Corvian Knight

Enemy Type Knight
Weakness Frost, Dark, Lightning

Bleed, Poison/Toxic, Fire

Immune ??

Corvian Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description

  • Dangerous knights very similar to the Boreal Outrider Knights.
  • Corvian Knights are enemies unique to the Corvian Settlement within The Painted World of Ariandel.
  • There are two variants: One wields a Rapier along some Darts (the Crow Quills weapon), and another wields one claw in each hand (the Crow Talons Weapon).


Combat Information

Attacks and Tips:

  • Don't be fooled by the Corvian Rapier Knight and it's darts. If you're lucky, you'll only get hit by one dart, and it doesn't do much damage. The problem is if all hit at once. His aim is very precise, and unless you roll (or hide behind a wall), you'll get hit by four darts at once, meaning almost insta-kill in less than one second. Stamina management is the key.
  •  Can be lured with Alluring Skulls. They'll be only affected if you aggro them first (e.g. Shooting them with projectiles, stand within their range of vision), otherwise they'll remain unaffected. (Still testing behavior with Aural Decoy)
  • Both variants are affected by Rapport.
  • Both variants can be backstabbed.


Notes & Trivia

  • Crow Talon knights become vulnerable to a critical hit when they are hit with any attack that causes stagger while they are attacking. This includes firebombs. Using Perseverance is an effective means of exploiting this.
  • Their weapons are available to the player, but their armor is not.
  • Crow Quill knights can perform a riposte if they break your guard.



Crow Quill Variant

Location Drops

Painted World of Ariandel


Large Titanite Shard

Sharp Gem


Crow Talons Variant

Location Drops
Painted World of Ariandel    

Large Titanite Shard

Sharp Gem

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    • Anonymous

      05 May 2017 15:52  

      Not sure how it happened but after farming one of them for the large shards and sharp gems, I got a chunk. Happened only once so far but could be a possible drop item of it wasn't a glitch

      • Anonymous

        05 Apr 2017 21:33  

        Pro tip: You can parry and backstab them.

        Basically: Only fight one at a time, run right into him and parry the first attack, shove your weapon up his ass if you couldn't kill him with the parry, rinse and repeat until dead.

        You're welcome.

        • Anonymous

          22 Mar 2017 19:45  

          The Crow Talon Variant can be riposted if you literally parry them, that is if you attack and your weapon hitbox hits theirs.

          • Anonymous

            12 Mar 2017 22:48  

            Overpowered. Nigh-unavoidable darts that almost insta kill you, timings on attacks that perfectly coincide with rolling moves, has poise, way too much health.

            • Anonymous

              10 Mar 2017 23:13  

              I might be wrong, but does the knight with the crow quills have an attack that's exactly the same as the special Ricard's Rapier weapon art? Could this have lore implecations?

              • Anonymous

                06 Mar 2017 03:40  

                Does killing the two knight in the house drop 102 large titanite shard per kill or is it just me? And with irithyll straight sword the claw one is so easy to kill. Literally unlimited soul right now.

                • Anonymous

                  05 Feb 2017 23:22  

                  u can get their weapons but u are very disadvantaged in moveset. its like with lothric greatsword or black Knight greatsword. u see the npc do crazy moves and Combos but u can do no more then just swing it from left to right and some lame Overhead attacks

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Jan 2017 00:27  

                    It's also really dumb that you can't get their armor it's so badass and like since they are so similar to break knight's why can't we get Corvian knight armor?

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Jan 2017 00:25  

                      The rapier one has this super cool special ability where he can uh hit you through solid objects I think u forgot to add that

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Dec 2016 22:32  

                        I know I can beat them, I already beat them, but, the only thing I don't like about dark souls is that human like enemies are doing things which we can not do. A wolf enemy is sprinting and almost flying? Why use a wolf then? Why not use a magical sprinting abomination? A corvian knight is jumping like crazy and hit from two miles silmuntanously with huge damage. Boreal outrider knights are special and non spawning and optional. I can accept them. I can beat them all yet I find this stupid. Make them some freaky creature then ok. But if a knight can hit me with its sheald while I'm standing behind, I want to be able to do the same thing with one or another way. If they can do, I need to be able to do same thing, then that feels fair. Exceptions are accepted which are also in dark souls 1 and 2. But man these human like creatures doesn't have spine. What the ***** are those movements I don't know. If it is possible for them then why not for me? They increased the only thing I don't like in souls game to make the game harder. You cant tell me git gud because I can beat them already. But if I was a corvian kight then oh god! I would dominate the world in two minutes. This means I don't actually beat them. They are stupid. I beat morons and that doesnt feel rewarded at all.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Dec 2016 10:14  

                          What the *****, the guys don't let you dodge roll. You try to get behind them or to their side and they jump, like "Nope, I'm still in front of you".

                          • Anonymous

                            Corvian Knight [DKS3 Wiki]02 Dec 2016 15:57  

                            Here's hoping the set is in the next DLC. Seriously, the Corvian Knight set looks better than any of the actual sets that we got.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Nov 2016 18:17  

                              Cancerous enemy. Almost as bad as Outrider Knights with the infinite stamina wombo combo nonsense. Dishes out a *****load of damage with fast successive attacks. Luckily they can be stunlocked.

                              • Anonymous

                                10 Nov 2016 05:02  

                                Hyperclerics eat these guys up. Even on NG+, an SL 120 hypercleric can dish out 3k+ damage fully-buffed, which will one-shot them. They were actually easier to get by than the weaker but more numerous regular mobs for my hypercleric.

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Nov 2016 11:38  

                                  You can parry them with ANY weapon If you manage to hit them while they are attacking or in the midst of their combos. Weapons with long range or fast moveset work very well in this case. Both the claw and sword variants can be parried (although the sword one is a bit more difficult). Can be parried with regular shields as well. Tested on the Claw Knight and Sword Knight encounter under the bridge and near the graveyard from Corvian Settlement bonfire.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    03 Nov 2016 19:56  

                                    These guys armor looks really cool especially the ones with the Crow Quills, why isn't it available From?!? WHYY?!?

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