||Valley of Defilement: 5-1
||A pack of rats
||Physical + Plague
||All damage types
Attack in a biting horde with a high chance of giving Plague
These guys are found once in a small pack of 9 of them. They are in the room just below the woman vendor, and clumped together which may make them hard to hit. Their worst trait is that they carry the Plague! Unless you want to die, or waste 2,000 soul on a Widow's Lotus from the expensive merchant upstairs, or spam healing items until it goes away, I suggest you kill them from a distance. Do remember that there should be one or two hiding behind the ramp away from the others, look for them if you don't want a nasty surprise. If you don't have the Evacuate miracle, you may want to farm them for their Shard of Archstone drops.
Throw a Firebomb and you can kill several of them at once. Regular Bolts or Arrows work well too. A large weapon with an Area of Effect attack will wipe most of them out in one blow. They are easily killed with the Miracle God's Wrath, but you should not use it if the Filthy Woman merchant is still upstairs, since it will hit her as well. Spell users can blast them with Soul Arrow or Fireball at their leisure. Firestorm is a good alternative to God's Wrath, that provides a large area attack that won't hit the merchant upstairs.
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