Hunchbacked, foul medium-sized creatures, hybrids between a hollow and a crow, and armed with either a dagger or a scythe. Corvians initially stand on their posts and barely attack or move from place until approached. When this happens, however, they will begin a transformation in which two pairs of wings slowly start protruding from their backs, one at a time. When they finish, they will become extremely aggressive, being able to chase the player for long distances. They will also gain the ability to fly in short bursts and attack with a rapid barrage of claw-swipes with their legs.
In some cases, a group of corvians can be found congregated around a Corvian Storyteller. If the storyteller spots the player, it will unleash a shivering shriek that will alert the rest of the flock, making all corvians in the vicinity to begin their transformations and then rush toward the player at unison.
Corvians are almost completely vulnerable before starting their transformation. However, if they have already started it and are attacked, the transformation will complete immediately, rendering them able to retaliate. They stagger easily, though, and fast weapons like straight swords and under, should leave them with no opportunity to counterattack. If a heavy weapon is to be used, then the player must make sure the corvian will die in one or two hits.
It is not advisable to engage more than one of these creatures at a time due to the constant damage output they can deal and their quick recovery times. If they are found congregated in front of a storyteller, either the latter should be dealt first or each corvian should be drawn in individually with ranged attacks. In some cases, if the storyteller dies, all remaining corvians will become completely oblivious to the player, making for easy kills.
Great Corvian Scythe
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- Susceptible to Rapport.
- Susceptible to Poison, Toxic and Bleed.
- Similar to Lothric Knights, there is a red-eyed Corvian variant that is more powerful and resilient.
- The descriptions of the Storyteller's Staff and the Great Corvian Scythe imply that Corvians may be related to the Crow Demons of the Painted World of Ariamis, and by extension Velka.
- The word corvian appears to have its origins in corvus, which is Latin for "crow".