Royal Swordsman

Royal_Swordsman
HP NG: 400
NG+: 900
NG+7: 1,200
Weakness Thrust Attacks
Magic
Lightning
Resistance Fire
Dark
Respawns Yes

Royal Swordsman is an enemy in Dark Souls 2. 

 

Royal Swordsman Information

 

"The Royal Swordsman were chosen from the bravest of King Vendrick's men, and provided them with the best armor available for the war against the Giants. However, very few survived the battles. While they may be no match for Giants, they still pose a threat when they attack you in numbers

Royal Swordsmen are encountered in The Forest of Fallen Giants, The Lost Bastille and Drangleic Castle. They are often found in teams of around 3-4 soldiers and they will work together to overwhelm the player. They wield greatswords and crossbows.
Though both of them look alike, the Castle variant are more aggressive and can do more damage. Standing their ground when using the crossbow and switching weapons only when the player approaches within a few units of distance."

 

Location

 

Drops

 

Strategy Tips

  • They are weak to Thrust (i.e. Spears) type attacks.
  • Royal Swordsmen are weak individually but they work in teams and can easily overwhelm the player if they trap them in a corner. Greatsword wielding soldiers will attempt to rush the player while their comrades armed with crossbows will open fire from a distance.
  • These enemies have low poise and are easily staggered. It is advisable to use ranged attacks to thin their numbers when they assault the player in a group.

 

Move Set

  • Overhead Slash: Swings downward.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Stab
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Double slash
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Pommel Bash: Bashes with hilt of greatsword.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked

 

Notes

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Variant Two

 

HP Weak Resists Respawns?
NG: 600
NG+: 850
NG+7: 1,630
Thrust Attacks
Magic 
Lightning
Fire
Dark
Yes

Location

 

Move Set

  • Overhead Slash: Swings downward.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Stab
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Double slash
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked
  • Pommel Bash: Bashes with hilt of greatsword.
    • Physical Damage
    • Can be blocked

 

Drops

 

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