Old Wolf of Farron

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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.



  • 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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    • Anonymous

      13 Oct 2020 23:45  

      I wonder if this wolf is actually Sif. I remember seeing a YouTube video that explained the Wolf might be Sif but I would think Sif would be long dead during this time.

      • 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.

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