Darkdweller (Dark Stalker)

HP NG: 620
NG+: 1125
NG+7: 2200
Weakness Fire
Resistance ?
Respawns Yes

Darkdweller (Dark Stalker) is an enemy in Dark Souls 2

 

Darkdweller (Dark Stalker) Information

"'Spider monkey like creatures with very long arms. They attack quickly and are quite deadly. They can cause bleeding with 2-3 hits but are terrified of the light and will cower at the sight of it (e.g., a torch); however, if you provoke them for too long, they can rage out even in bright light. If possible, try and get behind them for a backstab, but be careful."

 

Location

 

Drops

The judgment drop came from the darkdweller inside Drangleic Castle (the one before Darkdiver Grandahl), version is SOTFS don't know if that matters or not.

 

Strategy Tips

  • Avoid their physical attacks.
  • Keep your distance during the spinning attack
  • Can be back stabbed

 

Move Set

  • Two hit combo: Blocking will reduce bleeding effect.
  • Inflicts Bleed
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Rage: Used when you have a lit torch and after running from it, if you stay near them for long enough they go into rage mode.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Chomp: When close, grabs player with both hands, dealing initial massive damage, then slowly starts eating the player

 

Notes

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    • Anonymous

      20 Jul 2019 16:02  

      Best strategy for darkdwellers, attack one handed while holding a torch. They will cower and attempt to fall back to their "safe space". If you block them, you can wail on them and they won't counterattack. Just don't take too long. Eventually they will enter an aggro animation that looks like they are slapping their own face repeatedly. After that, the torch trick stops working.

      • Anonymous

        14 May 2019 15:20  

        I reckon these are transformed pyromancers. In DS1 there are mentions of pyromancy transforming people (Carmina, as well as others in Blighttown) so the fact that these creatures drop the pyromancer gear is interesting to me. Their fear of fire in addition to these items makes me think that they're now scared of pyromancy because it is what turned them into these creatures.

        • Anonymous

          Lifegems09 Oct 2016 01:11  

          For what it's worth, the Darkdweller's in No Man's Wharf are dropping Radiant Lifegems for me, not regular ones. Currently in NG on SOTFS (PS3).

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