Cathedral Grave Warden


Enemy Type Hollow
Weakness Frost, Fire, Hollowslayer GS
Resistances ??
Immune ??

Grave Warden is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Cathedral Grave Warden Enemy Description


Cathedral Grave Warden Combat Information

  • Despite their light build their combos are heavy and they can even break through greatshields.
  • Attacks deal physical damage.
  • Their weapon can trigger blood loss
  • Can be lured using an Alluring Skull 
  • Are affected by the Rapport Pyromancy.


Cathedral Grave Warden Notes & Trivia

  • Their moveset seems to be a mix of the Rakuyo weapon (Bloodborne) and Pontiff Knight.


Cathedral Grave Warden Variations

Location HP Souls Drops
Cathedral of the Deep    750?

Warden Twinblades (rare)

Grave Warden Set (rare)

Bloodred Moss Clump (common)

Titanite Shard (often)

Untended Graves    750?

Warden Twinblades (rare)

Grave Warden Set  (rare)

Large Titanite Shard (often)

Titanite Chunk (very rare)


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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2021 03:40  

      Their blades drop some massive lore that explains the entire undead settlement and a bit about the hollow curse. It's linked to blood. Grave Wardens use their knives to bleed out the undead, because the less blood they have the harder it is to reanimate. That's why the undead settlement guys carry those sharp machetes and pots of organs, they're also trying to bleed out the undead to stop them endlessly respawning. The Ringed City is concerned with blood as well, it is about Gael's quest to find the dried up blood of the pygmies and consume it to recreate the dark soul.

      • Anonymous

        07 May 2021 09:03  

        I'll never understand how that fat cow swings that 600 pound slab of steel continuously with no stamina loss whatsoever. So damn realistic right? And people complain about Grave warden being unrealistic. wow.

        • Anonymous

          06 May 2021 12:27  

          Stop bragging about the poise. DS universe is not entirely scientific so doesn't matter whether they wear loose rags or Shiny armour. These are the only enemies that i'm afraid of and its good to have a bit of challenge.

          • 23 Mar 2021 23:07  

            the thing i hate about these ****os aside from infinite poise and stamina and everything is that the first cathedral of the deep one you see has a **** ton of reanimated corpses around him and you lock onto them instead of the grave warden
            what the ****

            • Anonymous

              24 Nov 2020 13:35  

              "Miyazaki sir, how can we increase challenge for players late game?"
              M: *sips tea* "yeah, just make them NEVER STAGGER."
              "But sir, these are rotting hollows wearing rags! And they'll have more poise than Cathedral knights?!"
              M: "Did I stutter?"

              • Anonymous

                17 Jun 2020 08:18  

                my only complaint against the Untended Graves version of these guys is that they can poise through a heavy combo DESPITE WEARING FUKING RAGS. I mean why the ***** can I stun lock the knights before Prince Lothric but not these bone bags*****ty game design.

                • 20 May 2020 04:58  

                  In the concept art, this guys seem to have dark arms growing out of their backs, although they don't have them on the game. Maybe that should go on the trivia section.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Apr 2020 14:18  

                    Their duty is literally to prevent undead emerging from their grave. I don't know about you all, but if you ask me I think they may have missed a couple. Maybe a couple hundred. I don't think they're doing their job very well. Sure are good at killing me though!

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Dec 2019 21:31  

                      very rare my ass, i got 3 chunks in a row from killing these guys with only 7 luck. i managed to farm over 45 chunks in over 10 minutes with these guys. literally every 2 times i kill them i pretty much get a chunk guarenteed

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Nov 2019 17:58  

                        It should be noted that the Grave Wardens in the Untended Graves also have a fire attack. They slam their blades together to create a fire trail that comes at you. It happened to me in NG+2 and I've never seen them do that before.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Aug 2019 15:01  

                          working on a grave warden cosplay playthrough, does anyone have any tips on how to wear a set of rags, use curved swords and still get functional poise? :)

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Jun 2018 02:35  

                            Black Knights have very high poise. Given their sturdy and weighty armor, this makes sense.

                            But why the actual fuck do these guys have just as much?

                            • Anonymous

                              16 May 2018 15:15  

                              So I guess that they can, like the crabs, attack us when invading but we cannot attack them (!) is TOTALY not an important info here? Okay...

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Apr 2018 16:54  

                                Hey, i want their belades, but its easier to take the the t. Chunk. Ps i use the gold coin for increase the luck.

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