Posted by Marlon McDonald @epsotron
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For those of you who have lasted the test of battle and seen through to the bitter end of Dark Souls 3, and are now planning on tackling its new game plus. I salute you, for that is no easy task. But you managed to finish DS3 anyways so I think you may be alright tackling the extra added difficulty of this beast of a game.

But if you did find yourself up against the wall and being slain over and over again by some transforming beastie, having these little tricks up your well-armored sleeve may come in handy.

Pontiff Sulyvahn
Pontiff Sulyvahn

In a pretty awe-inspriing video, YouTuber neptunusequester makes an utter mockery of that dual-wielding swear-word, Pontiff Sulyvahn, in a battle, if you can even call it that, so awesome it just made me scream "WHAT?!" at my computer. Check it out for yourself as I clean the sandwich from the keys:

I know right? How the heck did neptunusequester's Ashen One manage to simply stroll in and lay the Pontiff out like it was a soft picnic blanket? Your guess is as good as mine! Thankfully redditor HolidayForHire broke down the goods needed to take out the bosses of Souls 3, and here's how:

Beat All Dark Souls 3 Bosses With A Few Hits

Warning: This trick only works after you've beaten DS3, seeing as most of the inventory needed is attained later in the game.

1st Step

Make sure to equip the Red Tearstone Ring with gives you a 20% boost to damage when your health is teetering.

The red glow heralds the ring's activation
The red glow heralds the ring's activation

2nd Step

Now use the Dragon Torso Stone which, wait for it, turns your Ashen One into a friggin' dragon! And boosts damage by 10% for 5 seconds and dishes out a Force-like effect that can stagger enemies.

3rd Step

Equip the Sunlight Straight Sword for its 11.5% boost to physical damage.

4th Step

Now time for the Deep Protection miracle-type spell which boosts your damage by 5%.

Now Comes Battle

You can see in the video that the Ashen One uses a small shield to parry the Pontiff's attack, then Yhorm’s Great Machete to attack the Pontiff, then the shield is swiftly changed to the Morion Blade. This is because the Morion offers 20% damage when your health is under 20%.

HolidayForHire also goes on to discuss that Yhorm's Great Machete has more than likely been fully upgraded, and also has the Hornet Ring equipped which boosts critical attacks (like parrying for example) by 30%.

Pretty awesome right? Of course if you were to experiment with this loadout and throw in a few extra touches of your own, you could find a load that is truly unique to your style. But this is a great place to start, no?

What do you think?

(Source: YouTube, Reddit)