For the Dark Souls II variant, see Seed of a Tree of Giants.

The Seed of a Giant Tree is a consumable item in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Makes enemies react to invaders.
The giant trees were also known as watcher trees, and their seed unmask invaders.
When used effectively, these seeds will help counter dark spirits.


Obtained from the giant tree located just outside of the upper exit in Firelink Shrine.

Every time a player is invaded, whether by an NPC or by another player, there is a chance that they will be able to pick a Seed from the tree. If a Seed is not available following an invasion, the probability increases incrementally until a Seed spawns, after which the chance resets.


Upon use, enemies in the player's world will react to red and purple spirits, whether they are invaders or if they are summoned via a Red Sign Soapstone. The effect lasts for 45 seconds.


  • Seeds cannot be dropped or picked up by hosts and cooperating phantoms.
  • One can be traded with Pickle Pee in exchange for the Iron Leggings (only once per playthrough).