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




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 necessarily be summoned to the poisoned swamps of Farron Keep; 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)



  • (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 continuation of the Forest Hunter Covenant of DS1 and a  tribute to The Hunters of  Bloodborne - see article.


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




Covenant: Watchdogs of Farron

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    • Anonymous

      04 May 2019 21:10  

      What Intruders are watchdogs called to defend against? Are player-controlled dark spirits included? What action must the invaded take in order to summon a watchdog for help? And what conditions must be fulfilled by the invaded?

      • Anonymous

        27 Apr 2019 09:44  

        So I'm at sl25 +3 but I have a bunch of souls and don't want to lose them in fights. What do you do with souls? Is there any items worth investing and selling back later? Or what?

        • Anonymous

          11 Mar 2019 00:01  

          I for one really dislike the Rakuyo lore links spammed all over this whole website. Idgaf if some nut thinks Aldrich in the form of Saint Adeline used tarot cards on Griffith from Berserk, that's not why I'm here.

          • Anonymous

            17 Feb 2019 12:43  

            I love how people complain about everything. I'm not fan of that particular covenant, because I prefer Fingers, but people must understand that covenants in this game are for online play. If you're bad at PvP, well... too bad! You don't deserve a reward. If you want to complain about farming, it's only your fault, you've choosen the wrong patch to get it. PvP is fair. You can counter everything if you have some knowledge. There're sometimes problems with lag, hackers and other stuff... so what? It's not like it happens everytime. Dark Souls is not the only game that suffers for these kind of problems. Just prepare yourself. Get a weapon for every occasion and be patient. It's easier to get all of these by PvP.

            • Anonymous

              18 Jan 2019 04:45  

              Can somebody help me with this am to high level and in ng+5 have got every ring and thropys except for wolf ring please help I ll drop it back and gave million souls

              • Anonymous

                07 Jan 2019 22:36  

                Last covenant. I thought farming the Sunlight Medals and Mad Warrior in Dark Souls 2: SotFS was bad, but nope. Proofs are the absolute worst of all of them. I sold at least 600+ titanite shards AFTER upgrading every weapon and shield and I got another stock of 600. I'd offer left overs to someone but I don't have PlayStation Plus to use any online features.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Dec 2018 05:39  

                  Two and a half hours and I just got my first sword grass but I did get like 5 titanite shards they would be useful if I wasn't using a +3 weapon

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Dec 2018 02:16  

                    People sitting around waiting their turn for duels against twinked hosts with 30% extra health, then a blue shows up and you act shocked that you're being ganked. Smarten up retards, a solo host is just a gank you caught off guard.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Nov 2018 22:33  

                      Hey guys, noob here. I just got invaded by 2 Watchdogs at the same time... ? I ... did I just draw the short straw or stay away from the swamp or...???

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Nov 2018 12:46  

                        I've just started farming for them outside abyss watchers boss room using the rusted gold coins I got four in about an hour, only 19 more to go.

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Nov 2018 05:12  

                          Theres a cheater who is constantly the victim of my (and many other's) invasions, he just gets back up after dying so i cant get hte grass, any advice?

                          • 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 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 :(

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