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Hollow Royal Soldier (Hollow Soldier) is an enemy in Dark Souls 2.

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A common soldier in the earlier areas. Hollow Soldiers often play dead -- posing as defeated enemies -- or otherwise set themselves up to ambush the unwary. Possessing some semblance of military tactics, they tend to be significantly more dangerous in groups. They wield various weapons such as Bastard Swords, Estocs, and Halberds. Some use a shield, and there is a common Spear and shield variant. They will also make use of Firebombs or Longbows to rain punishment on enemies from a high vantage point. They are the hollowed undead versions of the knights of the Royal Drangleic Army and wear armor and helmets which slightly resemble the Paladin set from Dark Souls.


Variants


Sword and Shield Hollow Soldiers

HP
Weak
Resists
Respawns?
NG: 290
NG+: 525
NG+7: 1,000
Magic
?
Yes
Location: Forest of Fallen Giants
NG: yes
Move set
  • Slash : A single attack, can be in a variety of directions.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Triple Slash: A three-hit combo that can stunlock and kill a player if they're not careful.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Shield bash: A single attack, can be in a variety of directions.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
Drops

Strategy tips

  • Wait for them to finish their attacks and then retaliate, as they can stunlock unprepared players .

Spear and Shield Hollow Soldiers

HP
Weak
Resists
Respawns?
NG: 290
NG+: 525
NG+7: 1,000
Magic
?
Yes
Location: Forest of Fallen Giants
NG: yes
Move set
  • Triple stab: The enemy will swing at the player when in close range, can be up to a 2 swing combo
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Shield bash: The soldier attacks using its shield as a weapon, hits for little damage but will greatly drain stamina if blocked .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Vertical swipe : They will swipe their spear down in a vertical fashion .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Horizontal swipe : They will swipe their spear across in a horizontal fashion .
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
Drops

Strategy tips

  • Their vertical swipe attack will leave them open and it can be easily avoided by sidestepping
  • Avoid their triple stab attack as they hide behind their shields and thus little damage can be done to them while it is ongoing .



Halberd Hollow Soldiers

HP
Weak
Resists
Respawns?
NG: 290
NG+: 525
NG+7: 1,000
Magic
?
Yes
Location: Forest of Fallen Giants
NG: yes
Move set
  • Vertical swipe : They will swipe their spear down in a vertical fashion, this attack can hit extremely hard
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Horizontal swipe : They will swipe their spear across in a horizontal fashion.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
  • Spin attack : The soldier will spin around with the halberd, potentially hitting the player three times. Exactly the same as the strong attack players use with halberds.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
Drops

Strategy tips

  • Although they can deal damage very quickly their lack of a shield means that they can not effectively block attacks .

Greatsword Hollow Soldiers

HP
Weak
Resists
Respawns?
NG: 290
NG+: 525
NG+7: 1,000
Magic
?
Yes
Location: Forest of Fallen Giants
NG: yes
Move set
  • Slash : A single attack, can be in a variety of directions
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked/ parried.
Drops

Strategy tips

  • Although they can deal damage very quickly their lack of a shield means that they can not effectively block attacks

Dark Spirit Hollow Soldiers

HP
Weak
Resists
Respawns?
?
?
?
No
Location: Things Betwixt
NG: No
Move set
  • ?
Drops
  • ?

Strategy tips

  • ?



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