Iron Dragonslayer

Enemy Type Reanimated Armour



Wolf Knight's Greatsword

Farron Greatsword

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

Iron Dragonslayer is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Enemy Description

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


Combat Information


Notes & Trivia



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Location Drops
The Ringed City      Iron Dragonslayer Set

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    • 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.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Jun 2017 15:21  

                        Need at least 56-57 vit to full cosplay the Iron Dragonslayer. Items:
                        Havel's +3, Rings of Favor +3, 2 additional rings, full Iron Dragonslayer set, Dragonslayer Greataxe, and Dragonslayer Greatshield.

                        • Anonymous

                          18 May 2017 07:58  

                          Hidden Body, Slumbering DragonCrest Ring, and Pestilent Mercury. Deadly combo that works on almost all mini-bosses.
                          Cast hidden body and approach him, stop a few steps from him, just so he wont aggro, then cast pestilent mercury.
                          Back away and notice he approaches the mercury himself. Cast hidden body often so you wont be caught.
                          He'll be dead without you breaking a sweat.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 May 2017 23:23  

                            I killed this guy the easy way by using Hidden Body and sniping him with a +9 Arbalest. Yes, I know, I'm pathetic.

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Apr 2017 15:00  

                              I shat bricks when I saw him charging towards me in this DLC. Was not expecting this enemy encounter given he is a Boss in the base game but with Less HP.

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