They wear gilded armor and are armed with a shield in one hand and a massive axe in the other. being high-ranked they have deer antlers distinguished from the low rank Guardian Demon with gazelle horns. These demons attack the player by charging and delivering deadly swings with their axe. They can also use their axe to throw fire projectiles at a distance.
Like other types of demons, Dante will encounter Throne Demon throughout the circles of Hell, starting in Greed. The strategies used to defeat them, however, are similar to ways in which Dante can defeat the lesser Guardian Demons. If a Throne Demon throws a fire projectile at it can be deflected with a well-timed counterattack, such as Retribution. Once weakened, they can be punished or absolved.