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Havel Knight

Enemy Type Knight 
Weakness  Backstab
Resistances  Most type of damage
Immune  

the Havel Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

 

Combat Information

  • Medium/high resistance to most type of damage.
  • Can use his Shield's Skill, making him able to tank hits and raising his defense, while forcing him to fat-roll.  The skill has the same effect as Iron Flesh, meaning that his weakness to Lightning damage will greatly increase.
  • Can switch to 2-handed.
  • Can be guard-broken.
  • Can be lured using Alluring Skulls.
  • Shield he uses doesn't seem to have the stability as wielded by player. It can be attacked with midweight weapons (like Butcher Knife) without having to use it 2-handed.
  • You can lure him to follow you down the ladder. That's your chance to chain some damage (mainly as a sorcerer) on him.
  • Make him fly! If you have weapons that can launch, such as Black Knight's weapons or Wolf Knight's Greatsword, you can keep him down by spamming these. Try parry if he doesnt two hand.
  • Can be damaged repeatedly with bleed buildup from Dorhys' Gnawing.
  • Can be killed quickly with Pestilent Mercury

Notes & Trivia

 

Variations

Archdragon's Peak

Location Drops
  Archdragon Peak  2048  4,000 Dragon Tooth
Havel's Greatshield

 

 

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    • 19 Jun 2017 15:42  

      He seems to have somewhat unique AI in that he has phases, like a boss. At about 60-70% health, he will use his shield's skill, then two-hand his tooth. After this, he will never, ever one hand it, although he will, amusingly, try to block with the tooth, generally getting guard broken after only a couple of hits. His lightning absorption will also drop dramatically when he uses his shield's skill (great time to use miracles or other lightning projectiles), but it will return to normal when the skill ends. Also, if you interrupt his use of the skill, he will immediately try again, and again, and again, until he succeeds, which can be exploited.

      • 05 Jun 2017 16:28  

        r1 spam from light weapons stun locks him. Which is hilarious considering he's Havel. Just don't mess up the timing because his hyperarmor frames are incredibly long. Gotta get the jump on him before he starts up his attacks.

        • 06 May 2017 02:21  

          So you can easily cheese this guy right if you're with a friend.

          I actually defeated him through summon first which is rare. (I got his shield and tooth however.) He is highly resistant to backstabs but if you and your pal are close, his targeting system just plain breaks. Whoever is closer is automatically agroed, so if you want to, you and your buddy can take turns backstabbing him and there is one point where he literally stands still until attacked. (Which is how I defeated him later.)

          • 02 May 2017 05:06  

            Kinda a lame technique, but if you sneak up behind him without argoing, you can pelt him with 5 or 6 dung pies and he still won't argue. Takes him out in about a minute or so.

            • 29 Apr 2017 00:11  

              I parried him a couple of times until he got to half health and he tried to cast the buff from his shield which made him easy to backstab, he tried to do this everytime time he recovered from the backstab which made him easy to cheese.

              • 25 Apr 2017 04:18  

                A decent strategy i found was to parry him constantly until he two handed the dragon tooth, then i recommend using something that will deal alot of damage to him in one shot, i personally used a +5 dragonslayer spear and used it's weapon skill and it finished him off fairly quickly.

                • 19 Mar 2017 14:53  

                  useing snap freeze(from the dlc) doesnt wake him, though you have to wait like 30 seconds for it to damage him, however posion and toxic mist both awake him

                  • 26 Dec 2016 08:30  

                    Can be cheesed by going down the ladder and staying below which will for some reason make him jump down instead of going down normally and will almost always suicide off the cliff thanks to that (just happened to me)

                    • Have faith05 Oct 2016 15:16  

                      Easily died with sunlight spear once went two-handed weapon.<br/><br/>Chaos bed vestiges did more damage but I decided to use some lightning because ffxiii

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