Maneater Mildred

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 informationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Health Souls
742 1,472 8,748 8,748


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res 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
Butcher Knife +8
Plank shield
Plank Shield +8

Head Chest Hands Legs
Sack +6


Item Wpn Butcher Knife
Butcher Knife
Item Humanity
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.


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