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Watch this player beat the hardest Dark Souls 3 DLC boss without rolling, sprinting, or blocking

YouTuber TolomeoR went for a nice jog through Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City the other day. On their way they did some aerobics and took a little break to kill an ancient dragon. Relaxing, simple stuff. Darkeater Midir is the hardest boss of the DLC (and most of Dark Souls 3 for a good chunk of players) built to thwart easy co-op exploits and fast enough to give series vets a nice clap across the cheek. 

But with an inordinate amount of patience, TolomeoR found a jogging route around Midir’s scaly paws and dark laser breath. They make it look effortless, which is infuriating. I kicked over a pile of books trying to beat Midir. Now my paperback copy of Moby Dick has a bent corner and I still haven’t bested The Ringed City’s own white whale with such finesse. 

In the video description, TolomeoR details the strategy, stating that it’s not exactly foolproof. Some attacks trigger randomly, a few of which cannot be avoided by trotting away, but with enough attempts Midir will stick to the basic swiping moves, all of which can be dodged with 100% less effort than I employed. That’s Dark Souls for you: tricking players into making mountains out of molehills through theatrics. With a cool head (and a nude bod), anything is possible. 

James is PC Gamer’s bad boy, staying up late to cover Fortnite while cooking up radical ideas for the weekly livestream. He can still kickflip and swears a lot. You’ll find him somewhere in the west growing mushrooms and playing Dark Souls.