Aldrich Faithful is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.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 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




Covenant: Aldrich Faithful

Discover Aldrich Faithful covenant.Bronze Trophy






    • Anonymous

      20 Oct 2019 05:14  

      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

        11 Aug 2019 15:56  

        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

          18 Jul 2019 16:57  

          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

            02 Apr 2019 03:25  

            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

              24 Mar 2019 20:45  

              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

                17 Mar 2019 20:16  

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

                • Anonymous

                  28 Feb 2019 12:23  

                  @the anon from 1/27/19: Your thinking is so backwards, it's a prime example of the whole "host can't do wrong" mentality. I don't know how you can take in the scenario you described and put blame on the invader... yes, it's THEIR fault you set up a camping spot and they got ganked from behind... because they didn't see the phantoms hiding... what? But I've run into people with your mindset before and nothing i say will actually be processed by you. You'll be so focused on defending yourself and painting invaders as the bad guy that you won't listen. At least others will see this and notice the ridiculousness.

                  • 21 Feb 2019 04:15  

                    Pretend you start as a Faith Build in NG, you'll want access to Pyromancies, Dark and a few Sorceries in addition to your Miracles. With higher tier Sorcery you still have to your Intell requirements and you misout on Dual Scaling with the Rank 2 Staff. Heck, Golden Ritual Spear does the same job, is a weapon with Faith scaling Magic damage. Basically I'm saying this is a waste to get in NG and pointless beyond completionist after NG+. Rank 1 in Aldrich Faithful does at least have a point. Your call, just have fun either way because your Faith build will need Rank 2 in Sunbro no matter what.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Feb 2019 00:18  

                      Invader duels at Pontiff's - like arena duels, except you get a +30% health advantage and can chug or summon if you start to lose.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Jan 2019 09:19  

                        It's bizarre how different Pontiff's is at SL50-70 compared to SL120-140. So much salt and bull*****at the higher SLs, while the lower SLs are just people enjoying the game. Anyone who feels burnt out on DS3 PvP, try some builds below the meta. It's an entirely different experience.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Jan 2019 22:23  

                          People sit there thinking it's some honorable 1v1 just because they can't see the other phantoms and then get their asses ganked from behind when they all show up. If it's not in the arena it's not a fight club you blind retards.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jan 2019 15:36  

                            Strange thing happened today, been summoned in the Grand Archives as an Aldrich Faithful. SL 80, just killed Yhorm, not sure if it would have an impact on it. I don't even have the place unlocked on this character... A Red was there already, and died before I got there.

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Dec 2018 04:24  

                              Aldrich Faithfuls: when you invade a group and you see a red fighting one person and an Aldrich fighting another, do yourself and your fellow invaders a favor and team up with the Aldrich and not with the red. Aldrich Faithfuls do not have friendly fire with each other, you can swing away all you want and won't hurt one another. With the red, you *do* have friendly fire and will probably end up inflicting half your damage onto them. Team up with the person you can't kill and not the person you'll just smash while chasing some squirrely douche.

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Dec 2018 06:02  

                                that moment your fighting a gank, then you hear the invasion sound, you're getting a teammate, "Yes I can do this, now that I have a teammate you think and then you realize its an aldritch :(

                                • Anonymous

                                  20 Dec 2018 21:10  

                                  Imagine If other Aldrich's could hurt each other, man that would be a blood bath! (P.S. I'm Implying the Aldrich Faithful stereotype of them accidentally attacking other Invaders)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    16 Dec 2018 09:44  

                                    Few things worse than taking on a gank, seeing a fellow Aldrich has arrived to even the odds, then realizing he's so clueless it takes him 5 minutes to find the fight and 5 seconds to die once he does. Thanks for resetting the invasion timer there friend.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      08 Dec 2018 05:16  

                                      Is no one going to mention that the worst part of this covenant is the beasts that you have to kill every new game to turn in dregs

                                      • Anonymous

                                        02 Dec 2018 12:47  

                                        as a aldrich i get alot of time killed by a red that just focus on me then the host or i see reds fighting purples too that want to kill the host and as a caster its anoying that reds keeps running between the host and me in my spells or keep getting closer to me that i accidentaly lock them while i keep trying to go side ways more away from them

                                        • Anonymous

                                          01 Oct 2018 21:27  

                                          I really wish some of you invaded smarter. This isn't DS1 where you can Poise backstab everyone. Why do co-invaders in this game have a habit of rushing into 3 man ganks just to get annihilated? Even good players can get stunlocked to death by 3 idiots mashing R1. But jeez some of you guys gotta play smarter...not saying it's all about winning. But what's the point invading if it's just to die immediately.

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