Havel Knight

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

Havel Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Havel Knight Enemy Description

 

Havel Knight 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 decreases 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 are slow, which makes backstabbing him easy.
  • Resistant to most types of damages.
  • Immune to Rapport.
  • Can be lured using Alluring Skulls.

Havel Knight Notes & Trivia

  • While remaining in starting point, he can easily be poisoned or killed with Pestilent Mist.
  • Shield he uses doesn't seem to have the stability as wielded by player. It can be attacked with midweight weapons without having to use it 2-handed.
  • You can lure him to follow you down the ladder. That's your chance to chain some damage (mainly as a sorcerer) on him or use gravity against him.
  • Drops Dragon Tooth and Havel's Greatshield once, they even drop from the summoned version.
  • His armor set can be found on top of the bridge in Farron Keep, near the Stray Demon, after Havel Knight is defeated. Head to the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire.
  • The Soul of a Stray Demon can also be transposed into the Havel's Ring or the Boulder Heave pyromancy. This hints toward a connection between Havel and the Stray Demon, but it could also be some kind of rock joke.
  • Items related to Havel: Dragon Tooth, Havel's Greatshield, Havel's Armor, Havel's Ring, Great Magic Barrier.
  • His armor is the second heaviest armor in the  game.
  • "Weak" to miracles such as Force, Great Force, and Wrath of The Gods. These miracles can drain his stamina if he is blocking, or thrust him onto the ground, allowing the player breathing room if needed.

 

Havel Knight Variations

Archdragon's Peak

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

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      At first I was like: No way he killed an ancient wyvern! These have so much defense and HP. Enemy NPCs are so lame in this game.
      Then he proceeded to bonk me on the head.

      • Anonymous

        This fight was made a joke by poison buffing a +10 battle axe. Just attack one handed while carefully blocking with a high stability shield like SoW. Once poisoned it will damage him while you circle around and wait for his shield buff to wear off. Rebuff with lightning if you want. Then last couple of hits and he's down

        • Anonymous

          This npc has two phases,
          Phase one: Parriable, Greater Defence, Able to be Guard Broken, and is more Passive.
          Phase 2 transition: Backstab opportunity, Greater Defense, so use this time to rebuff.
          Phase 2: Greater Damage, Unparriable, More aggressive, loses his Shield, Harder to guard break because they rarely block while two-handing, Try to use ranged abilities in this phase like spells, firebombs, etc.

          • Anonymous

            The description says he can be guard broken, flattered and pinned down. This is inaccurate u cannot break his guard

            • Anonymous

              I found a bug. Aggro him, go down the ladder. He will follow you. But when he gets to the bottom, he keeps running in circles and lagging around the place :D You can freely attack him/get some backstabs after that. Also while he's going down the ladder, you can attack him with your ranged damage, resulting in about %50-60 of his health gone. (I'm a pyro)

              • Anonymous

                I took this freak on with Red Halberd and GMW with my lame dexterity character and beat him after 10 or so tries. Definitely harder than many of the bosses simply because his stun lock is so effective. Maybe im a noob but i don't care

                • Anonymous

                  So this guy isn't havel himself but just a havel coplayer, buffed by from?

                  Disappointed. I want to fight the true havel! not some guy, that wants to be havel.

                  • Anonymous

                    This comment section seems like just one big circle jerk for Havel. You could say everyone is rock hard for the rock.

                    • Anonymous

                      nothing is funnier than invading in dragonkin mausoleum and watching hosts try and parry king the 2 handed greathammer and getting splatted

                      • Anonymous

                        In NG+, this guy can survive machine gun bow glitch. I do it with Millwood bow+ millwood arrow + Flynn ring + red tear + sacred oath + power within at point blank (hidden body + spook) , which equal to 1227 AR per shot.
                        10 shot of this is enough to one shot most boss by dealing 11000+
                        But only deal 2600 to this guy and he turn his head around bonk me to floor

                        • Anonymous

                          Havel wears rock armor which must be pretty heavy, and proceeds to conjure more rocks on himself/herself to boost poise. Imagine how muscular he/she might be underneath that armor

                          • Anonymous

                            Havel is the coolest Character of the Souls series. So little lore about him makes this man a huge mystery. I still don't know if he's been in any of the games. Just a faithful old rock who hates magic. What's he doing? Is he dead long before the events of DS1 (My theory)? If not what's he been doing? Why? Did he go hollow? If that's him at Archdragon Peak Why's he at Archdragon peak? Did he die after DS1 and his grave ends up in the gutter? What's up with the Stray Demon? Is that Havel? (this is my hope but I do believe it's actually just a rock joke.) They put so much work into making some of the coolest armor, shield, and weapon in the game but gave them to some guy they didn't want to explain very much about.

                            • Anonymous

                              Is this the same Havel the Rock or a different knight who obtained Havel's armor, shield and dragon tooth?

                              • Anonymous

                                It's a reeeeally good thing this guy doesn't know how to use his weapon's perseverance. Imagine rock flesh and perseverance stacked together.

                                • Anonymous

                                  i would love to see the real havel (if ds1 havel or ds3 havel are not the real ones ) as a boss in ds4 (if it does come out)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    this knight can defeat anything, even me, the ashen one, yhorm, lothric, aldrich, dragons with own powerful strength

                                    • Anonymous

                                      He guards with his weapon or shield a lot, so using weapons having stance WA would grant you a lot of riposte. (I use flamberge cuz it has bleed)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        when hes turning into his stone armor, you can just walk up behind him and backstab him, so remain fairly close cause you can just repeat this, cheesing him.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          "This hints toward a connection between Havel and the Stray Demon, but it could also be some kind of rock joke."
                                          Thanks Miyazaki

                                          • His attacks seem to cause infinite poise damage, you could be in the middle of doing a poise stance to heavy attack and he'll still knock you out of it and leave you stunned for a second bashing. I know, it can't actually be infinite, but it damn sure feels like it.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Dorhy's Gnawing seems to proc the FIXED bleed build up on 2-3 hits and dealt 551 dmg for me even through his blocks... Killed him extremely fast, if anyone else is struggling I'd suggest this.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Imagine clubbing a dragon to submission only to be killed by a barrage of dung pelted by some ugly-ass crustgoblin

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Lure him to the ladder, then use force, kicks, or really anything to knock him off (I used force.) He will lose most of his health, maybe 2/3. He will climb up. But, don't worry when he gets up. His AI will be broken, and he will try to slow walk/ edge walk back to his original spot. Block him as close to the ladder as possible. He won't attack, block, roll or otherwise react, he'll just continue to try to walk back to his original spot.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    WOW! don't we all just love fighting NPCs with infinite stamina! I just love watching them swing around one of the heaviest weapons in the entire game 10 times consecutively and rolling about as if they can just ignore the game's core combat mechanics like "stamina" and "equip load"! Nothing makes me happier than realising that the enemy I'm fighting actually has functioning poise and can tank attacks even though the player poise system only gives us*****ty hyper armor frames in heavy attacks! I'm just filled with joy when I resort to trying to just parry them, but they just put their other hand on their weapon, rendering my efforts useless! I really WONDER why people are resorting to *****ing with enemy aggro using dung pies and pestilent mist? ***** this strategy of making things "harder" It's just straight up cheap and annoying and I honestly expect better.

                                                    • Havel Cheese: backstab with slumbering dragon crest ring on (and hornet your choice) run to ladder climb down a bit like the fallen knight cheese then rince and repeat (i think it only works when he is in the second stage after the rock armour transformation)

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        While we barely managed to best an ancient wyvern through shenannigans, our boy Havel murdered one by wacking it.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          As a melee I found it best to play it safe, bait him to attack then go in for one hit and roll out. Just watch out for chain attacks.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            For some odd reason I didnt get the Dragon Tooth after the fight with him at Archdragon Peak. I've been up and down to the ladder after many reloads/ bonefire warps to and from other areas etc etc, nothing. Im 100% sure I didnt sell it accidently either, as I always take my time when selling gear off, and pretty much NEVER drop anything.... weird.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Go for crits with this guy. His r1 combo onehanded can be parried, and when he combos with the tooth 2-handed, he'll frequently block right after, and most attacks will break his guard. Hornet ring is very helpful and no parry practice is really needed

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                manikin claws with rouge, wait for an opening then start wailing on him with those lovely lovely bleed procs coming in every few hits

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I used profamed flamed on him and it worked like a charm. Knocked him down so you could run and get some hits on him real quick. Second phase he just staggers for a moment but you could still get some hits in and roll back.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I swear to God this *****er learns. I broke his guard once and he stopped turtling. I parried him once and he stopped one handing. I rolled through his attack and poked him and he started R1 spamming. Fromsoft plz

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I just summoned hawkwood and faught him from a distance I used a +9 claymore and some artorias armor and it wasn't half bad

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Personally, I just cheese the Havel Knight and get him to fall off the ledge by the ladder in Archdragon Peak.

                                                                        • Connection between Havel and Stray Demon may be more than rock puns. In DkS1, Havel was locked in the Tower between Darkroot Basin and Undead Burg. The key from the Divine blacksmith has an interesting description saying he was locked in for good or bad. In Anor Londo there's a hidden room with Havels gear and a "Occult" Club. Something he wouldn't have as a loyal follower, suggesting he at least partly knew the truth of the gods/fire. I'm kinda shocked I don't see people mentioning this more often. Anyways, the Stray Demon gaurded his route as well but was stuck there. Dunno if this was intentional but at the very least a Chaos Demon that wasn't a Winged one was serving Lothric castle, trapped there. I haven't gone searching for more info on him yet but that's at least one solid connection. Thanks for reading.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            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.

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