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Balder Knights are an enemy in Dark Souls.

LocationEdit

Balder Knights are located in the Undead Parish, and Sen's Fortress.

General InformationEdit

There are three varieties of Balder Knights: Side Sword, Rapier, and Crossbow. Those wielding rapiers are stronger and drop more souls

The Rapier variant of the Balder Knight can switch stances, holding its weapon at chest level, pointed at the player. While its stance is altered thus, the Balder Knight can parry. 

StrategyEdit

Balder Knights have a fair amount of health, and are a considerable threat to new characters. Even one-on-one, they can be very dangerous.

Any ranged attack is useful against them, but they are fast and will close the gap quickly. Firebombs can be very useful in defeating them.

Critical attacks, such as the Parry and Riposte and Backstab, are exceedingly efficient methods to dispatch these enemies.

Enemy InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Location Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
Undead Parish 129 (Sword)
151 (Rapier)
324 (Sword)
368 (Rapier)
160 (Sword)
200 (Rapier)
800 (Sword)
1,000 (Rapier)
Sen's Fortress 385 (Sword)
130 (Crossbow)
695 (Sword)
245 (Crossbow)
500 1,500

CharacteristicsEdit

Respawn Yes
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Regular / Thrust - Dependent on weapon wielded
Abilities May heal with Estus Flasks when health is under 40%. Rapier variant can backstab, parry and riposte.

AttacksEdit

Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Slash (Sword) 238 Regular None Yes Neither Medium
Two Handed Slash (Sword) 300 Regular None Yes Neither Medium
Swing (Rapier) 268 Thrust None Yes Both Fast
Stab (Rapier) 309 Thrust None Yes Left Fast

DefensesEdit

Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
Undead Parish 137 137 137 137 100 103 89 D D C
Sen's Fortress 275 275 275 275 200 207 179 D D C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
Undead Parish 150 150 150 150 109 113 98 D D C
Sen's Fortress 275 275 275 275 200 207 179 D D C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
Undead Parish 197 197 197 197 144 149 129 D D C
Sen's Fortress 252 252 252 252 184 189 163 D D C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.

DropsEdit

Item Wpn Balder Side Sword
Balder Side Sword
Wpn Rapier
Rapier
Baldershield
Balder Shield
Buckler
Buckler
Wpn Light Crossbow
Light Crossbow
Drop Rate 1%
(Side Sword Wielder)
2%
(Rapier Wielder)
1%
(Side Sword Wielder)
1%
(Rapier Wielder)
2%
(Crossbow Wielder)
Item Balder Helm
Balder Helm
Balder Armor
Balder Armor
Balder Gauntlets
Balder Gauntlets
Balder Leggings
Balder Leggings
Drop Rate 1% 1% 1% 1%
Item Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard  ×2
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Drop Rate 8%
(Undead Parish)
21.82%
(Sen's Fortress)
0.91%
(Sen's Fortress)
2%
(Sen's Fortress)

TriviaEdit

  • Several corpses of Balder knights can be found in the Undead Parish and Sen's Fortress, and are the only preplaced corpses in the game to have armor on their dead body.
  • Their armor has a similar design to the armor worn by Guts, the protagonist of the manga Berserk.

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