Appearance: Pitch black, gargoyle-like creature, with red eyes and large black bat wings.
Attack Damage: 5 - 6
Repelled By Crucifix: No
Hits to Kill:
Machine Gun: 15
Description and strategy
The Gargoyle is probably the nastiest enemy in the game, especially when you're inside the Main Castle, which is crawling with them. These creatures can survive the most damage out of all the game's non-boss enemies, and require 3 flintlock shots or 2 musket shots to destroy. They're also very fast, have speedy attacks, and their pitch- black skin and low profile allows them to blend into the darkness and makes them difficult to spot until they're almost on top of you.
Their individual hits don't do that much damage, but they strike very rapidly and can hit you several times in a few seconds. Their rapid rate of attack even allows them to get hits in on your even if you pummel them rapidly with your fists. Plus, they ignore the crucifix and garlic, so there's no way to keep them at bay. Extremely annoying, there's not much
you can do against them. The best weapon to beat them with is the machinegun, since the rapid hits can stun them and keep them away from you. Since they can survive so many machinegun hits, you can use long bursts to kill them more quickly, but don't over-do it or else you'll run out of ammo. If you don't have the machinegun, your next best option is to shoot them with a flintlock or musket, then rapidly switch to another flintlock or musket to shoot them against instead of wasting time reloading your empty one.