Pontiff Sulyvahn
Pontiff Sulyvahn
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%
bleed.png Bleed Susceptible
poison.png Poison Susceptible
frost.png Frost Susceptible


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.


Irithyll of the Boreal Valley


Item Drops


  • 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.


Pontiff Sulyvahn - How to guide


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Unused Content implies that Aldrich and Pontiff Sulyvahn may have originally been one character known as the "Old King of the Eclipse", taking the place of the final boss.
  • Unused animations exist where Pontiff would buff his swords, as well as an alternate clone summon animation.






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