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Ascended Winged Knight

Enemy Type Knight
Weakness Dark, Magic, Frost
Resistances Physical-type, Fire, Lightning
Immune N/A

Ascended Winged Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

  • Winged Knights with actual, functional wings. They wear golden armor.
  • They have the same variants as the normal knights, Halberd and Twin axes
  • They can be found atop the roof directly opposite to the room with the Twin Princes. From the Grand Archives bonfire, use the elevator, go right then circle left to reach the roof.

 

Combat Information

  • They use aerial attacks
  • Extremely weak to Frost, Dark and Magic
  • Resistant to Physical-type damage (especially Slash), Fire and Lightning
  • Can be lured
  • Can be Rapported

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Killing all of the Ascended Winged Knights nets a Titanite Slab, but only one per playthrough.
  • Drops Large Titanite Shards, Titanite ChunksBlessed Gems, and their weapons.
  • Using the Shield of Want, Symbol of Avarice, and Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and repeatedly killing the three knights can net you souls at a very fast rate. After 2-3 runs you can buy enough upgrade materials to take a weapon from base to +9.
  • The trio in the Grand Archives are great for soul farming.  One fast and low risk strategy is to attune Hidden Body and Rapport and equip the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring (or use Spook, though it is cumbersome to keep casting). From the Grand Archives use the elevator, go right then circle left to reach the roof.  Run up the stairs and head slightly left near the doorway to the building. This will trigger to the trio to drop down, once they trigger, cast Hidden Body.  They will land and you should be between the group of 2 on one side and the single Knight on the other side. Cast Rapport right away on one of the two grouped together before the roaming one walks off and they will start fighting. Depending on your placement and timing, this will typically trigger the single knight to join the fray as well. If the single knight doesn't join, you can cast a spell to lure him over to the two knights that are fighting. Refresh Hidden Body and watch the trio destroy each other. Keep up Hidden Body and re-cast Rapport on the knights as needed. Once the knights have killed each other and only one is left, re-cast Rapport on him and you can freely attack him with your weapon to finish him off.  If you are having troubles getting the third knight to join the fight,  then just let the two duke it out together, finishing off whichever one wins. Then, cast Hidden Body and Rapport the single knight, freely attacking him with your weapon to kill him. Then, cast Homeward or use your Coiled Sword Fragment to start over. 
  • An easy strategy is to simply walk straight up the long stairway until you reach the final arch before the tower the knights drop down from. Carefully walk forward while watching the top of the tower and as soon as they jump down, back up to behind the arch. Slowy creep up towards the double axe kight, if done correctly only he should aggro to you and you can lead him down the stairway to fight him alone (if he's too close to the other halberd knight just hit him with a throwing knife or similar item), Once he's dispatched with, go up that same stairway and fight the halberd knight in front of you, as long as you don't get too close to the third knight on your left he will not aggro (if you're worried about accidentally aggroing the third knight just bait the second knight down the stairs like the first one). Finally finish off the lone third knight.
  • For melee builds, the best strategy is to immediately rush to the stairs on the right side of the roof, then wait for the twin axes-wielding knight to distance himself from the other two. He is the only one that patrols the area, so it is recommended that you take him out first to avoid being swarmed. Like with regular Winged Knights, it is recommended that you keep close distance when fighting them while constantly moving to their side.
  • Using a greatbow, it's possible to lure each Knight one by one to the area at the bottom of the stairs. Fire the greatbow from the first dome roof, starting from the right most Knight. Once hit, the Knight will jump down and approach the archway to the stairs. From there, lure it again with a spell/bomb/knife and it will come down the stairs to fight.
  • I've found a good strategy is to rush immediately into the interior of the tower at the lowest entrance. The knights will jump down once you get inside, and the double-axe wielder will begin patrolling from the left (once you've turned around and are facing back out the door). I like to cast spook, or you can use the slumbering dragoncrest ring, and walk out of the building and backstab the right-most halberd knight. With a decent weapon you can dispatch this knight reasonably quickly, in time to meet the axe wielder as he comes around. Once he has been defeated, recast spook and backstab the other halberd knight and fight him in much the same way as the others. No luring required and you get clean 1-on-1 fights. The only downside I've found, is that if you get unlucky and die, it's quite hard to regain your souls without them leaping down onto your head and ganging up on you. 
  • Onyx Blade decimates these Knights. Use the Hornet Ring and bait their slow moves, circle back, backstab = win. Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring+3, Mendicant's Staff and Shield of Want combo nets you 75,816 souls PER Knight on NG+.

 

Variations

with halberd

Location Drops
Grand Archives (on the roof)  2460  13000  

another with halberd

Location Drops
Grand Archives (on the roof)  2060  13000  

with twinaxes

Location Drops
Grand Archives (on the roof)  2470  13000  

 

 

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    • 02 Aug 2017 13:23  

      ez guide for killing those knights
      1. +10 dark dagger
      2. Dark Clutch Ring
      3. hornet ring

      with soft cap 40 str/dex/int/faith
      it make about 1800 dmg
      **dark dmg cal from int/faith
      *** spook is make it easier
      good luck

      • Anonymous

        30 Jul 2017 18:43  

        This is with Silver Serpent Ring+3, Symbol of Avarice, Shield of Want, and Mendicant's Staff

        NG= ~75K
        NG+1= ~77K
        NG+2= ~83K
        NG+3= ~85K
        NG+4= ~90K
        NG+5= ~92K
        NG+6= ~94K
        NG+7= ~96K

        • Anonymous

          21 Jul 2017 17:46  

          In my experience the fastest way to kill them (sorcerer, pyromancer, dark caster) is to run behind the single halberd knight and cast affinity, then firing dark spells/miracles/pyromancies untill he dies. Do the same for the second halberd knight afterwards. Then move to the double-axe wielder.

          Using the following equipment/stats...

          NG+
          Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring
          Young Dragon Ring
          Sage Ring
          Mendicant's staff
          50 Int
          Casting: 1x Affinity; 3x Great Soul Dregs

          ...it should take a few seconds less than 2 minutes from Grand archive bonfire to get there, kill them and teleport back. The halberd knights should die before they can attack if you keep at least approximately the maximum auto-aim distance. You will probably have to dodge the double-axe wielder's attack once after the second Great Soul Dregs cast.
          It should give you more than 7,000,000 souls per hour in NG+

          • Anonymous

            21 Jun 2017 04:20  

            Man, this is ridiculous. In NG++ with Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent +3 and double Shield of Want I can get 83,397 souls per knight. That's 250,191 souls every run through! (If you're wondering about the double Shield of Want, as a melee class you can switch to the shield mid-attack, so you can hold the shield in one hand, your weapon in the other, and switch from the weapon you're using mid-attack so you can be holding two shields just before the knight dies. I know most people know this, but it's here in case someone doesn't.)

            • Anonymous

              23 Feb 2017 23:38  

              NG++ with symbol of avarice, covetous silver serpant ring +2, shield of want and Mendican'ts Staff these guys drop ~80K Souls

              • Anonymous

                02 Jan 2017 19:25  

                I personally prefer to use a dark dagger or mail breaker and backstab them with a 40/40 int build, they are VERY weak to dark

                • Anonymous

                  16 Dec 2016 23:38  

                  I use a maxed out onyx blade or mlgs. You can trigger them dropping down and lure the twin axe one out by back out towards where you came from and then go beside the stairs. You can hit him and back off when he attacks so you don't take damage.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Nov 2016 08:01  

                    For the farming strategy using rapport, I've recorded a demonstration/tutorial of how to execute it. I don't know how to insert the link into the wiki article but if someone else can do that it would be great

                    https://youtu.be/tf858qyUsAU

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Nov 2016 00:45  

                      The easiest strategy is to just have any ranged weapon (even knives) and: 1.) Run up to where they normally drop down. 2.) Immediately run back behind the arch to the stairs before they hit the ground. 3.) Target the double-axe wielding knight and kite him down the stairs with your ranged weapon. 4.) Beat his ass. 5.) Walk up and beat up the last two individually where they stand.

                      Only the double-axe dude patrols around, so as long as you get him out of the way first, you won't get ganged up on unless you wander towards the third dude and aggro him.

                      • Anonymous

                        Souls07 Oct 2016 07:48  

                        In NG+ they award you 26k per Knight. <br/>With Serpent Ring, shield of want, symbol of avarice giving you 100% increased souls, that'll give you 52k, and this increases as you get higher level silver rings.

                        • Anonymous

                          Shocked05 Oct 2016 06:30  

                          I always looked down on winged knight in high wall of Lothric, but then the game passes by.. I found these guys standing like " OK this is my true form"

                          • Anonymous

                            Glitched02 Sep 2016 23:39  

                            Killed all 3 in one run the first time and only the last one rewarded me with a titanite slab.. the rest just gave me a shard. Wtf?!

                            • Anonymous

                              Easiest method and fastest01 Aug 2016 07:12  

                              All you do is use slumbering dragoncrest ring, run into the building beneath them. Then you use Rapport on the one to the right, and then the one to the left. The one to left will start fighting the other one and you can kill the one to the right with zero hassle. <br/><br/>:)

                              • Anonymous

                                Cheese for non-magic users that suck like me.30 Jul 2016 18:10  

                                The following takes a while, and I'm not proud to admit I did this, but it's pretty safe and just thought I would add it case someone else was having a hard time beating three of them in a row.<br/><br/>On the roof where you lure them too, there is an opening in the back right corner that leads to a platform, from that platform you can drop to where you fought the three NPC's. Lure the winged knights one at a time, down to the opening and jump to the first platform. Usually, they will jump all the way down.<br/><br/>From here there are a couple of options, you can either start using projectiles until you kill them. Or, you can wait till they are under you so you can get a high damage plunging attack. Then run away as fast you can back up to this spot (they will stay below) and do it again. Sometimes, they will walk into the building all the way to where the two handed lothric knight is standing. If this happens, it is possible to slowly walk up to them until you're behind for a critical. Run back outside the building (as this will aggro the lothric night as well), wait for them to reset and do it over again. If they reset in a manner that faces you, throw a projectile, run away and wait for them to reset again. They usually reset in a manner that will let you critical attack them without fear of aggro.<br/><br/>Again, not proud I had to do this, but it was easy and safe and didn't require any estus.

                                • Anonymous

                                  sacred flame29 Jul 2016 01:52  

                                  you can permanently stun lock them with sacred flame just wait for them to finish their combo and use it then recast it as they are getting back up for a very easy fight, im in NG+ and with 29 faith and 30 int i deal around 780 dmg with the witch ring and the great swamp ring i hit them 3 times and they survive with very little hp which then i just hit them with a weapon and they die.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    SWEET GOLD22 Jul 2016 21:23  

                                    I can't be the only one who wants their armor/weapons in gold, right? In dark souls 2 they did a thing were they gave stuff to players before their release of a dlc, and the last thing they gave was a weapon already in the game, but blue. Why not do the same with the golden weapons of the winged knights.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      glitch21 Jul 2016 08:12  

                                      anybody elss have the glitch where the silent ring and spook doesnt work on them. 2 out of my 4 saves have this glitch, the hear me no matter what. Very frustrating

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