Ringed Knight


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

Ringed Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Ringed Knight Enemy Description

Ringed Knight Combat Information


Known 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 Steets bonfire. Run through the gated shortcut and jump down off the left side to the swamp below, taking care not to agro 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 user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      

Ringed Knight - Spear user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      

Ringed Knight - Paired Greatswords user

Location Drops
 The Ringed City      


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    • Anonymous

      20 Jul 2021 05:00  

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

      • Anonymous

        06 Jul 2021 14:25  

        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

          23 Jun 2021 21:09  

          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

            23 May 2021 23:52  

            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

              10 May 2021 09:31  

              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

                02 May 2021 12:57  

                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

                  28 Apr 2021 16:12  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Apr 2021 02:22  

                    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

                      08 Mar 2021 14:22  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Aug 2020 07:03  

                        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

                          22 Jun 2020 13:38  

                          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

                            14 Feb 2020 09:50  

                            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

                              25 Nov 2019 11:04  

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

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Oct 2019 14:55  

                                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

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