Aldrich Faithful

Aldritch Faithful

"The holy symbol of the Cathedral of the Deep, and crest of those who see beyond fire to the age of deep waters. Equip to pledge onself to the Aldrich Faithful covenant.

The faithful ensure that Aldrich, Devourer of Gods, remains undisturbed, by taking the form of loyal spirits and hunting down those who would trespass the ruined cathedral.

Summoning takes place automatically while this is equipped."

Aldrich Faithful is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.The covenant can be gained by equipping the item Aldrich Faithful which is obtained from the Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. While a member of the Covenant, faithful phantoms are blue with a red tint. Will be summoned randomly to defend around the Anor Londo area.

 

Aldrich Faithful Information

  • You must obtain the item: Aldrich Faithful and equip it.
  • In Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, from the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire, proceed straight through the door, left up the stairs and right through the valley of dead giants and into the door at the far end. Immediately on your left is a wall that can be struck to reveal a ladder. Descend the ladder and fight the two Sulyvahn's Beasts that guard Archdeacon McDonnell, who will be located in the north-west corner of the room.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Effects of covenant

  • Faithful phantoms are blue with a red tint.
  • Will be summoned randomly to defend around the Anor Londo area (you don't have to be in that area to be summoned).
  • If the covenant symbol is flashing-white in your screen, it means you're searching for an intruder.
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:

Condition Min Max
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 20 - (Host * 0.2) Host + (Host * 0.1)

 

Rank Requirements

Players can increase their rank in the covenant by offering acquired Human Dregs Items to Archdeacon McDonnell in the shrine behind the Illusory Wall in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. These can be acquired via the successful invasion of other players whilst wearing the covenant item or as a drop from the Deacons in Anor Londo & around the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire. (Note: invasions using the red eye orb while wearing the covenant item will not yield you a Human Dreg. You will obtain a pale tongue.) The rank requirements are additive, meaning you only have to earn a total of 30, not 10 and then another 30, to obtain all covenant rewards.

Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial  
1 10

Great Deep Soul

2 30 Archdeacon's Great Staff

 

Trivia

 

Achievements/Trophies

Covenant: Aldrich Faithful

Discover Aldrich Faithful covenant.Bronze Trophy

 

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      "B-bu-but the aldrich is attacking meee i'm an invadaaa" tsk, the last thing i want to be concerned about is friendly fire. I get we both should focus on the host/phantoms but the lock-on range is as whacky as it gets and i don't even know what are you on about in our specific territory to invade, so move the fck out of the way!

      • Anonymous

        this covenant has the most toxic invaders period.
        even when i invade as one of them i get so toxic for no reason at all, doesnt happen in any other covenant

        • Anonymous

          If I’m in NG+ and I equip this before defeating Pontiff, will I still invade people as Aldrich Faithful?

          • Anonymous

            I don't understand the in-universe reasoning for this covenant. Aldrich doesn't seem to have any redeemable qualities and the inhabitants of Anor Londo should hate him, and he doesn't seem to care about anyone except himself, so... why is there a covenant about being faithful to this guy, rather than any other boss? It just seems so random

            • Anonymous

              Me finally finding a nice angle to shoot heavy soul arrows from without friendly firing anyone(an aldritch who has seen me firing from that spot multiple times is coming to attack from that exact angle)

              • Anonymous

                I'm playing through for the first time, and I just made it to this area. I've never figured a way to get into pvp easily during my 200 something hours of Elden Ring, and had only PvP'd my invaders (Rune Arc'ing up should let you be invaded) and then I got here. I put the faction Item on, and withing 2 minutes I was summoned. 2v1 with the numbers in my favor. Now, I don't like gankning, so I watched them duke it out, and then fought the host. For ONCE the player seemed to be on my skill level about, and I ended up winning. Go back to my world on a high, and BAM legit 30 seconds later I'm being summoned into another world. It's like this unti I encounter a Gank squad of like 4 people, one of them was pretty weird and laggy, so I actually had to take it off, because it would just keep pulling me to invade over and over but unfortunately to their world seeing as the game is low pop.
                We NEED something like this for Elden Ring.

                • Anonymous

                  if i join the covenant will i still get invaded by others in the covenant? not equip the covenant item, just obtaining it.

                  • Anonymous

                    i thought this covenant would work for a thematecally evil character until i met way of ******, blue mussolinis and blades of the putinmoon.

                    • Anonymous

                      Haha great deep soul goes delayed pew pew and you can barely escape from it.

                      Seriously, that thing crosses half of the map and is as spammable as farron dart. Just cast non-stop.

                      • Anonymous

                        This is by far the worste covenant by far. You're just trying to do your covenants to unlock unique items but you keep getting summoned in a world with 2 white phantoms just there to ruin your day....

                        • Why are all the covenants in this game area based? If you try to do things after beating it you're actually forced to farm enemies because no one is level 90 in anor londo

                          • Anonymous

                            Respect! I’ve learned my lesson. Go into there enkindled and you’ll get your arrogance smacked around by an invader and a few faithful. Rules are nonexistent, no bowing, no waving, just pure mayhem for anyone dumb enough (like me) to dare enter their lands enkindled.

                            • Anonymous

                              i love this covenant but the one critic i have is the rewards, the soul dreg is good but compared to the big on in the dlc its just not worth it, and the staff is bad just use the murky one

                              • Anonymous

                                I swear everytime I get an Aldrich I have to keep one eye open incase they go full retard on me all the sudden.

                                • Anonymous

                                  i am actually a friendly aldrich faithful, the problem i have is that reds attack me, i am friendly bro i just want to help kill the host

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Aldriches such retard players why would u attack red phantoms or watch while they are ganking It's not a fightclub or a duel ****ing braindeads.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      much better than trash blade of darkmoon … imagine having to actually kill the invaders to get ears when as an Aldrich faithful u can just watch as the host gets hit by an arrow and fall of the map. Free Human Dregs!!!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        i love the extra challenge this covenant gives you, it makes this tiny little area that much more fun. i also think that it is fitting there are two beasts guarding the covenant area, almost as if you had to prove your strength.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          After getting attacked by the purple boys I decided to just join them. I dont get attacked now… but Im getting strange urge to hit red.. like a bull..

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Okay I have to share something. First DS3 playthrough here. My experiences with PvP so far have been... mixed, to put it gently. Okay let's be honest : I get destroyed and humiliated most of the time. The only reason I look into multiplayer is because I want the plat trophy and From decided it was a good idea to link that to obligatory PvP, or hours of painful farming. My first PvP encounters against gods of lag control on one side (not blaming the people who learned to work with it, just... if you want to include PvP in a game, try to make it work ? And I know this'll earn me a number of inevitable "Git guds" and other niceties, but nothing will change my mind about the fact that lag compensation shouldn't be a skill you have to acquire in order to be able to play, let alone be competitive), and me stupidly blurting out things like "that should have hit him" on the other, had me resigning myself to hours of painful non-PvP farming, becquse it still wouldn't take as much time as successfully invading or defending dozens of times. And then I got invaded by two Aldrich Faithful while I was battling the twin NPC Drang after Pontiff Sulyvahn. Went "Well, here goes another humiliation..."
                                            They let me be, watched me duke it out with the two Drang NPC a**holes and didn't interfere. When I finally won, I bowed to them in thanks for not ganking, and they dropped hundreds of embers and champion souls for me and left. Probably enough to double my SL in one go. Couldn't believe it. Actual nice people in PvP.
                                            So to those two of the Aldrich Faithful : as far as I'm concerned, people like you are the ray of light in the otherwise depression and cancer inducing DS3 PvP experience (seriously, I'd rather take my chances with radiation at this point). Especially after reading through this comment thread, which seems to confirm my general opinion about PvP. For the next couple of minutes before the next sweaty gank invasion, you have restored my faith in this community.
                                            So I *Toast Gesture* to you, and Praise the Sun !

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This is by far the most fun/easiest covenant to grind for. Not only are the drop-rate for Human Dregs higher than all other covenant items, there are like 7 deacons near pontiff sulyvahin bonfire for easy farming. And thats just for offline, its even easier online, because of the duel arena outside Pontiff Sulvahn, that area is the most active in the game, you will almost always get summoned in less than 3 minutes. Combine that with the fact that its usually three of you and 1-2 of the host's world, the odds favor you. Also, you only need the Rank 1 reward for achievements, so you only need 10 dregs unless you want the staff.


                                              What I don't understand is why From made this covenant so good and made some of the others literal hell to grind through (Darkmoon & Mound-makers).

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Imagine not attacking the host and the other member point down at you when the host kills you lmao.

                                                Online really sucks in Souls games, I just need the stupid covenant items I found this. What a joke.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Was invaded by 2 of these guys in the area after pontiff. I still have no idea if they were human players or not because they're names were NPC-ish and i just thought they were regular NPC invaders until I saw lag and very much human movement. Killed both of them, miracilously. Since i used the greatsword one guy always rolled through my attacks. Had to parry for once. Glad that worked out

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Hi!
                                                    I'm trying to complete my low sl low weapons run. I'm sl15 with +2 weapons. I was farming stuff in the Undead Settlement. I had the Aldrich Faithful covenant equipped, because I still need to get some Human Dregs. I know that I'm not in the level range for that covenant, but I said to myself that I still could maybe get summoned once in a while. It never happened except today, but I was summoned twice in a row in the Crucifixion Woods instead. There was this kind of fight club going on. The host of ember was really strong and way better than me. When I died I got summoned a minute after in the same area with the same host again.
                                                    I would like to understand how can I be summoned in the Crucifixion Woods with the Aldrich Faithful covenant equipped (and I checked twice to make sure of it). I'm playing on PC via Steam, if it changes anything.
                                                    Thanks for your time fellow players!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      the go-to covenant for getting raped and pointed down at by gank squads, dont even bother invading on higher levels

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Aldriches being dumb and hitting walls is just the stupid meme of a stupidier community. Don't be fooled, this covenant is worth your time if you want to fight ganks with allies by your side. Like sunbros, but for invaders.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I know how weird this is to say, but... I've been reported by so many Chinese Aldrich faithful sweats just because they didn't like the way I was playing. Nothing ever happens though.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Okay but why are Aldrich faithful killing other Aldrich faithful and invaders ? Do you get pale tongues from it ? No ? Then why ?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I remember that whacky time when the homeward miracle boss invasion glitch surfaced and I used it to enter host’s worlds as a glitched Aldrich Faithful who was allied with the hosts like a summon but could attack other faithfuls despite being one myself. Hilarious times man.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Hey Im in Aldrich covenant and invaded some tresspasser but dark spirit (red one) attacked me instead of tresspasser then returned to home what kind of trickery is that? Also From shoulve used more colors I cant decide which is friend or foe. The most interesting covenant ever maybe ever.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Say whatever the f you want, but no blue is better than an aldrich. Neither as a player nor as a person.

                                                                  At least we didn't utterly destroy the dark souls community with crybabies who can't make 2 steps without 2 or 3 dudes rolling the red carpet.

                                                                  • Invasions in post-Pontiff are soooo fun, especially when you do multiple runs and see the same Aldrich Faithful invade with you. Last night, one Aldrich named Maurice and I ended up finding each other over a ton of invasions (SL60+6), and we developed a sort of strategy where he'd chase the host up the stairs, and as they were coming out the top, I'd pop a Chaos Bed Vestiges from behind the stairwell. Ended up knocking three hosts off that way, and one died in two hits after Maurice had damaged them. It was the most fun I've ever had as an invader, and I hope they find this and know they're the dream co-invader. <3

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      How to tame an Aldrich casul. With the power of the pkcs, they fear the sight of it and they should. Cause those brain dead morons can’t stand the thought of dying to pkcs or the taste of dung pies that come after. Once you tame those casuls go and wreck the scrubs you originally came to murder, let the kills quench the thirst of the pkcs.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Me, a normal dark spirit: This is a host
                                                                        Aldrich: Yup
                                                                        Me: And both of us want him dead.
                                                                        Aldrich: Yup
                                                                        Me: So if that’s the case then it would benefit us both if we work together.
                                                                        Aldrich: That makes sense to me.
                                                                        Me: So team up with me.
                                                                        Aldrich: *mindlessly attacks other invaders*

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Bro take your honor BS back to the arena this is GANK CITY. If you can’t handle the heat then gtfo of the kitchen.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Most aldritches and watchdogs are far too retarded to cooperate with. Eliminate on sight, get a free estus refill, profit

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The wiki says that it can only invade in the post pontiff area, but I've been putting it on and getting invasions throughout the world. I've gotten invasions in the swamp and in archdragon peak.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Ok, i had the intention of being an "evil" guy by invading a lot in this spot as a member of this covenant. But with so much cringy sht from every host that isn't alone, i ain't so sure about invasions being something "evil" to do.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  As a solo host, I go there waiting for being invaded. I take it as a training for invasions for managing duels and ganks.
                                                                                  So yeah, I am this kind of player who doesn't care about the progression of the game and trap invaders for fights, but at least I am doing a solo gank ^^

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    We re the ones who are hunting the guilty, not the fakemoon. What are they guilty for? Simple: for spreading toxicity throughout the community as much as the old one spreading the fog through demon's souls world.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I just had an aldrich faithful invade me and show me where to join the covenant before fighting me. It was so funny and wholesome and honestly made my day. Good to know that there are honorable, fun aldrich faithfuls out there even if it's usually not my covenant of choice

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        75% of faithfuls you’ll invade with will stand aside refusing to attack a host with another invader and although it comes from a good place they completely miss 2 crucial details. The host they feel sorry for and act so honourable with would never fight them solo if they had summons available, they will always gank the invaders if they have the means to do so. The other factor is that the game has not only 1 but two major locations for honourable duels, the pontiff arena made popular by the community themselves and an arena from the dlc that the developers set up themselves. Trying to turn invasions into something that’s already available in game kills the novelty and excitement of it all together and it’s painful to watch it happen.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Srsly, with all the mindless hate you spill to the members of this covenant, what do you expect them to do? You hate ds2 so much yet you do exactly what vendrick did back in the day: to take what doesn't belong to you.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Not a member of aldrich faithful and yet invading after pontiff = you picked the wrong house fool!

                                                                                            Seriously, what's so hard to understand? Dislike like a crybaby if you want, but if you ain't in the hood, you re in the hook.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The only reason I kill red invaders is if the host is in the way of blue and the invader is attracting sentinels and blades

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                To the fellow Aldrich Faithful who pointed down at me for interfering with his so honorable 1v1 with the host - go to the Arena instead you dumb mf

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This is John
                                                                                                  John invades as an Aldrich Faithful and fights honorably by waiting to 1v1 the host
                                                                                                  John is a moron and is wasting everybody's time
                                                                                                  Don't be an idiot like John

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    For whoever invades in pontiff without being in this covenant: don't expect us to be allies. The last thing we want to be concerned with in the gank city is friendly fire, so if you re not an aldrich, you have 3 options: fight, hide or die.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Now I'm not saying the covenant or its players are retarded, all I'm saying is that all other coinvaders kinda get the value of a teammate when faced with a gank. As a moundmaker, getting attacked by you guys is the most annoying part of playing at meta pontiff. We are teammates. How hard is that to understand?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Invasion priorities at Pontiff's: Beginner solo host screaming in terror - 3 invaders, 5 minutes. Host and 2 phantoms - 1 invader, 15 minutes.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          You can indeed do a gank squad, but at the cost of being absolute s h i t while alone. Have a good death, *****es

                                                                                                          • Finally went online on my ps4, went straight to ds3 to check out the PvP at long last. Great action with this covenant at present. The best souls game, by a hair

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              High frequency summoning, no invasion priority. This is a haven for dark spirits who were left broken by point down gankers time and time again.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Today I invaded a host with aldritch faithful. He was teaming with a sunbro & a white phantom, fending off a red invader and a purple mad ghost. We fought in the square by the giants, this massive 3 vs 3 fight, dodging the giant swings, and while fireballs were being rained upon us. I got the kill on the host. 10/10 will invade again.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Almost 2020. We have 5g data wavelengths, are nearly able to genetically engineer our own offspring, have reached peaks in societal progress in ways we never could have dreamed, and red phantoms still kill you instead of the host

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    This covenant is very inconsistent. It's always someone being outnumbered, either the host 3-1 or the faithful versus the entire darkmoon community. Force is your best friend, don't forget

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Offline farming: Use rusted gold coin Equip symbol of avarice and crystal sage rapier as well as Covetous Gold Serpent Ring Got me to 477 item discovery with 12 luck

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I started the covenant about 5 hours ago and I'm on 21 dregs. I remember it being near impossible before you just got ganked every time. It still happens but not so much I get an invasion every 5 mins at level 69 just chilling in anor londo .

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          It’d be so sick if everyone wasn’t doing stupid fight clubs and meaningful invasions would happen. No, my scrub self does not want to duel your PvP godness. I wanna invade idiots, take their dregs, and go about my business.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Let's change up the conversation, have any of you guys had any notable experiences recently either as an AF or with an AF?

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Probably the most fun covenant out of the 5 auto summon covenants. I just love the chaos that a 4v3/4 generates.

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