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Dark Souls 2 Boss guide (updated with Crown of the Ivory King)

The Dark Souls series is well know (and often feared) for its brutal boss fights, and Dark Souls 2 certainly doesn't shirk away from this reputation. Some Dark Souls 2 bosses are giants, others are smol, while more still will team up to outnumber you - and if you don't get your priorities and tactics just right, you'll get remorselessly destroyed in the blink of an eye. That's why we're here to help you, as we've already taken down every single Dark Souls 2 boss (including all of the DLC), to bring you combat strategies and video walkthroughs to help you beat every boss and keep your souls together.

Main Game:

Crown of the Sunken King:

Crown of the Old Iron King:

Crown of the Ivory King:

Struggling to conquer the game? See our other Dark Souls 2 guides to help you on your way:

Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 400 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.