Berenike Knights, also known as Heavy Knights, are enemies in Dark Souls


Encountered in the Undead Parish Church as a miniboss, guarding the Fire Keeper Soul. Respawning versions can be found in Sen's Fortress and the Painted World of Ariamis.


Large and clad in the Steel Set, they wield either a large Mace or Greatsword, depending on the location where they are found, along with a Tower Shield.


The knights of Berenike were once seen as the mightiest of the mighty[1] and were renowned for their heavy equipment.[2]

Countless Knights of Berenike became Undead and ventured to Lordran. But their journey was for naught, as they went Hollow, and became a threat to all Undead.[3]

Enemy InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Location Health Souls
Undead Parish (Mace) 372 930 800 4,000
Sen's Fortress (Mace) 620 1,134 800 2,400
Painted World of Ariamis (Greatsword) 775 1,216 1,300 2,600


Respawn Yes & No
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Strike
Abilities Can use Estus Flasks if health is below 40%.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Basic Attack 303 Strike None Yes Neither Slow
Horizontal Swing 310 Strike None Yes Neither Slow
Heavy Attack 404 Strike None Yes Neither Slow
Shield Slam 378 Strike None No Neither Slow

Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Horizontal Slash 528 Regular None Yes Neither Medium
Double Slash 480 Regular None Yes Neither Medium
Heavy Attack 660 Regular None No Neither Slow
Shield Bash 528 Regular None No Neither Fast


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 163 163 163 163 118 130 96 D D B
Sen's Fortress 298 298 298 298 217 238 179 D D B
Painted World of Ariamis 384 384 384 384 279 306 231 D D B

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


Item Titanite Shard
Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Large Titanite Shard
Wpn Greataxe
Wpn Greatsword
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(Undead Parish)
(Sen's Fortress)
(Painted World of Ariamis)
2% 2%
Item Tower shield
Tower Shield
Steel Helm
Steel Helm
Steel Armor
Steel Armor
Steel Gauntlets
Steel Gauntlets
Steel Leggings
Steel Leggings
Drop Rate 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%



  1. Steel Set description
  2. Tower Shield description
  3. Steel Set descriptions

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