Enemy Type  Humanoid Hollow

Farron Greatsword
Wolf Knight's Greatsword

Resistances Strike, Thrust, Magic, Lightning, Fire, Dark, Bleed, Frost
Immune Poison, Toxic

Darkwraith is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

Enemy Description

  • Darkwraith Knights wear the Dark Set armour.
  • Almost indistinguishable from the Darkwraiths of New Londo.


  • One can be found at the bottom of the lift under the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric after following Leonhard's questline. Referred as "Special".
  • Another one is located near the Farron Keep bonfire. Head left and follow the great walls to find it.
  • Two of them are attacking the Abyss Watchers stronghold, near Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire.

Combat Information

  • Health (Special/Regular): NG (700), NG+ (~1460), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??).
  • Uses Dark Sword with very fast continuous swings on very high poise. Deals Standard Damage or Thrust Damage.
  • Uses Dark Hand  that serves as a magical shield which allow them a guardbreaking grab attack. Deals Dark Damage.
  • Can be backstabbed, parried, and riposted.
  • Immune to Rapport.
  • Abyssal enemy, therefore weak to Farron Greatsword and Wolf Knight's Greatsword.
  • Neither weak nor resistant to Slash Damage.
  • Resistant to most types of damages, Bleed and Frostbite.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic.
  • Despite their slim posture, they have very high poise.
  • Hitting them before they get hyper armor (they get this during attacks) with very heavy weapons can stun lock them.


  • Souls (Special): NG (2500), NG+ (13500), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??).
  • Souls (Regular): NG (500), NG+ (2000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??).
  • Cracked Red Eye Orb. (Guaranteed from Regular, 1-4)
  • Dark Set (frequently)
  • Dark Sword. (frequently)
  • Pale Tongue (rare)




Notes & Trivia

  • Returning enemy from Dark Souls 1.
  • Darkwraiths will drop 2 Estus refills if they drop any.
  • After killing all the Ghur's in their path if they survive, they will patrolling in front of the Abyss Watchers chamber. They can be easily killed because they won't enter the chamber leaving them open to safe attacks.
  • In Farron Keep, they will attack Ghru's within their aggro radius, which a player can use to his/her advantage.
  • When they die, their sword does not dissapear.



Regular Spawn






    • Anonymous

      31 Dec 2017 01:51  

      does someone know why there are 2 of them in front of the abiss watchers bossfight? what are they doing there?

      • Anonymous

        30 Oct 2017 01:03  


        Pale Tongue. (frequently)

        someone got lazy and decided to use ctrl c and ctrl v i guess
        or they had 999999 item discovery

        • 16 Oct 2017 23:21  

          What the *****....I was farming the couple near the Abysswatchers boss fights, today (for the covenant items) and I had something like 30+ poise and a 2 handed zweihander....and the *****ers were still able to stagger me with a single hit of A MOTHER*****ING STRAIGHTSWORD....

          • Anonymous

            29 Sep 2017 13:41  

            the first time i killed each one it dropped armor but after that whenever i kill them i only get cracked red eye orb, is this normal or am i really unlucky?
            (my luck is 11 but i dont use anything to bost my luck)

            • Anonymous

              11 Jul 2017 05:56  

              Neat article; Just a quick question tho: WHY DAFUQ DO THEY HAVE SO MUCH POISE AND I CAN'T HAS AS MUCH??? *Crying Intensifies*

              • Anonymous

                14 Mar 2017 10:28  

                I still play the 1.00 version, and both dark wraiths in farron keep give me 2500 souls (each). So I guess they changed it to 500 in later versions.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Feb 2017 04:33  

                  If the darkwraiths are connected to the Abbyss and they drop cracked red eye orbs, then does that mean that every enemy with red eyes has been corrupted by the Abbyss. But in the Abbyss Watchers fight, the red eyed version is the one helping us, or are we helping it. Think about is The Abbyss Watchers are the ones keeping the Abbyss from taking over and defeating them provides the opportunity to take over the world. That may be why The Flame doesn't explode like it has in previous games. It shrivels because darkness has already plunged the world into chaos. It's Like what Elfrida said, Its just the flame shimmering at misguided ash.

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Jan 2017 06:31  

                    If your want the full armored set and the wepon a realy good farming spot is in the farron keep perimiter ithink there will be 2 use a bow to call one over hit the one you want to come and just kill tjem until you get it all it also a good farming apot for souls to let me tell you they are pritty strong and dont let them grab you cause they will drop you amd start hitting without mercy

                    • Anonymous

                      High Wall of Lothric Darkwraith01 Jun 2016 15:26  

                      I killed him a few times and he drops 10,000 souls on ng+. With Shield of Want, SS Ring and Symbol of Avarice, he's dropping 19,500 souls. Is that normal?

                      • Anonymous

                        Soul Drop31 May 2016 18:56  

                        Do they not give as many souls after you beat Pontiff? Before I use to get 2500 or so and now I'm only getting around 500

                        • Anonymous

                          I want to sound like them!!29 May 2016 13:16  

                          ...if wearing the skull mask. Would be so much more fun if cosplaying these dudes.

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