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 the game.

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

      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.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                What a lazy, bs boss. Re-skinned Vordt with more stamina and speed. Biggest challenge is fighting the camera to see what’s happening as the charges kick up snow and frost damage.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Is there some extreme weakness to fire that would cause the greatwolf to instantly die if hit right with pyromancy that isn't described here? I aggroed him for the first solo fight in NG+, and when I hit him in the face with a great chaos fire orb he poise broke right away. After following-up with a second one, his HP bar completely depleted and he died. Granted I was playing a SL 150 40 int/40 fth pyro build and that pyromancy is very strong, but I didn't expect to two-shot this miniboss that's given me a fair amount of trouble in the past.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Second encounter with the Greatwolf is incredibly easy to cheese, just run behind the tower where the captain's ashes are, the little wolves will all throw themselves into the pit and the Greatwolf will just stare at you without doing much so you can fling arrows or spell at him/her (xer ? lol)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I can see why some might have a little issue with this boss, but personally I'd just juke the Champ till the fodder wolves were gone, then wait for him to have his shield up so I could poise break into a riposte. This usually had him dead so I could attempt the wolf, and even that only took one or two attempts to beat.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Ok on my first playthrough this guy was a piece of cake (playing Fugs strength build), so when I did my Pyro only run through Ariendel, I didn't expect much, but this guy was harder than F**cking Friede. WHO LETS BOSSES HAVE I-FRAMES :(

                                                                        So pretty much, the strategy i found for pyros is to first take out all the wolves around gravetender and then RUN AWAY while staring him down. Wait until he does his running attack so he cant roll and attack him (only about once, DONT GET GREEDY) once he summons the wolf, lay into him because he will be too busy casting to roll. The Wolf was easy enough at that point but really just don't get greedy and you'll be ok

                                                                        (Btw I found iron flesh wasnt very good because you need to bait him into the running attack)

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Here is a pyromancer or magic boi guide to beating this boss. Kill the annoying wolves first bait them don’t charge at them you bloody moron next skip ****ING walk backwards while staring intensity into the Gravetender eyes lustfully if he starts to do his charge into lunge stab ****ING calmly walk to his sword hand then back stab him IDC WHAT WEAPON YOU USE JUST BACK STAB THEN WAIL HIS ASS RINSE AND REPEAT until the wolf howl then charge at him and keep wailing then back off don’t use magic against him he can block and roll away from it now use EVERY MAGIC BULL**** SPELL YOU HAVE ON THE WOLF! WHY!? BECAUSE THAT ****ER CAN HIT HARD AND IS A BIG ASS TARGET DONT HOLD BACK BECAUSE OF A HOWL THAT HOWL MEANS MORE CHAOS BED TO HIS ****ING FACE MEANJNGN MORE DAMAGE TO HIM RISNE AND REPEAT UNTIL THAT WOLF DIES I RECOMMEND a lot most of your ashen to healing since they both hit hard against pyro and magic bois unless your a tank then **** it now when the wolf dies risne and repeat step 1 on grave boi then he will follow his stupid ass dog and boom easy bonfire

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I had havel's full armor, the lothric greatsword Upgraded to the max with lightning gem. I quickly took out the small wolves. Took out the gravetender dude by continuously attacking as he summoned the wolf; killed him shortly after he summoned the wolf before they had the chance to to do a duet. Turned myself to rock with havel's shield, and that made it so the quick moves of the wolf didn't matter anymore. And was like why did i think this was hard lol.

                                                                            Thought I forgot something

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I had havel's full armor, the lothric greatsword Upgraded to the max with lightning gem. Took out the gravetender dude by continuously attacking as he summoned the wolf; killed him shortly after he summoned the wolf before they had the chance to to do a duet. Turned myself to rock with havel's shield, and that made it so the quick moves of the wolf didn't matter anymore. And was like why did i think this was hard lol.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I had extremely mixed feelings about this boss. Turbo Wolf was honestly a really fun boss for me and reminds me of Sif in the best ways. However, Champion Pantless might be one of my least favorite NPC fights, of course largely because of him being paired up gank style. Very very quickly, he became an irritation that I was desperately trying to get out the way so I could have fun with the Turbo Wolf boss fight. Even when I started trying to mid-battle plan out taking him down very fast at half health, the addition of Turbo Wolf and Champion Pantless suddenly backing off and using magic killed me over and over again.

                                                                                When I found myself ganged up on by a large pack of small wolfs or several Farron Followers in the snow field, that felt fast paced and panic-inducing, but honestly lots of fun. Like my skills were really being put to the test. Just one small wolf and Champion Pantless at the beginning felt extremely cheap for some reason. Ornstein and Smough was amazing. The Four Kings was exhilarating. Sif was memorable, and Turbo Wolf was tons of fun. Champion Pantless felt cheeaaap even without any backup.

                                                                                I feel extremely torn, because after finally beating this paired boss, I didn't feel victorious and elation that I normally do after a fun boss battle, like I feel I should have after Turbo Wolf. I don't even feel relief. I still feel angry that Champion Pantless had to constantly ruin a really fun boss. I feel like the good memory of finally getting to fight Turbo Wolf will always be tainted by a try-hard ganker in NPC form.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Both the Gravetender and the wolf can be bled.

                                                                                  Plan a step ahead and you can bleed the gravetender right after he calls the wolf to help finish him off quickly.

                                                                                  You can get under the wolf and spam some attacks to bleed it...

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Since there is no sorcerer guide I will say a few words.
                                                                                    I cleared the wolves fast using soul greatsword and pretty much the gravetender himself. After he summons the wolf he gets less aggresive so you have a small window to finish him off fast. Then the 1v1 with the wolf should be a matter of learning its moveset, timing your dodges well and hitting him with GHSA. That's how I beat him at least.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      i just fight him, riposted him 3 times after guard breaks and i only actually did damage to him in one of them. Is this a known bug?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Does anyone else feel like the gravetender is a reference to the absurd fashion many PvP tryhards use in DS1/DSR?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          2 handing a Carthus buffed Harald Curved Greatsword made this a single try cheese fight. Smashed Gravetender before the wolf arrived.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Tbh the guy is not hard it sorta thought me to parry since ima mage on my first game and i want to beat this weirdo in his own game. Ounce i figure how to parry ive beat him shortly.The only thing that make this fight a little difficult are the stupid wolves. Other than that easy fight. Only took me less then ten trys solo

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Im able to kill the Gravetender even before the Greatwolf shows up.
                                                                                              But his dashing cyclone attack tends to be my biggest problem. Even if I use the pillars its not always easy to find the right opening to attack since he seems to spam it so much.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                It's actually an OK fight, 6/10 or maybe a 7.5 at most. People hate this boss because their expectations were too big.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I wanted to do a cosplay of this guy, but they didn't add the correct spells that he casts at you, if someone knows EXACTLY the spells, I would be really thankful.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    me; Miyazaki can we fight Artorias and Sif?
                                                                                                    Miyazaki: We have Artorias and Sif at home
                                                                                                    Artorias and Sif at home:

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