Heide Knights are mysterious knights who don't attack unless provoked. They have several arrows lodged in their bodies. The player encounters three Heide Knights throughout Drangleic, in the Forest of Fallen Giants, The Lost Bastille, and the Shrine of Winter.
The weapons they use are made from a special alloy that makes them very durable, but its exact composition remains a mystery.
Their armor bears this description: "Whether Heide refers to a kingdom or was just a name for the land is not clear, for no records date back far enough to tell. All that is known is that the Way of Blue has its origins in Heide, and that Heide was later subsumed by the sea."