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.


Boreal Outrider Knight Enemy Description


Boreal Outrider Knight Combat Information


Boreal Outrider Knight 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"   


Boreal Outrider Knight Variations

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 15000  Outrider Knight Armour set


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    • Anonymous

      17 May 2019 16:50  

      Started getting pretty mad trying to kill this dude normally, you pretty much have to use a ranged attack, preferably a dark one, or you have to parry. Even if you’re not good at parrying I’d still recommend trying to figure out the timing, because going head to head against this thing is really frustrating.

      • 14 May 2019 03:32  

        Recently came back to 3, despite (in summer 2016) refusing to ever play it again until they fixxed the battle mechanics (poise, namely). Not wanting to start NG++ for 1 or 2 quite just yet, figured Id give 3 a glance, and give the dlc's a try. Im about a week or so in (or back, if you will). Character re-spec'd, Weps/Armors inventory revised. Enough hours spent at the Dragon Mausoleum warming back up on (the [broken] battle system) the respawning Drakeblood Knight. Very Bad battle mechanics system, tho, seemingly, a little better than what I recall from 2016.. Picked up on where I left off at Irythyll Dungeon on NG++. Like the other 2 Souls games, Dark Souls 3 does not disappoint where the environments are concerned. Work along from Irythyll Dungeon until I get to Lothric Castle. Worked through til I raise the gate past the 2 dragons, and keep exploring the area right abouts. Start my way down the staircase towards this guy... Dark Souls Spider-Sense kicks in!! Just enough of his FFFACE is visible for it all to return! This guy! This F'er here! I invented cusswords over this F'er! But I just cant leave all of these chests..

        • Anonymous

          27 Mar 2019 18:40  

          Can the mods delete the entry about "resembling Berserk?" There's no proof or reasonable evidence to make that connection, let alone put it on the wiki where it doesn't belong. This is a pretty glaring problem with literally every page that happens to have a large sword, and it's making this wiki look pretty retarded.

          • Anonymous

            05 Mar 2019 23:40  

            You people are hilarious. Just fight the dang thing! Aggressive! Dodge! No greed=win! Remember...if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge an outrider!

            • Anonymous

              27 Jan 2019 23:16  

              the one under the tower near Seigward can be lured to the lift and as you go up he'll fall under the lift and die..... or get stuck with you on the lift where he will utterly ruin your day.

              • Anonymous

                21 Jan 2019 21:14  

                Most cheeseworthy enemy in the game. Stay away and kill it with arrows, fighting these with melee is almost as fruitless as fighting pus of man with melee.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Dec 2018 10:47  

                  F*ck these guys. You have a 1/5 chance of killing them, which means 1/5 times during fighting you can recover. Very short, and this thing slaughters you almost instantly, even with a ton of protection

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Oct 2018 13:20  

                    For the first one: Run past open door, rest at BF Then either Ranged or Hit and Run The one in Lothric Castle is easily dispatched by luring him upstairs and keep shooting him with arrows (preferebly MillwoodBow given how easy theyre staggered)

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Sep 2018 20:09  

                      Remember when fast damaging enemies didn't have a lot of Poise or health? Pepperidge Farm remembers. That's what happens when you combine Bloodbornes garbage into this game. You get silly enemies like this.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Sep 2018 07:14  

                        Screw whatever idiot at FromSoft developed these things' attack patterns. Fast or damaging, not friggin both.

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Aug 2018 16:59  

                          the 2nd one can be lured to the bonfire,walk upstair and shoot him with arrow or something.He will attack the wall like crazy but not chasing us

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Aug 2018 06:07  

                            So far, this Miniboss has given me the most PTSD from anything in the game. (I'm only at Road of Sacrifices, pray for my soul fellow Unkindled ones)

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Jul 2018 15:39  

                              The second can be cheesed by luring him into the dragon fire.

                              The third one if lured to the edge of the railing can be shot with arrows or spells from the bridge below

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Jul 2018 20:03  

                                The one just before Undead Settlement can be easily killed. Simply send the lift you came down on upwards by stepping on the button, then quickly roll off. Then, go and aggro the Knight, and then lead him back to the lift shaft. Simply stand on the other side of the hole and he will eventually fall to his death

                                • Anonymous

                                  09 Jun 2018 10:59  

                                  Here's something really weird: You can kill the 2nd Outrider Knight by luring it all the way to the entrance to the place where bandits ambush you, and its textures and animations will glitch out, before turning invisible. Move toward it, and it will reappear. If you do this 2-3 times, it will simply disappear and give you the rapier. Bizarre...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    05 Apr 2018 16:20  

                                    It would be great if there was a boss fight with these 3 all at the same time like bloodborne... Still until this day it's by random luck that i kill them or die to them.. The first can be fooled through the door but the other two i prefer to fight them head on.. Then i die a couple of times until i somehow kill them using the same tactics i used before i died. lol

                                    • Anonymous

                                      24 Feb 2018 17:39  

                                      I think they had Artorias in mind when From was designing them. Honored knight fallen victim to their beasthood. The numbers don't add up but we have a woman outrider, the Dancer. A giant fat one, Vordt and 3 "normal" sized one. All of them in generel, are giants. A bit like the 4 generals of Gwyn. Only we have 5 now. (not implying they are the same +1, stop the fanfic BS!).

                                      • Anonymous

                                        22 Feb 2018 12:39  

                                        The first I lured down the hole where the elevator was, the other 2 I cheesed with crossbow far away. Tried to throw the feces at one but alas he was resistant.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          14 Feb 2018 17:26  

                                          Sometimes you just spam light attack, they can't even hit you without rolling, they die. And other times they are just impossible for some reason. After two years I am still scared of them.

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