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Labyrinth Rat
Bloodborne™ 20151017200611
Affiliation VS Beasts Button Beasts
Locations Central Yharnam
Research Hall
Chalice Dungeons:
Can appear in all
Chalice Dungeons
Drops Throwing Knife x2
Poison Knife x1
Tomb Mould (1) Depth 1
Tomb Mould (2) Depth 2
Tomb Mould (3) Depth 3
Tomb Mould (4) Depth 4
Tomb Mould (5) Depth 5
Health
NG NG+
Central Yharnam:98
Research Hall:535
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Blood Echoes
NG NG+
Central Yharnam:62
Research Hall:1198
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Defenses
Physical DEF icon
VS Blunt icon
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VS Thrust icon
Bolt icon
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Fire icon
Blood DEF icon
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Arcane (DEF) icon
Slow Poison RES icon
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Rapid Poison RES icon
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The Labyrinth Rat is an enemy in Bloodborne.

Description

Labyrinth Rats are massive, overgrown rats, even larger than the Hunter. They travel in packs and attack by surrounding their unfortunate victims. Their bodies are heavily mutilated, missing several patches of fur and covered in grotesque, infectious boils. Fur is also absent on their heads, which in turn exposes their skulls.

The Labyrinth Rats have two different variants: the healthier rats, and the ones with gigantic tumorous lumps hanging on their backs. The latter will always inflict Rapid Poison upon every successful attack.

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Strategy

Labyrinth Rats move quickly, but take a moment to initiate their attack. But since they almost always attack in groups, they often become hard to fight off, players will often find themselves fatigued as the rats jump around to dodge a player's attack or lunge at them with vicious intent.

Due to their hunting strategy relying on numbers, it's advised to use weapons that have good range and likely capable of hitting multiple targets, like the Threaded Cane, Hunter Axe, Burial Blade, Church Pick, Beasthunter Saif, or the Beast Cutter.

They can often be overwhelming and if they are near a stronger enemy that it should be a player's top priority to hunt down every Labyrinth Rat in the area before dealing with the stronger foe.

Notes

  • Labyrinth Rats are one of only two enemies that drop Tomb Mould, the other being the Watcher's Gravedigger.

Trivia

  • Giant Rats have been a common enemy across the Souls' Series, being present in every game, and especially in Dark Souls 2 as there are two rat bosses in it.

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