Knight's Honor Trophy / Achievement Guide

Knight's Honor is a Trophy and Achievement in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. It is arguably the hardest achievement to unlock in the game. To get this achievement you must obtain certain hard-to-get weapons and shields on the same character. Sometimes a glitch allows for the achievement to trigger when collecting with different characters, but if you want to be sure to get the achievement aim to get them all on one character.


Weapons and Shields ascended from Boss Souls

This requires a certain type of regular weapon, upgraded to 10+, and the Soul of a defeated Boss. The Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo will ascend the weapon and soul for 5000 souls. Any properties, stats or movesets of the previous weapon will be replaced when forged into a Boss Soul weapon, so it is usually a good idea to use something cheap or easily obtained when creating them. Most Boss souls are used to create two different weapons, but the Soul of Sif is used for three, so a minimum of NG+2 will be needed to acquire all Boss Soul weapons.

Chaos Blade

You must ascend a +10 Katana and the soul of Quelaag

Crystal Ring Shield 

Ascend a +10 shield or buckler, and the soul of The Moonlight Butterfly. Practically any shield can be used given that it's been upgraded to +10. 

Darkmoon Bow 

Ascend any +10 Bow, and the soul of Gwyndolin.

Dragon Bone Fist 

Ascend any +10 Cestus or Claw, and the core of the Iron Golem.

Dragonslayer Spear 

Ascend any +10 Spear or Rapier, and the soul of Ornstein

Golem Axe 

Ascend any +10 Axe, and the core of the Iron Golem.

Great Lord Greatsword 

Ascend a +10 dagger, sword or greatsword, and the soul of Gwyn, The Lord of Cinder (can only be done on NG+).

Greatshield of Artorias 

Ascend a +10 shield or buckler and the soul of Sif, The Great Grey Wolf

Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) 

You must Ascend a +10 Dagger, Sword or Greatsword, with the soul of Sif, The Great Gray Wolf. Using these weapons for ascension will give you the cursed version of the Greatsword of Artorias. The name will not indicate any difference between the true and cursed variant, but the cursed version has a stat requirement of 18 for Faith and Intelligence.

Greatsword of Artorias (True)

You must ascend a +10 Broken sword, and the soul of Sif, The Great Gray Wolf. Basic Zombies or the Defiled in Blighttown will usually drop broken swords. The name will not indicate it is the true version of the greatsword, but it has higher stat requirements of 20 for faith and intelligence.

Lifehunt Scythe

Ascend any +10 Halberd, Scythe or Whip, and the soul of Priscilla. Unlike other Boss Souls, Priscilla's soul only ascends one weapon. 

Moonlight Butterfly Horn 

Ascend any +10 Spear or Rapier, and the soul of the Moonlight Butterfly.

Quelaag's Furysword

Ascend a +10 Curved Sword, and the soul of Quelaag. A scimatar is a good choice.

Smough's Hammer

Ascend a +10 Hammer or Great Hammer and the soul of Smough.

Tin Darkmoon Catalyst 

Ascend any Catalyst and the soul of Gwyndolin, The Darkmoon God. Ascension of the original catalyst is not needed, as it cannot be done. The sorcerer's catalyst is the best choice for ascension. 


Weapons and Shields dropped by enemies

Black Knight Greataxe

Random drop from Axe-wielding Black knights.

Black Knight Greatsword

Random drop from Greatsword-wielding Black Knights.

Black Knight Halberd

Random drop from Halberd-wielding Black Knights.

Black Knight Shield

Random drop from any Black Knight.

Black Knight Sword

Random drop from any Sword-Wielding Black Knight.

Channeler's Trident*

Rare random drop from Channelers. Three respawning channelers can be found in The Duke's Archives. (Thanks to Waggonforce for confirming * weapons)

Crest Shield

Found in the Undead Asylum (revisited). Acquired as drop from the now hollow Oscar who first gave you the Estus Flask.

Crescent Axe*

Acquired by killing Patches, or it can be purchased from him when he moves to Firelink Shrine.

Demon's Spear

Rare Random drop from the Bat Wing Demons in Anor Londo (whilst sunlit). Can also be purchased from Shiva of the East in Blighttown, if you are a member of the Forest Hunter's Covenant.

Giant's Halberd*

Rare random drop from the giant gold knights in Anor Londo (whilst sunlit). It can more easily be purchased from the Giant Blacksmith for 5000 souls.


Acquired by killing NPC invader Paladin Leeroy. He will invade you in The Tomb of Giants just before Nito's domain, down near the area that overlooks the distant Ash Lake.


Acquired by killing NPC invader Paladin Leeroy. He will invade you in The Tomb of Giants just before Nito's domain, down near the area that overlooks the distant Ash Lake.

Silver Knight Shield

Anor Londo. Random drop from any Silver Knight.

Silver Knight Spear

Anor Londo. Random drop from Spear-wielding Silver Knights.

Silver Knight Straight Sword

Anor Londo.Random drop from Sword-wielding Silver Knights.

Stone Greatshield

Darkroot Garden. Random drop from the Stone Knights.

Stone Greatsword

Darkroot Garden. Rare random drop from the Stone Knights. Can more easily be purchased from Shiva of the East, if you are a member of the Forest Covenant.

Weapons and Shields found as treasure

Astora's Straight Sword

Acquired from a corpse in Valley of Drakes, next to the Undead Dragon.

Black Iron Greatshield

Acquired from a corpse in Anor Londo to the left of the entrance to the Painted World of Ariamis.


Painted World. Found on the bridge after the Undead Dragon Fight.

Dragon Crest Shield

Acquired from a corpse in Valley of Drakes, next to the Undead Dragon.

Dragon Tooth

Anor Londo. Found in a treasure chest alongside other chests containing Havel's Equipment, located behind a hidden wall in a Fireplace.

Dragonslayer Greatbow

Anor Londo. When you reach the Giant Blacksmith, go back into the large main room ang go up the stairs. At the top of the stairs you'll find some big windows with one broken. Exit the window heading right, and you will see a corpse with the bow.

Effigy Shield

Tomb of Giants. Found on a corpse just before the second bonfire.

Havel's Greatshield

Anor Londo. Found in a treasure chest alongside other chests containing Havel's Equipment, located behind a hidden wall in a Fireplace.

Velka's Rapier

Can found on a corpse in the Painted World of Aramis after the door requiring the Annex Key.

Weapons acquired from covenants

Dark Hand

Given as a gift when joining Darkwraith Covenant. (Can also be obtained as a drop from the NPC Darkwraiths in New Londo Ruins)

Gravelord Sword

Given as a gift when joining Gravelord Servant Covenant. (confirmed by SilverKnightDragon)

Weapons acquired from cutting off tails


Dragon King Greataxe

The Depths. Cut off the tail of the Gaping Dragon.


Dragon Greatsword

Cut the tail off of the Ancient Dragon in Ash Lake. As long as you don't attack the body, this will not anger the dragon or break the covenant.


Drake Sword

Undead Burg. Use arrows to shoot the tail of the Red Drake, or Bridge Wyvern, from underneath the bridge. It can also be cut off from on top of the bridge, if the Bridge Wyvern has landed to attack you. 

Moonlight Greatsword

Crystal Cave. Cut off the tail of Seath The Scaleless, once the immortality crystal has been broken. (Seath's tail cannot be cut off in your first encounter)

Priscilla's Dagger

Painted World of Ariamis. Cut off the tail of Priscilla - this can be difficult to do considering her ability to turn invisible, so consider careful strikes or weak weapons. Tag her with a throwing knife so you can track her while invisible. use weak weapons or the Force spell to break her poise, then go for her


Gargoyle Tail Axe

Undead Parish. During the boss fight, cut off the tail of the first Bell Gargoyle. Easier if focused down before 2nd Gargoyle comes into the fight. It can also be obtained from the two gargoyles near the beginning of Anor Londo.


**The FuturePress guide is wrong when it says that you need the ghost blade and the titanite catch pole. You do not need either.** All weapons must be on the same character.

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    • Anonymous

      Isn't the abyss greatsword missing? also do I really need to do artorias greatsword cursed? Because from what I know I'm not able to kill siff 3 times

      • Anonymous

        If you need a hand and you play on playstation add me (mirkotigre) and i can give you everything you need

        • Anonymous

          Wow Fack this trophy, this is literally the only trophy out of all From Software games I will not complete. The amount of farming for upgrade materials, covenant items, it's outrageous really.

          • Anonymous

            I have also collected all weapons and the trophy will not come. I ckeck the list 10 times. The only difference is that I upgraded the moonlight sword, dragon sword and nitoh greatsword full. I try to get them again and hopefully this was the reason.

            • Anonymous

              You do not need the Demons Spear (dropped by Anor Londo bat wing demons or sold by Shiva). I just popped the achievement (on 10/27/22), never had that weapon in my inv

              • Anonymous

                There are some glitchs that you can use, like shop dupe/proxy quantity to get the boss souls and go to Ng+ only to kill ornstein and smoug for the second soul and make the weapon. No need to use cheat engine or any program.

                • Anonymous

                  My copy of the future press guide does not contain the two unnecessary weapons mentioned in the note at the end of this list but it does contain the Demon's catalyst (dropped by the Demon Firesage in Demon Ruins) which does NOT appear on THIS list.

                  • Anonymous

                    I had someone drop me all the weapons and I got it instantly lol. Haven’t even beaten my first play through yet. Poor suckas working their asses off for this thing. XD

                    • Anonymous

                      If anyone can help me with this and drop all rare weapons achievement call me in my inst:creeper_xd11 I’m ps4

                      • Anonymous

                        Just did Knights Honor on Dark Souls: Remastered on Steam and completed it without needing to get the Cursed version of Artorias's Greatsword, I had only crafted the True one. This was definitely all on one file and certainly only on NG+, not NG+2.
                        Not sure if there was any change about this from the PtD Version, but if you're going for this, try crafting the True version first and collect the rest and maybe save yourself half of a NG+2 run!

                        • Anonymous

                          i swear ive got all the items for the knights honor achivement. not sure whats going on. anyone had this problem? maybe i can try dropping them and picking them up or something . i think the checklist on this wiki is out of date

                          • Anonymous

                            Paladin Leeroy: Oh so you’re going for Knight’s Honor??

                            *Rolls off a cliff ruining the current NG cycle

                            • Anonymous

                              I’d be willing to trade anything for a dark sword of artorias
                              Silver knight spear
                              Silver knight sword
                              And Chancellor trident
                              Psn LordPresley

                              • Anonymous

                                Can anyone drop moonlight greatsword for me on PTDE for my last achievement? nictherocker/gingerbread on Steam. TY!!

                                • Anonymous

                                  for priscilla's tail, you can get it before the fight starts with great combustion.

                                  crown of dusk
                                  bellowing dragon ring
                                  ascended flame

                                  just go behind her and BAM

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Moonlight greatsword
                                    Silverknight shield
                                    Silverknight spear

                                    Im on ps4
                                    Psn EHEMGAMES

                                    the one im having trouble with is moonlight greatsword
                                    Since im in ng++
                                    I can put the effort for the others altough i d appreciate if someone would share the others with me !
                                    Thanks in advance !

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I had all weapons but somehow didn't get the achievement. I even put them in the same order as the items in this article and checked like 10 times.
                                      So I was desperate and put all the weapons on the ground to collect them again (in case the game just didn't register). So I collected them again and every single weapons I crafted with boss souls was gone, still no achievement.

                                      Thanks Fromsoftware/Steam.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I got this trophy, hit me up if you need a Sif weapon or rare drop. I'm on PS4

                                        Rant: to not fault of it's own I really hate the Stoc. I never used a piercing sword so I didn't even realize it was a separate cathegory. At the end of my second playthrough I prep everything up for the Knight's Honor trophy, leaving the cursed SoA for last. I make a V line for Sif, bring down every boss I need to get to Anor Londo, find out at the giant blacksmith my I take down O&S a 3rd time for warping and I ****ing realize I need the large ember I had to deal with the most BS boss of this game for a 3rd time, the capra demon and his ****ing dogs on his studio apartment closet.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Can someone help me with a Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed)? It's the only boss item left and I don't want the pain of a NG just for this

                                          Add me on ps4: phalkmin

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Anybody willing to drop Greatshield of Artorias? Its the last weapon that I needed for the achievement. Platform: PC

                                            • I'm willing to help those who are still missing ONLY this trophy and unable to get the for one reason or another.

                                              My PSN: RaazPuutynn

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Let see how much it cost
                                                .Artorias sword curse(NG+)Sif Soul
                                                . Artorias sword divine(NG++)Sif Soul
                                                .Artorias Shield (NG)Sif Soul
                                                .Quelaag's Furysword(NG)Quelaag's Soul
                                                .Chaos Blade(NG+)Quelaag's Soul
                                                .Darkmoon Bow(NG)Gwyndolin Soul
                                                .Tin Darkmoon Catalyst(NG+)Gwyndolin Soul
                                                .Lifehunt Scythe(NG)Perscila Soul
                                                .Golem Axe(NG)Golem Soul
                                                .Dragon Bone Fist(NG+)Golem Soul
                                                .Dragonslayer Spear(NG)Ornstein Soul,
                                                .Smough's Hammer(NG+)Smogh Soul
                                                .Great Lord Greatsword(NG+)Gwyn Soul
                                                ‌Total titanite shard =86.400
                                                ‌total large titanite =410.400
                                                ‌upgrade +1 to +10 need 2.000 soul per weapon =24.000
                                                ‌Ascend to boss weapon need 5.000 per weapon =60.000
                                                ‌opsional :buying demon spear ,stone greatsword giant halberd and crescent axE will cost you = 45.000
                                                ‌TOTAL =630.400

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Shooting the tail for the Drake Sword in NG+ on your 6th playthrough hits a little different to when you first got it as a crutch.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    So if I made boss weapons on different characters, can I get a friend to drop them to me or do I have to actually craft them all on one charecter?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      F*** those chanelers, that trident took me 3 straight hours of grinding to get with max item discovery and a path which allowed me to kill 2 every 1and half minutes. finally got that plat trophie after 92 hours of playtime

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It takes a lot of upgrade materials to make all those boss weapons. Easiest way to get them is to go to painted world, put on silver serpent ring and symbol of avarice, run from bonfire to the phalanx enemies (blob guys with shields and spears) and kill them all, run back to bonfire, repeat. You'll get over 20k souls each run on NG+, and you'll quickly have enough to just buy all the materials you need from the giant blacksmith.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Looks like the list is missing demons catalyst and izalith catalyst, potentially the obsidian great sword from the dlc

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            If you upgraded a boss weapon, Example; Great shield of Atroious +5 will that still count toward the achievement?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So it's not enough to simply have the boss soul to make their weapons, you first need a +10 weapon to make it. This requires 9 titanite shards and 9 large titanite shards. Multiply this by the number of weapons needed (14) and you get a whopping 126 regular and large titanite shards (252 combined total) needed for this trophy. Boy am I glad DS2/DS3 simplified this... not that you even need weapons for a trophy in those games but, anyway.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Can drop all weapons needed for this trophy as well as all rings in DS3, in exchange for help in Demon's Souls Remake (need PWCT).

                                                                PSN: ITehJelleh

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Well I just fd up AGAIN. Tried to cut off Priscilla tail when she was calm and all it did was aggro her. So I had to kill her. Didn't realize I need that fn weapon for the trophy. Only trophy I need. Now I got to finish this playthrough and move onto ng 5 just to cut that b**ch tail off. So ANNOYING !!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I've been trying to beat Gwyn in NG+ for like the 50th time today but I just can't... I ran through the whole game to get my missing weapons and now I can't beat him without Solaire, I'm so bad at parrying it looks like I'm actually asking for him to stab me in the chest.
                                                                    I only need his Great Lord Greatsword, so if anyone's willing to help me... Jasonoko (PS4)

                                                                    • So I have every item on the list, and I personally acquired them and the Souls required to make them and it still will not give me the trophy. I was looking for the answer in these comments but everyone is just lazy AF looking for a shortcut.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        So I have a question, if I decided to save my data to the cloud and then for example, trade Gwyn's soul to a friend and then download my save from the cloud, that should in theory give me Gwyn's Soul back and then I get the first Soul I traded to my friend given back, thus giving me two and make it so I only have to fight Gwyn once for both his Miracle and Weapon? Like would this work? Cos I'd imagine it would make it that I only have to beat the game once for basically all weapons right?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I thought I was doing pretty great trying to get the trophy, but then I realized I missed the two items from the npc invader in Tomb of the Giants and since I already beat Nito, the invader won't invade until I start a new game with stronger enemies again. **** my life.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            the travesti is that it does not need the avelyn, which is a chest (thus no need to farm) and tricky to access (thus worth the rare moniker)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              anyone willing to drop a Quelag soul or the Furysword/Chaos Blade for me?? I accidentally used the soul cause I'm dumb.
                                                                              My psn is Hexyst

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I really thought you needed the titanite catching pole for the achievement. the same day i found I didn't, i got 2 in Sen's Fortress in the same NG cycle. FML.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  You actually don't need the greatsword of artorias (cursed) for the achievement, I just got it today without the weapon

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