Hollow Infantry
Hollow Infantry

Description

These common Infantrymen were soldiers for the kingdom of Drangleic prior to being overcome by the Curse of the Undead. Unlike Royal Soldiers and elite troops, the equipment issued to the Infantry is invariably basic and inexpensive. Now Hollow, they continue to defend their homeland from perceived threats despite their enfeebled condition.1

Location

Forest of Fallen Giants
Found throughout the area.

Knife
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 210 50
2 420 100
8 ? 200
Sword and Shield
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 270 50
2 570 100
8 ? 200
Axe
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 240 50
2 ~510 100
8 ? 200
Bare Fists
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 220 50
2 ~460 100
8 ? 200
No-man's Wharf
Six in total in the first section of the area.
In Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, some are also found in the tunnel to Heide's Tower of Flame.
Bare Fists
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 225 50
2 ~460 100
8 ? ?
Sword and Shield
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 ~310 70
2 ~~630 140
8 ? ?
Axe
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 ~270 70
2 ~540 140
8 ? ?
Bow
Bonfire Intensity HP Souls
1 ~240 70
2 ~460 140
8 ? ?

Resistance

  • Medium Fire, Lightning and Dark Resistance
  • Very Low Magic Resistance

Drops

And where appropriate:

Effectiveness

  • Strike: ~115%
  • Slash: ~110%
  • Thrust: ~135%

Attacks

  • The stragglers with daggers have a fast, frenzied combo that hurts a lot if you get too sloppy.
  • The axemen have extremely delayed and unpredictable swing patterns that are all but impossible to parry.
  • The footmen with shields employ effective three-hit combos, but their shields are so flimsy that you can beat them to death right through their guard.
  • The unarmed will sometimes do a weak grab attack.

Notes

  • May be lying on the ground imitating a corpse, and get up to attack when you don't expect it. There is one in Forest of Fallen Giants by the river near the ladder up to the area where the first Heide Knight is sitting. In Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, there are several Hollow Infantrymen on the ground who will get up as soon as they are approached; this is where the Heide Knight used to be in the original version. In No-man's Wharf there are three others at the beginning of the area which employ the same tactic.

Strategies

  • You usually shouldn't have any problems with these guys. Just wait for a combo attack and attack after their last attack. If you get swarmed try to get all but one to do combos and stunlock that one.
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