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Holy Knight Hodrick

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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

Location

  • Invades near the Dilapidated Bridge area at Undead Settlement.
  • If boss is alive, can be summoned as a mad dark spirit near the Crucifixion Woods bonfire in the Road of Sacrifice.
  • You can speak to Hodrick in the Pit of Hollows and join the Mound-Makers. You must hop into the back of the large saw wielding enemy with an empty cage in the Undead Settlement and you MUST do this before having the floor break in the fight with Curse-rotted Greatwood. Drops nothing if you kill him here, although he has some interesting, yet brief dialogue. 
  • As part of Sirris of the Sunless Realms story she will summon you to help her fight Hodrick. After killing him together, you can find his corpse near the Pit of Hollows bonfire with his armour set.

Drops

  • 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.

 

Dialogue

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..."

 

Video

 

Trivia

  • 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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    • 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

      • 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

        • 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.

          • 18 May 2017 20:12  

            Killed him with sirris in 1min on NG. Stun lock him with black knight sword and throw a undead hunter charm at him when he backs up to buff - > proceed to beat the crap outta him, what do u have to fear when u have perseverance lol, gg no re

            • 04 May 2017 18:40  

              If you get him at a low health without allowing him to use Power Within, he burns himself to death. Interestingly enough, he didn't made his dying speech when I did it.

              • 09 Mar 2017 00:23  

                Im in ng+ and I did the cage thing and talked to him, then killed him. Does anything different happen if you kill him when you do that or will he respawn for the sirris summon fight?

                • 22 Feb 2017 10:19  

                  Kept getting invaded at the woods, so I finally popped a Giants Tree Seed, then got Heysel to invade AND summoned Hodrick. Chaos Rains. Crabs Swarm. Exiles Scream. I do the Curl up Gesture in the corner and watch health bars drop for thirty minutes strait.

                  • 14 Feb 2017 02:54  

                    It should be noted that Hodrick WILL NOT enter the area with the Black Knight, but will black crystal out. It's kinda funny when you take into consideration how OP he is while in the Crucifixion Woods.

                    • 19 Jan 2017 00:12  

                      I'm in NG++ I summoned him into Crucifixion woods, used a finger. I've been watching him one shot reds for about an hour now. I think Holy Knight Hodrick is the true final boss.

                      • 16 Nov 2016 07:00  

                        I hate this damn one-punch man. He literally one-shots you with any of his attacks. Now I don't have embers because of him and this bastard is still alive.

                        • 14 Nov 2016 03:40  

                          If you try to fight him at the Crucifixion woods on NG+, he WILL one-shot you if he parries... I had 40 vigor and ember form. Also he has extremely high defenses (Takes about 60% of the damage my riposte normally does) and about 2000HP.

                          • 13 Nov 2016 22:00  

                            I summoned Hodrick to help me fight invaders and his coding got messed up because he used the stone flesh shield buff. (The buff you get using Havels shield)

                            • 11 Nov 2016 12:49  

                              If you're above NG I highly recommend summoning Hodrick. He absolutely one shots almost anything that isn't a crab. I'm at NG+4 atm and I've ALWAYS summoned Hodrick. Takes care of the crabs for me, the NPCs, Heysel and even the Black Knight. Not to mention he one shots any invader that steps into my world.

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