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

      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

                • 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.

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