Lothric Knight


General Info
HP  Souls Locations
326-1289 220-4000 High Wall of Lothric
Lothric Castle
Grand Archives
Drops Knight Set
Knight's Crossbow
See below for unqiue drops
Enemy Type Hollow
Weak   Lightning
  Hollowslayer Greatsword
Resistant   Fire
Immune None
 Alluring Skull attracts this enemy, making it vulnerable for a few seconds.
 Rapport charms this enemy, making it a temporary ally.

Lothric Knights are a type of Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Lothric Knight Enemy Description

Once famed and feared for their drake cavalry, the Lothric Knights fought bravely until slain, sworn faithful as one of the monarch's three pillars; for they who raise Lothric's banner are still to be feared, the cut of their blade as sweet, sudden and merciless as it ever was. These virtuous warriors have yet to cease patrolling Lothric and will test any fighter's mettle and resolve.


Lothric Knights can be found from the beginning to the end and are most dangerous when their visors are raised. Blue coaks and royal armor announce the fiercest knights - felons and ill-doers - tread warily - as should any not abiding the rule of the three pillars.


They are proficient in sword arts and can defend and attack in equal measure.


Lothric Knight Combat Information 


Lothric Knight Notes & Trivia


Lothric Knight Variations


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    • Anonymous

      12 Oct 2021 03:50  

      Sword knights are one of my favorite enemies ever. They teach you the R1R1R2 longsword combo, and are a great payoff for learning how to parry early on. The other variants do things players can't, like sweep with a Lothric long spear, that obnoxious shield bump, or do 4000 damage with a LKGS R1

      • Anonymous

        23 Aug 2021 19:01  

        **** the greatsword variant it's the most bullshit knight enemy can't even be parried and has the potential to do 80% of your hp in 1 hit even with ember

        • Anonymous

          16 Aug 2021 03:26  

          A questionable weapon art style; Shield Bash with Lothric Knight Shied? & even defensive against flanking how player can't even has one

          Royal Guard Greatswordsman; fair enough, the same poise hits + reasonable 'Souls Value' somewhat enjoyable in Melendez batting without throwing items

          But come out with patrol guards, don't blame for crossbowing, throwing knife or falling at elevator room

          • Anonymous

            14 Aug 2021 22:59  

            This is unironically my favorite "normal enemy" in the whole FromSoftware SoulsBorne series, except for the shield version, that one can suck my ass

            • Anonymous

              14 Aug 2021 22:57  

              I like how the versions with the sword and shield actually make you have to get good and find their attack patterns and learn to avoid and punish their attacks, while the one with the spear and greatshield basically make you have to play by the boring way that they made you fight in DS1 where all you do is parry, backstab, or kick and that's literally it. Proof that the greatshield and spear variants are terrible and they shouldn't have been added, or at least tweaked so they weren't so goddamn annoying

              • Anonymous

                05 Jul 2021 20:05  

                Ran a test to see the exact drop chances (100 kills, first bonfire at Lothric Castle, the sword knight):
                Had 11 Luck in stats and NO item discovery boosters (sage sword,avarice,golden serpent ring,coins).
                The chances below are the RECORDED (items/100 kils),not base:

                Armor pieces : 9%
                Swords : 10%
                Crossbows : 11%
                Shields : 4%
                Large Titanite Shard : 100%
                Titanite Chunk : 5%
                Ember : 2%


                100 kills (I died 6 times :/) (with Silver Serpent Ring +0, 275'000 souls)
                9 armor pieces (300 souls each)
                10 swords (500 souls each)
                11 crossbows (500 souls each)
                4 shields
                100 Large Titanite Shits
                5 Titanite Chunks (At kills : 16,28,???,62,91)
                2 Embers (1'000 souls each)

                Got sword+crossbow at kills number: 26,95

                • Anonymous

                  14 May 2021 21:15  

                  **** the spear variant and everything it does.
                  you move? you get shield bashed by a turtle
                  you attack? you get shield bashed by a turtle
                  you kick? you get shield bashed by a turtle
                  you ****ing exist? you get shield bashed by a turtle

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Apr 2021 14:22  

                    Amazing to farm after defeating Vortd of the boreal valley. red knights give you about 300 souls and blue cloak gives you 1300 with coveteus silver ring. Using a claymore to 3 shot them at 2+ would take even less hits with higher reinforcement.

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Apr 2021 03:39  

                      They are not hard but annoying to fight against due to their high poise and instant switch between normal state and hyperarmor.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Apr 2021 16:00  

                        They are not weak against lightning, thats actually their highest resistance. But dark works very well of course. Fire is ok as well

                        • 23 Mar 2021 23:23  

                          "Lord Lothric may have been based on Berserk's Griffith"
                          This has nothing to do with the subject of the article, the Lothric Knights, and his name isn't Lord Lothric, it's Prince Lothric. Can we ****ing stop making names up?

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Mar 2021 16:50  

                            If someone is planing on farming Sunlight medal/Ember, go to the lothric castle bonfire, equip Great chaos fire orb with great swamp ring and witch's ring with all the stuff (SoA, Cgsr +2/3 Sage rapier, rusted coin) and 2-4 shot them

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Mar 2021 08:50  

                              I'm pretty casul, I've only a few days of experience with dark souls 3 and I've honestly got to admit that I didn't see the fuss with these guys until lothric castle (which, then, it definitely made sense), albeit the ones in high wall are more along the lines of simply something you have to be cautious around, not try to go ham on it, because that's a good way to get yourself killed. They're actually really fun challenges that tests the player against a new enemy variant with a changed up moveset vs. the usual broken sword hollows and knife tossing hollows.

                              I like these guys, in other words

                              • Anonymous

                                08 Mar 2021 04:22  

                                Coolest enemy in the dark dark souls series. Hell Artorias ain’t even as cool as these fellas.

                                They are only second to the Cathedral Knights though. They brawl like badasses.

                                Srs tho. Really cool enemy. The lore, the mettle they wear. Truly an awesome enemy.

                                • Anonymous

                                  07 Feb 2021 02:30  

                                  Everybody gangsta until lothric knight takes his stance. Seriously though the thrust comes so fast it's not reflex but luck if you will dodge it.

                                  • 29 Jan 2021 11:50  

                                    Lothric Knights at Lothric Castle also can drop Lightning Gems i just got one from Dragon Barracks bonfire from the greatsword wielding lothric knight

                                    • Anonymous

                                      27 Dec 2020 01:27  

                                      My first encounter with them on the High Wall was devastating. On first seeing the knight I thought- oh this must be this games variant of the Black Knight from Dark Souls 1, and tried following my tried and true strategy of backstabs and parries. The moment the Knight lunged back and bashed his shield behind him, breaking my guard was when I realized just how naive I was. Being used to the slower and much weightier combat of DS1, I couldn't parry a single attack either lol.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        12 Oct 2020 19:09  

                                        The day I stopped expecting from enemies and creatures to behave with the same rules and limitations of a player character was the day I fell in love with these guys.

                                        They do have infinite stamina, yes but they also have limitations like 1)no passive poise, 2)parriable VS the player which by that time in the game is a living arsenal of destruction(resins, infusions, magic, items of all kind, etc).

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