Stray Demon
Stray Demon
NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 2,004 5,000
1 4,206 20,000
2 4,627 22,000
3 4,837 22,500
4 5,047 24,000
5 5,468 24,500
6 5,678 25,000
7 5,889 25,500
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard
strike-def.png Strike
slash-def.png Slash
thrust-def.png Thrust
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic
fire-def.png Fire
lightning-def.png Lightning
dark-def.png Dark
bleed.png Bleed Unknown
poison.png Poison Unknown
frost.png Frost Unknown


The Stray Demon, now lacking even a trace of flame, was once the gatekeeper of Lothric.

— Description of the Soul of a Stray Demon


The Stray Demon is located in the Farron Keep, on the bridge above the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire. To reach it, simply take the elevator up to the bridge, climb the staircase, and approach it. The Stray Demon walks around on the far left side of the bridge.

Item Drops


Phase 1

During phase 1, the Stray Demon will attack you by swinging his hammer, jumping and slamming into the ground, hurling fiery boulders from his mouth, jumping and slamming into the ground, and very rarely grabbing (which results in death for almost all characters without extremely high health or mitigation).
Hammer swings are relatively easy to read, due to their long wind-ups. Hammer attacks are always singular, or in sets of two (back and forth). The rare grab and occasional spin aren’t as telegraphed, but can still be dodged easily with a backwards roll. The boulders will be spewed for a few seconds at a targeted area.

Phase 2

Once the Stray Demon reaches about 15 or 20% health, he will crumble and become nothing but a torso. His hammer swings are much more furious and quick, but are still easily dodgable. The boulder stream will be much faster as well. Beware the change in attack pace – he will often attack three times with the hammer, catching players off guard.


  • Since there is no fog wall, you can run from it and escape back down the elevator if need be.


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