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

      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

          • Anonymous

            05 Aug 2019 23:05  

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

            • Anonymous

              22 Jul 2019 06:25  

              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.

              • 01 Jun 2019 04:20  

                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

                  17 Aug 2018 08:32  

                  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

                    04 Jul 2018 00:17  

                    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

                      30 Apr 2018 15:43  

                      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

                        07 Mar 2018 09:45  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Mar 2018 09:54  

                          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

                            28 Feb 2018 00:54  

                            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

                              16 Feb 2018 22:00  

                              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

                                18 Jan 2018 15:38  

                                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

                                  17 Dec 2017 11:57  

                                  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

                                    05 Dec 2017 23:30  

                                    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.

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