Iron Dragonslayer

Enemy Type Reanimated Armour

icon-wp_frost Frost

icon-strikedef Strike

Wolf Knight's Greatsword

Farron Greatsword

Resistances Lightning, Dark, Slash
Immune Poison/Toxic, Bleed

Iron Dragonslayer is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Iron Dragonslayer Description

  • Remains of Dragonslayer Armour, which was possesed by the memory of hunt and thus reanimated.
  • Serves as a mini boss.


Iron Dragonslayer Combat Information


Iron Dragonslayer Notes & Trivia


Iron Dragonslayer Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
The Ringed City   4, 154   Iron Dragonslayer Set


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    • Anonymous

      26 Nov 2019 11:55  

      The fight is basically him using cheap attacks over and over because he doesn't want to be humiliated by you again like at the castle

      • Anonymous

        02 Nov 2019 01:52  

        I was brutally raped by this guy countless times. My self-esteem suffered greatly and the wife stopped showing interest. Recently though, I revisited the Iron Dragonslayer with my upgraded Farron Gratsword and L1'd is butthole wide open. He's weak against the FG, but what really tore him open was the breakdancing. This guy is unable to land most of his attacks on a skilled breakdancer. Dodge the shield bashes and he fell to my FG so quickly. My confidence is back, along with my wiener's ability to get harder than a banana. Thank you Farron Greatsword. I am once again able to please my wife, though i choose not to.

        • Anonymous

          30 Oct 2019 22:51  

          There are easy cheese methods for this guy if you google it. You can make him fall off a cliff, or my favorite, luring him over to where all the ring knights were and in the far right hand corner and if you get him to drop down you can circle back and turn him into a pin cushion with your arrows. With my sL 35 character this helped a lot, as I did not want to have to clear the area again, especially with that summoner guy respawning every time. I have seen videos of people baiting him over to the ringed knights and they fought each other, but I have never been able to get this result.

          • Anonymous

            23 Sep 2019 22:09  

            Found this dude even harder than the boss armour. Keep throwing his two handed move set since the begining.

            • Anonymous

              30 Aug 2019 17:33  

              just a quick note because it looks like no-one else has really said it, but if you have the Dragonslayer Greatshield it makes this fight *extremely* easy due to its high physical/lightning defense and good stability. A bit obvious I know but may help someone. thanks bye.

              • Anonymous

                27 Feb 2019 02:18  

                The hilarious thing about him is that once you've aggro'd him, his aggression is entirely based on linet of sight. If you turn away and start running, he won't chase you as long as you don't look at him. Alternatively, if you've aggro'd him and get long ways off, then turn and look at him, he'll remember you exist and resume chasing you. TLDR; if you wake him up, and then move your screen so he isnt on it, he forgets about you. Put your screen on him again a mile away, he'll sprint a mile to murder you.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Oct 2018 23:36  

                  i realized that i can parry drangonslayer armour boss while he holding his weapon with 2 hand and im wondering can i do the same thing on this?does anyone know about that?

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Aug 2018 20:22  

                    2 comments talk about cheesy luring strategies and yet the page bother to mention that he can't be. Could someone edit the Combat Information section? thanks.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 May 2018 20:11  

                      Stupidly easy if you use Vordt's Great Hammer. Three to four swings with my +5 VGH procced Frostbite and did a huge amount of damage on NG+. Compare that to my +10 Greatsword which felt like I was swinging at him with a tree branch.

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Mar 2018 04:53  

                        I just had him chase me around with the cat ring on and he fell off a cliff about 4 times and waaalaaa. LULZ

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Feb 2018 21:06  

                          In what universe does a sheild bash become a the deadliest move on a boss carrying a 12 foot pole with a electrified blade?? Yet another example of fromsoft overkill

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Feb 2018 16:52  

                            Cheese strategy, in addition to the temple one below: you can kite him almost all the way back to the Ringed City Streets bonfire. His AI will glitch and stop around the rock outcropping, the one with the locust preacher kind of facing into the rock, with two submerged locust dudes nearby. He'll pace back and forth and usually keep his shield down, and won't react if you shoot him.

                            Discovered when I realized I had zero estus left and ran like a coward.

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Jan 2018 11:57  

                              okay. armor looks great. and then? you cannot use its axe moveset nor the shield bash. Newcomers will say "oh cool! I can be the boss!"....and then die alot thanks to the weight that either let them fat role or makes them put every stats point into vit instead of vig and end. The same people that come back later lamenting how unfair invasions or how impossible certain bosses are. At least use either the weapons or the armor. Not both together.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Jan 2018 02:57  

                                "Headshot will instantaneously stun Iron Dragonslayer, but will not deal extra damage."

                                Wrong. Headshot give 50% plus extra damage. I've just glitch'n killed it with headshots. Gonna upload the video later.

                                • Anonymous

                                  22 Oct 2017 06:34  

                                  You can cheese him by luring him to where the temple where all the Ring knights are, lead him all the way to the back of the roof portion of the building and jump from an opening located on the right near the cliff, make sure you you also jump FROM the cliff. He should follow and jump off the roof portion of the church but won't jump off the cliff itself, he'll get stuck there. Simply make your way back and range battle him. EZ GG.

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