Lion Knight Albert

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
1,275 12,000 High Wall of Lothric, Grand Archives Golden Wing Crest Shield

Lion Knight Albert is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Lion Knight Albert Information

"Official description goes here"



  • High Wall of Lothric: His summon sign can be found right after the room with the Winged Knight, in the corner of the terrace by some bushes, just before the path with two patrolling Lothric knights.
  • Grand Archives: One of 3 hostile NPCs, outside near the wax statue, on a staircase that leads to the Twin Princes bossfight.




Combat Information

  • Wears the Faraam Armor  set, which has relatively flat absorption/resistance across all damage types (i.e.  all four physical types are roughly equally absorbed, all four elemental types are roughly equally absorbed). Of the physical damage types, thrust is the least absorbed (27.3, 27.4, 27.3, 25.3); of the elemental damage types, magic is the least absorbed (21.7, 24,0, 22,3, 22,3); of the status effects, poison/toxic is the least resisted (141, 102, 146, 67)—too bad there isn't a curse pine resin. It's also worth noting that his shield – Golden Wing Crest Shield – blocks 100% of physical damage, 75% of magic, 50 fire, 57 lightning, and 47 dark. With dark being the second least-absorbed elemental type for his armor set, attacking him with a dark weapon may be the most effective.
  • Strong against ?? , ?? and ?? damage.
  • Weak Spot: Very Slow, body is main weakspot. Going for backstabs is advised, but be wary of the two ranged NPC's that guard him.
  • Use ?? Item



None. He does not speak


  • If you summon Lion Knight Albert for the Vordt of the Boreal Valley fight, then kill Emma to initiate the Dancer of the Boreal Valley fight early, Lion Knight Albert will use his Black Separation Crystal and return home and cannot be summoned again (implying some allegiance to Emma's cause. Later appearing with two other hostile NPCs, outside Prince Lothric's boss area, further implying that he is loyal to the Lothric line).
  • Of the three hostile NPCs near the end of the Grand Archives area (Albert, Kamui, and Kriemhild), he is the one wearing the Faraam Armor Set, on the long set of stairs guarding the Twin Princes.
  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.



Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Black Hand Kamui  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor

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    • Anonymous

      01 Nov 2020 19:20  

      The chad to end all chad the chad thundercock The man the mythe the legend the man with no bounds of muscle ladies and gentlemen lion knight albert

      • Anonymous

        09 Jul 2020 21:16  

        I've never encountered this before, when I got to the end of the grand archives, I found him already dead with his loot on a dead hollow item container(I don't know how else to put this)

        • Anonymous

          13 Mar 2020 14:08  

          i honestly can't find this dude's sign.....and I've been trying to solo the dancer only to be wrecked when i have 7 hits left or so......

          • Anonymous

            01 Mar 2020 06:25  

            Quite possibly the dumbest NPC summon in the game. Stands there blocking and doing nothing while you solo 2 lothric knights, and only once you’ve killed everyone without his help does he decide to swing and go ham on thin air.

            • Anonymous

              26 Oct 2019 18:47  

              After that awful gank, i summon him at highwall in every NG+ so he can watch me beat up his grandma to get to the castle

              • Anonymous

                12 Apr 2018 19:02  

                I don’t know if I saw this right since he was quite far from me ( I was running for my life ), but he just suddenly stopped moving and just taunted me, blocking with his great axe really fast. Just like players do.
                Technology has gone too far.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Apr 2018 21:28  

                  He stands for the knights, Kamui for the hunters and Kriemhild for the scholars. Emma is probably the 4th member of the team. Beeing the priest. Strengh, Dex, Int and Faith.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Apr 2017 19:47  

                    Oh what nice lore he has, the tragic story of "official description goes here" really tugs at the heartstrings.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Mar 2017 13:21  

                      Fun fact: As a phantom and NPC enamy, he may sometimes two hand his axe and block spam in between weapon art usage, I found it quite amusing that he block spammed Black Hand Kamui after I killed him. (That seems to be the cause, death of any kind of nearby npc or standard enemy)

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jan 2017 08:00  

                        "I was able to summon Lion Knight Albert after killing the Dancer of the Boreal Valley, I was wearing the Dancer's Set. He used the Black Seperation Crystal after killing Emma." This makes no sense seeing as how you can't fight the dancer until Emma is dead (either killed by player or once three Lord's are beaten) and once you fight vordt his summon sign disappears. And if you've killed Emma and he crystaled out you can't summon him as his sign never comes back.

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Dec 2016 01:32  

                          so he leaves upon killing emma. this implies he will help against the dancer if emma keels over herself after the teleport, yes?

                          • 30 Oct 2016 23:46  

                            In the Grand Archives I take these guys on one at a time. One play through he was last but died for no apparent reason while I was fighting the other ones. I looked around but couldn't find a spot where you can fall to your death. I still got all his stuff so no big deal I guess. Interesting glitch of some kind. Possibly he wandered as far as the elevator shaft but that's in the other direction.

                            • Anonymous

                              So the story between him and the three other characters.17 Sep 2016 21:31  

                              There's a loose background story between Albert, Kamui, Gotthard, and Kriemhild, that you can get a feel of as it unfolds as we play through the game.Albert is present at the High Wall when you arrive, and will help you to defeat the now insane Vordt, who is an agent of Pontiff Sullyvahn. But should you betray the royal family and kill Emma, he'll Black Crystal out in defiance. Albert is unseen for the rest of the game until you reach the Archives. It is likely that he remains somewhere in Lothric Castle until the Eclipse causes him to ascend to the Archives to meet with Kamui and guard the Princes.We don't meet Kamui in game until the encounter in the Grand Archives, so it's likely that he was simply waiting there all along, guarding the final path to Prince Lothric, but we do know that before he was initiated into the order of Black Hands, he travelled to the Undead Settlement to forge a companion blade for his main weapon, Onikiri, creating Ubadachi, as all Black Hands fought with paired weapons. We don't know when this happened however, so it is possible that he was made a Black Hand after Prince Lothric was resurrected, and travelled to the Undead Settlement more recently, though apparently before we arrived.Gotthard, another Black Hand, sets out from the castle to destroy an enemy of the Royal family; Pontiff Sullyvahn. We first encounter him on the path to the Abyss Watchers, who he helps us defeat to unlock the passage that eventually leads down to Irithyll. We can then summon him for assistance against the Pontiff, fulfilling his quest to defeat the power-mad tyrant. Gotthard returns to the castle and flees towards the Archives when the Eclipse occurs, but is killed by unknown means (possibly whilst fleeing from the Dragonslayer Armour). It is Gotthard's death that allows us to proceed into the Archives, towards the encounter with the Princes.Kriemhild, the favourite student, and possibly biological daughter of the Crystal Sages, invades us in the Untended Graves following the player's victory over the Crystal Sages in the Crucifixion Woods. Unable to defeat us and exact revenge by herself, she ascends Lothric Castle to join Kamui and Albert in defending the path to the Princes, hoping that their greater numbers will grant her the revenge she seeks against the player.It is worth noting that the ultimate encounter in the Archives is basically a nod to the Gank Squad boss fight from Dark Souls 2, in Shulva. Just like before you have a heavy-hitting tank in the form of Albert, instead of Varg. A dual-wielding katana edgelord in the form of Kamui instead of the Afflicted Graverobber, and a primarily ranged character who switches to a rapier up-close with Kriemhild instead of Cerah.

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