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. 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 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

      31 Jan 2019 20:45  

      I fit the Symbol Of Avarice but didn’t have to kill them. You have a higher change of getting it with the Undead Hunter Charm. I don’t support Mimic abuse. Be kind and use the Charm. :3

      • Anonymous

        29 Jan 2019 22:58  

        I found the mimic in the High Wall fairly early on, I remembered watching videos about Dark Souls 3 and the mimics so I stabbed at the chest just in case, needless to say I ran all the way back to the bonfire

        • Anonymous

          27 Jan 2019 18:57  

          I smacked the mimic in Carthus and ran like hell, and it aggroed on the demon miniboss, taking off like half it’s hp.

          • Anonymous

            16 Jan 2019 07:43  

            Once, I killed a mimic by accidentally waking it up. So I immediately bolted (ain't staying to die, nope), when I returned, it was no longer there. No idea what happened to it, but there were cliffs outside, so it must have fallen down and died like a derp. I managed to get the loot after revisiting the area after travelling to firelink and back.

            • Anonymous

              07 Aug 2018 19:44  

              Red phantoms can test if a chest is a mimic or not by opening it, the mimic will not open but the real one would

              • Anonymous

                28 May 2018 13:03  

                I get a mimic that would not grab me in Irithyll Dungeon. The one that give Dark Clutch Ring. He get up on all four and start attacking without first grab me.

                Can anyone else comfirm? I will also try getting back to that mimic again in another playthrought

                • Anonymous

                  18 May 2018 10:22  

                  First NG, wasn't planning on getting the symbol; did anyway.
                  I didn't know about the UHC trick until I finished base game and killed all the mimics; leaving just one - in the Ringed City.
                  So I threw charms for about an hour or so and got nothing.
                  After deciding against wasting another hour of my time, I killed the mimic.

                  I never realised you wear it on your head.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Apr 2018 06:54  

                    A little poem to help you remember what’s a mimic and what’s not:

                    Chain like an ‘O’
                    Mimic? No, no.

                    Chain like an ‘S’
                    Mimic? Yes, yes.

                    • 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 )

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