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Monstrosity of Sin

 

Enemy Type Abyss Creature
Weakness Bleed, Farron Greatsword and Wolf Knight's Greatsword
Resistances ??
Immune Poison and Toxic

Monstrosity of Sin is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

  • A repulsive monster that Slumbers in the Profaned Capital.
  • With a frothing mouth shaped like a hand, stone-like flesh and eyes on its chest, these monstrosities live up to their name.

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Location

Profaned Capital

  • Can be found sleeping in the Profaned Capital church, surrounded by a toxic swamp and Sewer Centipedes.
  • One can be found sleeping on the second floor of the church.
  • Three others can be found behind a wooden gate on the ground floor of the church. 

Combat Information

  • It has a lot of health but is quite easy to dodge and flank (individually).
  • It uses a strange fighting style involving rolls, buttstomps and crawling.
  • Very susceptible to bleed damage. Any weapon with bleed + Carthus Rouge bleeds them in 1 hit, making them very easy to kill. This is by far the most effective strategy when it comes to dealing with them. Kukris also cause bleeding, making them an effective alternative which can take care of them from a distance. If you'd rather not use infusions or consumable items, you can easily kill them using the Black Blade as it only takes 2-3 hits to trigger blood loss.
  • They have a deadly grab attack after standing that results in them eating you, however you can counter attack its eyes on its belly for a riposte. This is easy to pull off using the Armor of Thorns Set. It is even easier still from range using bows, crossbows, and magic; while locked on and with good timing, the projectile can be made to hit their vulnerable spot when they stand up to deliver their attack, setting them up for an easy, virtually risk-free riposte.
  • The two that are found asleep inside the church on the first floor can become stuck in the doorway once aggroed, due to the large size of their bodies. If you stand far enough away they'll be unable to use any of their leap, grab, or charge attaks (which have the potential to reposition them) but will continue following the you, making it easy to safely pick one off with a bow or spells.
  • Their grab attack will also drain some of your collected souls. It drains 150 each second for 7 seconds total (1050 souls), but the grab can be escaped by button-mashing, allowing you to escape after 4 seconds and losing 600 souls.

Notes & Trivia

  • It has more than 5 fingers on all of its hands.
  • The growths on the palm and fingers of its "main hand" are very reminiscent of Manus.

 

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    • 08 Mar 2017 16:50  

      I got attacked by one pf these as an red invader and the seed of the giant tree wasnt active. This scares me, someone please try to test this for my sanity

      Yours sincerely, Kurischan/Nenco

      • 22 Feb 2017 09:11  

        If it knocks its head (or whatever you wanna call the thing that sits on its shoulders) on a low roof or a doorframe when it tries to grab you, it'll be stunned for long enough for you to do a quick riposte while they're down.

        • 19 Feb 2017 06:42  

          These things give me nightmares. Call me squeamish but I am terrified of bulbous eye monsters. As for the lore, these are the female relatives of an unknown oracle and they triggered the curse which resulted in the Profaned Flame, it also transformed those women into these lovely things, they turned into careless greedy creatures and went on living in their deformed state without any worries

          • 04 Nov 2016 09:57  

            These "Things" make the weirdest sounds when you don't attack them or leave them alone. My first time through this area I had no idea what was making this weird fart like sounds. It wasn't till my play through in ng+ that I fought one the first time (the one on the second layer of the church). I will say that they live up to there name and have creative and revolting design. Good one from I will send you my therapy bills.

            • Thorns05 Sep 2016 15:18  

              Something funny i discovered.<br/>Whenever you roll and deal damage with the Thorn set, while they are in their animation of grabbing you, they get automatically staggered and ready to be riposted.<br/><br/>I was panic rolling with said set, till they started to grab me.<br/>They went from easy to very easy in less then a roll.

              • FEAR IT!!!19 May 2016 10:57  

                The unkindled in mah hood dont wanna hear it, they fear it! <br/>A great beast lurks in this area, one shotting the unexpected and stealing their souls. No one knows what it is. No one has seen its hideous nature. All we have are deaths, one shots by what some believe to be invisible. The corpse of ladder smith giligan of ds2 gave birth to the fiend, for in an attempt to escape the curse by creating a ladder that lead to the bottom of the bottomless pit. He let the unseen instant death climb out and his corpse was its first victim on the surface.

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