Artorias the Abysswalker was one of the four knights of Gwyn, and was considered by all to be the strongest of them. He was allied with a great grey wolf named Sif and, together, they battled the abyssal darkness.
Artorias was given many gifts with which to battle the Abyss- he was granted the Wolf Ring, to increase his poise, and a ring to allow him to avoid being swallowed by the darkness, which in turn covered his sword in darkness. For his actions he was granted a silver pendant with which to deflect dark sorceries.
When the land of Oolacile is consumed by the Abyss, Artorias is sent to deal with the situation, but in the process is devoured by the Abyss and, in turn, Manus. However, a nameless hero arrives and defeats Manus, with the feat being attributed to Artorias as his dying act of valor.
Even many years after the fall of Artorias, his Great Grey Wolf Sif still guards his grave.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-B
Name: Artorias, The Abysswalker, The Wolf Knight
Origin: Dark Souls
Age: Thousands of years old
Classification: The Wolf Knight
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Darkness Manipulation, Resistance to Darkness Manipulation, Greatsword Mastery, Summoning of Sif, Aura can increase his strength, Immortality (Type 1)
Attack Potency: At least Country level (Strongest of the four knights of Lord Gwyn, all of whom can battle the Everlasting Dragons- poses a huge threat to The Chosen Undead despite his arm being broken)
Speed: Hypersonic (Superior to The Chosen Undead, who is capable of dodging the swings of the Asylum Demon, which are Mach 7)
Striking Strength: Class PJ
Durability: Probably Country level (Capable of withstanding many attacks from The Chosen Undead, able to withstand corruption of Manus, Father of the Abyss for a short period of time and via equipment)
Stamina: Vastly superhuman, able to continue fighting past being wounded to the point of broken limbs, is able to defend his wolf in this state
Range: Several meters with his skills and his sword
Standard Equipment: Wolf Knight's Greatsword, The Wolf Ring, a Silver Pendant, a ring to avoid becoming corrupted by the Abyss, and his Wolf Knight's Greatshield (not to mention his armor)
Intelligence: Presumably above average, as no Knight of Gwyn is stupid
Weaknesses: Without his ring he loses the ability to resist the Abyss