The Demon bosses in Demon's Souls are the hardest and most stressful part of the whole affair. Filling up on souls in the stage prior only to have to prove yourself against a giant enemy with a massive health bar to match is almost always a daunting task.
But don't worry, in this Demon's Souls guide we'll have you covered by breaking down each of the game's bosses and the best way to approach them. Take a deep breath, have a look at the tips below, and try your best to enjoy yourself and the challenge that the bosses pose.
How to Beat the Maneater in Demon's Souls
If you're anything like us, you'll likely have some problems with the Maneater. Why, you might ask? Because there's two of them. Fending off a single Maneater may seem simple enough, but a second one will fly on in not long after your fight commences.
There's only so much you can do against two boss enemies that fly around a narrow bridge and threaten to either kill you or fling you off the edge for an instant death. We're here to give you a couple tips to try and help in whatever way we can.
Go for the Tails
You may have noticed that the chimera-like Maneaters possess snake tails. Just like the Bell Gargoyles in Dark Souls, the tails on the Maneaters can be chopped off. It's actually recommended to try and do so, as those snake tails are capable of firing projectiles and buffing up the Maneaters with a bite that glows yellow.
If you ever see a Maneater stunned and glowing yellow, try to attack it as soon as possible. If left alone, it'll become buffed and quite a bit harder to beat. Prioritize those snake tails by trying to get behind each maneater and attacking from there. It'll be quite clear once the tail has been removed, and you won't have to worry about projectile attacks or buffed up Maneaters as soon as they're gone.
Stay in the Middle
The only other invaluable piece of advice for those trying to deal with these two flying headaches is to strafe around the fire in the center. The Maneaters spend a lot of time in the air, and they seem to have a tendency to land and walk up to you when you're in the circular center platform. That's precisely what you want since going out onto either of the bridges will put you on a narrow path that's particularly precarious and leaves open the possibility of getting knocked off into the abyss below.
Staying shielded and strafing around the center until a Maneater lands is an excellent rule of thumb. After doing so, get behind it and sneak a couple hits in. The chimera-like creatures will likely lunge off the ledge and begin flying again, but practice patience and continue strafing around the center circle until another attack opportunity presents itself.
Finally murdering the Maneaters rewards you with:
- 13,880 souls
- Mixed Demon Soul
Did you fall off those stupid narrow walkways as much as we did against the Maneaters? Please help us feel better about ourselves in the comment section below. If you want to make us feel even better, take a look at our full Demon's Souls guide for more helpful walkthroughs.