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


Located between the Forest Hunter Sorcerer and Forest Hunter Cleric in Darkroot Garden.


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

He wears the Ring of Fog to blend into the shadows and his armor is the Hollow Thief's Set. He wields the Target Shield and Bandit's Knife which has a high critical rating and will do significant damage if he is able to successfully Backstab. With each successful attack, he will cause Bleed buildup to his victim.


  • 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.
  • Although his backstab can do massive damage (to low-level players), these same low-level players are encouraged to 1.) try their hardest to always face him, and 2.) utilize the Iron Flesh spell so they can freely hack and slash him without having to worry about stopping to heal or block.  This also cancels a large percentage of the damage done, if he does ever manage to backstab your character.

Character Information[]


Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Physical / Bleed
Abilities Can Backstab.


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
221 221 230 225 202 185 204 B B B

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Bandit's Knife
Bandit's Knife +12
Target shield
Target Shield +12

Ring of Fog
Ring of Fog