Enemy Type Undead
Weakness Bleed, Fire, Dark
Resistances Lightning
Immune ??

Lycanthrope is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Lycanthrope Enemy Description

Lycanthropes are large, red-eyed hollows with crosses chained to their backs. They wear a tattered rag and have sharp claws protruding from their elongated fingers. They are usually seen sitting down, attacking only when someone draws near. Oddly enough, some Lycanthropes won't attack unless provoked.


Lycanthrope Combat Information

  • Attacks with both fast arm swipes and a slam attack.
  • Has a lunge and grab attack. The grab attack causes your character to be gnawed on (much like a mimic's grab attack.)
  • Succeptible to Rapport


Lycanthrope Notes & Trivia

  • This enemy is likely an homage to the Beast Scourge Lycanthropes of Bloodborne.
  • They share a similar move set like one afflicted with the Scourge of Beasts from Bloodborne.
  • One of them can be found imprisoned in Irithyll Dungeon and can be set loose on his Jailers.
  • Very weak to bleed, can be bleed from 2-3 hits with most bleed weapons.
  • Despite being called Lycanthropes, they bear no resemblance to Werewolves.


Lycanthrope Variations


Location Drops
 Road of Sacrifices 816  350

Titanite Shard


 Irithyll Dungeon      


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    • Anonymous

      07 Jul 2019 11:12  

      Just imagine how much more fast, agile, and dangerous they would be WITHOUT the huge wooden crucifix chained to their back...

      • Anonymous

        07 Jun 2018 06:57  

        for some reason, when one of these grabbed me and did its bite attack, it permanently reduced my max health by 300 points, it was about 1200 but its 900 now, haven't reloaded at the bonfire but idk if its temporary

        • 15 Mar 2018 20:44  

          Those guys can be parried, but only if they attack with hands. Yes, even the long jump is parriable and it's the most consistent attack to parry in fact, since the other ones are fairly unpredictable and quick.

          • Anonymous

            30 Nov 2017 06:19  

            They're just as weak to frost as bleed. Frostbite should proc after 2-3 hits with the Irithyll Sword that you pick up on the way down. Everything in those two zones is really. Vordts hammer might proc but they tend to die in 2 swings.

            • Anonymous

              28 Oct 2017 21:21  

              Should be noted that they can't be backstabbed, on account of the crucifix. Not that this comes as a surprise, but still, it's notable information.

              About the crucifix, it looks less like the emblem of the Ringed City to me and more like a crescent moon of sorts. It's also seen on the small doll that you acquire from killing the Deacons of the Deep, meaning it must have something to do with Irithyll. Most likely, I think it implies that the Deacons serving Pontiff Sulyvahn are preparing sacrifices for Aldrich.

              • Anonymous

                24 Oct 2017 19:09  

                "They bear no resemblance to werewolves." If you think every werewolf design has to look like a carbon copy, I guess. Secondly, I'm fairly certain this refers to the transformative effects of the Wold Blood.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Aug 2017 03:11  

                  I wish we could get their stupid crucifix on their backs to use as a shield that's even weaker than the bonewheel shield.

                  for fashion.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Jul 2017 18:36  

                    I don't about what people are saying, it looks kinda like a hairless werewolf. Most hollows are hairless so Idk.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Apr 2017 01:01  

                      Disregarding the cross, could the ring part of it confirm that the lycanthropes are represented in the ringed city though the statutes. (For those who don't know, some of the statutes in the DLC shows a human, overburdened by a ring.)

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Mar 2017 23:43  

                        I just tried to approach one of them from behind that are by the black knight while walking to see if i could backstab them. He noticed me and just sat there looking at me from behind, straight at me and did nothing. I even started moving around normally while he was looking at me from behind, didn't aggro. Got his attention again and this time started sprinting, he didn't do anything for a few seconds but then went aggro. Weird.

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Mar 2017 05:10  

                          Lycanthropy is also a mental disorder associated with savage behavior, bloodlust, desires to kill and/or rip into flesh. Other symptoms include hysterical hallucinations in being possessed and/or turning into a wolf.

                          I wonder if this is where Fromsoft was going.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Feb 2017 06:00  

                            I was excited when I saw the "Lycanthrope" link, thought I missed Werewolf enemies. I'm genuinely disappointed From Software, Lycanthropy is being a Werewolf.
                            Keyword: WOLF

                            • 15 Oct 2016 07:34  

                              anyone else start to feel that he's not supposed to look like a werewolf? These are drinkers of the blood of the wolf (beast blood) however Artorias was a man, as consumption of this continues over time however, we see that men begin to degrade into beasts, after all, we saw just how bad it got in bloodborne...

                              • Anonymous

                                Little tip05 Oct 2016 22:06  

                                Might not seem relevant, but the lycanthrope right after the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire when you are going to face the Black Knight will sometimes get stuck in the doorway. easy kill.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Buggy22 Aug 2016 18:37  

                                  I went to back stab it when it was going for a grab attack on a phantom. It grabbed me with its back and I died

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Not fully transformed29 Jul 2016 20:22  

                                    They don't look like werewolves despite being called lycans. However, they have visible claws and large teeth. The first steps towards Bloodborne? Seems like it.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So ***** easy27 Jul 2016 11:18  

                                      2 Hits and bleed, another 2 hits and bleed, another hit and dead, so ***** easy to stunlock. With a 25 luck/25 dex character, this enemy can be killed with one full stamina bar (20 endurance).

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