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Bloathead Sorcerers, also known as Abyss Guards, are enemies in Dark Souls.



There are two kinds of Bloathead Sorcerers: "normal" and "frenzied". The "frenzied" are more aggressive and deal more Magic damage. They can be differentiated by their glowing, red eyes.


Like Bloatheads, Bloathead Sorcerers were the former denizens of Oolacile, corrupted by Manus' influence. However, Bloathead Sorcerers are female and were once sorcerers.


  • Poison inflicted by their melee attacks cause 3 damage per second once contracted, while Poison inflicted by their Dark Fog causes about 9.4 damage per second.

Enemy information[]


Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Strike / Magic / Poison
Abilities Can cast Abyss Sorceries.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Dark Orb ??? Magic None No Yes Fast
Dark Fog - - Poison No No Slow
Dark Bead ??? Magic None No No Medium
Melee ??? Strike None Yes No Medium
Catalyst Melee ??? Strike Poison Yes No Medium


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
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These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item I'm Sorry Carving
I'm Sorry Carving
Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard  ×2
Cata Oolacile Catalyst
Oolacile Catalyst
Bloated Sorcerer Head
Bloated Sorcerer Head
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(Dropped from a specific sorcerer)
5% 1% 0.5% 1%