The content of this post may contain spoilers if you haven’t seen/played the game.

You can read my thoughts about the fight in the ‘spoiler’ section below:


I had found the Deacons the week before, but couldn’t figure out a good way to approach the fight. I’d already learned the hard way that they do some kind of curse cloud in the second phase, making it a bit of a dps race. Over the course of the week before this video was recorded, I fleshed out a strategy in my head.

My plan was to play more aggressively, stay close to them, focus hard on the shiny guy and kill the purple ones as soon I they spawned. I also considered trying to buff my sword and maybe try to see if they respond to alluring skulls, for some crowd control.

It was a solid strategy and it worked out, because I killed them on the first attempt of the next Saturday. I think the little squeel at the end of the video sums it up pretty well, I was pretty proud of myself when I killed them!

Unfortunately there’s some very minor skipping in the footage that can’t be helped. It was recorded like that and I can’t do anything about it. Enjoy the video anyway!

This was broadcast on 6 October, 2018.


Dark Souls III boss fight: Deacons of the Deep