The Pursuer
hp.png Base HP souls.png Base Souls
833/2,000/2,000/2,200/2,400 10,000/15,000/20,000/20,000/25,000
Physical absorption
physical-def.png Standard
strike-def.png Strike
slash-def.png Slash
thrust-def.png Thrust
Elemental absorption
magic-def.png Magic
fire-def.png Fire
lightning-def.png Lightning
dark-def.png Dark
Status resistances
bleed.png Bleed Susceptible
poison.png Poison Susceptible
frost.png Frost Susceptible
curse.png Curse Susceptible



  • Lothric Castle. - Just as you approach the room with the right side with Wyvern's Pus of Man infected foot in it.

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.

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.

Item Drops



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