Location 4-1 Shrine of Storms
Drops Swollen Demon's Soul
NG 1,306 NG+
NG 11,700 NG+
Icon Normal Icon Blunt Icon Slash Icon Pierce Icon Magic Defense Icon Fire Defense
93 93 93 93 118 100
Icon Bleeding Icon Poison Icon Plague
Immune Immune Immune
Stats are sourced from Atlus's Official Demon's Souls Guide

The Adjudicator is a boss in Demon's Souls.


A strange looking demon with a golden crow on its head and an extremely long tongue which he uses to attack victims who are out of the range of his cleavers. He grew fat from eating the demonslayers who attempted to penetrate deeper into the Shrine of Storms. Who knows how many he consumed.


The Adjudicator itself is immune to physical attacks (weapons will merely bounce off and stagger the player), but can be wounded if the player attacks his open wound enough times. If done enough times, the will release a large spray of blood (yellow pus if "Blood" is turned off) and fall forward onto its stomach, rendering the crow vulnerable to melee attacks. Alternatively, using spells, arrows, or another ranged attack, it is possible to hit the crow without needing to knock down the Adjudicator first as long as the player is a fair distance away from it. The Adjudicator attacks by swinging his cleaver horizontally, chopping vertically, or lashing out its tongue at the player; all of these are best dodged by backing away from the Adjudicator, ideally halfway across the room, although its cleaver attacks can be avoided by rolling to one side with good timing. Notably, if its attacks hit any part of the platforms above, they will be partially destroyed; the falling chunks of stone can deal moderate damage to the player. Clumps of moon grass can be found along the staircase leading down to the Adjudicator.