Holy Knight Hodrick

General Info
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???? - Undead Settlement Vertebrae Shackle

Holy Knight Hodrick is an NPC & NPC Invader in Dark Souls 3. 

Holy Knight Hodrick Information



  • Souls: NG (0), NG+ (9000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Vertebrae Shackle


Combat Information

  • When summoned, he wil attack the player and AI enemies. Lead him to other enemies, and let them weaken him.
  • On NG+, when summoned in the Crucifixion Woods, he is EXTREMELY dangerous. Almost all of his attacks will instantly kill most players, dealing up to 2000 damage. He will attack enemies, but they can swarm him easily. However, he only drops 1000 souls on death, so summoning him is not recommended. Proceed with caution.
  • Can be distracted by Alluring Skull.
  • Wields: Flamberge (RH), Sunset Shield (LH), Pyromancy Flame (LH).
  • Casts: Warmth and Power Within.
  • Other: Red Tearstone Ring, Blue Tearstone Ring.



First encounter


Well, what's happened here? This pit is for hollows, not for the likes of you sane folk. Or perhaps you are a Hollow, posing as otherwise?"

Selecting "Indeed"


Yes, yes. Then we're just fine. It's important to know who you are. But we'll all be mad, soon enough. And should you be Undead, well, all the more so."  

Selecting "No"


No, no, of course  you're not. That's what you mad fools always say. But we'll all be mad, soon enough. And should you be Undead, well, all the more so."

Selecting "Talk"


Beware, the shackles of the Gods are fragile. You might need this. Etch it on your heart if you feel your sanity slipping." (Receive Mound-makers)

"Come here to pile up your victims, for that will form your anchor. You'll see when you go mad. They'll be your family." (Laughs)

Selecting "Talk" again


You'll go mad one day, but not today. Take my advice. Use this bone, and leave this place." (Receive homeward bone x1)

"This pit is for Hollows, and for the occasional madman fond piling up victims. You've better things to do, I'd hope?" (Laughs)


Upon Attacking


I knew it! I knew You were hollow!"

"I knew it, I knew you were Hollow! Well, that's just fine."

Upon dying to him


"Oh well, another addition to the family."

"Right, onto the pile with you. You're family now..."

Upon killing him


Ahh, my family... Dear little Sirris..."





  • Holy Knight Hodrick is grandfather of Sirris of the Sunless Realms, as, when summoned to assist her in fighting him, she addresses him as a "grandad". Also Sirris leaves message with a budding green blossom which may be purchased from Shrine's Handmaid saying "Goodbye, dear Grandmother. I will visit Grandfather, at the Pit of the Hollows" which might imply that Shrine's Handmaid is Sirris' grandmother, and, possibly, Holy Knight Hodrick's wife.
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    • Anonymous

      18 Jan 2018 18:20  

      I summoned Hodrick on NG+7 and lead him to Heysel.

      Heysel got parried and riposted for 2658 damage.

      Hodrick got 999/999/999/999 or something.

      • Anonymous

        14 Jan 2018 21:14  

        I summoned Holy Knight Hodrick on Road of Sacrifices and he used the Black separation crystal immediately once summoned. I have no idea what happened and have never seen an NPC do this before. Anyone care to shed any light as to why he did this?

        • Anonymous

          07 Jan 2018 02:45  

          When he first invades you at the Dilapidated Bridge, an easy way to kill him for a shackle is to lead him to the area the Giant is shooting at.
          I realize that might be obvious to a lot of people, but it didn't immediately occur to me and I'm sure I'm not alone. This tip would be a good addition to the page.

          • Anonymous

            04 Jan 2018 20:33  

            Idk if this was just a one-off glitch for me, but if you rest at a bonfire before he gives you a vertebrae shackle, you can farm him for souls

            • Anonymous

              13 Dec 2017 13:58  

              *****ing garbage.


              ***** this bull*****From.

              • Anonymous

                20 Nov 2017 22:48  

                I could actually summon him in the Road of Sacrifice after receiving Mound-Makers covenant from him and then killing the boss.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Nov 2017 16:25  

                  Easily cheesed his invasion by luring him to the part where the giant shoots his arrows and jumping on the half broken off platform behind the tree...he comitted suicide

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Oct 2017 03:27  

                    Love this guy. I like to pull him over to surprise invaders and kill...... everything (crabs, club guy, curve sword guy, pick red invader and of course farrons watchdogs). 100% badass

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Sep 2017 15:39  

                      Soul of Cinder max damage per hit: ~750
                      Hodrick max damage per hit: 2000+


                      • Anonymous

                        17 Sep 2017 01:02  

                        Fanboy about to gush for a minute here.

                        The Best NPC in the game. the only NPC invader that actually poses any kind of threat (In my experience). Uses the coolest Healing Spell in the Game. When summoned as a mad Phantom on NG or NG+ he's more than capable of killing people who invade your world in 2 hits. Introduces you to the only covenant that isn't broke as hell (Again in my experience).

                        I just wish there was some secret way to fight HIM instead of Gael. I'd fight a Darkness Ridden Holy Knight Hodrick of the Sunless Realms every time; that would be bad@$$. Get a rusty torn up looking flamberge with an obnoxious weapon art.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Aug 2017 18:31  

                          You get the mound makers covenant by defeating him with Sirris if you didn't join at the start of the game. Could someone edit that in?

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Aug 2017 09:25  

                            I waited for him to attack and parried HIM. Quick fight this way. Both in crucifixion woods and the Sirris fight. 2017 we ALL actin up, Hodrick.

                            • Anonymous

                              26 Jul 2017 19:09  

                              Is he actually the leader of the covenant though? He dies doesn't he after you kill the curse-rotted greatwood?

                              • 01 Jul 2017 20:09  

                                It seems if you enter the area where the black knight is in the crucifixion woods as well as the area where the exile NPCs are Hodrick will BC out of the game but if you go back into the swamp he seems to be there for other players while being invisible and not hostile to the host.

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 Jun 2017 22:03  

                                  actually, in the woods, you summon him as a mad phantom not a mad dark spirit
                                  phantoms are the wss
                                  dark spirits are the rss
                                  seeing as you can only summon him while embered and the boss is alive
                                  he is a mad phantom

                                  • Anonymous

                                    14 Jun 2017 17:58  

                                    Jesus ***** Sirris is so useless against him that i feel like she's my enemy, whenever im close to killing this guy she literally lets him parry her attack and gets oneshot, someone please tell me if there is any way to glue her to the *****ing ground so she won't even try, not to mention her damage against anything

                                    • Anonymous

                                      02 Jun 2017 03:24  

                                      I believe his summon sign in the swamp is tied to the Crystal Sages not the Abyss watchers, I killed the Crystal Sage but didn't sit at it's bonfire to reset so that I could easily back track to light the second bonfire in the swamp, (The one near his summon sign), when I saw his sign I went to summon him but he instantly came in and black crystaled out. I had not gotten anywhere near abyss watchers yet.

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