Ringed Knight


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 Drops
 The Ringed City  2009    

Ringed Knight - Spear

Location Drops
 The Ringed City  2009    

Ringed Knight - Paired Greatswords

Location Drops
 The Ringed City  3298    


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    • Anonymous

      09 Oct 2021 16:19  

      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

        09 Aug 2021 04:22  

        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

          19 Jul 2021 23:00  

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

          • Anonymous

            06 Jul 2021 08:25  

            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 15:09  

              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 17:52  

                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 03:31  

                  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 06:57  

                    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 10:12  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Apr 2021 20:22  

                        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 08:22  

                          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 01:03  

                            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 07:38  

                              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.

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