Drakeblood Knight


Enemy Type Hostile NPC
Weakness ??
Resistances ??
Immune Rapport

Drakeblood Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Drakeblood Knight Enemy Description


Drakeblood Knight Combat Information

  • Has around 1300 health on NG and deals high amounts of damage.
  • The combination of lightning and magic damage bleeds through shields. Dodging and parrying become a necessity instead of blocking and countering.
  • A very methodical, knightly fighter. Frequently switches his shield in and out and loves using the Skill stance. Dodging around his sword arts gives you the widest window for a backstab.
  • Very high endurance. Can rapidly swing that sword 6 times in a row, if given an opening.
  • Killing the Man-Serpent Summoner will not kill him but you'll at least be able to kill him permanently.
  • Can be kicked off the map. He'll still drop his sword if you do this.
  • Immune to the Pyromancy Rapport


 Drakeblood Knight Gallery

Drakeblood Knight sides Drakeblood Knight


Drakeblood Knight Notes & Trivia

  • Drops 4000 Souls
  • Drakeblood Knights appeared in the Dark Souls 2 DLC "Crown of the Sunken King". The errant knights upon Archdragon Peak either appear to have found a way to indulge their worshipful obsession with dragon blood without the dragon-hunting part or were otherwise spellbound by the man-serpent cult after their intrusion.
  • The corpse in Consumed King's Garden, from which you learn the "path of the dragon" gesture, is also clad in Drakeblood Armor.
  • Farming Method:
    Go to the Dragon-kin Mausoleum bonfire and wait near the summoning spawn point for the enemy.
    Your character should have 45 Strength, a Yhorm's Great Machete +5, Lloyd's Sword Ring, and a Hornet Ring, with a Dragon Torso Stone in your Quick Items.
    With these items equipped, you should be able to kill the knights with one backstab, make sure that you have enough time to use the Dragon Roar before backstabbing them, or else the AR buff will wear off.
    It is recommended that you equip the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and the Shield of Want to gain 5280 Souls with each kill. 
  • You can further boost the souls earned by equipping mendicants staff, the staff of the snake summoner, gained by farming it. This item also boosts souls earned from kills. If you cant use staffs, simply switch to it w the shortcut key right on the killing blow. You should have enough time to get the extra buff as it takes a little while for souls to pop out after death. Then switch back to your normal weapon for the next knight
  • Go to the area where you obtain the path of the dragon gesture after killing the drakeblood knight it gives you the full Drakeblood armor set.


Drakeblood Knight Variations

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Ancient Wyvern (Mob)  ♦  Angel  ♦  Ascended Winged Knight  ♦  Basilisk  ♦  Black Knight  ♦  Boreal Outrider Knight  ♦  Caged Hollow  ♦  Carthus Sandworm  ♦  Carthus Swordsman Skeleton  ♦  Cathedral Evangelist  ♦  Cathedral Grave Warden  ♦  Cathedral Knight  ♦  Clawed Curse  ♦  Corvian  ♦  Corvian Knight  ♦  Corvian Settler (Enemy)  ♦  Corvian Storyteller  ♦  Court Sorcerer  ♦  Crystal Lizard  ♦  Crystal Sage (Mob)  ♦  Darkwraith  ♦  Deacon  ♦  Deacon of the Deep  ♦  Deep Accursed  ♦  Demon  ♦  Demon Statue  ♦  Desert Pyromancer Zoey  ♦  Devout Hollow  ♦  Devout of the Deep  ♦  Elder Ghru  ♦  Elite Hollow Soldier  ♦  Farron Follower  ♦  Fire Witch  ♦  Gargoyle  ♦  Ghru Conjurator  ♦  Ghru Grunt  ♦  Ghru Leaper  ♦  Giant Avelyn  ♦  Giant Crab  ♦  Giant Fly  ♦  Giant Serpent-Man  ♦  Giant Slave  ♦  Grand Archives Scholar  ♦  Grave Warden  ♦  Gravewarden Skeleton  ♦  Greater Crab  ♦  Grotesque Londor Grower  ♦  Harald Legion Knight  ♦  Havel Knight  ♦  Hollow  ♦  Hollow Assassin  ♦  Hollow Cleric  ♦  Hollow Manservant  ♦  Hollow Priest  ♦  Hollow Slave  ♦  Hollow Soldier  ♦  Infested Corpse  ♦  Irithyllian Slave  ♦  Iron Dragonslayer  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator  ♦  Large Hollow Soldier  ♦  Lesser Crab  ♦  Lothric Knight  ♦  Lothric Wyvern  ♦  Lycanthrope  ♦  Lycanthrope Hunter  ♦  Mad Ghru  ♦  Madwoman  ♦  Maggot-grub  ♦  Man-grub  ♦  Man-Serpent Summoner  ♦  Millwood Chieftain  ♦  Millwood Knight  ♦  Mimic  ♦  Minor Skeleton  ♦  Monstrosity of Sin  ♦  Murkman  ♦  Murkmen  ♦  Overgrown Lothric Knight  ♦  Peasant Hollow  ♦  Poisonhorn Bug  ♦  Pontiff Knight  ♦  Pus of Man  ♦  Rapier Champion  ♦  Rat  ♦  Ravenous Crystal Lizard  ♦  Reanimated Corpse  ♦  Ringed Knight  ♦  Rock Lizard  ♦  Root Skeleton  ♦  Rotten Flesh of Aldrich  ♦  Rotten Slug  ♦  Serpent-man  ♦  Sewer Centipede  ♦  Silver Knight  ♦  Skeleton  ♦  Skeleton Ball  ♦  Skeleton Elites  ♦  Skeleton Wheel  ♦  Skeletons  ♦  Smoldering Ghru  ♦  Smoldering Rotten Flesh  ♦  Starved Hound  ♦  Sulyvahn's Beast  ♦  Thrall  ♦  Tree Woman  ♦  Winged Knight  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Wretch


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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2021 03:31  

      I seriously thought these guys were just Oscar of Astora (because the summoners can summon Ricard and Havel, why not another warrior from ds1). Only on my 2nd playthrough one of them dropped a drakeblood sword and I realized THESE were the drake blood knights.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jul 2021 19:59  

        their should be a drakeblood covenant and if you join it the enemy's at dragons peak don't attack you due to you being a drakeblood knight

        • Anonymous

          11 Mar 2021 04:21  

          Super annoying how in NG+ you have to constantly use the bonfire after every kill. The first one gives 19,440 souls and every single one after that gives 9,720. This is not true at all in NG. WTF

          • Anonymous

            07 Feb 2021 03:19  

            Ffs how many stamina does this guy have? He can spam 6 or 8 times and when he blocks with his SWORD it never breaks, meanwhile i can break havel when he's blocking with his GREATSHIELD

            What the hell?

            • Anonymous

              13 Mar 2020 17:51  

              Each new spawn shares the same resistance bars and fill up amount as the prior. This makes bleed very effective against them.

              • Anonymous

                05 Feb 2020 11:31  

                pretty sure drakeblood doesnt drop his armor, ive killed him millions of times for souls on first journey, you just go to path of dragon gesture spot and its there after killing him once, no need to NG+ as wiki says, fix this*****.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Oct 2019 20:15  

                  The ultimate sparring partner. Whenever I try a new set up or new weapon that I need to figure out the range on, I always come back to this guy. Good sir, my hat is off to you.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Aug 2019 04:10  

                    There is honestly no point in farming unless you want souls from him or a second set of armour. You don't need to be on Ng+ for the path of dragon corpse to have the set, just kill the drakeblood knight once and it'll be there.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Aug 2019 08:21  

                      Wow. Was really struggling with these buggers at first. Then got my +5 Wolf Knight Greatsword. Two handing it + using the WA absolutely DEMOLISHES these guys.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 May 2019 17:44  

                        Found in the Consumed King's Garden, on the corpse that teaches the Path of the Dragon gesture. For it to appear, the player must first defeat at least one Drakeblood Knight at Archdragon Peak.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Mar 2019 11:50  

                          A good strategy is to just use the charged stab with the zweihander it will commonly throw them back and then you can just repeat to stun lock them, but be wary of using it towards the stairs because they will sometimes get glitched and will be floating.

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Dec 2018 05:27  

                            No mention of the stronger version who pops up every now and then and gives way more souls than the regular ones?

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Jun 2018 14:24  

                              The armour appears on the corpse after Oceiros in NG when you defeat him for the first time, you don't have to wait until NG+ or waste time farming him. Not sure why this wiki hasn't been updated in the years since release.

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Apr 2018 03:23  

                                Did some testing and he appears to be staggered rather easily (I used a base-level rotten ghru sword) and he was able to be staggered with it.
                                As for weaknesses, he appears to not be entirely resistant to most elemental forms of damage (for testing i enchanted a base-level astora straight sword with miracles pyromancies and sorceries);
                                Normal Astora's Straight sword - 38 Damage
                                Lightning - 64 (+26) (It might just me being lucky but lightening staggers him an awful lot, even mid-attack sometimes).
                                Fire - 64 (+26)
                                Blessed - 44 (+6)
                                Frost N/A (I know that Vordt's hammer procs frost crits on him because I kill him in roughly 3 hits with a +5 vordt's hammer criting on the second or last swing).
                                Dark - 62 (+24)
                                Magic - 57 (+19) (please bear in mind that my intelligence is lower than my faith)
                                (I didn't test bleed or poison because it requires a proc to activate and i kept dying while trying to.)

                                So, it appears that he generally can be hit with anything. If I had to use the categories of Weak, Resistant, and Immune then it would go like this;
                                Weak Against;
                                Magic (my int is probably just not high enough to see similar results)
                                Frost (although still untested properly)

                                Resistant to;

                                Immune to;
                                Probably none (If not, bleed and poison)

                                Here are my character's relevant stats to give you an idea of how i came to those conclusions above;
                                Strength 32
                                Dexterity 18
                                Intelligence 20
                                Faith 30

                                • Anonymous

                                  18 Jan 2018 10:32  

                                  "NG+: If you don't feel like farming for their armor"

                                  But you can't farm their armor, they don't drop it. You can get their armor yes, but they don't drop it.

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