Satsuki Black Phantom

Health 1698 262
295 Plague 68
Location Shrine of Storms
Reward/s x1 Hiltless
x4630 Souls

Satsuki Black Phantom is a Black Phantom in Demon's Souls and in Demon's Souls Remake. Black Phantoms are extremely powerful variants of Enemies or Npcs encountered throughout the game. They can also be another Online player who has invaded your world and attempts to kill you.


Satsuki Black Phantom Location

  • He appears as a Black Phantom at the start of Shrine of Storms, standing on the ground, to the right of the Silver Skeleton and the archway.


Satsuki Black Phantom Combat Information

  • Unless you are wearing the Thief's ringGraverobber's Ring, and/or using the Hidden Soul miracle, he will immediately see you and charge you.
  • He will use Moon Grass to heal himself if his health gets low, usually anywhere below 50%.
  • He drops the Hiltless sword when killed.
  • When he's killed, world tendency shifts by +3.


Satsuki Black Phantom Strategies

  • Satsuki as a Black Phantom will attack the player upon entering the level, leaving little opportunity to preemptively buff. It is possible to cast Second Chance/Warding and a weapon buff if you're quick enough.
  • Additionally, it is a good idea to stay near the start of the level or the Silver Skeleton will join the party. This results in a difficult situation if the Skeleton is not quickly defeated.
  • Satsuki has the nasty habit of evading numerous attacks and fully healing with a herb. As his HP becomes lower (around 30% or below), it is advisable to have enough Stamina to finish him.
  • Throwing Soul Remains into the left side of the archway makes it impossible for Satsuki to attack/clear them, his attacks will just bounce off the wall. Then simply use Soulsucker for an easy 1-Hit KO, being careful not to get too close to his sword rebounds.


Satsuki Black Phantom Drops


Satsuki Black Phantom Notes and Tips:

  • Notes and tips go here.
  • For info on the NPC, please refer to Satsuki


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    • Anonymous

      He doesnt spawn if you already killed him in normal form. I have pure black tendency and his black phantom doesnt exist

      • I had a hell of a time with this guy. I had to kill him because I needed PWCT. My strat was using Estoc +9 and a Kite Shield +10. This guy one-shots you so blocking/rolling is critical. You can hit with the Estoc (or another rapier) without lowering your shield. I chipped away at him one or two shots at a time without lowering my shield. When he did his roll I would drop the shield just for a second to let my Stam refill faster. If you stay close to him, he will not heal himself, but if he tries you can take a quick poke at him and interrupt. I drew him into the corner with the archstone and kept my back to the skeleton behind us to keep him near the archstone. Chip away bit by bit, tons of patience, and when I finally did kill him he never used his heal.

        • Anonymous

          For anyone who got stuck with this guy in early game like me: he’s totally doable, just DON’T PANIC. He's scary because he easily one-shots us and has that annoying quick-healing when "we're almost there!" to crush our hopes.

          It’s my first run of this game. I didn't know much about this tendency system until I got this "gift" from farming souls and dying in this area. I don't have the boss archstone opened yet, I'm not skilled enough for the "jump of the ledge" strategy and failed to use the "soul remains" idea (couldn't handle the lock in / lock out).

          I managed to beat him after 15-20 tries with a 41-level royalty class and these stats:

          VIT 12 / END 15 / DEX 18 / MAG 18

          First thing: equip the thief's ring. With it you'll have to walk to aggro Satsuke and it'll "wake" the skeleton, but if you just run back and keep the fight relatively close to the archstone, the skeleton will never get down.

          It's a good idea to have a fast weapon, I used the Crescent Falchion found in this level but I also tried the Blessed Mace (from Valley of Defilement) and a common winged spear, all of these staggered him long enough to raise my guard again.

          About stats, you'll only need some ENDURANCE so you can tank his horizontal slash, his only fast attack. For this you need a 100% shield with a good guard break (I used a Kite Shield from Prison of Hope which I had upgraded to +3). The other attacks are telegraphed and easily avoided. Learn his timing, lock on target, keep your shield up and circle him to your right (HIS left). Use the opportunities he let his guard down from his long thrusts / downward slashes (or from bouncing of your shield) to chip some damage and do some backstabs, but don't get too greedy. The key here is managing your stamina with shield up/down and keeping the fight up close the whole time, because he won't backstep and heal if you're really close. It may take some time, but you'll do it.

          So, in short:

          Thief's Ring
          100% Def Shield up
          Crescent Falchion

          • Anonymous

            Just run to the nearest ledge after the archway. He'll come to strike and if you fall, he'll follow most of the times. Loot the sword after your respawn.

            • Anonymous

              My first time playing, I had no idea how world tendency worked. I ended up pure black on Shrine of Storms when the only Archstone I had available to me was the first. Satsuki seemed completely impossible to defeat, and I ended up restarting the whole game.

              Today I followed some advice I got here after I had deliberately gone pure black to grind bladestones. Starting at the 4-2 Archstone, I worked my way back, clearing the path until I was on the ledge overlooking Satsuki - where the first Black Skeleton had been. I peppered him with arrows to the point just before he would heal. He relocated to the foot of the foot of the stairs, so I just him and his until he calmed down.

              Once his health was down, I snuck up on him, two-handed my Uchigatana, opened with a strong attack, then kept hitting him. He dodged a couple of times, hit me once - taking 95% of my health - but I managed to finish him before he could swing again or heal up.

              Now the only question is, should I bother with Hiltless or stick with my twin sharp Uchis?

              • Anonymous

                Anyone looking to beat him quickly & easily in NG, this is what I did: First, upgrade a dagger (I used the Secret Dagger) to at least +2 in the Fatal path. Bring that along as well as the Morion Blade, the Magic Sword "Makoto," the Clever Cat's Ring and the Graverobber's Ring. Also be sure to have the Poison Mist spell attuned and take a catalyst of your choice. Start at the 4-2 archstone and work your way back to behind the archway where BP Satsuki is standing. Equip the two rings I mentioned, then kill the silver skeleton standing next to Satsuki (via ranged attack or by aggroing him to come to you), to be safe. Get close enough to hit Satsuki with the Poison Mist spell from behind, then wait for it to finish reducing his health by 900 HP. (This is just over half of his total HP, but he will not heal yet.) While you're waiting, equip the "Makoto" to reduce your HP until the Clever Rat's Ring is activated, then switch to the +2 Fatal dagger in your right hand and the Morion Blade in your left hand. Carefully sneak up behind him and backstab him with the dagger - the combined extra damage from the ring, the Morion Blade & the Fatal upgrade on the dagger is enough to kill him with one hit this way.

                • Anonymous

                  For those struggling with him like me there is one easy way to get him which worked for me on the first try: get rid of the skeleton first and then lure satsuki. Once he starts coming for you throw soul remains to any wall close to you. He will allways go for the remains so after that lock onto him and backstab him. Unlock and throw another soul remain asap and repeat until he dies but make sure to give him no time to heal once he is low on health. I got him with 4 backstabs on ng+ and he could not heal even once. Also theres a video on Youtube by someone using this strat on all named Black Phantoms so it still works for all of them i guess.

                  • Soul Level 100 NG+1 - Had to whittle him down with poison cloud. There is a little rock to the side where you can cloud on him after he aggros. Then with graverobbers ring he will deaggro. Normal I wanted to keep at it with parries and patience. But after dying quite a few times when I shouldnt have been hit coz I was on the side ... I really couldn't take it anymore. A bit scared to meet him again in NG+2 and higher.

                    • Anonymous

                      +5 DBS sprint at him and use R1 before hes close and anticipate the attack. then just R2 his ass into the dirt

                      • Anonymous

                        Suggestion for anyone having trouble with the black phantom Satsuki, this is what I did in NG with a meat cleaver and compound longbow level 80 str/dex build. Enter the area from the Adjudicator's stone and clear out the area behind him. This shouldn't take you too long, wear the thief's ring and attack all the skeletons from behind. Stop well before the archway where he stands with his back to you, go back and up into the area where the crescent falchion +1 is/was, kill that strong enemy guarding it. Soften him up by hitting him from up there with arrows to the back his head, after each he will turn and aggro for a moment. Move back because even with the thief ring on once he's aggro'd he'll start running around in circles trying to reach you if you're too close to that ledge, and you want him to head back to his neutral position. When he settles back under under archway, shoot again, move back, wait, repeat. Don't get him under half his health or he'll heal, but once he's got like 50%-60% health left, jump down, walk up and backstab. Equip anything that empowers this backstab but keep the thief ring on to ensure he doesn't turn around on you. Now he should be low on health and you only have to worry about getting in one or two hits more. Uing the meat cleaver I just pancaked him a couple times before he could get up and attack, which is just a matter of timing.

                        My mage build in NG just warped in front of him with the thief ring on and used soul ray a couple times followed by firestorm. It's harder for melee builds. I haven't tried him in NG+ yet, but I'll see if I can repeat it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Literally tried all of these suggestions and neither worked for my 20 dex uchigatana build. What DID work though was so stupid easy that I can't believe it actually did: equip theifs ring, lure the skeleton in the beginning towards you with an arrow and kill him first. Then run passed all the skeletons until he loses aggro. Once he's loses aggro start clearing out the skeletons on hill up until the bridge where the archers are. Then, seriously, just lure him towards the first edge, roll away from the edge so his back is towards it, then poke him with a estoc until he falls off. Refresh area and the hiltless will be where he usually spawns

                          • Anonymous

                            The only way i managed to kill him on NG+ was when i got him stuck on the rocks ( a little ledge covered in snow). I poisened him and luckily got him low enough to be able to finish him there. Try to stick to the right side of the rocks, but don't do it to early as he can free himself when he dodges attacks such as arrows und spells. Unfortunately you cant upload pictures here, otherwise i would show you the exact spot..

                            • Anonymous

                              Impossible on NG+ regardless of build, unless you somehow soulglitched all stats to 99. He will one shot you with 50 vit, can shield brake you in one move, and if you manage to get him low will infinitely heal to full HP. FROM were out of their mind when designing NG+ for this game.

                              • Anonymous

                                Reading these comments after dying a few times to him, I thought I was in for a long night. But luckily my strength build took quick care of him. Waited for an attack to block, then just kept hitting him over and over with my +5 DBS and he wasn't able to get up once to heal. Make sure you have plenty of endurance for this, or use the Eternal Warrior's Ring.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I cheesed him by running past him and all the skeletons until the first castle wall, then slowly fought backwards as they all de-aggroed. I was able to backstab him over and over running away each time until his HP would dip below ~30%, then finished him off with a very weak soul spear and full mana pool. He heals very quickly, got me 2-3 times before I was able to prevent him from doing it. I found magic was the easiest to prevent his healing, but mine was very low level so I barely finished him even with full mana.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    On ng+ this dude rekt me nonstop. Once I got in a parry rhythm with him though it became doable. Second chance and die till you don't. Good luck!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      For magic users I can recommend staying near arcstone facing Satsuki, roll behind him, when he attacks and spam Ignite. Maybe he had a brainfart, but for me he didn't turn back to my character after being struck with Ignite.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This is hands-down the strongest enemy in the game. NG+ and beyond he one-shots you. Goddamn. I use Death Cloud and let him die of Plague. The thing is, you won't get any tendency towards white if you do this. I do not know what was in Bluepoints mind when they made this.

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