Watchdogs of Farron is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.Watchdogs of Farrom


Ancient medallion depicting the crest of a wolf. Symbolizes the pact with the Old Wolf of Farron. Equip to pledge oneself to the Watchdogs of Farron.

The Watchdogs ensure that the warriors sleep in serenity, by taking the form of loyal spirits and hunting down those who would trespass the woods of Farron.

Summoning takes place automatically while this is equipped."


Watchdogs of Farron Information




Effects of covenant

  • While the item is equipped, be summoned as a loyal spirit to defeat intruders.
  • If facing problems being summoned (taking too long or never), try standing outside the Abyss Watchers Boss room. This pre-boss area seems like a hot-spot for Farron summons. I've tested it and it seems the more I tried to farm Wolf's Blood Swordgrass from Ghrus  the more summons I got. Note: Beware of incoming Darkwraiths.
  • Farron phantoms are blue with a red tint.
  • You can be summoned even if you're out of the Farron Territory (as long as the symbol of the covenant is flashing-white you can be summoned).
  • You won't be nessecarliy summoned to poisened swamps of Farron Keep and you could be summoned to clean swamps of Crucifixion Woods. This proves that Halfway Fortress & Crucifixion Woods Bonfires are part of Farron Keep & area.
  • Farron Spirits will invade only hosts that haven't yet defeated the area boss, they don't have to be human though. 
  • Warning: There is a bug with the rank rewards. If you turn-in on the same time as being summoned, you might lose the reward (you can get it on the next level)
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:
Condition Min Max
Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of Sunlight, Mound-Maker or no covenant Host - 10 - (Host * 0.1) Host + 10 + (Host * 0.1)
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 20 - (Host * 0.2) Host + (Host * 0.1)



  • (Addendum:  Prior to this patch version (1.03), it was possible for a bug to occur after defeating the Abyss Watchers which would prevent interaction with the wolf, which lead to speculation that it had been killed.)


Rank Requirements

Ranks are obtained by giving the Old Wolf obtained Wolf's Blood Swordgrass. These are acquired from defeating enemies you have been summoned to via the Covenant emblem, or as possible drops from Ghru Grunts and Elders

Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial  
1 10 Old Wolf Curved Sword
2 30 Wolf Knight's Greatshield & Wolf Ring




Covenant: Watchdogs of Farron

Discover Watchdogs of Farron covenant.Bronze Trophy






    • 06 May 2017 13:24  

      I wear this constantly flashing the icon but never get any summons. The only time I did 2 other watchdogs spawned less than 30 seconds after me. Shows how unbalanced the summoning for this is.
      Might as well use CE for the shield because it looks very good.

      • 03 Apr 2017 03:21  

        Is it normal to have three Watchdogs invade you at once? No use of dried fingers and I didn't have any friendly summons. Kind of pissed that three appeared all within a span of 30 seconds of each other.

        • 01 Apr 2017 15:28  

          with symbol of avarice (mimic) and Covetous Gold Serpent Ring+3 (from ringed city) and popping a rusted coin (buy from firelink old lady) every 60 seconds, i farmed the three Ghru mobs on the bridge right next to the keep ruins bonfire (road of sacrifices).

          use rusted coin, kill three mobs, rest at bonfire, repeat.

          took me under 2 hours. be sure to keep the covenant equipped too as i got three or four summons also during my farming

          • 30 Mar 2017 21:17  

            I'm really join in the Watchdogs of Farron pact but I do not see that they gave me the trophy for joining the pact, they know I have to do for this achievements

            • 28 Mar 2017 18:14  

              "You won't be nessecarliy summoned to poisened swamps of Farron Keep and you could be summoned to clean swamps of Crucifixion Woods."

              am i the only one who was never summoned to the poisoned swamp? (from around 60-70 invasions)

              • 18 Mar 2017 23:07  

                I finally invaded someone as a Watchdog and the host ran up, I attacked, got immediately parried then died with one critical... not even angry, that was impressive.

                • 03 Mar 2017 00:43  

                  Welcome to the covenant of scaredy cats that shirk from honorable duels and will only fight you if you are engaged with mobs of enemies or are lucky and have a second watchdog invade you. I enjoy watching you fags panic roll when i give you guys a lightning spear in yer rectums :] and then i throw dung pies at you as you return back to your world xD

                  • 03 Feb 2017 08:29  

                    Has the level-range been adjustet?
                    I've been summoned with unusual frequency the last few days (SL 124), whereas a few weeks ago there might've been one summon in two days, with a bit of luck.

                    • 11 Jan 2017 02:44  

                      Hey ***** this covenant. I always get backstabbed by these *****ers while trying to kill Yellowfinger or fighting the giant crab. I mean I get auto-embered by killing the Greatwood back in the settlement I just want to progress the *****ing area while these *****ers just popped up some where. and I met none of them who can duel me honorably without using the mobs and the flask. The only form of pvp I enjoy is dueling at Sulyvahn bonfire I even enjoy the defeat as long as the enemy phantom used skill not mobs. I started killing these Dogs while invading people around the swamp area as red phantoms and I feel no shame even I lost to the host eventually. Watchdogs are just plain assholes, getting auto-summoned so they can invade ppl in the messiest areas of the game, they are made to give the hosts have bad days. Even AFs are better than them cuz Anor Londo is actually a pretty good area for PVP and have less mobs. I feel no shame to CE-spawn 10 swordgrass just to get the ring achievement. Ye, start barking at me Dogs.

                      I normally don't gank invaders if it wasn't auto-summon as blues cuz that's no fun.

                      • 10 Jan 2017 01:20  

                        For all of you new layers ep in mind t red spirits and watchdogs work together in the crusifixion woods. Alot of reds are simply watchdogs that used the red eye orb

                        • 02 Dec 2016 18:19  

                          Why does this page say; "Farron Spirits will invade only hosts that haven't yet defeated the area boss, they don't have to be human though"? Does it mean embered instead of human?

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