Enemy Type  Humanoid Hollow

Wolf Knight's Greatsword,

Farron Greatsword

Resistances Strike, Thrust, Magic, Lightning, Fire, Dark, Bleed, Frost



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 (700), 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


Requires Lift Chamber Key from Leonhard the Ringfinger




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    • Anonymous

      07 Jul 2019 20:00  

      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?

      • 02 May 2019 09:41  

        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

          01 Mar 2019 18:17  

          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

            26 Jan 2019 21:48  

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

            • Anonymous

              23 Jan 2019 14:00  

              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

                29 Dec 2018 02:58  

                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

                  19 Dec 2018 21:20  

                  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

                  • 19 Dec 2018 18:39  

                    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

                      01 Dec 2018 22:07  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Oct 2018 23:45  

                        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

                          15 Mar 2018 16:00  

                          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

                            08 Mar 2018 05:58  

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

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Feb 2018 02:58  

                              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

                                31 Dec 2017 01:51  

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

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