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Maneater Mildred is an enemy and phantom in Dark Souls. She is a cannibalistic woman wearing a Sack and wielding a Butcher Knife.



Maneater Mildred has no dialogue whatsoever, and her appearances are brief. As such, little is known about her. She was probably included in the game to give offline players a taste of invasions and co-op play.


Maneater Mildred moves quickly, but her attacks are slow, and don't do that much damage. She also can't block attacks very well and can be stunlocked by any weapon. Mildred can be easily backstabbed or parried. On the other hand, fighting her can be dangerous as she spawns inside a poisonous swamp with movement impediments. It is recommended to lure her into the bonfire area before engaging her if caught unprepared.


  • Up to 8 liquid humanity can be taken from her using a Dark Hand.
  • Mildred is an excellent distraction when fighting Quelaag. Despite what her earlier encounter may suggest, she is a very capable tank against the chaos witch.
  • Like all red phantoms, Mildred will only invade if the player is not hollow. She'll also leave a bloodstain worth 1 humanity upon death.

Character information[]

Health and Souls[]

Health Souls
742 1,424 8,748 8,748


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
132 138 132 130 102 140 112 A D

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Butcher Knife.png
Butcher Knife +8
Plank shield.png
Plank Shield +8

Head Chest Hands Legs
Sack +6


Item Wpn Butcher Knife.png
Butcher Knife
Humanity  ×3
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed


  • According to developer interviews, Maneater Mildred was created as a joke when one of the developers, inspired by the Meat Cleaver Black Phantom from Demon's Souls, invaded people in Blighttown with the Butcher's Knife during testing phases.
  • Maneater Mildred has been referenced in other games. During a match against bots in Depth: Sharks vs Divers, it is possible for one of the sharks to be named "Maneater Mildred", in reference to the character.