If a player is shot in the head by an enemy projectile (i.e. with a bow/crossbow), the player's poise will be broken and the player will be temporarily stunned.
This also applies to many humanoid enemies with little or no protection on their head.


  • Deals an additional 50% damage, upped. Armor type may apply a reduction to this bonus like for Dark Souls' Headshots.
  • The Minotaur Helm doesn't prevent headshots contrary to popular beliefs.
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