Boreal Outrider Knight

Boreal Outrider Knight DKS3

Enemy Type Humanoid
Weakness Dark
Resistances Frost, Fire, Magic, Physical-type
Immune Toxic/Poison

Boreal Outrider Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description


Combat Information

Notes & Trivia

  • The Black Fire Orb on a 20-20 INT-FTH build casted on a +9 Pyro Flame, will do 500 damage should you wear both Swamp and Witch's rings +Lloyd's Sword Ring.
  • 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."
  • The Outrider Knight in Lothric Castle drops the Irithyll Rapier regardless of wielding 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 the 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 Rapier Knight

 Location   Drops 
Lothric Castle  1971  3000  Irithyll Rapier

Boreal Outrider Knight

Location Drops
 Grand Archives  2330 15000  Outrider Knight Armour set



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    • 06 Nov 2017 00:17  

      Neat tip:
      1. when you descend with the lift step on it and get off so it will leave a hole
      2. Lure the knight out will caution
      3. Try to get it to fall into the pit; it will instantly die
      4. Get sword

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2017 01:45  

        Should edit: they can be parried and riposte’d but NOT backstabbed… amiright? I fu**ing can’t get one off at least…

        • Anonymous

          09 Oct 2017 13:47  

          It turns out that if you stay at medium range they'll just slowly crawl towards you while you pepper them with arrows. All three can get stuck on scenery and even at low levels a bow will put them away without any fuss. I'm sure there are plenty of people who'll claim to beat them at SL1 with no equipment without taking a hit, while holding their breath and being stung by bees. Personally I'm a massive coward and I like to find cowardly solutions to scary problems. There's nothing wrong with a bit of cheese now and then.

          • Anonymous

            04 Oct 2017 21:37  

            I've found using an Astora Greatsword infused with Dark worked fairly well. Two hits or a charged attack stunlocks them, and the Dark gem does tremendous damage. Only 4-5 hits and they went down. Also remember to use a moss fruit before taking them on, because that frost can really wear you down, even just being too close to them.

            Keep in mind that almost every attack they use is a part of a two- or three- hit combo, except maybe for the lunging thrust attack. If you need to heal, get as far the hell away as possible and keep rolling, and preferably find some sort of cover. They can cross the room in a heartbeat if they have to. Of course, if you become frostbitten, your chances of escape are pretty slim...

            • Anonymous

              12 Aug 2017 17:11  

              These guys are the bain of my *****ing existance, i can't run past it, and when i try to lure it out it *****ing jumps at me. Im so done with this *****ing enemy

              • 14 Jul 2017 13:04  

                For the one in the Archives, you can lure him out (after beating Crystal Sage Copy) and jump off the edge (onto the platform where you fight the CS Copy). He wont jump down after you, he'll just sit there... Staring at you... Almost as if to say, "Why..? Why would you do this to me? I expected a fair fight, and you gave me more cheese than a Deli-counter." And yeah, you can just head-shot him with the cross / bow. He doesn't move. Great for low level runs.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jul 2017 15:17  

                  You can also use the elevator you came down on for an easy kill. Just slowly guide the beast to the now missing elevator and put up your guard on the opposite side. It'll bounce off of you and die instantly.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jun 2017 17:27  

                    If these buggers are a pain greater than any boss in your ass - fear not!
                    Here is a comprehensive guide to cheese all 3 of them! =D

                    1st Outrider: Either run to the door, open it while being invincible, panic roll to the bonfire and use arrows/attack after a combo. Another way is luring it back to the elevator and take the elevator up. The outrider will spastically continue to attack eventually falling into the pit below the elevator and die - you will get the item regardless.

                    2nd Outrider: Can be lured into the dragonbreath(is a bit risky). The other way(my favourite) is to bait him to the balcony where the charm throwing enemy was, bait it down through the gap in the railing and than bait it down even further to the pit with the 2 Pus of man. If successful RUN FOR YOU FREAKIN UNLIVING - circle around running past all ambushing asassins/thiefs, drop down towards the Barraks-Bonfire(do not use it!) and continue to the pit with the pus of man and outrider inside. Use the pus and outrider now to attack you while on upper ground. Since the attack pattern of the pus is even more spatically retarded than the pattern of the outrider it will stunlock and kill kim eventually.

                    3rd Outrider: Aggro him and bait him back in the previous room. There is platform accessible by a staircase(where the thrall was throwing bombs at you) that you can use for cheesy plunge attacks.

                    Why fight something with infinite stamina and super speed when you can cheese it, I say. =D
                    PRAISE THE CHEESE!

                    • Anonymous

                      15 May 2017 21:53  

                      Dark Pyromancy seems to work. Black Flame on a +8 Pyro Flame with Swamp and Witch's rings will do 411 damage.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 May 2017 15:28  

                        There's an easy way to cheese the second outrider knight (in Lothric's castle). Aggro him and run up the stairs, stay at medium rare so that you keep the aggro and run the main passage where the dragons breathe fire. The outrider knight, assuming you kept the aggro, will be hit by the dragon's breath, so you'll have to keep him in the passage until he dies.

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Apr 2017 16:24  

                          the first one, right before road of sacrifice, this guy can easily be cheesed with anything ranged from the bonfire. he wont attack you if you are outside, if you dont use arrows or magic you can easily take a few steps in make a charged heavy attack then retreat out the door so he resets. rinse and repeat until he is dead. 100% physical sheild helps with this melee strategy. dont roll just walk backwards holding the sheild up.

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Apr 2017 18:14  

                            For the one at the end of Undead Settlement just before the bonfire for the next stage, he will hover at the door but cannot chase you out into the bonfire area. I cheesed him with a few well-placed arrows. If he does wander away step back into his chamber and get his attention and then run back outside towards the bonfire.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Apr 2017 04:00  

                              Good thing they never seem to wield sword with two hands or b8 with charged attack. Even scrub like me can parry 'em.

                              • Anonymous

                                10 Mar 2017 01:20  

                                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)

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