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





Covenant: Aldrich Faithful

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    • Anonymous

      14 Oct 2021 04:55  

      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

        13 Oct 2021 13:44  

        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

          04 Oct 2021 01:45  

          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

            26 Sep 2021 15:13  

            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

              08 Sep 2021 19:55  

              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

                01 Sep 2021 23:20  

                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

                  07 Jul 2021 17:39  

                  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

                    04 Jul 2021 12:35  

                    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

                      30 Jun 2021 20:25  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jun 2021 10:11  

                        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

                          04 Jun 2021 08:48  

                          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

                            03 Jun 2021 17:45  

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

                            • Anonymous

                              31 May 2021 07:17  

                              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

                                07 May 2021 09:08  

                                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

                                  05 May 2021 13:45  

                                  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.

                                  • 15 Apr 2021 00:10  

                                    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

                                      13 Apr 2021 01:11  

                                      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

                                        10 Apr 2021 21:31  

                                        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

                                          10 Apr 2021 14:23  

                                          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.

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