This is a trio of NPC enemies located in the Grand Archives on a staircase that leads to the Twin Princes boss fight.



It is possible to avoid the fight with them by wearing the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and casting Hidden Body.

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    • Anonymous

      23 May 2021 02:13  

      i killed them all with 2 estus flask first try (i was in dragon form, i used morne's hammer and a simple great lotheric shield) soooo O.P.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jan 2021 23:17  

        If you're finding these guys are hard here's my advice. Run past them, go through the door, get in elevator on the right. They won't go inside and will try to kill you through the wall. Take out a two hander and go to town. If the mage or archer try to get and angle on you just hug the wall nearest to where they came from. You should be able to kill the two melee doing this.

        • Anonymous

          01 Nov 2020 20:58  

          I like to run past them, clear the enemies between them and lothric, and summon phantoms to help me kill them.
          Tbh the best use for Siris and Orbek, because the can each distract 1 npc while I destroy the single one that’s on me.
          Players are still better but I tend to do this part offline.
          Also only Kamui is a Black hand member here (the other being Gotthard, with no confirmed third) so I don’t know why they are called the “Black Hand Trio”

          • Anonymous

            11 May 2020 07:02  

            Actually, yes. That is why Lion Knight, Albert, is willing to fight with you during the battle with Vordt of the Boreal Valley. And why Black Hand, Kamui faught with you during the battle with the Abyss Watchers. However, the reason why they seemingly "turn on you" is actually because you turned on them without even knowing that you had done so. You do so by killing the High Priestess of Lothric Castle, Emma, as the Black Hand were hired by someone to protect her against others. The Black Hand mind you, were like ninja mercenaries. The were hired, did the job, got out without anyone knowing, and ski-dad-all-ing away. However, with the job of guard duty, you were killed by someone, somehow, and lost all of your previous memories of who, what, and why you are. As well as everyone else, which makes sence actually, since you already know the skills of combat and how to use most items.

            • Anonymous

              13 May 2019 03:25  

              I dunno if I was overleveled when I faced them (SL125) but Chaos Bed Vestiges easily ate all three for breakfast.

              • Anonymous

                10 Jan 2019 16:02  

                If you're having a bad time fighting them, try using an ultra greatsword, some armor that lets you activate hyper armor and use the charged 2HR2 on them, i did it with the silver knight armor and a +5 profaned greatsword, everytime they tryed to attack me, i smashed them into the floor with the charged 2HR2 and it would make them lose more than half of their health in just one hit

                • Anonymous

                  21 Apr 2018 18:16  

                  Having a bad day? Try killing Albert and Daughter of crystal Kreimhild first, and then let Kamui try to attack you, and smash his health. Let him estus twice until he is all out, at which point, he will do the "no estus" animation. He will then switch to fists, and he should run, trying to estus until his health is a tiny sliver, at which point you switch to DA Greataxe and WA him into a black hand pancake. Teaches him right for ganking!

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2018 04:42  

                    I've played through this game a number of times and I was gearing up for this encounter again today. However, when I arrived, all 3 NPCs were already dead and their dropped items were on the ground. I have no idea why.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Aug 2017 21:58  

                      they're killing you because you're hunting lords of cinders, having killed 3 already, and are going to kill lothric who they want tro protect. As said by Matpat, lion knight albert was with you for vordt because it was unclear to them whether you were with or against them
                      My question is, what happens with them if you kill the lords but don't return them to their thrones?

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Apr 2017 21:20  

                        Why are they called "Black Hand Trio"? Kamui is the only Black Hand here... In the first place it is confirmed that there're only three black hands within the entire duration of the Lothric kingdom. Adding Kriemhild and Albert would make AT LEAST 4 Black Hands ( i say 4 instead of 5 because the 3rd Black Hand is never seen and could be either of these two if they took off their armor, though i doubt so since they all seem to dual wield). I vote they're re-named to "DS3 Gank Squad" (DS3 has to be included in the name because DS2 had it's own gank squad), since it is literally just inaccurate to call the other two Black Hands.

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