Black Knights are enemies in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

The knights served the First Lord Gwyn, and followed him into the flame upon its linking. They became ash, but still wander the realms to this day.


Almost identical to their Dark Souls counterparts, Black Knights continue to roam the world following their burning in the Kiln of the First Flame.



Former Silver Knights loyal to Lord Gwyn who tragically were burned, their armors ending up charred, in their expedition to the Kiln of the First Flame in Gwyn's desperate attempt to link the flame.


Blacks Knights fight similarly to their counterparts in Lordran, although they are faster and more agile due to the enhanced combat mechanics. They are still very vulnerable to parries and backstabs, although they will attempt to shield-bash the player if they continually try to circle around them. If they manage to knock the player down, they can follow up with their slow uppercut attack, potentially killing the player while they are still getting up. They wield either a greatsword or greataxe in combat and will attack other enemies if provoked.

Black Knights respawn in all encounters and have a chance to drop either their weapons or the Black Knight set.


Item Ember
Black Knight Greatsword (DSIII)
Black Knight Greatsword
Black Knight Greataxe (DSIII)
Black Knight Greataxe
Black Knight Shield (DSIII)
Black Knight Shield
Drop Rate ??? ??? ???
(Smouldering Lake
Untended Graves)
Item Black Knight Helm (DSIII)
Black Knight Helm
Black Knight Armor (DSIII)
Black Knight Armor
Black Knight Gauntlets (DSIII)
Black Knight Gauntlets
Black Knight Leggings (DSIII)
Black Knight Leggings
Drop Rate ??? ??? ??? ???

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