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The Forest Hunter Knight is an enemy, that is part of the Forest Hunter Covenant, in Dark Souls.


One is in close proximity to the Forest Hunter Sorcerer, the other by the Forest Hunter Archer. Both are located in Darkroot Garden.


Two nameless Knights, who are members of the Forest Hunter Covenant. They guard the groves of Darkroot Garden, attacking any who trespass.

They wear the Ring of Fog to blend into the surroundings and their armor is the Knight Set. They wield the Claymore and Knight Shield.


The knights are relentless and can hit for high damage against lower-vitality players, but they are hindered by trees and hills. A relatively easy method of fighting them is to lure them to the doorway to this area (the one needing the Crest of Artorias), as it allows for a more traditional combat arena, and then repeatedly parrying their attacks.


  • As with other members of the Forest Hunter Covenant, they will no longer be hostile once the player accepts invitation from Alvina and joins their ranks.
  • Players who install and play Dark Souls completely offline (thus not receiving the 1.05 patch) will have both Forest Hunter Knights respawn whenever the player dies or visits any bonfire.  This is advantageous to the player, since each Knight yields 3,000 souls each time they are killed. This can be used to grind for high amounts of souls relatively quickly, as you can use the nearby Bonfire to easily reset their spawns.

Character information[]


Respawn No
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Physical


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
328 318 361 324 233 259 192 C C B

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Claymore
Claymore +12
Knight shield
Knight Shield +12

Head Chest Hands Legs
Knight Helm
Knight Helm +10
Knight Armor
Knight Armor +10
Knight Gauntlets
Knight Gauntlets +10
Knight Leggings
Knight Leggings +10

Ring of Fog
Ring of Fog


  • The two Knights appear to be identical in every way, and they also happen to be female.
  • In the Japanese guide, the non-respawning Knight is named as "Knight Americus" (騎士アメリクス).