Bloatheads are enemies in Dark Souls. They are only found in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.


Bloatheads can be found throughout Oolacile Township and the Chasm of the Abyss. One is also located on the elevator in the Oolacile Township Dungeon.


They have oversized arms, webbed fingers and toes, pale skin, a filthy, mutated head, and are often seen twitching uncontrollably in mindless laughter.


Bloatheads are the disturbed remnants of the populace of Oolacile, whose humanity went out of control after the Dark of Manus, father of the Abyss, overtook them.[1]

Enemy InformationEdit


Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Strike
Abilities Knockback


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Basic Attack ??? Strike None Yes No Medium
Uppercut ??? Strike None No No Medium
Manic Combo ??? Strike None Yes No Medium
Double Swipe ??? Strike None Yes No Medium


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
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These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard  ×2
Bloated Head
Bloated Head
Drop Rate 5% 1% 0.5%


  • A Bloathead is killed by Knight Artorias in the intro cinematic before his boss fight.



  1. Bloated Head