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.
  • Your summons are subject to the matchmaking formula as seen below. It is much easier to be summoned if you keep a low level (25) and do not upgrade your weapons past +3.
  • 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.
  • In extremely rare cases (most likely dependant on player level), you might be summoned to the Undead Settlement. Proof.
  • 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





    • Anonymous

      04 Nov 2017 01:32  

      Sl 30, watchdog sl, became a playground for twinks....its nearly impossible to get the grass with a normal non twink build. yes it is that bad. And some jerks are even doing fight clubs....and guess were you will be summoned to? Over and over again? I mean I could do the same thing, and in fact I have (and much more skill full) but if it is not possible to do this anymore on a normal run than its not good.

      • 16 Oct 2017 10:40  

        I never knew you could get invaded here while not embered. That is what it means by you don't have to be human isn't it? I've always tried to ember here so others could get their covenant items if they take me down but I've never once been invaded while not embered.

        • 21 Sep 2017 18:37  

          I kind of wish they would have left the woods as an invasion area despite the bosses being dead or not. Would have made the covenant stronger and more active.

          • Anonymous

            18 Sep 2017 18:13  

            So I need to farm the Wolf's Blood Sword Grass. My friend just got the game and is almost to the Farron Keep area. If I am online and part of the Watchdogs of Farron, can I farm him to get the Sword grass since he hasn't beaten the Abyss Watchers yet?

            • Anonymous

              14 Sep 2017 14:17  

              Uhr, I was getting pvp action constantly while embered.. I simply killed the two exiles and now nothing. Sat at the bonfire and still embered....... ah never mind. Go to loading screen and come back. Clears up the problem.

              • Anonymous

                06 Sep 2017 15:39  

                Can you regain the Old Wolf Curved Sword? I accidentally sold it (after working hard on getting the swordgrass), so I am wondering if you can get it back after a while.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jul 2017 21:48  

                  I'm lvl 27 with +3 sword and Im being summoned every 10-30 seconds. Just don't go past 30 and +3 weapon and you should be fine.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Jul 2017 19:08  

                    i hate trying to level this covenant because of all the mad spirits running around making you think they are friendly then back stabbing you with a *****ing hornet ring

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Jul 2017 16:13  

                      man i just wish we could influence the summoning...
                      i mean it's basically just a matter of luck whether you get summoned or not.
                      also it tends to be quite annoying sometimes, if you are clearing an area for example, but at least you can be happy that you finally got summoned.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jul 2017 04:40  

                        This Covenant can go many ways; the host can be absolute***** and PvE based, Pontiff bonfire hero, or the Watchdog could be the two mentioned. I'm pretty experienced at invading and I'm trying to get the Wolf Ring for Master of Rings, so might as well farm and invade. Farron Keep is casual central. Basically, take the Pontiff area, give it autism, and there you go. When I got invaded, the invader was trash. He either couldn't find me in the poison swamp or he failed to gank me with mob enemies. Same can be said about the Hosts. Most of them die as soon as I show up by the two Exiles, or I kill him and his "helpers." This is way easier than being an Aldrich Faithful. For experienced PvP players, you'll have a jolly hunt.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jul 2017 16:35  

                          Watchdogs in general are the least skilled of the invading covenants. This makes using the dried finger in the Road of Sacrifices a lot of fun. Watchdogs are also almost the worst gankers though (Darkmoons are the worst), so you need to watch out for the ones who will just hide and wait for you to die, or other invaders to come help. I know it must be hard to level up in this covenant so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that's the reason.

                          There are a handful of watchdogs who aren't afraid of a 1v1 fight. Others will just return home when they learn they can't team up with the journey 4 crab (and let the crab do most of the work). What's up with that guys? Why would you leave me???

                          I'm not trying to gank you. I wasted my ember and used the fingers so you could get summoned...
                          I'm not hiding from you, the prism stones I dropped all over the place and the fact I'm yelling "hey" over and over should tell you that. Do I need to dress as a phantom and run through the swamp to make myself more visible lol
                          And if a darkmoon comes, I don't interfere. You both get your covenant item if you kill the other, right? If they want to follow you into the crabs and the red-eyed dudes, great; easier for you. Then you can come back and fight me too if you like. I really could care less. These 700 embers ain't gonna burn themselves

                          Enlighten me. Am I being a*****somehow? Most of the mad spirits and the invaders get it. Help me help you?
                          <3 smellerbee2000

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Jun 2017 01:49  

                            Hey Watchdogs! The target(s) are the host and their phantoms. Not the other Red/Purple invaders trying to kill them as well.
                            Bunch of *****in idiots in this covenant.

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Jun 2017 22:39  

                              Anyone ever notice the disparity between the two base game tresspasser summon rate? Watchdog of farron... maybe once every 15 minutes... maybe!

                              Aldritch Faithful? Every 30 god damned seconds, and most aren't even fight clubs! Just hosts trying to do the level. So what gives?

                              • Anonymous

                                28 May 2017 04:27  

                                What the ***** is with this covenant? When i first get to the halfway fortress bonfire i get invaded left and right by watchdogs and can even see other people being invaded by them often while i invade as a red, but the instant i try to equip the covenant i can't be summoned to save my *****ing life. I can see that it is working for others, but the instant i try to be a watchdog it's just like "i'll throw you into the same queue the DMB and BS are waiting in"... It makes NO sense. I'll be invaded by two or three at a time, i'll invade someone and see THEM invaded by at least 1, but if i equip it the covenant just doesn't allow me to invade...

                                • 06 May 2017 19:24  

                                  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.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    28 Apr 2017 16:04  

                                    I like how 90% of the comments are people just getting mad because they got killed by a watchdog one too many times

                                    • Anonymous

                                      03 Apr 2017 09:21  

                                      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.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        01 Apr 2017 21:28  

                                        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

                                        • Anonymous

                                          31 Mar 2017 03:17  

                                          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

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