Undead Assassin

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79 90 C C D
HP 138 (NG+ 345)
Drops 100 Souls (NG+ 500)
Bandit's Knife
Target Shield
Hollow Thief's Hood
Hollow Thief's Leather Armor
Hollow Thief's Tights

Undead Assassin/Hollow Thief 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 BossesMini Bosses or Invaders.


Undead Assassin Information

Undead Assassins lurk around the Lower Undead Burg in groups of two or three, jumping out as you pass by to attack. They are occasionally found with Undead Attack Dogs.




  • Quick Slash - A fast attack which causes bleed.
  • Running Stab - A fast thrusting attack which causes bleed.
  • Throwing Knife - A medium thrusting attack which causes bleed. Can't be parried.
  • Block - Can block frontal attacks
  • Backstab - An acrobatic throat slash that deals heavy damage.
  • Parry/Ripose - When they change stance, they can parry your attacks and counter for heavy damage.



Remember that whenever you see one Undead Assassin, more are waiting nearby. They'll emerge from alcoves or houses and surround you, hitting you from behind while you try and take down the most obvious one. They aren't too effective in a straight fight, however, and if you can get them all in front of you, you can easily get in a couple good whacks on an individual without giving the group a chance to attack you.

Although they do have a ranged throwing knife attack, it's easy to outmaneuver them and hit them with Soul Arrow or ranged weapons if you can put some distance between you. Firebombs also work to quickly take them out.


Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
Lower Undead Burg 138  345 100  500 Yes



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    • Anonymous

      These f***ers are so f***ing re***ded with their gangr***ing you to f***ing bulls*** you to f***ing death!!!

      • Anonymous

        Been farming for a straight hr in a new play through w/ 210 item discovery and got every item except the bandits dagger. The only thing I want. Dark souls is cruel

        • Anonymous

          Look I know most of us chosen undead haven’t seen a girl in a long time but let’s try to keep this professional

          • Anonymous

            I think their female based on their walking animations and tendency to crawl all over you during their critical attacks

            • Anonymous

              One of the things I hate in Dark Souls 1 you know they are good at parry except heavy weapons they even parried me with moonlight greatsword in both hands Im okay with their backstab but when it comes to parry they are very annoying they all look less affedted from hollowing right? Better as silver knights (with less armor)

              • Anonymous

                The one thing annoying about these enemies is that their basic swipe attacks, which they have two of, both look the exact f****** same despite having different timings. If you wanna parry them without getting hit, it's a complete crap shoot. By the time you'd recognize that it's the delayed one, the quick one will have already hit you. This is a problem DkS1 has a lot of with enemies. They need more intuitive programming with enemy attacks to give the different-timed moves actual animation variation so you can tell which move it is right at the start up. Too many moves look the exact same. It's lazy. It's incompetent. From is far from the best game devs out there. Stuff like this shows it. Not to mention, while they have really good hitboxes, the games also have among the worst examples of hitboxes in video game history too.

                • Anonymous

                  ***** THESE*****TY *****ING *****S GODDAMN MOTHER*****ING ***** ********** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

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