Aldrich Faithful is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.Aldritch Faithful


The holy symbol of the Cathedral of the Deep, and crest of those who see beyond fire to the age of deep waters. Equip to pledge onself to the Aldrich Faithful covenant.

The faithful ensure that Aldrich, Devourer of Gods, remains undisturbed, by taking the form of loyal spirits and hunting down those who would trespass the ruined cathedral.

Summoning takes place automatically while this is equipped."


Aldrich Faithful Information



  • You must obtain the item: Aldrich Faithful and equip it.
  • In Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, from the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire, proceed straight through the door, left up the stairs and right through the valley of dead giants and into the door at the far end. Immediately on your left is a wall that can be struck to reveal a ladder. Descend the ladder and fight the two Sulyvahn's Beasts that guard Archdeacon McDonnell, who will be located in the north-west corner of the room.


Effects of covenant

  • Faithful phantoms are blue with a red tint.
  • Will be summoned randomly to defend around the Anor Londo area (you don't have to be in that area to be summoned).
  • If the covenant symbol is flashing-white in your screen, it means you're searching for an intruder.
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:

Condition Min Max
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 20 - (Host * 0.2) Host + (Host * 0.1)

Rank Requirements

Players can increase their rank in the covenant by offering acquired Human Dregs Items to Archdeacon McDonnell in the shrine behind the Illusory Wall in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. These can be acquired via the successful invasion of other players whilst wearing the covenant item or as a drop from the Deacons in Anor Londo & around the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire. (Note: invasions using the red eye orb while wearing the covenant item will not yield you a Human Dreg. You will obtain a pale tongue.)

Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial  
1 10 Human Dregs

Great Deep Soul

2 30 Human Dregs Archdeacon's Great Staff




Covenant: Aldrich Faithful

Discover Aldrich Faithful covenant.Bronze Trophy






    • Anonymous

      31 Jan 2018 18:32  

      Lol no invaders care about your lame, boring, cringeworthy honor dueling. We invade to fight multiple people because that's the redeemable thing this game has compared to other Souls games. I'm actually surprised people are complaining about Faithfuls ganking. Have you dummies even tried invading in DS3? 8/10 of your invasions you're going to be outnumbered. Hence why most invaders are aggressive or assholes. You take it how you get it. Invaders have 30% less HP and half Estus. Unless you're bad at the game you shouldn't be struggling to kill invaders. You have so many advantages compared to them that the floor is yours.
      Besides, it's a *****ing video game. Sometimes I solo host and get ganked. Sometimes I'm a phantom and gank. But most of the time I invade and get ganked. It's a game, it's how it works. Play how you want and what makes the game fun for you. If you want fair fights and duels, go to the damn arena. Or go play the other Souls games (which are waaaay better when it comes to dueling anyways and are better regardless) and stop whining.

      • Anonymous

        26 Jan 2018 13:07  

        I am sorry that you cannot conveniently farm your covenant items or have fun by ruining other peoples progress but honestly how can you expect to invade and get a "fair" fight by the host?? Whatever your definition of "fair" is... Cause that nice code of honour has a meaning if every one else is following it too... And since the majority of the invaders hide behind every mob and expect you to fight them simultaneously with other 5 silver knights you get my point.. Keep in mind that everything is two sided.. I can understand that having 2 summons specifically for ganking without any interest at clearing an area or a boss and progressing the game is a*****move.. but so is the fact of getting invaded only to waste 30 minutes of your time running up and down the ladders if the invader has even the slightest uncertainty that he cannot take you alone... You are the invader and you cannot complain about it.. It ’s like breaking into someone’s home and expect them to sit quietly while you rob them.

        • Anonymous

          28 Dec 2017 05:12  

          Pretty annoying when you're actually trying to get through Anor Londo/post-Pontiff and you get invaded by AFs.

          • Anonymous

            25 Dec 2017 14:31  

            This is the area that has a fairly nice dueling spot, couple in some red-eye invaders, soapstones, a defend territory covenant and gestures, you got the most toxic place in Dark Souls 3.

            • Anonymous

              15 Dec 2017 10:06  

              I just finished farming this covenant. So I did all other covenants as well (except for Watchdogs of Farron & Spear of the Church which I didn't finish just yet). At first I thought "Ok that looks fun, let's put on the convenant" since I did all previous covenants through regular invasions/PvP and had a ton of fun. My problem here was: The summoning time takes forever. Really. When I actually got summoned, it wasn't that fun, I play fair and do not gank people, if we are two red and only the host without phantom, I let them 1v1 and once the red is dead I engage. Aldrich Faithful does not work that way. At all. If you are looking for good players enjoying fine gameplay, 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3, you knocked at the wrong door. The wrongest of all.

              People at Anor Londo have zero interest in fair PvP and "gittin gud". They are just here to annoy you and gank 3v1.
              Believe me, I like Dark Souls PvP and as I said, I did all other covenants through regular PvP and had a ton of fun. This covenant looked like fun, I was looking forward for some 3v3 battles, but this is not what happens here. This is more "Hello, we are 1 host, 2 blues, and 2 red which actually are friends and we will also use a seed to be absolutely sure you get destroyed.". What happened to the Dark Souls community?

              To be honest, if you are a PvP player that enjoy good fights, and is looking forward for some enjoyable PvP, just go invade people as Mound-Maker or Rosaria's Finger at Grand Archives, Snow Field or Ringed City Streets, you will mostly encounter people alone. Just don't gank them using enemies and wait for them to be ready then engage, that's a good fight. Aldrich Faithful was nothing like it, and doesn't even make sense lore-wise. I don't blame From Software actually. If I did, it would mean I blame them for not thinking "Ok so the community of players enjoying our game are mostly douchebags, let's always remember that".

              Hopefully the drop rate for Human Dregs isn't that bad so I could do it in like 4 hours of farming for 30 dregs.

              • Anonymous

                07 Dec 2017 03:19  

                I've had this covenant equipped for 30 minutes, and in 30 minutes I was summoned about 12 times, that's 12 more times than I was summoned as a Watchdog.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Nov 2017 13:39  

                  I have over 500 dregs on my lvl 60 +6 str toon. You can do so many fun things here its awsome. Just dont tryhard by only gank hosts.. Mix it up by helping them fight reds and purples.. Its all here fc solo driedfinger tryhards ganks noobs.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Oct 2017 23:51  

                    From a purely lore standpoint, I hate that this is the only covenant in the game that awards sorcerers. It's disgraceful and ugly. Meanwhile miracles can be obtained through noble, knightly covenants. Idk, maybe it's a remnant of Demon's Souls where the Magic vs. Miracles rivalry was a thing with Saint Urbain and Sage Freke, but I feel like it's unfair.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Sep 2017 16:57  

                      when you don't really agree with the covenant, but you're a perfectionist and gotta have every spell and weapon...

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Jul 2017 00:50  

                        You know what's screwy, as of this date or such I've noticed that no matter what you do if you are AF like me you are targeted by reds and purps. As of this day any other invader type needs to be killed before you get to the host. That is what has become of this game so steel yourselves and prepare for ganking from not one side but two!

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Jul 2017 03:41  

                          Never had a problem with AFs ganking me, but holy ***** do I see alot of gank squads while invading as an AF. I've even seen phantoms and invaders working together just to gank AFs.

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Jun 2017 10:05  

                            Funny thing. You can end up having a full on war by using dried fingers as you can summon 3 phantoms and more invaders come by

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Jun 2017 10:14  

                              IMPORTANT! If you upgrade your weapon to the fullest (+10/+5) what is possible pretty early (titan slab from Ariandel/Siegward) you will land in late game gank squadsand will only become an easy prey while these loosers are two shooting you. To farm TRUE CHURCH INVADERS as intended stay around ~sl 50 and look up the weapon upgrade requirements and high damage builds. Give them a good spank. FOR ALDRICH!

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Jun 2017 13:55  

                                Personally I like this covenant, but the idea behind it kinda doesn't make sense? Why would the Ashen One want to be faithful to Aldrich, one of the Lord of Cinders that the Ashen One eventually kills anyway? It doesn't really make sense...

                                • Anonymous

                                  01 Jun 2017 17:13  

                                  I don't take invasions too seriously when invading as an Aldrich Faithful or in general really... though I don't like getting a message on my PS4 from an AF that lost against a solo host saying I should've helped... I'll play how I want and I don't want to gang up on a person who looked as though they were having trouble going through the area in the first place, even if a fellow AF is in trouble.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    22 May 2017 00:12  

                                    You can spend 6 months trying to dodge gank squads to get these covenant items

                                    Or you can spend 6 months farming mobs that have almost 0% drop rate, worse than any other covenant item drop rate

                                    Quality game design

                                    • Anonymous

                                      09 May 2017 04:27  

                                      There are so many people on this comment section complaining about how they're ganked by the only covenant that allows true ganking (the purples can hurt each other) while conveniently not mentioning the fact that they're walking through the ONLY AREA IN THE GAME WHERE YOU CAN BE INVADED BY THIS COVENANT, this WHILE EMBERED... there isn't even a boss here until you get to Anor Londo, just don't ember and run to the bonfire, the only things that give you trouble here are the two Sulyvahn's Beasts, which you can cheese by Plunge attacking them from the ladder, and the silver knights, which you can literally just run past... you don't even need the extra hp for this area if you take what i just said into account, the only two issues you could possibly run into while exploring here are the two monsters i just gave you a method of handling. Lets also not forget that there is almost always constant co-op and pvp going on here so if you're invaded there is help... As an Aldrich Faithful myself, most of my experience here is against ganker world masters, i mean at least 90% of my encounters. Seriously. And that's not including the invaders, reds and purples can hurt you too. Not to mention you guys have seeds you can use AND usually twice as many healing estus as invaders... I literally have no sympathy for any of you and will continue to "gank" your asses in the only covenant that allows true ganking, aldrich faithful are clearly meant to work together as this is how the covenant is set up. I put gank in quotes because, as i've said, most of the people i gank are one that are ganking themselves WHEN i get into their world... I bet most, if not all of you are also ganker world masters that just got pissy because you got out ganked... have you considered that maybe this is how it is supposed to be? Maybe the idea isn't 1v1, but 3v3? Why else would they allow you to become a true team as an aldrich faithful? Everyone else hurts their buddies, we don't. Maybe it's because it's supposed to be team vs team.

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