One of the toughest and most memorable boss fights in all of Dark Souls 3 is the battle against the Nameless King. Use this guide to learn how to defeat him.
Dark Souls III has broken sales records, and it’s a safe bet that it’s also broken the spirits of many gamers trying to best the game’s tougher boss battles. One of the toughest (and most memorable) boss fights in Dark Souls III is the fight against the Nameless King, and luckily for anyone having troubles defeating him, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to share.
In the first phase of the Nameless King boss fight, the goal is to kill the his dragon, known by the intimidating title of “The King of the Storm.” To deal damage to the dragon, stay close to its head and attack it as much as possible. The dragon will sometimes spit fire, so roll through the flames and start attacking it from the other side of its head when it does this. It will also attempt to stab and swipe at the player, so be ready to roll out of the way of those attacks.
After about a quarter of the dragon’s health is gone, the beast will take flight. Unlike the Abyss Watchers boss fight, it’s smart to keep rolling in the battle against the Nameless King to avoid his next two attacks, which include a lightning spear and a charge. When the dragon returns to the ground, be sure to stay as close to its head as possible during the rest of the fight, otherwise it will fly high enough to scorch the entire arena with fire. Keep attacking the dragon in this manner until it is dead.
With the first phase of the boss fight complete, it’s time to take the battle straight to the Nameless King himself. As stated earlier, this is one of the toughest boss fights in the entire game, so as the franchise slogan states, be prepared to die. It will probably take a few practice tries to learn the exact timing necessary to roll out of the way of his various wipes and stabs.
Really the key to this phase of the battle, as it is with Dark Souls 3‘s first boss fight and many other boss fights in the game, is patience. Roll to avoid his attacks, and then get in a couple of hits on the Nameless King, but don’t get too greedy. Keep this pattern up until the Nameless King has his health bar reduced by half.
At this stage, the Nameless King’s attacks become a little more complicated. He adds some more lightning-focused moves that are especially deadly, but can be dodged with the right timing. His most dangerous new attack is where he charges his sword and slams it on the ground, sending a shockwave of lightning across the playing field. To dodge this attack, roll right after the screen flashes, and that should be sufficient enough.
With enough persistence and patience, the Nameless King will be defeated with this strategy. Again, he is one of the tougher bosses in Dark Souls III, so go in expecting a stiff challenge.
Dark Souls III is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.