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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Hollow Soldier (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Hollow Soldier (Dark Souls III).

Hollow Soldiers, also known as Undead Soldiers, are enemies in Dark Souls. They are mostly found in the first few areas of the game.

DescriptionEdit

The Undead Soldier is an enemy located in the Undead Asylum, Firelink Shrine, Undead Burg and Undead Parish. There are three varieties: Sword, Spear, and Crossbow.

StrategyEdit

In general, Undead Soldiers have low health, but can still be a considerable threat to new characters. They usually attack in small groups, augmenting their effectiveness.

Undead Soldiers that wield crossbows are often positioned in out-of-the-way locations (usually on high ground) and act as a support class to the melee-focused Soldiers. When approached, they will either retreat and continue shooting, or draw a sword and act as a shieldless sword-wielder.

Spear-wielding Undead Soldiers are more cautious fighters than their sword and crossbow counterparts, and will move slowly with their shield up until an opportunity to attack arises. It is also possible to take advantage of their slow movement speed and run away from them when dealing with other Undead, as other enemies can be dealt with before the spear-wielder makes its way to the player. Hitting them while they are in their defensive state usually provokes them to hit, making them vulnerable to Parrying. Strafing their attacks also opens them up for backstabs.

Magic, such as Soul Arrow or Fireball, is effective against them; some damage goes even through their shields. This is best used out of their reach, or before they are aware of the player.

Critical attacks, the Parry and Riposte and Backstab, are exceedingly efficient methods to dispatch these enemies.

Another simple tactic is to kick their shields or attack when two-handing weapons, staggering them for a few moments, and thus leaving them vulnerable to attack. This is particularly useful on those that use spears, as they spend most of their time in a defensive stance.

Enemy informationEdit

Health and soulsEdit

Location Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
Undead Asylum 108 255 80 400
Firelink Shrine 85 220 50 400
Undead Burg 85 220 50 400
Undead Parish 102 255 50 400
Undead Asylum (Revisited) 144 293 150 600

CharacteristicsEdit

Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Regular / Thrust
Abilities May heal with Estus Flasks when health is under 40%.

AttacksEdit

Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Sword Swing 172 Regular None Yes Both Slow
Shield Bash 157 Regular None No Left Slow
Slow Poke 180 Thrust None Yes Neither Slow
Double Stab 167 Thrust None Yes Left Fast
Running Stab 195 Thrust None Yes Neither Medium

DefensesEdit

Location 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
Undead Asylum 131 131 131 131 98 91 91 E E E
Firelink Shrine 103 103 103 103 77 72 72 D D D
Undead Burg 103 103 103 103 77 72 72 D D D
Undead Parish 131 131 131 131 98 91 91 D D D
Undead Asylum (Revisited) 212 212 212 212 159 148 148 D D D

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

Location 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
Undead Burg 103 103 103 103 77 72 72 D D D
Undead Parish 131 131 131 131 98 91 91 D D D
Undead Asylum (Revisited) 212 212 212 212 159 148 148 D D D

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

Location 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
Undead Burg 103 103 103 103 77 72 72 D D D
Undead Parish 131 131 131 131 98 91 91 D D D

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

DropsEdit

Item Wpn Longsword
Longsword
Wpn Spear
Spear
Wpn Light Crossbow
Light Crossbow
Hollow soldier shield
Hollow Soldier Shield
Drop Rate 2%
(Sword Wielder)
2%
(Spear Wielder)
2%
(Crossbow Wielder)
1%
Item Hollow Soldier Helm
Hollow Soldier Helm
Hollow Soldier Armor
Hollow Soldier Armor
Hollow Soldier Waistcloth
Hollow Soldier Waistcloth
Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Drop Rate 1% 1% 1% 1.6%

NotesEdit

  • The Hollow Soldier Swordsman to the left of the Fang Boar in the Undead Parish does not respawn after being killed.

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