Wolf's Blood Swordgrass is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3.

Wolf's Blood Swordgrass

A leaf signifying duty fulfilled by the Watchdogs of Farron, who stand beside the old wolf to ensure serenity to those at rest. Depicts a swordgrass leaf stained with dried blood.

Long ago, the swordgrass leaf quietly identified members of the Undead Legion. In the rotted forest rest the spirits of warriors past, their acceptance and gratitude toward their guardians is expressed eloquently by the humble leaf.


Wolf's Blood Swordgrass Usage



Wolf's Blood Swordgrass Locations

  • From the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire, go down the ladder and head right. It'll be in a corner near the Estus Soup.
  • Dropped from all types of Ghru as a rare drop.
  • CAN be obtained when randomly summoned to defend the Farron swamp as a Watchdog of Farron if you successfully defeat the other players.



  • One good place to farm is to kill the three Ghrus on the bridge near the Keep Ruins bonfire. There are several methods proposed by the community to efficiently farm them.
    • Pyromancy: Chaos Fireball can apparently be used to one-shot all three Ghrus. Use Hidden Body to avoid detection.
    • Sorcery: You need to be able to use (Crystal) Soul Spear to one-shot a Ghru. When farming, position yourself so that you do not aggro them but can still lock on to the two closest Ghrus. Cast CSS once to kill the closest one, which will also kill the farthest one. Cast CSS to the second one, and RUN to get its loot (if any) before the body falls off the bridge. The effect of one Rusted Coin can last 4 "cycles", meaning you kill 12 Ghrus/minute.
    • Some players have reported that melee approach can also be used to quickly kill all three Ghrus.
  • Another good farming location, which doubles as a Pale Tongue farming location, is the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire.
  • It is HIGHLY recommended to have an item discovery stat of at least 350+. Item Discovery stat can be boosted by the usage of Symbol of Avarice, Gold Serpent Ring, Crystal Sage's Rapier, and Rusted Coins. (note* you do not need to increase your luck stats because it only adds an insignificant amount compared to the other stats you will be compromising.) Note 2: Wielding another Crystal Sage's Rapier will boost item discovery by another 50 points.
  • Invading via Red Eye Orb while being in the covenant does not yield Swordgrass. Instead it gives you Pale Tongues.
  • From 195 times farming by keep ruins bonfire, the statistics seem to be 1.68% chance for the poisonbreathing ghrus to drop a swordgrass and 0.92% for the shieldbearing ghrus. The conclusion is that there's 1.2% chance for a swordgrass for every time you kill the three by the keep ruins bonfire.
  • There seems to be a strange connection between farming for the Swordgrass & being actually summoned when Watchdogs of Farron is equipped. (DareDevilFCB: I've tested this and the more I was trying to farm the item I was being summoned as a Watchdog much more frequently.) (Coccho: Aforementioned relation is probably a coincidence; I was only summoned once for all my 150 tries /NG++/.)





    • Anonymous

      06 Dec 2018 00:45  

      Using Lorians Greatsword with a 66 strength build can kill the three on the bridge pretty fast, just use the weapon art with two of the ghrus lined up and it pretty much one shots them. Just have to be careful about the bodies, they can sometimes fall off.

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2018 20:12  

        A nice quick route with pale tongues too, start at Farron Keep perimeter. Run out of the door towards Abyss Watchers, but hug the right wall. Pop a rusted coin as you go behind the large tree with a ghru sitting down. Kill him, then run against the wall and aggro two dagger ghru's, and the one on the big hill in the center. Then run in between the two at the top of the stairs, and pull them directly into the darkwraiths. If you do it right, the darkwraiths should get beat up pretty quick, then you can clean up the other ghru's. Basically I aggro all the ghru's and make them fight each other. With 433 item discovery, it's working pretty well, and you don't have to do much. With symbol of avarice, I just pop an estus when I run thru the two on the stairs, and snipe the survivors with a frayed blade beam. Just sharing since it's quick and working for me, idk.

        • Anonymous

          19 Sep 2018 18:17  

          So I'm farming in keep ruins and I have been going at it for 40 min or so and I started to use pyromancy 20 mins in and I feel like for some odd reason that it's making have more of a chance to receive them. Could be convenient but I went from 12 to 24 during this farm.

          • Anonymous

            24 Jul 2018 17:59  

            does anyone know the best place and time to farm these either from players or gurus? ive been on the wolfs of farron covenet for a while and just trying to get wolfs great shield, not looking for a hand out just advise.

            • Anonymous

              19 Jul 2018 01:05  

              For farming the three ghru on the bridge, I suggest getting moderately close and targeting seething chaos at the closest one, 50/40 gets me 1258 damage, killing all instantly

              • Anonymous

                30 Jun 2018 23:41  

                Its not really that hard to farm then, in a hour I got 20, with 325 item discovery and sometimes using the +50 ID coin.
                I farmed on the 3 Ghrus on the bridge of Keep Ruins bonfire, its pretty easy to kill then with great chaos fireball, just use 1 on each and they will die.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Apr 2018 09:18  

                  Ok this is how I do it: From Farron keep peremitier, head down to the first three ghrus (twoards the black night) pop a rusted coin and kill them with fast attacks. Head back and kill the one to the right behind the tree. Then wait abit for the Dark Knights to start fighting there other ghrus, then take another coin and proceed to the right and finnish of the remaing ones to the right and outside the boss room. The loot will still be yours even if the Darkies kill them. Hope this helps :)

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Feb 2018 20:43  

                    For Melee STR, Don't do backstab or whatever, it would take too long for each run. Just grab Vordt's Great Hammer. Two hand it. Do not One hand it, as you need the moveset of the two hand great hammer.
                    Close in to the 2 Ghru, do not lock on, activate Perseverance, this will stun them for a moment, slam twice, face the third one and slam twice again, doesn't matter if the third one blocks or not, it will die on the second hit as you will break through his shield. I think it's because of the frostbite.

                    Tested with Pyromancer - Big issues was, If you attack from inside the tower, sometimes the Ghru might run off to the side of the tower, if you walk out. Poison Breath may sometimes block your view, if you miss, you might get several slash in your face or stabs. Lower SL will find it taking longer than necessary to farm them. As they won't have the necessary spell or damage to kill them instantly.

                    Tested with other weapons - Issues were reach, poise and moveset. For melee it is important to kill the first 2 Ghru at the same time, some weapons couldn't attack both, like Greataxes, or couldn't reach the second Ghru or it goes behind you after the first hit. These results in time taking longer than necessary.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Feb 2018 08:03  

                      Farming ghrus for this is a phenomenal waste of time. On PC run DS3 in windowed mode while tending to other crap on your computer, then when "invading as Watchdog" flashes switch over and earn your swordgrass. I did this on the side when I would be reading up on things or whatever and even at SL120 it only took a few days of doing it here and there. And all of it was actual fun PvP instead of mindless grinding - even if you suck at PvP then you can still get by, plenty of the invasions end up as team battles where you can still help just by being another moving target. The gank squads and circlejerks of the 20-40 range fade out in the higher levels and you get a lot more NG+ people just playing the game.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Jan 2018 07:25  

                        Received the Wolf Ring and Wolf Knight Greatshield by farming the 3 Ghrus just outside the Keep Ruins Bonfire room, offline without summons /invaders. Wolfsblood Swordgrass is an Extremely rare drop, from them, 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 tem 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. It may only drop from the caster, don't remember exactly.

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Sep 2017 22:06  

                          I just picked up 16 in under 40 minutes. My level 240 Dex/Caster isn't getting summoned to defend the swamp anymore and is way to squishy to keep fighting the super-heavies who lurk, baiting invasions. I used all the usual gear, plus gold coin (pro tip - use a stopwatch to time 60s so you know when it's run out). From the Ruins bonfire there's a paving slab just to the left of the centre of the path which you can stand on to hit two Ghrus with a single Crystal Soul Spear. The dude on the right would always topple over the edge so be sure to catch his item before he gets away. Start casting at the doorways threshold and keep moving forward, you should lock the nearest Ghru before the spell is cast. Take a few steps forward when casting at the right hand Ghru. This saves a few seconds and you can generally get four cycles per coin.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Aug 2017 23:03  

                            I've noticed something intriguing when I was farming the ghrus before the Keep Ruins bonfire. Whenever my killing blow dropped the ghru off the bridge (or the corpse simply fell not sure which) it ALWAYS dropped a swordgrass and I do mean ALWAYS. Not sure if it's just a coincidence but this happened for about 15 swordgrass. So just try it out, try and get the killing blow to drop them off the bridge and see if it works for you too.

                            • Anonymous

                              17 Aug 2017 05:55  

                              My luck build farmed this out in 2 hrs. 473 item find w/ 60 luck, mimic hat, sages rapier and rusted coins

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Jul 2017 04:45  

                                Looking for someone to trade me his wolf ring and I'll give it back after the trophy pops up plus any weapon or armor u want. Just farmed the dark moon blade and I'm not in the mood to keep farming. Ps4 platform, if anyone interested post me your account and ill add u.

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 Jul 2017 20:51  

                                  For anyone who's wondering how to acquire these fast I was able to get all 30 in an hr and a half. Took me 2 1/2 hrs total to get all 30. What your going to want to do is quickley make an sl20 watchdog build with +2 weapons you will get summoned close to every 30 seconds. In between summons stay at the Faron keep bonfire and farm the 3 ghurus. You will have them all within 2 hr tops.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    20 Jul 2017 21:32  

                                    Can you obtain these by having friends summon you via red sign soapstone and killing them over and over like you can with the vertebra shackles???

                                    • Anonymous

                                      19 Jul 2017 04:01  

                                      It seems the chances of ghrus dropping them increase when you're offline and have the Watchdogs of Farron covenant equipped. I might just have been lucky though.

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