Skeleton Beast

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339 237 339 423 259
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229 393 S S S
HP 446 (NG+ 732 )
Drops 1500 Souls (NG+ 3000)


Skeleton Beast 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.

Skeleton Beast Information

Similar dimensions to the Giant Skeletons, but on all fours and with an elongated skull that looks like a cross between human and canine. Wields no weapon. Fast and agile, with regular swipe attack and hugely damaging flurry attack, but low health.


  • 1500 souls


  • Bite Attack
  • Lunging Bite attack
  • Flurry Bite Attack


  • If you don't have high endurance try a greatshield, use a fast attacking weapon and attack 1-2 times after each block
  • Attacks do 400-480 a hit, armor has little effect.
  • Strong immunity to lightning, so far fire does the most damage to them.
  • One of the best ways to deal with them is to attack them from behind, they turn around relatively slowly. Try to circle strafe them with your shield up to land a couple of hits.
  • Their attacks are so strong that even with a good shield they are capable of pushing you over the edge, so mind your surroundings when you engage them.


Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
Tomb Of Giants 446 732 1500 3000 Yes
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    • Anonymous

      29 Dec 2018 07:38  

      A piece of garbage that spams very fast, extremely heavy attacks until you die. This is the only enemy in the game I would go so far as to call unfair.

      • Anonymous

        01 Nov 2018 15:24  

        You need to be Jesus to slay these pieces of shiet. UNLIMITED POISE AND THAT GODDAMN FALL ATTACK??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

        • Anonymous

          05 Jul 2018 10:16  

          Fuck these things. If I could remove a single enemy from this game entirely it'd be this fucking abortion of an enemy. It has unlimited poise and can just fuck off past all your attacks, has an attack that just plain one-shots you if you don't have 48 VIT (that's what i have and it's the only instance where didn't die) and apparently it's the offspring of Usain Bolt and fucking Sonic.
          But really, these enemies aren't fun to fight.

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