The Pursuer
Image
hp.png Base HP souls.png Base Souls
Physical weaknesses
physical-def.png Standard
strike-def.png Strike
slash-def.png Slash
thrust-def.png Thrust
Elemental weaknesses
magic-def.png Magic
fire-def.png Fire
lightning-def.png Lightning
dark-def.png Dark
Immunitities
bleed.png Bleed Unknown
poison.png Poison Unknown
frost.png Frost Unknown

Lore

Location

  • High Wall of Lothric - A pursuer spawns near the Redeye Ring, above the patrolling Winged Knights, on the way to Vordt of the Boreal Valley from the elevator shortcut. It is after the 4 hollows ambush you, but before the Hollow Crossbowman, in a small outcrop to the left. This Pursuer may be difficult to defeat if you are attacking it early, but it is easy enough to kick its shield down when it turtles behind it, allowing a riposte for heavy damage.
  • Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, Church of Yorshka - A Pursuer spawns round the side of the church. Before entering the church, turn left and go round the side of the church. There the pursuer stands. Defeat him, and you will gain a piece of the armor set. (Needs confirmation of which armor piece.
  • Profaned Capital - From the Profaned Capital bonfire, head up the ladder and past the corpse with the 'Stretch out' gesture. Go down the long ladder, and turn towards the long, thin bridge. Handmaidens will pelt you with fireballs, but do not go down the broken wall path, instead, continue on the bridge and either defeat or run past the Headless Gargoyle. The Pursuer can be brought into the next room, where the Headless Gargoyle cannot reach, but be wary of other enemies inside.
  • Lothric Castle - In a room underneath the twin dragons, down some stairs before you cross in front of the large gate where the dragons breathe fire. Almost directly beneath the white dragon.

General Information

The Pursuer is a enemy originally from Dark Souls 2, in which is was usually the second boss most players would face. It could be fought earlier in the level, but if you failed to do so it would not return until you came to its boss arena.

In Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, the Pursuer would be found in multiple different locations in addition to its original location, and would fight the player again.

Dark Souls 3: Cinders attempts to recreate this, and adds the Pursuer, or Pursuers, to multiple different locations. As of Cinders 1.50, there are 5 Pursuer locations, each dropping a unique piece of the Pursuer's gear.

Item Drops

Notes

The Pursuers are fairly easy to beat, though with some weapons it is easier. Any weapon that attacks fast and breaks guards quite easy will decimate the pursuer, who will guard himself with his shield after and before attacking. It is rare to see the Pursuer not have his shield up, but if it does happen, he is probably going to attack.

His Attacks are simple, with main attack being a Ultra Greatsword R1 or RB, throwing a horizontal swing, which he will do after a number of things.

1. The Pursuer will throw a horizontal swing after stomping three times, although this can rarely be a Weapon art that swings the sword around him two times.
2. The Pursuer will throw a horizontal swing if you are in range, and has had time to recover stamina.
3. If you have attacked his shield, but failed to break his guard, he may wait a while then move towards you and swing.
4. If you have riposted or back-stabbed him, and are standing near him when he gets up, he may throw a horizontal swing, or turtle again.

The Pursuer loves to turtle, and breaking his guard is one of the easiest ways to kill him. If you adept at parrying, it may also be off the easiest ways to kill him, just like in DS2.

If you are attacking the pursuer at a late level, you may wish to try the Knight Slayer's ring, to hep break the guard of the Pursuer.

Dialogue

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