Darkwraith Knight

Darkwraith Knight - Dark Souls Remastered
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HP 525 (NG+ 888 )
Drops 1200 Souls (NG+ 3600 )
Titanite Chunk
Titanite Slab 
Dark Hand 

Darkwraith Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Enemies are hostile creatures that respawn when players rest at a Bonfire or upon death. Special enemies that do not respawn are classified as Bosses, Mini Bosses or Invaders.


Darkwraith Knight Information

The Darkwraiths are the servants of the Four Kings, the former rulers of New Londo who fell to dark. They are the enemies of man, and any living thing that has a soul. The entire city was once sacrificed and flooded to contain them, for that is how great a threat they were. They were never meant to roam again.
Guarding the lower area of the New Londo Ruins, these fierce servants of The Four Kings are equipped with a Darksword and a Dark Hand as a shield. They can grab you if you stand in front of them too long, and drain your humanity in the process. The grab is telegraphed by a white light pulsing from their offhand. Quite quick, but easy to circle around and backstab. Easily can 4 shot you if your guard falls from the initial strike. Don't let them surround you.





The Darkwraith Knight is very offensive, he will walk towards you and use a variety of attacks. First off, if you use your shield to guard this attacks, he will kick you reducing stamina, so a shield with good stability and total protection against physical damage is recommended. His blows are very fast and can swing for 2 consecutive attacks like the dark knights do. He uses the Dark Hand in two ways, a warping black shield and a death grab. If you get hit by the latter, you will see how your character is thrown to the ground and hurt badly.

  • To defeat the Darkwraith Knight with ease, wield your shield very close to him, wait for the kick animation or the grab spell then back off a little and smack him for 1 or 2 hits.
  • You can wait for his attack animation to finish and hit him one or two times. Be careful has the number of swings he throw at you may vary from 1 to 4.
  • As usually known in Dark Souls, try not to fight them in groups.
  • Extreme caution may be necessary to avoid being swarmed. Darkwraiths have a very long aggro range and are totally invisible for most of it. Several of them could be running your way long before you know it.
  • While making their moves, they cannot be interrupted, as some other enemies. This can keep you stunlocked. If your move won't kill them, always stay with shield up until they finish their combos, or else you will get hit.
  • They are very easy to backstab.
  • The Dark Hand grab also steals one humanity point if successfully executed.
  • They're also susceptible to parries. Their running stab attack is easily parried, so try to bait them into doing this. Else block or evade their entire combo and parry the last overhead swing, or block the first two-handed overhead attack and parry the follow-up.
  • The True Greatsword of Artorias has a damage modifier against Darkwraiths, so it's very useful when exploring the New Londo Ruins.



Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
New Londo Ruins (lower level) 525 888 1200 3600 Yes



Notes & Trivia

  • Some believe them to be freedom fighters, defenders of the human race, but they may rather represent evil Humanity.


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    • Anonymous

      21 Aug 2021 18:20  

      My friend and I were doing a co-op run in new londo and he got grabbed by a darkwraith. He immediately yelled “HE GAVE ME THE GOOD SUCK” as loud as he could…he was grounded for a week.

      • Anonymous

        27 Jul 2021 22:01  

        oh look every darksouls fan ever a ass hole that loves to destroy ever bit of fun joy and loves to ruin peoples day because it tickles their **** and makes them feel happy because

        well their parents made a mistake by not aborting them

        • Anonymous

          28 Jun 2021 20:39  

          when ever i get attacked by them i always shout in my head friendly fire I'm on your side I'm a DarkWraith to

          • Anonymous

            29 Apr 2021 23:28  

            A farming enemy that can actively lower your item discovery. That's actually really funny, intentional or not

            • Anonymous

              09 Apr 2021 21:52  

              i cosplayed as one with the name and everything it cared my friends to death when they joined my game only to see a darkwraith stud at firelink shrine it was hilarious

              • Anonymous

                01 Apr 2021 12:27  

                Honest question, is there a stipulation for them to drop slabs? This is my first playthrough and I'm sitting at ~140 chunks and 15 hands. No slabs. I haven't killed enough where I haven't ruled out just being unlucky, but if the statistics are right I should be getting about 1 slab every ~40ish chunks. Thx in advance

                • Anonymous

                  11 Mar 2021 13:25  

                  i was co-oping with my friend in blind, at 0 umanity. At the first knight he drop a slub, lucky bastard, his first slub in the game.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Dec 2020 13:20  

                    These guys are the best/fastest way to farm for titanite chunks. More of them per-run. They can be more dangerous than the Royal Sentinals in Anor Londo, but these guys have less life and CAN BE one-shotted with proper setup. I use forward-strong-attack with a two-hander weapons and they die. My brother can parry their first attack and riposte with a strong thrust-weapon and they die. Never tried with a spell, tho. Carry a Transient curse, or (jagged)ghost blade because sometimes the ghosts show up un-invited.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Dec 2020 00:52  

                      I have killed over 300 darkwraiths at this point, collected 11 or 12 dark hands, over 100 titanite chunks, and zero slabs. I have never hated dark souls more then I do right now. I wish I could go back in time to tell myself not to bother, and just play with +14 weapons. A couple evenings of my life I'll never get back.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Dec 2020 13:34  

                        You either parry the running attack opener and one shot them or get combod into enough pieces to feed the depths for a week

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Nov 2020 16:10  

                          using cursed sword of artorias with a two handed AR of 521 u can backstab overkill these guys doing 790 damage in NG for 2073 souls while wearing averice and silver serpant ring. overkill all 11 and kill the 2 drakes before and on the bridge and the 2 ghosts in the room for 26377 souls per run. i average about 13 runs, 350 000 souls, 50 chunks and 1or 2 slabs per hour

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Nov 2020 12:00  

                            I’ve made several farming attempts for a titanite slab in the past and never succeeded and today I needed to farm 7 chunks and got a slab, go figure.

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