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A guard of some standing in the court, sundering the foes of the nation's rulers using a sword art known as "Truthseeker."
The Twilight Sword was once one of their number. That realm's glory has been extinguished, never again to be reclaimed.

Black Serpent Knight: Windcutters are Elite Enemies that are part of the Shadowy Husks enemy group and the The Abyss family.

For specific locations, see the HoYoLAB Teyvat Interactive Map.


Item Berserker.png3-4★ Set Berserker
Item Instructor.png3-4★ Set Instructor
Item The Exile.png3-4★ Set The Exile


Physical Pyro Hydro Electro Cryo Anemo Geo
30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10%
Level Scaling
1 514 127 505
5 1,158 212 525
10 2,024 339 550
15 3,649 536 575
20 5,958 836 600
25 8,339 1,143 625
30 11,095 1,366 650
35 14,894 1,645 675
40 19,921 2,042 700
45 26,762 2,416 725
50 36,705 2,872 750
55 47,627 3,309 775
60 62,013 3,836 800
65 81,528 4,438 825
70 102,565 5,102 850
75 128,338 6,257 875
80 165,456 7,411 900
85 211,387 8,566 925
90 259,702 9,516 950
95 318,001 10,915 975
100 388,220 12,311 1,000

Note that HP and ATK values may change in Co-Op, some Quests, and certain Domains. The change usually involves multiplying some of the values by a constant scale factor.

Abilities and Attacks

  • Blink: If the Black Serpent Knight: Windcutter hits a player protected by a Shield (not including those created through Crystallize), it will gain a temporary buff at the cost of 15% of its Current HP, which increases its ATK by 30% and allows it to blink away from the next attack and take no DMG no matter the scale.
  • Stormslash Sweeping: Performs 2 consecutive slashes, dealing 80% ATK with each slash as AoE Anemo DMG. The combo may end early if the player leaves its range.
  • Galeblade Greatsword: Performs 3 consecutive slashes, dealing 60% ATK, 80% ATK, 80% ATK with each slash respectively as AoE Anemo DMG. The combo may end early if the player leaves its range.
  • Whirling Windblades: Loosens their sword and launches several spinning blades forward before retracting them, dealing 60% ATK when launching and retracting as AoE Anemo DMG.
  • Windspike Whipsmash: Transforms their sword into a whip and performs a downward swing, dealing 100% ATK as Anemo DMG.
  • Swiftwind Seekers: Forms 6 projectiles before launching them at the player consecutively, each dealing 30% ATK as Anemo DMG on hit.



  • Some Black Serpent Knight: Windcutters can be found with special titles:
    • Edgetho: a Windcutter found in the underground mines of the Chasm with the title "Breaker of the Oath of Silence".
    • Buliwyf: a Windcutter found in the underground mines of the Chasm with the title "Guardian of the Desolation".
    • Rethel: a Windcutter found in the underground mines of the Chasm with the title "Slain of the Split Bow".
  • Similarly to Frostarm Lawachurls, all of the overworld Windcutter knights have titles when fought in addition to being named.
  • Rethel is fought alone; both Edgetho and Buliwyf are reinforced by a Standard Bearer, with Buliwyf being assisted by an additional Defender.


Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishBlack Serpent Knight: Windcutter
Hēishé Qíshì - Zhǎnfēng zhī Jiàn
Black Snake Knight - Wind-Cutting Sword
Hēishé Qíshì - Zhǎnfēng zhī Jiàn
Kokuja Kishi - Kirikaze no Ken[!]
Korean흑 뱀 기사・바람을 가르는 검
Heuk Baem Gisa - Baram-eul Gareuneun Geom
Black Serpent Knight - Wind Cutting Sword
SpanishCaballero Serpiente Negra - Aire AfiladoBlack Serpent Knight - Sharpened Air
FrenchChevalier des Serpents noirs - Fendeur de ventKnight of the Black Serpents - Wind Splitter
RussianРыцарь Чёрного Змея: Разрезающий ветер
Rytsar' Chyornogo Zmeya: Razrezayushchiy veter
ThaiBlack Serpent Knight: Windcutter
VietnameseKỵ Sĩ Hắc Xà - Trảm Phong KiếmBlack Snake Knight - Wind-Cutting Sword[※]
GermanSchwarzer Schlangenreiter – Wind schneidendes SchwertBlack Serpent Rider - Windcutting Sword
IndonesianBlack Serpent Knight: Windcutter
PortugueseCavaleiro da Serpente Negra: Quebra-Vento

Change History

Released in Version 2.6