All Bosses

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Dark Souls III All Bosses is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible by beating all bosses including optional and DLCDownloadable Content bosses.
This category requires both the Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City DLCsDownloadable Content.


  • There are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game, they must simply start a new character and beat the final boss as quickly as they can.
  • Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Using other programs to affect the game or editing the game code is not allowed.
  • Runs are measured on IGTIn-Game Time. When finishing, runners are required to at least show the IGTIn-Game Time in their submitted runs.
  • This category uses all available glitches and is run on App ver. 1.12 / Regulation ver. 1.31 or further.
  • You may not use savefiles during your runs. Using savefiles is common when practicing certain parts in a run but these are not counted as 'official' times.
  • Frame Skipping is currently banned for Partake Skip.


The world record is 1:24:19 IGTIn-Game Time by Distortion2 (YouTube). The leaderboards for this category are available here.

Route Estimated possible time Current Record Runner VODVideo on Demand
Sellsword Twinblades - 1:24:19 Distortion2 YouTube

Skips, Glitches and Methods currently used in All Bosses

Angel Skip
Archer Skip
Chain Snake Skip
Farron Keep Skip
Greatwood Skip
Irithyll Skip
Partake Skip
Partake Skip 2
Place Souls Skip
Scream Skip
Spook Quitouts
Watchers Glitch
Obsolete Skips / Glitches
Crow Quills Glitch
Kill Anri
Lizard Skip
ODK Skip
Roof Skip
Vilhelm Skip


Any enemy that has a large health bar on the bottom of the screen when engaged in combat is considered a boss. Other enemies are not considered bosses by the Dark Souls community even if it may seem like they are because of their size.

These enemies are bosses
  • Iudex Gundyr
  • Vordt of the Boreal Valley
  • Curse-rotted Greatwood
  • Crystal Sage
  • Abyss Watchers
  • Deacons of the Deep
  • Pontiff Sulyvahn
  • Dancer of the Boreal Valley
  • Yhorm the Giant
  • Aldrich, Devourer of Gods
  • High Lord Wolnir
  • Old Demon King
  • Oceiros, the Consumed King
  • Ancient Wyvern
  • King of the Storm / Nameless King
  • Lorian, Elder Prince & Lothric, Younger Prince
  • Champion Gundyr
  • Dragonslayer Armour
  • Sister Friede / Father Ariandel and Friede / Blackflame Friede
  • Champion's Gravetender / Gravetender Greatwolf
  • Demon in Pain / Demon from Below / Demon Prince
  • Halflight, Spear of the Church
  • Slave Knight Gael
  • Darkeater Midir
  • Soul of Cinder
These enemies are not bosses
  • Any of the dragons in Undead Settlement and Lothric Castle
  • Frost Knight
  • The Giant that shoots at you from the top of a tower in Undead Settlement
  • The Fire Demons in Undead Settlement and Demon Ruins
  • Stray Demon
  • Dragonslayer Armour in the swamp in The Ringed City DLCDownloadable Content

Layout and Splits

All Bosses Splits File for Livesplit by Miltrivd

Getting Started

Visit the Getting Started page for information on how to get started with Dark Souls III speedrunning.