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Dark Souls III player 1-hit-KOs game’s toughest boss with epic punch to the face

Pontiff Sulyvahn has proven to be one of Dark Souls 3’s biggest roadblocks, a boss fight which requires extreme pattern memorization and the utmost concentration to beat.

And here comes this dude taking him out in a single punch. Just watch. Through use of various buffs, equipment, and a well placed counter attack, YouTube user neptunusequester manages to wreck Sulyvahn’s day and entire following decade with a single punch to the face.

Over on Reddit, user HolidayForHire broke down how this slaughter was possible, working the math on all the damage boosts.

From what we can see – red tear stone ring (20%) followed by dragon torso, sunlight Sword buff (11.5%), then deep protection (5%) and then weapon art Warcry from Yohrm’s Great Machete (not sure the %, but this isn’t sharpen, since that’s on the normal machete, and removes previously applied buffs) and then reactivates dragon torso (10%). Finally after the Parry he switches on Morion blade for another Low HP boost (20%).

From what we can’t see but surely deduce he is also wearing the Hornet Ring (30%), and probably has Yohrm’s upgraded fully.

I am fairly certain everything adds up multiplicatively, which puts him at 241% damage, plus whatever he’s getting from the weapon art.

There’s another two ring slots I’m not accounting for as well, so he could easily be up around 300% normal damage, which makes this the equivalent of parrying and riposting the boss 3 times in one.

Well played, sir. Dark Souls III is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...