What shield do you recommend? Be wary of a third, vertical attack. He's a pretty standard boss. For Dark Souls II on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Tips for Smelter Demon? For Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "what is the smelter demon weak against? He has the same moveset as Smelter Demon ,albeit his attacks deal a percentual magic damage instead of fire damage. Thanks. Using a shield with high physical(100%) and magic defense(80%+)(Havels shield+5) is enough to only eat 50 damage of his 2nd phase which is healed by the warmth. However, once the bonfire intensity reaches 3, the white phantoms will only hinder you since red phantom version of regular enemies started to spawn outside. That's all I got for ya, Stack magic defense, use a weapon with high strike damage... and git gud. I’m on ng+2 so if there’s a 100% magic resist and good stability, that would be nice. Smelter is also weak to thrust and this hits for 345 with 110 poison. People rarely wear a full armor set just for the stats. The only real threat that will then remain is his large, sweeping swings of his sword. He seems to be able to delay every possible part of his Slash attacks. Commonly referred to by the community as the "Blueberry". Good luck. 100% magic block shield. After that, spam dark orb while making sure you keep some stamina for a quick roll. Go in wearing your highest fire resistant gear, but only if that gear is light. The key to this fight, is mobility. Check out my other content! Blue Smelter Demon: Ranged, Sword & Board and Power Stance Greatsword Strategy Dex Strategy Solo/Sorcerie Build/Melee Kill - Pain in the A** (( Please respect these video posting guidelines )), Contributions to Fextralife Wikis are licensed under a, Blue Smelter Demon: Ranged, Sword & Board and Power Stance, Solo/Sorcerie Build/Melee Kill - Pain in the A**, Please respect these video posting guidelines. Havels has the best physical in game but weighs a ton. Swings his sword from player's right to left and then follows it with a Vertical Cleave. Raises his sword above his head with two hands and cleaves downward. When first approaching this fight, it might seem impossible. He is a heavily armored demonic knight who employs powerful melee and fire based attacks. The best defensen against the smelter demon is actually Gyrm Greatshield that has both 100% physical defesen and 100% fire defense, plus very good stability. Make sure to get both phantoms in the iron passage for your backup. You may approach this with a magic-infused greatshield, the watcher armor, etc. They are noted on this page so you can know what is coming and try out the listed counter. Smelter Sword moveset and lore shown from Dark Souls 2. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. I read once he buffs his sword it’s 100% magic damage. He is a heavily armored demonic knight who employs powerful melee and fire based They're just not that good. His crazy secret damage aura so you die for no reason or mystically arent at full health any more? http://bit.ly/1c6JTDk Subscribe for more delicious videos! ... An ultra greatsword forged from the soul of the Smelter Demon. He is a heavily armored demonic knight who employs powerful melee and fire based Very resistant to sorcery, and extremely vulnerable to Dark. Smelter demon armor has the highest fire resistance. Watch for cues. This can be offset with the additional fire defense from your gear, and a ring of restoration. Stack equipment with high magical defense. Press J to jump to the feed. At what point does DS2 become repetitive? This will greatly increase your fire defense and cause his sword attacks to deal significantly decreased damage. In case he skipped the Immolation part he will still light his sword on fire at any given time the only difference is you he will do no Immolation damage (confirmed/witnessed 2 times on PS3) throughout the fight. Once lit however, the flaming arc will reach you at any distance, so dodging to the side makes for a more effective escape. Strike damage? Spell Quartz Ring +3 will mitigate the DoT aura, so will a Burr. What you really want to focus on is decent magic resist on your armor so his aura doesn't melt you. Wrong! Bare ass and two hands on your sword. 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". He can be poisoned by using 2 toxic mists and it ticks with 15 damage to a max of 20% of his health. Great Magic Barrier will also help. With the shield you can simply block every single one of his attacks which makes it an extremely easy fight. Spell Quartz Ring +3 will mitigate the DoT aura, so will a Burr. If the player approaches him after he has landed he will do a explosive AOE.