Here’s all 19 bosses in Dark Souls III, ranked from worst to best.
The criteria for this ranking takes into account the difficulty of the fight, the mechanics used, and the lore behind the bosses themselves. Ultimately, the bosses will be judged based on the overall memorability of the fights and how they implement the game’s mechanics and improve upon past encounters from previous entries.
All Dark Souls III bosses: Ancient Wyvern, Old Demon King, High Lord Wolnir (VapeNation lord), Crystal Sage, Deacons of the Deep, Yhorm, Abyss Watchers, Iudex Gundyr, Vordt of the Boreal Valley, Curse-Rotted Greatwood, Spear of the Church, Pontiff Sulyvahn, Aldrich, Dancer of the Boreal Valley, Oceiros the Consumed King, Darkeater Midir, Demon Prince, Champion Gravetender and Gravetender’s Greatwolf, Champion Gundyr, Nameless King, Dragonslayer Armour, Twin Princes, Sister Friede, Slave Knight Gael, Soul of Cinder.
Since Lord Gwyn, the first Lord of Cinder, many exalted lords have linked the First Flame, and it is their very souls that have manifested themselves as defender of the flame. Talk about how the final boss may not be the toughest fight in the game, but it ends up being the most meaningful and memorable. Also, the soundtrack changes to Gwyn’s theme in the second phase. Need justification for Twin Princes being above Nameless King. Check lore for Nameless King (“name removed from the very annals of history”?)
25. Ancient Wyvern
Kicking off the list of ranked Dark Souls III bosses, we have the Ancient Wyvern coming in dead last. Dragon fights have never really been FromSoft’s specialty, and the fight with the Ancient Wyvern exemplifies that. By being able to kill it with one plunging attack, what could have been a truly epic fight feels gimmicky and wasted.