Infested Ghoul is an Enemy in Dark Souls.
Large and ugly giants who have taken liking to clubs and use them as weapons. Also see the Boulder variety.
- Combo - A combo of vertical and horizontal swings with a moderate cooldown period between each swing.
- Sweep - Horizontal sweeping attack with long windup, also does a decent dash forward.
- Running Attack - It starts jogging at a faster pace towards player while raising its large club in an overhead position, bringing the club down quickly.
- Slam - It raises its club overhead with two hands and stands upright while bringing it down with short windup.
They can be easily brought down with backstabs, as they are slow, and have a large recovery time after swings. They are also quite susceptible to critical hits (a combo of 3 or 4 with a dagger will usually include a critical hit. Their large clubs can drain stamina and can crowd you with overwhelming stamina draining and poison attacks if you're not careful in the beginning area. Their large clubs attacks are easily parry-able and can be riposted with practice, as most of their attacks have moderate speed, large windup, and are easily detectable. However, their club has surprising range, especially the overhead swing, which can take players off guard. Learn to identify when they are building up to do their roar, as they are completely open to attack and defenseless the entire time (an excellent opportunity for a back attack).