Grave Warden

Enemy Type Hollow
Weakness Poison/Toxic
Resistances None
Immune None

Grave Wardens are an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Grave Warden Background

Grave Wardens are found in the game's beginning area, being the Cemetery of Ash, and therefore are rather weak. They wear dark blue gowns and hooded cloaks, appearing sluggish and seemingly disinterested in their surroundings. They come in different variants, such as ones wielding light crossbows armed with exploding bolts, others wielding broken straight swords, shortswords and even spears.


Some Grave Wardens appear docile and will seem listless. They either sit down or lean against the mountainous walls adorning the graveyards and the arena. However, they will still attack the player once he/she is in their proximity, and therefore should be engaged nonetheless.


Grave Warden Combat Information


  • Grave Wardens wielding weapons such as spears or swords will promptly attack the player with the weapon's basic moveset. For instance, those armed with a shortsword will slash or lunge at the player, while light crossbow enemies will simply fire bolts.  Their attacks and behavior are identical to many of the enemies found in the next area, but they usually have lower health and defences, making them a good warm-up for the High Wall of Lothric.
  • Grave Wardens are affected by the Rapport pyromancy.


Grave Warden Notes & Trivia


Grave Warden Variations & Locations

Location Drops
Cemetery of Ash (broken sword, crossbow) 59 20 Cleric's Sacred Chime, Fading Soul
Cemetery of Ash (straight sword, spear) 88 20 Cleric's Sacred Chime, Fading Soul


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    • Anonymous

      29 Apr 2020 19:15  

      The one on the side of the cliff that most people usually kick off, has a rare attack to throw a dud firebomb at you, or a rock of some sort with black sludge effect coming off it. I dont know why this one in particular, ir why it has such a hard tome attacking you, but its something to see for yourself when you get the chance.

      • Anonymous

        22 Jul 2018 10:22  

        One threw something at me, like a firebomb, but no fire and I don't think it did damage-- it reminded me of an oil urn from Bloodborne.

        • Anonymous

          16 Dec 2017 07:00  

          The dudes with the spears have a round shield, except it looks different from the one you buy from Greirat. A piece is missing and it looks more worn. Is it possible to get it that shield?

          • Anonymous

            31 Dec 2016 03:07  

            Actually, the first "Grave Wardens" before the first bonefire, those who are around the big crystal lizard, give 24 souls. Those after the first bonefire give 20 souls. I don't know why. Not that it makes a big difference.

            • Anonymous

              30 Oct 2016 12:42  

              They seem like the previous undead hollow firekeepers judging by the ones in the coffin room and "grave warden" wear the same robe.

              • Anonymous

                1 on cliff14 May 2016 17:25  

                If you manage to get the one on the cliff by firelink interested in you, it will just follow you around almost never attacking. I wonder if it can be lured to a certain spot like the pig.

                • Anonymous

                  Page need to be edited and the name 'Grave Warden' removed.10 May 2016 06:00  

                  These are not grave wardens. I do not know why Pvt_Booger decided to randomly call them such. There is already an enemy type who's confirmed name is grave warden. This page need to be seriously edited.

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