The design of the bosses in Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 are very different from one another. The bulk of the enemies you will face in the second game are human fighters, in contrast to the many monstrous foes you will face in the first game. In spite of the fact that this may make them seem less threatening and more controllable, it also opens the door for them to engage in more dynamic behavior and move sets.
The Smelter Demon stands out as one of the most memorable foes you’ll face during the course of the game. This fire-based creature, which is a hybrid of a big monster and a warrior, may be problematic for those who are not well prepared, but it is possible to prevail over it by being composed and in control during the fight.
Who is this Smelter Demon?
Dark Souls 2 has a multitude of unique environments, with the Iron Keep standing out as one of the game’s most famous locations. This enormous metal stronghold is encircled on all sides by a lake of lava, which it is slowly sinking into. It is dark and frightening inside. In order for you to reach the Old Iron King, you are going to have to make your way through this important territory.
Your path is unfortunately blocked by a number of foes and dangers, one of which being the Smelter Demon. It looks like a giant golem made of metal, and it seems to be fueled by a blazing core that is located where its stomach would be.
The boss character is guarded by a massive sword and may be found quietly waiting in its own room. If you haven’t quite worked up the courage to take on the boss just yet, you won’t have to worry about going through the room or the fight there. Defeating them, on the other hand, will get you access to its armor, as well as its Soul, and will cause an encounter with the Pursuer if you return to the chamber after you have done so.
How to defeat the Smelter Demon?
When confronting the devil, it is important to pay attention to the motions it makes. Even though it is very little, the Smelter Demon is capable of hitting you quite hard and very quickly if you are not paying attention. Be aware since its sword also provides it a decent amount of reach and the ability to cover a large area. If it does decide to attack you, it will most likely strike at you in groups of three and take steps in the direction of your position. You may simply sidestep this problem by rolling through the attacks and approaching the monster from behind.
How does the Smelter Demon attack?
The Smelter Demon is able to cross a great distance with ease, despite the fact that it does not possess any ranged attacks. One method is for it to use a thrusting attack, which it will signal to you before it executes by bringing its sword to its side and aiming it in your direction. By rolling to the side, you may escape being hit by it. On the other side, its trademark technique is a diving jump that might come on unexpectedly quickly, so you should be ready to duck out of the way. It will take a minute for it to bring out its sword, but you should be cautious because it will then let forth a blast of fire, which, if you are in close proximity to it, may do significant damage.
This monster utilizes not one, but two more types of fire strikes in addition to the burst. While it has taken around 25 percent of your health in damage, the Smelter Demon will activate its core and begin to emit a persistent aura of flame that, when you are in close proximity to it, will steadily drain your health. After suffering a loss of forty percent of its health, it will thrust its sword into its center and set it ablaze in order to maximize the amount of damage it does.
You should arm yourself with clothing and objects that are resistant to fire in order to lessen the total damage caused by the fire.
The Smelter Demon is a rather tough foe, despite the fact that bosses and other opponents might have a number of vulnerabilities. It possesses a tolerance to fire and is immune to bleeding damage, although it is most susceptible to harm from strikes (since it has no blood). As a consequence of this, the vast majority of physical weapons, as well as any ranged weaponry or magical strikes, have the potential to be successful against it. It is beneficial to have Sorcery such as Soul Arrow lined up so that you have a ranged option available to you.
You can also refer to this video below to understand how to beat the Smelter Demon.