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Plague Rats are enemies in Demon's Souls.


Grotesque vermin inhabiting the Valley of Defilement. As their name implies, they are infected with the plague, as their bodies are festooned with open sores and wounds, mostly on their head. They are encountered only once in the Valley, infesting the area below the Filthy Woman merchant, but carcasses of the same creatures can be found in other archstones and through the valley itself.


They have little health, and are slow. They also have low attack strength, but they are dangerous in that they can afflict the player with Plague easily, especially when many attack at once. There is also the factor of how small they are, most horizontal weapon attacks will simply go over them. Ranged combat is advised.