The Rotten Corpse is an enemy first found in the Central Yharnam sewers, in the north-western swamps of the Forbidden Woods, and in Chalice Dungeons.
These creatures are usually found in groups, and will play dead until the player is in close proximity. They are quite slow, but their elongated arms and a vomit projectile make up for this weakness. Since they lie in swampy or murky waters, they are well hidden and distracted players can easily miss them until it's too late.
Overall though, these enemies are not particularly dangerous as there is ample time to recover from their attacks, should they hit the player.
- Overhead swings, such as ones with the extended saw cleaver or the Holy Blade's L2, are the most effective.
- Like Carrion Crows and Celestial Children, when playing dead Rotten Corpses are lower than the player's side slashes.
- Hitting them while they play dead with overhead smashes is an easy way to kill one or more if they're huddled together, before they can even retaliate.
- When they're upright they can be hit more easily by more attacks, but overhead smashes keep you out of range of their swipes.