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

      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.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Sep 2018 23:02  

                    That funny moment when you pop as an AF and the host uses his black crystal and poof, back in your world ^^

                    • 14 Sep 2018 18:31  

                      would be great if this were to tell you if you were supposed to kill the host or The Phantom's yet amazingly it doesn't well that was an awkward few matches followed by getting ganked every time I wound up back in that world

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Aug 2018 13:28  

                        I see most people complaining about Faithfuls have never invaded in their life. Here's an time you play, try invading at meta level in Pontiffs. Then come here and tell me how your experience was. Maybe that will make you shut the ***** up about how others play the game?

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Jul 2018 10:56  

                          Man I needed to stop and get a hazmat suit for reading these comments. Here's some advice for the two main groups I see.

                          Crybaby Hosts: Just play this single, solitary zone offline if it bugs you that much. It's not a hard area, you can clear it in 5 minutes.
                          Crybaby Aldritch Faithful: If you're invading by anything other than a red/purple soapstone, then honor is the first casualty of the fight.

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Jul 2018 07:02  

                            first invasion as an AF i was ganked by 3 dudes with the ring knight twin greatswords... pushed through and kept invading and had an incredibly varied and fun experience. Got 10 Dregs in about an hour. Yall are complaining too much. Gankers gonna gank, you just gotta get clever, wait for backup, and spam great soul dregs XD

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Jul 2018 11:51  

                              yeah, I play offline mostly, what a load of shit to rank up in this covenant, just a bunch of twinks running around ganging up on faithfuls. bullshit. best way to rank up. don't do anything, stand still and do nothing.

                              • Anonymous

                                16 Jul 2018 02:43  

                                Okay but this isn't even funny anymore...I have won 5 times in 2 days and I did invasions outside of Aldrich and won so wtf is happening do we get debuff or wtv when invading as an aldrih faithful ?

                                • Anonymous

                                  15 Jul 2018 02:13  

                                  Worst covenant ever...literally you'll get gank even by dark spirit or will come accross the host being inside the texture...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    15 Jul 2018 01:27  

                                    How many can invade you at once? I was there, didnt use the dried finger but had three come in all at once

                                    Which was weird because I didnt have any summons. Not sure why my world was so popular.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      06 Jul 2018 19:50  

                                      If its the host and a single invader I wouldn't mind it to be a duel as long as its 1on1


                                      If its the host with 2 to 3 phantoms and I'm the only one invading then its a waiting game. Knowing the area first and looking for the place to attack or set/do an ambush. If they use a seed just retreat go home its probably a fight you cant win.

                                      Some invader tends to charge in even it 1:3 its pretty obvious they'll die.
                                      4:2 or 3:1 isn't exactly honorable so you gotta know your environment.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        31 May 2018 22:17  

                                        You come complain???
                                        WHY? ITS SO EZ!
                                        YOU BLUE INVADER!! YOU MAD U GET GANKED? OR ARE YOU MAD TO GET INVADED???
                                        STEP #1: Git Gud, I'll invade you later and destroy your gank squad!!!
                                        I WILL POINT DOWN!!!

                                        • 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.

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