Mind Flayer

Health 784
205
Poison
Effective
205
Plague
Effective
256
Bleeding
Effective
205
Damage Reduction
-
243 Magic Attack Reduction -
148 Fire Attack Reduction -
Location Tower of Latria
Enemy Type Bipedal spellcaster with a bell
Reward/s 2984 Souls

Mind Flayer is an Enemy in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. Enemies have their own behavior and unique attacks, killing enemies provide various drops that reward players with items and souls.

 

Mind flayers are octopus-headed mages who serve as the prison guards in the Tower of Latria. They are powerful spell casters, who were able to overwhelm and imprison Sage Freke.

Presumably under servitude of the Old Monk, they inflict horrific punishment upon trespassers and escapees of the tower, and they were among the demons that the Old Monk brought with him upon his vengeful return to Latria.

 

Combat Information

  • At long range - cast a powerful Soul Ray spell.
  • At close range - release a green energy ball that causes paralysis, followed by a tentacle stab for heavy damage.
  • Casts a sonic boom for heavy damage. This is not proximity dependant, but does tend to follow a tentacle stab.

 

Strategies

  • They're easy to spot as they glow and carry a distinctive bell. This bell seems to alert the other guards, who will attack if they are nearby. These guys tend to kill new players with magic. If you make a direct frontal attack, they will stun you with their magic. Only a shield that blocks magical attacks will be effective. So, how to beat them? Fighting magic with magic works fairly well; if they rush you, just keep casting from behind them and they'll drop quick enough (fire magic really messes them up). You can also equip the Thief's Ring and stab them in the back for a critical strike. Try using a bow at long range as well, just be ready to dodge their magic spells.

 

Item Drops

Enemy Variety Item Type
All Fresh Spice
Old Spice

 

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Mind flayers are based off the enemy of the same name from the popular table top game Dungeons and Dragons.

 

Enemies
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    • Anonymous

      19 Aug 2021 21:55  

      Using Anti-Magic Field on the Black Phantom versions of these was satisfying revenge, lemme tell ya. "I've got you and your tasty ghost brain now--oh no, why is my bell not working? Aiyeee!" (*Vicious Kalamari-Making Noises Ensue*)

      • 08 Mar 2021 22:14  

        The black phantom mind flayer at the gate of the Old Monk is simply the easiest way to farm spice and souls once have the archstone enabled and have the soul suck magic. Simply run to the black phantom face to face and immediately cast soul suck. The mind flayer needs to turn around and you have perfectly enough time to cast it. Easy way to farm spice and soul.

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