Void Guardians in Dark Souls 3: how to win

In Dark Souls 3, the Guardians of the Abyss are tall humanoids wearing leather armor, holding a sword in their right hand and a dagger in their left. When players encounter them, the Guardians of the Abyss appear to be fighting among themselves. After the main boss’s health is reduced to a certain threshold, his sword becomes fiery, strengthening his attacks. The Guardians of the Abyss, whose soul moves from one body to another, forever at war, is one of the Lords of Cynder, and this is the first of five bosses that the player will face.

Voidkeeper Overview

  • Location: Farron Citadel
  • Required: No
  • Drop: 18,000 souls, Wolfblood Soul and Lord’s Ashes
  • Weakness: Lightning

The Void Keepers are located in Farron Citadel. The boss fight is optional and defeating it is required to gain access to the next main area. After defeating the boss, you will receive the Ashes of the Overlord, which must be placed on the thrones in Firelink Shrine. You will also receive the Soul of Wolf Blood, which can be sold for 20,000 souls or reforged into Sword of Farron or Sword of the Wolf Knight.

As for summonable NPCs, you can summon Sirris from the Sunless Realms by talking to her a second time in Firelink Shrine. Another NPC that can be summoned is Yellowfingered Hazel. You can summon her if you have completed the Invasion and given 1 Pale Tongue of Rosaria. Black Hand Sigh of Gotthard can also be found near the boss arena.

Void Guardian attacks

This fight has two phases and a variety of techniques:

Phase 1

A blow

The boss lunges towards the player and strikes with a sword.


Abyss Watcher swings his sword upwards, knocking the player down.

oblique strike

The boss rushes at the player and swings the sword around him. This hit does a lot of damage if you get hit by it.

Jump kick

Abyss Watcher jumps into the air and slams his sword down at the player.

Phase 2

Throw on a player with fire

The boss rushes at the player, causing a large fire trail behind him. Try to dodge to avoid serious damage.

Fire sword attacks

The boss uses a fire sword to attack you with a combo. Some of the attacks are delayed, making them harder to dodge.

How to defeat the Guardians of the Abyss

For melee fighters, it is necessary to properly distribute space during the entire fight. In the first phase of the game, you will have to face the Void Guardian, who will soon be accompanied by another Void Guardian. This makes the first phase difficult as you will have to focus on two enemies at the same time.

The good part of the first phase is that the third Void Guardian will soon appear, which has red glowing eyes. At first, three enemies can alert the player, but this will do him good, since the boss with glowing eyes is neutral to everyone and will try to kill other Void Guardians. You can use this time to attack the bosses and deal serious damage to them before the red glowing Guardian dies.

While the Guardians are fighting, you can backstab the boss to deal some serious damage. You can also parry bosses. Bosses are easy to parry, and if the parry is successful, you can deal heavy damage to the boss. The enemy is strong against bleeding, so it is recommended not to use weapons with high bleeding.

Bosses using ranged spells will have to catch bosses while casting spells. The call of an online player will help you attract bosses. When a Guardian with glowing eyes appears, you will have more time to cast spells while other Guardians try to destroy the enemy Guardian.

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