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  64,000 Iron Dragonslayer Set


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    • Anonymous

      19 Mar 2021 07:01  

      First time playing DS3 so I'm not good at the game by any means, but I found the best way to beat him legit was just circling to your right (his left/shield side) and just keep rolling that way during his attacks while continually circling right around him. I found I missed getting hit from almost all his attacks except the occasional shield ability which is much easier to tank and recover from. This tactic got me close enough so I could punish his small openings where he wasn't swinging. I found that he mostly does a set of 3 attacks, the last of which he stops for a moment after a powerful attack so you can get either 1 hit in with a slow weapon like a UGS, or 2-3 hits in with a faster lighter weapon like a SS or twinblades or something. I was taken by surprise the 1st time I came across him playing the game blind and only had 4 pots left and lost, but easily beat him my 2nd try only using 2 pots doing the above. Just keep rolling through his attacks, always circling his shield side trying to bait him into using all his attacks for your opening. Playing closer to him in this way makes it so you don't have to stay at such a long-range where he has immense reach and distance closing abilities. At range he WILL close the distance fast, but you can't close the distance on him fast enough for the small windows where you could get a hit in. There are probably way easier ways to cheese him or better strategies, like I said I'm a new player, but this way I found him pretty easy once I knew he was there. Also yellow bug pellets and green blossoms help. The bug pellet I took just before I was in aggro range then as he stands up and comes towards you, you have time to use your blossom to get the most out of it since they don't last long. Goodluck!

      • Anonymous

        20 Dec 2020 21:02  

        Lead him to the suspicious bridge that I heard roars coming from. I rolled through the fire, he face-tanked it with lethal consequences. Dragonslayer my ass.

        • Anonymous

          12 Jun 2020 07:37  

          I noticed there isn’t any mention of this guy being worth a heck of lot of Souls, especially with Shield of Want, Silver Covetous Ring +3, Symbol of Avarice (SoA), and the Mendicant’s Staff equipped. Equipping any Shield with 65 Stability, or higher, and using Great Magic Shield (GMS) spell on it will let you take his punishment easily. Just whack him with the Irythil Straight sword until desired outcome is achieved., paying close attention to health depletion from SoA and also when GMS runs out.

          • Anonymous

            11 Jun 2020 00:04  

            Feel like they upped the damage but toned down it's resistances. Makes sense, considering how the armor was "left ages to rust"

            • Anonymous

              27 May 2020 05:41  

              dunno if its mentioned or already known, another cheese method i found (only tried first time, but it let me win even w/ no estus) is to lure him to the area where the locust priest is, and go up the rocky side towards the steps as if you are planning to fall back to the steps and to the bonfire. u can head-shot him all day from there as he just runs up a ways then backs off slowly... must be out of bounds for him? sorry if it doesn't make sense...

              • Anonymous

                29 Mar 2020 01:07  

                If he still alive in the bridge in lothric castle you will find the harald knights alive instead or he still there and in the bridge at the same time?

                • Anonymous

                  22 Feb 2020 05:57  

                  There is an easy cheese method I use that can be found here: After I killed all the enemies in the area, I felt this might have been a tough fight with my SL 35 character and I did not want to risk having to re-clear the area if I died. Also you can bait him to the area where midir breathes fire and he will usually fall off the cliff, kinda like the sword master cheese right at the beginning of the game.

                  • 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?

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