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Dark Souls II: Skeleton Lords

By karniz
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Completed: July 16th, 2014
Media/Program: Croquil nibs & Dr. Martin Dyes
Origin: Dark Souls II
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Ahoy, ahoy!

There's a fun lil' BOSS RUSH MODE thing on Tumblr.
Here's my 7th contribution... Skeleton Lords!

01 Last Giant02 Pursuer03 Dragonrider04 Old Dragonslayer05 Flexile Sentry
06 Executioner's Chariot07 Skeleton Lords08 Ruin Sentinels09 Belfry Gargoyle10 Lost Sinner
11 Covetous Demon12 Mytha, the Baneful Queen13 Smelter Demon14 Old Iron King15 Royal Rat Vanguard
16 The Rotten17 Scorpioness Najka18 Royal Rat Authority19 Prowling Magus & Congregation20 The Duke's Dear Freja
21 Twin Dragonriders22 Looking Glass Knight23 Demon of Song24 Velstadt, The Royal Aegis25 Guardian Dragon
26 Ancient Dragon27 Throne Watcher & Throne Defender28 Giant Lord29 Vendrick30 Darklurker
31 Nashandra

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Ultimate-Degenerate's avatar
Dark Souls just can't be Dark Souls without a spooky scary skeleton boss, can it?
sergeich01's avatar
Me: hm, that boss was actually too easy, killed all three in no time and...wait a sec... is that a wheel? WHAT THE--"YOU'VE BEEN TROLLED DARK SOULS STYLE. AND YOU DIED"
likeajon's avatar
His hair looks fabulous 
Beltaneh's avatar
Wonderful work!
JRinaldi's avatar
Not a hard boss by any stretch, but by far the one I was most entertained by in the whole of Dark Souls II, by virtue of being the closest thing this series has ever had to purely intentional comedy.

- Spooky Scary Skeletons in Spooky Skeleton Lifeguard Chairs?  CHECK
- MORE Spooky Scary Skeletons that show up as the fight progresses? CHECK
- Music that sounds like something out of Nightmare Before Christmas? OH, CHECK
- Hysterical psych-out for Souls veterans when the GREATEST ENEMIES EVER (wheel skellies) show up? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK

Well played, FROMsoft. I was grinning as I stepped away from the fog gate, and genuinely laughing out loud as things came to a close.
Noodleslilstalker's avatar
My most favorite boss in the game
secretsofwolfever's avatar
Lol, First time i played through i killed them on my own with out a problem, Second and third time...Dear god someone kill now e-e Stupid Wheel skellies...It was the worst whn i did my "No bonfire resting run"
Superbz1212's avatar
Tried to kill them all at once...

... Ends up getting gangbanged by the skeletons (god the bonewheel) they summoned when they die.
Gapeagle's avatar
I boosted the bonfire before them with ascetics thinking they'd be cake still.......Man, was I dumb...
karniz's avatar
Cuz' it boosted the bonewheel skellies!
That's really what was difficult with the fight! Hehehehe~
Kataiser's avatar
So that's what they looked like...


...they died too fast for me to actually get a good look at them, honestly. ^^;
Alansis's avatar
btw. Best Soundtrack Ever.
JRinaldi's avatar
Straight up Halloween Town.
DefiantHeretic's avatar
Reminds me of the song Skeleton man!
TheFoxtrot813's avatar
I still think the bonewheel skeletons are much more scarier than these guys.
karniz's avatar
I agree wholeheartedly.
whitefoxdesigns's avatar
Awesome! Looks intimidating but I wonder if it will be harder than Dark Lord Nito. 
karniz's avatar
Absolutely not.
This is probably one of the easiest bosses in the entire series.
[then again, nothing in Dark Souls II was really difficult to me...]
DefiantHeretic's avatar
What about the Rat Vanguard the 'boss' in the Grave of saints?
karniz's avatar
Some fights I consider 'gimmick' fights...
With the Rat King Authority, as long as you stayed under him you were safe.
Plus, as my hexxer, I was easily doing 300~600 damage per hit.
He was gone in less than a minute.
DefiantHeretic's avatar
My only problem with the Rat King Authority were the four rats, it's not that they were difficult to kill it's just they distract me and cause poison, but yeah he's basically as easy as Sif just stay under him.
karniz's avatar
<-- caster.
I pew pew kill all four before the Authority even had a chance to get to me. Hehe.
DefiantHeretic's avatar
Me tank so... Unhappy ending followed by frustration...
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