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.