Lothric Knight

Red
Blue

General Info
HP  Souls Locations
326-1289 220-4000 High Wall of Lothric
Lothric Castle
Grand Archives
Drops Knight Set
Knight's Crossbow
Ember
See below for unqiue drops
Defences
Enemy Type Hollow
Weak   Lightning
  Poison
  Toxic
  Frostbite
  Hollowslayer Greatsword
Resistant   Fire
  Bleed
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

 

 
Enemies
Ancient Wyvern (Mob)  ♦  Angel  ♦  Ascended Winged Knight  ♦  Basilisk  ♦  Black Knight  ♦  Boreal Outrider Knight  ♦  Caged Hollow  ♦  Carthus Sandworm  ♦  Carthus Swordsman Skeleton  ♦  Cathedral Evangelist  ♦  Cathedral Grave Warden  ♦  Cathedral Knight  ♦  Clawed Curse  ♦  Corvian  ♦  Corvian Knight  ♦  Corvian Settler (Enemy)  ♦  Corvian Storyteller  ♦  Court Sorcerer  ♦  Crystal Lizard  ♦  Crystal Sage (Mob)  ♦  Darkwraith  ♦  Deacon  ♦  Deacon of the Deep  ♦  Deep Accursed  ♦  Demon  ♦  Demon Statue  ♦  Desert Pyromancer Zoey  ♦  Devout Hollow  ♦  Devout of the Deep  ♦  Drakeblood Knight  ♦  Elder Ghru  ♦  Elite Hollow Soldier  ♦  Farron Follower  ♦  Fire Witch  ♦  Gargoyle  ♦  Ghru Conjurator  ♦  Ghru Grunt  ♦  Ghru Leaper  ♦  Giant Avelyn  ♦  Giant Crab  ♦  Giant Fly  ♦  Giant Serpent-Man  ♦  Giant Slave  ♦  Grand Archives Scholar  ♦  Grave Warden  ♦  Gravewarden Skeleton  ♦  Greater Crab  ♦  Grotesque Londor Grower  ♦  Harald Legion Knight  ♦  Havel Knight  ♦  Hollow  ♦  Hollow Assassin  ♦  Hollow Cleric  ♦  Hollow Manservant  ♦  Hollow Priest  ♦  Hollow Slave  ♦  Hollow Soldier  ♦  Infested Corpse  ♦  Irithyllian Slave  ♦  Iron Dragonslayer  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator  ♦  Large Hollow Soldier  ♦  Lesser Crab  ♦  Lothric Wyvern  ♦  Lycanthrope  ♦  Lycanthrope Hunter  ♦  Mad Ghru  ♦  Madwoman  ♦  Maggot-grub  ♦  Man-grub  ♦  Man-Serpent Summoner  ♦  Millwood Chieftain  ♦  Millwood Knight  ♦  Mimic  ♦  Minor Skeleton  ♦  Monstrosity of Sin  ♦  Murkman  ♦  Murkmen  ♦  Overgrown Lothric Knight  ♦  Peasant Hollow  ♦  Poisonhorn Bug  ♦  Pontiff Knight  ♦  Pus of Man  ♦  Rapier Champion  ♦  Rat  ♦  Ravenous Crystal Lizard  ♦  Reanimated Corpse  ♦  Ringed Knight  ♦  Rock Lizard  ♦  Root Skeleton  ♦  Rotten Flesh of Aldrich  ♦  Rotten Slug  ♦  Serpent-man  ♦  Sewer Centipede  ♦  Silver Knight  ♦  Skeleton  ♦  Skeleton Ball  ♦  Skeleton Elites  ♦  Skeleton Wheel  ♦  Skeletons  ♦  Smoldering Ghru  ♦  Smoldering Rotten Flesh  ♦  Starved Hound  ♦  Sulyvahn's Beast  ♦  Thrall  ♦  Tree Woman  ♦  Winged Knight  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Wretch

 




Tired of anon posting? Register!
    • Anonymous

      For the shield wielding ones, always roll to the left (your left). If you roll behind them on their shield side they will backhand ***** slap you with their great shield.

      • Anonymous

        I loved learning these so much - I farmed their set & used it for the rest of DS3 despite not being op.

        I might even go play through again just for these knights.

        • Anonymous

          These guys are really weak to ice, the blue one will take about 7 hits from something like, the irithyyl sword if you haven't reinforced yet, maybe three more.

          • Anonymous

            God, I wish we've got the royal guard version of the armor, with open visor. Their stats can be a bit different, like for example the red ones are more resistant to lightning because they ride dragons and the blue ones are more resistant to magic because they need to defend the princes from assassins who are likely be trained in sorceries (spook, chameleon, etc.)

            • Anonymous

              The spear and shield one is unironically my least favorite enemy in this game, up there with teleporting dogs.

              • Anonymous

                One combo 3 shot. 1.200 HP and med armour. DS3 is the most uninspired. Hard for the sake of being hard. Except it's not hard, it's TEDIOUS.

                • Anonymous

                  The sword variant subliminally teaches you "the" basic straight sword combo: R1 R1 R2. They will also sometimes do a second R2, which curiously is the Longsword upswing rather than the LKSS's second thrust.

                  Sword knights are an excellent enemy, they closely mirror what a player could do with their equipment, and are a great payoff for practicing parrying early on. The greatshield knights, on the other hand... Try to kick the shield, the instant you wind up they drop block, and you just kinda kick them, then they stab you. Their quick shield bash and sweeping lance attacks are things players can't do but perfectly shore up the weaknesses of the spear/shield combo, making them frustrating.

                  • Anonymous

                    Kind of boring and frustrating to fight. If you play with a shield they're pretty easy, but if you're playing a 2-hand build and trying to dodge around them it's a pain. They'll poise through most of your combos and stomp you. Easy mode = hold up your shield and strafe around them.

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        **** 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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  **** 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

                                    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

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

                                      • Anonymous

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

                                        • "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

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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.

                                                  • 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

                                                      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

                                                        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).

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          All the Lothric knight Weapons Scale with Dex, (except the crossbow), Winged knight weapons scale with Strength, Hundreds of Lothric knight corpses all over HW and LC, only 1 WK corpse at highwall, Conclusion, STR > DEX

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Even tho I killed the thousand of times, they are still my most hated enemies, Imo hardest knight except Outriders... But that makes them kinda cool... But the range of that WA thrust is pure bs cmon :D Also the fact that on the beggining of the game, damn you WANT to be that guy so much, but Mr. M made their armor super heavy, sword req. 18 dex, shield 18 str, so you just cry, coz you really can just run in armor and deserter pants acting like you look so dope XD

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              My favorite thing to do is cosplay as a lothric knight with the war banner, with my two buddies and have a trio of lothric knights destroy everything and everyone

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                listen, these guys can be tough, i know. but don't complain. learn how to deal with them, fix your build, and get going. if you can't get over these guys, you'll won't even make it through irithyll...

                                                                • What am I doing wrong that I cannot fight these guys? The spear and shield variant mind you. I keep trying to parry--but only can half do it--and thus lose half my health doing so. I end up losing all my estus, and then die because for one: they hold their shield up even at distance so no throwables, they smack me when I try and sneak behind them. I literally just cannot fight that singular one before the room where you get the Broadsword and the Estus Shard, as well as the key for Greirat for context.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I've found using the Cestus, both hands, running direct at them, L1 from a distance then just spam L1 (break shield in 3 hitsish) then just wail on them.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I hated these guys too until I myself became a Lothric knight defending the castle from the casual player who just goes where they please

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        there are 16 versions of this enemy. sword, spear, sword clean armour, spear clean armour, red eye sword, red eye spear, red eye greatsword, royal sword, royal spear, royal greatsword, scholar sword, scholar spear, scholar greatsword, corrupted sword, corrupted warnabber, corrupted greatsword

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I like how these guys are able to recover from a full stagger before I am able to chain the next hit. 10/10 game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            "Mr. Miyazaki, should we give the castle knights infinite stamina?". Mr. M: "***** yeah, do it". "What about recovery time?". Mr. M: "Zero". "..." Mr. M: "And make them able to attack as they're getting up". "And the players?" Mr. M: "What about them?" "Should we give them any of those advantages?" Mr. M: "***** no, that would be unbalanced!"

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The wording makes it sound as if the Blues are the only ones to use Blessed Weapons even though I watched a Red Greatsword wielder buff his weapon and slap my friend back to the bridge. To clarify, it also wasn't a red-eye variant.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Sword users have very telegraphed stab/running attacks, and the rest are easy to time with practice. THE SPEAR GUYS HOWEVER

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I did my heavy enemy parry training on these knights, as one of there attacks is very easy to parry for the critical hit, especially effective using one of the shields with the extended parry frames as well as equipping the hornet ring, and you can riposte the hell out of these guys for major damage, and using a sword that they are weak to is really great as well. Even at new game +3, I am able to two hit the red eyed knights and one hit the normal lothric knights using the blessed target shield to parry, the hornet ring and then quickly switching to the chaos dagger for the critical hit, makes these guys kinda a joke as long as it's a one on one fight. Although I do not recommend trying to parry the knights that rock the great shield and spear. Instead us a weapon that does a guard break and after a few hours of practice, you will never have an issue with these guys ever again, useless you get double teamed or you are just not that gud at the game.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Everyone remembers the first time you see this guy walk out of the building next to the dragon and just s*** yourself

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If You're planning on farming Sunlight Medals the Hollowslayer Greatsword is the way to go, stunlock with 2H works just fine.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Some notes about the spear-wielding versions of these guys... Spear hitbox comes out very early so parrying them is ass. Siderolling doesn't work very well because of the nonexistent recovery, they can just shieldbash you during recovery. If they walk up on you when you're at a wall it's actually possible for you to get clipped inside of them, which is very bad because they will continuously shieldbash you and your attacks will whiff them. Drop rate on long spear is really high. I got three of them in 40 minutes off the one by Emma.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Okay, but what are the drop rates/chances of dropping items? This wiki is terrible about being informative.

                                                                                          • At first they're you're enemy, then they become your dance partner, as you both spin around each other with raised shields, fishing for backstabs and openings.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              My first character got the lothric straight sword after 3 rounds of farming. Second character rolls around. Been 30 runs boys. I have 4 full sets of armour but no sword...

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                For Lothric Castle the greatsword red eye variety also drop lightning gems and the spear/greatshield red eye variety also drop refined gems

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  High Wall ones are pretty good enemies for practice parrying against straight swords, given they deal low damage (in comparison to the rest of the game), and the fact they use the Lothric Knight Sword.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The normie knights at High Wall of Lothric can also drop an ember. Just gone one at the Tower on the Wall Knight.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Not to be a whiner; but can we get rid of the move where the Greatsword ones can take about 12 freaking steps before dealing ~1000 damage with an R2?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The one next to lothric castle bonfire is the best way to farm souls... in ng+ he drops 10k souls with symbol of avarice and the +3 ring and he is just sitting 5 meters away from the bonfire...of course it is easier with casters.. I two shot him with sunlight spear reload and repeat.. takes me 5 to 7 seconds to do it.. could work with other spells too I guess

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          https://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Lothric+Knight+Greatshield

                                                                                                          Greatshield links misspell Lothric (as Lothic), so use this link or correct the link (by adding a R) to get to the page.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I’ve killed about 30 of these chumps with 477 item discovery, and not one sunlight medal. I’m mostly killing the one right by the sunlight statue/altar. Those are the right ones, right?

                                                                                                            • They were my bane, in my first playthrough (along with the *****ing Jailers) but eventually I got good enough with parrying....now they're my *****es

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                will the knights in the High Tower drop the sword? i spent a couple hours today farming and nothing, although plenty of greatshields, spears, armor and embers

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I remember the first time i saw one of the royal knights close to the Vordt boss fight. Took me over 3 tries just to get past the first two normal knights consistently, only to get my ash kicked by the royal guard over 5 times...
                                                                                                                  Now every knight is a piece of cake, and i use the royal knight as a quick way to get souls. Good times, man.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    anybody know the greatshield drop rate? is it just as low as the armor piece?
                                                                                                                    if so, then i'll have to spend another 2hours farming the spear ones

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      What an awesome concept - literally heals itself WHILE you are landing hits. As if it wasn't OP enough already. This game just keeps getting better and better. Maybe the next boss will add HPs when I attack instead of subtracting them. SMH

                                                                                                                    Load more
                                                                                                                    ⇈ ⇈