Serpent-Man

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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

      Why did they spam a trillion of these in one place near the Great Belfry bonfire? There's no point in summoning Hawkwood since he instantly gets gang-attacked by 10 different giant Serpent-man with ridiculous range.

      • Anonymous

        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

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  ***** 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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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.

                                  • 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

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

                                      • Anonymous

                                        makes me wonder why any enemy bothers swinging around a giant sword when they can just grab a pair of kitchen knives and hit you three hundred fucking times in one combo.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          These seem to be immune to Toxic and Poison damage, at least when tested with Toxic Mist and Storyteller's Staff at Archdragon Peak.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            You should probably add some of the smaller ones can parry YOU and if they do parry you, they will attempt to eat you.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              No mention of their grab attack? I think it's only the chain axe wielders that do it, but when you're standing directly behind them, they'll stretch their neck backwards and grab you in their mouth, then flail you around before smashing you to the ground. It has very little warning, and usually destroys me right off the bat, even if I don't end up being spat off a cliff.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                These mother*****ers need to get fixed, at the first game i respect that they decimate you with a lightning ball, but giving a bull*****homing missile coming from *****ing mouth is just utterly pissing me off and dont get me started on the ones with *****ing chained axes tose things can ***** you up from 1,000,000 miles away the range on that *****ing chain axe is bullshit

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Guys, for those who hate parrying like me and avoid it 99% of the time, the big serpent men aren’t too difficult to parry, even with a medium shield. I parried one first try with a Lothric knight shield twice for the kill, easiest kill I ever had on one of them. Wish I’d have known this way earlier...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    So they can be farmed for most their gear, including Man Serpent Hatchets, Small Leather Shields, Large Titanite Shards, and lightning gems... But you'll get four of the hatchets, three titanite chunks and two lightning gems to ONE shield for some reason...

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      They drop lightning gems just confirmed but very rare almost as rare as farming covenent items if not more they also drop large titanite shards

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I think it should be noted they are EXTREMELY WEAK to lightning."Weakness: Bleed, Thrust & Lightning" is misleading.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The larger versions are so ***** annoying to kill. Their attacks have super long range, they have high poise and they'll retaliate when you combo (this is even worse for a Dex builds) and can kill you in two blows (they have a greataxe hence it'll stagger you as well). Blocking is not the way to go since it'll eat up stamina like crazy. Dodging is also not the way to go since their reach is long and cover a wider area. UGHHH

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I have gotten Sepentman Hatchets from the axe & shield, as well as fireball variants, large titanite from all, and I may of gotten a chunk from the axe& shield. Can anyone confirm the chunk? Been farming for a while now trying to replicate that drop...

                                                            • I'd like to add that the dagger variant is capable of parrying. Was running around in NG++ in the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum, got parried by one of the two hanging out by the Titanite Scale upstairs above the bonfire. Be careful with your R1 spam.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Frigin giant serpents with axe are incredible annoying, they have almost infinite poise and their attacks deal insane amount of damage, died many times because of them before i finally tried to parry them. Despite them holding theirs weapon in both hands and the size of the weapon parry them is pretty easy, just wait for their charge attack with their axe raised, parry window on this attack is stupidly large(had used target shield, parried in 98% cases).

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The dagger wielding serpent men may not look like much but don't let them stunlock you into their full combo. It can actually one shot you if you're running less than 20 vigor. Keep some sort of shield handy, like the thalls, a single block will stagger them back and allow for an easy R1 spam kill.

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