The Let's Play Archive

Dark Souls III

by IGgy IGsen

Part 28: - Lothric Castle Part 2

(Yes, I know that 40 is only the softcap for weapon scaling, it doesn't stop, I worded it poorly in the video. Also: Bonus Video will come at some point later because I somehow could not arrange a recording session for several months now and I decided not to care about releasing them simultaneously anymore, I also have acquired further commentators I haven't done anything with yet.)

Dragonslayer Armor

The Dragonslayer Armor is probably one of the more... for the lack of a better word "generic" bosses of the game. It's a big dude in armor with a big weapon, the boss type Dark Souls II got so much flak for. In fairness most of its big dudes in armor with a big weapon were still unique enough and inmost cases spread out over the game.

As for its lore all we know that it's being controlled by a Pilgrim Butterfly. As for what a Pilgrim Butterfly is I have a theory I went over in the video but in reality we know nothing for sure. We also know nothing else about the Dragonslayer Armor for sure except that it's "true master" is long gone and as a result it is merely an animated suit of armor. No idea who that Dragonslayer that was its master was. While the armor design and the fact that it's a Dragonslayer is reminiscent of Ornstein it fights nothing like him and uses a completely different weapon as such it has to be a different Dragonslayer. Since dragons went technically extinct before the events of the first Dark Souls it's gotta have been a long time.

As a boss the Dragonslayer Armor is pretty basic. Essentially it uses its axe in all the ways you'd expect. It also uses a lightning AoE attack occasionally. It gains a few attacks in phase 2 but the pilgrim butterfly joins the fray. Not as an enemy you can attack it's just two different attacks you need to worry about. The Butterfly can either rain a random pattern of fire on the arena or fire a laser

Soul of Dragonslayer Armor
Soul of the Dragonslayer Armour. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength.
Use to acquire many souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.
The Dragonslayer Armour, controlled by the Pilgrim Butterfly, lost its master long ago, but still remembers their sporting hunts.

Dragonslayer Greataxe
Melted iron greataxe that once formed part of the Dragonslayer Armour.
Thickly imbued with the power of lightning. Use skill to draw upon the techniques used to slay the archdragons.
Skill: Falling Bolt - Hold axe high in the air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.

Dragonslayer Greatshield
Melted iron shield that once formed part of the Dragonslayer Armour.
The shield offers high protection to lightning, which the Dragonslayer commanded as his own, and its Skill has faint echoes of the Dragonslayer's own fighting style.

Sunlight Straight Sword
Dark Souls III:
Straight sword imbued with the strength of lightning.
This featureless long sword contains the very power of the sun. Perhaps is a relic of one-sided adoration.
Skill: Oath of Sunlight - Raise the sword aloft when praising the sun to boost attack and damage absorption for self and allies in vicinity. The warriors of sunlight are co-operators from an ancient age.
Note: Somewhere between Dark Souls and Dark Souls III the sword must have turned from an explicitly normal piece of equipment with not special powers into this

Dark Souls II:
A well-forged long sword.
Of unknown origin, and exhibiting no special power, but sturdily crafted.
Perhaps it does not live up to its name, but nevertheless, merely wielding this sword seems to cause warmth to well up within one's bosom.

Dark Souls:
This standard longsword, belonging to Solaire of Astora, is of high quality, is well-forged, and has been kept in good repair.
Easy-to-use and dependable, but unlikely to live up to its grandiose name.

Sunlight Medal
Dark Souls III:
A medal received by members of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant for victory over the final foe when summoned. The summoner also gains the same medal.
The medal, engraved with the holy symbol of the sun, is slightly warm and reminds one of the great honor of a shared victory.

Dark Souls II:
medal depicting the sun. Offer it to the altar to strengthen bond with your covenant.
The slight warmth of the medal makes valor brim within one's bosom. The brave fighters who bore these medals are gone, but the sun never sets. On this day begins the contest to find the Sun's truest son.

Dark Souls:
This faintly warm medal engraved with the symbol of the Sun, is the ultimate honor, awarded to those who summon the Warrior of Sunlight and complete a goal.
The symbol represents Lord Gwyn's firstborn, who lost his deity status and was expunged from the annals. But the old God of War still watches closely over his warriors.

Irithyll Rapier
Thrusting sword bestowed upon the Outrider Knights of the Boreal Valley. This weapon is shrouded in frost, and causes frostbite.
Every Outrider Knight one day devolves into a beast, constantly hounded by Pontiff Sulyvahn's black eyes.
Skill: Shield Splitter - Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.

Caitha's Chime
Dark Souls III:
Sacred chime blessed by Caitha, goddess of tears.
Rare even amongst Carim clerics. Affected by intelligence, a rare thing for miracle catalysts, and also agreeable with miracles that lean towards the Dark. Its existence is concealed in the name of the Archbishop, as it is anathema.
Skill: Gentle Prayer - Recovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand.

Dark Souls II:
Sacred chime blessed by Caitha, goddess of tears. Hex-dedicated catalyst.
Cannot be used to cast miracles. Caitha, the goddess of tears, is known as a compassionate being that is with us in times of tragedy, but some believe that she is a demoness that guides us toward misfortune.

Sacred Bloom Shield
A treasured antique of the Way of White, known to some as the Sorcerer's Bane.
The large blossom design that graces the shield is said to be a sacred flame, and the shield is blessed with high magic protection.
Skill: Spell Parry - Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand. Also deflects spells.

Prayer Robes
Prince Lothric's hood, robe and skirt.
The prince, destined to be a Lord of Cinder, was cherished by the royal family, despite being born into illness, a frail and shriveled child.
His swaddling, clothes were made of aged, coarse cloth used in ancient prayer, and are all that he has ever worn.

Winged Knight Armor Set
Armor of the Winged Knights, who swore themselves to the Angels.
Worship of the divine messengers was viewed as heresy in Lothric and unrecognized by any of the Three Pillars of rule.
This is believed to be why Gertrude, the Heavenly Daughter, was imprisoned in the lofty cell of the Grand Archives.

Knight's Ring
Ring engraved with a portrait of a knight. Increases strength.
In Lothric, the Knight has long been considered one of the Three Pillars of the king's rule, and were thus allowed to rear dragons.

Red Tearstone Ring
Dark Souls III:
A ring set with a large rare tearstone jewel. Temporarily boosts attack when HP is low.
This stone is said to be a tear of mourning of the goddess Caitha, and of course, tears are always more beautiful near death.

Dark Souls II:
A ring set with a rare tearstone.
Reacts when the wearer is in danger, temporarily increasing its wearer's physical attack power.
Caitha, goddess of tears, mourns the undeserving dead, shedding tears as red as blood. It is said that the stone set in this ring is one such tear.

Dark Souls:
The rare gem called tearstone has the uncanny ability to sense imminent death.
This red tearstone from Carim boosts the attack of its wearer when in danger.

Braille Divine Tome of Lothric
A sacred braille tome from Lothric, filled with miracles for use by knights.
Give to a storyteller to learn Lothric miracles.
It is said that no paladin inside Lothric castle could fall, owing to the divine protection they enjoyed.