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Hoplites are enemies in Demon's Souls.


Hoplites are slime-like creatures who wield a spear and shield. Found in the Boletarian Palace.


Hoplites can attack by throwing a spear at the player or thrusting at the player when in close range; both attacks are telegraphed by the spear being pulled back for a few seconds and neither can be parried. The shields on their faces make it such that they are effectively always blocking. Physical attacks therefore do drastically less damage from the front, as the Hoplite's guard can never be broken. However, the shield is not as effective against fire or magic damage (having 45% and 15% damage reduction respectively), and the shield does not protect the Hoplite from attacks from the rear.