That's something that should be handled in quality control. After hitting 50% health, Darkeater Midir shifts to phase 2 with a sizable blast of dark energy. The only thing that's bad at that point is that he just blows your cover that's all as long as I remember. Locating Darkeater Midir From the Ringed Inner Wall bonfire, enter the lift room and activate it so it heads down. This can be avoided by running away shortly before it starts Midir will get up on his hind legs whenever he plans to unleash the AoE. It takes time and effort to learn him, of course, but I'd argue he is easier to learn and master than the more unpredictable bosses. Keep Midir in front of you, learn his moveset, victory.
With the phase shift, the boss learns a couple of new moves. The sword is named after moonlight, but it is slightly different than the one fashioned of the paledrake Seath. How To Reach Darkeater Midir In order to reach Darkeater Midir, you first have to complete a series of tasks. So how does it all work? What I noticed with the boss when I first tryed it. I wasn't ever able to just hit him in the head exclusively, he would just charge me over and over. If you don't kill them before getting invaded, they can heal the boss with miracles. I also find the Demon Princes extremely difficult, but that's just because I'm super greedy in the first phase and end up wasting most of my estus if not dying outright.
But he'll still surprise you once in awhile. I died once to the demon prince on ng7 but literally couldn't beat Gael because his health pool, might as well be doing a fist only sl1 run haha. You guys want your Midir challenge run? First, activate the Ringed Inner Wall bonfire and open up the elevator shortcut that connects the bonfire to the area outside the church which contains the Halflight, Spear of the Church boss fight. After that though he becomes much easier. Tips on how to find Darkeater Midir, how to beat him, and what you get for doing so. I don't know how you guys play him but you just need to stay close to his head.
While I'm a much bigger fan of stacking offense rather than defense against Midir, if you're still struggling you might consider using a Dragoncrest Shield. However, I personally think this method leaves you too exposed to his tail-whip counter attack, and makes it harder for you to outrun his AoE flames. Jump off in the opening to your left about midway down the elevator shaft. If you try to stay to far to wait him out, he might get away and charge the laser. During his grounded animation, his arms especially around the armpits quite literally bend out of shape, exposing the 3D mesh that is his skin as a broken, twisted mess.
However, they are slow weapons, so they won't do you much good. Having 2 or 3 summons will usually just make the fight more difficult, and also please don't summon Shira. Good tip about charging up the strong attack! You can only run, run, run out of this mess. Even visually, this boss is a mess. When Darkeater Midir is finally destroyed, you can expect to receive some hard-earned rewards. Maybe someone has an even better strategy, but by running alone, I usually get hit by at least some of them. Particularly the first phase when you have both of the demons riding your ass.
Just run to his tail as quick as possible but mind the range on that dragon breath because oh boy that thing sure has a big ass radius. For best results here, unlock the camera, two hand your weapon, and be very careful not to fall off the cliff yourself as you wail away on Midir. I highly recommend this method, or if it is not available to you, try pretending the optional boss does not exist at all. Like most dragons, Midir is weak against lightning — so think about that when choosing a weapon, consumables and spells. But how do you join the covenant? While his attacks aren't hard to dodge individually, his second phase can end you very quickly as a lot of his combos have weird delays, and his first phase has multiple one-shots that can catch you off guard. Wait for him to come back, then run along as soon as the fire dies down.
Only thing I really had to be wary of the entire time was if he does the bite attacks instead of the swipes he might not breath fire at the end and will go for a quick tail-swipe-turnaround nailing me too quickly. Darkeater Midir is seen early on when you first enter the Ringed City, where there is still sun in the sky despite the First Flame fading. Even if this is not a very good comment I want you to know that, for me, it worked the best by just staying under his belly the whole time and don't get greedy on the hits. The foot and the belly are easy targets to begin with and staying under him the whole time leaves out a whole bunch of his attacks. Go down the stairs to find a path ending at a ladder. Attempting to hit him anywhere else is not as effective, as it will take you twice as many hits to take him down and players will usually succumb to one of his many powerful attacks.
Midir has a number of area of effect and ranged attacks, and all but one of them are most easily avoided by sticking very close to him. What Rewards Do You Recieve? With a summons or three you won't be able to hold his aggro and that will make the fight much harder. There, you will arrive at the chasm beneath the same bridge as before, where Midir will be waiting. Before I found this strategy this boss was nearly impossible for me. Simply sprint to the left to avoid these. If you balance your attacks, eventually Midir will sustain enough damage and will fall into the chasm beneath the bridge.