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Hawkwood

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 (NG) Firelink Shrine

Farron Ring


Hawkwood is an NPC in Dark Souls 3. He is a fugitive from both Farron's Undead Legion and his own duties as Unkindled, and admires the power of dragons.

 

Hawkwood Information

  • Gives "Collapse" gesture.
  • Can be summoned in the following locations:
    • In the Consumed King's Garden, for Oceiros in the plaza just before the 2 knights outside the boss fog gate.  After dropping in from where the Hollow cleric is, turn left towards the central garden to find his sign (if you have already finished his questline, i.e. killed him, his summoning sign will expectedly not be available here).
    • In Archdragon Peak, just outside the Great Belfry Bonfire. Go left after spawning at the bonfire, and his sign should be near the wall. His aim is to reach the altar at the top of the peak. Once he does, he will use the Path of the Dragon gesture and disappear, presumably having acquired the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone. Note that if you try to trigger the Nameless King boss fight by ringing the bell, he will leave using a Black Separation Crystal.
  • Before departure he fights with a Bastard Sword, switching between two handing it and one handing it with his shield. Later on, he will leave his shield at Firelink Shrine, and use the Farron Greatsword instead.
  • In the final fight for the Twinkling Dragon Stones he has 6 Estus Flasks
  • He wears the Undead Legion Armor and the Chain Helm.
  • Easy to beat, he won't exit the Abyss Watchers room so you can just stand outside the doors and repeatedly headshot him with arrows or pelt him with magic. As long as you keep hitting him he'll just keep rushing to the edge of the room then slowly backing up while you're completely safe outside.

 

Location & Questline

First encountered at Firelink Shrine, but he may sometimes be found outside of the building, at a grave with a sword in it, to the left as you exit the main building. Hawkwood gives the player some items if talked to after defeating bosses.

After the Abyss Watchers, Curse-Rotted Greatwood, Deacons of the Deep and the Crystal Sage have been defeated, Hawkwood leaves the shrine, leaving his Shield for Andre to pass to you. (Fextra Video) [Hawkwood shield has also been found sitting at the gravesite with a sword leaning on it. May be triggered to spawn if you didn't talk to Blacksmith Andre after he leaves.]

If you talk to Blacksmith Andre after obtaining the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone, he will have a message from Hawkwood requesting a duel via Hawkwood's Swordgrass.

Meet him at the Abyss Watchers arena and duel him for the other  stone. If he kills you, he takes it. If you kill him, you get the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone. If he kills you and takes your Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone, you can get it back by killing him.

Take note Hawkwood will have seven estus when you fight him.

 

Drops

 

Dialogue

 

First encounter dialogue

 

Ahhh, another one, roused from the sleep of death?
Well, you're not alone. We Unkindled are worthless. Can't even die right. Gives me Conniptions.
And they'd have us seek the Lords of Cinder, and return them to their moulding thrones.
But we're talking true legends with the mettle to link the fire. We're not fit to lick their boots.
Don't you think?" Devilish chuckle

Grave-Site dialogue

 

The poor wretched souls... Be they lord or legend, the curse shows no mercy. What a sham.

Selecting the "Talk" option (either after Vordt is defeated, or after the banner is raised)

 

Ooh, yet to give in, eh?
Good.  The Fire Keeper must be twitching with delight.
But what do you really know about these Lords of Cinder, these supposed legends?
Let's take Aldrich, for one.
A right and proper cleric, only, he developed a habit of devouring men.
He ate so many that he bloated like a drowned pig, then softened into sludge,
so they stuck him in the Cathedral of the Deep.
And they made him a Lord of Cinder.  Not for virtue, but for might.
Such is a lord, I suppose.  But here I ask.  Do we have a sodding chance?" 

Selecting "Talk" again right after

 

At the foot of Lothric Castle, an old path still runs below the tower in the Undead Settlement.
It was used to transport sacrifices to the Cathedral of the Deep.  You should see where it leads.
...If you've the stones for it."

Selecting the "Talk" option (either after the Curse-Rotted Greatwood is defeated, or after the first Bonfire on the Road of Sacrifices is lit)

 

You haven't given up yet?  Then you're a brasher [lad/lass] than I thought.
You can make better use of this.(gives heavy gem)
I don't need it.  Not now I've flown the coop."

Selecting "Talk" again right after

 

The Undead Legion of Farron is a caravan of Undead.
Sworn by the wolf's blood to contain the Abyss,
the Legion will bury a kingdom at the first sign of exposure.
Joyous bunch, really.
Gaining admission to the Legion is a matter of some ceremony.
Inside their keep, snuffing out the flames of three altars opens the door to the wolf blood.
Even accursed Undead want to believe they're special, it seems.
I pity the sorry souls."



When attacked in Firelink Shrine, but not yet made hostile

 

What is it, now!" (once)
"Enough, you fool!" (twice)
"What in the bloody hell is wrong with you!?" (thrice)

When turning hostile in Firelink Shrine

 

I'm a deserter, I know.
But I've still plenty of fight in me…"

When killing the player

 

We'll never amount to anything, not you, not I…"

On Death

 

You crawled out of the ground, for gods' sake..."
 "Go on, be as bloody mad as you like."

When meeting him in the Farron mausoleum

 

I should have known.
Well, I've decided to stop running from my fate.
Loathe me all you like, I shall take what makes you dragon."

Upon killing the player in the Farron mausoleum

 

Loathe me all you like, but I am the true dragon…" (takes Twinkling Dragon Torso stone)

Approaching him after being killed by him in the Farron mausoleum

 

Ahh, there you are.
This shall be no petty theft.
As the true dragon, I shall take what is rightfully mine."

When killed by the player in the Farron mausoleum

 

You are a dragon, more dragon than I." (drops Twinkling Dragon Head Stone, drops Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone as well if he took it)

 

Trivia

  • He is voiced by Blake Ritson, who previously voiced Griggs of Vinheim (Dark Souls) and Royal Sorcerer Navlaan (Dark Souls 2)
  • Although Hawkwood is a named NPC, he shares many similarities with the Crestfallen Warrior from Demon Souls, the Crestfallen Warrior from Dark Souls and Saulden the Crestfallen Warrior from Dark Souls 2. All well known to be the guides for new players in the previous Souls games.
  • If he dies by falling (bug or cliff) just reload the game and his loot can be picked where he was sitting.
  • His questline involves the Dragon Covenant hinting that may be a reason he left the undead legion. 

 




    • 16 Dec 2016 03:09

      As his name implies, I've noticed that Hawkwood deserts you halfway throughout the Oceiros fight. At first I thought it was just a bug but then i watched other playthroughs and he always just stops fighting halfway through the fight. Hence the "deserter" label...

      • 04 Nov 2016 22:20

        "After the Abyss Watchers, Curse-Rotted Greatwood, Deacons of the Deep and the Crystal Sage have been defeated, Hawkwood leaves the shrine, leaving his Shield for Andre to pass to you." This is not correct. Greatwood does not need to be defeated in order to get shield.

        • Prerequisite for me in newgame+09 Oct 2016 14:15

          It should be noted to get the sword grass even after having the first 3 items, you need to kill oceiros to have andre give you the swordgrass

          • Dialogue stuck08 Oct 2016 09:46

            I noticed his dialogue was still stuck to his first line by the time I got to Oceiros. Talking to Ludleth triggers the first dialogue and then you can continue through the rest.

            • Annoying as Hell22 Sep 2016 11:40

              Hawkwood just mopes and whines all the time. So I thought new dialogue would appear if I slay a boss or progress far into the game. Same crap again and again. So I thought he was worthless so I got my 1,000 souls from him (If you know what I am saying) didn't realize that he would be a summon sign for bosses in the game like that crazy consumed king douchebag. I dun goofed.

              • Bug?17 Sep 2016 18:58

                "he will have a message from Hawkwood requesting a duel via Hawkwood's Swordgrass"<br/><br/>Say what? Killed all of those bosses, obtained the three dragon parts, Andre says nothing.

                • Easier kill04 Sep 2016 19:20

                  Run to the door after meeting him in abyss watchers arena, bait his attack and hit him once with the dragon slayer great axe special attack, he didn't have chance to use estus

                  • Killing Hawkwood02 Sep 2016 18:23

                    I just finished killing the bugger and an easy sttrategy if your a Dex guy like me is grab a spear (I used the Dragonslayer Spear) and after he attacks with a swing do the foward +R2/RB jumping attack. he will always backstep but with the extra reach it always gets him. Rinse and repeat until he dies.

                    • Dragon Form29 Jul 2016 08:19

                      I killed hawkwood so early in the game and got the heavy gem from him. Will i still be able to complete the dragon stone parts required to transform into a dragon?

                      • New feeature?28 Jun 2016 13:13

                        I also found him in the graveyard. Even though i just started the game. i needed to start over, beause of buying new pc. Is that something new, newer seen him there before<br/>

                        • Summon Block17 Jun 2016 11:05

                          Tested: Hawkwood still appears at the Abyss Watchers room if you get Hawkwood's Swordgrass AFTER ringing the the bell at Great Belfry, so summons are still possible for the boss fight.

                          • "NO SUMMON :CCC"17 Jun 2016 09:11

                            i didnt have the summon for him at great belfry and i thought im screwed but it turns out u can get the twinkling dragon stone by sitting there alone! (i've killed all the bosses by then)

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