Moaning Knight

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 16,272 The Ringed City Blindfold Mask

Moaning Knight is an invading NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Moaning Knight Information

  • Can be killed.
  • Invades in the spiral tower protected by Darkeater Midir known as the Shared Grave.
  • He sadly doesn't actually moan.



  • The Moaning Knight appears in the Ringed City DLC area, near the Shared Grave bonfire. He is after the bridge protected by Darkeater Midir inside the spiral tower. When entering the tower go left. You'll see a lizard. Going after the lizard will cause you to fall when the stairs collapse, where he will invade you shortly afterward. Video Location
  • He will invade your world regardless of whether or not you are embered.  If you decide to run from him, you will stand near the edge of the collapsed stairway.  You can easily kill him from the other side with bows, firebombs, etc, which will likely be necessary since he'll prevent you from resting at the nearby bonfire.  There are likewise multiple spots on the staircase where it is possible to knock him off with Wrath of The Gods, a backstab, or a kick, but beware as his weapon art can do the same.



  • Souls: NG (16,272), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Blindfold Mask

Combat Information

  • Use Morne's Great Hammer (RH) and Moaning Shield (LH).
  • Weak to Lightning Damage.
  • Should the fight enter the staircase, it would be wise to bring a spear class weapon or any weapon good for tight spots due to the narrowness.




  • Judging by his equipment, the Moaning Knight appears to be a Knight of Carim. However, since he possesses and is named after The Moaning Shield, which is stated in its item description to be modeled on Eygon of Carim's sister, it is very likely Eygon, or perhaps another of his siblings.
  • The mask that the Moaning Knight drops appeared in Dark Souls II previously as the Black Witch Domino Mask, an item associated with Zullie the Witch, whose equipment can be found throughout the Ringed City and who is a phantom summoned by the Adjucator Giants.



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    • Anonymous

      25 Aug 2021 01:19  

      Hmm, he didn't invade me. No idea why. Maybe because I killed Eygon outside Ludex but never got Irina back to Firelink? Other than that, I never advanced Lapp's questline at all (didn't even speak to him) seeing as Lapp is the only other npc that would show up in Shared Grave.

      • Anonymous

        13 Feb 2021 23:25  

        I sat in a corner for a HALF HOUR hoping he was gonna leave untill I saw him walking around like acually walking not sprinting or reguarly running. his name was moaning knight so I didnt even know that he was NPC XD

        • Anonymous

          28 May 2020 15:10  

          I looted Eygons body in the undead settlement after killing Moaning knight and got 2 greathammers and 2 greatshields.

          • Anonymous

            24 Apr 2020 14:41  

            >Explore a old ruined City of Pygmies >Get invaded by some dung covered peasant in tin armor >Attack him >The kinky weirdo starts moaning >U wot m8 >Defeat him >Feel dirty after the fight >Pick up his shield >read the description >incest.exe --- ...why am i even playin this.

            • 08 Mar 2019 21:19  

              Edit; Used Slumbering Ring, corridors and Poison to kill him undetected. The dummy stopped apon detecting my second cast, tracked it right off the stairs to his death. "Alt Theory" he suicided rather than let me finish him off

              • 08 Mar 2019 21:16  

                It's a goof in DkS lore probably. Storywise Eygon dies after assisting you or goes Hostile if you buy Dark related Miracles from Irina. There's even "Alternate timeline" corpses, one with Mornes Ring and a Miracle tome before Halfway fortress Bonfire. Id imagine the mystery is called "reused assets," the most epic of DkS lore!

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jan 2019 14:03  

                  I cheesed him - as he walks on the opposite staircase, shoot an arrow to get his attention. He eventually comes towards you and drops down the broken stair to where you are. Main aim - lure him outside to where the dragon's breathing fire. Everytime the dragon flies by, start rolling around (iframes) you'll take a little damage from the flames but Moaning Knight will take more. Do it a few more times, while avoiding his strikes. Done. Dead.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Oct 2018 11:31  

                    got currently problems with my internet provider, my internet disconnects randomly. So i was doing a playthrough in offline mode or otherwise i would resume to the main menu everytime my internet cuts off. Dont know if this is true for all invaders, but this guy did not invade when i was cut off the internet + offline mode. When my internet connection came back he instantly invaded (game was still in offline mode though).

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