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Undead Rats are enemies in Dark Souls.


Undead Rats are most often encountered in dark sewer-like areas.


Small Undead Rats are shy creatures and often run away from the player. Once cornered or pursued, they will attack viciously. Their bites cause very heavy Poison buildup and once contracted, is some of the most potent Poison encountered, at 9 damage per second.

Large Undead Rats are both stronger and more aggressive than their smaller counterparts; however, they inflict minute Poison build up, only causing 4 damage per second once contracted.

Both variants attack in rapid succession, potentially stun-locking players regardless of poise.

Killing Undead Rats is a good way to farm Humanity at an early stage in the game.

Enemy InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Location Health Souls
Firelink Shrine - Small Variant 80 265 20 300
Undead Parish - Small Variant 96 240 20 100
Depths - Small Variant 112 273 60 300
Depths - Large Variant 140 341 60 500


Respawn Yes
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Strike / Poison


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Bite 165 Regular Poison: 45 No Both Fast
Head Butt 213 Strike Poison: 45 No Both Fast
Scratch 182 Regular Poison: 45 No Both Fast


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
Firelink Shrine 68 68 51 68 51 41 51 B B E
Undead Parish 86 86 65 86 65 52 65 B B E
(Small Rats)
114 114 86 114 85 68 85 B B E

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


Item Item Humanity
Item Humanity
Item Humanity
Drop Rate 5%
(Firelink Shrine, Undead Parish)
(Depths - Large Variant)
(Depths - Small Variant)


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