Harald Legion Knight

Enemy Type Possessed Abyssal Armour
Weakness Plunging Attack, Fire, Lightning,Wolf Knight's Greatsword, Farron Greatsword
Resistances Physical-type Damage, Dark 
Immune Frostbite, Bleed, Poison/Toxic, Rapport, Alluring skull

Harald Legion Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC.


Harald Legion Knight Description

  • The Harald Legion Knight is a humonguous, bloated knight who sought the dark soul. Their armor sank into the dark with the legion, where their cavities bloated in grotesque displays, never again to fit any ordinarily-shaped body.

  • They carry a giant gold-decorated curved sword, which sank into the dark with the legion, where their blades were severely corroded.


Harald Legion Knight Combat Information

  • They are extremely weak to plunging attack.
  • They swing their Curved Great Sword in a rapid succession, however they are extremely vulnerable after their combos.
  • Their attacks deals Slash Damage and Standard Damage damage.
  • All their one-handed attacks can be parried, their two-handed attacks cannot.
  • When parried, they will fall on one knee similar to how Iudex/Champion Gundyr do when parried. They can be attacked multiple times depending on weapon and be dealt counter damage before being riposted. if they take too much damage to head in the riposte position they will stagger and get up, eliminating the chance to riposte.  
  • Weak spot: Black Mass on their head (tested using Black Bow of Pharis from really close proximity: it grants about 33% more damage, e.g. ~200 vs ~150 from single arrow). Hitting it precisely with specific Weapon Arts, throwable items or arrows breaks their attack and doubles the damage.
  • Abyssal creature, therefore weak to Wolf Knight's Greatsword and Farron Greatsword.
  • Weak to Fire Damage and Lightning Damage.
  • Resistant to Physical-type damage and Dark Damage.
  • Immune to Bleed, Frost, Poison/Toxic.
  • Despite their size, they have low Poise.
  • Can't be lured using Alluring skull.
  • They can't be effected by the Rapport Pyromancy.
  • Using Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and Hidden Body at the same time will make player completely invisible for this enemy, which cannot be said about all Ringed City enemies.


Harald Legion Knight Notes & Trivia

  • Some knights on the stairs in lower section of the Ringed City can be lured to the ladder on the left side when you're facing the big swamp. Just lure them, then climb on the ladder and drop down with plunge attack. They can also be grouped, so sorcerers can use spells like Crystal Soul Spear or Chaos Bed Vestige for mass damage.
  • Uses Harald Curved Greatsword, but doesn't drop it. 
  • The plunging attack causes an animation, similar to the Ancient Wyvern.
  • Their attacks can damage every other enemy on the map and dark spirit, you can use them to clear all enemies except thier own kind.
  • Plunge attacks cause an animation that makes their head explode, but sometimes does not kill them.
    • If you're wearing Hornet Ring, the plunging attack will almost always kill them or use Chaos Dagger +10 which would kill them even without Hornet Ring,
  • Normaly located near edges of cliffs. Try to get to the cliff for the plunge, as it kills them or brings them close to death, as well as staggering them.
  • Their set looks similar to Slave Knight set.
  • Harald Legion Knight has nearly 5400 HP at NG +7


Harald Legion Knight Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
The Dreg Heap  4767 (NG++) 5800 (NG), 12760 (NG++)

Titanite Chunks (1/2/4, Often)

Harald Set (Rare)

Dark Gem (Extremely rare)


Variation Name

Location Drops
The Ringed City

~3000 (NG) 

4767 (NG++)

 5800 (NG), 12760 (NG++)  

Titanite Chunks (1/2/4, Uncommon)

Harald Set (Rare)

Dark Gem (Extremely rare)


Variation Name

Location Drops


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    • Anonymous

      26 Apr 2021 15:58  

      Does the Hornet Ring prevent you from acting out the Riposte animation after you Parry these big bois? I was having absolutely no trouble Parrying and then Riposting without the Hornet ring equipped, but then i thought, "hey i'll put on the ring to make this faster!" but every time i put on the Hornet Ring, the Riposte never happens and i only perform a regular light attack. Been trying this for around an hour, alternating between equipping the Hornet Ring and then removing it and it's really confusing me. Can anybody 100% confirm or deny that this is an actual thing in game, or am I just a complete pleb??

      • Anonymous

        24 Mar 2021 01:04  

        3 that spawn next to ring city streets . Super easy to pull 1 at aa time back peddling and spamming cbv.. you're welcome... Killed 63 so far... No pieces of armor let a lone what I'm looking for 8 gems though.. rng dislikes me at times

        • Anonymous

          16 Mar 2021 22:27  

          super usefull combat information: they get staggered by a singele gs and cgs charged r2. no strat whatsoever needed. walk to them and spam charged r2 if you are having a hard time against them, make yourself a claymore or something and they will be like "whats happening to me?!". or even better: great wooden hammer. every gh r1 staggers these beautiful guys.

          • Anonymous

            16 Mar 2021 17:02  

            Of course Rapport doesn't work on them.

            Why is it game devs always make the cool stuff not affect the enemies you would actually want to use them on...

            • Anonymous

              29 Jan 2021 21:08  

              The first one you come across to the left of the dreg bonfire can be reliably one-shot with a plunging attack. Run up the stairs from where it jumps down ( while it's still jumping down). Jump on it as soon as its done being staggered from the fall. Using +10 Sharp AGS 55 Dex. Coiled Sword back up to bonfire and repeat. I'm using a crystal sage rapier in my offhand and I got the set in around 20 mins.

              • Anonymous

                30 Nov 2020 03:29  

                love these big boys. also i like how they'll get ready for a third swing, and then just give up and drop their sword

                • Anonymous

                  07 Sep 2020 05:53  

                  I went to the ringed city to get the dark soul. But I didn’t want to wake up filianore so I just hung around the ringed city and became fat like these guys and picked up a set of their armor that was just laying on one of their corpses.
                  Now I’m a member of the legion and I kill all intruders. Invaders get killed as well but I’m too fat and lazy to Care anymore So **** em they were in my anyway. But enough talking I’m going to sleep so don’t come by, cause I like sleep.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Aug 2020 14:33  

                    They aren't difficult to kill since they can get 1-shot with a plunging attack. It's the tediousness of waiting for them to fall into your trap that gets me. Especially since it takes a good minute for them to do their "patrol"

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Aug 2020 02:56  

                      A few minutes ago I invaded the Ringed City as an Aldritch Faithful (but I used the Red Eye Orb) and I was killed by one of these guys on the stairs as collateral damage. How I got hit by that? Idk. The Seed of a Giant Tree wasn't active either, I checked. Funny thing is, moments after I died I got summoned into the boss arena for Haflight, even though my covenant was still Aldritch ¯\_(·-·)_/¯

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Aug 2020 02:14  

                        the only thing that makes these things bearable to farm is that they drop titanite chunks, which i don't want to buy a ton of for upgrades. otherwise, they're some of the worst enemies in the game. (by the way, just go for the guys in the dreg heap, from the earthen peak ruins bonfire. the run is pretty quick compared to what you fight through in the ringed city, and there's no risk of getting ganged up on.)

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