Almost identical to their Dark Souls counterparts, Black Knights continue to roam the world following their burning in the Kiln of the First Flame. The first one can be encountered guarding the ruins in the Road of Sacrifices with two more in the underground ruins of Smouldering Lake. Four of them are posted outside of Firelink Shrine in the Untended Graves.
Blacks Knights fight similarly to their counterparts in Lordran, although they are faster and more agile, due to the enhanced combat mechanics. They are still very vulnerable to parries and backstabs, although they will attempt to shield bash the player if they continually try to circle around them. They wield either a greatsword or greataxe in combat and will attack other enemies if provoked. Black Knights respawn in all encounters and have a chance to drop either their weapons or the Black Knight set.