Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

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Location Forlorn Hound Evergaol
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 181,900
Bloodhound's Fang
HP 725
Strong VS
Weak to

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil is a Boss in Elden Ring. Darriwil can be found at the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave when exploring the area. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so drops a useful item, as well as Runes.

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil is a also a part of Blaidd’s questline. Speak to Blaidd first before this encounter to be able to use Blaidd as a Summon.

The Lesser Bloodhound Knight is the normal enemy form of this boss. Another Bloodhound Knight appears in the Bloodhound Knight fight.

 

 Darriwil is nothing but a traitor. And in need of a fitting end to his tale.

- Blaidd

Elden Ring Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Boss

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Boss Guide for Elden Ring

Video Guide for Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Boss

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Bloodhound Knight Darriwil:

 

Melee Strategy

This can be a rather difficult fight. Darriwil is very aggressive and his invisible dash move allows him to move quickly and unpredictably around the arena. Be prepared to dodge at any time, and only attack once or twice when you have the opportunity or you'll end up trading hits.

Keep Your Guard Up: While you're still learning his moves, guard when you're not attacking so he doesn't dash in and surprise you with an unexpected attack. A Greatshield is particularly effective here, since most of his attacks will bounce off it and give you a chance to guard counter. Be aware though that he'll still build up Hemorrhage even if you perfectly block his attacks. Try to bait his attacks when your Hemorrhage buildup is low, block one or two attacks before attacking, then back away and try to dodge until your status bar clears.

Watch For Sparks: Pay particular attention to Darriwil's Grinding Attack and Clawing Attack, where he scrapes his blade or claw along the ground to create sparks. Both of these take him some time to recover from, so after you've dodged or blocked the initial attack you'll have a chance to land a hit or two.

Let It Bleed: When your Hemorrhage meter fills up, you'll take 100 damage plus 10% of your total health. But since this fight comes early in the game, that's not actually much more than a normal attack would deal. It may be worth simply taking the damage, especially if you're blocking the rest of his attacks, and focusing on killing Darriwil rather than saving yourself.

 

Magic and Ranged Strategy

Darriwil is particularly difficult for ranged players, since he tends to move so quickly and dodge so readily that it's hard to land most ranged spells or arrows.

Form a Phalanx: Take advantage of Darriwil's aggression using Glintstone Phalanx which will slam into him approaches to attack. Summon the blades when you've got some distance, then when he gets close focus on not getting hit and let the magic do its work. Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx may be an even better choice since it costs less FP and deals more Stance damage.

Fake Melee: Close-range spells like Carian Slicer or Catch Flame avoid the dodging issue entirely by only attacking him when he's close by. This will require carefully sequencing your dodges and attacks, though, to make sure you aren't just trading hits.

Jump and Shoot: If you're using a bow, avoid using slow skills like Mighty Shot since he's likely to dodge them. Instead, jump backwards when he approaches and fire an arrow while you're in the air to avoid his attacks and get in some damage.

 

Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Bloodhound's Step Tenses up, then dashes a short distance forward. This doesn't deal damage but can position him for a surprise attack. Start guarding when you see him disappear, or prepare to dodge a follow-up attack.
Swipe parry icon 40pxJogs forward and swipes with his claw. Roll when he holds his claw out to the side.
Galloping Slice parry icon 40pxRuns towards you on all fours, jumping forward and slicing in a circle. Roll to your right once you see the tip of his sword to the right of his head. This will position you near him when he's recovering and give you time to get an attack in.
Arc Slash parry icon 40pxSlices his sword in a wide counterclockwise arc. Roll backwards or block.
Diagonal Slash parry icon 40pxHolds his sword behind him, then swings it clockwise diagonally up. Roll when sword's tip is fully behind his body.
Twirling Slam parry icon 40pxDoes one quick clockwise slice, then slams his sword down in front of him. Roll backwards or block. You can get in a quick hit during the recovery period.
Rising Slash parry icon 40pxSlashes his sword up, emitting sparks. Dodge once out and once in to dodge the common Falling Slash follow-up.
Falling Slash parry icon 40pxSlashes his sword over his shoulder and down in front of him. Dodge in and land a hit while he recovers.
Overhead Slam parry icon 40pxHolds his sword behind him briefly, then slams it down in front. Roll left or right, then get in a hit while he recovers.
Jumping Slam Jumps into the air, then slams his sword down to the ground. Roll once he's at the top of his jump, then get in an attack or two.
Spiral Retreat parry icon 40pxSpins twice counterclockwise while hopping away from you. Roll forward to put pressure on him while he recovers. Only the initial sword swing can hurt you.
Bloodhound's Finesse parry icon 40pxSwings his sword and backflips away. Roll towards him to evade the attack or block with a shield.
Grinding Attack parry icon 40pxCharges forward while dragging his sword against the ground, emitting sparks on his right, then raises it in a large vertical slice. Roll to your right when you see his claw pass in front of his face, then get in a couple hits while he's recovering.
Clawing Attack parry icon 40pxCharges forward while dragging his claw against the ground, emitting sparks on his left, then slashes it upwards followed by a final horizontal slash. Roll twice to either side, then get a couple hits while he's recovering.

parry icon 40px: Attack can be parried

Elden Ring Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Darriwil may have served Ranni or Rennala in the past, and may have abandoned them at some point. This would explain why Blaidd has a personal grudge against him.
  • If the Radahn Festival has been triggered, Blaidd will not be available as a summon.
  • This boss shows some resemblance to the Boreal Outrider Knights from Dark Souls 3. It's movement and looks suggest the creature is not fully humanoid but has instead transformed into something in between a four legged beast and a knight. It's attacks cause a Hemorrhage Status Effect which would suggest it uses a sharp edged blade forged to perfection. Although the beastly forms of the creature show a certain ongoing degenerative process, it still is very nimble and assassin-like. The temporary invisibility could also be caused by either inhuman speed or magic.
  • Much like the named Crucible Knights, Darriwil is likely named after certain geological eras. In this case, the Darriwillian period, the upper stage of the Ordovician.

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Combo Chart 

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Image Gallery for Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in Elden Ring

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    • Anonymous

      Everyone realizes that when we beat evergaol bosses, we’re just walking in to someone’s prison cell and murdering them, right? Are we the bad guys?

      • Anonymous

        Don't know if this is obvious to everyone else, but if you go exploring looking for cool stuff and happen to trigger the festival at castle Redmane, Blaidd will not be available as a summons at Darriwil's evergoal. Just found this out the hard way, but it wasn't as difficult as I was expecting it to be. The Bloodhound knight that spawns behind you near the swamp lookout tower in Caelid gave me much more trouble.

        • Anonymous

          "A forlorn and masterless Bloodhound Knight, trapped within the Evergaol. He attacks with the ferocity and swiftness of a ravenous beast, able to strike and close the distance with ease"

          Where does the wiki get these descriptions?

          • Anonymous

            This guy killed me more then Margit (ok i think its my fault i explored to much with a +1 lordsworn greatsword) but like WTF, this guy killed me more then any other boss, pushover my ass, the true pushover variant is the one guardian Latenna

            • Anonymous

              I suppose that Darriwil was Loyal to Rennala and maybe was tasked by her to serve Ranni but since She isn't the master he chooses, he simply left her.

              • Anonymous

                Considering how Blaidd was acquainted with Darriwil despite being someone who is only tasked with protecting Ranni, I think it would be safe to assume that Darriwil worked for Ranni just like Iji and Seluvis. This is reinforced by how a bloodhound knight is one of the enemies summoned by Rennala while she is being controlled by Ranni since she only summons enemies that she is acquainted with (wolves for Blaidd, giant for Iji, dragon for Adula, who is found in Moonlight Altar Plateau, and Bloodhound Knight for supposedly Darriwil).

                With that out of the way, now we need to look into his imprisonment. Darriwil is found in an evergaol, and the only person we see in the game who is capable of creating or using evergaols is Iji, that coincidentally works for Ranni alongside with Darriwil. So Iji being the one to imprison him is our safest bet. I explain my thoughts on his reasons for doing this later in the comment.

                And now the final clue we have related to Darriwil’s fate; His betrayal. It is stated in the Bloodhound Knight Set that Bloodhound Knights choose their masters and serve them for the rest of their lives with unending loyalty. This act is worded really strongly in the description; “Once the decision has been made, the knight stays loyal for life.”, so it is weird for Darriwil to be called a traitor despite this. You would think that the one character who is known for his loyalty wouldn’t be the one to betray his master.

                My conclusion after piecing all these puzzle pieces together is that Darriwil was a shadow of Ranni who was imprisoned by Iji for the same reasons he imprisons Blaidd later. Upon finding out that Iji imprisoned Darriwil, Blaidd asks Iji about what happened. Not wanting Blaidd to learn of his plans which involves disposing of him later, Iji tells him that Darriwil was a traitor who betrayed Ranni. After hearing this, Blaidd tracks Darriwil down and kills his former comrade thinking he is protecting Ranni by doing so. And that’s where the story of a forever-loyal knight whose only fault was being chosen by the Greater Will to serve Ranni ends.

                The only possible hole in this theory that I see so far is Ranni having two shadows as I got the impression that Empyreans could get only one shadows. Though to be fair, the concept of shadows is not explored all that much in the game. For example we don’t even have any confirmed shadows other than Maliketh and Blaidd in the game even though there are many Empyreans without known shadows such as Malenia, Miquella, and Gloam-Eyed Queen. Another lore point that might support the idea of Darriwil being a shadow is Raging Wolf set’s item description. “According to the old legends, wolves are the shadows of the Empyrean.”. Darriwil looks and moves a lot like a wolf, which aligns with the idea of him being a shadow by fitting these old legends the set’s description talks about.

                • Anonymous

                  Ranni's hat is awesome
                  Seluvis' robes look great
                  Blaidd is coated in drip
                  And Iji is an old dude, so he gets a pass

                  I think the reason Darriwil is called a traitor is because he dissed the Elden Bling of Ranni's squad and we help Blaidd jump him in a backalley Evergaol

                  • Anonymous

                    Bait his bloodhound step. He’ll usually follow that up with a right sweep. Roll through that and the next attack will be an overhead slash that’s very easy to parry. 4 reposte and he’s a gonner. I had more trouble with Crucible Knight than him.

                    • Anonymous

                      I'm very interested in the lore of Darriwil. According to their armor(and floh's ashes) bloodhound knights are loyal for life, but Bliadd calls Darriwil a traitor. For who did he break the streak, and why?

                      • Anonymous

                        Protip: when he does his 3 strike combo and final jump, you can stun him. Just hit him when he is in the air.

                        • Anonymous

                          NEW INFO (POST 1.03)
                          (TLDR:) Beating Radahn before fighting this boss makes him permanently disappear for the rest of the playthrough.

                          If you plan to complete Ranni's quest, and ALSO want this bosses weapon, (which is easily one of the strongest weapons in the entire game due to its unique ash of war) YOU MUST complete this fight BEFORE YOU DEFEAT RADAHN. Once you have progressed through the game up to the point where you beat Radahn, it will automatically move Blaidd here. (Whether or not you have even spoken to Ranni.) Once you have the option to either free Blaidd from this evergaol or keep him trapped, REGARDLESS OF YOUR DECISION OR PROGRESS, YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT THIS BOSS AND RECIEVE HIS WEAPON UNTIL NEW GAME PLUS.
                          There is no warning or indication that this will occur, or explanation for why when it does. So MAKE SURE YOU FIGHT DARRIWIL BEFORE DEFEATING RADAHN.

                          • Anonymous

                            If you can, summon Blaidd the half wolf because he is a massive help and practically solos the boss with little help from the player

                            • Anonymous

                              So did this guy used to work for Ranni and betrayed them, or does Blaidd have some other reason to hold his grudge?

                              • Anonymous

                                Most of his attacks can be parried actually but might need a buckler and some practice to pull that off. The 3 hit combo he uses right after teleporting to you however is very easy to parry even with 100% shield. Block the first hit, wait like 1 sec, parry. Repeat 3-4 times = the boss is dead. Sorcerers can just hit him 3-4 times with Carian Slicer instead of riposte.

                                • Anonymous

                                  You can also search for Blaidd, there is a Quest at Kal the Merchant. He tells you to Snap at the Mistwood Ruins whenever you hear a wolf. Blaidd appears and tells you to help him. Go back to Bloodhound an you get Blaidd who carries you the battle. Really easy! ;-)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The move where he drags his claw along the ground is laughably easy to parry so make sure to bring a parrying shield with you

                                    • IDK if it's because of 1.03, but I recently used a Great Shield against him and it basically became the EASIEST Boss Fight EVER. Every time I blocked an attack he got staggered and i just hit him for free! Literally took 30 seconds and I won.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I am quite sure that you can find him as "normal" enemy on the other side of the academy s'gate, once you are teleported by the sceal go along the downward path, skip the wolf and you will find a mercant and then the hound up the door of the academy. (I have ne idea on how it impact any quest tho)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you use the ability Unsheathe at the right moment when he tries to perform his jumping overhead attackyou can leave him vulnerable, I found it work best when he is just bout to land on you as it should knock him out of the sky and let you perform some strikes on him, if you have UCHIGATANA with you you should already have the ability when you double hand, if you don’t you can head down to the lake and try to avoid being attacked by the Big Crab Bros in between them is a scarab that has the ash of war for unsheathe, hope this helps just remember this does use FP and will take practice but with you will get it. Also he is vulnerable to this attack at the start as he climbs out, very useful then to but only one attack then you will want to roll back before he gets a good slice on ya. Good Luck Fellow Tarnished

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Is it confirmed that he has ~15000 hp? It felt like a thousand when I fought him, no way he has that much

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Despite the listed health on the wiki, he only has 1480 HP exactly. Was expecting a somewhat tough fight only for him to die in a single hit. Listed HP on the wiki is probably for NG+

                                              • Anonymous

                                                looks like the enemies you can find in dark souls 2. not sure what you call them but they look similar minus the sword

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This boss is proof of a new AI mechanic from FROM. Holding a staff visibly changes the AI. I mean just by the fact that you are literally holding it, which is quite different from prior AI behaviors that only acted on an action like using an Estus or prayer to heal. If you hold a staff this boss' AI becomes several times more aggressive and it tries to gap close far more than it ever would even at the exact same distances you would cast at if you were using a crossbow or bow. If you don't believe me test it out. This means other bosses probably have similar AI alterations based on weapons actively held.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Got two drops from him, I swear. The sword but I can't seem to figure out what the other was. Hit the button too quick.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Dragon breath + wolfyboi made it super EZ mode. Only took 50 minutes to kill the Mother of Dragons with +0 spear to get the spell. I hope there will be a ymfah's video with dragon breath only xD

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        very easy fight with the Lordsworn's Greatsword Weapon Skill. as it gets him airborne.
                                                        u can stunlock him pretty much and you need like 3-4 hits +1 follow up light attack each and he's dead.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Every time he dashes he uses a 3 attack combo, if you learn to dodge that, then you just need to get away from him every time and the fight is pretty much done, then you just gotta attack since he leaves a huge window. Also, if you have an Uchigatana, using the special attack with charged strong attack kills this boss in like seconds.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Gravelord Sword of Elden Ring, so much raw damage with minimum stat investment and the bleed and insane weapon art are just cherries on top, easy to get to +2 before you get your first great rune from Blaidd's quest too

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Go to Mistwood Ruins first, then go back to Church of Ellah, talk to Kale about howling, go back to Mistwood ruins with the finger snap gesture, talk to Wolf knight, go back to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol. Then you can summon the NPC to aid you in battle. You must enter the Evergaol first!

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                You can avoid all of his non scraping attacks by rolling backwards ( no diagonals, straight backwards ) even when mid rolling.

                                                                Roll forward to avoid his scraping attacks. Roll over his sword for slow punish (jump attack is doable here, good even with slower weapons) or roll twice over the claw ( to avoid the follow up attack) and punish him with roll attack.

                                                                Rolling backwards on his teleport attacks is amazing because you either don't get out of his range in time and he is stick in a 3 hit combo, which you can easily avoid by rolling backwards again, or you bait a claw scraping attack which is easy to punish.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  If you've found the great epeé two hand it and spam the WA, if you hit him in the head it will stagger him for a second and you can easily stunlock him.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If you have a weapon with Stomp, you can utilize the moment before he appears at the beginning of the fight to activate it. I had a Greatsword and it sent hi flying, just charge the heavy attack next to him before he stands up and almost hlaf his HP is gone. Then you just need to bait him and repeat it. Takes a couple of tries to get the timing right.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Go to Mistwood Ruins. You will hear a wolf howling. Teleport to Church of Elleh and talk to Kalé. He will teach you a Fingersnap Gesture. Go back to Mistwood Ruins where the wolf howls and use the gesture. Blaidd will appaear and tell you that he is looking for Dariwill. You can the summon Blaidd during the fight, making this encounter much much easier.

                                                                      • This guy is a prick. His combo strings are entirely random, and he can add and interchange various attacks into each. Hell, the game decides that his teleport positioning is also random. Most of the time, he will teleport *to* you. Other times he will teleport *on* you, and this is a guaranteed hit on his part, and you're forced to block or do a very risky roll timing.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I found Guard Counters to be the easiest way to beat the boos by far. The claw drag and his triple combo don't deal a ton of stability damage, just tank them on a 100% phys shield and Guard Counter the **** out of him. Just back paddle to avoid most of the attacks to get your bleed meter down or tank the damage.

                                                                          • This fight made me remember that From incorporated some Sekiro stuff in this game, and as soon as it hit, beating him and a lot of enemies is now a little easier. Bait his teleport and simply jump over the first swing, dodge the other 2 and hit him. Jumping any strikes that are clearly going low is such an easy strat to so many fights.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There is an NPC summon for this fight, there is a wolf-man in Mistwood howling, if you find him with the right gesture that you get from the merchant then you can summon him inside the gael area making this fight very easy.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I beat him at level 13. Trick is to just block everything then on the last hit do the counter attack. Rinse repeat = baby mode

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  If you talk to Kale and then go to the Mistward Ruins where the wolf howls you can use a gesture to find Blaidd, he is a summon for this fight. Makes the fight an absolute joke if you're having trouble, at least as someone with sorceries.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I found parrying first swing or if you miss the parry on first swing you can parry the second swing of the 3 hit combo to defeat him easily

                                                                                    • Not the hardest boss, tho i was a little higher level in the 20's beat him on my second try just pounding through his hp with the Uchi Unsheath skill. Not alot of poise, and very little bleed resistance. Staying close and bleeding him out is probably the easiest

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I don't know if you're supposed to beat this guy early in the game, I was obstinate. Got him with hit and run tactics and a longbow on level 14, took me like 20 tries

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I'm just glad this means there will finally be a Pig-Faced/Bascinet helmet in a Souls game! Been way too long

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Looks a lot like the Boreal Outrider Knights from DS3, I actually like seeing them being turned into an actual boss fight that’s more akin to their speed instead of just being Big Vordt again

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Very "Berserker Armor Guts"-esque. The curved sword we see him use is the same that the warrior-class player uses against the knight of Godrick with the tower shield in the gameplay reveal. Both also use the teleporter dodge attack as well.

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