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

      31 May 2018 22:17  

      You come complain???
      WHY? ITS SO EZ!
      STEP #1: Git Gud, I'll invade you later and destroy your gank squad!!!

      • Anonymous

        24 May 2018 01:46  

        This comment section is like the area between Aldritch and Pontiff, filled with absolute 100% toxic cancer. Everything about this part is fucking cancer.

        • Anonymous

          14 May 2018 06:07  

          Nah, if you invade, you are immediately 'scum' this isn't a duel arena, there is no honor. If people who are playing, play to mainly beat the game and perhaps test themselves in mainly pve strandards they are free to do so. But if you invade to counter them? You don't have any right to say shit, you die in a shitty way, you suck the fuck up and take the death, who the bloody gives a shit about how you died to four phantoms or some shit, gawd. Invading for anything other then dueling will get you this. You ask why? Either you are all complete retards or you really are obilvious, here I am being redudant but let me make it clear, Hosts don't care about you or your shitty invades, they will probably disconnect, be total assholes and cheese. They are, honestly, free to do so. But, Iet me be real here, Aldrich Faithful are pretty douchey, they deserve whatever they get when it comes too invading lmao.

          • Anonymous

            04 May 2018 13:34  

            Lol, it used to be that everyone on this page knew the AF struggle, now it seems it's run by all the ganker crybabies. :^D Try and invade as an Aldrich Faithful. Quit bitching and actually check why. Everyone used to complain how hard it is for AFs for a reason...

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2018 14:47  

              Trying invading in pontiff and see the cancer we spawn into 90% of the time yourself... Literally every other fight is a gank, purples do whatever they fucking please and say "covenant roleplay", reds go hostile and attack on sight for no reason sometimes, hosts have their red/AF friends invade and decieve, some invaders for some reason befriend hosts to the point that they will literally refuse to fight (these retards usually end up ganked to death too... I'm all for being friendly, but do it WHILE invading), seed spammers, etc. This shit on a regular, probable basis makes you less inclined to be fun/kind. The issue is that with the playerbase kinda falling away for a while now, the majority of what is left are the tryhards and trolls which in turn deters late new players from pvp and keeps the cycle going.

              • Anonymous

                21 Mar 2018 10:57  

                People in the AF covenant are the most obnoxious players I ever had to face in DS3.

                WHat is it about Territory defense covenants being filled with complete cancer?

                • Anonymous

                  17 Mar 2018 19:12  

                  I got summoned to farron keep whilst having AF covenant equipped. But since the world i was summoned to belonged to a hacker who screwed my framerate while walking aroumd with a beacon of light on his head... Yeah, probably just hacked

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Mar 2018 11:32  

                    So pretty much the comments below are 50/50 between really salty people who died to Aldritch Faithful and pissed off Aldritch Faithful who got slaughtered by.... well pretty much everyone.

                    All I can really say is, if you want to be an AF, expect a bunch of Reds who want to bully you and expect a LOT of gankers.... like practically every Invasion is a bank squad pf pissed off reds or a host with 4 phantoms trying to farm invaders.

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Jan 2018 18:32  

                      Lol no invaders care about your lame, boring, cringeworthy honor dueling. We invade to fight multiple people because that's the redeemable thing this game has compared to other Souls games. I'm actually surprised people are complaining about Faithfuls ganking. Have you dummies even tried invading in DS3? 8/10 of your invasions you're going to be outnumbered. Hence why most invaders are aggressive or assholes. You take it how you get it. Invaders have 30% less HP and half Estus. Unless you're bad at the game you shouldn't be struggling to kill invaders. You have so many advantages compared to them that the floor is yours.
                      Besides, it's a *****ing video game. Sometimes I solo host and get ganked. Sometimes I'm a phantom and gank. But most of the time I invade and get ganked. It's a game, it's how it works. Play how you want and what makes the game fun for you. If you want fair fights and duels, go to the damn arena. Or go play the other Souls games (which are waaaay better when it comes to dueling anyways and are better regardless) and stop whining.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jan 2018 13:07  

                        I am sorry that you cannot conveniently farm your covenant items or have fun by ruining other peoples progress but honestly how can you expect to invade and get a "fair" fight by the host?? Whatever your definition of "fair" is... Cause that nice code of honour has a meaning if every one else is following it too... And since the majority of the invaders hide behind every mob and expect you to fight them simultaneously with other 5 silver knights you get my point.. Keep in mind that everything is two sided.. I can understand that having 2 summons specifically for ganking without any interest at clearing an area or a boss and progressing the game is a*****move.. but so is the fact of getting invaded only to waste 30 minutes of your time running up and down the ladders if the invader has even the slightest uncertainty that he cannot take you alone... You are the invader and you cannot complain about it.. It ’s like breaking into someone’s home and expect them to sit quietly while you rob them.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Dec 2017 05:12  

                          Pretty annoying when you're actually trying to get through Anor Londo/post-Pontiff and you get invaded by AFs.

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Dec 2017 14:31  

                            This is the area that has a fairly nice dueling spot, couple in some red-eye invaders, soapstones, a defend territory covenant and gestures, you got the most toxic place in Dark Souls 3.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Dec 2017 10:06  

                              I just finished farming this covenant. So I did all other covenants as well (except for Watchdogs of Farron & Spear of the Church which I didn't finish just yet). At first I thought "Ok that looks fun, let's put on the convenant" since I did all previous covenants through regular invasions/PvP and had a ton of fun. My problem here was: The summoning time takes forever. Really. When I actually got summoned, it wasn't that fun, I play fair and do not gank people, if we are two red and only the host without phantom, I let them 1v1 and once the red is dead I engage. Aldrich Faithful does not work that way. At all. If you are looking for good players enjoying fine gameplay, 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3, you knocked at the wrong door. The wrongest of all.

                              People at Anor Londo have zero interest in fair PvP and "gittin gud". They are just here to annoy you and gank 3v1.
                              Believe me, I like Dark Souls PvP and as I said, I did all other covenants through regular PvP and had a ton of fun. This covenant looked like fun, I was looking forward for some 3v3 battles, but this is not what happens here. This is more "Hello, we are 1 host, 2 blues, and 2 red which actually are friends and we will also use a seed to be absolutely sure you get destroyed.". What happened to the Dark Souls community?

                              To be honest, if you are a PvP player that enjoy good fights, and is looking forward for some enjoyable PvP, just go invade people as Mound-Maker or Rosaria's Finger at Grand Archives, Snow Field or Ringed City Streets, you will mostly encounter people alone. Just don't gank them using enemies and wait for them to be ready then engage, that's a good fight. Aldrich Faithful was nothing like it, and doesn't even make sense lore-wise. I don't blame From Software actually. If I did, it would mean I blame them for not thinking "Ok so the community of players enjoying our game are mostly douchebags, let's always remember that".

                              Hopefully the drop rate for Human Dregs isn't that bad so I could do it in like 4 hours of farming for 30 dregs.

                              • Anonymous

                                07 Dec 2017 03:19  

                                I've had this covenant equipped for 30 minutes, and in 30 minutes I was summoned about 12 times, that's 12 more times than I was summoned as a Watchdog.

                                • Anonymous

                                  20 Nov 2017 13:39  

                                  I have over 500 dregs on my lvl 60 +6 str toon. You can do so many fun things here its awsome. Just dont tryhard by only gank hosts.. Mix it up by helping them fight reds and purples.. Its all here fc solo driedfinger tryhards ganks noobs.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    08 Oct 2017 23:51  

                                    From a purely lore standpoint, I hate that this is the only covenant in the game that awards sorcerers. It's disgraceful and ugly. Meanwhile miracles can be obtained through noble, knightly covenants. Idk, maybe it's a remnant of Demon's Souls where the Magic vs. Miracles rivalry was a thing with Saint Urbain and Sage Freke, but I feel like it's unfair.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      27 Sep 2017 16:57  

                                      when you don't really agree with the covenant, but you're a perfectionist and gotta have every spell and weapon...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        27 Jul 2017 00:50  

                                        You know what's screwy, as of this date or such I've noticed that no matter what you do if you are AF like me you are targeted by reds and purps. As of this day any other invader type needs to be killed before you get to the host. That is what has become of this game so steel yourselves and prepare for ganking from not one side but two!

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