Enemy Type Abnormal Animal
Weakness Bleed, Frost, Fire
Resistances N/A
Immune Poison/Toxic

Basilisk is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Basilisk Enemy Description

Basilisks are reptile-like enemies that possess very large "eyes" (see below) and a bloated sac beneath their mouth. They are usually found in water-polluted areas making distinct clicking noises. Using the sac under their mouth, they release a green smog that causes those caught within it to accumulate Curse. Standing in this smoke for too long will cause instant death.


Basilisk Combat Information

  • Very fast enemy, even when in the mud.
  • Attacks spread fog, which increase Curse build-up, what may end in player's instant death.
  • Basilisks clearly signal their attacks and their smoke often needs a second to take effect.
  • Unlike the Dark Souls II variation, they don't deal physical damage.
  • Can be lured?
  • Can be Rapported?
  • Weak to Fire Damage, Frostbite and Bleed.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic.
  • Stacking many curse-resistance items, armors, and spells (Cursebite Ring, Fleshbite Ring,  Prayer Set, Antiquated set, Mossfruit, Profuse Sweat) will allow you to effectively face-tank any curse buildup and safely clear out groups of basilisks.


Basilisk Locations


 Basilisk Drops


Basilisk Notes & Trivia

  • Moving behind a Basilisk is usually enough to evade the deadly smoke.
  • The large orange-red spheres on their heads are not eyes, but rather an intimidation method that is shown in real life animals today. Their real eyes are a pure white and rather small.


Basilisk Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
Farron Keep 400 120 Mossfruit

Variation Name

Location Drops
Smouldering Lake 600 80 ?

Variation Name

Location Drops
Irithyll Dungeon 600 130 Mossfruit


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    • Anonymous

      23 May 2021 07:37  

      I think without those 2 big goofy "eyes" they couldv been a lot more intimidating, i cant take those things seriously ahah

      • Anonymous

        02 Dec 2020 23:18  

        Curse Ward Greatshield doesn't actually add any curse resistance so you should take that down. It's super heavy so it won't help someone trying to make a solid curse tanking set. I'm surprised it's still up there.

        • Anonymous

          08 Oct 2020 21:08  

          Normally despised by all, But with a Seed of a giant tree, they can be your best friend against the pew pew witch in Farron (you know the one i'm talking about

          • Anonymous

            07 May 2020 10:03  

            Beginner's Trap: the enemy. Not dangerous once you get used to them. But the first time you ever play a Souls game and see them? "Hey, this gas is building up some sort of effect. Well, frostbite inconveniences me. Bleed hurts but isn't that bad. And poison tickles me. I wonder what this one does OH NO WAIT, IT JUST KILLED ME!"

            • Anonymous

              28 Apr 2020 15:22  

              A lot of people think this creature is putrid to look at, but I think they are kinda cute. If you disregard their stupid curse ailment, they'd be adorable.

              • 07 Apr 2020 17:23  

                i dont have any problems with them regardless of fighting 5 at a time use a aoe wa, roll behind them or use a quick weapon. they tend to attack 1 by 1 after the initial attack. (spiked mace wa is a good choice or any spin for that matter)

                • Anonymous

                  19 Jan 2020 23:05  

                  I honestly like these enemies, annoying as they may be. Because since they don't deal any physical damage, and only build up Curse, it can challenge people with High Vigor or High Absorbtion. One on One they are a joke to kill, but if you get cornered they can mess you up. I like them a lot more than most other creatures and things that inflict Curse. Like the Bookshelves in Archives or those Crystal Hollow things in Ringed city that just have a Cursed Aura.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Jan 2020 00:36  

                    Running a bleed build with 40 luck and saw one of these guys drop a titanite scale on my way to kill tsorig.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Dec 2017 19:11  

                      Always in packs, always a threat, always a pain. Across all the souls games. Will fck up anyone who doesn't have an escape rout planned.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Aug 2017 14:06  

                        Well their intimidation method is working that's for sure. I'm just glad that those spheres aren't their eyes.

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