Monstrosity of Sin


Enemy Type Abyss Creature
Weakness Bleed, Farron Greatsword, Wolf Knight's Greatsword, Dark
Resistances ??
Immune Poison and Toxic

Monstrosity of Sin is an enemy in Dark Souls 3


A repulsive monster that Slumbers in the Profaned Capital.

With a frothing mouth shaped like a hand, stone-like flesh and eyes on its chest, these monstrosities live up to their name.

Monstrosity of Sin Drops

  • Dung Pie.
  • One has a guaranteed Eleonora drop. (The Monstrosity found in the toxic swamp)


Monstrosity of Sin Location

Profaned Capital

  • Can be found sleeping in the Profaned Capital church, surrounded by a toxic swamp and Sewer Centipedes.
  • One can be found sleeping on the second floor of the church.
  • Three others can be found behind a wooden gate on the ground floor of the church. 


Monstrosity of Sin Combat Information

  • They have a lot of health and their attacks do a lot of damage, but they are rather slow, making it easier to keep proper distance.
  • They use a fighting style involving rolls, buttstomps and crawling.
  • They are very susceptible to bleed damage. Any weapon with bleed + Carthus Rouge will inflict bleed in 1 hit, making them very easy to kill. This is by far the most effective strategy when it comes to dealing with them. Kukris also cause bleeding, making them an effective alternative which can take care of them from a distance. If you'd rather not use infusions or consumable items, you can easily kill them using the Black Blade, as it only takes 2-3 hits to trigger blood loss.
  • Despite being an Abyssal creature, they are weak to dark.
  • They have a deadly grab attack after standing that results in them eating you. However, you can counter attack its eyes on its belly for a riposte. This is easy to pull off using the Armor of Thorns Set. It is even easier still from range using bows, crossbows, and magic; while locked on and with good timing, the projectile can be made to hit their vulnerable spot when they stand up to deliver their attack, setting them up for an easy, virtually risk-free riposte.
  • The two that are found asleep inside the church on the first floor can become stuck in the doorway once aggroed, due to the large size of their bodies. If you stand far enough away they'll be unable to use any of their leap, grab, or charge attacks (which have the potential to reposition them) but will continue following you, making it easy to safely pick one off with a bow or spells.
  • Their grab attack will also drain some of your collected souls. It drains 150 each second for 7 seconds total (1050 souls), but the grab can be escaped by button-mashing, allowing you to escape after 4 seconds and losing 600 souls.


Monstrosity of Sin Notes & Trivia

  • It has more than 5 fingers on all of its hands.
  • The growths on the palm and fingers of its "main hand" are very reminiscent of Manus.


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    • Anonymous

      06 Oct 2020 08:16  

      Are these...Nashandra, Elana, and Nadalia? There are only 3, right?

      Just going off of the Eleonora item description.They look like pieces of Manus, they certainly know how to curse things, and they are each related to Alsana, the Silent Oracle.

      • Anonymous

        29 Sep 2020 08:59  

        They have a very specific and slow animation to turn around. it seems they need to be face towards you after they roll on their back or do their butt stomp, every time. Try hitting them once of twice after they do either of those, and then move behind them as they do their turning animation. You will keep them in a loop where they will constantly attempt to crush you with rolls and stomps then try to face you with the same slow animation. As long as you don't mess up the timing, they'll never even attempt any other attacks - not even a grab, as they are too busy responding to you being at their back all the time.

        Combine with bleed damage for an even faster kill.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jul 2020 01:44  

          First approaching one of these from behind I was reminded of the hippo ogres from DS2.

          I was equally annoyed with fighting them.

          • Anonymous

            24 Jun 2020 18:57  

            Use literally anything with dark element, most favourably spell/miracle. As long as it takes to kill them with basically anything else, dark shreds those dmg sponges in like 4 hits.

            • Anonymous

              29 May 2020 22:27  

              THEIR WEAKNESS: 1) lure them out of tower 2) position yourself not to get toxic 3) get dagger 4) run into them 5) they always try to grab you 6) do nothing but R1 7) ENJOY!

              • Anonymous

                16 May 2020 15:49  

                For enemies like this that are highly susceptible to bleed it can be a good idea to throw a blood gem on a bandit knife. Shreds them.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2020 21:38  

                  shrek and yoshikage kira's lovecraft nightmare child, (also might i just point out that this is an abyssal monster that's WEAK TO DARK)

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Apr 2020 03:09  

                    The lore says that these four creatures were hot priestess related to an unnamed oracle, perverted and turned into this by "the abyss" , meaning that they are weak and powerless against Artorias sword

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Oct 2019 20:27  

                      After so long playing this game, it finally hit me: the swamp surrounding the temple the Monstrosities of Sin reside in is from them*****TING. Think about it: the swamp causes the toxic build up effect, like the Dung Pies they drop and the area is littered with Sewer Centipedes, who are only found there or at the lake in Irithyll, mostly around the drainage area where you find the Excretement-Covered Ashes.

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