Winged Knight

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General Info
HP  Souls Locations
508-1733 300-2860 High Wall of Lothric
Lothric Castle
Drops Winged Knight Halberd
Blessed Gem
Titanite Shard
Winged Knight Twinaxes
Large Titanite Shard
Defences
Enemy Type Hollow
Weak   Slash
  Dark
  Frostbite
Resistant   Strike
  Poison
  Toxic
  Bleed
Immune None
 Alluring Skull does not attract this enemy, making it ineffective.
 Rapport charms this enemy, making it a temporary ally.

Winged Knight is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Winged Knight Enemy Description

 

Winged Knight Combat Information

 

Winged Knight Lore 

  • Winged knights "have sworn themselves to the angels" and are followers of the Angelic faith of Lothric, which was founded around a miraculous tale revealed to Heavenly Daughter Gertrude by an angel. Gertrude was the Queen of Lothric's holy maiden and was visited by a divine messenger, yet despite losing her sight and voice, she recorded the tale. However, faith in divine messengers is considered heresy in Lothric and isn't recognized by any of the three Pillars of the King's rule (which include the High Priestess, Scholars, and Knights). As such, Heavenly Daughter Gertrude was imprisoned in a lofty cell in the Grand Archives of Lothric Castle.
  • While travelling through Lothric, one can find evidence of conflict between Winged Knights and Lothric Knights. The approach to the castle is filled with empty Lothric Knight armor and the corpses of Winged Knights, as are the castle grounds themselves; it is possible that at some point, Winged Knights stormed Lothric Castle heading for the Grand Archives to free Heavenly Daughter Gertrude from her imprisonment.

 

Winged Knight Notes & Trivia

  • The "wings" on their back seem to be inspired by Polish winged hussars, who rode into battle with wings on their backs.
  • Their helmets are based on real-life medieval German/Austrian helms, in particular on helmets that belonged to Emperor Maximilian I. Domnhall of Zena's horned helmet from Dark Souls I is also based on a suit of armor made for Maximilian I.

 

Winged Knight Variations

Twinaxes

Second with Halberd 

Location Drops
Lothric Castle 1733 2860 Large Titanite Shard

 

 
Enemies
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    • Anonymous

      The twin-axe one is so fun to fight. I love the way he drops down from the ceiling and I find it hilarious how he never seems to run out of axes no matter how many he throws at you.

      • Anonymous

        Aaaall I know is that to me, you look like you're having fun, open up your loving arms, watch out here I come...YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND, BABY RIGHT ROUND

        • Anonymous

          The one with 2 axes after dancer can rarely drop titanite chunks
          also if you are behind one with axes they will do the same roll animation as the fat naked man in bloodborne chalice dungeons and try to escape, is fun to see

          • Anonymous

            Why on earth are they weak to dark??? Not only does their armor have the highest dark absorption in the game, but they also have a good amount of faith (as seen by their use of the divine pillars miracle) which raises flat dark defense. But nope, dark melts them. From pls

            • Anonymous

              Pretty similar to the bloodborne executioners. They make similar sounds too (if not straight up the same sounds) Executioners even have some spinning attacks. The executioners are large humanoid enemies that have fat armor. By this I mean the armor looks fat, kinda like smough's armor, winged knight armor, catarina armor, etc.(or perhaps they themselves are obese) They wield axes with a wide, long blade and a long handle, making something somewhat similar to the winged knight halberd. Their fighting style is also very similar to the winged knights. I'm not saying that bloodborne and dark souls are in any way related, just a cool little similarity. Might be recycled enemy design, might be intended to be similar.

              • Anonymous

                I used Silver Covetous Serpent Ring +3 and Shield of Want, went to grand archives on my first NG run, and they yield 21000 souls each. I also equipped Gold Covetous Serpent Ring, and they drop Titanite Chunks sometimes. Coiled Sword fragment to immediately go back to bonfire, so leveling up is super easy. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for big amount of souls in shorts amount of time along with chunks and large shards.

                • Anonymous

                  Used rapport to have 1 beat the other one up, finish off the standing knight. Rapport last one for 3x backstabb. Ty dark souls

                  • Anonymous

                    Me sees winged knight with wings painting: Haha, thicc boi wanna fly! Me ganked by 3 golden wing knight: They...can...fly...(YOU DIED)

                    • The Lothric Knights are weak to lightning but the Winged Knights are resistant to lightning. Likewise Lothric Knights are resistant to magic and dark while Winged Knights are weak to them. If the Lothric Knights were following the path of the dragon, and the Winged Knights were following the angelic faith, what does this information say about their angels?

                      • Anonymous

                        I didn’t see it on the page but there’s a small chance of them dropping a titanite slab. (Got one from farming the golden ones)

                        • Anonymous

                          The ones in Grand archives also drop blessed gems, as well as chunks. Very low drops, but drops nonetheless

                          • Anonymous

                            When you first meet one of them the scene looks like a reference to the first part of Berserk's Golden Age arc in which Guts is hired by Tudor and raids the castle where the fat guy with the axe (blue) shows up and kills all the Tudor Knights (red). Just right before he meets Griffith.

                            • Anonymous

                              My first game I was walking along the area with the spear knight when I saw the winged knight step into one of the burning fires. When he died, I went down, and happened to get the winged knight halberd. I was sl15 with 7 luck and no item finding things. This happen to anyone else

                              • Anonymous

                                My method for the golden Winged Knights isn't as safe per se, but it feels a little more dignified than spamming rapport.

                                Make your way toward the building at the top of the dome, but keep your distance until you're directly across from the entrance to the structure, to the room that leads to Gertrude's cage. Jog--DON'T RUN--right up the steps and into the room, and get behind the central pillar, careful not to fall through the trap door. The Winged Knights should descend, but most of the time, they won't notice that you walked right by. If they do, just hide behind that pillar until they forget about you.

                                Next, wait until the Winged Knight with the twin axes passes by the entrance on his patrol, then quietly walk outside and toward one of the stationary, glaive-wielding Knights. Both of them should be facing away from you, thankfully. Give it a good back-stab, then make your way down the dome toward one of the arches leading to the lower portion of the roof. The Knight should follow you and you can fight it one-on-one without worrying about the other two interfering. Just dodge his attacks accordingly, then try thrust but hole all over the place. (It only takes about three back-stabs to kill them, and they have plenty of attacks that leave them open.)

                                Go back up the dome and get the attention of the twin axe -wielder, and draw him down the dome or to the back of it, as long as it's away from the second glaive-wielding Knight. Kill him the same way, then make your way back up to the last glaive Knight, and of course, back-stab his ass into oblivion like his brethren. Enjoy the Titanite Slab to the fullest, get the goodies on top of the central structure (Hunter's Ring + Lingering Dragoncrest Ring), then make your way to Gertie through the trap door, reveling in your victory.

                                • (more advanced written than my other post)
                                  *Golden Winged Knights*
                                  rapport + hornet ring + max souls gain.

                                  (shield of want x2, symbol of avarice, silver serpent ring) and slumbering dragoncrest ring.

                                  will allow you to sneak up on them turn them friendly and backstab them without problem.

                                  on NG12 you get around 100K per kill with this tactic.

                                  (keep in mind if rapport would stop be active they will attack you.)

                                  (so after you've backstabbed one, recast rapport just in case.)

                                  (Dagger might be your best weapon for this, depends on your build)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    rapport + hornet ring + max souls gain (shield of want x2 symbol of avarice, silver serpent ring) and slumbering dragoncrest ring. will allow you to sneak up on them turn them friendly and backstab them without problem.
                                    on NG12 you get around 100K per kill with this tactic.
                                    (keep in mind if rapport would stop be active they will attack you so after you've backstabbed one recast rapport just in case.)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      These guys dropped me a titanite slab as I killed them all the first time... And I don't see it as a drop. What kind of sorcery is this?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It's worth noting that they can be backstabbed while casting Divine Pillars of Light, which not only renders you immune to the pillars, but also causes them to stop appearing. Makes that attack much less of a headache.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          In the Trivia we can read "Their helmets are based on real-life medieval German/Austrian helms, in particular on helmets that belonged to Emperor Maximilian I. Domnhall of Zena's horned helmet from Dark Souls I is also based on a suit of armor made for Maximilian I" but for me their helmets looks like a samurai mempo. Despite the game is based on european-like medieval fantasy this may be considered a japanese samurais reference and a kind of syncretism, the game is japanese after all.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            They can not be lured but can be distracted at still. Thing that works with these is Aural Decoy sorcery example. No results with Alluring Skulls. But I guess if you use Hidden Body and throw Fire Bombs or something, you probably can lure them?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The area of effect spell the knights can cast, the one with the pillars of light everywhere (which is not mentioned on this page despite being seen in one of the game's trailers), is eerily similar to the spell "Judgement" from the "Tales of" series. Especially the version that appears in "Tales of Symphonia" and "Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World"
                                              The spell fires off at the same rate (same interval of time between pillars appearing), has a similar coloration, and even has the feathers that come off of the beams.
                                              Here's a video showing that spell, for comparison: https://youtu.be/S-6i2zxraWk?t=75
                                              The knights do not seem to cast it very often, however.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Because dark souls had absolutely no berserk references, I mean does it take anything away from the game if they wer inspired from berserk, that seems like a huge load of hublah

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  if get behind one and move the camera towards their helm, you'll see throgh the gaps there's nothing inside

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    "Just because Miyazaki took some inspiration from Berserk DOES NOT MEAN everything is a Berserk reference. Yes. We get it. They're big dudes with wings, and someone in Berserk at one point is a big dude with wings, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT WAS ITS INSPIRATION. I could just as well say that My Little Pony's Pegasus characters inspired it too, since y'know, they both have wings and something sharp. Stop looking for ways to connect things that aren't connected"THIS.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      They are easily farmable with copper/gold coins. Or alternatively use the gold serpent ring. The total drop rate for me is 170, which my 20 luck is helping with the serpent ring. So even with low luck, it's still fairly easy to farm for the twin axes. Good luck, and happy farming!

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        watch here how to farm these guys, netting you 4 million souls per hour in ng+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlM540Hacfo

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Wow a war between angels and the kingdom. First time in darksouls the Anglican pantheon actually appears in most souls it was just insinuated like Umbasa and the miracles of god. That's really amazing I'm so exited for dlc I hope it revolves around the lothric kingdom and aldrich.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The Golden variant of these enemies (found in Lothric Castle) are extremely easy to farm if you use the spell rapport on at least 2 of them while killing them off before they become agro again

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              lightning / fire do almost same amount of damage magic / blessed do the same amount weakest to dark (tested with no rings and 5 of the same unleveled weapon)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The ones atop the roof after the elevator in grand archives always drop at least a large titanite shard, but have a chance to drop titanite chunks instead. They also drop their weapons occasionally (at least the halberd, didn't get the axes yet) and I got one blessed gem dropped as well.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  There is a structure with three of them on the top, they give over 11.000 souls and much more with the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and the shield of want. Sorry for my very bad english.

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