Thank god for this mthrfkr. I'm on my first playthrough of ds3 and figure I'll summon him to lend me a hand with the big crabs just for kicks. We're fighting the first big crab when an AI invader shows up, Hodrick one shots the dude (lmao). 5 seconds don't even pass before a blue phantom shows up that turns out to be a friggin mad man. Couple of moments go by and I get invaded by yet another player.
I've got: Hodrick, a madman player, an invader player, a pissed off mega crab with a bunch of little crabs, and me in this free-for-all gang bang. The ONLY reasons why I survived was because Hodrick is a fking bamf who the other invaders were afraid of and I dance/rolled around him to keep them off of me. He literally saved my ***.
10/10 game 50/10 npc. would summon again.