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)
Enemy Type Abyssal
Weak   Farron Greatsword
Resistant   Dark
Immune   Poison
 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


Requires Lift Chamber Key from Leonhard the Ringfinger




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    • Anonymous

      02 Aug 2021 19:56  

      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

        15 Jun 2021 17:09  

        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

          04 May 2021 09:29  

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

          • Anonymous

            22 Apr 2021 06:38  

            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

              13 Apr 2021 01:04  

              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

                11 Apr 2021 14:40  

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

                • Anonymous

                  05 Apr 2021 13:39  

                  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

                    08 Feb 2021 15:55  

                    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

                      25 Jan 2021 15:08  

                      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

                        30 Nov 2020 17:54  

                        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

                          15 Oct 2020 01:48  

                          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

                            03 Sep 2020 19:24  

                            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.

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