Comes in three different sizes: small, large, and nightmare-inducing size. They are often seen attacking the player in groups. These vermin are likely affected by the curse and are seen attacking players in groups. The big rat has an axe lodged in its left eye, from an earlier encounter, and is most likely blind. Rats come in various sizes, with their HP linked directly to their stature. They can inflict poison extremely quickly when attacking in large groups.
Small Rats is an Enemy in Dark Souls.
Block the small rats' attacks with a shield, then counter quickly. Spears are very efficient, as is a weapon with a wide swing radius such as a claymore which handles groups of rats easily.
Large Rats is an Enemy in Dark Souls.
Block the normal rats' attacks with a shield, then counter quickly. Spears are very efficient, as is a weapon with a wide swing radius such as a claymore which handles groups of rats easily.
|Health *||NG: 692|
|Souls *||NG: 1,000|
|* Recorded in PATCH 1.05|
Giant Rat is a Boss in Dark Souls.
A "huge" rat that has an axe lodged in its left eye, from an earlier encounter, and is located in the first large antechamber in the Depths. It guards the area with the Sewer Chamber Key, and the slide-shortcut to the Blighttown entrance. The Spider Shield is also located on a ledge above, accessible from the shaft behind the Butcher.
- Melee tackles with its head.
- Turns around quickly to attack.
This Rat is fast and hits hard, but luckily there are escape routes which allows for safe replenishment of est.
It can also be attacked from above, if the player drops down from the shaft behind the butcher. Use ranged attacks, firebombs or a massive damaging falling attack for an easy kill.
There is a way to kill this rat without ever confronting it in battle. Moving through the Depths, to the bonfire that's behind the torch zombie. If you exit that bonfire room and turn down the right you will move along a path into a room where you can break some boxes and drop down into a cage looking at this very large rodent. The top of the bars have a small section where ranged weapons, spells and even long ranged melee weapons can hit him, allowing for an easy kill. However if you use a bonfire or die before getting his drop, it will disappear.
- 1000 souls.
- 1 Humanity