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Undead Assassin

Undead Assassin is an Enemy in Dark Souls.

 

Undead Assassin Information

Undead Assassins lurk around the Lower Undead Burg in groups of two or three, jumping out as you pass by to attack. They are occasionally found with Undead Attack Dogs.

Drops

 

Attacks

  • Quick Slash - A fast attack which causes bleed.
  • Running Stab - A fast thrusting attack which causes bleed.
  • Throwing Knife - A medium thrusting attack which causes bleed. Can't be parried.
  • Block - Can block frontal attacks
  • Backstab - An acrobatic throat slash that deals heavy damage.
  • Parry/Ripose - When they change stance, they can parry your attacks and counter for heavy damage.

 

Strategy

Remember that whenever you see one Undead Assassin, more are waiting nearby. They'll emerge from alcoves or houses and surround you, hitting you from behind while you try and take down the most obvious one. They aren't too effective in a straight fight, however, and if you can get them all in front of you, you can easily get in a couple good whacks on an individual without giving the group a chance to attack you.

Although they do have a ranged throwing knife attack, it's easy to outmaneuver them and hit them with Soul Arrow or ranged weapons if you can put some distance between you. Firebombs also work to quickly take them out.

Locations

Location Health Souls Respawn
Lower Undead Burg 138 100 Yes

 

 

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