Havel Knight

Enemy Type Knight 
Weakness  Backstab, Bleed, Toxic
Resistances  Physical-type, Fire, Lightning, Dark
Immune  Rapport

The Havel Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description


Combat Information

  • Medium/high resistance to most type of damage.
  • Can use his Shield's Skill, making him able to tank hits and raising his defense, while forcing him to fat-roll. Skill decrease defense towards Lightning Damage.
  • Attacks deals massive Strike Damage.
  • One-handed attacks can be parried, two-handed can't.
  • Can be guard-broken, flattered and pinned down.
  • Weak to Bleed.
  • Most of his attacks is slow, what makes backstabbing him easy.
  • Resistant to most types of damages.
  • Immune to Rapport.
  • Can be lured using Alluring Skulls.

Notes & Trivia



Archdragon's Peak

Location Drops
  Archdragon Peak  2048  4,000 Dragon Tooth
Havel's Greatshield



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    • Anonymous

      26 Jan 2019 02:20  

      I didn't have much luck with dung or poison breath. I was, however, able to use "Gnaw" on him. Each hit takes 8, the fourth hits for about 400 in the first playthrough without a heavy int/faith build.

      • Anonymous

        18 Sep 2018 06:02  

        I'm on NG++. 10 poop throws later I'm toxic'd and he's just charging at me like "LOL you thought THAT was gonna work*****ty.

        • Anonymous

          05 Jul 2018 05:24  

          this was imo the most boring enemy to deal with. just a tedious chore. literally two shots you on one slip up and the health to make the nameless king jealous...fuck the havel knight

          • Anonymous

            24 Jun 2018 02:47  

            Strat I used involved either Lothric Knight Greatsword or Profaned Greatsword/something similar with a thrust as the heavy attack. The heavy can knock the knight down if he doesn't have his shield up and the weapon art + heavy will knock them up into the air. If you can start charging your heavy attack just outside of his range, he will do that jumping attack, and you can release your heavy attack to knock him down and then get a free light attack in. Good luck, skeleton!

            • Anonymous

              04 Mar 2018 19:07  

              One strategy I found is that if you get his attention, run to the ladder, but then keep your head poked up so he attacks you, you can make fly over the edge, causing major fall damage, he only climbs back up when your not on the ladder though.

              • Anonymous

                08 Feb 2018 02:43  

                i was doing a 'speedrun' of the main content and i did it without dying too many times, I died maybe 7 times (noob). I finished the game and decided to try archdragon peak, i beat pretty much everything without a problem (even nameless king) but when it was time for havel I died to him 49 times fun game

                • Anonymous

                  06 Jan 2018 11:10  

                  He should be the real Havel, not a comrade, as he wields his weapon and his greatshield.
                  I'm not 100% sure about this, but in the original game it is said that Havel was the only one who wielded a dragon tooth.

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