Mimic

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General Info
HP  Souls Locations
458 1500-4000 High Wall of Lothric
Cathedral of the Deep
Catacombs of Carthus
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Irithyll Dungeon
Profaned Capital
Lothric Castle
The Ringed City
Drops Various
Defences
Enemy Type N/A
Weak   Dark
Resistant   Slash
  Lightning

All Status Effects
Immune None
 Alluring Skull attracts this enemy, making it vulnerable for a few seconds.
 Rapport charms this enemy, making it a temporary ally.

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)

 

Mimic Combat Information

  • When opened by a player, will quickly grab them and chew on them, dealing high damage. Often times an insta-kill for players.
  • 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 its 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.

 

Mimic 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-versus-Mimic-chest-Dark-Souls-3
    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.

 

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2021 08:06  

      The ones that stand up are manageable, but if you ever see a mimic start crawling like a crab with the mouth open upside down, get ready because they can grab you and instakill way more easily than the standing mimics. The standing ones also tend to kick you more and only occasionally try to eat you. The crab ones always try to eat you.

      • 13 Jul 2021 19:35  

        I just saw 2 different bloodstains in ashes of ariandel dlc, where the little girl is painting, next to the window there is a stream of light, saw the animation of 2 different people die by being eaten by a mimic, one in sleep mode and the other standing one. Can anyone relate? Cant find info about it

        • Anonymous

          21 May 2021 20:45  

          So no difference mimic on ds1 and 3, I thought every chest can be destroyed which make it harder to spot a mimic.

          • Anonymous

            21 May 2021 18:06  

            frostbite from snap freeze also hurts it but doesn't awaken it, but frostbite usually has to cool down to do damage again unless hit by fire. But you probably could hit it with a fire arrow to reset frostbite, just have to not be too close to it when you shoot it.

            • Anonymous

              29 Mar 2021 01:19  

              Why does the four legged mimic grab attack looks like its giving your female player an 0rgasm.

              Great now i can't unsee it bruh

              • Anonymous

                26 Mar 2021 17:38  

                i want one as a pet so if someone broke into my house and tried to steal stuff out of it they would just get eaten there would be no body leftso no police the perfect home security pet the mimic

                • Anonymous

                  12 Mar 2021 19:52  

                  They're adorable, but I still have PTSD from when a crawling one grabbed me late and the animation was of him eating out my underside...
                  It still haunts me to this day.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Feb 2021 09:40  

                    I think one drop of symbol of avarice is guaranteed in a new game especially in irithyl dungeon and profaned capital.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Feb 2021 20:39  

                      If these guys are giving you trouble just use toxic mist, you should be able to down half their health before you aggro them

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jan 2021 02:50  

                        If you disconnect when they grab you in fight, before they kill you and then log in again, you will stand in front of closed mimic...

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Jan 2021 00:34  

                          Mimics are a nice concept, but do ALL OF THE CHESTS in Dark Souls 3 have to be mimics? Like, I've come across 3 normal chests so far and like, 7 mimics. Also the grab is stupid, why does the crawling mimic put you down but the standing one just keeps biting you till you're dead?

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Jan 2021 01:06  

                            I got the symbol of avarice by reloading on the location, where I probably killed the last mimic and it just spawned there. Should be probably added here.

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Dec 2020 03:15  

                              Two things.

                              Too, not to.
                              And the crawling mimics can be evaded when ya open them, just have to dodge in time

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