How to beat the Old Iron King in Dark Souls 2

Hmmm, is it just us, or does the Old Iron King look a lot like the Balrog from The Lord of the Rings? Luckily, this fight isn't quite as difficult as the path leading up to it.

He's basically got three attacks: one where he slams his fists into the ground, one where he breathes fire, and another where he shoots a laser beam from the palm of his hand. Watch the video above for tips on how to avoid them, and be sure to steer clear of that obnoxious lava pit near the fog gate leading into his lair.

For more help be sure to check out our complete Dark Souls 2 Boss guide.

Ryan Taljonick

Ryan was once the Executive Editor of GamesRadar, before moving into the world of games development. He worked as a Brand Manager at EA, and then at Bethesda Softworks, before moving to 2K. He briefly went back to EA and is now the Director of Global Marketing Strategy at 2K.