Giant of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 Undead Settlement tower Hawk ring

Giant of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Giant of the Undead Settlement Information

  • Will help or attack the player by firing arrows into areas where there are White Birchs.
  • Can be killed. 
  • Friendship with him persists into New Game Plus, or as long as you have his peace offering or the burial gift branch in your possession.
  • Once he is friendly, his arrows will not damage the player.


  • Top of the tower in the Undead Settlement
  • The tower has two elevators. One that goes middle-bottom and one that goes middle-top. If you are at the middle level, and the wrong elevator is there, simply activate it and roll off. Then you can wait for the other elevator to arrive.  
  • See This Map for location.

Befriending the Giant

If you choose the White Birch Branch as your burial gift the giant will automatically be friendly and there is no need to speak to him at all.

Otherwise, find him and quickly speak to him, choosing "Make Peace", so will give you a token of friendship. This is a unique White Birch Branch that does not stack with the others, and includes the phrase "Good friend, no hit" in the item description. The way he tells you apart from other hollows is by seeing the text carved on the branch, which is why you should keep the branch in your inventory instead of using it. If you use this branch, he will be hostile again, and you will need to make peace with him again.

Alternatively, if the player collects the 6 Young White Branches, 2 beside each white birch, as well as the Saint-Tree Bellvine and the Crown of Dusk, the giant will inexplicably be found dead when you visit him (all the items leading to his death have an "examine" prompt for pick up, instead of the normal "pillage").


  • Souls: NG (1000), NG+ (5000), NG++ (5500), NG+3 (5625), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Hawk Ring


  • First encounter dialogue
    • "Who are you?"
      "I help anytime."


  • Despite some community theories, it is very unlikely to be Hawkeye Gough from the first Dark Souls as you meet Hawkeye Gough far in the past and this giant exists far into the future. But time in the Dark Souls universe is convoluted, so it is not entirely impossible, especially since Andre the Blacksmith has survived into Dark Souls 3.
  • The greatbow and the great arrows he uses are very similar in design to Hawkeye Gough's very own greatbow and great arrows from Dark Souls 1.
  • Or alternately it could be that he is a reincarnation of Hawkeye Gough as it seems to be a heavy theme in Dark Souls 3, he could even be a descendant of Gough.
  • Turning him hostile will prevent his death when all his items are looted. This will also void his friendship, and you will again be targeted near the white birches even while having his friendship branch.
  • He also attacks Dark Spirits regardless of whether they have the branches in their inventory or not.
  • He won't attack the Dark Spirits if they are wearing the Untrue White Ring
  • The giant is actually two character models. One unarmed model that you can talk to, and one armed with a bow who can only be seen a distance away from the tower. But if you look at him from near the cliff in the area you help Siegward fight the Chaos Demon, both models can be seen overlapping each other.


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    • Anonymous

      16 Oct 2017 12:48  

      Don't worry, unnamed friendly giant of the undead settlement, the hawkeye ring will be put to good use in my hands. And by good use, I mean sniping people off cliffs from a long distance with my greatbow :D

      • Anonymous

        23 Sep 2017 06:54  


        This is what happened : I have several runs for this game, but sometimes when I finished the dragon slayer armour and come back to loot Eygon's weapon and shield and Hawk ring at the same time, Giant is still alive.

        And then I go to three trees' locations to check if I miss something, but no.
        All trees are not glowing anymore and in my storage, 7 young white branch, Saint-tree bellvine, Crow of Dusk. I got all of them.
        But here is the thing : I put Crow of Dusk into BONFIRE STORAGE BOX, when I take it out and revisit Giant, he is pass away.
        So I figure out how to make our Giant buddy not dead

        1) Get 3 branches at Undead Settlement
        2) Finish all Undead Settlement event (Meet Hodrick and Onion bro, Save Irina and Cornyx, then defeat Cursed tree), make sure you won't come back for
        something unfinished
        3) Get 2 branches & Crown of Dusk
        4) Put Crown of Dusk into bonfire storage box
        5) Get 2 branches & Saint-tree Bellvine at Cathedral of the Deep
        6) When you come back to Undead Settlement, Giant should staying alive
        PS) After step 2 ,I didn't go back to Undead Settlement until finished Aldrich (go back for Sirris's storyline)

        I thought the important part is don't visit Undead Settlement with all "cause Giant dead" items carried on player

        If you want to put down Giant buddy without fighting him, just revisit him with all require item (7YWB/CTBV/CoD)

        I didn't actually test this method specially, but I'm pretty sure because I have already encounter this situation several times, so if there are some other conditions, please let me know

        • Anonymous

          07 Jul 2017 08:08  

          i was very sad he died. i came back to check on him and he was dead. he shot the tree looking giants for me in farrons deep. i had no estus so was good to know someone was out there to cover me.

          • Anonymous

            04 Jun 2017 19:52  

            None of these Giants are Gough. Oolacile was swallowed, Gough is long gone.

            This is just yet another fanservice that the community keeps extending to dumb theories. Gough is gone, only remnants of the old royal family remain.

            • Anonymous

              03 Jun 2017 09:52  

              Personally, I think that Gough is the giant imprisoned in Irithyll dungeon. However, when we meet him, he's been imprisoned for so long that he's lost his mind. I think the size is about right.

              • Anonymous

                25 Mar 2017 21:49  

                Trigger for death might be incomplete. The only item around the trees I had left was the Undead Bone Shard, and the giant was still alive and kicking. Picking it up caused his sudden death.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Mar 2017 05:33  

                  are there any way to revive him ? because i thought he was hostile and i attacked him as soon as i see him.

                  • Anonymous

                    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom reference?23 Sep 2016 20:20  

                    His voice actor reminds me of the Majin. Could this be a reference. Or a coincidence

                    • Hawk Ring not appears, giant not die15 Jun 2016 19:29  

                      so i start game with Young White Branch as burial gift, collect all 7 Young White Branches, the Saint-Tree Bellvine and the Crown of Dusk, but giant is still alive<br/>where could be a problem?

                      • branches14 Jun 2016 16:12  

                        so i being the genius i am stored the branch i received from the giant he started shooting again and i thought i never went to him so i talked again and realized if you put the branch in storage he doesn't recognize you an every time he will give you a new brach every time you talk to him i've gotten 3 so far doing this to check

                        • Anonymous

                          Trivia31 May 2016 07:50  

                          The first time I selected the talk option in Dark Souls one on the giant blacksmith, he said "I help anytime" at the end.

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