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 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

      01 Nov 2020 02:16  

      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

        06 Aug 2020 15:30  

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

        • Anonymous

          19 Jun 2020 16:50  

          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

            09 Jun 2020 18:04  

            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.

            • 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.

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