Old Wolf of Farron

General Info
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Old Wolf of Farron is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Old Wolf of Farron Information

  • Covenant leader of the Watchdogs of Farron.
  • The wolf appears to be dead, however he is actually asleep. He bleeds when struck , and said to be imaciated as stated in the Exile Armor description.



  • You can find the Old Wolf of Farron at Farron Keep, by climbing the ladder on the massive bridge support in the middle of the swamp.



  • This NPC cannot be fought or killed.



This NPC has no dialogue.



  • The wolf may be meant to represent Sif, the Great Gray Wolf from Dark Souls 1. While it may not actually be Sif, it is clearly related. It also lies in the same pose as Sif does when you find him in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
  • Prior to patch 1.03 a bug would sometimes occur where after defeating the Abyss Watchers players would find themselves unable to interact with the wolf and unable to rank up the Watchdogs covenant as a result.



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    • 17 Mar 2017 21:00  

      It's dead unfortunately. Doesn't breathe, doesn't move. Looks mummified. Probably preserved as an object of worship. Everything else in this game breathes loud enough to hear around corners....if a giant wolf in ds3 doesn't breathe loudly while it sleeps or make respiratory movements, it's dead.

      • 02 Dec 2016 15:13  

        Praying to the wolf gives you the legion gesture, which is the pose the abyss watchers give you in the cutscene, proving that they prayed to it. Ik it might be stupid since the watchers are fighting it out in the boss room, but it would make sense to have a couple of dead watchers in the room, or even a mini boss watcher

        • Basically same area invaders EVERYONE joins09 Aug 2016 23:31  

          Just like Forest Hunters in Dark Souls 1<br/>Just like Bell Keepers in Dark Souls 2<br/>Still just as annoying, even with broken auto summons in Dark Souls 3

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            • Hold on....05 Jun 2016 08:47  

              What if the Old Wolf of Farron was the child of Sif from DKS1! Sif is also a female and the Abyss Watchers also follow in the steps of the Wolf BLOOD master which was Artorias. Artorias was the master of Sif but since Sif has been long dead and killed by the chosen undead then they had to be connected with the original Wolf's blood in a way so they must have partook in the blood of the child of the Great Gray Wolf.

              • Could be Sif, but rezised to match the Artorias GS.03 Jun 2016 01:11  

                If you remember Sif from DS1 its Artorias greatsword was too big to be actually the same Artorias wielded. Probably because Sif was designed first, Artorias with the DLC later. Result is sword and Sif were too big. But this DS3 Sif would match the Artorias sword if he holds it in his mouth.

                • Patch Rage19 May 2016 21:10  

                  So the new patch notes say the patch will fix matchmaking for the Darkmoon and Blue Sentinels, but why not this covenant?!?! It takes ages to get invasions :(

                  • Lore07 May 2016 03:42  

                    What if the old wolf of farron was actually sif himself? And the reason he looks black and sick is because the abyss watchers used up most of his blood. his covenant is also created for the sole purpose of guarding the grounds of "sleeping warriors" just like sif did in dks1. he guarded artorias' grave from anyone that would dare to enter.

                    • Needs better rewards03 May 2016 10:26  

                      Like a wolf companion that levels up with you and has it's own personal armor/weapon slots and his name will be Maximus and he will be mine. Oh wait, this is dark souls and they would probably have the saddest storyline for the dog... ughh...

                      • Dream Chaser ashes16 Apr 2016 21:20  

                        Could Hawkwood killing it have to do with telling the Shrine Maiden where you found the dreamchasers ashes? Maybe he listens and goes there

                        • Where is he?15 Apr 2016 12:49  

                          So where exactly is this ladder? The poison swaps are pretty big and I've already been through them once. I don't want to look in every corner again to find a ladder.

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