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

      28 May 2020 21:10  

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

      • Anonymous

        24 Apr 2020 20:41  

        >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.

        • 09 Mar 2019 03:19  

          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

          • 09 Mar 2019 03:16  

            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 20:03  

              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 17:31  

                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).

                • Anonymous

                  01 Oct 2018 23:53  

                  Yeah he didn't invade my game wondering if there is a actual way to make it like killing something or just talking to npc in the game or anything does anyone know or is it a NG+ invader

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Feb 2018 21:02  

                    Cheesed this guy easily by using the Millwood Greatbow weapon art. Just wait near the tower entrance until he begins walking through one of the open corridors, then you can aim a well placed shot towards a wall; he will get near the arrow warily for a few seconds, then BOOM, arrow explodes, throws him off the ledge and u got ez souls. Top kek.

                    Take into account that the arrows take a while to explode; there is also the time it takes for the arrow to reach and hit the wall and the speed of this guy walking, so factor that in if you wanna try this out. Use a 'Slumbering Dragon Crest' ring for best results, so he doesnt hear nor notice you as you move and position yourself around the stairs.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jan 2018 23:07  

                      he never wanted or atleast didnt believe that Irina could be a firekeeper ... we find last book in lothric castle that make Irina firekeeper last place of eygon questline, when u do this eygon finish his duty by helping u with dragonslayer after this u find him hollowed some where else (ringed city ) then u find him dead in the cell but he still didnt give Irina fire keeper mask ... he is a mad spirit or inavder as hollow so he come back to give u the mask or he is hollowed and come back to kill and when u kill him u see t he mask that he naver gave it to Irina ...... overall invading us was befor dying in the cell and the mask meant to be given to Irina . eygon was never meant to be bad . by help of us (if u dont be dark) we make Irina firekeeper and finish his duty i think he is best NPC i have ever knew and most powerful

                      • 26 Aug 2017 21:10  

                        Tips to people having trouble beating him due to the limited area: Easiest way to kill him is to use Unfaltering Force boosted Force near the ledge as it'll throw him off LOL OR bait him outside and let Midir roast him (you can drop off the ledge on the other side to the cliff under you to be safe).

                        • Anonymous

                          15 May 2017 13:17  

                          This goes for all 3 Invaders in the dlc. If you have Judicator dead they wont spawn so, go to the purging monument spend that nice souls that it wants you to for the king's decree to revive Judicator and after that all 3 invaders will be spawning again. TLDR: Judicator has to be alive for the invaders to spawn.

                          • Anonymous

                            01 May 2017 02:54  

                            He appeared for me under these conditions:
                            1) not embered
                            2) have only killed the twin dragon
                            3)spoke to Lapp and told him where the shrine is.

                            Spawned as soon as I fell down the hole by the lizard.

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Apr 2017 09:26  

                              im almost 90% sure that it wont appear if you are invaded, same goes with any other npc in the dlc. ones you are walked past hem he wont reappear. this happened for me 2 times. one time i was invaded by someone and the second time because the invade glitch where the game wont notice you that you are invaded. other times where i wasnt embered and walked here he appeared normally so i HIGHLY recommend you not to be in ember mode if you want to make sure that he appears.

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