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.

 

Notes

  • 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++/.)

 

 

Trivia

 




    • Anonymous

      04 Mar 2019 20:15  

      427 discovery, got only 3 grasses in two hours!!!! I can't believe how stupid this rings achievement is!!! I wonder who was the brilliant executive who thought collecting hundreds of rings throughout hundreds of gameplay hours and at least 3 runs of the whole game (being half of the rings exactly the same***** with a bit of an enhanced version), yeah, this must be the most annoying trophy/achievement in the series, got every other trophy but I'm not sure I'm willing to get this one, I've spent about 200 hours collecting the rest of the trophies and got all base rings with one character, but the wolf covenant is so *****ing annoying!!!

      • Anonymous

        28 Feb 2019 07:37  

        Did several runs st SL 112 I had mimic head, 1 sage rapier, 1 gold ring+0 I farmed the dark wraith+ghru spot My run consisted of killing 2 wraiths, 2 dagger ghrus, 1 caster ghru and 2 spear ghrus - it took me about 40-55 secs for a run. I did around 20 runs: a bunch of swords, eyes and armour. 1 heavy gem, 1 poison gem, 8 tongues, 0 swordgrass

        • 15 Feb 2019 04:22  

          "It is HIGHLY recommended to have an item discovery stat of at least 350+. " I had over 400 item discovery and farmed the 3 ghrus by farron keep perimeter for about 30 minutes and got maybe 1 of these, but on my other 8 characters, had less item discovery and got 10 in about 5 minutes. Sometimes I think Dark souls hates me a little more every time I play it

          • Anonymous

            23 Jan 2019 02:09  

            i've done the Keep Ruins bonfire 200 times and i got 13 Wolf's Blood Swordgrass so the probability for 278 ID is 6.5% for the team (2.17% for each one)

            • Anonymous

              23 Jan 2019 01:14  

              i've killed the ghrus in Keep Ruins bonfire. i did 100 times or i killed 300 ghrus. i have 278 item discovery so if item discovery page is true, i had 27.8% extra of item discovery. i found 7 Wolf's Blood Swordgrass so the probability of kill the 3 ghrus with 278 ID is 7% (or 2.33% for each one) for 100 ID, probabilities is 2.52% for the group (0.84% for each one) I'll keep testing with 100 times more, the law of big numbers may give me the thuth

              • Anonymous

                20 Jan 2019 13:45  

                Level 24 with +1 weapon highest upgrade nets me roughly 1-2 invasions every 10 minutes (tested around 2 pm european time on sunday). Just like with blue sentinels, you'd do good starting to collect those early and only once you get 30 wolf grass and around 15-20 concords, move on to the next stages of the game.

                • 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.

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