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By Anonymous
Be careful! A strong attack with a heavy weapon can and most likely WILL one-shot chests!
By Anonymous
if you cant 1 shot the mimic stay away from it after attacking, it has a 360 degree grab attack which will most likely kill you
By Anonymous
My advise would strike it with a weak or unused light weapon (such as a dagger or shortsword). It's possible to tell it's a mimic as soon as a health bar pops up above the chest without needing to look at the mimic directly. You can also work with some distance as well so a whip can also prove useful for them. However, large weapons like ultra greatswords might lead to high vulnerability against mimics. Be advised if you ever face them with large/heavy weaponry if it is not a one-hit kill attack.
By Anonymous
mimics are hella stinky! they also don't smoke weed
By Anonymous
not true i just got done smokin a jimmy with one and it gave me a coin
By Anonymous
Careful when attacking these as they open. Even if you're behind them if you're close enough you'll be grabbed. It catches me off guard every time I come back to this game.
By Anonymous
Killed one in the gutter and the items dropped a floor underneath where I couldn't get them. Guess I'm going without the full dark set until ng+
By Anonymous
Same, was so mad too b/c it was a summon that killed it, I had Lloyds Talismans so I could have done it without killing.
By Anonymous
You can get on the floor below, it's just a pain. Go through the hole in the corner slowhy snd you can land on the back part towards the back wall, away from the direction of the mimic.
By Anonymous
There's a metal mimic chest in the brightstone cove which is not written here. You get to it from falling in the well from the first bonfire.
By Anonymous
That's the one listed that drops staff of wisdom.
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By ldbeth
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Using a weapon with 0 damage (usually a broken no scaling/raw weapon) won't aggro the mimic, however mimic won't deflect attacks like a real metal chest.
By Anonymous
I use to be a mimic. Good times. I always thought that there should be bonfire Mimics... that would cause some chaos for sure.
By Anonymous
That would destroy the sense of safety and homeliness the bonfires provide. Theyre supposed to be a respite from the chaos, having mimic bonfires wouldn't allow to player to relax.
By Anonymous
@01 Nov 2020

Maybe in the short term but the sense of safety they provide is mainly after you've lit them.
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By Anonymous
@02 Nov 2020 Mimic chest's destroy the sense of accomplishment you get from receiving an item after the trials of the game. Doesn't that sound like a stupid take lol? Mimic bonfire is an awesome idea.