Cerah the Old Explorer, Ancient Soldier Varg and the Afflicted Graverobber

 
HP 3110 (Standard Game), 7001 (NG+)
Weakness ?
Resistance ?
Respawns NOT IF ALL KILLED

The Graverobber, Varg, and Cerah is an enemy in Dark Souls 2.

 

The Graverobber, Varg, and Cerah Information.

A boss fight consisting of three hostile npcs found within the Cave of the Dead. Each one of them fights uniquely with their roles but not names complementing each other. There is no description of them for no Boss Soul is acquired.

 

Location

  • Sanctum Walk, Priestess' Chamber bonfire. Optional Bosses of the Cave of the Dead, accessed after the Priestess' Rest bonfire.
  • Accessible through the locked door near the Tower of Prayer bonfire (also in Sanctum Walk). Requires Eternal Sanctum Key. Simply travel by the thin bridge and then by the larger bridge guarded by two guards with lances and then proceed into the building. The door will appear on your left.
  • Be wary of Rockshield Baldyr who will invade you right before the bonfire leading to the cave within which the boss fight will be fought.

Drops

  • Souls Awarded: 60,000 (Standard Game) 120,000 (NG+) [needs verification]
  • Drops 3 Twinkling Titanite, 3 Petrified Dragon Bones, and 1 Titanite Slab.
  • Immediately after them the Flower Skirt and Dark Greatsword can be found. (Note: Dark Greatsword can be obtained before defeating this boss by walking off the elevator next to the Priestess' Chamber bonfire.)

 

Attacks

Attack Name Attack Description
Ancient Soldier Varg Dragon Tooth's Moveset (Includes Jumping, Rolling and Running attacks)
Afflicted Graverobber Berserker Blade's Moveset (Includes Jumping, Rolling and Running attacks)
Cerah the Old Explorer -- Ranged While out of range he will shoot Greatarrows that will knock you down.
Cerah the Old Explorer -- Melee Estoc's Moveset (Includes Jumping, Rolling and Running attacks)

Strategy

Phantoms can split the enemy's attention, which transforms the boss fight into a brawl consisting of multiple lesser duels.

Solo Strategy

"Afficted Graverober" moves with the highest speed of all three and usually attacks first before Varg and Cerah. Use this to your advantage and attempt to deal damage to him before his allies can arrive. Use parrying and backstabbing to deal a significant amount of damage without the need to expose yourself to Varg's and Cerah's counterattacks due to the resistance given during the execution of the critical hit. Be wary though of Graverobber's quick attacks for though they cannot one shot you they can still deal a noticeable amount of damage. In fact damage dealt by the Graverobber just might be the perfect amount to get finished off by Varg's hammer or Cerah's Greatarrows.

"Ancient Soldier Verag" has the highest health pool, noticeably high poise, slow but high damage with his hammer ,but he moves the slowest of all three. Do not exchange hits with him, nor do not get greedy because the Tooth can easily oneshot you. Instead focus on taking down his colleagues whilst he is away due to his slow speed. Once he is left alone do not parry for it is probably impossible but instead attempt to backstab. You can also try to wear him off with a spear, but be wary of his high lightnining resistance.

"Cerah the Old Explorer" will attack you from distance with the usage of a Greatbow. Once up close he will attempt to jab you with his Estoc which can also perform swinging attacks. The best way to take him down is to attack him after killing the Graverobber and whilst Verag is too far to retaliate for harm you are causing. If it comes to attacking him, use the fact of his low poise to your advantage and attempt to parry his Rapier. He has the lowest health pool of all three which is noticeable. To avoid his Greatarrows you can either hide behind walls, leave him slowed down within the lake or roll into them.

Under the main area of the fight there is a watery area filled with statues. Beyond it forcing you to move more slowly and having an animated statue slug, it's tight and difficult to fight within. This area is exitable, simply move to the left (orientation: face forward from the boss entrance) and look for a ramp that will lead you upward.

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Hints

  • Each one of them can be made to bleed or/and be poisoned.
  • The water within the area under the main one slows the squadron as well, one can use this fact to make them split.

 

Trivia

  • "Varg" is the Swedish word for wolf.
  • The squadron can be referred to as the "Gank Squad".
  • This boss may be a hint to the player of how the PvP could look like without the latency issue.
  • Their names do not seem to fit one another. Perhaps these people are just totally unrelated hollows who had bumped into themselves within the cave.
  • Varg seems to be cosplaying as "Havel, the Rock", having his full set, his Greatshield and the iconic Dragon Tooth.
  • Cerah has somehow acquired a Lucatiel's Mask, Black Leather Armor and leather gloves and leggings. He wields an Estoc and a Dragonslayer Greatbow.
  • Graverobber wears Alva's armor and dual-wields Berserker Blades. He will powerstance with said blades. 



 




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    • Anonymous

      I love when they put impossible bosses in ds2, there was no chance that miyazaki was at the studio when they made this

      • Anonymous

        Shouldn't be hard if you summon the 2 npcs. Also, you can endlessly farm 3 ascetic 3 twinkling 3 petrified and a slab. So, 3 vs with all of this is more than fair and I farmed there multiple times.

        • Anonymous

          A bow spammer whose thrusting sword breaks poise...
          A weaboo who can inflict bleed in two hits and ignores summons...
          A Havel boyscout who miraculously gets 1-hit backstabs when he's in front of you...

          Yep, sounds like a measly 45000 souls worth of work to me!

          • soldier varg was probably in havel army for his armor and title, and in the gutter there is a body with havel equipment so i assume two havel soldiers went exploring the gutter or shulva

            • Anonymous

              Just bring in the summons, and fight the melee guys 3v2, easy. They seem to naturally be drawn to the phantoms anyway so you can just go for backstabs. The archer barely hits anything so don't worry about him until the other 2 are dead.

              • Anonymous

                Here's the strategy that worked for me:
                -= Things you will need =-

                >No Phantoms! These only will makes things more difficult since the Gankers could (and will) focus on you out of nowhere in the middle of the battle
                >Big Ass Weapon! I'm talking about Zweihander/Greatsword type, preference on +10 with some imbuing (Fire, Dark or Lightning)
                >Light rolling

                In the beggining of the boss battle, wait for Fake Havel and Fake Alva to advance, go to the pit on the right as soon as they're close, run upwards as soon as you hear the two gankers falling on the water.

                Then run to the archer ****er and swing your sword at him. Sometimes you will hit once or twice, sometimes you will miss, the thing is DON'T GET GREDDY. Despite being on heavy armor Havel Fake run fast as hell and he ONE SHOTS YOU with some moves.

                After hitting the archer (or not) run to the left, (right beside where he will be on the start) and fall in the pit again, be aware that there are LOTS of **** spitting statues there and the way to climb up is pretty narrow and easy to miss, roll until the middle of the way and locate the climb (drink some Estus if you need) once you're up again, go to the fog gate and wait for the two melees two aprouch and repeat this until you kill the archer shiter Lucatiel fake ass *****.

                Once you done with him, things will get more complicated, you will repeat the same process until Alva Fake reaches you before Havel Fake. Trade one or two hits with Alva and run as soon as Havel aproaches, DON'T GET GREEDY ON THIS, it will take some time and patience.

                Once you finished Alva Fake is time to get on x1 with Fake Havel, go to the middle of the arena and prepare! His hits are ****ing lethal and if you get caught on his R1 combo it's ****ing over. If you get hit, roll out immediately, and do the race throught the pits of water as before to get time to heal and once done, go back to the same place.

                Despite his hits being ****ing lethal, it leaves a great room for atacks and backstabs if you roll correctly!

                And that's it! This was the one that worked for me, at least...

                • Anonymous

                  Damn, ds2's director could see the future. This bossfight is basically every ds3 invasion you ever attempted.

                  • Anonymous

                    Graverobber: Stole Alva's drip and went into hiding because of how recognizable the armor is

                    Vaarg: Misheard Seath to Sinh but it's still a dragon so Havel approves

                    Cerah: Silver Knight trainee that didn't get accepted because she failed the height requirement

                    • Anonymous

                      we were fighting but then varg escaped from the arena? he literally got out from the fog gate and then his HP bar went 0 did this happened to you?

                      • Anonymous

                        The summons actually help here immensely, as long as you fight with them (as in, gank them as much as they gank you). Take out the Graverobber guy who two-shots everyone first, then the bow guy and Havel cosplayer are a lot easier.

                        • Ok. I was ready to say I never died to this boss due to the water and me circling around these guys to take out the Lucateil fake. But alas on my fourth playthrough Havel backstabbed me. At least I can say I never died to the area but my strategy is to play duck duck goose with them and take out the archer first, then the knight, and finally the havel wannabe.

                          • Anonymous

                            Save yourself the headache and summon the two npc's at the beginning. Yeah the bosses will have higher hp but they'll also be distracted by your "renta-friends" which gives you some breathing room. Watch out for Havel, hes like a dog with a bone... and you are the bone. He was the one chasing me while 2h'ing Dragon's Tooth (phrasing) AND somehow outrunning the one in Alva armor! Still, beaten is beaten, next!

                            • Anonymous

                              Is this boss objectively harder than many others? Probably not. Is it the most tedious? Oh, yes. Yes it is.

                              • Anonymous

                                Man, this almost made me quit the game. I'm enjoying DS2 but this was just too mutch bullshittery in one arena for a dex user. My build is for 1v1s not for a Havel wannabe and a ****ing akimbo-samurai to show up. And I didn't even mention the guy with the Dragonslayer bow. This fight is... overwhelming. My tip is to use a polearm (I personally used a maxed-out Partizan for this fight, great weapon) and because the 2 melee guys are following you, just go backwards and stab towards them with the spear. This will eventually hurt both the Graverobber and Varg. But first take out the archer. He is target #1.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ancient Soldier Varg was one of the most famous bards in Lordran, until one day he stabbed the Lute player of his band to death and was thrown in the King's dungeons. After his release, he settled in Drangleic, taking up a life of making increasingly erratic poltiical statements is almost entirely Hollow by the time of Dark Souls 2.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    First beat this about 2 years ago in my first "do everything" save, on NG. Two-handed the Dragon Tooth, wore no armor but the Jester Robes for the weight under 30% for light-roll, and just R2 pancaked everybody, Alva-cosplayer first. VERY satisfying to pancake Havel-cosplayer after all the times he did it to me! The archer, though, wouldn't stay still for me to hit, so I think I hard-swapped to a staff and cast a few Dark Orbs at her at the very end.

                                    I must have died at least 50 times before developing this strat on my own, didn't use a guide. I reeeeeally should have used a guide. I had no idea about the poisoning strat, I am definitely going to try that next time. The NPC Summons were useless to me, they were dead before 10 seconds had passed.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Yes, running around this left circkle and poking them sometimes with my poison Grand lance. The last the Havel guy was constantly healing but was poisoned eventually =D

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Stay with the group and fight the two melee, drag the group behind some rocks. The archer will continue to fire and hit terrain. Was super easy after I did that, also through in some poison while they were occupied.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          ""Afficted Graverober" moves with the highest speed of all three and usually attacks first before Varg and Cerah."

                                          absolute rubbish

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I have to say, a savior for traversing the path to the boss-fight are firebombs to take out the poison spitting statues (pack a bag of poison cures) and the Ring of Restoration helps for conserving resources. In the case of magic users or low vitality builds, this area is more than crippling for low health or low poison resistance, Iron Passage or Snow Fields may be the area you want to cover before the Cave of the Dead, as despawning enemies there is an option, not so much in CotD. Now as what I have to say for the boss-fight, take out Varg first as he is a heavy hitter, best way is to backstab as he has high poise, staggering with weapons Satiner's Spear is not an option. You get the back stab after he swings, you wait for the longest recovery attack, also buff the backstab just to squeeze out more damage when you prompt for it. Next is the Graverobber, either backstab him or stagger him hard, Satiner's Spear heavy 2-handed combo attack is excellent for doing so, you just need to make sure he doesn't attack you as he can combo you back. In the case of Cerah, the annoying archer during this fight, at times it's best just to magic blast him, but in the case of close-range, reach is your friend, so you a spear or ultra-greatsword and keep some small degree of distance, yet not enough to trigger the greatbow. On that note, spells like Homing Crystal Soul mass helps for getting damage in, when fighting off the Graverobber and Varg, seek to get out of sight of Cerah to engage. Summons here can help a lot on keeping off agro from you especially if you are fragile, but don't expect them to be able to do all the work, to an extent they are better as shields rather than damage.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This fight didn't bothered me at all, the ****ing path is what is frustrating to me, all those status and the lizards with a small hit box is bs

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Out of the three optional paths in the dlcs this one is the easiest, the NPC summons are smart and tanky, good at drawing agro, and all around pretty neat. The NPC bosses are decent, while I was hoping for a new boss, I will admit these three are refreshing.

                                                If you need advice, summon the NPCs they’ll draw at least two of the guy’s agro. During this don’t go attack the archer man, he stays in back cause he’s smelly. Instead go for backstabs and completely DELETE their health in a matter of moments. Once both are killed, take your NPCs and show the arrow man how it feels to get ganked by three separate playstyles.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  On my first playtrough I ******* hated this boss fight.
                                                  But now on my second one it‘s extremely fun and refreshing.
                                                  You have to run like hell and do only one hit at a time, but very nice

                                                  • why some don't like this boss? he's really tense and challenging, playing solo, and yes he's unfair, but i liked the unfairness, life isn't fair, and that's the lazy boss of dlc like lud and zallen and blue smelter demon it would be better if one of these guys was someone important, for example the real "alva", but even so the boss is good and the music goes very well, and the violin that I love

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This cancerous thing is tougher than invading gank hosts in ds3.
                                                      At least with invasions there's a whole map to run around and enemies to hide behind to catch a breather...
                                                      In an invasion my best play is to punish greed with turn and burn with an ultra weapon. But havel and alva stick together like glue, and their AI only changes when they get low on health and start being less aggressive.
                                                      Can't turn and burn Havel, the beast tanks my great club two handed R2 while standing in idle pose. I was powerstancing the great club and greatsword(ugs) and I couldn't interrupt his leap smash with my L2. Plus his leap smash has 180 degree tracking, which means panic roll is a death sentence. With katana man and rapier man L1 and R1 spamming, there's a chance for an inescapable situation, and it has happened to me a couple times...
                                                      Also, I don't know how the heck it happened, but rapier man managed to poise break my Greatclub 2H R2 mid swing, with a f*cking R1. I had 123 poise and had him isolated. Greatclub R2 mid swing, and it got stopped by a rapier R1...
                                                      Anyway, screw this boss.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        A decent attempt at recreating pvp without latency. My only complaints are that the bow guy should be using magic of some sort, and he shouldn’t attack you with estoc when you get close. Instead, he should run away like a typical magic user.

                                                        • A lot of people will tell you to focus on the archer first. I found that with my particular setup, this was difficult to do. If you're having trouble with this, here's an alternative strategy:

                                                          Get a bunch of poison arrows or some other way to reliably inflict poison that works for you. Instead of rushing Cerah, start kiting the two melee guys around the path immediately inside the boss room. The way this area is set up, you can run across a little bridge to the left, around the pillar, and then back past the boss door to a cliff in a corner, which you jump down from and then start running towards the bridge again to repeat it.

                                                          Running around in this little circuit accomplishes two things: It lets you kite effectively while the others are poisoned, and it gives you two corners that have complete cover from Cerah's arrows. You can use them to heal and/or shoot in safety. This is a really easy (if somewhat slow) method to deal with them. Don't bother trying to poison Cerah -- her resistance is way too high. Once the two melee guys hit the dirt, you can go smash her face in. :)

                                                          Hope this helps, and good luck!

                                                          P.S. - Summoning the two phantoms for this fight isn't guaranteed to make it easier depending on your setup. It triples all of the bosses' health, but the ally phantoms don't do much damage.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I managed to beat them in my first try (with help of the 2 NPC summons), somehow we all except the archer chik ended up in a some corner hidden from her doing or*y while she was shooting in the stone. Havel was the first one to fall, then the knight dude and finaly it was 3 on 1 gangbang. It was kind of fun

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Cancer boss fight. Exemplary of terrible game design. Nice to see they let the summer interns make a boss fight though.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I think they did a pretty decent job at emulating the average Dark Souls invasion except they could've replaced the bow guy with a crystal soul spear spammer and give them some heals.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Kill me a million times over for saying this, but I think I'm a little too positive for my own good. Because I enjoyed this fight somewhat.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Incredibly unfair and frustrating fight, basically 1v3 pvp unless you bring summons. With 2x NPC-s on your side it's just about tolerable in NG, but in NG+ both your helpers will have seemingly the same HP as before, meaning they will both be vaporized before you even had a chance to kill 1 of the opponents. So enjoy the 1v3...

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      On my no healing, two hand melee only save....this is the hardest fight in the game. I’ve died 80 times and counting.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Used 80 poison arrows to kill them. Use a lighting bow, it staggers them when hit. Also focus the archer first, and the guy with havel set last, because he uses estus flasks and heals himself

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This has always been my least favourite boss in DS2, and I guess that's saying a lot, considering the amount of garbage bosses this game has. Anyways, I've always found this fight very frustrating, and I think it still is, if you're a melee guy, but as I'm going through with my hexer-build, this actually wasn't all that bad. My tips would be that you should make sure you have at least two sets of Dark Fog and banish summons at the door, since they're pretty useless and make the fight lot harder than it needs to be. What I did was that I went straight away right and used the little ledge there to make the two melee fellas stop for long enough for the fog to take it's effect. After that I just run around like a headless chicken evading attacks and arrows, and if possible, poison the archer as well. When the poison effect runs out, rinse and repeat. Eventually one of them dies (usually Graverobber), and the fight gets way easier, and by the time you get two of them to fall, you can just use your dark orbs or any attack you prefer on the last one. It's honestly not too bad of a fight if you do it the poisoner's way.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This fight is really meant for ugs class and up. And boy oh boy is it fun to gank spank the **** out of them with a ugs. I slapped on the stone ring, buffed the zewihander and beat this boss fairly easily.

                                                                            If you ever get the king's ugs, and buff it, then the fight is a joke. That havel monster will die easily and if you land a back stab then its game over for these guys.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Funny how no one mentioned, but the titanite these chuckle****s drop is supposed to be in a room full of chests above Elana's boss arena, in one of the rooms with the rotating wheels - chests that are open & empty when you find them.

                                                                              "Finders, keepers" where you kill the finders. Lol

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Did this first time with the help of the two NPC summons. Here's what I've done: I made sure that Alva and arrow guy aggroed me, while Havel aggroed the phantoms, i killed alva by using my Ivory king UGS, yes I was running a quality build, and with the help of the stone ring i could effectively stun 'em. Anyway, i killed alva while the other guy shot arrows at me, he didn't hit me most of the times, so he's not a big deal. After Alva i proceeded to parry and riposte arrow guy, he's really easy to parry, and then i dealt with Havel, already weakened by the phantoms, as he is really slow i could backstab him multiple times, killing him in less then a minute

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Ancient soldier Varg should be my friend because we are havel knights, i have havels set ( ful set even dragon tooth) are all +5!

                                                                                  • Anonymous


                                                                                    rush the archer and kill her as soon as possible while avoiding havel and the other one. then after you kill the archer poison one of the other 2 and kill them by running away from them while they are poisoned[i killed the graverobber first with poison arrows]. then poison the other one as well and shoot dark arrows at them to kill them.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Fight isn’t difficult at all if you have the basic priority of killing the bowman ASAP. Then you can use the water to separate Havel and Alva and take out the next one of your liking, and finally backstab the remaining one

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This is just insulting tbh. Especially as a ****ing DLC boss. Anyone that didn't object to this at the FromSoft office needs to get 3-manned in an alley.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Hell, after seeing so many people **** on this fight I was really worried about it. But i beat them first try and it was FUN AS ****. I know this comment will get downvoted to hell but I don't care. The only bad thing for me was the run leading to them , Those statues are annoying af

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Possibly the most difficult boss in the entire SOTFS depending on your play style. I am already in NG+, and both the difficulty and annoyance of this boss far exceeds any other boss I’ve encountered (which means all bosses except for the double king’s pet)

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              -Poison them with:
                                                                                              a) Toxic Mist + Poison Mist or Dark Fog
                                                                                              b) Poison infused spear/piercing sword/lance pokes while your shield is up so you can trade hits with them. Recommend Black Scorpion Stinger. Crest of the Rat and Sanctum Soldier Gauntlet helps buildup a lot.
                                                                                              -Wear Jester's Robes or Ironclad Armor to not get backstabbed
                                                                                              -Take out arrow guy first
                                                                                              -Lure them in water to make them wet, and use a Lightning weapon (again, the weapon types mentioned above work well because of the shield poke)
                                                                                              -Utilize the little bridge over the water pit on the left shortly after the fog gate. They have a harder time getting to you, surround you or rolling away from your strikes
                                                                                              -2 handed strong attacks from Ultra Great Swords or Great Hammers is the only way to reliably stun them

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If you come into the fight with npc it is not so bad but dear god doing this fight alone makes it so much harder.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Took me 3 tries. I just pancaked the greatbow guy repeatedly with Dragon Tooth then ran away when Havel guy and Alva dude caught up to me, then when he died I started pancaking Alva, then I just backstabbed Havel.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Real facts: summon both npc's, focus on eliminating one enemy at a time, and equip lifegems and repair powder in your inventory. This is a marathon fight, not a sprint.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Solo was better. They focus on you so lead them around the water and the ramp. That gives time to chug and turn around for a few quick hits. Their damage comes off much with faster solo, too. Like every boss, don’t get greedy. Havel boy was last and finally got him in the water and cheesed him with dark orbs and great heavy souls.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        this is just three npcs that are challenging because of how they overwhelm you, not in a fair way. I beat them and they're optional, but people who say sentinels are worse are just plain wrong. Overall the worst boss of the entire soul games in my opinion

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          [SOLO CHEESE STRATEGY]:
                                                                                                          When you enter the room, immediately go to the upper right ledge, wait until Havel and Samurai comes gathers up at you, then drop down (if you need to heal, do it here). Then you drop down into the river and start running on the right side, up to RobinHood. You hit him once, then you go back up to where you started. Repeat until RobinHood dead. Then your next target is Samurai. You do the same running laps and you either hit them on the way up when they are running to you, or if you are melee, then you wait until Samurai bro is the faster one and you can hit him once. Repeat until Samurai is dead (he will not heal). Then for Havel, you wait until he has his shield down and one-hands the hammer, and try to dodge towards him, until he stops, then you backstab. If he two-hands the hammer, go to where you started and when he starts an attack, you quickly drop down, and do your lap for the 100th time. By the time he comes back, he will have his shield down for one handers and you can backstab him. Repeat until dead.
                                                                                                          Done.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Do this solo. Casting Dark Fog a couple times can easily drain nearly half of bonk and katana bro’s health. From there just parry them all in to oblivion. Just beware that bonk bro loves to leap attack so don’t try to parry that lol

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              This boss gets an overall 7.5 / 10 from me. This is my opinion! If you don't care about it, don't tell me stuff about why this boss is BS, you can leave your own detailed opinion if you want because I'm interested in different experiences other than "it's 3vs1 not fair". First, the tension! You're overwhelmed by three hollowed ancient warriors that have gone there for whatever reason. Mysterios... Second, the Fight itself which is obviously the weakest part but still fun for me. I always go for Cerah because his Bows are the Main problem for me. Then the Graverobber, she's faster than Varg but equally dangerous. Try to separate them to focus on her or you'll get backstab-Oneshot by Varg like me... (Stupid NG+4 Dmg) Last is Varg himself. He is easily parried but if Graverobber is still alive, she might interrupt your ripost so it's really best to kill her before him. Nothing much to say about Varg, he's a Havel-Soldier with Slow punishing swings and has heals so be careful. Third, The music! Oh my God it is so epic and I love it to bits! It makes this fight more fun for me because it's so frickin epic to puzzle separate them one by one while this plays. If anyone else had the same experience on them, be it somewhat positive or negative, tell me.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Reading comments a lot of people say it's impossible to do without the help of phantoms. I actually found the fight to be significantly easier as solo than with the phantoms. Solo you do a lot more damage than with phantoms and the phantoms do hardly any damage. On top of that it makes the fight chaotic and unpredictable.

                                                                                                                Playing solo you can bait the 3 of them to what you want to do. I found the best solo strategy was NOT to kill graverobber first, but instead to kill the explorer first. Run around in circles with rober/varg following you until you make some distance then go up the the explorer for a couple hits then keep running, repeat until explorer is dead. Next is graverober now that you don't have to worry about ranged potshots. Wait for Varg to attack first then dodge, that'll give you a window to attack graverobber 1-2 times, repeat. I found that the post strategy said the robber was faster than varg which was wrong apparently. You would think that'd be the case since varg is in heavy armor, but funnily it seems varg catches up to you faster than robber does. Once robber is dead the only one left is Varg. By this point I don't take risks, I switch to crossbow and hit varg a couple of times, sprint away in circles for more distances and shoot a couple more times, repeat.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  All I can say is my method works; bring the phantoms and backstab fish the melee guys. Just ignore the archer until he's alone, he never hits you if you're busy chasing the others. I know some people can't fathom using summons, but it's a literal coop area. You're pretty much supposed to

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    An entirely pointless fight, with an insultingly small reward. You'll probably make more souls getting back to the boss than you will beating them. Even if you lose them all a few times. Then, when you finally win, you don't even get a boss soul for your troubles.

                                                                                                                    0/10 Would not kill again.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      why from what were u thinking there should have been a blue smelter thrown in to that would make this the pinnacle of the game

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Was actually easy. Didn't know about them when i entered their chamber and beat them at firsf try. Just tanked for my phantomes when they focused me and when the switched focused to my phantomes I backstabbed them to death. The archer gave us a good fight 1 v 3 but died like the rest. No friendly phantome has died that day.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          This fight sucks because it takes a while to get to, takes a while to complete once started, and has a low margin of error. To reduce risks, I equipped Jester's Robes to prevent backstabs (100% fatal here) and used Toxic Mist while evading to kill the melee enemies while I kited them around the room. The archer is low threat since she doesn't give chase, rarely uses the bow at range, and only switches to melee at close range.

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