Mimic dks3

Enemy Type Cursed Tribe
Weakness Dark, Bleed, Poison/Toxic
Resistances Lightning, Fire, Magic
Immune N/A

Mimic is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

Mimic Description

  • Mimics punish greed, taking on the form of chests and gorging on any who seek their hoard. Avarice is their nature.
  • Unlike normal chests, which cannot be destroyed, the Mimic will wail if killed.
  • Souls: NG (2000), NG+ (8000)


Combat Information

  • When opened by a player, will quickly grab them and chew on them, dealing high damage.
  • If spotted as a mimic and attacked it springs up and starts attacking the player.
  • Avoid the mimic's Grab attack at all costs- it will pick you up and chew on you, which is almost always a guaranteed death for the player (however, sufficiently high HP can allow you to survive).
  • Standing Moveset: Kick. Arm Swipe. Grab. Spin Kick.
  • Crouching Moveset: Lunge. Backwards Grab. Poison Spit.
  • Weak to Dark Damage, Poison, Toxic and Bleed.
  • Resistant to Lightning Damage, Fire Damage and Magic Damage.
  • Mimics have very high Poise
  • Mimics take less damage in chest form and while transforming.
  • Casting Rapport on a Mimic will make it ignore the player character, but even under the effect of this Pyromancy, opening a dormant Mimic will trigger it's attack.
  • Can be lured?
  • Resting at a bonfire will not reset their position. Resulting in some fun times with your very own pet mimic.



Mimic Locations and Drops

 Mimic, affected by Undead Hunter Charm

High Wall of Lothric - In tower room under the Lothric Wyvern - Deep Battle Axe

Cathedral of the Deep - At an altar down the stairs once you pass the Giant SlaveDeep Braille Divine Tome

Catacombs of Carthus - Down the rope bridge ladder path to Smouldering Lake, on a ledge above Demon mini-boss - Black Blade

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley - On a balcony in the room where you fight Pontiff Sulyvahn - Golden Ritual Spear

Irithyll Dungeon - Start of lower half, behind locked gate - Estus Shard

Irithyll Dungeon - Paired with a real chest at the end of rat filled tunnel, beware of a basilisk ambush because after you loot this one about 5 - 6 basilisks will come from nowhere to curse you -  Dark Clutch Ring

Irithyll Dungeon - Covered hallway between two gated rooms on the left side of the room with multiple jailers - 2x Titanite Scale

Irithyll Dungeon - Right path from the area with the giant and rats coming out from holes in the wall.  Say "Hi!" to Siegward while you're here. - 10x Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow

Profaned Capital - 2x Mimic chests in the left treasure room before Yhorm - 2x Rusted Gold CoinGreatshield of Glory

Profaned Capital - In the swampy, poisonous area get on top of the building.  Where you battle the NPC for Logan's Scroll  look for an open window and drop down.  The mimic is in this room behind a pillar next to the Monstrosities of SinCourt Sorcerer's Staff

Lothric Castle - Go up the stairs across the bridge where the gold Wyvern is (right side), Mimic is atop of the stairs past the firebomb throwing hollows - 3x Titanite Scale

Lothric Castle - Drop down from a gap in the wall to the left side of the Dragonslayer Armour boss gate.  Where the white Wyvern was earlier there's a room with a mimic in it - Sunlight Straight Sword

Ringed City -From the Shared grave bonfire (before you fend off Midir) head to the bottom of the tower via the curved stairs, till you get to the entrance. head past the entrance and drop to the next level below. head up the stairs until you fall, and head up those stairs, and the first room on the left has a mimic - Ring of the Evil Eye +3.

Notes & Tips

  • Loot is dropped from that chest's loot table, with a chance for an additional item unique to mimics, the Symbol of Avarice . It is not guaranteed that you will get it this way. Instead, farm the last living mimic.
  • To spot a mimic chest without hitting it check the chain on its right side. Mimics will always be straight, pointing towards the player, real chests chains curl inwards. Alternatively, you can spot a mimic by its breathing, which happens every so often. 
    Regular(Left) vs. Mimic Chest(Right)

  • Mimics are capable of dealing and receiving damage from other enemies in the game. They may be able to aggro onto other enemies as well, although their primary target is the player . Additionally, a Mimic can be used to kill the Demon mini-boss.
  • Pestilent Mist, Toxic Mist, Dung Pie, Stalk Dung Pie and Poison Mist does not awaken mimics.
  • An alternative interaction once you know the chest is a Mimic is to use an Undead Hunter Charm on the Mimic. This will render the Mimic incapacitated and will allow you to loot the Mimic like you would a normal chest. After the effect expires, the Mimic goes back to its default, sleeping state with a big yawn.
  • Casting Warmth on a Mimic will mark it by its healing effect.
  • A hit from a single arrow will reveal a Mimic without waking it. Wait a few seconds, loose another arrow, and repeat the process to kill it in its chest form. This will not work if you stand to close to the mimic.
  • If a Mimic is killed in one shot while closed it will trigger a special death animation where the mimic doesn't stand up, but instead stays on the ground with it's toungue out whilst the top half of the Mimic slowly turns over hitting the ground.




    • Anonymous

      20 Mar 2018 20:47  

      you can get mimics loot without killing them, first strike him then UHC when he stands up, rinse and repeat until you get regular loot or symbol of avarice. with striking him first you get better chance i suppose, i did 20 runs with first UHC then strike and nothing dropped and 2 runs with strike then UHC and first regular loot and second avarice

      • Anonymous

        20 Mar 2018 00:12  

        you can get mimics loot without killing them, first strike him then UHC when he stands up, rinse and repeat until you get regular loot or symbol of avarice. with striking him first you get better chance i suppose, i did 20 runs with first UHC then strike and nothing dropped and 2 runs with strike then UHC and first loot, second avarice

        • Anonymous

          21 Jan 2018 09:00  

          I just saw the Mimic go upside down on all fours for the first time. Its walk cycle kinda freaked me out. Turns out it also does that when you stagger it while it is still getting up, not only one-shotting it.

          • Anonymous

            06 Jan 2018 13:44  

            You can reset going for another Symbol of Avarice by letting them go from sleep state (when they are under the effect of UHC, and cannot harm in any way), to dormant state (ready to attack anyone who hits it or opens it), and then throwing another UHC.

            I am unsure if attacking them while they're in sleep state (which will make them go into dormant state) will allow for a reset.. probably.

            • Anonymous

              03 Dec 2017 15:06  

              just got one.
              the key point is the soa wasn't show up at the minic front side or inside the minic.
              soa is at the back side of the minic, you should keep searching or pressing "O" button at the backside of the minic after you throw the undead charm.
              also you won't see the item soul thing, because it at the bottom of the sleeping minic, there will be a "O" button (ps4) for picking up the soa.
              my last tip is, try to find the "O" button while search around the minic, last step is, while you want to reset the mimic (a small attack), try press "O" after the small attack for final check up for soa.
              repeat and repeat until you find it.

              • Anonymous

                24 Oct 2017 02:33  

                If you are trying to obtain a symbol of avarice ( mimic helm ) just wear drop rate gear, throw undead hunter charms at them until they open take the loot if they dropped any, if not hit them and repeat ( works multiple times if you for some reason want more than one mimic head on one character )

                • Anonymous

                  14 Oct 2017 05:12  

                  So i just revisited every single location of the mimics to see if I messed the symbol of avarice and turns out I found it on the last one which is the mimic where you drop in the gap befor the dragons layer armor boss. The item was there. I swear I didn't get it at first tho, so if you didn't got it at the end of the game try revisiting everywhere, it might be there waiting for you.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Aug 2017 08:37  

                    "Toxic Mist and Poison Mist do not wake mimics either ... wait for it's HP to deplead."

                    Typo detected. "Deplead" is not a word; "deplete" is, however, and the logical choice given the context.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Aug 2017 16:43  

                      ah mimics ,the giants that are female .skinny ,long legs ,but i think for gwin (a giant) it's the teeth that stop him from remarrying .

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jun 2017 17:27  

                        I had a strange loading glitch where the floor and walls were invisible. I managed to find a Mimic and saw that the model underneath (the legs and arms) are actually loaded under the chest, in a curled up position (they do seem low poly though, might just be the loading glitch)

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Jun 2017 20:26  

                          You can also check if it's a mimic by standing close to the chest and turning your camera 360 degrees around. a normal chest would collide with your camera, acting like it's a wall. If it's a mimic, the camera will show you its insides with the tongue and teeth.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 May 2017 04:27  

                            Never forget, you CAN roll between its legs, it's tall enough, just be calm and time it right, this is good for Melee only builds and can let you get a second hit in between it's attacks

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Apr 2017 13:13  

                              I think the 3rd mimic in Irithyl dungeon was patched away,at least its gone for me.The one which should drop titanite scales and is shortly before the profaned capital

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Apr 2017 18:13  

                                if you get the symbol of aberrance (at least w/ the high wall one) you will not receive the item that it would originally drop.

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