Lion Clan Warrior

 lion_warrior
HP NG: 665
NG+: 1,100
NG+7: 659
Weakness ?
Resistance Fire, Magic, Lightning, Dark
Respawns YES

Lion Clan Warrior is an enemy in Dark Souls 2.

 

Lion Clan Warrior Information

Lion Clan Warriors are phenomenally tough beast-men within the Shaded Ruins, armed with powerful axes and shields. Possessed of a fierce hatred of both humanity and the undead, they are both territorial and aggressive. Equipped with cursed battle axes, they can inflict curse status on an unfortunate undead in only a few swings, even through shields! They possess an incredibly strong resistance against magic of any kind; infused melee weapons will avail themselves little against these beasts, and they are highly resistant to both poison and bleeding. In exchange, however, they are somewhat vulnerable to physical damage, but their skill with both their axes and shields is daunting and they stand as some of the toughest foes one can face. They are especially vulnerable to backstabs and ripostes.

They can be extremely problematic if met at early levels. They do high damage, have high defense, and tend to aggro in groups, making them a challenge for the solo player. However, they do not seem to be overly quick and can be strafed for easy backstabs. May strike with high damage, long range, jumping attack if player is far enough away. They appear to be resistant to all types of magic except Yearn, which they'll blindly follow, resulting in an easy backstab opportunity, They are found in Shaded Woods. A stronger version of the Lion Clan Warrior is located near Tark in the shaded woods and has a gold headpiece to signify who he is. Also causes Curse to build. If you bait an attack from them, it can be fairly easy to sprint behind them for a backstab.

For casters, the easiest way of dispatching them is to cast Yearn and then finish them off with Shadow Dagger backstab, this will mostly result in instant kill at early NGs.

They tend to avoid interaction with people and reside at forest, as they despise their appearance, and the craftmanship of their weapon hinted that they were once intelligent creature, and yet they're now deformed into mindless beast, probably a result of Lord Aldia's experiment.

 

Location

 

Drops

 

Strategy Tips

  • Caster + Rogue: Wait until the Lion ends his swing, then you can hit or backstab him. Cast Yearn and then backstab them with Shadow Dagger, mostly result in 1-3 hit kill

 

Move Set

  • Yearn, Backstabbing: The enemy will swing at the player when in close range, can be up to a 2 swing combo.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked

 

Variants


Normal

HP Weak Resists Respawns?
NG: 665
NG+: 1,100
NG+7: 659
- Fire, Magic, Lightning, Dark Yes
Location: Shaded Woods
NG: yes
Move set
  • Yearn, Backstabbing: The enemy will swing at the player when in close range, can be up to a 2 swing combo.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
Drops
  • Lion Warrior Set
  • Lion Greataxe
  • Lion Clan Shield
  • Triclops Snake Troches
  • Souls: NG: 400 NG+: 800 NG+7: 1,600

Golden Lion Clan Warrior

HP Weak Resists Respawns?
NG: 160
NG+: 345
NG+7: 659
- Fire, Magic, Lightning, Dark Yes
Location: Shaded Woods
NG: yes
Move set
  • Slash : The enemy will swing at the player when in close range, can be up to a 2 swing combo
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
Drops
  • Souls: NG: 40 NG+: 80 NG+7: 160
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    • Anonymous

      14 May 2021 20:15  

      I have a theory about these guys, they are the result of the horrific experiments carried out by the duke (the same one that produced Tark, Najika, and Freyja) and are hostile towards humans because of the horrific experiments done on them by the duke

      • Anonymous

        26 Feb 2021 21:01  

        why does everyone think backstabs are the way to go for these guys? all you need is a long reach weapon, bait an attack, counter attack, rinse and repeat until dead. works 100% of the time with zero health lost unless you get greedy.

        • Anonymous

          30 Sep 2020 04:22  

          just as a word of caution, these things seem to have high poise. i almost got my **** wrecked on intensity 3. the best way to deal with them is simply back stabs with a dagger.

          • Anonymous

            08 May 2020 18:11  

            These things look like they escaped from Worlds of Warcraft. I really wish they had not put them in a DS game.

            • Anonymous

              09 Dec 2019 19:23  

              So I have a annoying bug with that guys. When I was in shadded woods, sound starts to play their roar every 10 second or so... well from this point it continues still, in every location expect Majula. Even turning off and on game or PC did'nt help. Luckily it affected only one of my characters, but still it is very irritating. Somebody have proposition what to do with that, please?

              • 15 Mar 2018 21:04  

                For caster i highly recommend backstabbing.
                They hit hard but have simple and few swings and are easily baited into backstabs.

                The one near the bonfire gives a key to ornifext but let that one be untill you kill the boss if you have issues with them because he will aggro and block bonfire use. Especially if you go caster since ng+ on boss drops spell slot +2 ring and bonfire ascetic will not make it petrified again. The petrified one nearest the boss blocks a chest with a set that increase casting speed and a branch of yore.

                • Anonymous

                  teleporting29 Aug 2016 11:01  

                  in the shaded ruins bonfire the petrified lion clan warrior can teleport to that bonfire and start chasing me, what do i do???

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