Knight's Honor achievement in Dark Souls

Knight's Honor

Acquire all rare weapons.

Knight's Honor0
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How to unlock the Knight's Honor achievement

  • PyroskankPyroskank84,774
    31 Oct 2011 31 Oct 2011 14 May 2020
    222 2 98
    Getting this achievement requires at least two complete playthroughs, and a third whereupon you have to reach the giant blacksmith in Anor Londo.

    The following is a list of equipment requiring boss souls. You need to upgrade a weapon to +10. This must be done with Andre, the Undead Parish blacksmith, he is the only blacksmith who can ascend ("Modify Equipment" in the blacksmith menu) weapons to +6. After +10, go to the giant blacksmith in Anor Londo and he can ascend them with the respective boss souls using the weapons listed under each one.

    Soul of Sif:
    - Greatsword of Artorias
    Dagger, Parrying Dagger, Bandit's Knife, Shortsword, Longsword, Bastard Sword, Balder Side Sword, Sunlight Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword, Dark Sword, Greatsword, Zweihander, Flamberge, Man-serpant Greatsword, Demon Great Machete, Claymore, Bastard Sword.
    - Greatsword of Artorias ("True" version, although they are both identically named in game they count as seperate weapons and have different stats and colouring.)
    Broken Straight Sword, Straight Sword Hilt.
    - Greatshield of Artorias
    Any shield that can be reinforced/ascended to +10.

    Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly:
    - Moonlight Butterfly Horn
    Mail Breaker, Estoc, Rapier, Ricard's Rapier, Spear, Winged Spear, Partizan, Pike.
    - Crystal Ring Shield
    Any shield that can be reinforced/ascended into +10

    Soul of Quelaag:
    - Quelaag's Furysword
    Scimitar, Falchion, Shotel, Painting Guardian Sword, Murakumo, Server.
    - Chaos Blade
    Uchigatana, Iaito, Washing Pole.

    Core of an Iron Golem:
    - Golem Axe
    Battle Axe, Butcher Knife, Crescent Axe, Gargoyle Tail Axe, Hand Axe.
    - Dragon Bone Fist
    Caestus, Claw

    Soul of Priscilla:
    - Lifehunt Scythe
    Great Scythe, Whip, Notched Whip, Halberd, Lucerne, Scythe, Gargoyle's Halberd.

    Soul of Ornstein (Must kill Smough first):
    - Dragonslayer Spear
    Mail Breaker, Estoc, Rapier, Ricard's Rapier, Spear, Winged Spear, Partizan, Pike.

    Soul of Smough (Must kill Ornstein first - this means at least two playthroughs for both of their souls!):
    - Smough's Hammer
    Blacksmith Giant Hammer, Hammer of Vamos, Blacksmith Hammer, Club, Reinforced Club, Mace, Morning Star, Great Club, Large Club.

    Soul of Gwyndolin:
    - Darkmoon Bow
    Shortbow, Longbow, Composite Bow, Black Bow of Pharis
    - Tin Darkmoon Catalyst
    Sorcerer's Catalyst, Beatrice's Catalyst, Tin Banishment Catalyst, Logan's Catalyst, Oolacile Ivory Catalyst.

    Soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder:
    - Great Lord Greatsword
    Dagger, Parrying Dagger, Bandit's Knife, Shortsword, Longsword, Bastard Sword, Balder Side Sword, Sunlight Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword, Dark Sword, Greatsword, Zweihander, Flamberge, Man-serpant Greatsword, Demon Great Machete, Claymore, Bastard Sword.

    The following list requires tails to be cut off of the respective bosses. These are a one time chance (the exception being the gargoyles, two more will appear at Anor Londo but they do not respawn) so make sure you cut the tail off before you kill the boss! If you find the boss is about to die quit and reload your game.

    Hellkite Drake:
    - Drake Sword
    Gaping Dragon:
    - Dragon King Greataxe
    Everlasting Dragon:
    - Dragon Greatsword
    Crossbreed Priscilla:
    - Priscilla's Dagger (Attack her tail first! She gives you a free hit, cast Great Chaos Fireball on it if you use pyromancy - it will most likely come off straight away if you do)
    Seath the Scaleless:
    - Moonlight Greatsword (a useful tip is to run to Seath's crystal and wait for him to ready his attack and get out of the way. He'll break his own crystal and be stunned for a long time.)

    The following weapons are obtained from joining the respective covenants.

    Gravelord Servant:
    - Gravelord Sword
    - Dark Hand
    As of patch 1.05, Dark Wraith enemies in the New Londo Ruins also have a chance of dropping the Dark Hand.

    The rest of these weapons are obtained from enemy, phantom and boss drops.

    - Black Knight Sword
    - Black Knight Greatsword
    - Black Knight Greataxe
    - Black Knight Halberd
    - Black Knight Shield
    All Black Knight weapons are dropped from their respective Black Knights. If you miss any, there are respawnable ones in the Kiln of the First Flame

    - Channeler's Trident
    Dropped by the Six-Eyed Channelers. Non-respawning ones appear in the second floor of the undead church and the depths. There are 3 respawning ones in the Duke's Archives.

    - Crescent Axe
    Sold by Patches for 10,000 souls but can also be dropped by Patches upon killing him.

    - Crest Shield
    Dropped by Knight of Astora, Oscar upon your return to the Northern Undead Asylum. Encounter him in the same place as you did last time (he is the knight that gave you the Estus Flask).

    - Silver Knight Straight Sword
    - Silver Knight Spear
    - Silver Knight Shield
    Just like Black Knights, the weapons drop from their respective Silver Knights. They all respawn in Anor Londo.

    - Stone Greatsword
    - Stone Greatshield
    Dropped by the Stone Guardians in the Darkroot Garden. Stone Greatsword can also be bought from Shiva of the East.

    - Giant's Halberd
    - Giant Shield
    Bought from the Giant Blacksmith or dropped by the giant sentinel enemies in Anor Londo.

    - Grant
    - Sanctus
    This weapon and shield are dropped by Paladin Leeroy, an NPC phantom invader in the Tomb of the Giants. He appears outside the entrance of Nito's cave, where you can see Ash Lake (Big hole showing a lake and giant archtrees). You must be human. Try not to let him fall off the cliff and lure him into the cave a bit where the crystal lizard is.

    - Astora's Straight Sword
    Picked up in the Valley of the Drakes, in front of the dragon corpse.

    - Dragon Crest Shield
    Same place as the Astora's Straight Sword.

    - Dragonslayer Greatbow
    Picked up in Anor Londo. On the upper floor of the cathedral (the large hall with the two Giant Knights and a Black Knight archer) there should be a broken section of the stained glass. Fall through and you'll end up in an area with a corpse containing the bow and some arrows.

    - Dragon Tooth
    - Havel's Greatshield
    Found in chests in Anor Londo. Located behind an illusory wall disguised as a fireplace. The rest of Havel's gear can be found in the same room. Be careful, one of the chests is a Mimic.

    - Bloodshield
    Found on a corpse in the Painted World of Ariamis. On the bridge occupied by the undead dragon. You can either grab it and run back before the dragon reaches you, or kill it and grab the shield afterwards.

    - Effigy Shield
    Found in Tomb of the Giants. Located at the end of a narrow walkway, through an arch and guarded by a Black Knight. You'll be able to see it from afar. Be careful not to fall off the side!

    - Black Iron Greatshield
    Found in Anor Londo with the rest of the Black Iron set. In the huge room with the chandelier and entrance to the Painted World of Ariamis.

    - Velka's Rapier
    Found in the Painted World of Ariamis. After opening up the annex using the Annex Key, there is a shoddy looking barrier made of wood. Hit it with any weapon and it will break, leading to a corpse containing this weapon.

    - Izalith Catalyst
    Dropped by a pyromancer chaos witch in Lost Izalith. She appears right before the white fog leading to the boss. This is the same place that Kirk, Knight of Thorns will invade you.

    - Demon's Catalyst
    Dropped by the Demon Firesage in the Demon Ruins.

    It is commonly cited that you need the Ghost Blade and the Jagged Ghost Blade dropped by the New Londo ghosts and Titanite Catch Pole for this achievement. You do NOT. The achievement will unlock with these weapons absent from your inventory.

    Credit to gamertags Xelliz1, Illuminatus V, SEEGAAAA, Valeefor, Caxton8, MOPHREAK and FlaminG FrosT for polishing/correcting this list a bit.

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    KinjoTheTakendo you need them in your inventory at the same time or just to have collected them during playthrough?
    Posted by KinjoTheTaken on 05 Jun 20 at 11:24
    Damir Malicei stored them all in my bottomless box, so you don't have to carry them with you all the far as i know
    Posted by Damir Malice on 05 Jun 20 at 17:05
    DARK2K10I will just put this here, was looking through old saves and I have a few characters with some weapons and souls on that I’m more than happy to give to people, if anyone wants to save a playthrough or just save grabbing certain souls hit me up on Xbox
    Posted by DARK2K10 on 12 Nov 20 at 04:30
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  • MadMaxxxMadMaxxx152,593
    03 Jun 2012 01 Dec 2012 27 May 2014
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    I have created a printable list of all needed weapons with check boxes and full info. Save picture to the hard drive or open image in new window to see better quality.

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    There is an excell file:

    And just the check list without full info:

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    Sneaky G WizardSuperb work
    Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 04 Jul 14 at 14:47
    MadMaxxxThx, really appreciate :)
    Posted by MadMaxxx on 05 Jul 14 at 07:02
    BreakBaconno longer hosting the spreadsheet?
    Posted by BreakBacon on 26 Mar 17 at 23:13
  • LookItsPineapplLookItsPineappl154,508
    27 Jan 2012 28 Jan 2012
    14 8 6
    One thing I noticed, not all the items need to be in your inventory to get the achievement. Case in point, I had (at one point) the Gravelord Sword, Effigy Sheild and Dragon Bone fist in my collection, but when the achievement popped all 3 were absent from being given to other players. So I can't speak to it too much, but the items on the lists are mostly correct, but they do not all need to be held at once. It would seem once you aquire them you can sell them off or whatever and the game will retain a mental image of the weapon on your list.
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    Vengeful Voidi have all weapons but i dont get it cry
    Posted by Vengeful Void on 11 Jul 14 at 15:55
    LookItsPineapplI would try clearing the system cache because sometimes that'll do it, then do another serious look at the list of weapons vs what you have (and things you may have given away or traded), it's very easy to miss one or two essential pieces.
    Posted by LookItsPineappl on 13 Jul 14 at 15:38
    LookItsPineapplAlso just to point out how frustrating it CAN be, this was the last achievement I got before the final one popped, and many times I thought I had all the weapons, so I feel your pain.
    Posted by LookItsPineappl on 13 Jul 14 at 15:41
  • cooper101183cooper101183795,586
    09 Oct 2016 06 Oct 2016 26 Jul 2018
    6 1 0
    The following is a comprehensive list of all rare weapons required for the achievement, broken down into sections. This list is courtesy of the official Dark Souls Wiki page. Also listed at the end are weapons which are often mistakenly included but are not needed for the achievement.

    Boss Soul Weapons

    These weapons are required to be crafted from the corresponding Boss Soul and the required +10 Normal weapon (except for catalysts, which cannot be upgraded). Soul weapons are crafted only by the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.

    Moonlight Butterfly Horn
    Crystal Ring Shield
    Quelaag's Furysword
    Chaos Blade
    Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed)
    Greatsword of Artorias (Non-Cursed)
    Greatshield of Artorias
    Golem Axe
    Dragon Bone Fist
    Lifehunt Scythe
    Dragonslayer Spear
    Smough's Hammer
    Darkmoon Bow
    Tin Darkmoon Catalyst
    Great Lord Greatsword

    Tail Cutoffs

    Rare weapons that are obtained by cutting off the tail of certain enemies.

    Drake Sword - HellKite Dragon
    Dragon King Greataxe - Gaping Dragon
    Priscilla's Daggern - Crossbreed Priscilla
    Moonlight Greatsword - Seath the Scaleless
    Dragon Greatsword - Stone Dragon
    Gargoyle Tail Axe - Bell Gargoyles or Gargoyles in Anor Londo

    Covenant Weapons

    Rare weapons given by joining covenants.

    Gravelord Sword - Join the Gravelord Servant covenant.
    Dark Hand - Join the Darkwraith covenant. Also dropped by Darkwraith

    Enemy Drops

    These weapons are all dropped by killing various enemies. Most weapon drops are rare, so boosting Item Discovery rate is a must. The following is a list of weapons required for the achievement as well as the enemy which drops the weapon.

    Black Knight Sword - Dropped by sword-wielding Black Knights various locations
    Black Knight Greatsword - Dropped by greatsword-wielding Black Knights
    Black Knight Greataxe - Dropped by greataxe-wielding Black Knight
    Black Knight Halberd - Dropped by halberd-wielding Black Knight
    Black Knight Shield - Dropped by Black Knight.
    Channeler's Trident - Dropped by Channelers . Dukes Archives best location
    Crescent Axe - Sold by Patches for 10,000 Souls.
    Crest Shield - Oscar, Knight of Astora in Undead Asylum (return visit).
    Demon's Catalyst - Demon Firesage in Demon Ruins.
    Giant's Halberd - Sold by Giant Blacksmith for 5,000 Souls.
    Izalith Catalyst - 100% drop by Daughter of Chaos in Lost Izalith.
    Silver Knight Straight Sword - Dropped by sword-wielding Silver Knight in Anor Londo.
    Silver Knight Spear - Dropped by spear-wielding Silver Knight in Anor Londo.
    Silver Knight Shield - Dropped by Silver Knight in Anor Londo.
    Stone Greatsword - Dropped by Giant Stone Knights Darkroot Garden.Sold by Shiva
    Stone Greatshield - Dropped by Giant Stone Knight in Darkroot Garden.
    Grant - 100% drop by Black Phantom Paladin Leeroy in Tomb of the Giants.
    Sanctus -100% drop by Black Phantom Paladin Leeroy in Tomb of the Giants.

    Corpse/Chest Loots

    Obtained by looting a corpse or opening a chest.

    Dragon Crest Shield - Found on a corpse near the Undead Dragon in Valley of Drakes.
    Havel's Greatshield - Found in a chest in a room behind an illusory wall in Anor Londo.
    Dragon Tooth - Behind an illusory wall in Anor Londo.
    Dragonslayer Greatbow - Found in Anor Londo in the entrance near Ornstein & Smough.
    Velka's Rapier - Found on a corpse in Painted World of Ariamis after the Annex Key door.
    Astora's Straight Sword - Found on a corpse near the Undead Dragon in Valley of Drakes.
    Bloodshield - Found on a corpse near the Undead Dragon in Painted World of Ariamis.
    Black Iron Greatshield - On a corpse near the giant painting in Anor Londo
    Effigy Shield - Found on a corpse in Tomb of the Giants.


    Weapons that are rare but NOT needed for the achievement. A few of them are inaccurately listed in the Strategy Guide as needed.

    Ghost Blade
    Jagged Ghost Blade
    Titanite Catch Pole
    Gargoyle's Halberd
    Barbed Straight Sword
    Spiked Shield Dropped
    Ricard's Rapier
    Notched Whip
    Demon's Spear
    Sold by Shiva of the East
    Obsidian Greatsword
    Gough's Greatbow
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