Black Phantoms

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General Information[edit]

A Black Phantom is a special form of some enemy that is stronger and more dangerous than normal. You can easily distinguish a Black Phantom by its appearance; a Soul like black body with a red aura.

Even if it appears to be a human and perhaps even a friend you have met, Black Phantoms are always hostile and will single mindedly seek your death. Black Phantoms can also be another Online player who has invaded your world to kill you in PvP combat!

Under certain circumstances, some types of enemies and many NPCs have a Black Phantom form which appears. Creating the right conditions to encounter and defeat the NPCs in Black Phantom form is necessary to obtain certain unique items, and therefore earn several of the Trophies.

Behavior[edit]

Game controlled Black Phantoms have the same abilities, weaknesses, attack behavior and movements as the normal enemy type which they mirror.

Compared to their non Black Phantom form, they will also have more HP and more powerful attacks. They are also more alert and will pursue more aggressively.

Types of Black Phantom[edit]

There are different categories of Black Phantoms which you may encounter. They follow different rules determining when they appear and what the effect of killing them will be.

Invading Player[edit]

When playing online in Body Form, your game may be invaded by another real player as a Black Phantom.

When they appear[edit]

Any location in a World, as long as you are Online and in Body Form. Once you clear an area of its boss Demon, you are safe from invasion from that Archstone backward.

Instance[edit]

as above

Result when destroyed[edit]

Shifts your World Tendency and Character Tendency towards White

Black World Tendency (additional enemy)[edit]

When they appear[edit]

Each time you enter the world with Black or Pure Black World Tendency, these Black Phantoms appear in addition to the usual foe.

Instance[edit]

Result when destroyed[edit]

Guaranteed to drop an item

Named Pure Black World Tendency NPC[edit]

Black Phantom forms of NPCs which you may encounter in Body Form at other times.

When they appear[edit]

If World Tendency is Pure Black. They will not reappear after being killed.

Instance[edit]

Result when destroyed[edit]

Strongly shifts your World Tendency and Character Tendency towards White, but only, if directly killed by the player.

Other damage (poison, falling etc) do not count towards changing Character Tendency. The death of the phantom unavoidably changes World Tendency.

Nameless NPC[edit]

These are NPC Black Phantoms that you will always encounter in a specific location in each World.

When they appear[edit]

Always appear in each playthrough. They will not reappear after being killed.

Instance[edit]

Result when destroyed[edit]

Whichever Nameless NPC Black Phantom you kill first in a New Game will drop a Black Eye Stone. It does not matter which one you kill first.

Be careful with the Great Club Black Phantoms in 2-2, as it is possible for them to fall down the nearby elevator shaft where you cannot retrieve what they drop.

Recurring additional enemy[edit]

Some normal enemy Black Phantoms reappear every time you enter/load the World.

When they appear[edit]

Each time you enter the World. Not dependent on World Tendency.

Instance[edit]

  • 1-1 Dregling - Execution Grounds near the start
  • 3-2 Mind Flayer - just after the second Fog Gate and on the spiral staircase leading to the Boss
  • 3-3 Mind Flayer - on the spiral staircase leading to the Boss x2

Result when destroyed[edit]

Guaranteed to drop an item

Black Phantom Garl Vinland[edit]

When he appears[edit]

When World Tendency is Pure White. As part of a quest from his sister Selen Vinland.

Instance[edit]

Result when destroyed[edit]

Drops the Crest of Vinland and his weapon, the Bramd.

Old Monk summoned[edit]

The Old Monk Archdemon of the Tower of Latria will summon a Black Phantom to fight on his behalf.

When they appear[edit]

As you ascend the tower in 3-3, the Old Monk will attempt to summon another player.

Online[edit]
  • That is providing they are in your Soul Level Range. That player will be the Black Phantom boss for this session.
Offline[edit]
  • If you are playing offline or there are no Online players available, then the default Claw wielding NPC Black Phantom will be provided by the game.
  • He may eventually cast a full strength, five orb Homing Soul Arrow when at low health, if given the chance. He may also on occasion cast Soul Arrow.

Instance[edit]

Result when destroyed[edit]

see Old Monk