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 too 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

      Tip for mimics: If you cast Hidden Body before attacking the mimic chest, the mimic will not react to your attacks until the effect of spell ends. Works for pyromancy and magic. Did not test melee.

      • Anonymous

        Tip for mimics: If you cast Hidden Body before attacking the mimic chest, the mimic will not react to your attacks until the effect of spell ends. Works for pyromancy and magic. Did not test melee.

        • Anonymous

          Not exactly petable, and if you open their mouth they try to eat you, but nonetheless a pretty decent pet

          I give them a pet score of 7/10

          • Anonymous

            Is it possible to somehow get two Symbols of Avarice on one NG playthrough? Happened to me by doing the Undead Hunter Charm to force the mimics to open. Got the Symbol of Avarice, plus the normal drop after killing the Mimic.

            • Anonymous

              I killed all of the mimics in the game (except for the one in the DLC, because I don't know if I'll even bother going that far in this playthrough) and didn't get the Symbol of Avarice. This really sucks. I like how in Dark Souls 2 the Symbol of Avarice is a guaranteed drop by a specific Mimic in the Eleum Loyce DLC.

              • Anonymous

                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.

                • 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

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

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

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

                              • Anonymous

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        Two things.

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

                                        • Anonymous

                                          is the grab attack just broken or something? i roll away every single time, and if i just happen to be too close it grabs me anyway. same problem with fire witches, and the stray demon got me like that once too.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Pestilent mist kills them without aggro and unlock special death animatiin, in fact mist kill any dormant enemies without aggroing them, such as the ravenous crystal lizard

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Miyazaki has the last laugh for making the very last chest in "The Ringed City" DLC a Mimic Yes! The very last chest of the Dark Souls Franchise is a f**king Mimic!!! Thanks, Miyazaki!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                For anyone still coming here, just encountered a bug, where I toxin'ed a mimic, then finished em with a millwood shot without waking it up, and it didn't drop any loot.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I beat the High Wall of Lothric Mimic by staying extremely close to it (practically up it's ugly ass crack). It hardly attacked at all and couldn't hit me, and also the only attacks it used while I was behind it was it's swipe attack. No grabs and no kicks. I didn't take a single hit.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Guaranteed to spawn at the location of the last killed mimic (perhaps always the one near the Dragonslayer Armor fight (dropping off the ledge, the 13th). Had to reload my game about 5 or 6 times (just quit to menu and continue, no need to return to bonfire). The item was right where the mimic was. There is a lot of misinformation regarding whether or not it's "guaranteed" to drop, but after a few reloads I can confirm it did work.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I tried using a bow to make one of the duo mimics in the irythyll dungeon attack the handmaids. I quickly learned that it wasn't hostile to them

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You can use Hidden Body to troll these mimics. Whack em until they open up. Then quickly back away from them. They will stand up, and maybe blindly attack once or twice. If you have remained in Hidden Body throughout, and stand several meters away. they can't notice you and eventually will just fold back into the treasure chest form. You can just repeat this and chip away at their health. For additional cheesing, you can use Storyteller's staff weapon skill - the Poison Spores, and poison mimics even when they are in the treasure chest form. They will take damage from poison without even opening up and bothering you. You can then go elsewhere and kill other enemies and come back to see a nearly dead mimic, still in treasure chest form. Might need to poison them again or whack them a few times to finish them off. The Toxic Mist Pyromancy and Pestilent Mist spell probably could achieve the same effect but I have not tested the latter two yet.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you mess around with them too long without killing them, they seem to despawn, denying you the loot. Seemed to happen to me with the one at Lothric High Wall

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            For the Dark Clutch one, the basilisks actually ambush when you loot the chest next to it, the one containing the Old Cell Key.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I love baiting the fire demon in Carthus to shoot at me, to roll evade and hit the Mimic, thus initiating an entertaining fight between monsters :)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I killed all the mimics on the list and i dont have the dlc But didnt get a symbol of avarice is there any other way?

                                                                • If you shoot the mimic with an arrow during it breath, it wont wake up at all. So wait for it to take a breath, shoot when it close it mouth. It will take damage but wont wake up, it wont do anything at all actually. Repeat until it dead. I know the Tips section has something similar, but I think my way is safer and is clearer on how to do. Already tested on all Mimic.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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 )

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                So i just revisited every single location of the mimics to see if I messed the symbol of avarice and turns out I found it on the last one which is the mimic where you drop in the gap befor the dragons layer armor boss. The item was there. I swear I didn't get it at first tho, so if you didn't got it at the end of the game try revisiting everywhere, it might be there waiting for you.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  "Toxic Mist and Poison Mist do not wake mimics either ... wait for it's HP to deplead."

                                                                                                  Typo detected. "Deplead" is not a word; "deplete" is, however, and the logical choice given the context.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    ah mimics ,the giants that are female .skinny ,long legs ,but i think for gwin (a giant) it's the teeth that stop him from remarrying .

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I had a strange loading glitch where the floor and walls were invisible. I managed to find a Mimic and saw that the model underneath (the legs and arms) are actually loaded under the chest, in a curled up position (they do seem low poly though, might just be the loading glitch)

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        You can also check if it's a mimic by standing close to the chest and turning your camera 360 degrees around. a normal chest would collide with your camera, acting like it's a wall. If it's a mimic, the camera will show you its insides with the tongue and teeth.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Never forget, you CAN roll between its legs, it's tall enough, just be calm and time it right, this is good for Melee only builds and can let you get a second hit in between it's attacks

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I think the 3rd mimic in Irithyl dungeon was patched away,at least its gone for me.The one which should drop titanite scales and is shortly before the profaned capital

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              if you get the symbol of aberrance (at least w/ the high wall one) you will not receive the item that it would originally drop.

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