Common Hollows are very simple creatures, very slow and feeble, but are ravenous and will attack anything in possession of even a single soul. They are capable of wielding basic weaponry, straight swords, crossbows, shields, daggers, and bastard swords.
Hollows given the curse of bearing the Darksign, a mark that gives the Hollows a little of their memories back. This allows them to access some of their previous memories, using a humanity (or human effigy). These creatures are capable of wielding any weapon, from a lowly dagger to the mightiest swords known to man.
These are the chieftains of the undead, who wield souls far beyond the power of a regular Hollow, or were on their way to becoming a Monarch. Known examples include:
- king Vendrick
- lord Gwyn
- The Nameless King (King of Storms before his dragon is killed)
- gravlord Nito
- the soul of cinder has an unkindled hollow appearance
the following creatures are exceptions to the normal formula of hollow