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Ironclad Soldiers are enemies in Dark Souls II



They are almost exactly as the Old Ironclad Soldiers, their differences being their shinier armor, larger health pool, and higher stats.


Ironclad Soldiers are slow moving, but hit quite hard. One strategy is to circle around it and dodge its slam attack, which it does when you are behind it, and then attack as it stands up. It is also easy to use hit-and-run tactics by baiting it into doing its overhead swing, moving just out of range and then attacking as it recovers.

Evading is more effective than blocking due to its attacks eating up a lot of stamina.

They appear to be susceptible to ranged attacks. Retain a safe distance while casting/shooting and watch for its charge attack, which can quickly close that distance.

As with the Old Ironclad Soldier, they're weak to Lightning.


Shares same moveset with Old Ironclad Soldier

Smash: Performs an overhead smash. Slows player movement if near point of impact. Unblockable

Swing: Performs a broad swing with the mace

Mace Combo: Performs a 4 swing combo. The fourth swing is done with a delay after the 3 swings have been performed

Body Slam: When the player is ever behind this foe, it will perform a body slam with their backs. Unblockable.


Item Ironclad Helm
Ironclad Helm
Ironclad Armor
Ironclad Armor
Ironclad Gauntlets
Ironclad Gauntlets
Ironclad Leggings
Ironclad Leggings
Large Titanite Shard II
Large Titanite Shard
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