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Dark Souls III
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Stephanie Barnes
First Published: 24-05-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 19:25 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 21-08-2019 / 08:00 GMT

Dark Souls III Guide

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The Lords of Cinder

The Nameless King

Stage 1

The Nameless King rides on his bird-like dragon, the King of the Storms, for the first half of the battle. While this may seem intimidating you can equip any bow or crossbow and lock-on to the King of the Storms to use ranged attacks, while giving yourself plenty of room to predict and evade any attacks.

There are only four attacks you’ll have to deal with using this strategy:

  • The KotS will jump into the sky and lunge forward to cover the distance while the Nameless King strikes with his lance
  • The Nameless King will charge his lance with lightning and lunge forward, striking into the ground
  • The KotS will fly into the sky and circle as the Nameless King tosses a lightning bolt before swooping down in a charge attack
  • The KotS will breath an arc of fire from the right to the left

If you attack from a distance the Stage 1 attacks are easier to predict and avoid, since they are limited to only a small amount of available attacks.

Stage 2

After depleting the King of the Storms health the Nameless King will dismount and charge his weapon with lightning. This is the difficult part of the fight because the Nameless King uses fast sweeping combos that are extremely hard to avoid.

You can try and fight him with melee combat if you want, but a 100% proven method of dealing with this stage is to back up and fire arrows at his face. It’s slow and boring, but after dying 30+ times you’ll be thankful there is a way to cheese this boss.

Keep your distance from the Nameless King and use ranged attacks, rolling away from any of the attacks that get too close or make you uncomfortable.

Drops: 80,000 Souls , Soul of the Nameless King


After the fight the sky will clear and you’ll be at a new bonfire on the bridge, inside the previously locked section. Turn around from the bonfire and check the area near the gate to find an Ember and then make sure to bridge for a Titanite Slab and the Dragonslayer Armor Set .

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    24 May 2016
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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