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.
  • Not affected 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

      08 Sep 2021 19:49  

      One particular solution; use the Millwood-Machine gun glitch, and spray' em down like you're playing "Zombies" on CoD.

      to do that, you need 99 Str/Dex, and a minimum of 30 Fth/Int

      If this enemy can one-shot you, you can one-shot it right-back.

      • Anonymous

        28 Aug 2021 19:22  

        There's something extremely funny about the fact that an army of giant, fearsome warriors who sank into the abyss and became corrupted in their hunt for the dark souls, are called "Harold".

        The Harold Legion. That has to be the least intimidating name for an army I've ever heard LMAO Only fromsoft could design characters like this

        • Anonymous

          27 Aug 2021 03:46  

          If you're having difficulty with them, two-hand a Spiked Mace (mine is +10 but i don't think you need to max it out). Every hit will cancel their attacks and stagger them, all you need to do is spam until your stamina is out, then repeat.

          • Anonymous

            03 Aug 2021 04:16  

            It should be noted that they deal damage to invaders even if the giant seed is not active but will not target the invader

            • Anonymous

              26 Apr 2021 09:58  

              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

                23 Mar 2021 20:04  

                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 17:27  

                  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 12:02  

                    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 15:08  

                      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

                        29 Nov 2020 21:29  

                        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

                          06 Sep 2020 23:53  

                          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.

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