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 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.



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

      18 Jun 2021 19:26  

      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

        30 Apr 2021 13:07  

        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

          08 Apr 2021 19:09  

          Me: Parries and Ripostes hodrick for the 7th time

          Hodrick:still survives

          Also Hodrick: Ripostes me once with full ho


          • Anonymous

            08 Mar 2021 17:51  

            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

              05 Mar 2021 07:24  

              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

                23 Feb 2021 16:36  

                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

                  04 Feb 2021 06:22  

                  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

                    01 Feb 2021 17:03  

                    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

                      31 Jan 2021 11:53  

                      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

                        09 Nov 2020 10:00  

                        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

                          03 Nov 2020 00:48  

                          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.

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