4. Spear of the Church
Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Boss Ranking
One of the more interesting bosses to enter into the Dark Souls series is the Spear of the Church, as it attempts to merge both PvE (Player vs Environment) and PvP (Player vs Player) elements. While this is a clear homage to the Old Monk fight in Demon’s Souls, the Spear of the Church is inconsistent at best and frustrating at its worst. When the fight starts players are challenged by not only a computer controlled NPC, but a randomly chosen human player that will take the role of the Spear of the Church boss. The catch is this boss will be equipped with all their normal weapons, armor, and spells but cannot use their Estus flasks to heal.
The NPC character will be summoned multiple times throughout the fight if it dies and can stack on bleeding effects all while healing both themselves and the enemy player. On top of this the human controlled boss actually has a bunch of passive magic spells that can stun or heavily damage the player. Basically, this fight boils down into a lame gank fight that lacks any kind of real personality or punch. Your opponent could either be highly skilled or incredibly weak, meaning there is a rather alarming amount of inconsistency with this boss battle.
If you decide to play Dark Souls III: The Ringed City offline then this battle becomes even more of a joke as the actual NPC is even easier to kill. While he has a nice mixed of ranged and close quarters combat skills, players can easily avoid these attacks via the pillars scattered about the room. However, it is cool that once you vanquish the Spear of the Church players can pay around 100,000 to have the boss available again. Better Get Farming.