The Darkwraiths were the first red orb invaders; relics of a long forgotten land that fell to the Abyss long ago.
Using the Dark Hand, they can suck the life out of their victims with a grapple attack and can create a shield that is capable of blocking most damage from all manner of attacks.
Another can be found in Farron Keep, guarding a ruined tower containing the Sage's Coal.
Two more are found just before the Abyss Watchers. They will charge and kill the Ghrus on the road to the Watchers' arena.
Two slashes, a kick and a two-handed slash.
Two two-handed slashes.
Shoulder ram and a two-handed upward slash.
Left slash, right slash, upward slash, downward slash, sometimes instead of the downward slash, they will try to Lifedrain.
Resistant to Dark, Bleed, and Frost.
Very Aggressive, but not as much as a Black Knight.