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The Rapier Champion is an enemy in Dark Souls III.

DescriptionEdit

A enemy deprived of most clothing, although that does not make him any less dangerous. He can only be summoned by the second Man Serpent Summoner in Archdragon Peak, shortly before reaching the Great Belfry.

EquipmentEdit

LocationsEdit

Summoned infinitely by the second Man Serpent Summoner in Archdragon Peak, in a room located after the big open area with the second Ancient Wyvern and before reaching the Great Belfry.

StrategyEdit

A very dangerous enemy that can easily break through the strongest guards. He has rather low poise, and this weakness could be exploited.

It is recommended to rush up to finish the Man Serpent Summoner first, as battling both enemies can be extremely risky. If this could not be done, the player can lure him to chase to the Great Belfry bonfire, as the summoner would not chase, and there are no other enemies past the summoner, thus making it possible to confront this enemy alone.

Alternatively, as soon as he is summoned, the player should make haste and receive him with a backstab. Care should be taken, though, as most likely the Man Serpent Summoner upstairs will start unleashing barrages of homing spells. Fortunately, the first of these may be completely negated if caught during the backstabbing animation.

If it is possible to finish the champion after the initial attack, then that should be done; if this is not possible, then the player should hurry in killing the summoner while the champion is still recovering.

While in combat, the champion will constantly perform his rapier's skill, Ricard's Lunge and Press, where he will unleash quick three-stabbing barrages, culminating with a powerful lunge. The player may attempt to parry this attack, but if unsuccessful, they will sustain heavy damage.

Alternatively, they may opt to roll behind him while he is performing this move and, while he finishes, try to backstab him.

DropsEdit

Item Ricard's Rapier (DSIII)
Ricard's Rapier
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(once)

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

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