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.
  • Uses Dark Hand  that serves as a magical shield which allow them a guardbreaking grab attack.
  • 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.
  • Resistant to most types of damages.
  • 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. (frequently)




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

      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.

                  • Anonymous

                    Permanently lost attunement points due dark hand18 May 2016 20:33  

                    Got me two or three times with dark hand. After the fight I recognized six missing points of attunement. Resting at the bonfire does not bring them back.

                    • Anonymous

                      Mad Aggro17 May 2016 23:16  

                      These guys don't just fight Ghru, they fight EVERYTHING. I personally enjoy luring the Black Knight from down past the perimeter bonfire to them. So far it's 3-2 in the Knight's favour, but pretty even! All it takes is one arrow and some running.

                      • Anonymous

                        Weaknesses15 May 2016 07:54  

                        Honestly I just used the hollowslayer greatsword+1 and the dark wraith went down after 6 hits<br/>

                        • Cracked Eye Orb12 May 2016 00:16  

                          They drop these things like Dre drops beats. Good lord I maxed out the 99 in my inventory and storage in a day farming these guys for Pale Tongues. To bad they don't sell for much. <br/>

                          • Anonymous

                            Pale Tongues07 May 2016 12:55  

                            Just by farming the two outside of the "Farron Keep Perimeter" bonfire, with the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring equipped (and the occasional rusted coin), I was able to get 10 Pale tongues for the Obscuring Ring (Rosaria's Fingers Rank 1) in around 20 minutes. I only had 12 luck at the time, so if you have higher luck (or use the Symbol of Avarice) you should be able to farm them even quicker.

                            • Anonymous

                              very very weak to fire04 May 2016 00:04  

                              If you are in new game plus i suggest using the firelink sword special attack it kills in 2 hits

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