Amana Priestess

HP NG: 700
NG+: 915
NG+7: 1,732
Weakness Slash, Thrust
Resistance Magic
Respawns Yes

Amana Priestess is an enemy in Dark Souls 2. 


Amana Priestess Information

Hollowed priestesses formerly responsible for performing the sealing rituals which imprisoned the Demon of Song.
Over time the line of shrine maidens gradually died off and, with no successors to pass down the sacred rites, the seal broke and Demon was freed from its prison.

These female sorcerers cast Homing Soul Arrow at you. They have an extremely large aggro range and the spell will track you over large distances. They are able to lock onto and attack you from maximum view range with powerful, fast, homing soul arrows. In melee combat they use their staffs in wide sweeps in front of them. Note: Since patch 1.03, the homing soul arrows don't home in as they used to (now you just need to move left or right) and do slightly less damage.

Note: An interesting variant is a healer Priestess who heals everyone around her when she is hurt or her allies are damaged. Has no offensive attacks or spells. Only one appears in NG, just before Rhoy's Resting Place bonfire (3rd bonfire), hiding behind the two Archdrake Pilgrims at the cave entrance. More come out in NG+.





Strategy Tips

  • Extreme caution and a bow or crossbow are highly recommended to fight these enemies with any amount of ease. Use of cover, identification, and rolling side ways to dodge their arrows all help, but fighting them in melee is suicide for the inexperienced. Alluring Skulls or Yearn may work to pull them off you for a minute or two. Magic Shield can block their magic completely.
  • Roll through the soul arrow toward her, gaining ground while avoiding damage.


Move Set

  • Homing Soul Arrow
    • Magic Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Swipe
    • Magic Damage
    • Can be blocked



  • They do not recover when knocked to the ground by a Greathammer 2H strong attack


    • Anonymous

      22 Sep 2018 02:27  

      There's one that keeps walking around and she doesn't do anything, everytime i get close to her she walks away in a cute fashion.

      • Anonymous

        04 Oct 2017 10:54  

        What is their dialogue when they chant? It sounds like they are saying something played backwards, similar to the Decons of the Deep who say “He’s going to kill me!” backwards when they see you and the crystal sage who says “Release me now!” Also backwards.

        • Anonymous

          Amana Healer29 Aug 2016 10:58  

          I can confirm that she does in fact show up on the first playthrough. I am on shrine of amana now and she keeps following me into the cave with the poison mushroom bugs.

          • Anonymous

            Priestesses29 Aug 2016 10:58  

            So apparently, if you pancake them with a greathammer, they stay down, as I've recently learned. You don't even have to kill them. They just lie there.

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