Ranking Dark Souls' Bosses From Easiest to Hardest

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Ranking <em>Dark Souls</em>' Bosses From Easiest to Hardest

To read our Demon’s Souls rankings, click here.

To read our Dark Souls II rankings, click here.

To read our Bloodborne rankings, click here.

The first Dark Souls is one of the few contemporary games destined to become a classic. Even though its other qualities—its world, its art design—are just as worthy of attention, there’s little doubt the game’s difficulty is its most famous feature. We’re going to say it plainly: the bosses in Dark Souls are nasty, ornery stooges that will pound you into the ground over and over again. Let’s see if we can lend you a hand with those pesky jerks, eh?

This list includes all the mandatory bosses you must fight in the game and most of the optional ones, but none of the DLC bosses. If you’re looking for some tips on how to conquer the monsters of Dark Souls, and whether or not you should summon a fellow player to help out, this is where you want to be.

A warning: spoilers on all boss battles ahead.

Javy Gwaltney devotes his time to writing about these videogame things when he isn’t teaching or cobbling together a novel. You can follow the trail of pizza crumbs to his Twitter or his website.