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.

 

Drops

 

Strategy

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

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

      30 Apr 2021 05:28  

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

      • Anonymous

        10 Apr 2021 03:52  

        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 18:27  

          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 19:25  

            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 19:20  

              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 06:52  

                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 19:34  

                  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 22:10  

                    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 18:00  

                      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.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Sep 2020 17:22  

                        Me hubiera gustado no haber colocado la vasija del señor con Frampt, hubiera podido unirme a los Darkwraith's y conseguir su el set de ellos, son enemigos muy interesantes para mi y su agarre con la mano oscura que te drena humanidad es algo que jamás he visto en otro en enemigo del juego, además, su diseño de Skeletor oscuro es mi favorito, espero poder hacer su cosplay en Dark souls 3.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Jul 2020 11:46  

                          These are fun enemies to fight. I've killed over 5 million souls worth of them while farming Chunks and Slabs. Very easy to parry and just generally walk around for a backstab. Only issue with them is their f****** kick. If you're standing in front of them to parry and they kick, well there goes your no damage run. That kick comes out way too fast, does damage for some reason, and also for some reason they're coded to use it even when you're not blocking (I never use shields). It's been a little while since I fought them in DkS3, but either their kick does no damage or they removed it entirely. From knew it was a garbage attack that had no reason for them to have. If you're in front of them while hyper fixed to parry, you won't be reacting to that pitiful excuse for a fair attack. Even when you're not fixing to parry, it's just really cheap and requires a twitch dodge input, which is discouraged against them because their other attacks punish twitch rolls.

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