Syan Soldier

HP NG: 960
NG+: 1,350
NG+7: 2,560
Weakness Strike
Resistance Slash
Respawns Yes

Syan Soldier is an enemy in Dark Souls 2. 

 

Syan Soldier Information

"High-ranking Drangleic knights whose weapons and armor are modeled after those borne by Sir Syan, one of King Vendrick's bravest military leaders. Sir Syan met a dishonorable end on the battlefield during the war with the Giants;' shortly thereafter all of the knights who had been issued replicas of his armor went insane after putting them on.

Equipped with greatswords or halberds, these knights are also equipped with greatshields as well. They wear Syan's Set of armor, and have special lightning attacks they use rarely."

 

Location

 

Drops

 

Strategy Tips

  • Halberd knights can be backstabbed more around the arm they wield their halberd in, just around the elbow, while the sword ones are more around the right shoulder, their windows are small so make sure you have enough stamina to block or roll away if you miss
  • Ice Rapier seems very effective on them (thrusting weapons highly effective?)

 

Move Set

  • Swipe (Halberd) : Standard attack, Overhead slash .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Stab Combo (halberd) : Standard Attack, Combo of two stabs, can cancel midcombo or add a downward slash at the end .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Swipe combo (sword) : Vertical slash followed by one of two different horisontal slashes .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Lightning Slash (sword) : Imbues weapon with lightning and does a downward slash .
    • Physical Damage + lightning Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried

 

Notes

 

Roaming Soul Variant

 

HP Weak Resists Respawns?
NG+: 3,750
NG+7: 6,100
Strike Slash Yes

Location

Move Set

  • Swipe (Halberd) : Standard attack, Overhead slash .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Stab Combo (halberd) : Standard Attack, Combo of two stabs, can cancel midcombo or add a downward slash at the end .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Swipe combo (sword) : Vertical slash followed by one of two different horisontal slashes .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried
  • Lightning Slash (sword) : Imbues weapon with lightning and does a downward slash .
    • Physical Damage + lightning Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried

 

Drops

 

Enemies
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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2019 05:28  

      Wrong, there are non respawning syan knights guarding doors that require the king’s ring. One is in the forest of fallen giants. You start at the cardinal tower bonfire, go down the ladder, go across the bridge, throuhh the door that requires the soldier’s key and then to the left. There is another one in the shaded woods at the second bonfire go along the left path. It’s pretty straight forward. There is also a non respawning one guarding the loot in huntsmans copse. From the second bonfire go across the bridge, follow the path, turn right and stick to the edge on the right and you should see a mossy stone dome with a hole in it to drop down to. Be careful as this one is an enclosed space. I don’t know if he does high damage because I just got around him and backstabbed and killed him while he was getting up again. For a reference to my progress in the game I’ve cleared heide’s tower, went to and cleared no-mans wharf, and reached the lost bastille. I also cleared the forest of fallen giants, cleared the shaded woods and ruins, am about to clear doors of pharros, and lastly I cleared huntsmans copse and beat the executioner’s chariot. None of the syan soldiers at this point respawn and they aren’t wandering or lost, they’re non-respawning guards and this wiki is full of crap sometimes.

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