Giant Rat

Location Depths
Health * NG: 692
NG+: 1,690
Souls * NG: 1,000
NG+: 5,000
* 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.


  • Fire
  • Lightning



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.




Mini Bosses
|  Black Hydra  | |  Black Phantom  | |  Butcher  | |  Fang Boar  | |  Giant Cat  | |  Golden Crystal Golem  | |  Havel The Rock  | |  hydra  | |  Ricard the Archer  | |  The Berenike Knights  | |  The Black Knight  | |  The Channeler  | |  Titanite Demon  | |  Undead Dragon  |


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