Darkwraith

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General Info
HP  Souls Locations
692 500-2500 High Wall of Lothric
Farron Keep
Drops Dark Set
Dark Sword
Cracked Red Eye Orb
Pale Tongue
Red Eye Orb (Unique)
Defences
Enemy Type Abyssal
Weak   Farron Greatsword
Resistant   Dark
  Bleed
  Frostbite
Immune   Poison
  Toxic
 Alluring Skull does not attract this enemy, making it ineffective.
 Rapport does not charm this enemy, making it ineffective.

Darkwraith is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3

 

 Darkwraith Enemy Description

  • Darkwraith Knights wear the Dark Set armour.
  • Almost indistinguishable from the Darkwraiths of New Londo.

 

Darkwraith Location

  • One can be found at the bottom of the lift under the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric after following Leonhard's questline. Referred as "Special".
  • Another one is located near the Farron Keep bonfire. Head left and follow the great walls to find it. It is guarding a Coal item.
  • Two of them are attacking the Abyss Watchers stronghold, near Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire.

 

Darkwraith Combat Information

  • Health (Special/Regular): NG (692), NG+ (~1460), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??).
  • Uses Dark Sword with very fast continuous swings on very high poise. Deals Standard Damage or Thrust Damage.
  • Uses Dark Hand  that serves as a magical shield which allow them a guardbreaking grab attack. Deals Dark Damage.
  • Can be backstabbed, parried, and riposted.
  • Abyssal enemy, therefore weak to Farron Greatsword and Wolf Knight's Greatsword.
  • Neither weak nor resistant to Slash Damage.
  • Resistant to most types of damages, Bleed and Frostbite.
  • Despite their slim posture, they have very high poise.
  • Hitting them before they get hyper armor (they get this during attacks) with very heavy weapons can stun lock them.
  • Can be poisoned, shown when they attack the Ghrus, who cast poison cloud and it begins to tick their hp down.
  • Immune to Toxic.
  • Immune to Rapport.

 

Darkwraith Drops

  • Souls (Special): NG (2500), NG+ (13500), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??).
  • Souls (Regular): NG (500), NG+ (2000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??).
  • Cracked Red Eye Orb. (Guaranteed from Regular, 1-4)
  • Dark Set (frequently)
  • Dark Sword. (frequently)
  • Pale Tongue (rare)

 

Darkwraith Gallery

 

Darkwraith Trivia and Notes

  • Returning enemy from Dark Souls 1.
  • Darkwraiths will drop 2 Estus refills if they drop any.
  • After killing all the Ghru's in their path if they survive, they will patrolling in front of the Abyss Watchers chamber. They can be easily killed because they won't enter the chamber leaving them open to safe attacks.
  • They will attack all other enemies in the area, In Farron Keep, they will attack Ghru's within their aggro radius, which a player can use to his/her advantage.
  • They leave their swords behind when they die.
  • The Special Darkwraith in the High Wall of Lothric does respawn, and can drop all regular Darkwraith items giving an early chance to score the Dark Sword.

 

Darkwraith Variations

Special 

Requires Lift Chamber Key from Leonhard the Ringfinger

Regular 

 

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      To defeat the Dark Souls 1 enemy, you must use the Dark Souls 1 mindset.

      -Some Guy who's repeatedly killing the DarkWraith in the high wall for his sword

      • Anonymous

        this may be a stupid question but how are the DarkWraiths edgy so from what i can gather you wear a skull or don't speak when they cant and simply kill people because its your job

        I don't get it people like nito when he basically is a edgelord if what i can gather is correct regarding the wraiths

        • Anonymous

          being a DarkWraiths a good job mate its challenging work outdoors I guaranty you wont go hungry because at the end of the day

          as long as the age of fire is still going a ashen one is gunna end up dead

          motto of a DarkWraith
          succ kill wait repeat

          • Anonymous

            player with humanity mind is own business me a darkwraith hippity hoppity your humanity is now my property

            • Anonymous

              Me so you guys want the watchers dead right and you need to get past the grhu
              Darkwraith yes that’s right
              Me and I want the same thing as you and you are both skilled fighters all the same
              Darkwraith okay cool
              Me so let’s work together and kill the watchers together that plan sound good
              Darkwraith sounds good
              Me erm why is your hand glowing
              Darkwraith Just taking my payment for are services ashen one that’s all

              • Anonymous

                When the 2 of them spawn and slowly walk towards the gate and kill everything in their way, I can't help but think of the 2 badass mexican hitmen in Breaking Bad...

                • Anonymous

                  The two wariths outside of the watchers boss area were probably on their way to fight the abyss watchers themselves

                  • Anonymous

                    I heard stories about how hard these guys can be. Travelled down the elevator in the Tower on the Wall, and beat the Darkwraith on my first try. Probably a fluke though.

                    • Anonymous

                      I hated these guys and their surprise suck attack but I decided to wear their armor and join the ranks and give others the suck

                      • Anonymous

                        fun fact: if you use the slumbering dragoncrest ring or spook the darkwraith that drops the red eye orb is open for an easy backstab, as he is facing away from you

                        • Anonymous

                          Not sure if the observation has been made before but I’ve realized that they were the 4 kings of New Londo and there are only 4 appearances of the dark wraiths in Dark Souls 3. I understand the kings were killed in the first game but I wonder if they did this on purpose or if it is coincidence.

                          • Anonymous

                            Wait a sec. Their looted armor is weak to strike, with only 19.530 strike absorption but an actual Darkwraith enemy is resistant to strike damage? Something is wrong here.

                            • Anonymous

                              I usually bring the black knight from road of sacrifice to the farron perimeter and watch a good fight between him and the two darkwraiths. Then sweep in at the last minute to claim the spoils.

                              • Anonymous

                                I once thought very loathesome of these enemies and their “suck”. But then I joined their ranks and found purpose.
                                I now go about invading worlds filled with embers destroying the host and whoever dares defy me in that world, I’m stronger than ever before and no man or woman is safe when the darkwraiths roam about. Make all the precautions you want the darkwraiths with still get you and suck your life force out of your body.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I killed the two darkraiths at 692 HP, 690 doesn't kill but 692 as a hit does, I highly doubt they start with 8 damage done to them,

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Being near one, you can hear they have an eerie atmospheric ambiance to them, very reminiscent of being in New Londo Ruins. Wear some high quality headphones and stalk them to feel like you’re back with the OG Darkwraiths.

                                    • the two just before the abyss watchers arena spawn together, only a few meters apart, and THEY RESPAWN. from the bonfire of the shortcut, you can kite them, but they will follow you all the way to the crystal beast and past it to the other area.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        they cannot be backstabed and parry them in 60 fps is more luck than time, parry in this game is pure loteria bullshit

                                        • Anonymous

                                          These guys are your best weapon in the swamp. Just messed around a bit and lured them past the bonfire and trough the opening in the wall down in the swamp. They kill everything with ease as long as both are still alive. They cleared out most of the ghurs, elder ghurs and slugs until they finally got killed from the crab, very fun to watch.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I cheesed the tower wraith: leave elevator, shoot tow times, make a step back and let the elevator lift you to safety. Any Tips for a fair fight instead?

                                            • The one down the elevator in the High Wall can absolutely drop things besides just the Red Eye Orb. Not sure about everything he can drop, but I've gotten his sword multiple times now. < Screenshot for proof

                                              • Anonymous

                                                wait. ok i am on my first playthrough and i actually use these darkwraiths as a way to get souls. but I know they drop more than 500 souls because i get 2500 souls

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So.... turns out that the special darkwraith does drop loot other than the red eye orb. As in, everything else.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Their poise is ridiculous, I'm pretty sure dark sword shouldn't count as a heavy weapon but you literally can't trade with them because you'll never stagger them. Another cheeseworthy enemy to add to the list.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      They aren’t very resistant to lightning. I used wrath of the god and lightning stake at 45 faith with a +10 canvas talisman and wrath of the gods did 562 and at point blank range a direct hit lightning stake did 604-602 damage. I don’t know why there is minor variation but as you can tell they aren’t exactly resistant to lightning damage if it’s that effective and that much more effective than something they aren’t resistant to.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Can we change the drop rate of the dark sword from frequently to rare? I've killed them around 30 times now while having rusted coins activated and I still have not gotten a sword. FFS I have 56 cracked red eye orbs

                                                        • I believe they are immune to Alluring skulls as well (don't think that was stated above). Definitely was a struggle for me fighting them for the first time (they still tend to give me trouble). The high poise, fast attacks, heavy hitting grappling attack, relatively high health, good stuff for sure. In my experience, well placed spacing and their affinity to attack other enemies is their downfall.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The dark hand that they use has 100% magic absorbtion. You cannot damage them with sorceries while they use that shield.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              one dark wraith managed to slip into the abyss walker bossfight and fought them. Lol Me sirris and tt sneaky bastard vs that one dude

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I always beat the one for the Red Eye Orb by aggroing him, and then riding the elevator up, and he usually jumps down the elevator shaft and dies immediately.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  By the way, the "special" darkwraith in the high wall still drops the dark sword. I just got it a few seconds ago.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm pretty sure I've seen them be poisoned by the Ghru's outside the arena, despite the page suggesting otherwise, perhaps it's their speed and aggression that make applying it via weapon or mist not feasible, but when they're distracted by multiple targets it's easier for it to happen.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      does someone know why there are 2 of them in front of the abiss watchers bossfight? what are they doing there?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Drops:

                                                                        Pale Tongue. (frequently)

                                                                        someone got lazy and decided to use ctrl c and ctrl v i guess
                                                                        or they had 999999 item discovery

                                                                        • What the *****....I was farming the couple near the Abysswatchers boss fights, today (for the covenant items) and I had something like 30+ poise and a 2 handed zweihander....and the *****ers were still able to stagger me with a single hit of A MOTHER*****ING STRAIGHTSWORD....

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            the first time i killed each one it dropped armor but after that whenever i kill them i only get cracked red eye orb, is this normal or am i really unlucky?
                                                                            (my luck is 11 but i dont use anything to bost my luck)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Neat article; Just a quick question tho: WHY DAFUQ DO THEY HAVE SO MUCH POISE AND I CAN'T HAS AS MUCH??? *Crying Intensifies*

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I still play the 1.00 version, and both dark wraiths in farron keep give me 2500 souls (each). So I guess they changed it to 500 in later versions.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  If the darkwraiths are connected to the Abbyss and they drop cracked red eye orbs, then does that mean that every enemy with red eyes has been corrupted by the Abbyss. But in the Abbyss Watchers fight, the red eyed version is the one helping us, or are we helping it. Think about is The Abbyss Watchers are the ones keeping the Abbyss from taking over and defeating them provides the opportunity to take over the world. That may be why The Flame doesn't explode like it has in previous games. It shrivels because darkness has already plunged the world into chaos. It's Like what Elfrida said, Its just the flame shimmering at misguided ash.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If your want the full armored set and the wepon a realy good farming spot is in the farron keep perimiter ithink there will be 2 use a bow to call one over hit the one you want to come and just kill tjem until you get it all it also a good farming apot for souls to let me tell you they are pritty strong and dont let them grab you cause they will drop you amd start hitting without mercy

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I killed him a few times and he drops 10,000 souls on ng+. With Shield of Want, SS Ring and Symbol of Avarice, he's dropping 19,500 souls. Is that normal?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Do they not give as many souls after you beat Pontiff? Before I use to get 2500 or so and now I'm only getting around 500

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Got me two or three times with dark hand. After the fight I recognized six missing points of attunement. Resting at the bonfire does not bring them back.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            These guys don't just fight Ghru, they fight EVERYTHING. I personally enjoy luring the Black Knight from down past the perimeter bonfire to them. So far it's 3-2 in the Knight's favour, but pretty even! All it takes is one arrow and some running.

                                                                                            • They drop these things like Dre drops beats. Good lord I maxed out the 99 in my inventory and storage in a day farming these guys for Pale Tongues. To bad they don't sell for much.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Just by farming the two outside of the "Farron Keep Perimeter" bonfire, with the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring equipped (and the occasional rusted coin), I was able to get 10 Pale tongues for the Obscuring Ring (Rosaria's Fingers Rank 1) in around 20 minutes. I only had 12 luck at the time, so if you have higher luck (or use the Symbol of Avarice) you should be able to farm them even quicker.

                                                                                                • Farron Abyss Watchers have history of fighting against spread of the abyss, it would not be strange for abyss recognize enemy and to fight back sending darkwraights against them. They are clearly headed to fight them. Furthermore I clearly seen them aggro each other through fog gate when dying defeated by watchers.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Darkwraiths rarely venture far from the abyss, I'm guessing it is very close to the watchers...which would make sense being they are in the area.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      These guys are so ***** awesome. I'd like to try a build that lives up to them. Which means: ****load of Vigor, Strenght and Endurance. Rings: Steel Protection (?), Wolf Ring, Horse Hoof, Chloranthy RingHeavy Dark Sword for Strenght scaling.Dark SetDark HandAnd perhaps full hollow? I mean, imagine this poise-monster with high defense and mastering the Dark Sword move set + kick. Would be an awesome cosplay don't you think? :)

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        These guys are badass. I killed one of the two near the Farron keep boss and the other one slaughtered everything near the gate by himself.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Theres an easy strat for collecting Red Eye Orbs and a *****load of souls from these guys, i found. From the first bonfire at Farrons Keep, take a left and hop a few islands til you can snipe a shot at that one from long range... most times he will get pissed, run mad and slay a ton of slugs until he finally gets cornered by a gang of them.

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