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Dark Souls 3: Defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn In Just One Blow
We all know how difficult Dark Souls games are, but some enemies are so difficult to defeat that players get frustrated. Pontiff Sulyvahn, the dual-wielding cleric with an obnoxious habit of duplicating himself, is one the hardest boss in Dark Souls 3, and there is a way to defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn in only one hit, but it requires some preparation.
As you can see in the video below, Youtuber neptunesequester managed to stack enough effects together on his character to defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn in just one blow.
Now you must be wondering that how does he was able to defeat this notorious boss in just one hit? Well then a Redditer has comprised a pretty intersting summation of this player is doing.
According to the Redditer:
From what we can see – red tear stone ring (20%) followed by dragon torso, sunlight Sword buff (11.5%), then deep protection (5%) and then weapon art Warcry from Yohrm’s Great Machete (not sure the %, but this isn’t sharpen, since that’s on the normal machete, and removes previously applied buffs) and then reactivates dragon torso (10%). Finally after the Parry he switches on Morion blade for another Low HP boost (20%).
From what we can’t see but surely deduce he is also wearing the Hornet Ring (30%), and probably has Yohrm’s upgraded fully.
I am fairly certain everything adds up multiplicatively, which puts him at 241% damage, plus whatever he’s getting from the weapon art.
There’s another two ring slots I’m not accounting for as well, so he could easily be up around 300% normal damage, which makes this the equivalent of parrying and riposting the boss 3 times in one.
The above build is only possible in New Game Plus mode and some of the materials can only be obtained in areas further in campaign than Pontiff Sulyvahn. Still, it is a very clever solution for defeating one of the most difficult foes in Dark Souls 3.