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Ringed Knight

Enemy Type Knight
Weakness Frost, Dark
Resistances Fire, Lightning, Standard, Slash, Thrust, Poison/Toxic, Bleed
Immune n/a

Ringed Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

  • Powerful knights that guard the streets of the Ringed City.
  • Their armor and fighting style are both very reminiscent of Darkwraiths.

 

Combat Information

 Known Drops

Notes & Trivia

  • When the straight sword variant holds its blade upwards and lights it, it will either do a Soul of Cinder-esque 5-hit combo or a lunging thrust from long range.
  • The spear variant's shield roar can knock players back, so be careful when fighting them near cliffs.
  • Bearing similarities to Darkwraiths, it is possible that Darkstalker Kaathe (from Dark Souls 1) was once associated with the city that these knights guard.

 

Variations

Ringed Knight - Sword user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      
       

Ringed Knight - Pike user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      
       

Ringed Knight - Greatswords user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      
       

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      05 Dec 2017 23:30  

      sacred flame completely destroys these dudes. dodge their first combo (roll next to them) and use sacred flame. for the time the get up u will have casted a second one, which they cant dodge. repeat. enjoy.

      • Anonymous

        24 Sep 2017 22:49  

        just want to say, and people can check for themselves, there is a second ringed knight with the paired greatswords. go to the fillianores rest bonfire and when you leave the room go around the wall to your right and straight back you should see him roaming in the distance. I think he has less health than the first one and drops a slab when killed and does respawn.

        • Anonymous

          15 Sep 2017 16:31  

          Good enemies to farm souls. ... With the Symbol of Avarice, the Covetous Silver Ring +3, the Shield of want and the Medicant's Staff, I get 45k on NG++. I always go to the Ringed Inner Wall Bonfire and from there through the tunnel to the garden where you meet the one Ringed Knight. Killing the 5 enemies on the way plus the Ringed Knight and returning back to the Bonfire will result in about 80k in one minute resp. 4.8m in one hour. And you get a lot of Dunge Pies, Lightning and Hollow Gems as well as Ringed knight armor.

          • Anonymous

            10 Sep 2017 20:09  

            Has anyone else noticed how the spear and straight sword movesets are both VERY similar to soul of cinder's moveset for that weapon type? You could do a really good SoC cosplay by holding those two weapons in right hand with firelink gs, and a pyro flame in left.

            • 24 Aug 2017 16:11  

              Their attack range is large, they have little to no opening i.e if you move in for a hit you'll get hit no matter what, their physical attacks (non-fire) cannot be blocked 100% with a medium shield and they always have their shields up unlike other spear using enemies, making them a pain in the arse for Dex and lighter builds.

              Whereas Heavy STR & high VIT builds would have a field day with them though as their attacks are pathetically weak against greatshields.

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2017 05:49  

                I would like to know more about these, things like how mutch HP they have, the damage they do, how mutch absorbtion they have, these things would help me alot making my Ringed Knight Build dude :D

                • Anonymous

                  17 Jul 2017 08:13  

                  Look into the God's Chemosh and Moloch if you want to know more. Basically involves sacrificing your new born to a fire for money.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Jun 2017 18:01  

                    It must have been an insane battle when the gods and their silver knights battled the ringed knights into submission to stop the abyss from swallowing the whole world. Ragnarok doomsday like!

                    • Anonymous

                      20 May 2017 08:20  

                      it's irritating these enemy pages use the phrasing "Can't be both lured and rapported", which taken literally leads me to believe you can't lure them and rapport them simultaneously. should read "Can't be lured or rapported".

                      ~(A & B) <=> (~A | ~B) =/= ~(A | B) <=> (~A & ~B)

                      de morgan's law mother *****ers, its basic logic

                      • Anonymous

                        11 May 2017 23:38  

                        I think I have a farming route for these guys that works pretty well. Starting from Ringed City Streets, enter the area requiring you to "show your humanity". Then kill the two Ringed Knights there (and the giant, if you want), then go down the stairs near the giant and down the ladder. From there, if you look down, you should see two Ringed Knights below you, one of them close enough to the wall to get a plunging attack on. Do that plunging attack, then take them out (the second one won't aggro unless you get in his field of view). From there, get close to the edge opposite the wall you just dropped down, and you should see another Ringed Knight. You can perform a leap attack that will turn into a plunging attack onto him, then take care of him. Then use the coiled sword fragment/homeward bone/ dark sign and start over. It sounds complicated, but once you get it down, you can get through the route pretty quickly, and it feels safer and more efficient than farming the four on the sunken building in the swamp.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Apr 2017 06:00  

                          Where's the best place to farm these guys in multiples? Been killing the double greatsword Knight but one at a time is tedious.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Apr 2017 19:05  

                            ringed set looks pretty badass , gotten full set off first two you meet in ringed inner wall only one hood multiple rest

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Apr 2017 19:48  

                              These guys have a fanged smile when you look at their faces.. Also, aren't they pygmy/human? So shouldn't they be strong to Dark and weak to Lightning or something else? Just seems odd to me.

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Apr 2017 02:35  

                                Their health on NG+4 Is 3,850 lol. Also Embers are quite common to drop along with chunks. once you kill like 15 or 20 knights the drop rate of everything increases. I get embers and chunks from them just having my luck up to 180. When I use the ring, staff, crystal sage rapier, the monster treasure chest head, and use a lucky coin Ill be at like 490 luck. Stuff starts dropping in 2's and 3's. These guys are the best to farm for embers in the whole game!

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