"And they'd have us seek the Lords of Cinder, and return them to their moulding thrones. But we're talking true legends with the mettle to link the fire. We're not fit to lick their boots. Don't you think?"
— Hawkwood

Hawkwood the Deserter is a character in Dark Souls III. He is voiced by Blake Ritson, who also voiced Griggs of Vinheim from Dark Souls and Royal Sorcerer Navlaan from Dark Souls II.


Hawkwood wears the Undead Legion Set with the Chain Helm and wields a Bastard Sword along with his shield.


Firelink Shrine

  • First met sitting on the staircase in front of the shrine's bonfire. If he is not encountered there in subsequent visits, he usually can be found praying at a gravestone located outside, to the right of the shrine and where a Starved Hound attacks.

Farron Keep


Consumed King's Garden

  • Hawkwood can be summoned for the Oceiros, the Consumed King boss fight. His sign can be found on the rectangular platform beyond the toxic swamp and will only appear after he has departed from Firelink for good.

Archdragon Peak

  • Hawkwood can be summoned in Archdragon Peak. His sign can be found near the stairs that lead to the Great Belfry bonfire. He doesn't actually fight the boss, instead he will run in the opposite direction towards the altar atop the mountain.


Hawkwood is a deserter from Farron's Undead Legion. He decides that he is not fit to fulfill his duty of searching for the Lords of Cinder, so instead takes up residence in Firelink Shrine. Once the player defeats the Abyss Watchers, he will disappear from the shrine.

If speaking with Andre or visiting a grave beside the shrine, the player will come in possession of Hawkwood's Shield, which he left behind for the Ashen One.

Once the player has acquired the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone, Andre will give the player Hawkwood's Swordgrass, which contains a message challenging the player to a duel at the mausoleum in Farron Keep, where the Abyss Watchers bonfire is located. If the player defeats Hawkwood, they will acquire the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone. If Hawkwood kills the player, he will take the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone. The player can reacquire it by killing him.


Item Heavy Gem
Heavy Gem
Twinkling Dragon Head Stone
Twinkling Dragon Head Stone
Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone
Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed
(Farron Keep)
(if Hawkwood defeated the player previously)



  • Teaches the "Collapse" gesture the first time the player talks to him.
  • Gives the player a Heavy Gem if talked to after lighting the Halfway Fortress bonfire in the Road of Sacrifice.
  • Gives the player the Farron Ring if talked to after defeating the Abyss Watchers.
  • Once Hawkwood leaves Firelink Shrine for good, his shield can be found at the same gravestone he used to pray at, outside and to the right of the shrine, where a Starved Hound attacks.
  • Hawkwood can heal up via Estus Flask up to six times when fought at the Abyss Watchers mausoleum.
  • Hawkwood uses a Bastard Sword at Firelink Shrine and when summoned as a white phantom, but uses a Farron Greatsword when fought at the mausoleum at Farron Keep.




  1. If the player did not speak with Hawkwood after defeating the Abyss Watchers and kills him at anytime during the course of the game afterward.
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