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


  • Invades near the Dilapidated Bridge area at Undead Settlement.
  • If boss is alive, can be summoned as a mad phantom 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.


  • 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

      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.

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                            • Anonymous

                              10 May 2017 04:36  

                              When he invades at Undead Settlement you can still rest at the bonfire. He just resets and re-invades. Found this out while grinding for Spiked Mace.

                              • Anonymous

                                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.

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 Mar 2017 11:13  

                                  GUYS if you throw a loyds talisman at him when he says low on health he will keep trying to use his Estus even if you hit him

                                  • Anonymous

                                    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?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      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.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        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.

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