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 Old Hero in Demon's Souls
Despite his domineering disposition, the Old Hero is actually one of the easiest bosses you'll come across in Demon's Souls. His weakness is illustrated by the wraps over his eyes and his animations as he lumbers about – he can't see. If you can exploit his lack of vision, you'll be on the fast track to finishing this fight.
Equip the Thief's Ring
If you happened to pick up the Thief's Ring in the first Boletarian Palace stage, this fight will be even easier. Equipping it will render the Old Hero clueless to your movements. Saunter in to take a few chunks out of his health bar, retreat for his retaliation, and repeat. It's as simple as that.
Sneak in Slowly
If you don't have the Thief's Ring, there's no need to fret. The Old Hero will still be completely clueless if you walk up behind him. Just be sure to get back out of harm's way after attacking him as he'll likely swing straight at your previous location. Repeat the process as many times as necessary, and there will be nothing but the Storm King standing in your way.
Old Hero rewards
Overpowering the Old Hero gets you access to:
- 33,750 souls
- Hero Demon Soul
How long did it take you to realize that the Old Hero couldn't see? Please tell us we aren't the only ones who didn't realize it right away in the comments section below. You can keep from being clueless by checking out the other walkthroughs in our Demon's Souls guide.