Dark Souls 2 Guide: How to Beat Nashandra / Final Boss Fight Guide

Congratulations for making it this far in Dark Souls 2 and finding yourself face to face with the last boss of the game: Nashandra! Obviously, it’s not the easiest boss around and if you’re not really careful, she will destroy you immediately. But fortunately we are here to help you a bit with our Dark Souls 2 guide on how to beat Nashandra, the final boss fight of the game.

Extremely important when you get here is to summon two AI characters to help you in battle and make things a lot easier. If you can’t summon two because you haven’t talked with all the NPCs in their instances and rushed through the game, at least summon Benhart of Jugo. It will be extremely helpful!

While your companions will attack Nashandra, you will have to pay attention to three of her dangerous attacks: the laser beam which is a long range attack (just watch her when she lifts her hand – that’s when the laser attack is about to happen – just keep the distance or run away from it!); the second attack is the “basic” one where she swipes her weapon around and that should be easy to avoid if you’re not near or at least block it with a shield. Finally, there are the “fountains” around her which curse the player if you enter them and take a bit of health.

The key to beating Nashandra in Dark Souls 2 is to be extremely mobile. Basically, you should create and follow a pattern: move all the times, attack from close range, retreat, avoid her attacks and attack again. Usually she will go for the axe swing which should be just avoided, and when she goes for the laser attack it’s when you should take advantage: she stands still for the entire duration of the attack, so keep slashing and cutting until you eventually bring her down.

And this is it! You have managed to beat Nashandra in Dark Souls 2 and I hope you had a great time playing the game!

How to Beat Flexile Sentry in Dark Souls 2

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Uh, this Flexile Sentry guy is really an interesting boss fight in Dark Souls 2 – a double fight in one, with few possibilities to attack and with a room that gets filled with water as you fight, making fast movement more difficult. We are here to share with you how to beat Flexile Sentry in Dark Souls 2, a really challenging boss that it’s best to deal with from afar.

This being said, our suggested approach is by the use of magic: stay away from all the action, running and jumping to the sides, waiting for the boss to attack, then sending a soul arrow his way. You risk losing the least health by going with this method and you will easily beat the boss, avoiding all direct contact which can prove lethal.

But if you are a warrior by heart, you will want to go close with melee attacks against this two headed monster and here is where the most fun will be, but also the biggest challenge. In order to beat Flexile Sentry, you should pay close attention to his moves and especially rest habits. The trick is, since he’s a two sided fighting machine, to attack from the side after an attack. So always be on the move, trying to create a circle around this boss, and when he’s resting after an attack, rush in and start hitting. It will take you a bit longer than the magic approach, but you will probably have more fun too.

Here is a video showing the head to heads approach to beat Flexile Sentry in Dark Souls 2:


I hope that you found this guide useful and managed to beat this boss easily after reading it!

How to Beat Old Dragonslayer Boss in Dark Souls 2

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I believe that Old Dragonslayer is the first challenging boss fight in Dark Souls 2, and a welcome change after The Last Giant and the Dragonrider we’ve talked about earlier. I am here to share with you the easiest way to beat Old Dragonslayer in Dark Souls 2, in our growing Boss Fight guide for this great title. So let’s get this started!

As I said, beating Old Dragonslayer is a bit more difficult than the other two bosses because he does have a bigger number of attacks, he’s slightly faster and moves a lot. Which is exactly what you should do: always be on the move and stay away from his frontal attacks, trying to get at him from behind and strike him with your sword. Be extremely aware of his special attacks, like the lightning jump and those quick forward attacks, they can drain some life power from you! And always when you enter the area for the fight, he will swipe at you with a powerful attack, make sure you get out of the way!

Take advantage of his attacks and the fact that he stands still after performing the heavy ones. That’s the moment to rush at Old Dragonslayer and show him your blade. Combine this with permanent movement from your side, blocking all the attacks that you can’t run away from and you will eventually defeat this boss – the first true challenge of the game!

Here is a video on how to beat Old Dragonslayer if you prefer watching it, coming from TheNinjaBlade77:


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How to Beat Dragonrider in Dark Souls 2

One of the easiest boss fights in Dark Souls 2 is the Dragonrider boss fight, but we are planning on writing a guide for each and every boss in the game, so here we are with a short guide on how to beat Dragonrider in Dark Souls 2. Basically, it’s as easy as pulling out your sword and hitting, but we’ll go a bit more in depth and detail the scene.

The Dragonrider boss, despite his terrifying name, rides no dragon into battle and only uses the long pike to strike at the opponents. A perfect strategy would be the one used in the video below: just stay behind the big fellow and keep hitting, making sure that he never turns to you to help you meet his weapon. He’s a slow boss with no combos and practically no difficulty level, you should have no problem bringing him down.

Here’s a video on how to beat Dragonrider in Dark Souls 2, if you somehow need some extra help with it:


Stay tuned with Vgamerz, we’re working on guides for the more difficult bosses too, where you will really need our help!

Dark Souls 2 Boss Fight Guide: How to Beat The Last Giant

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The Last Giant is the first boss fight you will encounter in Dark Souls 2 and even though it’s not a terribly difficult boss to beat, if you have any problems defeating it, we are here to help you with our guide on how to beat this Dark Souls 2 boss, The Last Giant.

The Last Giant boss fight should go in one direction: you hitting at the legs constantly, while making sure that when the giant is ready to perform the foot stomp you move away. It’s best to approach the boss from the back and keep slashing and hitting – don’t let it hit you though, as one blow from him drains a lot of your health. And this is basically everything you have to do with your warm-up boss.

You can also check out a walkthrough video if you prefer to see exactly how to beat The Last Giant in DS2:


Stay tuned with Vgamerz, more Boss Fight guides for DS2 are coming!