Man Serpent

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359 ~ 462 359 ~ 462 359 ~ 462 359 ~ 462 191 ~ 246
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161 ~ 207 154 ~ 198 B B D
HP 430 ~ 537 (NG+ 786 -843)
Drops 500 Souls (NG+ 1000 - 1500)
Man-Serpent Greatsword
Archive Tower Cell Key

Man Serpent 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.

Man Serpent Information

Man-Serpents are large reptilian humanoid creatures that serve as the guardians of Sen's Fortress and Seath's Dungeon.

They use heavy weapons and shields, and they may bite during combat.



  • Jumping attack
  • Long wind-up swing
  • Forward thrust
  • Bite attack


The melee fighters are typically slow, but hard-hitting. Time your parry carefully so as not to swing during their long wind-up, then riposte them, or circle-strafe them during combat for an easy backstab. Alternately, using a greatshield or a hard hitting weapon like a great club or great axe can stagger them. This is not advised though, as they have absurdly high poise and stability. Slightly weak to fire. Doesn't trigger traps.



Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
Sen's Fortress 430 786 500 1500 Yes
The Duke's Archives (jail) 537 843 500 1000 Yes


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