Hound Rat

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

Hound Rats are an Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Hound Rat Background

Intrepid adventurers are never too far from a mischief of rats, curiously sniffing the air for scraps and potential prey. 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.


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.


Hound Rat Combat Information

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


Hound Rat Variations


Ancient Wyvern (Mob)  ♦  Angel  ♦  Ascended Winged Knight  ♦  Basilisk  ♦  Black Knight  ♦  Black Knights  ♦  Boreal Immolator  ♦  Boreal Outrider Knight  ♦  Burning Stake Witch  ♦  Cage Spider  ♦  Carthus Sandworm  ♦  Carthus Swordsman Skeleton  ♦  Cathedral Evangelist  ♦  Cathedral Grave Warden  ♦  Cathedral Knight  ♦  Church Guardian  ♦  Clawed Curse  ♦  Consumed King's Knight  ♦  Corpse-Grub  ♦  Corvian  ♦  Corvian Knight  ♦  Corvian Settler (Enemy)  ♦  Corvian Storyteller  ♦  Crawling Ghru  ♦  Crystal Lizard  ♦  Crystal Sage (Mob)  ♦  Dark Rotten Flesh  ♦  Darkwraith  ♦  Deacon  ♦  Deacon of the Deep  ♦  Deep Accursed  ♦  Demon  ♦  Demon Cleric  ♦  Demon Statue  ♦  Desert Pyromancer Zoey  ♦  Devout of the Deep  ♦  Drakeblood Knight  ♦  Elder Ghru  ♦  Farron Follower  ♦  Flame Demon  ♦  Gargoyle  ♦  Gargoyle Lancer  ♦  Ghru Cleric  ♦  Ghru Conjurator  ♦  Ghru Grunt  ♦  Ghru Leaper  ♦  Ghru Shaman  ♦  Giant Avelyn  ♦  Giant Fly  ♦  Giant Serpent-Man  ♦  Giant Slave  ♦  Grand Archives Scholar  ♦  Grave Warden  ♦  Gravewarden Skeleton  ♦  Great Crab  ♦  Greater Crab  ♦  Grotesque Londor Grower  ♦  Hand Ogre  ♦  Harald Legion Knight  ♦  Havel Knight  ♦  Hollow  ♦  Hollow Assassin  ♦  Hollow Cage  ♦  Hollow Cleric  ♦  Hollow Manservant  ♦  Hollow Priest  ♦  Hollow Slave  ♦  Hollow Soldier  ♦  Infested Corpse  ♦  Irithyllian Slave  ♦  Iron Dragonslayer  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Jailer Handmaid  ♦  Jar Wielding Undead  ♦  Judicator  ♦  Large Hollow Soldier  ♦  Lesser Crab  ♦  Lothric Knight  ♦  Lothric Thief  ♦  Lothric Wyvern  ♦  Lycanthrope  ♦  Lycanthrope Hunter  ♦  Mad Ghru  ♦  Man-grub  ♦  Man-Serpent Summoner  ♦  Millwood Chieftain  ♦  Millwood Knight  ♦  Mimic  ♦  Minor Skeleton  ♦  Monstrosity of Sin  ♦  Murkman  ♦  Murkmen  ♦  Overgrown Lothric Knight  ♦  Peasant Hollow  ♦  Poison Brumer  ♦  Poisonhorn Bug  ♦  Pontiff Knight  ♦  Pus of Man  ♦  Rapier Champion  ♦  Ravenous Crystal Lizard  ♦  Reanimated Corpse  ♦  Ringed Knight  ♦  Rock Lizard  ♦  Root Skeleton  ♦  Rotten Flesh of Aldrich  ♦  Rotten Slug  ♦  Serpent-man  ♦  Sewer Centipede  ♦  Silver Knight  ♦  Skeleton  ♦  Skeleton Ball  ♦  Skeleton Elites  ♦  Skeleton Wheel  ♦  Skeletons  ♦  Smoldering Ghru  ♦  Smoldering Rotten Flesh  ♦  Starved Hound  ♦  Sullyvahn's Beast  ♦  Sulyvahn's Beast  ♦  Sulyvahns Beast  ♦  Thrall  ♦  Tree Woman  ♦  Turtle Clerics  ♦  Winged Knight  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Wretch


    • Anonymous

      18 Mar 2018 11:59  

      I hate rats so much in this game they *****ing spam you into a corner and then kill you i would gladly commit genocide of the entire species in this game

      • Anonymous

        Genitalia27 Aug 2016 05:09  

        If you flip one upside-down after it's been killed, you can see that they're all male. You might also find your immersion increase

        • Anonymous

          Stunlock???09 May 2016 22:57  

          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...... 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 23:39  

            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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