Blades of the Darkmoon is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.Blades of the Darkmoon


A silver pendant depicting the Darkmoon and a sword, the crest of the Darkmoon Knights, the original Blue Sentinels. Equip to pledge oneself to the Blade of the Darkmoon covenant.

When a member of the Way of Blue faces a dark spirit, the Blades of the Darkmoon, by an ancient accord, help to root out the invader. Summoning takes place automatically when equipped."


Blades of the Darkmoon Information



  • You must obtain the item: Blades of the Darkmoon and equip it.
  • It is located in Anor Londo, at a tower accessed by walking over an invisible path from the rotating platform. The rotating stairs can be in any position. If it is at the top (allowing access to Anor Londo) go to the bottom of the stairs, and if it's at the bottom go to the top. There's a bonfire on a platform of the tower directly in front of you on the broken path, just walk through the air straight ahead of the platform exit. Do not deviate from the path until you are perpendicular to the bonfire, then go 90° to your right, and you will land safely next to the bonfire. (There are invisible walls around the walkway so you cannot actually fall down at the wrong place.) (video location)


  • When a Darkmoon/Blue Sentinel spawns, a floating red eye will appear locating an invader or Blue spirit, depending on whether the player is an invader or Blue spirit. This floating red eye that locates invaders was previously a miracle in Dark Souls II, called Unveil.

Effects of the Covenant

  • The covenant is identical in function to the Blue Sentinels, with an additional rivalry with the Aldrich Faithful.
  • You do NOT get an ear from killing Aldrich Faithfuls or Watchdogs of Farron.
  • Blades of the Darkmoon are only summoned in response to players who invaded by using a Red Eye Orb. Hostile players who were summoned through red or white signs, or who invaded using the Aldrich Faithful or Watchdog of Farron covenant items, do not cause Darkmoons to be summoned.
  • Dark moon phantom color is light blue.
  • If the Host of Embers enters a boss room, the Blade of the Darkmoon will be rewarded with a Proof of a Concord Kept and be returned to their world. It seems to not work on optionals or mid-bosses.
  • If the invader returns home, is killed by a monster or dies by fall damage, the Blade of the Darkmoon will NOT be rewarded a Proof of a Concord Kept. However, they will still get the same victory message.
  • It is possible to be summoned to Archdragon Peak if the host is fighting one of the NPC summons of the lizard-men there.
  • If the host summons any reds/purples through the use of red soapstones (instead of white), then the Blades cannot be summoned.
  • Note that summoning will prioritize the area that you are in, but will summon you anywhere after an indeterminate amount of time has passed.
  • If you start an NG+ game you CAN be summoned to maps (& bonfires) you didn't unlock/reach yet through your second playthrough (tested on NG+).
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:
    Condition Min Max
    Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of Sunlight, Mound-Maker or no covenant Host - 10 - (Host * 0.1) Host + 10 + (Host * 0.1)
    Defending Summons of: Blade of the Darkmoon or Blue Sentinels Host - 20 - (Host * 0.2) Host + (Host * 0.1)

Rank Requirements

Ranks are obtained by offering obtained Proof of a Concord Kept items to Company Captain Yorshka. These can be acquired by being summoned with the Covenant item equipped and defeating players (one given for each invader banished (two for killing a red Aldrich Faithful), so to stay in the host's world and farm you may wish to keep one invader alive) OR by defeating Silver Knights, as they have a small chance to drop them (approx 1 in 30). See Proof of a Concord Kept for farming information.

Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial None
1 10 Darkmoon Ring (Grants 2 additional attunement slots.)
2 30 Darkmoon Blade (Miracle)




Covenant: Blade of the Darkmoon

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    • Anonymous

      18 Nov 2017 00:55  

      Listen I've noticed people have been complaining that the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant should be able to invade the world of sinners. But that's not the way the lore goes, the Blades of the Darkmoon existed with one purpose, to DEFEND those who came to link the fire.

      • Anonymous

        17 Nov 2017 07:34  

        Really lame you can only be summoned to a way of the blue member and not invade indicted players. I want to punish invaders but that doesn't mean I want to do it by ganking them.

        • Anonymous

          11 Oct 2017 23:37  

          whoever made this page forgot the most important effects of this covenant:
          - equipping this covenant disables auto-summoning until you unequip it
          - the covenant prevents you from getting the master of miracles achievement by existing
          - the covenant prevents you from getting the master of rings achievement by existing
          - thus, the covenant forces you to farm silver knights for several hours / days

          • Anonymous

            07 Oct 2017 20:38  

            How does this site get so much wrong? Even down to the color of phantoms? Sentinels are dark blue and Blades are light blue.

            • Anonymous

              06 Oct 2017 18:29  

              not all hosts are friends of blues. or enemies of reds. read the situation and black crystal out if necessary.

              • 27 Sep 2017 09:33  

                so, i think the reason many people don't get summoned is because they wait for a summon to happen while they are just waiting sitting somewhere in the game world, however, i noticed that if i stay still, i could wait for hours on end and never get summoned, but as soon as i kill a couple enemies, move around, am embered or other things of that nature, i get summoned, A LOT. for example, yesterda i was going trough lothric castle, and i was summoned right in the middle of a fight with the outrider knight(thankfully he got a position reset when i came back) and after a bit, right when i was getting the mimic another summon.

                i'm not sure what this is about, it seems like there's some kind of afk detection system, meaning that if you want to get summoned you have to be fighting, doing a long but easy mob run should fix this problem, for me, i'd go to lothric castle bonfire and kill the lothric knights behind with the FGS(staggers them and gets trough their shield, making the fights trivial), usually when i get to the lancer i'd be already summoned, i guess that the high wall and undead settlement could work too though you won't get much out of mindlessly farming those areas unless you want the flamberge or fire gems.

                if from software was kind enough to explain the players about the afk system and maybe give us a blue eye orb this problem wouldn't exist honestly.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Sep 2017 12:17  

                  Initially, the goal of the Darkmoon Blades was to track down and annihilate the invaders in their own world.
                  An eye for an eye, they were the invader's invaders.

                  The absence of a blue Eye Orb is beyond stupidity.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Sep 2017 01:22  

                    Blue Eye Orb. Please. I don't even want it to grind for Concords, I just want to punish people in the name of my Trap Waifu like the Weeaboo Phag I am. I've gone so far as to invade as a moundmaker and wait in others worlds until they get invaded so I can hunt the invader down, but it's not the same.

                    Please Give me the power to Invade Indicted Invaders, I am not asking two much, the last two games had it FFS...

                    • 17 Aug 2017 16:41  

                      [PS4] I would love to find a few people interested in getting proof of concord kept. If we can get 3 people we can sort of "farm" these. We will all go to the same location. One person equip Way of Blue, one person invade, and one person equip blades of darkmoon. Have the blade kill the invader and repeat, and hopefully other invaders might come in that we could kill as well. I am willing to be any of the three people. My main character I want to do this with is level 108, but I could level up some if necessary. I do have some lower and mid levels characters I could help with as well - 50s, 70's. Just contact me at my PSN: stephenamaloney

                      • 15 Aug 2017 22:30  

                        Am I the only one who hates it when you get sent home by the host? It took me 3 hours to finally get picked up, only to be sent home because I'm "ruining his gank squad".

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Aug 2017 02:51  

                          i joined a host in ringed city and i had this ring following me that made me overweighted and unable to even fatroll :/

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Jul 2017 09:44  

                            Literally got the summoned to another world notification then I accidentally rested at bonfire and it said failed to join fml

                            • Anonymous

                              26 Jul 2017 16:24  

                              I wish you could leave a blue summoning sign to summon a blue spirit which are visible only to players who are being invaded.

                              • Anonymous

                                10 Jul 2017 05:25  

                                farming concords...
                                I have 80 sets of silver knight armor, maxed out the number of titanite shards I can carry (sold 200 and maxed out again), killed around 450 silver knights, and had around 2.5 million souls by the time i was done.

                                I got summoned 4 times and 2 of them were hosts trolling blues.

                                • Anonymous

                                  09 Jul 2017 17:10  

                                  Darkmoons, you are the worst gankers. I really mean that. I'll go through all the trouble of embering and using the fingers, then clearing out the area where you spawn of enemies, then dropping a bunch of prism stones, then in most cases the invader will be sitting with me waiting to duel you, or we'll be throwing the hello carvings at you and bowing. So then what do you do, 90% of all darkmoons, when faced with the prospect of a fair 1v1 fight? Do you bow and fight? Noooooo, that would be way to easy. You run off into the journey 4 crabs and still fight the invader but now you get annihilated by aggro'd red eyed dudes. Or you get mad at me for not helping you gank the friendly invader. Or you sit down and refuse to fight, which would be cool, except when another darkmoon comes, all the sudden you want to fight now that it's 2v1. And of course the second darkmoon gets mad at me too for not helping and can you really blame the invader for running off into the crabs when 2 darkmoons are trying to gank them. Guys, I'm here to tell you that the crabs win more often than you do; please stop. Just bow and have a fair fight; would that be so bad? If another invader comes I'll keep them off you. The thing is, the invaders tend to be more honorable, they will sit and watch with me. They don't need this; it is super easy to level up in Rosarias, right? And another thing, if you bow before the duel, typically that means you are agreeing to not use estus, right? If you use it, they will use it too. When you do that, you prolong the fight greatly, which means more invaders can come and the possibility of you/me getting ganked by new arrivals increases. Sometimes darkmoons come, and see me sitting with the invader and return home. Why would you leave me??? Even if I was letting invaders gank you, and I'm not, returning home is the pussiest of all moves you can make. What do you have to lose? It's just a game. I've been summoned like 4 times as a darkmoon and had to level up farming the items from the silver knights in anor londo; this seems like a much easier way right? Are darkmoons being summoned these days with such regularity that my efforts are wasted? Should I stop summoning you altogether as your messages to me of "kill yourself" would indicate? Tell me if I'm the one being a*****here, or there's something I could do better to help you, or help you understand what's going on in the world around you.
                                  <3 smellerbee2000 ps4 SL150

                                  • Anonymous

                                    07 Jul 2017 12:47  

                                    Let me ask a stupid question since am new to the dark souls. How do you equip the different covenants because when i try its not possible or do they equip them selves as you except to join the different covenants?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      06 Jul 2017 06:03  

                                      Ok, so I kind of like the idea that more than 1 Blade or Sentinel can be summoned, but when you invade a solo host who has the Way of Blue on and literally within one minute of fighting them, TWO Blades get summoned when there is only one invader. I don't want to sound pissy, I really don't, but on top of how invasions are, this is just bull*****by this point.

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