Enemy Type Reptilian
Weakness Frostbite, Bleed, Thrust, Lightning
Resistances Standard, Strike, Slash, Fire,
Immune Rapport

Serpent-Man is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Serpent-Man Enemy Description

  • These Serpent-Men are smaller and faster than their large predecessors in Dark Souls I.
  • The Archdragon Peak variant uses a shotel and a shield. They can also spit fire.
  • Those with dual-daggers equipped are capable of a deadly Parry & Riposte attack.


Serpent-Man Combat Information


Serpent-Man Notes & Trivia

  • Likely to be successors of the Serpent-Men of King's Field and Souls series.
  • The Ancient Dragon Greatshield conveys that Man-Serpents are the descendants of ancient dragons. Perhaps the true form these possibly former humans sought was dragon. as they populate archdragon peak and breathe fire. All they lack are wings, and maybe horns for style.
  • You can farm large titanite shards. Larger snakemen may drop titanite chunks sometimes.
  • They drop lightning gems sometimes.


Serpent-Man Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
Archdragon Peak (NG) ??? 1500 Titanite Chunks, Lightning Gems, ???
Archdragon Peak (NG+)
590 3000 Titanite Chunks, Lightning Gems, ???

Variation Name

Location Drops
Archdragon Peak (NG+2) 649 3300  
Archdragon Peak (NG+3) 678 3375  
Archdragon Peak (NG+4) 708 3601  
Archdragon Peak (NG+5) 767 3675  

Variation Name

Location Drops
Archdragon Peak (NG+6)      
Archdragon Peak (NG+7)      


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    • Anonymous

      04 Sep 2021 17:02  

      Big ones also have a grab and smash. Boy was I surprised when that neck whipped around and he bit me while I was circling around behind

      • Anonymous

        24 Apr 2021 07:24  

        The only one of these that give me issue are the ones with the greataxe that use the chain attack. Other than that they're pretty predictable once you learn their moveset and timing. There's only 2 areas in Archdragon peak you have to deal with them anyway. First is path of shaming the path to plunge attack the Arch Dragon and then at the Great Belfry when going for the ashes that unlock all of the rare titanite materials.

        • Anonymous

          05 Apr 2021 06:40  

          I found out (in NG+6...) that with a Greatsword with Hold, the Hold R2 breaks twindagger serpentmen: you either interrupt their attack (double swing or dashing thrust), or duck behind their bite

          • Anonymous

            19 Oct 2020 21:45  

            no one has say it or idk if it's mentioned but small ones that dual wield daggers can parry (they have a very similar animation to pairswords parry)

            • Anonymous

              18 Aug 2020 08:07  

              Large serpent man (both axe and chain axe) can both be parried as long as it’s a one hand attack they do. Tested multiple times

              • Anonymous

                17 Jun 2020 09:59  

                ***** these *****es with their *****ass hand-wiggle stunlock combo. If someone were to parkinsson a butter knife at you, would you be stuned, or just annoyed? That's what I thought.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jun 2020 23:22  

                  ehy is there no note on the weapons they drop? i farmed a "Man-serpent Hatchet" from one of the smaller serpent men. anybody know of other items they drop?

                  • Anonymous

                    15 May 2020 21:17  

                    for those of you wondering why they drop lightning gems (when they're dragons, and lightning hurts/kills dragons) well, people carry guns, and guns hurt/kill people

                    • Anonymous

                      15 May 2020 17:08  

                      Well I can kill them in about two or three hits. Provided they give me time to at least hit them oncewith. Even though they seem to have infinite poise. And infinite poise damage. They get me staggered as much as triggered. I'm talking about the small ones. I don't even want to know what the big ones are like.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 May 2020 01:31  

                        Most BS enemy in the game. The small ones are easy enough but the big ones are pretty much impossible without a strength build. One on one you can parry them easily but the game throws 3 at you at a time. Total BS.

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