|Enemy Type||Immobile melee / ranged enemy|
Any attacks from behind
Hoplite is an Enemy in Demon's Souls.
Hoplites are slime-like creatures who wield a spear and shield. Found in the Boletarian Palace.
- Melee thrusting attack. Breaks guards of low hit res shields. Will hit the player even if standing at the side or back of the spear.
- Spear throw. Very good tracking, thus requires rolling, sprinting or shield block to avoid.
Notes & Trivia
- These enemies are the ones from Boletarian Palace Phalanx demon boss. They have a shield on their front-side, and a long spear which they either thrust or throw, depending on range. IF it's possible to hit their backside via rolling or circling, they are a quick kill. If they're in a tight corridor however, hacking away, hacking away + turpentine, or firebombs all work quite well. From the front they will obviously take less damage; their attacks are capable of being blocked, so always raise that shield when near! If you start your player off as the Royalty class, then you'll have a much easier time killing these guys. Just spam Soul Arrow at them until they're dead.