Giant of the Undead Settlement

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General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 Undead Settlement tower Hawk ring

Giant of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

 

Giant of the Undead Settlement Information

  • Will help or attack the player by firing arrows into areas where there are White Birches.
  • Can be killed. 
  • Friendship with him persists into New Game Plus, or as long as you have his peace offering or the burial gift branch in your possession.
  • Once he is friendly, his arrows will not damage the player.

Location

  • Top of the tower in the Undead Settlement
  • The tower has two elevators. One that goes middle-bottom and one that goes middle-top. If you are at the middle level, and the wrong elevator is there, simply activate it and roll off. Then you can wait for the other elevator to arrive.  
  • See This Map for location.

Befriending the Giant

If you choose the White Birch Branch as your burial gift the giant will automatically be friendly and there is no need to speak to him at all.

Otherwise, find him and quickly speak to him, choosing "Make Peace", so will give you a token of friendship. This is a unique White Birch Branch that does not stack with the others, and includes the phrase "Good friend, no hit" in the item description. The way he tells you apart from other hollows is by seeing the text carved on the branch, which is why you should keep the branch in your inventory instead of using it. If you use this branch, he will be hostile again, and you will need to make peace with him again.

Alternatively, if the player collects the 6 Young White Branches, 2 beside each white birch, as well as the Saint-Tree Bellvine, the Crown of Dusk and the Undead Bone Shard lying around the first birch tree, the giant will inexplicably be found dead when you visit him (all the items leading to his death have an "examine" prompt for pick up, instead of the normal "pillage").

It is possible for the Giant to be bugged and attack you even if you have the correct branch in your inventory. If you chose the White Birch Branch as your burial gift and put it into your bonfire storage box while outside of the Undead Settlement, the Giant will not recognize your friendship. However, more importantly, removing the special branch from your storage box while in the Undead Settlement will not gain you recognition from the Giant as intended. His arrows will damage you and he will continue to target you. (We can assume this would also be the case for the Giant's gifted branch as well, although this has not been tested.) In order to fix this bug, you must exit the Undead Settlement (teleporting to the Firelink Shrine works fine here) and return to the Undead Settlement with the special White Birch Branch already in your inventory. This has been tested and confirmed as of May 11, 2020.

Drops

  • Souls: NG (1000), NG+ (5000), NG++ (5500), NG+3 (5625), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Hawk Ring

Dialogue

  • First encounter dialogue
    • "Who are you?"
      "I help anytime."

Trivia

  • Despite some community theories, it is very unlikely to be Hawkeye Gough from the first Dark Souls as you meet Hawkeye Gough far in the past and this giant exists far into the future. But time in the Dark Souls universe is convoluted, so it is not entirely impossible, especially since Andre the Blacksmith has survived into Dark Souls 3.
  • The greatbow and the great arrows he uses are very similar in design to Hawkeye Gough's very own greatbow and great arrows from Dark Souls 1.
  • Or alternately it could be that he is a reincarnation of Hawkeye Gough as it seems to be a heavy theme in Dark Souls 3, he could even be a descendant of Gough.
  • Turning him hostile will prevent his death when all his items are looted. This will also void his friendship, and you will again be targeted near the white birches even while having his friendship branch.
  • He also attacks Dark Spirits regardless of whether they have the branches in their inventory or not.
  • He won't attack the Dark Spirits if they are wearing the Untrue White Ring
  • The giant is actually two character models. One unarmed model that you can talk to, and one armed with a bow who can only be seen a distance away from the tower. But if you look at him from near the cliff in the area you help Siegward fight the Chaos Demon, both models can be seen overlapping each other.

 

 
NPCs
Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Black Hand Kamui  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor



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    • Anonymous

      I have bad news. The giant is found likely dead after you defeat Abyss Watchers, Yhorm, and Aldritch.
      I am not sure why this isn't in the wiki, but as a side note, I have killed Old Demon King, Nameless King, Dancer, Oceiros, and Champion Gundyr, so maybe one of those is the actual reason he is found dead.

      • Anonymous

        OK everyone I figured out how. There are 3 white birch trees:
        - undead settlement
        - cathedral of the deep
        - farron keep

        In each of these areas you need to get all the tree branches AND the undead bone shards. The undead bone shard in the farron keep is near the keep ruins bonfire (the room full of slugs)

        I did get the bell vine tree chime and Dusk of crown but can't confirm they're needed but I 100% confirm that all the undead shards needed because the one near keep ruins bonfire was the last step and it worked.

        • Anonymous

          the giant will die when you get 6 branches, you dont need to loot anything else, I tried to keep him alive by skipping the item pickups, but it was unsuccessful. the giant died upon the 6th branch being collected

          • Anonymous

            After killing Aldrich I came back to Curse-Rotted Greatwood boss area to continue with Sirris quest. I noticed that now arrows were comming from the tower so I decided to climb it and look for my friend the giant. He was death, and I didn't kill him. I'm not sure which part of my run cause it, maybe beacuse I kill Aldrich before Yorn, or because I doing the run for the Usurpation of fire (I have alredy performed the wedding ceremony).

            • Anonymous

              does this guy shoot arrows into farron keep as well? when i went to go kill the crab in farron keep he shot arrows when i went towards the white birch even though he was already dead...

              • Anonymous

                I was like why the hell is that ******* firing arrows at me, and now I realize why I had a single birch branch in my inventory that didn't stack with the rest for the entire game.

                • The Saint-Tree Bellvine is not necessary for the giant to die. I did, however, collect all the other items, so I'll make another character real quick and test the conditions.

                  • Anonymous

                    His audio for "Who are you" and "I help any time" seems to be the same as the Giant Blacksmith from DS1 when he says those lines.

                    • Anonymous

                      i wonder if this guy is related to Gough? i dont think he IS Gough because Gough was stuck in a prison cell 2000 years before this giant showed up, but he DOES have goughs bow, arrows, and his ring so maybe he is a friend of Gough like the giant blacksmith was?

                      • Anonymous

                        "Turning him hostile will prevent his death when all his items are looted"

                        A small price to pay for salvation

                        • Anonymous

                          Just for some clarifcation, you have to collect ALL the items lying around each of the 3 Birch Trees; I missed the Crestfallen Knight's Soul at the Farron Keep and he was still alive until I collected it.

                          • Anonymous

                            The Gough point in the trivia.. There's no way this dude is as formidable as Gough. Plus Gough's speech is very good.

                            • Anonymous

                              i was like making a peace offer with him and then i went near a white branch tree and then he just shot me for no reason.


                              peace was never an option.

                              • Anonymous

                                I saw him in the distance and thought "Yeah I want to go talk to that guy" then proceeded to go over there. Cheesed the Demon with Siegward afterwards pretty rad giant.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I have never been able to complete his quest line and let him die peacefully. I should have all of his items as I found the trees in Undead Settlement, Cathedral of the Deep, and Farron Swamp as well as the other three items described. Am I missing something?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i talked to him, got the birch, but i forgot to talk to Siegward and kill the demon with him, and so i went to farron keep, but he wasn't shooting the great crab, so i had to kill it myself, but when i went back to the tower, HE WAS DEAD, like, not his ring on the floor, HIS CORPSE WAS THERE AND EVERYTHING, i tried looking this up online youtube google and here but there dosen't seem to be anything on that,

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I think Gough went hollow that’s why he attacks you before you befriend him and then he dies after he helps you loot all three white birch tree areas in DS3 a lot of characters in Dark Souls 3 die after fulfilling their last wishes for example Sirris Seigward and Eygon

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I collected all the items unknowingly, only to see that he is no longer shooting arrows and later finding him dead. I'm sad.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          First off, that "it can't be Gough because time passed" bit needs taken off, the wiki is for facts not opinions, you can't just disagree with a theory you saw in the comments section and post your disagreement on the page like it's fact... if you'd played any of these games you'd know that time never was a factor in deciding things in these games. Just look at Gale, Patches, the giant trees, Alva and Zullie, etc. Time being convoluted is literally a part of the game lore, like, mentioned by npcs and everything. To the point that you can help Anri kill Aldrich before you even see him. Even putting aside time being convoluted, longevity is very much a thing in this series, things tend to last awhile. Anyways, It'd have to be Gough's descendant since Gough didn't look like that... unless he's naked, but wasn't Gough... bigger? The bow is proof he's at least a descendant though.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm sorry but that just HAS to be Gough or at the very least, his descendant. I find it weird that he says "I help anytime" the same exact way the giant blacksmith in DS1 Anor Londo says it, being as though said blacksmith is confirmed dead in Anor Londo of DS3. I mean c'mon, the bow he has is a dead ringer for Gough, AND the fact that he drops the hawk ring (which was by the GB in DS1 for some reason) is Goughs ring. The lore in these games is so deep and confusing and I f**king love it.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Gough is actually dead. This is confirmed by Andre when given the Giant's Coal. Implying the dead giant found in Anor Londo is Gough. Idk if people skip dialogue or have forgotten, but yeah.

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                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Not sure if this trivia works here but, from the tower the giant is on you can see all areas you reach in game except for the dlc. Ex, the cathedral of the deep, farron swap are, and londor

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    if you invade someone else’s world, and he starts firing at you, he may continue to fire at you after you exit the target range. Also, I’m not sure if the arrows damage the befriended host, but the aoe explosion of the ground doesn’t.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      After getting his branch, he won't aim at you, but his arrows can still hurt you and knock you down. This has happened to me a handful of times. Rare? Perhaps. But certainly not impossible.

                                                      Could be a bug since some people aren't experiencing it, or could just be that those people are lucky and the arrows are landing close, but are still valid misses.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        this article is wrong even if yo befriend the giant his arrows can still hit you he just doesnt shoot you anymore

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I accidentally attacked him so now i cant befriend him anymore, he'll just attck me everytime i go up in the tower

                                                          • Anonymous

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                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Why are you worried about leaving him alive? You need to kill him for a ring, and if you don't kill him he ends up tagging you with the spears again in another area when you progress. Once you are done in that area just kill him before you move on. And don't forget to find the secret area off of that elevator that leads to a fire demon that you fight with Seigward. There are some other noteworthy items there to grab as well.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I aggro'ed him by hitting him 3 times in the leg to see what would happen. He got mad and I ran for my life. This was at level 32. Went to Velka found out had to farm 32000 souls to be forgiven. Leveled up 3 times then went back got the extra amount of souls to 35000 thousand and Velka forgave my sins. So why does the Giant still hate me? I haven't used his gift. I even threw down an "I'm Sorry" Carving. Please help.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Don't worry, unnamed friendly giant of the undead settlement, the hawkeye ring will be put to good use in my hands. And by good use, I mean sniping people off cliffs from a long distance with my greatbow :D

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    OK EVERYONE I FOUND HOW TO MAKE GIANT STAYING ALIVE

                                                                    This is what happened : I have several runs for this game, but sometimes when I finished the dragon slayer armour and come back to loot Eygon's weapon and shield and Hawk ring at the same time, Giant is still alive.

                                                                    And then I go to three trees' locations to check if I miss something, but no.
                                                                    All trees are not glowing anymore and in my storage, 7 young white branch, Saint-tree bellvine, Crow of Dusk. I got all of them.
                                                                    But here is the thing : I put Crow of Dusk into BONFIRE STORAGE BOX, when I take it out and revisit Giant, he is pass away.
                                                                    So I figure out how to make our Giant buddy not dead

                                                                    1) Get 3 branches at Undead Settlement
                                                                    2) Finish all Undead Settlement event (Meet Hodrick and Onion bro, Save Irina and Cornyx, then defeat Cursed tree), make sure you won't come back for
                                                                    something unfinished
                                                                    3) Get 2 branches & Crown of Dusk
                                                                    4) Put Crown of Dusk into bonfire storage box
                                                                    5) Get 2 branches & Saint-tree Bellvine at Cathedral of the Deep
                                                                    6) When you come back to Undead Settlement, Giant should staying alive
                                                                    PS) After step 2 ,I didn't go back to Undead Settlement until finished Aldrich (go back for Sirris's storyline)

                                                                    I thought the important part is don't visit Undead Settlement with all "cause Giant dead" items carried on player

                                                                    If you want to put down Giant buddy without fighting him, just revisit him with all require item (7YWB/CTBV/CoD)

                                                                    I didn't actually test this method specially, but I'm pretty sure because I have already encounter this situation several times, so if there are some other conditions, please let me know

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      i was very sad he died. i came back to check on him and he was dead. he shot the tree looking giants for me in farrons deep. i had no estus so was good to know someone was out there to cover me.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        None of these Giants are Gough. Oolacile was swallowed, Gough is long gone.

                                                                        This is just yet another fanservice that the community keeps extending to dumb theories. Gough is gone, only remnants of the old royal family remain.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Personally, I think that Gough is the giant imprisoned in Irithyll dungeon. However, when we meet him, he's been imprisoned for so long that he's lost his mind. I think the size is about right.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Trigger for death might be incomplete. The only item around the trees I had left was the Undead Bone Shard, and the giant was still alive and kicking. Picking it up caused his sudden death.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              are there any way to revive him ? because i thought he was hostile and i attacked him as soon as i see him.

                                                                              • so i start game with Young White Branch as burial gift, collect all 7 Young White Branches, the Saint-Tree Bellvine and the Crown of Dusk, but giant is still alivewhere could be a problem?

                                                                                • so i being the genius i am stored the branch i received from the giant he started shooting again and i thought i never went to him so i talked again and realized if you put the branch in storage he doesn't recognize you an every time he will give you a new brach every time you talk to him i've gotten 3 so far doing this to check

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The first time I selected the talk option in Dark Souls one on the giant blacksmith, he said "I help anytime" at the end.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      It appears to be the same bow that Gough wields, and if you look at his helmet it appears to be broken apart except for the eyes/top half appear to be stuck to his head.He also drops Gough's ring, and gives you an item that was originally from Oolacile

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        "Once he is friendly, his arrows will not damage the player."This is false. He will not aim at you when he is friendly, but his arrows can still hurt you (i.e. if you are standing next to the enemy he fires at).

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