Hawkwood's Swordgrass is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3.

Hawkwood's Swordgrass


Blood-stained swordgrass of Hawkwood, deserter of the Undead Legion.

Traditionally, the Undead Legion of Farron sends the gravest of messages using swordgrass.

"Come to the mausoleum in Farron. Only one can take the path of ancient dragons."


Hawkwood's Swordgrass Usage



Hawkwood's Swordgrass Locations




  • 1 Hawkwood becomes unavailable as a summon after picking up this item.
  • 2 This item is NOT required to duel Hawkwood. It is simply to help the player locate him.
  • 3 While losing to Hawkwood will lose you the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone, it is not permanently lost. When you are victorious, Hawkwood will drop both Twinkling Dragon Stones.




  • Hawkwood was once a member of the Undead Legion of Abyss Watchers, who belong to the Watchdogs of Farron covenant. This is why he uses swordgrass to deliver this message to the player.


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    • Anonymous

      27 Nov 2020 15:36  

      This poor dude tends to be my punching bag, it's hilarious when I "test" something and he aggros then chases me all over Firelink (because I don't want to kill him) and then he has no idea what to do when I push him on one of the thrones, he's just stuck. xD

      • Anonymous

        16 Jul 2018 15:50  

        He's pretty easy to beat at low SL by toxicing him and just pelting him with undead hunter charms to prevent his estus.

        • Anonymous

          07 Aug 2017 21:18  

          Andre isn't giving me any dialogue. I got the dragon stones, switched to the watchedogs of farron covenant, quit and reloaded the game, and exited and returned to the shrine.

          • Anonymous

            25 Jul 2016 21:24  

            after i get the twinkeling stone, i go to the firelink shrine like im supposed to to talk with andre, i have the stone, and the old fart wont do the dialouge. what do i do? hawkwood isn't leaving and andre won't talk about hawkwood leaving.

            • Anonymous

              12 Jul 2016 19:38  

              I have the un-patched original ps4 version of this game and in ng+ hawkwoods duel invitation began early prior to even reaching prior to reaching arch-dragon peak. I checked with Andre after defeating Wolnir and the quest was initiated.It's likely because of my original playthroughs torso stone still being in my inventory during ng+. I'm not sure if this will cause him to become un-summonable later on in the game, although as far as I know he's only summonable in archdragon peak.

              • Anonymous

                04 Jun 2016 09:18  

                Is this quest line bugged? I had the twinkling torso stone but nothing ever happened with blacksmith Andre.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Apr 2016 16:39  

                  If he does kill you and takes the torso stone, But return and kill him you'll get the torso and head after his defeat.

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