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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

      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?

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Feb 2018 06:30  

                      To my fellow watchdogs who feel the hurt from not being summoned enough for this covenant I may have found the real reason why that is and if I'm right than this covenant really isn't worth it. Lately I was experimenting with dried fingers in this area and noticed that the only people that invaded while clearing out the areas on land and in the fortress leading to the Crystal Sage were regular red and purple spirits. However shortly after entering the water to deal with the crabs I was invaded by 2 Watchdogs. My theory: This covenant only triggers Watchdog summons if players enter the water to reach the Farron Keep bonfire. Maybe that's the point we are seen as trespassing on the Farron territory. Regardless if entering the water is what triggers Watchdog summons then it's no surprise we don't get summoned often at high levels. By that point people just avoid the water and the crabs entirely so our summons don't get triggered.

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Jan 2018 08:12  

                        At SL145, which is my sl you only get summoned in the crucifixion woods and in the Halfway fortress bonfire

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Jan 2018 12:13  

                          Word of advice, at SL 101 (that’s my SL) can invade in the Ringed City AND get summoned in the woods if some sorry bastard decided to go there. I know it makes zero sense but oh well!

                          • Anonymous

                            07 Jan 2018 07:21  

                            Received the Wolf Ring and Wolf Knight Greatshield by farming the 3 Ghrus just outside the Keep Ruins Bonfire room. Wolfsblood Swordgrass is an Extremely rare drop, I reached level 89 by the time I got all 30 Wolfsblood that I needed. Fire Clutch Ring, Great Swamp Ring, Sage Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, +4 Pyromancy, and Fire Orb. Time tgem and hit them when they're lined up and you can kill all 3 of them with 3 or 4 casts from the doorway. Rinse and repeat, the rest of the night.

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Jan 2018 14:28  

                              just going from sl 15 and +1 weapon to sl 17 and +2 i see much less summoning, at 15 i was summond non stop, now at 17 it takes some time 30s-1min, thats sad

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Dec 2017 09:30  

                                srsly tho, it should be written right on the description page in a bold: your target is the host and host ONLY. stop bothering dark and mad spirits, it will only cause you grief.

                                • Anonymous

                                  20 Dec 2017 22:22  

                                  2017 and Watchdogs are still attacking red invaders instead of the host.
                                  Don't invade if you don't understand the concept of invading.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    10 Dec 2017 20:26  

                                    I’m a SL 10 Watchdog and I get summoned quite frequently actually. Being lower level definitely helps. and don’t go past +2 for normal weapons. and boss weapons don’t upgrade them. it works for me

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