Hawkwood's Swordgrass is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3.

Hawkwood's Swordgrass


Blood-stained swordgrass of Hawkwood, deserter of the Undead Legion.

Traditionally, the Undead Legion of Farron sends the gravest of messages using swordgrass.

"Come to the mausoleum in Farron. Only one can take the path of ancient dragons."


Hawkwood's Swordgrass Usage



Hawkwood's Swordgrass Locations

  • Given to you by Blacksmith Andre when you obtain the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone, Speak to Hawkwood first to receive the Farron Ring. He will leave after reloading at which point you can speak to Andre to receive the item. Losing will result in loss of the Torso stone.3




  • 1 Hawkwood becomes unavailable as a summon after picking up this item.
  • 2 This item is NOT required to duel Hawkwood. It is simply to help the player locate him.
  • 3 While losing to Hawkwood will lose you the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone, it is not permanently lost. When you are victorious, Hawkwood will drop both Twinkling Dragon Stones.




  • Hawkwood was once a member of the Undead Legion of Abyss Watchers, who belong to the Watchdogs of Farron covenant. This is why he uses swordgrass to deliver this message to the player.


    • andre is strait up not talking25 Jul 2016 21:24  

      after i get the twinkeling stone, i go to the firelink shrine like im supposed to to talk with andre, i have the stone, and the old fart wont do the dialouge. what do i do? hawkwood isn't leaving and andre won't talk about hawkwood leaving.

      • Bug?12 Jul 2016 19:38  

        I have the un-patched original ps4 version of this game and in ng+ hawkwoods duel invitation began early prior to even reaching prior to reaching arch-dragon peak. I checked with Andre after defeating Wolnir and the quest was initiated.<br/>It's likely because of my original playthroughs torso stone still being in my inventory during ng+. I'm not sure if this will cause him to become un-summonable later on in the game, although as far as I know he's only summonable in archdragon peak.

        • If he kills you and steals the stone16 Apr 2016 16:39  

          If he does kill you and takes the torso stone, But return and kill him you'll get the torso and head after his defeat.

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