pisaca enemy dark soul
physical protection dark souls dks strike protection dark souls dks slash protection dark souls dks thrust protection dark souls dks magic protection dark souls dks
201 251 151 201 132
fire protection dark souls dks lightning protection dark souls dks poison resistance dark souls dks toxic dark souls dks bleed resistance dark souls dks
120 132 C C E
HP 350 (NG+ 549)
Drops 800 Souls (NG+ 1600)
Soothing Sunlight
Bountiful Sunlight

Pisaca 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.


Pisaca Description

About the size of the player, these rather quick enemies consist of a snake's body with octopus tentacles for a head and they hide a spike under the tentacles for melee attacks. It's thought they are the result of Seath's research and failed attempts to give himself scales of immortality. You'll find them once you get locked up in prison tower of The Duke's Archives, where they are all herded together in a cell at the base of the tower. They have quite poor eye-sight, as you can get relatively close with-out them going after you, and they seem to have a greater sense of hearing in that when the prison's alarm is going off they spring into action and can find you quite easily, indicating that they navigate off of sonar, or something similar. Two of them are much stronger than the rest and these ones drop Miracle: Soothing Sunlight and Miracle: Bountiful Sunlight once dead.





  • Spike attack - can be blocked
  • Grab Attack
  • Blue Projectile Blast



  • If taking them on with the prison alarm sounding, keep moving and don't let them surround you. Use AoE spells and pyromancy to damage them in groups. It's advised however to not fight them with the alarm sounding and to instead find a way to turn it off, which makes taking them on much easier. Please see The Duke's Archives walkthrough for details on how to turn off the prison alarm.
  • With the alarm off they'll stay in the cell at the bottom of the tower, at which point you can very easily lure them out one at a time to be dealt with.
  • They can be backstabbed.
  • They are also weak to lightning.



Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
The Duke's Archives (Prison Tower) 350 549 800 1600 Yes



  • The two Pisaca that have the Miracles are found at the back left of the chamber which holds the Pisaca. They are not hostile and will move away from the player when attacked. While idle they cry softly with a woman's voice.
  • This as well as the description of the Archive Tower Giant Cell Key would indicate that Pisacas were once women, who were transformed into their current form, likely the result of one of Seath's experiments.


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