Demon’s Souls | How To Beat Tower Knight

By Oroboro, Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:08 GMT

The Tower Knight may appear to be daunting because of his size, but don’t let looks fool you – like many of the early foes in Demon’s Souls, he’s quite easy to defeat.

Demon’s Souls – How to beat Tower Knight

Demon's Souls | Tower Knight Weakness
Fire
Magic

The first thing to do when entering the boss fog is to run past the Tower Knight, up either staircase.

Kill all of the archers while being careful to dodge the Tower Knight’s ranged attacks. We kill the archers first so they don’t bother us while we’re fighting the Tower Knight himself.

Be sure to use R2 attacks to do more damage to the archers if you aren’t killing them in a single R1 combo. If they survive and fall to the ground you will have to deal with them and Tower Knight simultaneously, which isn’t fun. Once the archers are cleared out, the real fight begins.

If you have Turpentine or Sticky White Stuff in your inventory, be sure to use it on your weapon now. The Crescent Falchion from World 4-1 is also a great option for this encounter. The Tower Knight is weak to fire and even weaker to magic. Run down the staircases and approach him carefully, while being careful to dodge his swings and shield slam.

The key to this fight is to hit both his ankles equally until he falls over on the ground. Once he falls, you can run up towards his head and attack it to deal massive damage.

Positioning on this fight is extremely important. You always want to be directly behind his ankles. This way, you only have to worry about his shield slam, stomps, and
backstep.

His attack patterns are predictable if you learn what to look out for:

  • The second he raises his shield, he’s going for the shield slam. You want to back up away from him because it causes an area of effect shockwave around him.
  • When he lifts his foot, he’s going for the stomp. Again, back away.
  • The backstep is the only really difficult move to dodge, as the animation is tricky to recognize. He tightens his formation just before a backstep, so if he’s doing something other than raising his shield or foot, you need to dodge.
  • To summarize, attack both ankles equally while staying behind him. Dodge his attacks until he falls, then hit his head for massive damage. Rinse and repeat until the Tower Knight has fallen-for good.

However, if you’re using a bow or magic this fight becomes incredibly simple. Peek out from the small stairs where the archers were standing and counter attack the Tower Knight every time he goes to use his ranged attack. By firing your arrow/spell at him and instantly taking cover, you can safely defeat him with ease.

After the Tower Knight is defeated, you will receive the Iron Demon’s Soul, which can be used to learn the spell Warding from Sage Freke. If you haven’t defeated an Archdemon (the last boss of a world) yet, you won’t be able to continue through the fog to enter World 1-3.

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