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The Farron Keep is a location in Dark Souls III. It is a subsection of the Road of Sacrifices.


The Farron Keep is home to the Abyss Watchers and the Watchdogs of Farron covenant.

The entrance to the Farron Keep is at the bottom of a ladder coming from the Crucifixion Woods. From here, you can see that much of the Farron Keep is in ruins and the few structures that remain are the three flaming towers, which need to be extinguished to open the way forward.

The surrounding area is covered in a sprawling poisonous swamp, some parts of which are waist-deep and significantly hinder your movement. It is filled with Rotten Slugs, Ghrus, Elder Ghrus and Basilisks, and somewhere lurks a lone Darkwraith. Deep in this swamp stands a tower where the Old Wolf of Farron lies, along with the Dreamchaser's Ashes. An elevator leads up to the ruined bridge, where the Stray Demon resides. Beyond the gate on the bridge are a small number of Hollow Soldiers, three Crystal Lizards, and some dragonslayer relics.

After the third flaming tower is extinguished, the door to the next area opens. Beyond it is a stretch of forest where a group of Corvians surrounds a Corvian Storyteller on a ledge, and further on are two Darkwraiths on their way to clash with a group of Ghrus in front of the mausoleum. To the right is the Farron Keep Perimeter, which leads back to the poisonous swamp and the Crucifixion Woods, with a Ravenous Crystal Lizard along the way.

Defeating the Abyss Watchers can be done with the help of Black Hand Gotthard. Once they are defeated, the way to the Catacombs of Carthus opens.

Adjacent locationsEdit


Main article: Road of Sacrifices (bonfires)

The Farron Keep is a subsection of the Road of Sacrifices and comprises the following bonfires:



* If required conditions are met.









  • There are two possible sources of abyssal corruption in the proximity of Farron. One is the Abyss of Wolnir, which the keep was built over. From the balcony in the Cathedral of the Deep (where you acquire a Deep Gem), you can see a pitch black pit of water near the Farron swamp. Perhaps this black pond is related to the Deep, and the corruption of Farron in the Abyss Watchers absence resulted from the corruption in the cathedral.



Dark Souls 3 Farron Keep - Hidden Walls And SECRETS Walkthrough03:50

Dark Souls 3 Farron Keep - Hidden Walls And SECRETS Walkthrough

Illusory walls and important items.

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