A Dragon Knight charged with protecting the Petrified Egg stored in the Dragon Shrine. He is the strongest of the apostles residing in the shrine and will invade as soon as the player enters the spiral staircase after defeating the first War Pick-wielding Drakekeeper.1
- He will stay at the top of the staircase until you move in, giving you plenty of time to prepare for the fight.
- Villard's attacks are quick. Be sure to either equip a shield with good stability or prepare to dodge a lot. He will also attempt to guard break you frequently, so watch out.
- If you plan to take him on in armed combat, wait until he attacks three times in a row, usually depleting all his stamina. This will give you an opening to stunlock him with your own attacks.
1. Dark Souls II Collector's Edition Guide description
|Two-Handed Downwards Slash||Yes||Yes||-|
|Two-Handed Upwards Slash||Yes||Yes||-|