Dark Souls 2: How to Beat the Looking Glass Knight - Prima Games

Dark Souls 2: How to Beat the Looking Glass Knight

by Bryan Dawson

Continue your journey with Prima’s Dark Souls 2 Guide and Walkthrough!

You need the King’s Ring to open the King’s Doors, but before you can reach the Undead Crypt you need to go through the King’s Passage and the Shrine of Amana. 

Slowly head down the hallway, but attack each statue as you progress. Some will attack while others will die instantly. There’s a Lifegem on the left as you progress, and the Soul of a Proud Knight and Twinkling Titanite on the right near the end. Take down the guard at the very end of the hallway, then go through the mist door to battle against the Looking Glass Knight.

Boss Battle: Looking Glass Knight

Reward: Looking Glass Knight Soul 

The battle with the Looking Glass Knight is fairly similar to most other boss battles. Start off the battle strafing in circles around it. Most of its melee combos consist of two or three waits. However, occasionally there’s a pause before the third attack, so be weary if you attempt to counter attack after blocking or evading two attacks. 

When the Knight holds its sword high into the air to charge it with lightning, back away from it quickly. The following attack is lightning charged and has a very wide, circular attack radius. It can be difficult to avoid if you remain too close to the boss. Luckily there’s enough recovery time after the attack to move back into close range and even hit the boss once or twice. 

Once the Knight reaches approximately 50 percent health, the charged lightning attack adds a lightning-based projectile that shoots out straight from the sword. It’s a very linear attack and easily avoided if you’re off to the side or behind the Knight.

When the Knight places its shield on the ground. A guard is about to come out of the shield and attack. The guard doesn’t take many hits to bring down, but the Knight doesn’t stop attacking while you’re engaging the minion. To avoid having to deal with multiple enemies, take down the minion as quickly as possible, while keeping an eye on the Knight so you can avoid its attacks if need be. 

Defeat the boss, then head to the far side of the area to find a coffer that holds a Soul Bolt, Spell Quartz Ring +2, and three Bonfire Ascetics. Step on the middle of the stone circular platform to take the lift down to the lower floor, then continue through the grassy tunnel. When you reach the small clearing, cut down the foliage to the right to find a Green Blossom behind it. Continue down the next tunnel to find a bonfire at the end and enter the Shrine of Amana.

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