Cathedral Knight


Enemy Type Undead
Weakness Lightning, Frost


Immune N/A

Cathedral Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Cathedral Knight Enemy Description

  • Imponent knights with helmets and chestplates of black metal adorned with gold, their arms and legs covered in chainmail.


Cathedral Knight Combat Information

  • There are 3 variations met in game: using Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Great Mace or Heavy Crossbow.
  • Deals  Strike Damage or Thrust Damage.
  • Variation using mace may buff their weapon with miracle similar to Blessed Weapon. This makes their weapon leave timed "mines", which deals Physical (Standard?) Damage.
  • All variations can cast Great Heal, when their health is low enough.
  • Variation met at Consumed King's Garden can cast Force when close by.
  • Can be backstabbed, parried, guard-broken and riposted.
  • Weak to Lightning Damage and Frostbite.
  • Resistant to Bleed.
  • Can buff itself with Perseverance, what gives damage reduction and makes them more aggresive.
  • Can be lured.
  • Can be Rapported.
  • Deep Infused Cathedral Knight Greatshield has 98.8% Dark Defense.


Cathedral Knight Notes & Trivia

  • Deep Knights are guards of corrupted beings that have succumb to the deep. As seen guarding Rosaria's priest abominations in the Cathedral of the Deep, and guarding the Consumed King (an abomination), which also includes smaller dreg abominations.


Cathedral Knight Gallery


Cathedral Knight Variations

Greatmace and Greatshield

Location Drops
Cathedral of the Deep      

Cathedral Knight Set (Rare)

Great Mace (Very Rare)
Cathedral Knight Greatshield (Rare)
Ember (Very Rare)
Large Titanite Shard (Common)
Titanite Chunk (Extremely Rare)

Consumed King's Garden      

Cathedral Knight Set (Rare)

Great Mace (Very Rare)
Cathedral Knight Greatshield (Rare)
Ember (Very Rare)
Large Titanite Shard (Common)
Titanite Chunk (Extremely Rare)



Location Drops
 Cathedral of the Deep    

Cathedral Knight Set (Rare)

Heavy Crossbow (Very Rare)

Ember (Very Rare)

Large Titanite Shard

Titanite Chunk (Extremely Rare)


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    • Anonymous

      14 Sep 2020 19:39  

      An "easy" way to defeat this is to have him locked then run backwards towards the "stage" on the opposite side of the entrance (don't get too far from him). Then you walk the steps up the "stage" and once he's up the stage as well you drop to the side (a small drop) and wait for him to drop. When he follows you down to the side he drops his shield in the "fall", and you can get one hit. Rinse and repeat.

      • Anonymous

        17 Aug 2020 06:52  

        Can confirm large titanite shards are a common drop. I ended up with around 400 of those before getting the greatsword

        • Anonymous

          01 Aug 2020 00:06  

          I’ve only been getting Titanite Shard drops from the two knights near the Deacons of the Deep bonfire. Haven’t gotten a Large Titanite Shard drop yet. Anyone else experienced this?

          • Anonymous

            29 Jul 2020 06:57  

            unlimited poise, unlimited stamina, unlimited range, doesnt even get knocked off by charging thrust ugs the only way i deal with this guy is using shield and circling around them for backstab such bull****

            • Anonymous

              06 Jul 2020 23:13  

              unlimited stamina, poise, range, doesnt get knocked down even with charging thrust ugs such a bs
              the only way i dealt with this guy is using shield and circling around them for backstab

              • Anonymous

                02 Jul 2020 22:46  

                To these soultards who would rather suck miyazaki's d*ck before giving some thought over this game's bad development choices: before defending that sh**ty excuse of a poise system that is "WoRkInG aS iNtEdEd", try trading hits with the ugs variant of this knight, and use any weapon you like. THAT is true poise, motherf***ers.

                • Anonymous

                  03 May 2020 19:20  

                  Killed these guys and took their post at the cathedral wearing their armor cause I’m the true *****ing guardian of the cathedral come at me boys

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Feb 2020 17:18  

                    I recently had a Cathedral Knight in the Cathedral of the Deep (a.k.a. the Red-Cloth version) use Force on me. That was the first time i've ever seen that. Btw, it was the one with a Great Mace that's sitting on a bench towards the end of CotD, i had also killed everything nearby except the Hollows that are also sitting there. I damaged it with a heavy R2 to get huge damage in and make it get up, once it got up it used Force.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Nov 2019 00:38  

                      The ones in the cathedral can drop chunks? Wow, farmed them hundreds of times and played through hundreds of times but never once got a chunk from them.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Sep 2019 17:15  

                        Says in the description all variations can cast great heal when their health is low enough besides never seeing the UGS version using it.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Jul 2019 16:50  

                          a cathedral knight in cathedral of the deep used force on me when i was on the chandelier. I was in pure shock

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