They are encountered in the Tomb of the Giants.
A large, quadrupedal skeleton that pants incessantly. Like other enemies in the Tomb of the Giants, they have a short aggro range. However, they deal very high damage and can hit in rapid succession, making them very dangerous foes.
|Abilities||Can deal high damage and attack in quick succession.|
|Attack||Damage||Attack Type||Status Effect||Parryable||Tracking||Attack Speed|
|Quick Head Bite||440||Strike||None||No||Both||Fast|
|Physical Defenses||Elemental Defenses||Resistances|
These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
- Skeletal Beasts have extremely short aggro range, almost the same as the player's normal surrounding visibility. The player may inflict the first blow by approaching one and attacking with a long weapon, like a halberd, before they become hostile. Using a source of light, like the Skull Lantern, will make them much easier to locate among the darkness.