Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf

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General Info
hp souls bonfire indent 24x
Gravetender: 2791
Greatwolf: 4193
60000 Painted World of Ariandel
Drops Valorheart
Champion's Bones
Defenses
Weak strike indent Strike (Greatwolf)
fire indent Fire (Greatwolf)
All Status Effects
Resistant slash indent Slash (Greatwolf)
frost indent Frostbite (Greatwolf)
Immune None

Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf is a Boss in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. This Dark Souls 3 Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Guide features locations, strategies and videos on how to defeat Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf easily, as well as tips, weaknesses, trivia and lore notes for the Gravetender & Greatwolf boss.

When encountered, the Champion's Greavetender is found with three wolves next to a tombstone. They are clad in armor and wield a sword and shield, with a moveset not dissimilar to regular enemies. After being brought down to a certain health threshold, they summon the Gravetender Greatwolf, a wolf significantly larger than the other three.

While not being too difficult of a boss fight, players may get overwhlemed trying to manage both bosses at the same time, so it is recommended to burn down the Champion's Gravetender as soon as possible. There are no NPC summons available for this fight. As long as the fight is not triggered, player phantoms can't enter the boss fight arena. This boss is optional and not required to progress DLC.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that drop Boss Souls capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, and Items for the player.

 

Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Location

Where to find Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf in Dark Souls 3?

 

Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Drops

What do you get from defeating Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf in Dark Souls 3?

  • Souls: NG (60,000) | NG+ (120,000) | NG++ (132,000) | NG+3 (135,000) | NG+4 (144,000) | NG+5 (147,000) | NG+6 (150,000) | NG+7 (153,000)
  • Co-Op Souls: NG (30,000)
  • Valorheart
  • Champion's Bones: Key item to access the Undead Match at Hollow Arena

 

Champion's Gravetender Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting Champion's Gravetender in Dark Souls 3?

Gravetender Greatwolf Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting Gravetender Greatwolf in Dark Souls 3?

 

Champion's Gravetender Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 2,791 2,794 3,074 3,213 3,353 3,632 3,772 3,912
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 42% 39% 44% 41% 43% 39% 39% 43%

Gravetender Greatwolf Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 4,193 4,197 4,617 4,827 5,037 5,457 5,666 5,876
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 5% 10% 2% -2% 5% -16% 7% 7%

 

Dark Souls 3 Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Boss Guide & Strategies

DS3 Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Video Strategy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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DS3 Gravetender & Greatwolf Attacks

Champion's Gravetender Attacks

First phase
Valorheart Special Attack - Sword Gravetender uses Valorheart weapon art - swift sword attack. Can be avoided with ease.
Rush Attack If player is at medium distance, Gravetender starts to run, which may end with a swift and medium damage dealing attack. Can be avoided or blocked, but not broken.
Block Gravetender uses his shield to block player's attack. 
Valorheart Special Attack - Shield If Gravetender is blocking, he can perform a roar attack with his shield. Doesn't deal much damage, but drains a lot of stamina.
Critical Strike If player is stunned, Gravetender approaches and performs a critical strike. 
Magic attack After Greatwolf appears, Gravetender sometimes switches to a staff and casts either Homing Arrow or Snap Freeze.

Champion's Greatwolf Attacks

  First phase
Rush  Greatwolf rushes 1/2/3 times, dealing high psychical damage. Attack is telegraphed by white snow appearing around Greatwolf, though it can be avoided. Can be blocked.
Ground Head Rush Attack  Greatwolf lower his head, then swiftly rushes towards player causing massive physical damage. 
 Head sweep  Greatwolf sweeps his head 2/3 times, causing physical damage.
Swift rush + Frozen breath (second phase) Greatwolf rushes through the arena 2 times, then stops and breathes in player's direction causes massive frost damage. 

How to fight and beat Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf

Strategy 1 (Melee)

This boss is an NPC sized character that wields Valorheart. In the first phase, he will be accompanied by a pack of small wolves. He can be taken on fairly straight up. Once the pesky wolves have been dispatched, his health bar gets depleted rather quickly. Be mindful of his weapon's guardbreaking and combo moveset, and try not to over rely on your shield. Dodge effectively, reading his patterns and attack when he presents an opening.

When he reaches half health, his partner, Gravetender Greatwolf will arrive, who is a much larger wolf with a deadly moveset. The wolf is fast and has a powerful forward rush that will launch you into the air with devastating damage, using the central pillar is helpful in staying clear of its attacks. It can also breathe frost that will affect you even if you are using the central pillar for cover. The key to handle the wolf is to stay to its side, avoiding its slash attacks, and recognizing when it is charging up its dash attack, giving you time to effectively dodge to the side of it. Try to take out the Champions Gravetender first and it will make the fight with his partner much easier.

To be taken in conjunction with everything else, below is a playbook of how to beat this fight with at least three Estus left, as it was field-proven by this contributor.

  1. Champion Gravetender summons his big Greatwolf at half health. Play the first phase as safe as you can, being very evasive, killing the wolves first. To get the wolves easy, bait the nearest wolf, which is sleeping to Gravetender's right shoulder. Next, go around the right of the whole batch of pillars and there will likely be another wolf. It is not 100% essential to use these vectors, but they help. 
  2. Kill Gravetender second. Don't interrupt his combos, punish and go for openings only.
  3. If Gravetender is still alive when he calls his Greatwolf, separate them, but don't bring the wolf's health down, because he will buff into a red-eyed variant. Kill Gravetender by punishing his soul-spear magic combo and when he's open or recovering, and absolutely do not stay in the line of attack with the wolf. 
  4. Kill the wolf. Basically, it's the Sif strategy of simple dodge rolling and hitting the legs from the sides and inside while in first stage, you can punish his frost by rolling inside the lines of spray, and hitting him. More than two hits for a punishment is dangerous.
  5. The giant wolf can do a dashing cyclone attack up to four times in rapid succession. In his first phase (before he buffs), he is likely to do it three times.
  6. If you have too much heat on you, use the pillars and such to buffer yourself, and conserve your stamina. Don't panic roll or spam panic swings, or you will get hit. None of the enemies heal, so use that to your advantage to keep your punishments as short as possible. 

 

Strategy 2 (Melee, Bleed build, Solo)

Equipment: Carthus Rouge, Carthus Curved Sword +10 (or any non-large weapon that causes bleed damage) wielded in two hands, Medium armor set.

After entering the area with the fight, use Carthus Rouge on the sword and approach the high building. When Gravetender rises, go back a little, as he will walk slowly, which can be used to eliminate 3 nearby wolves (with them, the fight is much harder). When Gravetender is alone, re-use Carthus Rouge and attack him in the moments in which he can be harmed with ease, f.e. after his rush attack. When his health is lowered to about 1/2, he uses (not always thought) the "By my sword" gesture, and Greatwolf will appear on the battlefield (in the middle of the arena). Do not hesitate to eliminate wounded Gravetender and re-use Carthus Rouge. After doing so - lock on to Greawolf (let you avoid his rush attacks more easily) and stick to him. During activating second phase (red eye and "roar") you can still attack him - bleed damage will kill him easily.

 

Strategy 3 (Pyromancy, Solo)

Spell: Chaos Bed Vestige with Pyromancy Hand +10. In addition Chaos Battle Axe.
Rings: Boosting Fire Damage + Dusk Crown Ring
Set: Fire Keeper

Slowly approach the place with Gravetender and 3 wolves and back up a little, then cast CBV a few times to eliminate them (they are vulnerable to fire, so even non-direct hit will cause massive damage). Gravetender alone is an easy target, but his rush can deal a lot of damage (spells can't break this attack) and he can avoid them. If Greatwolf approaches, do not look on him and eliminate wounded Gravetender. Greatwolf is vulnerable to fire - so CBV can easily deal even 600-700 damage per hit, but be careful with his attacks, as most of them can be fatal. However, HP base (especially if you won 2 encounters with him and regular wolfs) is low, so few a CBVs will kill him without any problem.

 

Strategy 4 (Cheese using bow+Toxic Mist)

Equip Black Bow of Pharis and feather arrows (I tested it with Hawk Ring also) or greatbow. Stand next to the future fog gate, but DON'T enter the arena. Shoot the arrow to the first visible wolf. If it gets hit, fight starts. Then shoot Toxic Mist through the gate. You'll see HP of three wolves going down, then you should also poison a Gravetender. Simply repeat few times if needed. Then you can safely enter the arena and fight only a Greatwolf.

If you want to cheese Greatwolf then you can trigger the fight only by getting on the ledge near the branches leading to Livid Pyromancer Dunnel, which is placed above bosses' arena. However, it is quite hard to achieve as you need to cut through  Birch Woman, climb up, cross the bridge, go through flies' room, then return by hitting the bridge, climbing down and cutting through enemies to reach the arena again.

As it requires lot of time and it's also harder than the fight itself it is more wise to just beat the Greatwolf in a normal way.

 

Gravetender & Greatwolf Lore Theories

It should be noted that the Champion's Gravetender was likely the Champion's page referenced in the description of Valorheart. He and the Gravetender Greatwolf are both referenced to have been extremely loyal to the Champion, so we can assume they are watching over the Champion's grave. Gravetender Greatwolf appears to have some history with the Farron Followers and The Abyss Watchers of Farron Keep. For more, an article about Wolf's Blood,  The Abyss Watchers and  Artorias.

Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf Trivia

  • The Greatwolf which appears before the fight can be encountered twice - at the entrance to the area with a tower with Millwood Knights and near this tower. If you kill Greatwolf without winning those encounters, you lost the chance to obtain loot (Large Titanite Shard x3 for one victory). During these encounters, he uses the moveset from the boss battle and is supported by a pack of wolfs.
  • In addition, if player wins those fights, Greatwolf's HP during the boss battle will be lowered by around 15%. This is a permanent effect.
  • Gravetender, in order to call Greatwolf, may use the gesture "By my sword".
  • Few of Greatwolf's abilities mirror Vordt of the Boreal Valley.
  • Bug (Very rare): Greatwolf, instead of fighting, circles around player without attacking him.

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      beat this on first try on first playthrough, those icy crabs are the real bosses of this area.praise exile great sword

      • Anonymous

        for all who say this boss is the worst duo, don't play Elden ring. Elden Ring: boss you have seen 20 times before. oh let's make it 2. DS3: one boss who is a decent npc with a cool move set and a copy paste wolf. elden ring has godrick. this has gael. ds3 better.

        • Anonymous

          At least it is the best NPC boss. it is also an awesome compared to NPC Halflight. not player though. :) and better than red wolf of Chadagon

          • Anonymous

            Thank God it’s an optional boss with forgettable loot.
            You like PVP? You like PVP with a meth-head camera? You like PVP with a meth-head camera and a lock-on system with a mind of its own? You like PVP with a meth-head camera and a lock-on system with a mind of its own and those charging reindeer from DSII? Only instead of a reindeer its this big deranged wolf whose whole raison d’etre is to bolt out of a blindspot and hit like a truck? You like that? You do? Well, I got good news…

            • Anonymous

              the targeting system in this fight is totally broken. I can have the gravetender dead center of my screen 6 feet away and try to target him, and the game will 180 me to look at the wolf on the other side of the arena. Multi enemy boss fights just dont work well in souls games

              • Anonymous

                They should just have ditched the dude entirely and done more with the wolf, and then the fight would have been very decent.
                Still, compared to shitty fights from previous dark souls games, it's really not that bad.

                • Anonymous

                  lightning storm works surprisingly well in this fight, normally the npc will just doge roll any spell you throw at him, but because of the lingering hitbox he will fail to roll it every time, also it kills the small wolves with its huge aoe, without even aiming at them, highly recommend.

                  • Anonymous

                    Wait what ppl had difficulty with this boss? Just use toxic mist bruh. One cast and the wolf is poisoned. Ez af boss

                    • Anonymous

                      Ok ok everybody's tilted about this boss, but would you really rather fight another red wolf of radagon over this, the greatwolf is actually fun to fight compared to that spell spamming side stepping piece of absolute trash

                      • Anonymous

                        ok am I the only one who thought this boss was super easy? You can even fight the wolf in a different part (not boss but the exact same enemy) at the start of the DLC

                        • Anonymous

                          Definitely an intense sprint of a bossfight once the big wolf comes out, only took about 5 bed vestiges to defeat and still took 5-6 tries, thankful for the those pillars to circle around and slow the fight down or it would be way harder

                          • Anonymous

                            Did a few tries of this boss before realizing there is a bonfire at the bottom near the boss and you dont have slash the bridge to drop down the roots from the chapel every time, could have saved some time and tediousness there for sure…

                            • Anonymous

                              Excellent boss, who doesn't love fighting a guy with a crappy gravetending shift who overslept and had to rush out the door in rags and forgot to put on bottomwear and shoes and fights with his grandma's antique dinky sword and bronze dinner-plate with Low-budget Sif as his battle-buddy

                              • Anonymous

                                This isn't Artorias and Sif. This is more like Royal Ray Authority plus an NPC. Even the moveset of the Greatwolf is similar to the giant "rat" in that boss fight.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Beat them solo 1st try, but I'm over-leveled. I used Demon's Greataxe +5 (the wolf is weak to fire), Yhorm's Greatshield +5, and the Undead Legion set. The Gravetender was easy compared to some other npc's. I had him down 2/3's before the wolf even had a chance to appear. The wolf is annoying, but use a pillar to block his physical attacks until you're ready. Eliminating the Gravetender early is what made it easy. Even with me being over-leveled, they would've been a pain to deal with together for an extended time. Way easier for me than Friede or the Dancer.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    next time someone says these games are hard but fair I can just point to this fight to win that argument

                                    • Anonymous

                                      First try did it... kill the hoomman and then Stick to the Walls of the grave once dogo did his turbo stuff give Him some hugs

                                      • Anonymous

                                        i beat him at SL30 with this setup:

                                        +3 heavy flamberge, offhand blessed +3 caestus, and a crystal +3 mailbreaker in second slot on right hand (does a lot of crit damage, more than fire infused Dagger).
                                        armor: outrider set (good physical and frost resist)
                                        rings: prisoner's chain, knightslayer ring, sun princess, steel protection
                                        I also used a charcoal pine resin once the gravetender died since the greatwolf is weak to fire.

                                        after two 2H R1 with the flamberge, his guard will break and you can crit him by swapping to the mailbreaker immediately for 400+ damage (flamberge only does 300 dmg or so on the riposte). then you can rollcatch him when he gets up. he's also fairly vulnerable to bleed, so whether he's guarding or not, he's in trouble. don't try to trade damage with him though unless you're sure he's going to stagger out of his attack. use the pillars to avoid the big wolf if you still need to finish him off when the wolf comes out.

                                        after 5 or so 2H R1 hits you can stagger and crit the big wolf. try to stay close to him when he's not dashing around, especially during phase two because you can walk to his side during his frost breath attack and whale on him. you can also hit him a few times safely while he phase transitions and he's just howling his head off. roll through his bite attacks to his side and swing on him. remember that before his second dash in that whirlwind dash chain, he repositions first, so don't try to roll right away. conserve your stamina when you can!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Vitality is literally the only stat that matters against this boss.

                                          Could have used an actually fun phase 2

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I do not understand why are people so tilted about this boss in the comments. Yes it's not the best ever experience but unless youre running an absolute glass cannon it shouldnt present any issues.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anyone defetaed greatwolf in the second encounter. I have finished dark souls 3 without leveling vitality once. This dlc seems to require a tank build, so now I have started to level vitality.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                this boss is not a duo boss for me anyone

                                                cuz i wipe out the gravetender with ease before the wolf can join the fight

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The OST: 10/10
                                                  The atmosphere: 10/10
                                                  The actual fight: 3/10

                                                  The symptoms are there. This boss has caught a case of Deacons Syndrome.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I couldn't see a reference to it by skimming the page so I'll ask here: anyone know why there's some sort of circular symbol next to his health bar in the fight and what it's meant to signify?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Dragonslayer's Greataxe, tank hits and use your L2.. got him on the first try, his hp was less than 10% when the dog even appeared. Honestly easiest boss in the game.

                                                      • Third fight with the Gravetender, this time as a pure Sorcerer, 60 Int using Court Sorcerer's Staff +10. This was actually easier this time around, with me needing three spells for the fight: Soul Greatsword, Great Soul Dregs, and Crystal Soul Spear.

                                                        Soul Greatsword is actually rather good against the small wolves at the start, they're able to catch the wolves at a good enough range, and even if they try to circle you as long as you're locked on Soul Greatsword will hit them. Great Soul Dregs meanwhile is what you spam against the Gravetender himself, as even when he tries to roll through it the amazing homing abilities of the projectile will hit him (a far cry from my Pyromancer where Chaos Bed Vestiges just whiffs past him). You can keep spamming this against him even when the wolf shows up, takes him down quick. Finally, Crystal Soul Spear is what you need for the big wolf in order to finish him off fast for big damage, since you'll want the projectile to hit quickly which Great Soul Dregs can't do. Took me 5 attempts, but it worked far easier than my Pyromancer was able to.

                                                        • So I was struggling with this boss as a Pyromancer, which was vexing considering my earlier Dex Thief playthrough (my first) managed to defeat them in only two tries. The difficulty lay in the fact that the Champion can just decide to nullify your skills by rolling through them, making it a waste of FP. and making it hard to kill him when his Wolf arrives.

                                                          I only hit upon the solution in sheer desperation: Sacred Flame. As long as you can time your first hit correctly and it connects (you'll have to begin casting when he's a bit far and rushing towards you, any closer and he'll interrupt you), you can basically stunlock the Champion through repeated Sacred Flame spam until he dies, and the best thing is that the Wolf can't do damage to you during the Sacred Flame animation, allowing you to kill the Champion with ease. From there it's only a matter of using Chaos Bed Vestige on the Wolf to kill him.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Second encounter of the Greatwolf outside of the boss arena : run behind the tower near, all the small wolves will fall to their death, the Greatwolf cannot reach you and you can just shoot him with arrows and tell him to screw himself with his gank squad

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I beat him at first try !!!! I don't even think i will win, just going to see the cutscene (wich wasn't). And i'm far far from a hardcore gamer WHAHAHAHAHA WOUHOUUUUU. Sorry for the useless post but hey i'm happy

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Gravetender was so annoying dodging my ghsa i decidedto Soul Stream him to death. He died before even summoning the wolf. When the wolf came he decided to not attack me, it’s supposed to be a rare bug, how did it happen?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  That's odd, I somehow got 81,000 souls on NG... Could it be the wolf? I kicked its arse two times before the bossfight at the millwood knight infested place.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Let's look at the grave tender for a sec...

                                                                    No pants, chain armor, ugly mask, small shield...

                                                                    Is he tending to the grave of ds1 pvp?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Some of y’all are complaining that they are just rip off Sif and Artorias. That’s kinda the point, once you beat Dark Souls most iconic duo you get refined PvP.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Chaos great club at 30 strength 30 intelligence and 30 faith makes this fight a little to easy. Poor wolf got slapped hard and the grave boy tries blocking so ends up very punished.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          One of the Worst bosses i have ever faced in my whole Life. Two glorified NPC's with nothing more than damage. Disgusting

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            trust me! black knight sword will wreck the champion's grave tender and the wolf so I recommend using this weapon when fighting them (used in ng+2 so in ng the black knight sword is still really good)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The camera on this fight is the worst in Dark Souls I've ever experienced. At first I thought it was just me but clearly many comments here express similar sentiments. It just randomly locks you off actors in the game for no real reason other than obviously being "bugged". It actually needs a patch because it's ****ing heinous.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I think the AI in this must be genius or broken, because using pyromancies one playthrough on him works well, but then the next time he's immune and uses this stabby move that breaks through the pyro. It's like he analyses your behavior to that detail.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I beat them in one try without an ember with the Astora gs and Black Knight shield. I highly recommend a ugs. The poise makes the little wolves easy and the range and stun make the champion easy. I beat the big wolf before the champion by just dodging around it, hitting once in the side, then continuing to dodge. The shield’s high stability helped when I screwed up a dodge or when the champion shot a spell. It really wasn’t hard and took like 15 minutes

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    People are exaggerating by comparing it to Sister Friede, but this boss is indeed annoying. My tip is to do your best to prevent it from becoming a gank and to use the boss arena to your favor. In the start, the small wolves will come at you one by one, before the champion reaches. They have a tendency to try to circle you, so stay in the narrowest part of the path and kill them one by one. Don't play footsies with the human gravetender, keep your shield up and counterclockwise circle strife him to chain backstabs. Try to finish him off before the big wolf comes down, or you are in for a bad time. With the big wolf in, you can stay behind the columns to heal or hide from his charge. But you will eventually have to leave to actually deal some damage to him.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Kind of a disappointing boss fight. The four on one is mildly irritating although not real hard, the two on one is a nuisance because if you don't take the Gravetender down very fast the wolf will kill you without with cheap shots from behind without any chance to heal. But then when you finally kill all the fodder and get down to a one on one with the doggo - the ice breath that shoots through the pillars...now that is just obnoxious.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This mf took me 2 hours to beat, it's quite easy to kill champion's gravetender cuz he can be parried, but the wolf? It's absolute bs, I always died to the wolf due to the speed and high damage, glad it can be stunned and riposted.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          An NPC, a gank fight AND an absolute struggle with the camera controls? OH BOY WHAT ISNT THERE TO LOVE ABOUT THIS "BOSS" FIGHT? Friede was fun, this is just ass.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Equip Farron Greatsword>Enter arena>Run straight to Champ and L1 him to death before his pet comes and destroys you

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Everything that deals with wolf in Dark Souls games has to be related to Artorias? Why not assume the champion is Artorias then?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This boss is so stupid that it comes close to the gank squad in the DS2 DLC. At least he has his wolf buddies that aren't copy pasted from the main game.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If you haven't, try dark hand against the champion gravetender. If you catch him in a regular blocking animation (not the weapon art), just unload your entire stamina bar into him. Even if he blocks, he will still take alot of damage. Rinse & repeat, it worked wonders on my level 37 pyro build but I doubt you even need to put any stats into pyro to get a good use out of it. After that, when he summons the wolf just kite them around the pillars, try to get rid of the gravetender first by unloading your whole bar but be mindful of the wolf. After this, I just unloaded all my fire orbs at the wolf. This strat made the boss alot less painful.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    So I always kill the Champion Gravetender first but I was messing around and killed the Wolf first this time. The Gravetender randomly got the effect of the Warcry buff you can normally get from Axes and Hammers. Is this like a "rage" thing that when you kill the wolf first, the Gravetender gets a bonus? Never saw that before.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Found that GCFO worked better for me than CBVs. It spreads out enough to get the wolves, and Gravetender will stand in the lava. Once the big wolf comes, he basically just stands there. Hit the wolf a couple of times in the face with GCFOs, then used Toxic Mist and ran around the pillar. Once he went red eye, I switched up to my shield and rolled around the pillar. Next thing I knew he was dead from the poison.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        This is a lazy boss fight. It can still be enjoyable and all of that good stuff but it’s part of an extra cost package which adds more insult to injury. The beginning is a standard uninteresting gank with an npc and basic mobs which transitions to a fight with a large wolf who’s about as difficult as Sif but that fights emotional twist at the end was enough to make it memorable and seen as that wouldn’t have worked with the gravetender wolf it doesn’t have anything going for it other than a decent moderately difficult fight. It’s just there, you go and defeat it then you move on and forget about it easily. On the other hand FS put an unmatched amount of effort into the fight with Friede and even if you end up disliking it it’s a fight you’ll never forget.

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