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You may be looking for the Smelter Demon, the optional boss in the Iron Keep.

The Smelter Demon is an optional boss in Dark Souls II.

LocationEdit

DescriptionEdit

The Smelter Demon is similar to the Iron Golem in Dark Souls in that it is a construct made of iron that is given life through some means. Its body is made entirely of iron except for a portion of its chest, which is hollow and exposes a core of magical flame. It is mostly the same as the Smelter Demon from the Iron Keep, with some visual differences.

ResistancesEdit

StrategyEdit

The same combat tactics used when fighting the Smelter Demon at Iron Keep can also be applied here for the most part; however, the player must be wary of some minor differences. First and foremost, it's highly recommended to wear the best possible Magic resistant wares available in your inventory, and also bring a shield that has a combination of both good physical and magical defenses. Equip the best Spell Quartz Ring at your disposal and apply any other means necessary to resist Magic damage. Also, make sure your selected weapons are not Magic or Lightning based, as he's highly resistant to those elements.

As soon as you cross the fog gate, lock-on and run toward the demon to score a couple of free hits. The battle will then progress in a similar way as that from Iron Keep's. Always roll in the direction of his back on his 1~3 combo (not to his side, lest you risk taking damage). The main difference here is that he'll actually often delay his second and/or third attacks, taunting you into rolling early, so the timing used in one of his combos may be very different from the next.

When about 25% of his health has been depleted, he'll build up energy to start dealing Magic damage around him. Be wary of this and keep your distance because, unlike his Iron Keep counterpart, he'll unleash a highly damaging area of effect attack. When about 40% of his health has been depleted, he'll plunge his sword into his chest to imbue it with Magic. This time, however, he won't perform his area of effect attack and you can unleash a full free combo on him (his defense will raise at this moment, though, so you'll end up dealing about half as much damage).

This Smelter Demon seems to be much more fierce than the one at Iron Keep, so manage your stamina wisely. Learn when to attack and when to recharge, and most importantly, don't get greedy, just attack him once or twice (depending on the speed of your weapon) per opportunity and retreat. Also, learn when it's the best moment to heal; this is very important, as this particular boss will automatically react when he detects you're healing and will run toward you to stab you with his sword.

SummoningEdit

Steel-willed Lorrie and Drifter Swordsman Aidel can be summoned for this battle. Their summon signs are right after the bonfire.

AttacksEdit

Defenses Edit

Physical Defenses
Icon DaSII PhyDef Icon DaSII StrikeDef Icon DaSII SlashDef Icon DaSII ThrustDef
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Elemental Defenses
Icon DaSII MagDef Icon DaSII FireDef Icon DaSII LtnDef Icon DaSII DarkDef
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Resistances
Icon DaSII PsnDef Icon DaSII BldDef Can be Backstabbed Can be Parried
??? ??? No No

These stats have been estimated through various formulae, and as such, may not be precise.


DropsEdit

Item Boss Soul
Smelter Demon Soul
Drop Rate Guaranteed

NotesEdit

  • This Smelter Demon and the one in Iron Keep have a few minor differences between them.
    • This one has magic damage and doesn't have a great dark defense; the one in Iron Keep is fire with significant resistance to it. He also possesses a high lightning resistance.
    • This one's horns are curved upward whereas the other's horns are pointed outward. It is also missing a horn on its pauldron.
    • Its attacks are the same as the one in Iron Keep with tweaks on its attack patterns to add more difficulty.

MusicEdit

  • Ruin Sentinel theme used in this boss' fight.
Yuka Kitamura - Ruin Sentinel (Extended) (Dark Souls II Scholar Of The First Sin Full Extended OST)-105:22

Yuka Kitamura - Ruin Sentinel (Extended) (Dark Souls II Scholar Of The First Sin Full Extended OST)-1

GalleryEdit

Bosses
Aava, the King's PetAfflicted Graverobber, Ancient Soldier Varg, and Cerah the Old Explorer
Aldia, Scholar of the First SinAncient DragonBelfry Gargoyles
Burnt Ivory KingCovetous DemonDarklurkerDemon of SongDragonrider
Elana, the Squalid QueenExecutioner's ChariotFlexile SentryFume Knight
Giant LordGuardian DragonLooking Glass KnightLost Sinner
Lud, the King's Pet & Zallen, the King's PetMytha, the Baneful QueenNashandra
Old DragonslayerOld Iron KingProwling Magus and Congregation
Royal Rat AuthorityRoyal Rat VanguardRuin SentinelsScorpioness NajkaSinh, the Slumbering Dragon
Sir AlonneSkeleton LordsSmelter Demon (Iron Keep)
Smelter Demon (Iron Passage)The Duke's Dear FrejaThe Last Giant
The PursuerThe RottenThrone Watcher and Defender
Velstadt, the Royal AegisVendrick

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