Old Wolf of Farron

General Info
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Old Wolf of Farron is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Old Wolf of Farron Information

  • Covenant leader of the Watchdogs of Farron.
  • The wolf appears to be dead, however he is actually asleep. He bleeds when struck , and said to be emaciated as stated in the Exile Armor description.



  • You can find the Old Wolf of Farron at Farron Keep, by climbing the ladder on the massive bridge support in the middle of the swamp.



  • This NPC cannot be fought or killed.



This NPC has no dialogue.



  • The wolf may be meant to represent Sif, the Great Gray Wolf from Dark Souls 1. While it may not actually be Sif, it is clearly related. It also lies in the same pose as Sif does when you find him in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. An article about Artorias, The Abyss Watchers and Wolf's Blood can be found here.
  • Prior to patch 1.03 a bug would sometimes occur where after defeating the Abyss Watchers players would find themselves unable to interact with the wolf and unable to rank up the Watchdogs covenant as a result.


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    • 19 Nov 2019 23:31  

      The Abyss Watchers are rolling in their graves with all these casuls wearing their armor, spamming Legion Etiquette with the Dark Sword/Irrythil Straight Sword and attacking reds as a Watchdog of Farron.

      • Anonymous

        13 Aug 2019 04:32  

        The dead bodies near the Dragon Torso stone in the Irithyll Dungeon also bleed in exactly the same way when struck, so that doesn't prove the wolf is alive. It is just a graphical effect and is meaningless in this case. The wolf is obviously dead and the article should be changed. It also does NOT growl or breathe. The lighting from the fire simply makes it appear that it is moving when it is isn't.

        • Anonymous

          18 Mar 2017 02:00  

          It's dead unfortunately. Doesn't breathe, doesn't move. Looks mummified. Probably preserved as an object of worship. Everything else in this game breathes loud enough to hear around corners....if a giant wolf in ds3 doesn't breathe loudly while it sleeps or make respiratory movements, it's dead.

          • Anonymous

            02 Dec 2016 21:13  

            Praying to the wolf gives you the legion gesture, which is the pose the abyss watchers give you in the cutscene, proving that they prayed to it. Ik it might be stupid since the watchers are fighting it out in the boss room, but it would make sense to have a couple of dead watchers in the room, or even a mini boss watcher

            • Anonymous

              Basically same area invaders EVERYONE joins10 Aug 2016 05:31  

              Just like Forest Hunters in Dark Souls 1Just like Bell Keepers in Dark Souls 2Still just as annoying, even with broken auto summons in Dark Souls 3

              • Anonymous

                Hold on....05 Jun 2016 14:47  

                What if the Old Wolf of Farron was the child of Sif from DKS1! Sif is also a female and the Abyss Watchers also follow in the steps of the Wolf BLOOD master which was Artorias. Artorias was the master of Sif but since Sif has been long dead and killed by the chosen undead then they had to be connected with the original Wolf's blood in a way so they must have partook in the blood of the child of the Great Gray Wolf.

                • Anonymous

                  Could be Sif, but rezised to match the Artorias GS.03 Jun 2016 07:11  

                  If you remember Sif from DS1 its Artorias greatsword was too big to be actually the same Artorias wielded. Probably because Sif was designed first, Artorias with the DLC later. Result is sword and Sif were too big. But this DS3 Sif would match the Artorias sword if he holds it in his mouth.

                  • Patch Rage20 May 2016 03:10  

                    So the new patch notes say the patch will fix matchmaking for the Darkmoon and Blue Sentinels, but why not this covenant?!?! It takes ages to get invasions :(

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