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Significantly larger versions of the regular Hound Rats, these giant vermin are stronger and more aggressive.
- Undead Settlement
- Catacombs of Carthus
- Smouldering Lake
- Found below a hole on the floor, making for an easy plunging attack. However, doing so will leave the player exposed to a big ambush of lesser Hound Rats afterward.
- Irithyll Dungeon
- Two are found in a cell after exiting the tunnel on the wall of the sewage system and before the courtyard with several Jailers patrolling.
Giant Hound Rats are often accompanied by several smaller rats and will attempt to distract the player whilst they attack them from behind. Their bites cause rapid Poison buildup, but most of their attacks can be avoid by maneuvering behind them. Despite their intimidating appearance, they are actually less threatening than they appear due to their slow speed and vitality.