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 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. Additionally, they are extremely weak to plunging attack.
  • 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

      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.)

            • Anonymous

              20 Jun 2020 14:51  

              The Onikiri and Ubadachi weapon art jumps high enough to hit their head and do the extra damage (NOT the plunging attack, just the bonus damage and bonus stagger.) On ng+4, with a sharp onikiri and ubadachi at 40/40, I could do about 800 damage to them with this. Could be useful if you can't line up a plunging attack I guess.

              • Anonymous

                10 Jun 2020 21:20  

                Dark Gem (Extremely Rare): Got like 14 of those while farming the set and I didn't even get all the pieces. Harald Set (Rare): two gauntlets, one legging and no chest piece after at least two hours of farming with 385 discovery.

                • Anonymous

                  06 May 2020 15:29  

                  These guys get the most polarizing reaction from me. Calm and cool to absolute panic since they're slow and easy to dodge but hit like a freakin tank. "Oh, these guys are easy. I just killed five of them without problem." *Get hits once*************************"

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Mar 2020 18:43  

                    a regular enemy deals more damage than the hardest bosses in the game , this is the definition of lazy and cheap design .

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Aug 2019 01:10  

                      i actually love these enemies. they're like a version of the shark giant from bloodborne, except designed by humans rather than the devil himself

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Aug 2019 10:59  

                        in same status nameless king hit me 4-5 hit , i die herald knight just hit me 1-2 hit , i die so herald better than nameless king? wtf!

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Aug 2019 12:52  

                          I think this page should mention how effective crossbows are against these *****ers. IF they're not in an attack animation a crossbow will stagger them and do bonus damage without making them sprint at you. You can slowly back away in almost total safety. If they start to sprint or start an attack either back away more and carry on or do a bit of real fighting. Don't crossbow their attacks it won't interrupt them, only when they're walking and not in another animation

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