How to beat Prowling Magus and the Congregation in Dark Souls 2

This boss encounter isn't terribly difficult - the trick is to avoid letting all the mobs overwhelm you. When you first enter the church-like arena, a bunch of zombies crawl and shamble toward you. You'll notice three slightly larger enemies; two of them shoot difficult-to-avoid lightning bolts, while the third, the Magus him(her?)self, fires slow-moving dark orbs.

Do your best to avoid the projectile attacks while wiping out all the weaker adds, then go for the mages shooting lightning. Finally, take down the Magus. Need extra help? Check out our video above for more strategies.

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.