Ringed Knight

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Enemy Type Knight
Weakness Strike, Dark, Frost
Resistances Standard, Slash, Thrust, Fire, Lightning, Bleed, Poison/Toxic
Immune Alluring Skull, Aural Decoy, Rapport

Ringed Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Ringed Knight Enemy Description

Ringed Knight Combat Information

Ringed Knight Drops

Ringed Knight Notes & Trivia

  • Can be used to farmed Filianore's Spear Ornament for the Spears of the Church covenant. The easiest location to do this is near the Ringed City Streets bonfire. Run through the gated shortcut and jump down off the left side to the swamp below, taking care not to aggro the nearby Judicator. Now move out towards the nearby crumbling building where three knights stand guard. With careful movement, or a few well-aimed projectiles, they can each be lured out to fight one-on-one. Past the left edge of the building is the fourth and last knight, who can be dispatched more easily by starting the fight with a plunging attack. Though they are not the safest source by far, wearing a full set of item discovery/soul farming gear makes the knights a great source not only of Filianore's Spear Ornaments but also Titanite Chunks, Titanite Scales, Embers, and basic Souls. (Efficient runs take about 2 minutes, netting a considerable number of souls in addition to any items they happen to drop.)
  • When the straight sword variant holds its blade upwards and lights it, it will either do a Soul of Cinder-esque 5-hit combo or a lunging thrust from long range.
  • The spear variant's shield roar can knock players back, so be careful when fighting them near cliffs. 

Ringed Knight Variations

Ringed Knight - Sword

Location icon hp souls Drops
 The Ringed City  2009    

Ringed Knight - Spear

Location icon hp souls Drops
 The Ringed City  2009    

Ringed Knight - Paired Greatswords

Location icon hp souls Drops
 The Ringed City  3298    

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      Ringed and lothric knights are my favourite. Suits the fast paced gameplay of ds3 without being cheap ass like those poise abusing cathedral knights or black knights.

      • Anonymous

        Why is the one thing you need for a covenant the Most difficult thing to get from these guy's?

        This states if you go full item discovery people get these things way easer. But i fought these knights over 30 times and only got 1 time the convenant item from them. This is tedious.

        • Anonymous

          These guys and phase 2 Gael are probably the closest beings to actual canonical humans in the souls universe. They did all the dirty work for Gwyn by slaying the dragons and then their names were erased and they were cursed with the dark sign. Yet they are strong enough to survive till the end of time. The last ringed knight in Gael's arena definitely proves it.

          • Anonymous

            question why do people call DarkWraiths edgy and not the ringed knights compared to the wraiths are way more edgy

            • Anonymous

              If you have trouble fighting these knights, I recommend trying out Friede's scythe, not only does it proc frost very quickly, it also stunlocks the knights almost permanently.

              • Anonymous

                much better for farming chunks and embers than the harald legion knights and the lothric knights, the 3 knights near the roof from ringed city streets bonfire can be easily farmed for up to 12 chunks a run (with mimic head sage rapier and gold ring +3 its very easy to get atleast 8 a run) and embers drop from them almost every time

                • Anonymous

                  Probably my favorite enemy of the game, design-wise.
                  Their armor looks super cool with the branded eclipse symbol, and the straight swords one just walking slowly while lighting their sword on fire are really badass.

                  • Anonymous

                    I don't know if i like them or the Black Knights more. I think the Ringed Knights are challenging and fun to fight, but i prefer the design and weapons of the Black Knights, that are badass but not as over-the-top as the Ringed Knights. The lore of both is awesome.

                    • Anonymous

                      What I love so much about the ringed knights is there's a scrap of lore about the dark wraiths that says they might be the true embodiment of what it is to be human in dark souls. And the ringed knights are a great nod to that since they're a group of humans dating all the way back to the beginning of the age of fire and they're extremely similar to the dark wraiths.

                      • Anonymous

                        Getting a titanite scale from ringed knights is rare? that's the only thing I've been getting from them lol

                        • Anonymous

                          i dont want to come of as nit picky here but all i see is a more buff and retextured darkwarith with different attacks

                          • Anonymous

                            how was the armour forged in the abyss when the abyss only came when the people of oolacile digged up manus's grave

                            • Anonymous

                              Farming just the hood of these guys when I first arrived was never a hassle before for me until today. They dropped almost everything they can, even 2 scales and 4 ornaments after killing 30 of them but never the hood.

                              • Anonymous

                                Hi I’m Martin... I was a silver knight but that job was boring so I became ringed knight and now there is never enough fun destroying casuals who come across me and the boys.

                                • Anonymous

                                  They can t do anything at all if you punch them to death with the caestus. They ll block some attacks and drop the guard between your combos for some reason

                                  • Anonymous

                                    They're called "ringed" knights because they're married to the hyperpoise that miyazaki took away from us

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Why are these guys designed to be unfun to fight. Not overly hard fights, not very long either, but they're basically the lothric knights with higher damage. Unimaginative fire type pokemons in the DLC with some of the coolest, most memorable experiences in the series

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Their design is kinda gimmicky and Elder Scrolls-esque. Not the provocative style these games usually go for.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Wait a minute, why are these guys weak to DARK damage? They live in the Ringed City of the pygmies that claimed the Dark Soul, they're 'early Man' from the time of the Dark Soul and Humanity, and they're even wearing *****ing armor that literally claims it's "forged in the Abyss"...and they're weak to DARK? This would be like if the Silver Knights of Anal Rodeo being weak to Lightning.

                                          • weak to wolfknight swords? Herald Legion Knights and the dragon boss are both weak to wolfknight swords, so I feel like this mob should be too but looking for confirmation. In my experience wolfknight swords ARE more effective.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Holy shot this is going to be way fun to kick these guys around. I just got done recording part one of the Ringed City. Killed the two scary fire breathing gargoyles down the large pit. I am so pumped to find all the rings. I already found two cool rings and a full pyro set. Guise who I am and win a tuna can.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So twin sword corpse went tumbling off a cliff and now I can't get the swords?
                                                Sweet. Shit like that's why I don't like autosaves.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  You can interrupt the poise buff of the spear version by doing the 'stance' guard break, you can then punish the move further by riposting.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    DS3 version of the Old Hunters basicaly. With Friede beeing Maria 2.0 it seems FROM was really out of new ideas...

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you pick up the +3 gold serpent ring, these guys drop embers by the dozen. Not literally, but the drop rate was absurdly high for me.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Can these guys use combos that we can't cuz I saw a paired gs knight do a triple ignited combo from weapon skill

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The dual-greatsword one in front of the chapel can be easily cheesed: send the elevator up to the bonfire so you have a pit. Aggro him and run back to the pit, stand on the other side. He will attack and fall down, worked for me every time.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The first time I encountered the dude with the paired greatswords, I ran past him and on to the outcropping on the left of the church to see if he would come down into the narrow, confined space of the cliff edge, where it would be easier for me to kill him. All was going well until he did his arc of fire weapon art thing and fell off. Cheated/10 would not go hollow with

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Ringed Knight: I have the power of the flame, behold my mighty shield roar that will send you fly to the Moon and fear my mighty spear that wi...
                                                              *Dragonslayer Greathaxe L2*
                                                              Me: Shut up and get pancaked like the others you fancy ass weeb.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                sacred flame completely destroys these dudes. dodge their first combo (roll next to them) and use sacred flame. for the time the get up u will have casted a second one, which they cant dodge. repeat. enjoy.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  just want to say, and people can check for themselves, there is a second ringed knight with the paired greatswords. go to the fillianores rest bonfire and when you leave the room go around the wall to your right and straight back you should see him roaming in the distance. I think he has less health than the first one and drops a slab when killed and does respawn.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Good enemies to farm souls. ... With the Symbol of Avarice, the Covetous Silver Ring +3, the Shield of want and the Medicant's Staff, I get 45k on NG++. I always go to the Ringed Inner Wall Bonfire and from there through the tunnel to the garden where you meet the one Ringed Knight. Killing the 5 enemies on the way plus the Ringed Knight and returning back to the Bonfire will result in about 80k in one minute resp. 4.8m in one hour. And you get a lot of Dunge Pies, Lightning and Hollow Gems as well as Ringed knight armor.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Has anyone else noticed how the spear and straight sword movesets are both VERY similar to soul of cinder's moveset for that weapon type? You could do a really good SoC cosplay by holding those two weapons in right hand with firelink gs, and a pyro flame in left.

                                                                      • Their attack range is large, they have little to no opening i.e if you move in for a hit you'll get hit no matter what, their physical attacks (non-fire) cannot be blocked 100% with a medium shield and they always have their shields up unlike other spear using enemies, making them a pain in the arse for Dex and lighter builds.

                                                                        Whereas Heavy STR & high VIT builds would have a field day with them though as their attacks are pathetically weak against greatshields.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I would like to know more about these, things like how mutch HP they have, the damage they do, how mutch absorbtion they have, these things would help me alot making my Ringed Knight Build dude :D

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Look into the God's Chemosh and Moloch if you want to know more. Basically involves sacrificing your new born to a fire for money.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It must have been an insane battle when the gods and their silver knights battled the ringed knights into submission to stop the abyss from swallowing the whole world. Ragnarok doomsday like!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                it's irritating these enemy pages use the phrasing "Can't be both lured and rapported", which taken literally leads me to believe you can't lure them and rapport them simultaneously. should read "Can't be lured or rapported".

                                                                                ~(A & B) (~A | ~B) =/= ~(A | B) (~A & ~B)

                                                                                de morgan's law mother *****ers, its basic logic

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I think I have a farming route for these guys that works pretty well. Starting from Ringed City Streets, enter the area requiring you to "show your humanity". Then kill the two Ringed Knights there (and the giant, if you want), then go down the stairs near the giant and down the ladder. From there, if you look down, you should see two Ringed Knights below you, one of them close enough to the wall to get a plunging attack on. Do that plunging attack, then take them out (the second one won't aggro unless you get in his field of view). From there, get close to the edge opposite the wall you just dropped down, and you should see another Ringed Knight. You can perform a leap attack that will turn into a plunging attack onto him, then take care of him. Then use the coiled sword fragment/homeward bone/ dark sign and start over. It sounds complicated, but once you get it down, you can get through the route pretty quickly, and it feels safer and more efficient than farming the four on the sunken building in the swamp.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Where's the best place to farm these guys in multiples? Been killing the double greatsword Knight but one at a time is tedious.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      ringed set looks pretty badass , gotten full set off first two you meet in ringed inner wall only one hood multiple rest

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        These guys have a fanged smile when you look at their faces.. Also, aren't they pygmy/human? So shouldn't they be strong to Dark and weak to Lightning or something else? Just seems odd to me.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Their health on NG+4 Is 3,850 lol. Also Embers are quite common to drop along with chunks. once you kill like 15 or 20 knights the drop rate of everything increases. I get embers and chunks from them just having my luck up to 180. When I use the ring, staff, crystal sage rapier, the monster treasure chest head, and use a lucky coin Ill be at like 490 luck. Stuff starts dropping in 2's and 3's. These guys are the best to farm for embers in the whole game!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I spend 2-3 hours farming them for their head gear. They were dropping everything, multiple pieces of their armor, embers, titanite scales but that freaking hood took forever. By the end I had so many souls that I was able to purchase EVERY armor piece the handmaiden had in store. Holy*****

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The knights can drop 1, 2 or 4 chunks, in a few hours of farming them I've never seen them drop 3. The 4 drop is very rare though, rarer than the Spear Ornaments and about on par with the Scale drop. The Paired Greatswords drop is ONLY the one-time guaranteed one, though; no matter how many times you kill the knight after that you won't get a second drop. Likewise for the Slab. Also I'd say the Ember drop is uncommon rather than rare, I had it dropped a lot more often than the 4 chunks, armour pieces or spear ornaments.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                It said that their weapons and armors, forged in the abyss, emitted a smidgen of life, so the gods placed a seal of fire upon them. what if this is the reason hollowing was born? I mean, what if there was life in the abyss and not complete darkness? that would make the power of fire useless and for the humans a place where to live. so it would make sense for gwyn and the gods to cast a "seal of fire", the dark sigil, on humanity. the fire was fading and the dark soul was spreading through the humans and with them the abyss, which doesn't mean death, but just a change of power. so, while offering his soul, Gwyn cast the "shackles of the gods" upon man, drawing their humanity to the bonfires while leaving only lifeless husk of savage darkness, like the pus of man or other abominations.

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