Enemy Type Hostile Animal
Weakness Fire
Resistances ??
Immune ??

Wolf is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Wolf Enemy Description

  • Found in The Painted World of Ariandel
  • Attacks mostly in packs.
  • The greater wolves can be distinguished by their larger size and slightly red neck


Wolf Combat Information

  • Will howl to attract other wolves.
  • If not aggresive, but still in their line-of-sight, they will snare at you.
  • If you attack close to it and miss, the wolf will go for an attack
  • Can be lured
  • DO NOT become allied upon the use of the Pyromancy Rapport (verified 09/25/2018)


Wolf Notes & Trivia

  • Near the village where you first encounter the Millwood Knights, some of them seems to have tamed some wolves.


Wolf Variations

Lesser wolf

Location Drops
 Painted World of Ariandel      Mossfruit (Rare)

Greater wolf

Location Drops
 Painted World of Ariandel      Mossfruit (Rare)


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    • Anonymous

      29 Jul 2020 13:07  

      in another life i will be born in japan with a quest of preventing miyazaki's birth NO MORE DOGS! CATS FOR THE WIN!

      • Anonymous

        01 Sep 2018 14:31  

        Is there no official name/page for the Massive wolf? It seems that if you kill it first, the other wolves will back down (unless you go in to kill them)

        • Anonymous

          14 Feb 2018 03:07  

          It doesn't look like you can rapport the wolves, which sucks. It'd be nice to watch the gank squad fight itself instead of burning through estus trying to get to the stupid vikings.

          • Anonymous

            09 Feb 2018 21:42  

            if dogs know total bull*****WWE moves at higher amount of spam that of a triger happy fried blade WA.
            you get the doggo 3000 model "hope you give up in life". misiaki must ave mass produces those litle*****.

            • Anonymous

              19 Oct 2017 18:56  

              At first I felt guilty killing ordinary animals, and thinking of Sif didn't help, but after getting ganked by these *****ers for the 100th time... I guess you could say Firelink Shrine is running out of wall space for all these trophies.

              Tip: take a stealth approach and kill the "alarm" wolves with a greatarrow to the face before they spot you. That way you don't have to deal with like 30 wolves every time you respawn.

              • Anonymous

                16 Aug 2017 15:16  

                1st playthrough - I beat big wolfie the first time he showed up. Ran away the 2nd time because he had a gank squad.
                2nd playthrough/ NG+ - smashed big wolfie the first two times he shows up. More of a cajones thing. He only drops 2 large titanite shards per mini-boss fight. The fight with his buddy, Gravetender, has more worthwhile rewards.


                • Anonymous

                  05 Apr 2017 20:57  

                  The big wolves gets hit by all three lava puddles created by Great Chaos Fire Orb, I can consistently oneshot them as a result.

                  • 03 Nov 2016 20:36  

                    The first giant wolf that you fight in the beginning seems to be extremely weak to dark and bleed. I was getting demolished by him and as a last resort tried regular old Gnaw and the first cast took about 1/4 of his life away and the second cast killed him from 3/4 health. Not sure if some wacky interaction made the second cast do so much damage but I'm in no way a caster build, only 20 faith and 124 spell buff.

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