Pinwheel Servant
Pinwheel Servant

Description

Looks exactly like the boss Pinwheel, but they're weaker and less mobile.

Location

Tomb of the Giants
Five are found in the room before Nito's fog gate.

Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 506 1,000
NG+ 829 2,000
NG+6 1,037 2,500

Drops

Attacks

  • They can throw fireballs. The animation is somewhat slow, making the attack by itself easy to dodge. However, the Pinwheels have an excellent tracking AI, and may prepare this attack even if they don't see you directly yet.
  • They can use a firesurge-like attack.

Tactic

The original Pinwheel was a pushover, so are the minions, but you still need to take some precaution when fighting them. First, never ever attack the babies before the pinwheels are killed, their strength combined can destroy you. In fact, you should never interrupt your sprint in the pond to reach the pinwheels, because the babies will make you regret it. Second, kill them quick. They have an extremely low poise, almost any weapon is sure to interrupt the casting of their spells, so keep the pressure on. Third, mind your fire resistance, this is literally all they got. Everything should go smoothly if you heed these warnings.

The Pinwheel Servants can be avoided entirely, if you want. When you enter the room, drop down the small ledge on the left, and hug the left wall until the path bears right and then left (getting you to the last Servant and the door). You can roll through the barricade in front of the fog door and enter it quickly to avoid being hit. This should all be done at a sprint with your shield raised, if you use one. It is not particularly difficult to avoid being hit at all, and you do not need to walk through the water. Note that if you hug the left wall for too long, you will wind up falling off of a ledge that drops you directly in to the water. You will need to turn right before that drop off.

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