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How To Beat Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered

How To Beat Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered

The Taurus Demon seems to be just another tutorial boss in Dark Souls Remastered. He can be a handful for many new players but the fight is simpler than you think. Follow this guide to the dot and you should be able to deal with the boss in no time and press onwards.


We’ll talk about the boss’s moveset and attack patterns, and also discuss an effective cheese strategy that can fold the boss in seconds. Let’s get to it!

Fighting Taurus Demon

Fighting Taurus Demon

As soon as you enter the boss arena, you’ll be met with silence. There will be a pair of archers on top of the tower from where you enter and that’s it. This is because, Taurus Demon only spawns in when you move past the middle section of the bridge, even if you are facing him the second time.

Take out the archers before you trigger the boss fight. You can access the tower by using the ladder next to the arena entrance. Not only do these archers make your life a living hell while fighting the boss but you also need to clear the tower platform for a nice little strategy we’ll discuss in the later section.

The Taurus Demon will come crashing down after you move past the broken section, sending shivers down your spine. The narrow arena and his quick movements make this fight a tad bit hard but the boss itself is nothing to write home about.

He only has a limited set of moves, and many of his attacks seem like they have greater reach, but in reality, they are pretty short-range.

However, you needn’t worry about his attacks at all since FromSoft has made this fight a cinch for you.

Here are some things to consider when facing the Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered:

  • The boss is very weak to Lightning Damage. Make sure to use Gold Resin Pine to buff your weapon with lightning and make this fight incredibly easy.
  • You can interrupt his attacks by dealing enough Poise damage.
  • The boss’s feet can hurt you while he is walking.
  • If you stay on the tower platform for too long, Taurus Demon will jump up and try to fight you there.
  • It is possible to fall to your death from the opening of the bridge. Conversely, the Taurus Demon can also fall off from here (more on this in the cheese section).
  • If you have chosen the Master Key as your starting gift, you can skip this boss. It is not recommended for new players.
  • None of his attacks can be parried.

Boss Strategy

Boss Strategy Taurus Demon

Instead of going over the honorable way of fighting Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered, we will cover FromSoft’s intended way of fighting him and exploiting it. If you want to fight him head-on then please refer to the moveset section below.

Take out the archers on the tower first and then trigger the boss to spawn. As soon as he appears, turn around and sprint to the ladder near the entrance and make your way to the top of the battlement.

The boss doesn’t jump up immediately so quickly and perform a lunge attack (spamming the attack button while falling down) while he stands below looking up at you. This attack will take away a huge chunk of his health.

As he recovers from the attack, move to the middle bridge section and let him come to you. Wait for his next attack, dodge through it, sprint past him, and run up the ladder again. Repeat the lunge attack trick to take out another chunk. Rinse and Repeat. You can boost the lunge attack damage by buffing it with Gold Pine Resin.

Just be careful, if he is right on your tail while you run towards the ladder, he might be able to hurt you while you are climbing. To tackle that, when sprinting, stop for a second and let him perform an attack. Dodge away and use the recovery window to safely scale the ladder.

And that’s it! You only need to focus on pulling off this lunge attack trick repeatedly and the Taurus Demon will be over before you know it.


The Taurus Demon uses all these attacks and how you must react to each:

Horizontal SwingHe pulls back his weapon and swings it horizontallyDodge Backwards or Dodge into the attack and deal some damage
Leap SlamTo close the distance, the boss will jump toward you and deliver a vertical slam as he landsBack off to avoid it or dodge into the jump and he’ll fly over you. Use this time to attack his backside.
Stationary SlamSlowly raises his hammer in the air and slams it right in front of himAs soon as you see him raise his weapon, circle around him and start attacking him.
Quick SlamSame as Stationary Slam but with swifter delivery. Thrusts his axe in the ground in front. Roll to the side. Not easy to circle this attack.

How to Cheese Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered

Cheese Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered

Other than the already mentioned cheese, there is one more way to quickly dispose of Taurus Demon. Granted, this technique is highly unreliable since the boss’s movements are quite unpredictable. You need to practice this or hope that luck is on your side.

After you have taken out the archers, trigger the boss and wait right before the destroyed section of the bridge. Let the boss come near you and quickly position yourself in a way that his back is facing the broken bridge section.

We want to keep the boss locked in this position and hopefully, he triggers his backstep move and falls to his death instantly.

While he is not doing that, you need to keep your shield up and/or dodge through his attacks. DO NOT LET HIM MOVE AWAY FROM THE BROKEN SECTION. His back must be facing this side to end the fight.

Here is a short video to help you cheese Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered:

Rewards for Defeating Taurus Demon

You’ll receive all these goodies for taking down Taurus Demon in Dark Souls Remastered:

  • 1x Humanity
  • 1x Homeward Bone
  • He has a 5% chance of dropping a Demon’s Greataxe
  • 3,000 Souls

The Taurus Demon fight is one of the easiest in Dark Souls Remastered. Why bother fighting him when you can use this trick to get what you want? Leave the actual fighting for the rest of the game!