Black Phantoms
black phantom boss
a real player Black Phantom summoned by the Old Monk

General Information

A Black Phantom (also known as BP1 or Dark Spirit) is the special variant of some enemy that is stronger and more dangerous than normal. A Black Phantom is distinguished by its soul-like appearance enveloped by a red aura.

Black Phantoms are always hostile and will single mindedly seek the Demon Slayer's death. Black Phantoms can also be another player who has invaded the host's world to kill them in combat.

When the World Tendency leans on the darker side, some types of enemies and many NPC manifest under their Black Phantom form. Creating the right conditions to encounter and defeat these NPC in Black Phantom form is necessary to obtain certain rare items and therefore earn several of Trophies.

Types of Black Phantom

There are different categories of Black Phantoms which you may encounter. They follow different rules determining when they appear and what the effect of killing them will be.

Recurring Additional Enemies

Description

These Black Phantom variant of regular enemies will always be found in their spot regardless of World Tendency and will respawn upon death.

Location

Drops

While they have a confirmed drop upon death, defeating them won't affect World Tendency or Character Tendency.

Additional Enemies

Description

In a world at Black World Tendency or lower, these Black Phantoms appear in addition to the usual enemies. Respawn upon death, but disappear as World Tendency gets brighter.

Location

Drops

Killing these enemies won't affect World Tendency or Character Tendency.

Nameless NPC

Description

These NPC will always be found in their spot regardless of World Tendency, but won't respawn upon death.

Location

Drops

Whichever of these Black Phantoms is killed first in a New Game will drop the Black Eye Stone.
While they have a confirmed drop upon death, defeating them won't affect World Tendency or Character Tendency.
Killing the Uchigatana Black Phantom and opening the door behind him is necessary to unlock Urbain in the Nexus.

Named NPC

Description

In a world at Pure Black World Tendency, the Black Phantom forms of NPCs which may have been encountered in Body Form take their places (Ostrava and Garl Vinland will appear under different conditions). Won't respawn upon death and will disappear as World Tendency gets brighter.

Location

Drops

Alongside a confirmed drop, killing these enemies will shift both Character Tendency and World Tendency towards White (+3), but only if directly killed by the player, as other sources of damage like status ailments or an environmental hazard like a deadly fall will not adjust Character Tendency (the death of the phantom unavoidably changes World Tendency).
Obtaining the Crest of Vinland from BP Garl Vinland is necessary to complete Selen's questline.

Old Monk Summon

Description

As the player climbs the staircase to the Old Monk, a cutscene that depics the old man summoning a Black Phantom will start. If the host is playing offline or no suitable player is found, a regular NPC will become the boss, otherwise an actual player that has been using any multiplayer stone in Latria could be selected for the role.

Location

Drops

Defeating the boss will award the player with the Yellow Demon's Soul and a set amount of souls based on the New Game Cycle and their World Tendency will shift towards White (+1)

Invading Player

Description

While playing online in Body Form, any player might be invaded by another player as a Black Phantom.

Location

  • Any World (except the Nexus and the area below), as long as the Area Boss is alive.

Drops

While killing an invading player won't grant any item, it will shift both World Tendency and Character Tendency towards White (+1).

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