Clan of Forest Protectors

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 220 ~
 236 ~
 220 ~
 220 ~
 238 ~
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 182 ~
204 ~
HP 767 ~ 908 (NG+ 1296 - 1534)
Drops 1000 - 5000 Souls (NG+ 3000 - 15000)
Black Bow of Pharis
Pharis's Hat
Twin Humanities

Clan of Forest Protectors is an Enemy in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Enemies are hostile creatures that respawn when players rest at a Bonfire or upon death. Special enemies that do not respawn are classified as Bosses, Mini Bosses or Invaders.


Clan of Forest Protectors Description

Under the command of Alvina, these warriors have sworn to protect the Darkroot Garden from grave robbers.





  • The semi-invisible knights do NOT respawn and should therefore be taken care of first, carefully
  • Then kill the ranger, she is slightly more to the right then most.
  • Once you have dispatched of the knights and ranger, you have an area with relatively easy enemies to farm.
    • One small reminder. Take each of the Forest Hunters on ONE AT A TIME. This is especially problematic with the cleric, since the Thief will come to assist him.
  • Easy way to kill them is to pull all of them run back to where the sealed gate is and go onto the end of the ledge to the right of the stairs. If they are not ranged fighters they will run off the edge.
    • Even the Mage can run over the ledge, though sometimes he just stands there near the bottom of the stairs casting spells constantly, where when you're standing in the very corner, he won't be able to hit you.


  • From NG and onward they yield significantly higher souls, around 6000 a piece excluding the bandit. This makes them a very easy target for soul farming. The reward being around 21000 souls per run, symbol of avarice and silver serpent ring combined can make for very fast soul farming, with a bonfire being very close by to boot. 


Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
Darkroot Garden 908 (Bandit) 1534 1000 3000 Yes
Darkroot Garden 767 (Cleric) 1296 2000 6000 Yes
Darkroot Garden 767 (Archer) 1296 5000 15000 Yes
Darkroot Garden 767 (Thief) 1296 2000 6500 Yes
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    • Anonymous

      05 Jun 2018 01:17  

      I take it that you can't use the Dark Hand on the Forest Hunters to steal easy humanity whilst soul farming?

      • Anonymous

        11 Feb 2018 01:55  

        Best soul farming spot in the game besides the Painted World. Grind for 20k souls to get Crest of Artorias, and make back that investment in like 10 minutes as you punt fools over the edge! Gamebreaking in my opinion.

        • Anonymous

          mah fahkas25 Sep 2016 22:57  

          kicked shivas slave over the edge of the cliff then just went to the bonfire but the freakin cleric is pissed, keeps hitting me while i try to bait that invisoknight

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