Infested Ghouls are an enemy in Dark Souls.


They are encountered in upper Blighttown.


These warped humanoid creatures attack their enemy with daggers, spears and even corpses. Their skin is a pink and purplish color, and their yellow eyes can hardly be seen because of their small size. They wear worn-out, dirty tunics, or simple skirts.

They can grab their opponent and bite him/her repeatedly after emitting a ferocious roar. They're also intelligent, to some extent, as they will use ladders to decisively pursue their prey.

Enemy InformationEdit


Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Slash / Strike / Thrust
Abilities Can grab the player, attacks can easily push the player.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Grab* 113 Grab None No Both Slow
Swing (Sword) 248 Slash None Yes Both Fast
Strong Attack (Sword) 351 Slash None Yes Neither Slow
Jump Stab 335 Thrust None Yes Neither Fast
Push 191 Strike None No Neither Fast
Swing (Spear) 238 Slash None Yes Both Fast
Strong Attack (Spear) 320 Thrust None Yes Neither Slow
Swing (Corpse) 265 Strike None Yes Both Fast
Strong Attack (Corpse) 385 Strike None Yes Neither Slow

* Damage listed is per bite.


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
156 156 117 156 117 125 117 C C D

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


Item Wpn Broken Straight Sword
Broken Straight Sword
Wpn Spear
Drop Rate 2%
(Sword Wielder)
(Spear Wielder)

Item Soul of a Lost Undead
Soul of a Lost Undead
Soul of a Lost Undead
Large Soul of a Lost Undead
Soul of a Nameless Soldier
Soul of a Nameless Soldier
Item Humanity
Drop Rate 20%
(Corpse Wielder)
(Corpse Wielder)
(Corpse Wielder)
(Corpse Wielder)


  • One of these creatures is strangely found inside a green pot. If the creature is freed, it will still attack.
  • The Infested Ghouls are the only enemies in the game that drop Soul items.