Knight Kirk

Knight Kirk is an NPC Phantom in Dark Souls


Knight Kirk Information

Kirk, also known as the Knight of Thorns, is an infamous knight belonging to the Darkwraith faction (Although in reality he is actually a Chaos Servant which was released in an interview; this is why after his 3 defeats the body can be found in the same room as the Fair Lady.)

He has only one goal in life, apart from stealing Humanity, which is to make his prey bleed from nasty cuts inflicted by his gnarly weapons and armor

Beware of his dodge/roll, or utilize it once you have obtained the armor.



Locations Events
The Depths Invades you if you are in human form, only if you have not defeated Gaping Dragon. He appears near the Basilisk area.
Demon Ruins Invades you if you are in human form, only if you have not defeated the Demon Firesage, you also need to place the Lordvessel for him to appear. He appears on the stairwell with all the Capra Demons.
Lost Izalith

Invades you if you are in human form, only if you have not defeated The Bed of Chaos. He appears near the fog wall leading to The Bed of Chaos.



Items Notes
5,938 Souls and +1 Humanity Depths
26,950 Souls and +1 Humanity Demon Ruins
26,950 Souls and +1 Humanity Lost Izalith
Spiked Shield and Barbed Straight Sword Both are possible drops in any of the locations he invades, as in the drop chances are random, not assured.
Armor of Thorns Available in Quelaag's Domain, in the Covenant room, after defeating him in all 3 locations


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    • Anonymous

      16 Sep 2021 05:08  

      Is it normal for him to invade you in the Kiln of the First Flame? I was invaded by him there, didn’t manage to kill him though.

      • Anonymous

        31 Aug 2021 09:15  

        I was standing by his invasion spot and he wasn't invading (boss was still alive, I was human, nobody else was in my world) so I started looking up reasons why he might not show up. After about 5 minutes of waiting - while standing completely still - he invaded out of nowhere. This game is weird.

        • Anonymous

          08 Apr 2021 20:57  

          I thought he was a real player because I ran away from him and then spammed my shield to which he stopped walked away and then returned home do you have any idea why that happened?

          • Anonymous

            18 Feb 2021 18:36  

            I got invaded by him in the depths. My noob ass didn't know there WERE npc invaders. Thought he was a real guy and was really confused as to why i was able to beat him really easily. Thought maybe 'pvp in this game isn't so hard' big LOL.

            • Anonymous

              10 Feb 2021 11:35  

              So I killed Kirk in The Depths and right before the Bed Of Chaos but I missed him on the second encounter right before the Demon Firesage, does this mean I have to wait until NG+ to get his armor? Or can I somehow still get it?

              • Anonymous

                01 Feb 2021 05:35  

                Io non riesco a farmi invadere alle rovine del demone, l'ho già ucciso a lost izalith e alle profondità. Sono umano, sono nel posto giusto, ho già messo il ricettacolo dei lord ma lui non mi invade. Suggerimenti?

                • Anonymous

                  24 Dec 2020 04:32  

                  Shoutout: I did NOT kill Kirk in Depths, but killed him in both Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith, and his corpse with loot was in the room with the Fair Lady afterwards, not sure why but it happened.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Dec 2020 10:24  

                    I was invaded by Kirk in Anor Londo, but he was banished because I was going in to O&S's fight. I came here to see if it was an actual scripted invasion, or if some jerk is running around cosplaying.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Aug 2020 20:51  

                      Meanwhile in the Sewers:

                      "Come to me, my loyal giant rats. Together we will wash this miserable Casul down the drain"

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Jul 2020 16:24  

                        So apparently if you parry him and kick him of the ledge near the bonfire past the capra demons he won't die.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Jul 2020 20:20  

                          Does the fair lady still need to be alive for me to loot his body in that room? I killed her and ate her soul.

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Apr 2020 15:29  

                            I hate the depths so I just take the short cut through new Londo ruins then go to valley of drakes then bam, depths and half of dumbtown skipped!

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Apr 2020 08:40  

                              Anyone on Switch have a spare set of this armor you could drop for me? I forgot to fight him in the Depths :(

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Jan 2020 13:27  

                                Remastered on PS4. I’ve been invaden by Kirk in Lost Izalith even I did not fight him before in Depths or Demon Ruins (Gaping Dragon and Demon Firesage already defeated ). But no armor back in Fair Lady’s room as the wiki says (just defeated him once). Anyway I’m posting because I wrongly assumed you couldn’t face him if you had missed previous encounters, but you can.

                                • Anonymous

                                  20 Jan 2020 01:47  

                                  He invaded me at the Demon Ruins and before I could even see him, he died (I still have no clue how)... probably missed the loot

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