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Dark Souls Priscilla lore, boss fight, and more

Dark Souls Priscilla is a unique character as the only dragon crossbreed in the game, so we put together details on her lore, boss fight, and more

Dark Souls Priscilla getting ready to attack

Dark Souls’ Priscilla is one of the most fascinating people in Lordran, a dragon crossbreed – the only one in Lordran and possibly the entire universe in which the game takes place. Unfortunately, for first-time players, there’s a good chance you won’t encounter Priscilla, especially since not only is she in an optional area, but it’s relatively well hidden and requires an item to gain access. But we’re here to tell you what you need to know about her lore and boss fight.

Priscilla isn’t the only character in Lordran that you need to know about, however, the royal siblings Dark Souls Gwyndolin and Dark Souls Gwynevere are very important to this world. We happen to have a Dark Souls bosses guide in which we give you a quick rundown of the lore of each boss, as well as offering advice on how to defeat them, so it’s worth giving that a read too.

Anyway, let’s take a look at Dark Soul’s Priscilla.

Who is Dark Souls’ Priscilla?

While we can say who she is, we can’t really dive too far beyond her. What I mean by that is that it’s really hard to nail down her parentage, especially when it comes to the identity of her mother. There’s a heavy implication that Seath the Scaleless is her father, but we know precious little about who her mother might be. If we dive down the rabbit hole of theories, the Princess of Sunlight herself, Gwynevere, is a possible candidate – though we’re not sure if Gwyn is okay with his daughter copulating with a dragon, and we prefer not to think of more sinister options.

However, we do know that Priscilla is a dragon crossbreed, and she resides in the Painted World of Ariamis, arguably one of the most stunning locations in the Dark Souls franchise. She’s not here of her own volition, however, for the gods of Anor Londo shunned her out of fear of Prsicilla’s natural lifehunt powers (though her unusual origins doesn’t exactly help matters).

A knight speaking to Dark Souls Priscilla

How do I get to Dark Souls’ Painted World of Ariamis?

Okay, before we dive into the potential boss fight you can have with Priscilla, it’s only right to tell you how to actually reach the land in which she resides. The Painted World of Ariamis isn’t easy to access, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

Right, before we even divulge the location of the painting in Anor Londo, you need to know where the peculiar doll is, a unique item that grants you access to the optional area. However, first time players are likely to miss out on this without a little guidance. Firstly, you need to return to the Undead Asylum and duke it out with the Stray Demon (you enter this fight by falling through the floor of the Asylum Demon boss room). After that, you can look around, and soon enough, you come across a Black Knight who just so happens to guard the doll.

Now that you have the peculiar doll, it’s time to head to Anor Londo – the chances are you know where to go already. You must head to the chapel, the place in which you walk across the rafters. At the bottom is the Painted World of Ariamis. Simply work your way down, deal with any Painting Guardians, and show the doll when you finally reach the painting.

Congratulations, you’re now in the Painted World of Ariamis.

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Where do I find Dark Souls’ Priscilla?

We have no fancy way of explaining how to get to her. You just have to grab your sword, cast some magic, and find your way to the end of the area – this is where Priscilla waits for you. However, there’s no fog gate, as she’s not actually hostile, nor is she really your enemy. You can have a civil conversation and jump off the ledge behind her to return to Anor Londo or give her a smack, the latter of which starts her boss fight.

Dark Souls Priscilla boss fight

There’s a clever mechanic in this battle, but at the same time, it’s what makes it so easy. Priscilla has a tendency to make herself invisible, and this usually means you’re at a huge disadvantage, but you can see her footprints in the snow that covers the arena. If you hit her, not only does she take damage, but she becomes visible again.

As for any attacks she might attempt, they hit hard but are easily telegraphed, so a dodge isn’t too tricky to pull off. Or, you could use the bloodshield to defend yourself – we suggest this shield due to the blood build-up her scythe inflicts.

Oh, and one more thing, if you manage to chop her tail off, it rewards you with Priscilla’s dagger, though it’s quite an underwhelming weapon if we’re honest.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Dark Souls’ Priscilla. If you want to see what else is out there, why not check out our picks for the best Soulslike games and games like Dark Souls on Nintendo Switch and mobile.