Hound Rat

Enemy Type Beast
Weakness Slash, Fire Damage
Resistances Poison, Toxic
Immune None

Hound Rats are an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Hound Rat


Intrepid adventurers are never too far from a mischief of rats, curiously sniffing the air for scraps and potential preys. These pestilence bringers shouldn't prove to be more than a mere annoyance, but can still be unruly and difficult to predict in large numbers. It is wise to attack one rat at a time as they are particularly skilled in surrounding players, making a quick bite of whatever remains.


Slashing attacks are particularly useful against these enemies, and a few precise hits will quickly dispatch the undesired. Their attacks are largely predictable and recovery time is ample enough for players to attack multiple times.


Combat Information


  • Lunges forth at the player and will bite continuously
  • This enemy can be easily lured with an Alluring Skull, distracting them long enough to either escape or kill them


Notes & Trivia


  • Drops Soul of an Unknown Traveler
  • Drops 60 Souls









    • Stunlock???09 May 2016 16:57  

      Really?? a rat shouldn't be able to stunlock, idc if you're Naked Joe or that they're over sized. After all the souls I consume as the Champion of Ash and I can get stunlocked by rats?? I call bull***** fromsoft...... <br/><br/>This is especially annoying in groups cause they'll attack milliseconds apart keeping you from doing *****, I can't even roll-stun them to get away but I can roll-stun a hollow???

      • pack29 Apr 2016 17:39  

        like hollows, seem to be a lot more aggressive in pack, attacking furiously without many breaks. They can get annoying especially that their damage is noticeable in irithyl dungeon.

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