These enemies come in two varieties: small, largely-defenseless shrooms and enormous brutes. The little ones can attack, but will almost always fall flat on their faces instead, leaving them completely vulnerable. The large mushroom men deal tremendous damage with their slow wind-up punches, and can guard crush the player quite easily.
Small Mushroom is an Enemy in Dark Souls.
- 50 souls
- Gold Pine Resin (rare) (only in garden?)
- Mushroom Punch.
- Mushroom Faceplant.
- Escape!! Once attacked they will run, and potentially lure you, towards their 'parents'.
- Just whack away at the little ones while they're down, blocking successful swings if necessary. Alternately, just let them walk past you and backstab them.
Large Mushroom is an Enemy in Dark Souls.
- Gold Pine Resin (in quantities of 1-2)
Warning, extreme damage, do not underestimate. Consumes a lot of stamina when blocked.
- Heavy Punch.
- Heavy Punch, followed up by a slow Heavy left hand punch.
In The Great Hollow you may be able to use the mushroom pads above to set up plunging attacks on the big guys; elsewhere, just try to get behind them and attack once or twice before rolling backward. Otherwise, lure them into swinging at you, then rush in for no more than two quick hits (depending on your weapon) before dodging back again. Be wary of a one-two swing combination, which can easily kill you. Never attempt to fight the large ones in groups!
When returning to The Great Hollow from Ash Lake, aggro the Mushroom People into following you back through the Ash Lake tunnel. The tunnel narrows a short ways into it and the Large Mushroom People can't advance any further down the tunnel. Attack them at that spot, and be sure to avoid the one-two swing.
Also, if you follow the mushroom pads up quite a ways, I found the big guys were unable to advance past a certain pad with a branch crossing over it, like it was blocking the way. (Needs confirmation) Lantern005: I have encountered this, the branch is about 1/4 of the way down the mushroom path and crosses almost the entire mushroom pad. The large one cannot pass this branch, but they can punch past it.
|Darkroot Garden||?? (NG) / 4015 (NG+)||500||Yes|
|The Great Hollow||2543||1000||Yes|