damage, if not more so than Dark) 2 summons are available not far from th… After that, all you need to do is stay back at a safe distance and cast poison and toxic. Solo Pure Sorcery Strategy (no Hex/Pyromancy/Miracles), Rings: Clear Bluestone Ring (faster casting), Flame Quartz Ring (more fire protection), Chloranthy Ring (more stamina for blocking and casting spells), Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (more souls obtained). This guy is one of the more difficult bosses of the game, so don't be afraid to get whatever help you can. this will give you time to throw in a couple of hits from a great sword (i used Drangleic +2). Thanks for watching. And why does it take so long to enter boss fog? You can then continue the fight with no fear of his passive fire damage. As soon as one of them starts working, inflict him with the other for a crazily rapid life drain. Is there any way to beat the smelter demon without having Lucatiel die? All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews ... Is there any point to the smelter demon? since his attacks are a sword with fire damage, you will need a set of armor with a nice armor-to-fire resistance ratio, I used Vengarl's set with the tower great shield (gyrm great shield would be better, but the tower great shield can be found earlier and has a decent fire resistance). Coupled with his aggressive attacks and constant lingering fire damage in his third form, most attempts that do not kill the player outright can often end through attrition on the part of the boss being able to constantly rip through the player with fire damage. T R A S H, Says weak to poison. Every time a popular streamer starts streaming a Fromsoft game the 'DS2 bad' comments start coming even if the game has nothing to do with DS2 (It was the demon's souls remake in this case). Then keep the same strategy going. This can be the first boss encounter in the Iron Keep. However, if the bow has magic damage you can deal very minuscule damage. So far, this Smegma, I mean, Smelter Demon has given me the most trouble of ANY Dark Souls bosses. This is my least favourite part of interacting with the rest of the souls community. That jackass with the bow is the real boss, Took me so many tries to defeat this dude until i even pulled my hair out. For your armor and shield, use something with high flame defense (recommended using the Gyrm greatshield as it has 100% physical and fire resistance) and you may also want to the Flame Quartz Ring or cast Flash Sweat before going in. Her summon sign is located near the fog door, against the wall to the right. 1. Solo Melee strategy this boss can be very difficult if players are NG and primarily dedicated to Melee, due to the fact that he focuses attacks on whatever is closest to him (if there are more than one Melee players in the room, eg- lucatiel's phantom, he will prioritize the last attacker) and his high armor doesn't help either. Although it is tempting, trying to punish the boss after his other attacks will more likely than not result in the player being punished himself. Be careful not to get pinned to the wall as his wide frame can easily trap you. Happened to me twice during my first play through. Aromatic Ooze or Gold Pine Resin really help in this fight. The Smelter Demon is a minor antagonist and optional boss in Dark Souls II. But after I was flattened and burned for the estimated thirtieth time by this flaming fiend suffering from chronic heartburn and burning hemorrhoids, my PS4 overheated to the point that it literally burned out. Help. An ultra greatsword forged from the soul of the Smelter Demon. To further prevent punishment, I only cast poison and toxic after he was recovering from the jump attack, which he tends to do a lot if you stay very close to him. When he lights his sword on fire, it deals far less physical damage, using flash sweat at this point will make most of his attacks harmless. It is mostly the same as the Smelter Demon from the Iron Keep, with some visual differences. Remember to stay well away in case he triggers the AOE explosion. Summon Lucatiel and avoid engaging him. "The Old Iron King's life was taken by a mass of iron that had been given a soul. My fire sword does more damage. the actual strategy to combating this behemoth by yourself is fairly basic. After depleting a half of his health, he will stab himself with his sword doing no damage to himself but lighting his sword on fire. I've been using a redeye ring and resorted to using poison mist but it just isn't enough. So folks, what I'm writing here sounds crazy, but it's true. His attacks are quite easy to dodge, try rolls, until he lights his sword on fire. When making some distance from him, be careful as he will shoot fire from the end of his sword as he slams it on the ground. While he's catching his sword on fire you have a moment to heal or apply a magic to your weapon as well (if you didn't before the fight). 0. Once lit however, the flaming arc will reach you at any distance, so dodging to the side makes for a more effective escape. If it's not enough you might have picked up Alonne Captain Set that drops from the enemies in Iron Keep. Additionally the boss can physically box you into the wall with his body. Staff: Staff of Wisdom (if you can wield it), otherwise any staff with a high casting speed, like Sorcerer’s Staff, Spells: Soul Spear, Great Heavy Souls Arrow. xbox3: the different phases are based off time in the boss fight, not health. The Smelter Demon is a boss in Dark Souls 2. His body is made entirely of iron except for a portion of his chest, which is hollow and exposes a core of flames. Armor: Hexer’s Set (obtained from Felkin or dropped by him) or any other fire-resistant armor that does not terribly slow down the player. 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