Scale Miners
Scale Miner

General Information

Item Value
Location Stonefang Tunnel: 2-1, 2-2
Description Standard melee enemy
Souls1 Pure White: 3-51 Neutral: 3-218 Pure Black: ??
HP2 Pure White: 126 Neutral: 117-269 Pure Black: ??
Attack Melee Physical
Special Attack Ranged Before getting into melee range only
Some of these enemies are scripted to throw rocks
Weak to Pierce and Magic attacks

Attack Patterns

Weaponless

  • Fist attack.
  • Smash.

Ore Bag

  • Heavy swing.

Pickaxe

  • Vertical chop.
  • Jumping smash.
  • Spinning horizontal swings.

Fire-tipped Blade

  • Horizontal swing.
  • Thrusting attack.
  • Running thrusting attack.

Hammer

  • Vertical strike.
  • Spinning horizontal swing.

Strategy

These guys come in multiple varieties. Most will ignore you unless provoked. However, those carrying Pickaxes and will attack and pursue once they spot you. Usually riling the other Scale Miners nearby to do likewise. Their attacks have a bit of range and hit hard, so make sure you're backing up enough, or using ranged attacks. They are vulnerable to thrusting/piercing attacks and Magic. Later on they'll also attack with unfinished red-hot pieces of iron. Switch to the Purple Flame Shield if you need to.

Item Drops

As with most enemies including the Crystal Lizards, World Tendency affects the drop. In Pure Black World Tendency, the chances of getting a drop and getting rarer drops are higher. However, the bag carrying miners are an exception. They are a unique enemy that spawn only once her playthrough, and each one of them has a fixed drop that is unaffected by World Tendency. There are a total of seven in 2-1 and only one in the 2-2 tunnel leading to Scirvir.

Enemy Variety Item Drops
Bare Fist Shard of Spiderstone
Chunk of Spiderstone
Iron Knuckles
Pickaxe
(Black Phantom)
Shard of Sharpstone
Large Sharpstone Shard
Chunk of Sharpstone
Pickaxe
Hammer Shard of Greystone
Chunk of Greystone
Mirdan Hammer
Flame Sword Shard of Hardstone
Large Hardstone Shard
Chunk of Hardstone
Short Sword
Bastard Sword

Ore Bag Drops

Location Item Drops
Open area before dogs Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Sharpstone 2
Shard of Sharpstone 2
Next to gate switch Shard of Clearstone 1
Shard of Clearstone 1
Chunk of Clearstone 1
Between switch and
hidden Ed's Grindstone
Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Hardstone 2
Large Hardstone shard 1
Across on opposite
platform close to stairs
Shard of Sharpstone 2
Shard of Sharpstone 2
Large Sharpstone Shard 1
In passage leading to
top of Ed's lift; on left
Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Hardstone 2
Shard of Hardstone 1
Shard of Hardstone 1
Shard of Hardstone 1
In passage leading to
top of Ed's lift; on right
Large Hardstone shard 1
Large Hardstone shard 1
Large Sharpstone shard 1
Next to water wheel switch Shard of Sharpstone 2
Shard of Sharpstone 2
Large Sharpstone Shard 1
Shard of Clearstone 1
Shard of Clearstone 1
In 2-2 Tunnel
leading to Scirvir
Large Hardstone shard 1
Chunk of Hardstone 1
Large Sharpstone shard 1
Chunk of Sharpstone 1
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