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The Company of Champions in Dark Souls 2 is one of two covenants that are available as soon as you get to Majula. Being a member of this covenant substantially increases the game's difficulty level by making every enemy deal more damage (up to 50% in some cases, especially bosses), have more HP, and have approximately 20% damage resistance (tested on bosses under identical circumstances in SotFS), similar to playing in NG+ or using Bonfire Ascetics, while being in NG and without having to use ascetics at every bonfire. In addition, being in this covenant also disables cooperative play, removing the player's ability to summon anybody, including NPCs. Other players are still able to invade your world. This covenant also increases the range at which enemies will notice you. Covenant of the Fittests Trophy.png

 

Covenant leader: Victor's Stone
Where to join: Majula

How to join Company of Champions

In Majula, take the path along the coast to the right of the doorway leading to Heide's Tower of Flame to find the Victor's Stone monument. Pray to it and you will be asked to join the Company of Champions covenant.

Upon joining the covenant, players will also be given the Champion's Tablet. This item can be used to display a leaderboard showing the names of the players who have offered the most Awestones to the Victor's Stone.
While this covenant is strongly focused around PvE, it can be PvP focused as well, because defeating red phantom invaders in your world will drop Awestones, which you will need to acquire higher ranks.
WARNING: If you join this covenant you cannot be summoned or summon other players, NOT EVEN NPCs like Lucatiel etc... so their symbols will not appear. It should be mentioned, however, that you CAN summon red signs still, allowing for some amount of co-op if you have the item Seed of a Tree of Giants activated.

 

Rank


Covenant rank is increased by offering Awestones to the Victor's Stone in Majula. These stones are obtained by defeating invading red phantoms, both players and NPCs, and they are occasionally dropped by enemies as well. Note that it is NOT necessary to defeat player invaders to obtain the required amount of Awestones to reach rank 3 in this covenant. This can easily be done without PvP and without going to NG+ (Check out the Awestone page for information on how to farm them.)
If you focus on defeating invaders as a way of obtaining Awestones, and don't mind getting interrupted, you can use a Token of Spite and/or wear the Delicate String ring to increase your chances of being invaded.

Known Awestone-dropping enemies:

 

Rank Requirement Reward
0 (Initial) Champion's Tablet
1 Offer 10 Awestones Great Magic Weapon
2 Offer 25 Awestones First Dragon Ring
3 Offer 50 Awestones Vanquisher's Seal

 

 

Notes, Hints and Tips

  • Also known as "Hunters" or "Lures" by the online community, as they lure red phantoms to their world for quick Awestones.
  • Bell Keeper invaders (Grey phantoms) do not drop Awestones.
  • Red phantoms summoned by using their Red Soapstone sign do not drop Awestones.
  • Obtain Awestones by killing the red invader Bowman Guthry (appears on NG+) in Doors of Pharros at the first bonfire.
  • Rhoy the Explorer, in the Grave of Saints with Bonfire Intensity 2 or more, will also invade 12 total times (infinite times when you join this covenant). Farm him by going down and up the ladder outside of the second bonfire (his lack of reach can be advantageous) NOTE: Actually you burn the Ascetic by the FIRST bonfire, then teleport to the second bonfire and drop down the stairs & climb up to get Rhoy
  • Releasing Royal Sorcerer Navlaan will grant more opportunities to farm Awestones.
  • Joining this covenant will give all non-special enemies unlimited spawns for the duration you're in the covenant (special enemies such as the Aldia Warlock in Shrine of Amana or the necromancers in Huntsman's Copse will not respawn). Once you leave, all enemies will return to the spawning condition they had before you joined.
  • The enemies at Doors of Pharros have a chance of dropping awestone when you join the covenant.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2017 18:57  

      Lmao i remembered i joined this covenant without knowing its purpose and tried to kill the big knight on heide tower like 3 hours. It was my first soulsborne game, though.

      • Anonymous

        29 Jul 2017 00:17  

        Lmao vet at ds3, went to play this and I was wondering why it was hard. Didnt die then got to no mans with it and it was hell. This was my first ds2 playthrough.

        • Anonymous

          05 Jul 2017 08:44  

          the ogre by the first forest of giant bonfire drops awestones and souls of proud knights, also I've gotten 5 awestones within 30 mins of farming.

          • Anonymous

            11 Apr 2017 04:31  

            Reaching all 50 Awestones offline is rather easy. All you need is a chime, the requirements for "Force", Force itself and a Pharros' Lockstone (and at least 5 Bonfire Aesthetics if in older version).

            Once you acquire all, head to the GRAVE ENTRANCE Bonfire and use the Lockstone to open the top bridge. Spawn Rhoy the Explorer by dropping down the ladder and climbing back up and running across the bridge. Afterwards, wait for Rhoy to show up and politely "Force" him off the bridge. Continue until you reach all desired Awestones.

            (If in older version)
            When Rhoy stops spawning (after 12 kills), reset the HARVAL'S RESTING PLACE Bonfire to respawn Rhoy.

            Hope I helped, git gud!

            • Anonymous

              03 Jan 2017 15:18  

              ayy wtf, i'm a total noob and didn't know about this stuff, I joined the covenant at the start of the game without knowing what it does, and now I'm at No Man's Wharf. So the game will indeed get easier if I leave it, good to know

              • 24 Oct 2016 23:34  

                WARNING! Donating awestones while in offline mode will only apply towards the covenant rewards. They will not show up on the rankings tablet. Even after going back to online mode. I wasted around 150 stones before I found this bug . I'm on Xboxone SotFS version, and I don't know if this issue applies to other versions, but I would make sure to be in online mode to be safe.

                • Anonymous

                  Not unlimited respawns29 Aug 2016 10:59  

                  I was told that joining this covenant would give normal infinite spawns then ended up farming iron keep to extinction. It may extend the number of spawns but it does not make them unlimited. Sadly, I do not have a total count but I can tell you that enemies who have already gone extinct will still be gone and enemies that are still there will go away.

                  • Item discovery increase?29 Aug 2016 10:59  

                    I've spent some time in this covenant to farm things such as petrified dragon bones and such, but it seems that drop rates are increased. Could someone confirm this? I got 3 drops of the black dragon greataxe, 2 black dragon shields, 2 sanctum priestess tiaras and this was within 20 kills. Also drakekeeper armor aplenty (10+ of each piece).

                    • Anonymous

                      If I leave29 Aug 2016 10:59  

                      If I leave this covenant does it reduce enemy damage and all of that back down or is that just permanent?

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