How to farm Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass in Dark Souls 3 – FandomSpot

You can farm Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass in a number of ways:

  • Defeat Ghrus in Farron Keep (offline method)
  • Protect Farron Hold as Covenant Member Farron Watchdog (online method)

We will show the fastest ways to do both farming methods in this guide.

Defeat Ghrus in Farron Keep (Offline Method)

The most reliable way to collect Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass is to repeatedly kill the Ghrus that inhabits Farron Keep.

Knife-wielding Ghru / Dark Souls 3
Ghru holding a knife

Any type of Ghru has a chance to drop a piece of Swordgrass, so picking a farming spot is just the fastest way to kill the largest group of Ghrus.

However, before choosing a spot, you should first equip some item discovery aids to speed up your farm.

Item Discovery Build / Dark Souls 3
Item Discovery Build

For a complete rundown of the best gear to use to increase your item discoverability, check out our farm building guide.

Location 1: The Ruins’ Bonfire Method

The first Ghru farming spot you’ll encounter is right next to the Flame Keep Ruins, so move there to get started.

The Keep Ruins Bonfire / Dark Souls 3
The Keep Ruins Bonfire

From Bonfire, head towards the three Ghrus just outside the room. Do a charged attack before they know you’re there, then try to quickly take down the group before they overwhelm you.

Once you’ve defeated them all, loot any items they may have dropped, then return to Bonfire and rest to revive the enemies for another farm.

Body of Ghrus with their dropped items / Dark Souls 3
The body of the Ghrus with their dropped items

The success rate for a single run of this farm is about 1.2% without equipping any farming equipment.

With an equipped farm building, your chances increase to about 3.8%.

While this number may seem low, 3.8% is actually a great success rate for farming a rare item like Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass.

Keep it and you will eventually get the drops you need.

Finally got a Wolf's Blood Swordgrass from Ghrus / Dark Souls 3
Finally received a Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass from Ghrus

Position 2: Farron’s Perimeter Hold Method

This process takes longer than the Keep Ruins route, but it is much safer.

If you are having some trouble consistently defeating Ghrus at Keep Ruins, then this location is the best choice for you.

Move to Farron Hold the perimeter to start.

Farron Keep Perimeter Bonfire / Dark Souls 3
Farron Keep Perimeter Bonfire

Walk along the corridor until you reach the archway leading to the main entrance to the area.

Wait here and you should be able to see two Darkwraiths walking the path towards the Abyss Watchers Bonfire.

Watch the Darkwraiths Approach Ghrus / Dark Souls 3
Watch the Darkwraiths approach Ghrus

Further down the road, they will meet 5 Ghrus and begin to fight them, starting a great battle between the two opposing factions.

Once the Darkwraiths are about to start fighting them, run behind them and join in, staying out of the fight if possible.

Try to stay away from the most dangerous parts of the battle and take every opportunity to finish off Ghrus if possible.

A Darkwraith Attacks Ghru / Dark Souls 3
A Darkwraith Attacks Ghru

Although Darkwraith was able to make Ghrus drop Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass, they were not equipped with item discovery equipment, so the odds of them dropping one were low.

For this reason, you’ll want to “sniper” Darkwraiths’ lives from them, delivering the finishing blow to Ghrus so your farming equipment increases your chances of getting Swordgrass.

Collect Wolf's Blood Sword Grass from Ghru / Dark Souls 3
Collect Wolf’s Blood Sword Grass from Ghru

It can take a while to snipe these kills proficiently, but with some practice you should be able to safely take down Ghrus every time.

Protecting Farron Keep (Online Method)

The next best way to farm Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass is to join the Watchdogs of Farron covenant and use their PvP mechanics.

To do this, you’ll first have to find the Old Wolf of Farron to become a member.

The Old Wolf of Farron / Dark Souls 3
Farron’s Old Wolf

Step 1: Join the Covenant

To find him, move to Keep Ruins Bonfire and go through the exit that is not guarded by Ghrus.

Walk down the sunken bridge until you reach the marsh, then look to your right to see a swarm of slugs next to a large stone building in the distance.

Pointing at the slugs by the stone building in the distance / Dark Souls 3
Pointing at the slugs by the stone building in the distance

Walk across the swamp to the slugs and get them out, then climb up the ladder they’re guarding.

At the top of the stairs, turn right and go through the archway on your left to find the Old Wolf’s chamber.

Approach the Wolf and choose to pray to it when the prompt appears. From here, you can choose to join the Watchdogs of Farron covenant.

Watchdog of Farron Pledge / Dark Souls 3
Watchdog of Farron Pledge

Now that you’ve entered the covenant, equip the Pledge to begin the PvP matchmaking process.

Step 2: Protect The Keep

Any member of Watchdogs of Farron playing online can be automatically summoned to protect Farron Keep from non-Watchdogs covenant players.

You will receive a Wolf’s Blood Sword Grass for each summon you manage to kill the host.

This can be a long and tedious process these days, as Dark Souls 3’s servers are more empty than ever.

Tried and failed to find online game on DS3/Dark Souls 3 server
Tried and couldn’t find online game on DS3 . server

Fortunately, there are still some things you can do to speed up this process.

First is Avoid moving between levels. Although unconfirmed, some players believe this resets your place in the matchmaking queue, preventing you from being summoned.

The second and most effective thing to do is wait right outside the Abyss Watchers boss arena. This has been shown to greatly increase your chances of being summoned.

Best Area to Wait for Watchdog Summons / Dark Souls 3
Best area to wait for Watchdog summons How to farm Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass in Dark Souls 3 – FandomSpot


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