Basilisk is an Enemy in Elden Ring. Basilisks are frog-eyed creatures found in underground areas. They are able to breathe out a black smoke that inflicts Death on players for each second they stay in it, making it important to mind your surroundings when fighting them.

 

Elden Ring Basilisk Locations

Where to Find Basilisk:

 

Elden Ring Basilisk Drops

 

Basilisk Notes & Tips

  • Unlike most enemies they don't deal either Physical-type or Elemental-type damage. They however create clouds, that build up Instant Death meter. 
  • Weak Fire Damage and Slash Damage.
  • Resistant towards Status Effects
  • Can't be parried
  • Can be poise broken, but not riposted afterwards.
  • Their big eyes are actually fake - real one are slightly above their mouth and are really small.
  • Returning enemies from the Dark Souls series.

 

Elden Ring Basilisk Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      goddamnit, how do i kill them fast without them creeping me the hell out? how can i firebomb the area in elden ring so it kills them all? can i summon a lichdragon just for this one area sweep kill! God i hate them, and i once encountered them in a sewer, i screamed like a little girl and turned the game off, never went to that area again.

      • Anonymous

        Remember everyone. Basilisks are Ranni's fault in this world, her night of black knives killed godwyn which created death blight.

        • Anonymous

          Their connections to the Prince of Death in this game are kinda obvious, but does anyone else think they're somehow related to the Scarlet Rot as well? They are weak to fire damage, show up in two Rot-related areas (Shaded Castle and Lake of Rot) and have a chance of dropping Aeonian Butterflies.

          • Anonymous

            I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure the basilisk has been in the most soulsborne games out of any enemy. Only the basilisk and the hollows (counting hollows more depends if you mean a specific type of hollow or just enemies that are hollow in general/have hollow in the name) have appeared in all 3 dark souls games and there are no hollows in ER so the basilisk is in one more game than them. (I think the dogs have been in every soulsborne game but they have a different name and appearance each time while the basilisk is consistent in name and appearance)

            • Anonymous

              The only monster that i was actually happy to see on my first playthrough. Normally im just interested and find myself thinking "this thing looks cool/absolutely terrifying, wonder what it does."

              But when my eyes once again landed on the glory of the basilisk i remembered all those deaths in dark souls 3 and i couldn't help but feel this intense feeling of joy and nostalgia. Welcome back my basilisk friend, welcome back.

              • Anonymous

                They have never been more annoying and dangerous. A group of three can take forever to fight: like literal minutes, because with them spewing death cancer dogshit, openings don't happen. oh yeah, another enemy completly dogshit to fight enemy as pure melee. So the usual

                • Anonymous

                  These things creep me out so much. Just their weird fake eyes and they way they just jump out and run at you with the death puke scares me. Very satisfying to kill though.

                  • Anonymous

                    I know they arent that dangerous anymore but my ds1 expirience makes me run out the room when I see these guys

                    • Anonymous

                      I don't think the thing about the big eyes being fake is true in this case. Not only do the "real" eyes not appear to be there, but the description implies the big eyes are real

                      • Anonymous

                        When I first saw these things I noped out of there instantly. I have ptsd from that one area in the depths, you see.

                        • Damage Absorptions:
                          • -10 Absorption for Standard, Strike, and Piercing
                          • -20 Magic, Fire, Lightning, Holy
                          • -40 Slash!!
                          Resistances:
                          • 84 for Poison and Rot
                          • 63 Bleed, Sleep, Freeze
                          Farming Basilisks? Slash and bleed.

                          • Anonymous

                            I love how they took one of the most memorable designs from Dark Souls and gave it way more lore significance. Their connection to deathblight and deathroot and their appearance similarities to Godwyn make them way more fascinating.

                            • Anonymous

                              "When your Death meter fills you will be struck with instant Death." That's a joke right?
                              Wasn't funny the first time I got struck with instant Death...

                              • Anonymous

                                of all the things to have a model reused they chose the one enemy that their simple retexture makes them look lazy.


                                • Anonymous

                                  The baslisks exist in both the dark souls and elden ring universe because the Mightiest god of all, the Basilisk God pulls the very strings of these universes, and spawned his children into the world to curse all life

                                  There is no Greater Will, there is no outer Gods, There is Only Basilisk God

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You can't fool me with those puppy dog eyes. Oh? Who's your little friend? Crap, I got dog piled again.

                                    Honestly though, I never really had a problem with them in any souls game. And having torrent makes them a lot easier to deal with imo.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      PSA: Do yourself a favor and get a Beast-repellent torch from the nomadic merchant in Caelid. It's wonderful against Basilisks - it makes them passive, so they won't be attacking you while you have the torch equipped. The torch will save your character's life many times

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Elden Ring is in the same universe as Dork Souls, but after the age of fire and dark finally becoming the age of normal cycle days.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I think they are blind, tehy did not attack me when using Crepus Vial and only acted when my sword made noise/contact with enemy. Just run around them and smack them from behind.
                                          (Also the Beast torch works on them for around 20-30 seconds)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Not a fan of their inclusion in this game. Always viewed them as a distinctly unique element to the Dark Souls games and seeing them here makes me think they were thrown in as a arbitrary reskin.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The big "eyes" are indeed fake. If you run into one at night when mobs get the sparkling eyes for more runes. Their big fake eyes don't glow, but the tiny ones right by their mouth do.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Look at their eyelids and compare it to the Prince of Death's visage under Stormveil. In the Souls games, the larger eyes of the Basilisks' were called the Eyes of Death. People say that Elden Ring and Dark Souls have no connection but Godwyn was the first of the Demigods to die, in other words much like Nito he was the First of the Dead, and Eyes of Death were the covenant item you offered to Nito to increase your covenant rank in DS1. Nito had no relation to the Basilisks in the first game, but here it seems like Godwyn does and that could be a missing link, especially considering using Eyes of Death in DS1 allowed them to spread much like Deathroot does in Elden Ring. Just a reminder that cyclicality is a huge theme in the Dark Souls games, not saying they take place in the same universe, but just some food for thought.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I think the eyes on this one are ACTUALLY eyes this time around. I've tried looking for the smaller ones but couldn't find them on this version of the basilisk

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Fun fact, those giant eyeballs aren’t the Basilisk’s real eyes. It’s real eyes are a lot closer to its mouth!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Oh they got eyelids now, honestly that make them less creepy. I hate those naked googly eyeballs in other games

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        With this pace next game there will only be basilisks between bossfights..
                                                        Atleast change them according to theme of zone like rot lake ones sprout blood rot etc.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Lore-wise why are these enemies in this game? Would this mean that Dark Souls and Elden Ring happen in the same universe?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Tbh i dont like this guys being in this game. Btw i dont care if they are difficult or whatever, but the fact that is (almost) the same design. I wouldnt mind having the same basilisk-type enemy here in Elden Ring doing instant death, as long as they did it with a different design.
                                                            Kinda like how the scarabs are like Elden Ring's own version of the crystal lizards of Dark Souls, but different in their own way. That way is more interesting and original.
                                                            Just an opinion. I wonder if anyone else thinks the same.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Oh boy. I can't wait until I see Oroboro's reaction to them. His reaction to them in Dark Souls 3 was classic (he was really mad). I worry about his mental health when he realizes that these are in Elden RIng too.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                i honestly cant stand these things and they pop out of a whole zone?! im praying their only in the lake rot

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Wasn't expecting to see this guy, I didn't quite mind them in DS3 since they can't regularly attack you and assuming they work the same way in this game.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    atleast they have more human eyes, the main reason why they were creepy was their completely inhuman eyes, glad they fixed it.

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