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Stage 1

This is another fight that isn’t purely about brute force against a single enemy, due to the fact that only one target in the large group can be attacked to deal damage to the boss health. This is indicated by a red glow coming from the Deacon carrying the “soul” and will transfer from one Deacon to the next each time the target is defeated.

For heavy armor builds using sweeping greatswords this fight will be fairly easy due to the ability to wade through the weak enemies, but for single target weapons and light armor builds this will be a much harder fight. Weave in and out of the hoard to perform a long combo on the target, but don’t allow yourself to become surrounded.

The soul of the Archdeacon will move from deacon to deacon, emitting a pink glow around the body it inhabits.

Stage 2

At half health the “soul” will plunge into the ground and the Archdeacon will appear. For the most part the fight is identical to the stage before, only there is one target.

In addition, the Archdeacon and his vanguard will begin to pool their dark magic together to cast a huge spell that will instantly kill you by causing Curse. To avoid this you’ll need to stay relatively aggressive and attack the vanguard and Archdeacon on a regular basis to interrupt their casting.

The Archdeacon appears and should be the focus of your attacks (left), but don’t back off for long or he’ll cast a dark spell that causes Curse (right).

Drops: 9,750 Souls , Small Doll , Soul of the Deacons of the Deep

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Deacons of the Deep

Defeat the Deacons of the Deep.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 May 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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