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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

 

Joining

 

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)

 

Notes

  • (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

 

 

Achievements/Trophies

Covenant: Watchdogs of Farron

Discover Watchdogs of Farron covenant.Bronze Trophy

 

 

 

 

 




    • 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?

            • They had to involve the Legion...19 Sep 2016 08:14  

              My fellow Watchers! The bloodshades are corrupt beings that dare challenge the Legion! These abominations are said to be born from the innocent lives that we have taken on our conquest to destroying all traces of the abyss. I say that these are just abominations of the Abyss that have evolved to fight against their hunters! So what do you say? Why don't you level up your character to SL 140 and help me slay these Abyssal Abominations!? The main hunting grounds of the bloodshades is the area after Pontiff. We will invade these creatures during their hunts for revenge! <br/><br/>If you don't know about the Bloodshades then i suggest you to search them up now. Apparently they are Peeve Peeverson's makeshift covenant that is designed to hunt Gank squads.

              • Ah, Covenant Farming...18 Sep 2016 17:56  

                So I've beat this thing back and forward on PVE a few times and discovered I'm on the way to "getting gud" and have decided to muck about with covenants. I am not getting nearly as many invasions as the Wolf of Farron as I would like with my dual blade wielding knight, though I'm closing on the Wolf Sword.. I would like the *****ed shield. I am totally capable of farming outside of Abyss Watchers in NG++ with two rapiers and a +2 gold serpent ring and all the rusted coins that bastard cares to sell, but I'd be happy to trade for one from someone. I figure I might get way more action when the DLC comes, but I would prefer to get that out of the way sooner rather than later but don't know if I'll get the screen time to wait 30 minutes between invasions. I'm at level 35 right now, and would like to move this character forward rather than futz about in Farron Swamp and the Cathedral waiting to get called in kill folks...

                • Chronic Depression :)))17 Sep 2016 12:37  

                  I just got here from farming 30 Proof of Concords Kept. Now, for me to get all the rings I have to get 30 of these with another really bad droprate :)) This game man... all the rings is the last trophy I need for the platinum, but all this farming is seriously destroying my soul. Heck, I'd be willing to argue, farming these is way harder than actually beating the game with the ***** Storm Ruler lmao

                  • How to fix this covenant.31 Aug 2016 20:35  

                    Disable level restrictions in Watchdog invasions and instead scale down the Watchdogs level to the level of the Host he/she invaded.<br/>Allow invasions with Hosts even though they already killed the area boss.

                    • Watchdogs of Farron & Aldrich Faithful19 Aug 2016 15:49  

                      (this is for the new player who are starting dark souls)<br/> the watchdogs of farron and the aldrich faithful covenants are both the same but you get them in different ways it is more dangerus to get the aldrich faithful and it will not give you sword grass, instead it will give you human drags

                      • Wolfgrass11 Aug 2016 18:00  

                        Do you need to equip the covenant item in order for the Ghru to drop the swordgrass, or can you just kill them without it on a still get the drop? Wondering if I can do it without having to worry about being summoned all the time in the middle of farming

                        • Circle around the castle28 Jul 2016 12:19  

                          If u circle around the castle with old wolf faron in it u will find one of the grass deleys (start from the right of the ladder)<br/>

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