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

      24 Nov 2020 19:35  

      "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 14:18  

        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 10:58  

          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 20:18  

            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

              25 Dec 2019 03:31  

              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 22:58  

                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 21:01  

                  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 08:35  

                    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 21:15  

                      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 22:54  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Aug 2017 17:59  

                          One of the most unfair enemies in the game.
                          - Infinite stamina.
                          - High poise in spite of wearing rags and being slim.
                          - A bit erratic moveset.
                          - Frequently surrounded by other enemies (Cathedral).

                          For me this enemie enter in my top list of unfair enemies of Dark Souls 3 along with Lycanthropes, big skeletons of Carthus and the ghru leapers.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Jul 2017 10:16  

                            The claws found in Consumed King's Garden ruins them with the special attack and keep pressing L1 when inside.

                            • Anonymous

                              19 May 2017 06:05  

                              They have hyper armor on some of their attacks lmao. I swear FromSoftware does not know how to make enemies anymore. Might as well give every enemy DS1 poise and an ultra and let them swing it forever like a straight sword. Oh wait, we already have enemies like that in this game. They happen to be in the same area as these enemies. LUL

                              • Anonymous

                                15 May 2017 03:30  

                                These bastards can close gaps like a champ and dodge spells as smoothly as the pontiff boss himself. Couldn't get a single cast off without running miles away!

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 May 2017 20:42  

                                  These bastards can poise through a fully charged one-handed R2 from a Great Club. If that's not hyper armor, idk what is...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    30 Apr 2017 07:55  

                                    They're girls technically right? They have skirts, and were probably cute if they were to purge the hollowing. The Warden set gives your character a nice midriff too.

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