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Watchdogs of Farron is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.Watchdogs of Farrom

 

Ancient medallion depicting the crest of a wolf. Symbolizes the pact with the Old Wolf of Farron. Equip to pledge oneself to the Watchdogs of Farron.

The Watchdogs ensure that the warriors sleep in serenity, by taking the form of loyal spirits and hunting down those who would trespass the woods of Farron.

Summoning takes place automatically while this is equipped."

 

Watchdogs of Farron Information

 

Joining

 

Effects of covenant

  • While the item is equipped, be summoned as a loyal spirit to defeat intruders.
  • Your summons are subject to the matchmaking formula as seen below. It is much easier to be summoned if you keep a low level (25) and do not upgrade your weapons past +3.
  • If facing problems being summoned (taking too long or never), try standing outside the Abyss Watchers Boss room. This pre-boss area seems like a hot-spot for Farron summons. I've tested it and it seems the more I tried to farm Wolf's Blood Swordgrass from Ghrus  the more summons I got. Note: Beware of incoming Darkwraiths.
  • Farron phantoms are blue with a red tint.
  • You can be summoned even if you're out of the Farron Territory (as long as the symbol of the covenant is flashing-white you can be summoned).
  • You won't be nessecarliy summoned to poisened swamps of Farron Keep and you could be summoned to clean swamps of Crucifixion Woods. This proves that Halfway Fortress & Crucifixion Woods Bonfires are part of Farron Keep & area.
  • In extremely rare cases (most likely dependant on player level), you might be summoned to the Undead Settlement.
  • Farron Spirits will invade only hosts that haven't yet defeated the area boss, they don't have to be human though. 
  • Warning: There is a bug with the rank rewards. If you turn-in on the same time as being summoned, you might lose the reward (you can get it on the next level)
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:
Condition Min Max
Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of Sunlight, Mound-Maker or no covenant Host - 10 - (Host * 0.1) Host + 10 + (Host * 0.1)
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 20 - (Host * 0.2) Host + (Host * 0.1)

 

Notes

  • (Addendum:  Prior to this patch version (1.03), it was possible for a bug to occur after defeating the Abyss Watchers which would prevent interaction with the wolf, which lead to speculation that it had been killed.)
  • The Watchdogs of Farron, as well as The Abyss Watchers, appear to be a tribute to Bloodborne.

 


Rank Requirements

Ranks are obtained by giving the Old Wolf obtained Wolf's Blood Swordgrass. These are acquired from defeating enemies you have been summoned to via the Covenant emblem, or as possible drops from Ghru Grunts and Elders. The rank requirements are additive, meaning you only have to earn a total of 30, not 10 and then another 30, to obtain all covenant rewards.

Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial  None
1 10 Old Wolf Curved Sword
2 30 Wolf Knight's Greatshield & Wolf Ring

 

 

Achievements/Trophies

Covenant: Watchdogs of Farron

Discover Watchdogs of Farron covenant.Bronze Trophy

 

 

 

 

 




    • Anonymous

      28 Sep 2018 21:17  

      I just wacked the***** out of one of these guys with the large club. It was my first encounter with player invader in the game. Feelsgoodman

      • Anonymous

        15 Sep 2018 00:49  

        Watchdogs. Your goal is the HOST...not the red invader...how are you guys SL 120+ and still don't know this? Don't invade if you don't know what to do. Saves us the trouble. I just killed 3 watchdogs in one invasion because they were too clueless to not know that invaders aren't the goal! This game is full of dimwits.

        • Anonymous

          01 Sep 2018 18:03  

          My char's level 39, I enjoy running around the woods chasing trsspassers with a greataxe. It doesn't always work but boy is it satisfying when it does

          • Anonymous

            14 Aug 2018 04:22  

            Heya, ive spent the last week with my level 27 character at +2 and gotten tons of invasions as a watchdog. Now sitting on 53 swordgrasses and been having pretty fair invasions. Can only count around 15 or so that were gank squads of summoned sl120+ players wearing gundyr and havels and ornsteins with the chugging and point downs (cocks) Ive killed crystal sage but not the watchers yet I would say the system works very well and there is tons of people still playing the game at this SL and even found a few fight clubs here too. Would even go as far to say its easy to collect the swordgrass via invasions Also pretty obvious but as a watchdog with the covenant selected you will not be invaded by watchdogs as most would expect but it can be helpfull if you wish to rush the area

            • Anonymous

              14 Aug 2018 03:41  

              My god just farmed darkmoon covenant, so close to all the achievements! Just need this one ring. SL 200 so no invasions and ng+3. Any input? Use two crystal sage rapiers, symbol of avarice and covetus gold serpent+3. Standing at about 425 item discovery, but have only gotten 2 in the last 30 minutes. I hope this isnt like the two knights at the anor londo bonfire :(

              • 10 Aug 2018 00:24  

                "The Watchdogs of Farron, as well as The Abyss Watchers, appear to be a tribute to Bloodborne". In what way? Who wrote this? They are clearly Artorias fanclub and don't have any connection to Bloodborne

                • Anonymous

                  27 Jul 2018 20:11  

                  What's with the people who camp the swamp yet seem to absolutely hate the game? I keep finding people who spam dung pies and pointdowns before the fight even begins and then hatemail after it ends. They're obvious twinks with late game equipment, so why camp for fights if you apparently don't want them...?

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jul 2018 05:53  

                    You think the freindly fire on reds are bad. I'm sitting here getting killed by REDS when invading as a Wof .. No one understands how the covenent works...

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Jun 2018 17:06  

                      Is any single one of you Farron Swamp-Rats NOT a twink in drakeblood armor?

                      I have NEVER encountered a Legit Build from this covenant...

                      If you're heading into the Swamp and see one of them, Use Poison, Dark or Lightning.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jun 2018 06:02  

                        If I found the wolf ring throughout my playthrough but didnt earn it through the covenant, will it still count towards the ring achievement? Or do I need to get 30 of these things?

                        • Anonymous

                          18 May 2018 06:22  

                          You are basically Shrek when you are in this covenant, you are keeping the filthy swines out of your swamp

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Apr 2018 16:01  

                            I am now SL 27 with +3 weapon and it is true you get around 3-5 min per tresspasser. Its fucking hell to farm all 30 grass like this. But it is funnyer then gru hunting. And to help other in this area i go ember every few invasions and wait for other watchdogs to fight them. Mostly i loose (on purpose) bec i do not heal.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Apr 2018 00:51  

                              The recommended level on the Road of Sacrifices page currently says 30-45, and I'll tell you right now that's 100% ridiculous. If you want to see action as a Watchdog you're going to see the most, by far, in the 20-30 SL range with a +3 weapon. At SL 25 with +3 I get summoned in about 3-4 minutes. Even faster than that if you want to wait for invasions in the area as a red/purple.

                              Move up to +4 or SL 35 and the summons are cut in half. Past that it bottoms out fast.

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Mar 2018 19:03  

                                Stop putting this covenant on if you don’t realize that you have to kill the host and NOT reds. God this game has the worst and dumbest community out of all the Souls games. Forest Hunters were never this stupid.

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 Mar 2018 07:23  

                                  still never understanding the invasion math - im level 55 with a +6 and im getting invaded by both reds and farrons - im cleaning up!! crystal sage still up clearly, abbyss watchers dead, cleared most of carthus. I just went to get anri sent to the carthus and its turned into gank city, I had 3 farrons in one invasion, ok I died on that one but still plenty of action

                                  • Anonymous

                                    09 Mar 2018 10:58  

                                    When i Read thinks like that i am More then Happy that was SL 33-40 when i got to Farron Keeps Area so, i have Once saw one of your Kind and never again but Mound-Maker and Reds are Swarming that Area Like Flys.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      02 Mar 2018 14:27  

                                      so who are those chained hillbillys exactly? thought the Abyss Watcher were the aliies of the wolf. A elite groub to fight the abyss creatures? Whats up with excile curved sword/ Bob the club user?

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