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The Forest Hunter Bandit is an enemy that is part of the Forest Hunter Covenant, in Dark Souls.


Located just outside the structure that houses Alvina in Darkroot Garden.


A nameless Bandit and a member of the Forest Hunter Covenant; he guards the groves of Darkroot Garden, attacking any who trespass.

He wields a Battle Axe and Spider Shield. His armor is the Brigand Set.


  • As with other members of the Forest Hunter Covenant, he will no longer be hostile once the player accepts invitation from Alvina and joins their ranks.
  • He tries desperately to do a good amount of physical damage upon seeing the player. Low-level players can have a fun time killing him by using the Iron Flesh spell when they see him coming. This way, you can freely attack him at will, taking very very minimal damage without bothering to block, while hacking and slashing at him.
  • If one has below 500HP, it is recommended not to try to parry him (except if one is confident of their reaction time). If he is double-handing his Axe, he will deal exorbitant amount of damage, likely resulting in the player's death.

Character information[]


Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Physical


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
272 286 272 257 237 210 227 B B B

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Battle Axe
Battle Axe +13
Spider shield
Spider Shield +13

Head Chest Hands Legs
Brigand Hood
Brigand Hood +10
Brigand Armor
Brigand Armor +10
Brigand Gauntlets
Brigand Gauntlets +10
Brigand Trousers
Brigand Trousers +10