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 Archdrake 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

      20 Oct 2020 03:45  

      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 14:07  

        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 15:59  

          ***** 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

            08 Jun 2020 05:22  

            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

              16 May 2020 03:17  

              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 23:08  

                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 07:31  

                  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.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Feb 2020 11:37  

                    You can parry the chain-axe on the big ones out of the air, which doesn't result in a riposteable state but you do get a satisfying animation of the axe pinging back and hitting the man serpent in the teeth.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Jan 2020 22:33  

                      Guys i have perfect strategy for killing the dagger wielding ones and it is: parry tf outta them OR have a fast weapon (note for slow folk: by fast i dont mean ugs-fast but more like pontiff knight curved sword- fast :P )

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Oct 2019 17:30  

                        Dual wield guys deserve a nuke. How much poise damage does their dagger seriously do? Havel stays on the roof because he's afraid of being stunlocked by these things

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Jul 2019 17:33  

                          I also noticed that they spot you with the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring - Hidden Body combo from a further distance than most of the enemies. You can sneak behind them, but Hidden Body is just a waste of FP.

                          • 31 May 2019 20:45  

                            I can confirm that they are immune to rapport but I can't seem to lure them with alluring skulls. I have tested against the ones just outside the belfry bonfire guarding the dragon stone. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong? Hawkwood old friend... I must call upon you to take the aggro once more.

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Sep 2018 04:45  

                              Does anybody know if it’s possible to get the daggers they have, or is that a meta only reserved for the NPCs?

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