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

      15 Jun 2021 23:09  

      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 15:29  

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

        • Anonymous

          22 Apr 2021 12:38  

          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 07:04  

            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 20:40  

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

              • Anonymous

                05 Apr 2021 19:39  

                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 21:55  

                  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 21:08  

                    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 23:54  

                      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 07:48  

                        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

                          04 Sep 2020 01:24  

                          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.

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Aug 2020 17:53  

                            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

                              23 Jun 2020 01:07  

                              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

                                29 May 2020 07:31  

                                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.

                                • 27 May 2020 13:19  

                                  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.

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