Cathedral Knight

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Enemy Type Undead
Weakness Lightning, Frost
Resistances

Bleed

Immune N/A

Cathedral Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3

 

Cathedral Knight Enemy Description

  • Imposing knights with helmets and chest-plates 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, which gives damage reduction and makes them more aggressive.
  • Can be lured.
  • Can be affected by Rapport.
  • 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)

Greatsword

Crossbow

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

      Use rapport if you have trouble with these guys and they also have a good poise do that's why you can't really stagger them

      • Anonymous

        there might be a bug with dlc weapons. cathedral knights would backstab before, but now they will not get backstabbed or riposted. tested backstab without aggro, and using multiple weapons from AoA DLC, and still unsuccessful. The weapons work normally on other enemies in cathedral. has anyone else seen this bug where certain enemies can’t get backstabbed by AoA dlc weapons? do dlc weapons from RC have a similar bug?

        • Anonymous

          Mister heavy crossbow man up in the rafters deserves to be put in an eternal loop of fighting bed of chaos

          • Anonymous

            NG+2 Went against them 100 times! Parried the **** out of them with a medium shield and they killed the soul out me multiple times. Score is 50/50. To any future ashen one that want to play the parry game with them. Don't worry about the Club guy- He is easy. The GS guys are the pain. Look out for their kicks especially after you parry them once. They gain sentience and like to spam it! The running thrust attacks- do not parry, waste of time, health and stamina. Those overhead slashes- Parrieable but better off dodging or blocking and they like to spam it too. Anything else parry the soul out of them.

            Bonus tip- DO not riposte them on the stairs! They will instantly get back up and impale you while you are having a breather and feeling good about yourself.

            • Anonymous

              for the ones who didnt see they use force, it only happens when u guard break them. At least this is what I've seen.

              • Anonymous

                I mean they have a giant blade twice the size of the ashen one but they’ll just kick you off the cathedral rafters instead

                • Anonymous

                  The UGS cathedral knight are worse than the red-eyed lothric knights since they have unlimited fcking poise and will smash you in a corner if you decide to go there, good thing there aren't a lot of them

                  • Anonymous

                    I love it. Just killed the last 3 bosses first try about 15 minutes apart.

                    Cruising!

                    Got to CK Garden... UGS variant made me rage quit.

                    Here I am.

                    • Anonymous

                      I know they're called impotent because they are insane due to deep corruption, but I feel the other definition (helpless, lacking strength) is a jab at how EASY the great mace ones are to kill. It may also be a jab at the fact that the UGS variants can be parried despite wielding a supposedly unparriable weapon.

                      • Anonymous

                        Guys! I just litteraly made these bucketheads flinch with my rock hard defence and now officially feel more badass than ever. I don't know if that's normal with a greatshield because i usually don't try to block against big enemies but normaly they just keep bashing against your shield until your stamina is empty without even noticing. It doesn't work on every attack, but almost every attack of the UGS wielders and some of the mace attacks just bounce off my shield and throw them off balance. I used a Cathedral Knight Greatshield +10 with heavy infusion and fought against the ones at the Cathedral of the deep in NG+. I know you can stagger them with heavy weapons, but i've never seen anything able to stop them once they attack so i wanted to get this out here.

                        • Anonymous

                          do the ones in the cathedral actually drop shards? i've been grinding these things for a while for a cosplay build and i've not gotten a single shard, plenty of armour though

                          • Anonymous

                            Beware of those big guys, especially the greatsword ones. The elite variant has a lot of poise. I hyper-armor through light attacks with a +9 great mace (heavy infusion), but the heavy ones and the kicks stagger me. While they are attacking, a third hit with the mace staggers them, and the fouth one kills them. Backstab + full charged heavy kill them instantly. Dex has a hard time, as the swings make it hard to backstab them, and attacking them directely is kind of suicide. The elite shield and mace variant is easy to get down: fully charged heavy / double light (knightslayer ring) guardbreaks them, and after the frontstab it takes only one more hit to kill them.

                            • Anonymous

                              to anyone who thinks this knight is bullshlt, you obviously haven't seen the crow knights in A of A. You dont get to dodge them, parry, or take hits, that my friend is true bullshlt

                              • Anonymous

                                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

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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

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

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The only thing I hate about the se guys is not their damage Nor their infinite stamina, is their mother*****ing range.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        it should be mentioned that the heavy crossboy variant have only one spawn in the entire game... and seriously, i highly doubt that these knight actually drop titanite chunks , i’ve farmed many times for the UGS , the armor set , the greatshield and the heavy crossbow , i would say about 500 kills with 200+ item discovery , if its the case , this is one of the only things that never happened to me in 2 1/2 years

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I don’t even know how many times I died to that cathedral Knight with the GS guarding that forsaken blessed gem. 3,4,15 times? And all of them were from falling from him kicking me.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Im pretty sure that the greatsword ones have infinite stamina. The ones in the garden just killed me by swinging their greatsword 14 *****ing times in a row. unbelievable

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Resistant to dark damage. Also, as an aside note, they take slightly more damage from strike, not enough to really be noticed though.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                really happy that the greatsword ones have a kick and headbutt that comes out instantly. why bother swinging around that sword?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The Cathedral Knights at the Cathedral of the Deep are able to cast a miracle similar to Blessed Weapon (doesn't regenerate health, their weapon leaves behind mines that explode after some time, looks similar to Darkmoon Blade) Force, and Bountiful Sunlight (their version heals them AND regenerates HP over time). All in all a pretty cool and strong enemy!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    " And we'll make a bunch of enemies with Illegitimate damage output for the areas they are in, and give them infinite stamina. " -Miyazaki

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'm the only one who thinks the ones at Consumed Kings Garden need a little bit less stamina aren't I? I feel 8 swings is just a bit much, Y'know.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I do so love enemies that can buff stack a good 50% dmg reduction make their mace deal more dmg leave mines and heal them, and have the stamina of a god... ****ing steiroid users

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          i don't think they cast Great Heal, I actually think more like Bountiful Sunlight. By the way it's coloured and the fact it gives them and other enemies passive regen. i think this is very interesting because we get Bountiful Sunlight from Rosaria's soul... this may indicate that they know of Rosaria and they serve her in way maybe but this is just speculation.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            These guys seem to have infinite stamina - two hand great sword, hack/slash AND kick without break. Jesus.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The knights in the Gallery are Consumed King's knights, not Cathedral knights, even though they have nearly the same drops. I suppose the cathedral knights are clad in red because of their allegiance to the church. As for the Consumed King's knights, I don't think they play the same role as their cathedral counterparts, Oceiros is an abomination, but not a monster from the deep. They don't chase intruders that are attracted by the repulsiveness of the Consumed King as the cathedral knights do, I think they simply protect their king and his garden. And, while the cathedral knights seemed to prevent deep abominations to escape, Oceiros is too demented to escape. This is not a theory, just a vibe I got with these guys.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                These guys literally have infinite stamina. Two hand a Greatshield and you'll see.

                                                                                Broken ass enemy. Drakekeepers 2.0. Then everyone whined about them and ignored these guys.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  They are really resistant to bleeding with notched whip, crovian schyte and warden twinblades i was unable to apply bleeding to them (+3 weapons, 20 luck for now)

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Unfortunately, the armor that is dropped is the one worn by those in the cathedral. There are no Lothric variants of the armor/weapons. I was really hoping to get the blue cape armor plate for my STR/FTH build ;(

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      He doesn't drop Large Shards only normal ones, killed about 20 of them and only got normal shards. Not sure about Titanite Chunks though since the yare marked as extremely rare.

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