Serpent Mage

Serpent Mage is an Enemy in Dark Souls.

Serpent Mage Information

A cobra-headed variant of the soldier. Snake-Headed Magi cast lightning magic and have four arms, three of which hold flamberges. This type also has a powerful bite attack that engulfs the players head and can destroy characters with low Vitality.



  • Sword swings
  • Throws lightning ( magic damage )
  • Poisonous mist
  • Vicious grab attack 


Roll under the mage's lightning and engage them with melee attacks; they rarely counter with physical attacks in time to be a threat. (Weak versus lightning?). Though watch for poison spit and very devastating melee attacks (bleed builds up quickly) if you let them swing and hit. Lower poise than the warrior variant, easily stunlocked at melee range, even with slow weapons. The lightning they cast is actually magic damage so it is recommended to bring a magic resistant shield.



Location Health Souls Respawn
Sen's Fortress 280-310 500 Yes
The Duke's Archives (jail) 300-350 2000 Yes

    • Anonymous

      01 Oct 2017 20:37  

      I found that these enemies also will turn invisible, if you hit them repeatedly with a low damage crossbow from a point where they can't hit you. (like the bridge in Sin's Fortress)

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