Holy Knight Hodrick

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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Wields: Flamberge (RH), Sunset Shield (LH), Pyromancy Flame (LH).
  • Casts: Warmth and Power Within.
  • Other: Red Tearstone Ring, Blue Tearstone Ring.



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..."





  • 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

      09 Oct 2019 15:24  

      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

        06 Jul 2019 04:47  

        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

          03 Apr 2019 19:20  

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

          • Anonymous

            31 Mar 2019 23:48  

            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

              21 Jan 2019 05:36  

              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

                20 Jan 2019 08:42  

                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

                  12 Jan 2019 14:00  

                  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).

                  • 18 Nov 2018 16:36  

                    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.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Oct 2018 09:18  

                      For the first invasion on dilapidated bridge, on ng+ and beyond, or if someone can gift you the "rapport" pyromancy, use that on the big red guy with the cage and he will kill hodrick guaranteed. and for road of sacrifice just lure him to yellow-finger heysel and the watchdogs of farron, where he will kill heysel and mostly the watchdogs too. A helpful invading phantom.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Sep 2018 16:41  

                        Hodrick is a beast. I was a phantom in the Road of Sacrifices with my friend when he summoned him for the extra souls. We were going to gank him and started spamming attacks to stunlock him, but he parried the both of us at the same time and one-shot me with his riposte. I don't even know how my friend died, I was too shocked. Left us a great laugh though.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Sep 2018 09:57  

                          Keep in mind that unlike normal invasions if you've summoned him in the swamp but want to bail out you can use a homeward bone/coiled sword during the battle.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Sep 2018 04:58  

                            What happens if you failed Sirris but keep Holdrick alive? Is there a reward for collecting the Vertebrae? Perhaps he will rewards me for helping the 'family grow?

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Aug 2018 04:31  

                              The easiest way to cheese this guy on his final fight is from the masters of cheese, the archers. Equip a greatbow, whichever one you found at that point, and some dragonslayer greatarrows. Stand pretty close, so you don't have to actually reticle target. Have a stack of hunter charms. Then just draw as soon as you have enough stamina, and keep knocking him on his ass, while occasionally throwing hunter charms to make sure he can't heal once he gets up. He dies within a minute, and sirris is alive...since she's barely doing anything, him being on the ground most of the time.

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