Holy Knight Hodrick

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General Info
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???? - Undead Settlement Vertebrae Shackle

Holy Knight Hodrick is an NPC & NPC Invader in Dark Souls 3

 

Holy Knight Hodrick Information

Location

  • You can speak to Hodrick in the Pit of Hollows and join the Mound-Makers. You must hop into the back of the Hollow Manservant with an empty cage in the Undead Settlement and you MUST do this before having the floor break in the fight with Curse-rotted Greatwood. Drops nothing if you kill him here, although he has some interesting, yet brief dialogue.
  • Invades near the Dilapidated Bridge area at Undead Settlement if the Curse-Rotted Greatwood has not yet been defeated.
  • Can be summoned as a mad phantom near the Crucifixion Woods bonfire in the Road of Sacrifice if the Crystal Sage has not yet been defeated.
  • As part of Sirris of the Sunless Realms story she will summon you to help her fight Hodrick. After killing him together, you can find his corpse near the Pit of Hollows bonfire with his armour set.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Drops

  • Souls: NG (0), NG+ (9000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Vertebrae Shackle

 

Combat Information

  • When summoned, he wil attack the player and AI enemies. Lead him to other enemies, and let them weaken him. 
  • On NG+, when summoned in the Crucifixion Woods, he is EXTREMELY dangerous. Almost all of his attacks will instantly kill most players, dealing up to 2000 damage. He will attack enemies, but they can swarm him easily. However, he only drops 1000 souls on death, so summoning him is not recommended. Proceed with caution.
  • While dangerous, he can easily dispatch some of the powerful enemies nearby, such as invader Yellowfinger Heysel and the two Exile Watchdog NPCs who guard the Farron Keep bonfire below. As long as you can maintain a safe distance from Hodrick and lure him well enough, he can make short work on them.
  • Can be distracted by Alluring Skull in any of his encounters. This makes him prone to backstabs.
  • Wields: Flamberge (RH), Sunset Shield (LH), Pyromancy Flame (LH).
  • Casts: Warmth and Power Within.
  • Other: Red Tearstone Ring, Blue Tearstone Ring. Has 3 estus that heal him for half hp.

 

Dialogue

First encounter

 

Well, what's happened here? This pit is for hollows, not for the likes of you sane folk. Or perhaps you are a Hollow, posing as otherwise?"

Selecting "Indeed"

 

Yes, yes. Then we're just fine. It's important to know who you are. But we'll all be mad, soon enough. And should you be Undead, well, all the more so."  

Selecting "No"

 

No, no, of course  you're not. That's what you mad fools always say. But we'll all be mad, soon enough. And should you be Undead, well, all the more so."

Selecting "Talk"

 

Beware, the shackles of the Gods are fragile. You might need this. Etch it on your heart if you feel your sanity slipping." (Receive Mound-makers)

"Come here to pile up your victims, for that will form your anchor. You'll see when you go mad. They'll be your family." (Laughs)

Selecting "Talk" again

 

You'll go mad one day, but not today. Take my advice. Use this bone, and leave this place." (Receive homeward bone x1)

"This pit is for Hollows, and for the occasional madman fond piling up victims. You've better things to do, I'd hope?" (Laughs)

 

Upon Attacking

 

I knew it! I knew You were hollow!"

"I knew it, I knew you were Hollow! Well, that's just fine."

Upon dying to him

 

"Oh well, another addition to the family."

"Right, onto the pile with you. You're family now..."

Upon killing him

 

Ahh, my family... Dear little Sirris..."

 

Video

 

Trivia

  • Holy Knight Hodrick is the grandfather of Sirris of the Sunless Realms, as, when summoned to assist her in fighting him, she addresses him as a "grandad". Also, Sirris leaves message with a budding green blossom, which may be purchased from Shrine's Handmaid, saying "Goodbye, dear Grandmother. I will visit Grandfather, at the Pit of the Hollows" which might imply that Shrine's Handmaid is Sirris' grandmother, and, possibly, Holy Knight Hodrick's wife.
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    • Anonymous

      NOOO I killed the crystal sage before i could found his sign 2 playthru and i still havent been able to fight him

      • Anonymous

        If you plan on using Holy Knight Hodrick as a means of farming seeds. Fromsoft patched it. You need to fight heysel finger and lose to get the maximum of 3 giant tree seeds. RIP my embers LMAO.

        • Anonymous

          This guy is no joke in the swamp. Invaded a host as an SL133, and he wanted me to 1v1 Hodrick. After about 15 Hornet Ring ripostes with a Lothric Knight Greatsword, and he's about a single swing away from death. So I take the swing, and this mother****er parries my ass and kills me in one hit. I hate him and I love him.

          • Anonymous

            When he has lost a chunk of HP, he will keep spamming the long "Out of Estus" animation if you throw a Lloyd's talisman at him, so you can abuse that to get free hits. Also I hope you leveled INT because when he has his shield out you should never use melee attacks. Great Soul Arrow spam was very useful for this guy. Poisoned daggers might work too, though I haven't tried them. Generally, as long as you can keep him under the effect of Lloyd's Talisman, you're good. Kill him before you use up all of them.

            • Anonymous

              Step One. Summon Hodrick, Step Two. Let Haysel invade your world, Step Three. Invite the Exiles to the fight club, Step Four. Hodrick should be the last man standing of the NPC's. If he struggles help him. Step Five. Give him a good fight. :)

              • Anonymous

                Fun fact, the sweet spot range of halberds (or at least the Lucerne) is long enough for you to hit him out of his healing animation, while still being far enough away from him that he just tries to heal again instead of attacking you

                • Anonymous

                  I was out of Estus when he invaded me. All this wuss did was spam healing and then parry me once to kill me. What a dumb fight.

                  • Anonymous

                    I went at him with the Caestus when he invaded me. Incredulity ensued. The two-handing moves of the caestus turned out be so swift that my character was actually hitting THROUGH HIS PARRIES. He was trying to parry and failing repetitively. I never beat him so quick.

                    • Anonymous

                      I love this guy's armor, especially the tilted cone helm, it looks so cool. It's one of the few sets in the game that isn't grey/black/brown rags and rusted metal. Well, it is, but at least the metal is a nice coppery yellow instead of plain grey.

                      • Anonymous

                        Remember boys! If you ever get ganked by watchdogs of Farron in road if sacrifices, just remember this guy's summon sign and make him fight those casuls

                        • Anonymous

                          RIght as he invaded me I was sitting down at the bonfire so it despawned him, and he never came back. RIP.

                          • Anonymous

                            If you have some trouble going against him in a pure melee fight, you may want to try a little cheese strategy.

                            From what I can tell:
                            In the beginning of the fight he really wants to cast the "Power Within" buff before going into a sort of second phase (healing orbs, etc.).
                            During the cast you can safely attack/backstab him for a large amount of damage, while also interrupting the cast.
                            As long as you keep him from casting the buff successfully, he will attempt the cast over and over again, allowing for many cheap opportunities to attack him.
                            Keep in mind to not get too greedy while spamming attacks, as he is still very, very, very good at parrying.

                            Also, don't be afraid to parry him yourself.
                            He uses a fairly slow sword which is not too difficult to parry (even with a medium shield).

                            • Anonymous

                              First time I fought him with Sirris he parried and riposted me while she was casting Darkmoon blade. I survived, but as I was getting up he parried the sh!t out of Sirris and instakilled her. It was funny

                              • Anonymous

                                ng+ is when you can give back the parry god sensation to him: spam sacred flame until he is dead. parry this now if you can

                                • Anonymous

                                  Me: Parries and Ripostes hodrick for the 7th time

                                  Hodrick:still survives

                                  Also Hodrick: Ripostes me once with full ho

                                  Me:ded

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Easy easy to kill, after summoning I baited him towards the bonfire and jumped into the swamp off the rocks ledge, he didn’t follow but paced and I just shot him with arrows until he eventually died

                                    • Anonymous

                                      A literal parry god with a sword that does +900 damage, its a shame there is no PvE arena, it would be fun to duel him multiple times

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I'm close to heading into ng++ and I wanna switch to a build inspired by him. Main weapons will probably be Gael's sword and crucifix of the mad king. Backups not so sure, maybe a great club and a harald legion curved greatsword.
                                        Armor I'm not sure about; all I know I want to use the helmet, cuz a hollow's crispy face and fully black eye look really creepy to me and I love it! Looking to put together I really run down look. Any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance!!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Just in case anyone else is curious and takes some of the tips in articles with a grain of salt now, if you go to Pit of Hollows before fighting Greatwood, quitting out will still respawn you near the cage hollow, so you don't have to Homeward bone out and risk getting the hugs of doom again.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Tips:
                                            You can parry him.
                                            Warmth will heal you if you stand close to it.
                                            Stay a little back when he goes into 2h Stance, he will get impatient and swing, rush in and punish him.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              is this guy a troll ? everytime i fight him in the undead settlement (third character), when he almost dead he switch to shield in a frame and parry anything.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you are having difficulty with hodrick, in the wall of lothric you can find 2 undead hunter charms that you can throw at hodrick when his health is around 60%, which will disable his estus.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you want to kill him quickly on his invasion at the undead settlement, jump onto the platform with the bone shard where the giant shoots at you (make sure to befriend the giant first.) Every time I've done it he's run off the cliff. Could be helpful if you can't beat him or just don't want to go through the trouble.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just had an offline NPC fight club. The contestants:

                                                    Hodrick the parry king.

                                                    Yellow finger the little finger.

                                                    Eygon the wrathful.

                                                    Yea yellow finger died immediately to hodrick, eygon put up a good fight! Then died. I back stabbed hodrick with great axe.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I just bit him at SL6 no weapon upgrade.
                                                      (WIP, poison, a bit of poop and alluring skulls)
                                                      Best of luck
                                                      P.s. on the final fight with Dorris.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This npc is literal cancer and can oneshot you if he parries you. The only tell for this is that he equips his shield. Thanks From Software for creating parry AI apart from the headless scimitar skeletons

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Thank god for this mthrfkr. I'm on my first playthrough of ds3 and figure I'll summon him to lend me a hand with the big crabs just for kicks. We're fighting the first big crab when an AI invader shows up, Hodrick one shots the dude (lmao). 5 seconds don't even pass before a blue phantom shows up that turns out to be a friggin mad man. Couple of moments go by and I get invaded by yet another player.
                                                          I've got: Hodrick, a madman player, an invader player, a pissed off mega crab with a bunch of little crabs, and me in this free-for-all gang bang. The ONLY reasons why I survived was because Hodrick is a fking bamf who the other invaders were afraid of and I dance/rolled around him to keep them off of me. He literally saved my ass.
                                                          10/10 game 50/10 npc. would summon again.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This guy one shotted me on NG+5. I fear this guy now never summoning him again. And if you have managed to get a riposte, he just uses warmths ;__;

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              In my opinion this is the most well-designed npc. The only other npc that has ai even close to his is probably Gael.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I ride over the back of the manservant hollow, met podrick became a member of the mound covenant. Later I went and finished off the curse rotten wood. Even later still when i warped back to the pit of hollows, podrick the poor fella's corpse was lying there dead, I believe he was crushed when I initiated the bosss fight. Now and ever whenever I warped back in the pit of hollows his corpse is there lying face down.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  ***** this unfair npc*****ty garbage, you cant throw one misplaced attack or he will parry and one shot you like the *****ing bs he is, ***** midir and gael and *****ing nameless king, this piece of***** can end the *****ing world with his horse*****parries Whoever thought this was a good idea should *****ing die

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Fun fact: The first time he invades, you can lure him past the Giant Archer's target zone to where the Undead Bone Share is and he will simply fall trying to get to you. No more getting humiliated by his parry!

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Does anyone have the issue of Hodrick not spawning at the bridge? I had met him in the Pit of Hollows prior to going to the bridge if that helps.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Does anyone know which combustion pyromancy he uses? I've only seen him do it once. He was trying to path find to me with his pyromancy glove out, but a Crucifix was blocking his way, so he spammed a combustion like 3 times to smash it. I've tried googling "holy knight hodrick combustion", but nothing comes up.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I feel so embarrassed thinking about the time I beat that NPC, thinking it was actually another player that invaded me. Felt a little bit salty when he used the big razor carrier enemy to his advantage and healing constantly. I shouted to the screen in joy when I defeated both, pumped with adrenaline.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            You can cheeeeeese this fella on NG+ by having him fight the giant crabs in the woods where you summon him. Simultaneously whuppin all three. Be careful not to let either of them aggro you though, 'cause it won't end well.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This piece of*****'s summon in the Crucifixion Woods has no right to be as strong as it is. He has the most retarded damage I've ever seen this early in the game, he pulls the AI hax and perfect frame parries you all the time, the bleed on his weapon builds up on you insanely fast, his stamina damage is insane, and I swear to god he never runs out of FP for his stupid healing ball.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Brother! Literally the only backup you need in crucifixion woods. Watch the invaders, summons and blues all drop one after the other. :^D

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  When I summoned him after a while he did Havels rock form but I’m not sure how he did cause I was facing away and I just heard him and he had rocks on him

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    His summon at the Crucifixion Woods is one of the strongest summons in the game. He has insanely boosted damage, and the bleed on his flamberge will proc extremely quickly when he's fighting lichenthropes. You just have to be careful to make sure he hits your enemies instead of you. And, if he does end up landing a shot on you, you can just duck in and out of his warmth spell to heal. He'll also obliterate the black knight in case you're struggling with it.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      DO NOT SUMMON HIM AS A MAD PHANTOM IN CRUCIFIXION WOODS, YOU GET NOTHING FOR IT! I killed him my second try (trick is to NEVER attack when he has his shield out, he can and will parry you) and try to keep him away from his warmth pyromancy. HOWEVER. Killing this dude gives you NO items, and a whopping 1100 f**king souls on regular NG. Definitely not worth the hassle, in any way, shape, or form. So if you're struggling with him, dont even stress it. Because even in his death, he still f**ks you over.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I was actually invaded by him in the Road of Sacrifices. I was trying to be invaded by Yellowfinger but got both oh them instead. The good thing was that I needed to fight only the winner (Yellowfinger).

                                                                                        • Tried to summon him as Mad Phantom at NG+4 cuz I thought it will be EZ like the rest NPC Invader, and turn out he 1-Hit Kill me (40 Vigor, Medium Armor [Ornstein or Iron Dragonslayer], and FaP Ring+3). I regret to summon this dude.

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