Boreal Outrider Knight

Boreal Outrider Knight DKS3

Enemy Type Humanoid
Weakness Dark
Resistances Frost, Fire, Magic, Physical
Immune ??

Boreal Outrider Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description


Combat Information

  • Uses their unique weapon to attack, they all deal Frost damage.
  • Timing a roll, to end up at his side or back, followed by a combo is effective.
  • Can be parried and riposte'd.

Notes & Trivia

  • Outrider Knights have deformed over time, into dog-like Sulyvahn's Beasts, Vordt of the Boreal Valley and even the Dancer of the Boreal Valley. - "Every Outrider Knight one day devolves into a beast, constantly hounded by Pontiff Sulyvahn's black eyes."
  • Even though the Outrider Knight in Lothric Castle drops the Irithyll Rapier it still is seen weilding the Irithyll Straight Sword, similar to the knight in the Road of Sacrifices.
  • Maybe inspired by "Berserk" manga by Kentaro Miura, specifically, by Gutts in his Berserk armor that takes form of his inner beast or "beast of darkness" -- a wolf, and takes control of him. Similarly, their complete bestial forms of Sulyvahn's Beasts are designed after the "beast of darkness" from "Berserk"   


Irithyll Straight Sword Knight

Location Drops
Undead Settlement  654  1600 Irithyll Straight Sword

Irithyll Rapier Knight

 Location   Drops 
Lothric Castle  1971  3000  Irithyll Rapier

Boreal Outrider Knight

Location Drops
 Grand Archives  2330 16500  Outrider Armour set



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    • 09 Mar 2017 19:20  

      A method of cheesing the one in Lothric Castle is to lead him back up the curved staircase. Then guide him to the top of the staircase directly in front and hop down the opening on your right. You can trap him behind the wall and damage him with AOE spells and Pyromancies (Chaos Fire Orb works wonders)

      • 02 Mar 2017 04:26  

        Are these guys blind or what? I started playing as a thief and was surprised by how effective quickstep is against these things; they actually freeze (no pun intended) in place for a few seconds after I get behind them with it. Bandit's knife with human pine resin makes quick and easy work of them.

        • 24 Feb 2017 19:44  

          How to beat it easily, 1. Rush to the door and open the door, 2. attack him few attacks and back to outside the door, 3. repeat step 2 until it dead, 4. Profit!

          • 25 Dec 2016 12:39  

            It should also say immune to poison, I cast poison mist on the one in Lothrop six times and fought him with an Astor's spear +3 and never got him to be poisoned. I have yet to try toxic but I have a feeling the outcome will be the same.

            • 06 Dec 2016 01:41  

              For the one before crucifixtion woods i hate to admit i used the elevator cheese, send the elevator back up and bait him to the hole and watch him throw himself in

              • 22 Nov 2016 18:27  

                Lol 'Maybe inspired by "Berserk" manga by Kentaro Miura'? Shut the ***** up! Artorias is the only dude in the entire Dark Souls trilogy that's actually inspired by Berserk. Not everything is inspired by Berserk.

                • 25 Oct 2016 21:34  

                  For an upfront fight with melee against these knights, use the Carthus Bloodring, Chloranthy Ring, and be under 50% carry weight.

                  Being 50% and above weighs you down too much to have good dodge rolls and it 2-3 shots you even if your wearing strong armor so just ditch it in favor of necessary and better dodge rolls.

                  The rings gives so much more needed I-Frames and faster stamina regen for dodging the attacks and you just need to hit him once every chance. He'll go down progressively and smoothly.

                  • 25 Oct 2016 14:13  

                    I just used Iron Flesh, then pressed R1 a couple of times.

                    Took minimal damage and the guy died... Good lord that was so simple I wish i thought of it earlier.

                    • An easy way to kill the one in the church.05 Oct 2016 10:53  

                      I stumbled upon an easy way to deal with this bastard before the road of sacrifices after getting repeatedly pasted as a pyromancer. You need to lure him into the prior room near the stairs, then run towards the large doors he was guarding You should be able to break line of sight with him and push the doors open. After this, he should take up a new guard spot in the room with the stairs facing the elevator. He should remain here even if you use the bonfire. You can continue on your way along the road of sacrifices. If you want to kill him, you can sneak up behind him slowly and smack him with a charged 2 handed attack (I used the deep battle axe) and then run away and hide in the pillar room. He will go back to his new guard spot after a short while. Repeat until he is dead. It only took 3 charged 2 handed heavy attacks with the deep battle axe to dispose of him.

                      • Some massive pains27 Sep 2016 00:49  

                        I swear; these guys are some of the hardest enemies I've fought in these games. They're even harder than some of the bosses. Their attacks and moves are just very erratic, deal a bunch of damage, and cause frostbite really quickly.

                        • how to kill the first of them realy easy28 Aug 2016 02:39  

                          get the elevator back up before you engage the fight then lure him into the now open pit. (you will still get the Irithyll Straight Sword)

                          • How I cheese him - Wizardy26 Aug 2016 08:28  

                            I just lure him back to the stairway, get him in that lit notch close to the entrence and just spawn Great Soul Arrow until he goes down.<br/><br/>Not very sporting I know, but seriously, this guy is very obnoxious going 1 on 1!

                            • How to kill him easily19 Aug 2016 20:19  

                              Just use a parrying shield and a weapon that does decent critical damage, by the time he gets up you will probably have enough stanima to dodge or perform another parry.

                              • WTF07 Aug 2016 08:32  

                                This BOSS, Is just simply not fair (in my opinion)... Its a HARD game, yeah..... but such an uber aggressive boss, who gives you sometimes, a bit of a time to deal damage, is in my opinion too hard, specially because you HAVE to kill him to go further in the story..... and you cant get help either by summons....

                                • Lol03 Aug 2016 10:42  

                                  Someone has been going around the wiki complaining about connections to Berserk. I mean, honestly, it's not that far fetched. It would be one thing if people were drawing connections that aren't there, but some of the character designs are obvious homages and Miyazaki is well known to be influenced by it. Even if I think whoever is doing it is a whiny moron, it's still hilarious.

                                  • WTF?31 Jul 2016 06:12  

                                    Is up with the trivia?? First the superfluous supposition with Berserk, then this - "Going with the same logic as the berserk reference, may also be a reference to furry conventions since its a beast-like creature with inner demons, similar to the attendees of said conventions. Also, in the lore of these enemies, it states that they are humans trapped in beast-like bodies, which also further contributes to this connection between furries and this enemy."<br/><br/>This is a wiki. Enough with the baloney. Also on that note, it should be noted here that the spectres that appears near the Central bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley (just after the long bridge connecting to the Catacombs) resembles these Boreal Outrider Knights.

                                    • Pus of man strategy08 Jul 2016 14:12  

                                      An easy way to kill the Outrider in Lothric castle is to lead him to the pus of mans under the bridge. Just dodge and they'll take care of the outrider

                                      • Pestulent mercury20 Jun 2016 22:01  

                                        Found an easy kill for the lothric castle outrider. Hidden body + pestulent mercury around the corner near the staircase. He won't even investigate dying from cancer.<br/><br/>I tried the storyteller staff but he seems immune

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