Corvian Knight


Enemy Type Knight
Weakness Frost, Dark, Lightning

Bleed, Fire

Immune N/A

Corvian Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description

  • Dangerous knights very similar to the Boreal Outrider Knights.
  • Corvian Knights are enemies unique to the Corvian Settlement within The Painted World of Ariandel.
  • There are two variants: One wields a Rapier along some Darts (the Crow Quills weapon), and another wields one claw in each hand (the Crow Talons Weapon).


Combat Information

Attacks and Tips:

  • Don't be fooled by the Corvian Rapier Knight and it's darts. If you're lucky, you'll only get hit by one dart, and it doesn't do much damage. The problem is if all hit at once. His aim is very precise, and unless you roll (or hide behind a wall), you'll get hit by four darts at once, meaning almost insta-kill in less than one second. Stamina management is the key.
  • Attacks deals Slash Damage (both variants) or Thrust Damage (Crow Quill variant only).
  • Weak to Frostbite, Dark Damage and Lightning Damage.
  • Resistant to Bleed, and Fire Damage.
  • Can be lured with Alluring Skulls. They'll be only affected if you aggro them first (e.g. Shooting them with projectiles, stand within their range of vision), otherwise they'll remain unaffected. 
  • Aural Decoy only makes them face the direction where the spell lands, and it has to be close enough for them to do so. They also need to be not aggroed on you for it to work.
  • Both variants are affected by Rapport.
  • Both variants can be backstabbed.
  • Can be parried.


Notes & Trivia

  • Crow Talon knights become vulnerable to a critical hit when they are hit with any attack that causes stagger while they are attacking. This includes firebombs. Using Perseverance is an effective means of exploiting this.
  • Their weapons are available to the player, but their armor is not.
  • Both Crow Quill and Crow Talon Knights can perform a riposte if they break your guard.
  • Corvian are connected to the goddess Velka and are part of a clad of enemies related to sewage.



Crow Quill Variant

Crow Talons Variant

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    • Anonymous

      10 Sep 2021 13:42  

      Also weak to strike / resistant to thrust. I tested using lighting mace and lighting warpick (to grind them) and the mace dealt WAAAAY more damage, especially on criticals.

      Best fight to fight these things is to parry them. A simple buckler is all that is needed to just skip these bastard - they are piss easy to parry.

      • Anonymous

        16 Aug 2021 01:28  

        kek apparently i got really lucky with my first encounter with these enemies. the one that dropped down after the first gate i just attacked immediately and staggered. second one i just ran down and fell down inside a tower as a consequence.

        • Anonymous

          19 Feb 2021 04:47  

          These guys are literally harder than most bosses in the game. Particularly if you’re playing a dex build.

          • Anonymous

            05 Feb 2021 09:44  

            Their combos are just about as deadly as they are intimidating which I think is opposite of most enemies with long combo attacks. Best bet is to be aggressive and trade hits.

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2021 21:12  

              the one with the rapier on the way to the church with vinheim is the one thing in life that i truly hate, that mother****er made me lose 68k souls it took me an hour to get

              • Anonymous

                06 Jan 2021 20:12  

                they have long combos and very little openings, which is why its important to play ggressively. thats why we added some random hyperpoise, because **** you

                • Anonymous

                  15 Dec 2020 04:23  

                  The first one you encounter with the claws; a couple things I wanna let ya'll know:

                  You can sneak past him with hidden body

                  He has an almost 100% droprate of large titanite shards, with a small chance to drop sharp gems instead; you are guaranteed to get a drop no matter what

                  The easiest and safest way to kill things without gitting gud is to use Storyteller Staff WA while he's hanging under the bridge, then finish him off with something like boulder heave, and you can do this perfectly safely from the ledge right in front of him. This is a great way to get large shards early if you'd rather not go for early dancer and farm large shards in lothric castle.

                  Hope this helps somebody

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Oct 2020 10:33  

                    Use the Irithyll Straight Sword for the frostbite then smack them with a torch once they take a chunk of damage for easy kill.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Oct 2020 10:28  

                      One weird thing I noticed is that when I did a running attack with a curved greatsword, (I used the exile greatsword, only had this happen with the claw variant) occasionally their weapon would be pushed away and I could riposte them, as if I parried them. Does the running attack have parry frames or something?

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