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See also: Iron Dragonslayer
For the armor piece, see Dragonslayer Armor.

The Dragonslayer Armour is a boss in Dark Souls III. It later reappears as an optional fight in the Ringed City.

In-Game Description

The Dragonslayer Armour, controlled by the Pilgrim Butterfly, lost its master long ago, but still remembers their sporting hunts.[1]


A suit of armor that belonged to a dragonslayer from times long past. It is controlled by the Pilgrim Butterflies that soar high above Lothric Castle and guard the entrance to the Grand Archives. It wields a gigantic shield and a greataxe infused with lightning.


Found on the highest level of Lothric Castle, along the path that leads to the Grand Archives.

Later found at the back of the swamp in the Ringed City Streets.

Fight overviewEdit


The Dragonslayer Armour uses attacks that are characterized by gulf swings and occasional overhead attacks. It deals large amounts of damage to any character regardless of their resistances. The best tactic for dealing with this boss is to constantly roll away from its attacks and land one of your own. It also deals a huge amount of stamina damage if you try blocking.

It is essential when fighting this boss to remain under 70% Equip Load so that you can roll at a fast pace. Since the fight will be characterized by dodging, it would be advisable to not be over cumbered and have a slow pace roll.

The boss uses its greataxe for overhead chops and wide gulf swings, but it will use its shield with startling speed to break your defense. In the second stage of the fight, it will use shield combos or use its shield before its greataxe.

When fighting this boss, it is necessary to remember not to get greedy with attacks and to have a faster roll speed.


If the player has not purchased any dark miracles from Irina, Eygon can be summoned for this boss fight.

In addition, Sirris can be summoned for this fight if the player has completed her questline and accepted her offer to serve as their knight.


Item Soul of Dragonslayer Armour
Soul of Dragonslayer Armour
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  • The Dragonslayer Armour is definitively not the golden suit of armor that was worn by Sir Ornstein, as his armor is located in Archdragon Peak.
  • Its strong resemblance to Ornstein's own armor presents the possibility that it may have once been worn by the Nameless King. Given Ornstein's strong admiration for his mentor, he may have deliberately fashioned his armor to emulate his teacher. However, it is far more likely that it belonged to the unnamed dragonslayer mentioned in the description of the Sacred Oath, who served under Ornstein and the Nameless King, and shared a powerful bond with them.
  • The Iron Dragonslayer encountered in the Ringed City will drop the Iron Dragonslayer Set. Its description reveals that it is the same entity from Lothric Castle, having eventually ended up in the swamp and been reanimated by its memories.



Dragonslayer Armour Boss Fight - Dark Souls 303:07

Dragonslayer Armour Boss Fight - Dark Souls 3


See alsoEdit


  1. Excerpt from the Soul of Dragonslayer Armour description.
Abyss WatchersAldrich, Devourer of GodsAncient WyvernChampion's Gravetender and Gravetender GreatwolfChampion GundyrCrystal SageCurse-rotted GreatwoodDancer of the Boreal ValleyDeacons of the DeepDragonslayer ArmourFather AriandelHigh Lord WolnirIudex GundyrLorian, Elder Prince and Lothric, Younger PrinceOceiros, the Consumed KingOld Demon KingPontiff SulyvahnSister FriedeSoul of CinderThe Nameless KingVordt of the Boreal ValleyYhorm the Giant

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