|Enemy Type||Flying enemy|
Gargoyle is an Enemy in Demon's Souls.
Avian demons under the Old Monk's control. Upon defeating the Fool's Idol and nearing the altar that she descended from, three of them will seize the player and fly above the church in which the Idol was fought, and drop the player near the Fool's Idol Archstone. From that point, all Gargoyles are treated as enemies and will try to kill the player. There are two variants, one of which is a swordsman that wields a Spiral Rapier and the other is a crossbowman using a Gargoyle Crossbow. Both kinds of Gargoyle have a chance to drop their respective weapons.
Gargoyles tend to attack from unexpected angles, some will drop from the air to ambush the player or mimic statues to fool them. They also have a tendency to fly away when injured, then make another attempt at killing the player further on.
- Lunging Rapier strike for heavy damage. Especially in higher game cycles.
- Fire long range Crossbow bolts
Notes & Trivia
These guys like to hide in the shadows, either flapping overhead in the darkness, or pretending to be a statue. Look for their glowing eyes. Most come equipped with swords, though you will run into the occasional crossbow wielder. They look really big and scary, but are actually not that tough. They aren't that fast when it comes to attacking. So get some hits on them, or block their attacks. An easy way to do this is just with a spear and a large sheild. Since they like to backup a lot after attacks it's easy to maintain your stamina, even while fighting several of them.
Ranged players can simply attack them multiple times.