hollow sword
hollow archer
hollow torch


Hollows are undead who have lost their sanity. The un-armored hollows are considered to be amongst the weakest enemies in the game, however they can still prove dangerous when they ambush the player in groups.


Undead Asylum
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 691 20
NG+ 186 100
NG+6 232 125
Undead Burg
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 53 20
NG+ 137 100
NG+6 172 125
Undead Parish & New Londo Ruins
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 63 20
NG+ 159 100
NG+6 198 125
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 74 50
NG+ 181 250
NG+6 226 313
Undead Asylum (revisited)
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 90 100
NG+ 182 400
NG+6 228 500
Painted World of Ariamis
Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 132 300
NG+ 208 600
NG+6 260 750


Attack Damage Damage Type Parryable? Speed Tracking (left/right)
Stab Attack 108/0/0 Normal Yes Medium Left
Two Handed Sword Slash 152/0/0 Normal Yes Slow Neither
Running Slash 100/0/0 Normal Yes Fast Both
Quick Barrage (6-Hit Combo) 85/0/0 Normal Yes Fast Neither


All of the sword Hollow's attacks can be blocked easily. Quick barrage is the only real threat as it is the only multiple hit attack. If you don't have a shield strong enough to block the entire quick barrage then you should dodge this attack by rolling or back stepping due to the attack's poor tracking. If you have a shield that can fully block the attack and stagger the hollow then afterwards you can easily move around behind it for a Back stab. When confronted with multiple sword Hollow it is recommended to kill them quickly as group attacks will often leave you with no time to counterattack.

Hollow (Archer)

Bow wielding Hollows, will shoot arrows at you from a distance.


Attack Damage Damage Type Parryable? Speed Tracking (left/right)
Arrow Attack 85/0/0 Thrust No Medium Neither


The arrow attacks are very easy to block or can be avoided by moving out of their way or rolling through. Once in melee range a few quick hits should dispatch them with ease.

Hollow (Torch)

Just as weak defensively as the other Hollow variants, however the added fire damage and aggressive attacks pose a more significant threat.


Attack Damage Damage Type Parryable? Speed Tracking (left/right)
Wild Swing 60/0/145 Normal Yes Medium Neither
Crazy Run (4-Hit Combo) 68/0/145 Normal No Fast Left
Jump Attack 81/0/145 Normal Yes Medium Neither
Torch 0/0/145 Normal Yes Medium Both


Most of the time you can fight these Hollows in the same way as the Sword Hollows. However you have to be careful if they start using Crazy Run. The attack allows them to quickly close any distance between you and them whilst simultaneously inflicting large amounts of damage. Because of this it pays off to always keep an eye on any Torch Hollows in an area. If you are confronted by multiple torch Hollow using Crazy Run then it is recommended to try and parry one of the attacks and use the invincibility frames from the riposte to avoid damage as Crazy Run drains stamina very quickly whilst blocking.

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