Havel Knight

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 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.

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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    • 25 Mar 2020 20:31  

      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

        08 Feb 2020 08:18  

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

        • Anonymous

          18 Jan 2020 20:48  

          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

            04 Nov 2019 17:24  

            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

              19 Oct 2019 08:51  

              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

                07 Oct 2019 16:11  

                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

                  19 Sep 2019 18:12  

                  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

                    04 Aug 2019 22:57  

                    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

                      27 Jun 2019 21:15  

                      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

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