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Dark Souls Archthrones Sir Florian And Warden Jessa Boss Fight Guide

Unlock the power of Quella's Chamber as we show you how to beat Sir Florian and Warden Jessa in Dark Souls Archthrones.
Dark Souls Archthrones Sir Florian And Warden Jessa Boss Fight Guide
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Not every boss within the Dark Souls Archthrones universe is merely a foe to be defeated; some serve as narrative challenges, testing your worthiness for the rewards that follow victory. This concept is embodied by Sir Florian and Warden Jessa, who must be overcome to unlock the full potential of Quella's Chamber within the Phoenix Tower in Irithyll.

If you're prepared to face this dual challenge and unlock Quella's Chamber, you're in the right place. Below, we'll outline precisely how to conquer Sir Florian of the Blue Sentinels and Warden Jessa of the Pit of Sinners in Dark Souls Archthrones.

How To Beat Sir Florian And Warden Jessa Boss In Dark Souls Archthrones

Sir Florian and Warden Jessa constitute a dual boss encounter you'll face in Phoenix Tower Irithyll, within the Archthrone of the Old Gods. Defeating them is necessary to unlock Quella's Chamber and its associated features. To engage in this boss fight, you must locate their summon signs and use the "sleep" gesture to confront them within Quella's Chamber. If you haven't done so yet, refer to our Sir Florian and Warden Jessa summon sign location guide for detailed instructions on finding them.

Dark Souls Archthrones Florian And Jessa Boss Fight Location
To fight Warden Jessa and Sir Florian, you need to find their summon signs and learn the "sleep" gesture to use in Quella's Chamber. (Picture: Shane / Archthrones Team)

Facing both bosses evokes memories of Ornstein and Smough, iconic adversaries from Dark Souls 1. The setup is similar, with Jessa embodying a heavy, slow attacker akin to Smough, while Florian adopts a swift and agile combat style akin to Ornstein. Although this boss is primarily intended as an optional gateway to unlocking Quella's Chamber, it can still pose a significant challenge if you're unprepared. Let's delve into their abilities:

Sir Florian of the Blue Sentinels Abilities

Dark Souls Archthrones Florian Boss Abilities
Below are all of the attacks that Sir Florian will use during the fight. (Picture: Shane / Archthrones Team)
  • Shotel Combo: Florian executes rapid swings with his shotel, delivering three to four consecutive strikes.
  • Shotel Whip: Florian extends his blade into a whip-like form, striking between two to five times, depending on his aggression.
  • Shotel Rush: Florian charges towards you, following up with a double slash using his Shotel.
  • Shotel Spin Combo: Florian charges up and swiftly spins with his shotel, attacking as he rotates.

Warden Jessa of the Pit of Sinners Abilities

Dark Souls Archthrones Warden Jessa Boss Fight Abilities
Below are the attacks that Warden Jessa will use during the fight. (Picture: Shane / Archthrones Team)
  • Mace Combo: Jessa unleashes continuous swings with her large maces within her range.
  • Mace Combo Crush: Jessa concludes a mace combo by slamming both maces into the ground.
  • Leap Crush: Jessa leaps towards you, slamming her maces onto the ground upon landing.
  • Mace Jab: Jessa quickly jabs forward with one of her maces, potentially staggering you.
  • Crush Combo: Jessa initiates a combo, followed by ground smashes with her mace, finishing with a double mace slam.

The strategy for this fight closely mirrors that of Ornstein and Smough. It's advisable to focus on defeating one enemy before engaging the other. Starting with Jessa is recommended, given her aggressive nature and powerful attacks. Dodge her assaults and retaliate during her openings.

Dark Souls Archthrones Florian And Jessa Boss Fight General Tips
Once the fight begins, we suggest focusing on only one enemy at a time such as Warden Jessa as she is slower, but more powerful and aggressive than Sir Florian. (Picture: Shane / Archthrones Team)

However, remain vigilant as Florian will attack from the sidelines, utilizing his whip attack, which can stagger and leave you vulnerable to Jessa's assaults. Keep Florian in your peripheral vision at all times.

Once Jessa is vanquished, you can now concentrate solely on Florian. Although his attacks are fewer, they are more challenging to evade and react to. His whip attacks are swift but can be avoided by sidestepping and maneuvering behind him to exploit vulnerabilities and potentially execute backstabs.

Dark Souls Archthrones Florian And Jessa Boss Fight Ending tips
Once one of the bosses has been felled, you can take the other one on in a safer manner and use heavier attacks and backstabs. (Picture: Shane / Archthrones Team)

Follow this strategy to chip away at Florian's health until he succumbs. Upon their defeat, you'll successfully overcome this trial, gaining access to the full capabilities of Quella's Chamber. Now, you can confront older bosses and purchase boss souls for transposition. While optional, defeating Sir Florian and Warden Jessa proves highly beneficial in Dark Souls Archthrones, and you now possess the knowledge to achieve victory.