Pontiff Sulyvahn
Pontiff Sulyvahn
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NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 5,106 150.00 28,000
1 7,777 150.00 84,000
2 8,554 157.89 92,401
3 8,943 166.66 94,500
4 9,332 176.47 100,801
5 10,110 187.50 102,901
6 10,499 214.28 105,000
7 10,887 250.00 107,100
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard 0%
strike-def.png Strike 2%
slash-def.png Slash -3%
thrust-def.png Thrust -20%
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic 12%
fire-def.png Fire 8%
lightning-def.png Lightning 5%
dark-def.png Dark 5%
Immunitities
bleed.png Bleed Susceptible
poison.png Poison Susceptible
frost.png Frost Susceptible

Lore

Pontiff Sulyvahn of Irithyll imprisoned a god of the old royalty in the abandoned cathedral, to be fed to the devourer.

— Description of the Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn

Long ago, when Sulyvahn was yet a young sorcerer, he discovered the Profaned Capital and an unfading flame below a distant tundra of Irithyll, and a burning ambition took root within him.

— Description of the Profaned Greatsword

Sulyvahn was born and raised inside the painting, yet had little use for his frigid homeland, since he had not yet experienced loss.

— Description of Frozen Weapon and Snap Freeze

General Information

The theocratic tyrant of Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.

This fight is mandatory.

Location

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Summons

Item Drops

Moveset

  • Slam: Raises Profaned Greatsword overhead and slams down.
  • Spin: Spins while swinging both swords.

Phase Transition: <60% HP, kneels to grow wings while creating a dark shockwave.

  • Summon Clone: Raises sword to chest, summoning a clone of himself.
    • Between 35-60% HP and <12% HP, summons clones no matter the distance.
    • Between 12-35% HP, summons clonely only with enough distance.
  • Flying Slam: Flies up and slams down with the Profaned Greatsword.
  • Soul Spear: Charges up the Greatsword of Judgment before shooting out a Soul Spear.
  • AoE: Flies up and slams down with the Profaned Greatsword, creating a Fire explosion, and finished by flying and stabbing the ground with the Greatsword of Judgment.

Combo Extension: <35% HP, gains follow-ups to his Slam and Spin attacks as long as the clone is not currently summoned.

  • Slam Combo: Raises Profaned Greatsword overhead and slams down, followed by a spinning right-to-left from the Greatsword of Judgment, and finished by a right-to-left swing from the Profaned Greatsword.
  • Spin Combo: Spins while swinging both swords, followed by a delayed thrust with the Greatsword of Judgment, and finished by a right-to-left swing with the Profaned Greatsword.

Strategies

Pontiff Sulyvahn - How to guide

Notes

  • There is no limit on the amount of clones summoned.
  • Pontiff takes 2.5x Poise Damage while the clone is active, and it returns to normal once the clone dies and disappears.
    • This is equivalent to Demon Cleric for values and NG+ Poise Damage modifiers.

Bugs

  • The clone may rarely clip through the wall or ground.
  • If the clone is killed through a riposte, it will rise up from the riposte animation when it's next summoned.

Trivia

Gallery

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