Vulgar Militiamen are Humanoids in Elden Ring. Vulgar Militiamen are members of the Vulgar Militia, who wield long-hafted, serrated hatchets and bloodletting shotels. They are small and agile opponents, often lying in wait before ambushing their victims.

The spirit of three (3) Vulgar Militiamen can be summoned for aid in battle by using the Vulgar Militia Ashes.

 

 In the Lands Between, the small were scorned, and so they formed their vulgar militia as a means to make a living, albeit in ignominy. 

Freshly-singed battlegrounds effusing with the stench of the dead. Forbidden lands that will be excised from the memory of history. This is where the vulgur militia serve, as untiring, unsung watchkeepers.

 

Elden Ring Vulgar Militiamen Locations

Where to Find Vulgar Militiamen:

 

Elden Ring Vulgar Militiamen Combat Information

ABSORPTIONS

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

RESISTANCES

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

Elden Ring Vulgar Militiamen Drops

Item

Drop Rate

Additional Info

Runes 100% runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 112 - 1559
Vulgar Militia Helm 1.50% N/A
Vulgar Militia Armor 1.50% N/A
Vulgar Militia Gauntlets 1.50% N/A
Vulgar Militia Greaves 1.50% N/A
Vulgar Militia Saw 2.00% - 4.00% N/A
Vulgar Militia Shotel 2.00% - 4.00% N/A
5x Kukri 5.00% N/A

 

 

Vulgar Militiamen Notes & Tips

  • Outside the Bestial Sanctum, and just before the bridge with the dragon on it, there are at least 10 Vulgar Militiamen. Since there is a grace at the bridge, this is a very very good way to farm runes. Just run up and backstab them individually. Be careful, as they are rather tanky and strong for early game players.
  • They were originally planned to use bear traps in game, but that has since been cut. The unused trap can be spawned in, but it does not deal damage.
  • Vulgar Militiamen use one of three weapons: the Vulgar Militia Shotel, the Vulgar Militia Saw and an unobtainable chain sickle. The Shotel and Saw, as well as their armor, the Vulgar Militia Set, are dropped by them. Backstabbing them plays a unique animation due to their small size.
  • A lone Vulgar Militiaman just west of the Farum Greatbridge Site of Grace provides a very easy and consistent method to farm Runes (approximately 130k/hr), available to low-level characters before defeating Margit, the Fell Omen. Run over, backstab it (easier at night and/or with Crepus's Vial [untested]), finish off any remaining health, then warp back to the Site of Grace and repeat. Each run takes under 30 seconds and rewards 1094 runes. Can also be used to farm the Vulgar Militia Set and Vulgar Militia Saw. An even faster and more consistent method can be done by running/riding close enough for spell range and firing 6 Magic Glintblades at 20 Int with the Meteorite Staff. [might be doable with less Int or optimized with a different spell/catalyst]. You can also ride past him and kill 2 more Militants nearby for a total of 3282 runes in a 50 second loop (over 200k runes/hr).

 

Elden Ring Vulgar Militiamen Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      What are the ones that gives you 5k runes in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow? They had shiny glowing eyes but seems to be inconsistent.

      • Anonymous

        Wish there were covenants in this game, cause I’d 100% join a Vulgar Militia covenant. These little dudes have some awesome armor and weapons, plus they’re pretty fun to fight. It’s cool how the ones later in the game use the Destined Death effect and beast spells.

        • Anonymous

          I call these dudes kakamora like the coconut basta#ds in Moana these are a good farm. Easy to recover runes if something happens. But can they get boring farming them

          • Anonymous

            *disarms poison trap with an Explosive stone*

            *walks right though the cloud and gets poisoned anyways because my brain cell stat softcapped at 5*

            • Anonymous

              Well, I've got 200+ Discovery and found myself still struggling to get the Magma Blade to drop. This leaves me with the notion that the Kusarigama these little dudes use MAY be an even more brutal grind, but possible? I don't know...I want to believe.

              I...want to believe.

              • Anonymous

                I love that despite being small enemies that attack in groups, these guys aren't a total pain to fight in most scenarios

                • Anonymous

                  Why the **** do they know bestial incantations? Why the **** are their weapons imbued with DESTINED ****ING DEATH? Why is there NO LORE about this?

                  • Anonymous

                    I enjoy using large hammer weapons against these guys.

                    Not because there is any specific tactical advantage in doing so, but because I think bringing down a comically large hammer twice their size with the furious might of Zeus, and continuing to do so afterwards, like they owe me money, is rather funny.

                    • Anonymous

                      Goblins have never been deadlier. The dark road on the way to the Mountaintop of the Giants is dangerous as hell.

                      • Anonymous

                        Any idea why the militiamen between the Bestial Sanctum and the Greyrolls Dragon are worth 1000 runes each, whereas other militiamen and most regular enemies for that matter are worth much less? Just curiosity - I farmed them for at least fifteen levels but it's not so easy elsewhere.

                        • Anonymous

                          just found out the ones with the chain and sickle have a grab attack
                          happened to me when I missed a jumping r2
                          they jump on your back and go for the throat, instant death with blood loss
                          I have 25 vigor

                          • Anonymous

                            If you are looking to farm these around Beastial Sanctum as a low level character, I recommend either the hookclaws from stormveil or spiked caestus, if you havent killed margit yet (you can buy it from a merchant in caelid for 4.000 runes).

                            Backstabbing them with either weapon makes a kill super easy, but you can even charge straight into to them and start stunlocking them. The bloodloss will quickly bring them down. This way you can farm 20.000 runes in 5-10 minutes.

                            Just dont attack spam, because sometimes they take a step back, and can counter you to almost instakill you.

                            • Anonymous

                              Love the way these guys behave in combat, I just wish their smoke bombs were more effective. As it stands they have almost no effect on my ability to see where they are and what they're doing most of the time.

                              • Anonymous

                                These bastards starting from the Forbidden Lands and Hidden Path to the Halligtree use death rune attacks like the Black Knife Assassins. They cut my health chunk by chunk. Don't get ganked. If you see the black flame on their poles, dodge.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Some of my favorite enemies in the game. Down to their design, animations, aesthetic and balance.

                                  They’re little glass cannons that you can’t underestimate. Love their cackling they do when they ambush you. Hope to see them again in DLC.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think these guys have the only weapon any enemy has that you can't get. Come on From, give us the kusarigama.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Anyone else notice these guys growing, I've farmed a fair amount of them and they are definitely larger in size. I would say they are around 3-4 feet tall now.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        If they ever implement their chain sickle later in DLC or whatever, I wonder if it could function as like, a flail or a whip. If it was a flail it could have the basic flail moveset with half the chain wrapped up so it’s not too unwieldy, and it’s weapon skill could be like the Nox flowing sword or Nox hammer and you can swing around the whole chain. If it was a whip it could have the urumi moveset where heavy attacks throw it straight ahead. All wishful thinking I’m sure though…

                                        • Anonymous

                                          some of these guys wield chain-sickle a.k.a. Kusarigama, **** man, I wish we can get it as a weapon, Nioh anyone?

                                          • Love the backstab animation for them. shows that fromsoft is at least capable of adding something new among all the recycled executions on here. Wish they took a page off of bluepoint's demon's souls with the brutal and satisfying riposte animations

                                            • Love the backstab animation for them. shows that fromsoft is at least capable of adding something new among all the recycled executions on here. Wish they took a page off of bluepoint's demon's souls with the brutal and satisfying riposte animations

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Are they called "vulgar" militia because they use vulgar language, or is this from Latin "vulgaris" meaning common (as in commoners)?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  These are the tiny dark-coloured soldiers that grab onto your head, and often throw obfuscation bombs to run around and hide within.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    These dudes (at least in Caelid, south of Kindred) seem to have a Lightning Weakness, and perhaps a mild Frenzy and Bleed Weakness as well.

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