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






    • 25 Mar 2020 01:03  

      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

        22 Mar 2020 16:53  

        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

          21 Jan 2020 23:49  

          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

            12 Dec 2019 14:41  

            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

              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.

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