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Sanctum Priestesses are enemies in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King found within Shulva, Sanctum City.


It is said that the priestesses sang to preserve the dragon's deep slumber, but one wonders if a single phrase of their song ever reached the dragon's ears.


Sanctum Priestesses are followers of Elana, the Squalid Queen. Similar in appearance, they wear decrepit robes and elaborated headdresses. Their song can be heard throughout the level and they become hostile on sight.


Unlike their Sanctum Soldier counterparts, the priestesses are fragile and immobile. They attack at range with Dark magic. When killed, sometimes they leave behind a potent cloud of poison. Typically, rushing them with melee while dodging their spells or attacking at range with ranged weapons or spells of your own are both effective.



  • When casting Affinity, they will snap their fingers and bells (presumably around their wrists) will jingle.
  • Their song is identical to the one sung by Elana, suggesting they might help in her efforts to keep Sinh asleep.