Skeletal Bandits are Humanoid Enemies in Elden Ring. Skeletal Bandits are bare-boned creatures skilled in ambushing their preys in groups, often alongside Skeletal Militiamen, Skeleton Mages, and several other Skeletons. These light-armored pirates often act as lifeless corpses in order to surprise-attack their targets, but will mostly attack from beneath the ground. Just like all other Skeletons, Skeletal Bandits will not die upon defeat, making them able to re-take their previous shape and keep on fighting. In order to avoid this, players should also attack their remains even after these creatures are defeated.
The spirit of a Skeletal Bandit can be summoned for aid in battle by using Skeletal Bandit Ashes.
The remains of former bandits that will continue to rise again until properly finished off.
After the night of the plot, Deathroot appeared in the Lands Between, and Those Who Live in Death soon followed.
Skeletal Bandit Location in Elden Ring
Where to Find Skeletal Bandits:
- Caelid. At the cemetery past Summonwater Village.
- Weeping Peninsula. At the cemetery directly east of the Church of Pilgrimage
Skeletal Bandit Drops in Elden Ring
- Bandit's Curved Sword
- Other Skeletal Bandit drops go here.
Elden Ring Skeletal Bandit Notes & Tips
- All Skeletons share their resurrection mechanic. Once defeated, the glowing slime they leave behind must be hit to avoid them reforming and attacking again.
- A weapon empowered by Ash of War: Sacred Blade will kill skeletons without resurrection.
- You can also just poke most Skeletons with a torch to kill them once the "slime" is exposed.
- Holy Water Pot can, on most occasions, kill a Skeletal Bandit in a single throw. This will also prevent them from resurrecting.
Elden Ring Skeletal Bandit Image Gallery