Seed of a Giant Tree is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Seed of a Giant Tree

Makes enemies react to invaders.

The giant trees were also known as watcher trees, and their seeds unmask invaders.

When used effectively, these seeds will help counter dark spirits.


Seed of a Giant Tree Usage

  • Use to make enemies hostile towards invaders.
  • Also reacts to NPC invaders.
  • Especially effective against Londor Pale Shade and Knight Slayer Tsorig since they tends to invade areas with large amount of enemies nearby.
  • Drop at the crow nest to receive the Iron Leggings - the leg part of the Armor of the Sun Set



Seed of a Giant Tree Locations

  • Obtained from the dead giant-shaped tree at both Firelink Shrines in the Cemetery of Ash and Untended Graves. Look just before the Tower Door near the cliff.
  • 10% chance to spawn when invaded. Increases by 10% each time until maxing at 50%. Resets to 10% when obtained.




  • The tree can only have one seed waiting to be collected at a time, even if multiple invaders have been banished since you last checked the tree.
  • Players can hold 3 seeds at a time and store 600.
  • As of Regulation 1.33 App Version 1.13, Seeds now only last for 45 seconds, but their spawn rate has been increased
  • You can also no longer trade Seeds with other players. You can drop them, but no one else will be able to see them and pick them up.
  • As an invader, you can tell if the host has used a seed by the status effect icon (rather than waiting to see whether NPCs attack you)



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    • Anonymous

      08 Jul 2021 08:03  

      Please use seeds as much as possible. Bringing a giant train of monsters to where you’re turtling with your phantom buddies and watching you all get murdered never gets old.

      • Anonymous

        17 Jun 2021 01:31  

        Had an invader invader me dropped his health enough he ran to mobs and waited well guess who had this item

        • Anonymous

          04 Apr 2021 17:13  

          is possible to obtain the seed whitout playing online? im playing the pirate version cus i dont got money to buy the steam version, at least for now...

          • Anonymous

            22 Mar 2021 09:06  

            Just watched an invader at a distance use path of the dragon gesture beside 2 giants and get mauled after I used this seed

            • Anonymous

              06 Mar 2021 11:24  

              Love using this against invaders who try to lure you into obvious traps/ They don't expect the mobs to suddenly target then and then they die.

              Come on, I'm not going to run into your obvious traps. I know where the dangerous enemies are and I know you're trying to lead me into them.

              And the number 1 rule of pvp in this game is never make the first hit too.

              • Anonymous

                06 Feb 2021 05:16  

                this 45 sec thing bugs me so much. I'm fine with it being something you can only rarely use, but I'm terrible at PVP and this thing gave me that rare opportunity to stick it to an invader just once, before getting murked by the next 8 guys

                • Anonymous

                  17 Jan 2021 07:25  

                  I wish you could drop it because the one time when it was basically mandatory (darkmooned to a host at the start of ringed city and the invader was just waiting in the midst of the archer ghosts.

                  And the host was running around like a chicken with his head cut off thinking the phantom would come to him. This is quite literally THE time to use your seed.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jan 2021 17:55  

                    I remember popping one of these and hiding from the invader with white branch while everyone atacked him, but that was back in the first months of the game, now this is unviable because it lasts 45secs

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2020 20:02  

                      I'm an invader - but I also play single player, the fact they nerfed this is beyond annoying with the amount of annoying running invaders.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Dec 2020 18:55  

                        I'm a long time member of the FGC, so I know full well that players are well within their rights to use features implemented in a game. You can bet your ass though that I get a little ticked when a 4 man ganksquad spamming Straight-Sword R1's in non-parryable intervals pops a Seed when I'm understandably trying to use my ONLY advantage in an Invasion. In short: I respect the Seed, but not the Hosts that use them when they've already got ridiculously insurmountable odds in their favor.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Nov 2020 23:26  

                          As someone who does a lot of PVP, if I invade someone and they use this I get happy because I feel like not enough people use it and it changes up the dynamic of the fight to something that doesn't happen often. Invaders who complain about this item just don't know how to win a fight with out ganking or spamming spells. Don't like it when fights are even now that mobs can also attack you as well as the host? Then Git Gud.

                          • Anonymous

                            13 Oct 2020 13:59  

                            Pretty sure the drop can be triggered from other events too. I recall having runs when it has just dropped me one even when I haven't been invaded at all.

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Oct 2020 01:30  

                              I think it was safe to get them with cheat engine, when they were tradeable. Does anybody know if it is still safe or will it result in a ban now, since they are not tradeable anymore? Not that I would do that, just curious.

                              • Anonymous

                                15 Sep 2020 02:08  

                                I wish you could trade this. :(
                                Invade as a Mound-Maker, cast Warmth near the host and then give them seeds to prove you are there just to help and kill invaders.

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