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Balder Knight

Balder Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls.

 

Balder Knight Information

Also known as Balder's Undead Knight, these fully armored undead knights hail originally from the land of Balder. They are seen carrying either a straight sword, rapier, or crossbow. Balder was the homeland of the Knight King Rendal, but it came to ruin after a great many Undead were spawned.

Drops

  • 160-500 souls

All Types

Longsword Type

Rapier Type

Crossbow Type

 

Strategy

Stay behind your shield, and only attack when they are vulnerable. They have moderate health, but their attacks are usually predictable. The longsword variant has many attacks that leave it vulnerable for countering, so just take a couple steps back to wait out the attack, then step in with your own. The rapier variant will attempt to parry and riposte. You can tell when it will attempt this because it will change stances, pointing it's rapier towards you whilst keeping it's shield up. You can safely kick them out of that stance, or just take the chance to heal. The crossbow variant is easy enough to deal with; just approach with your shield raised, and attack when it switches weapons.

 

Locations

Location Health Souls Respawn
Undead Parish 129 (Balder Side Sword)
151 (Rapier)
160
200
Yes
Sen's Fortress 380 (Balder Side Sword & Rapier)
134 (Light Crossbow)
500
500
Yes

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      14 Jan 2017 23:54  

      Suggest an update to this. I was farming for a Balder Side Sword, and one of the Longsword types actually dropped a Rapier. I thought I might just have the types confused, so I killed a rapier guy, and he dropped one two. Apparently both drop rapiers, but not yet sure if they both drop side swords.

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