Way of Blue is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.Way of Blue


Pale blue sheepskin parchment detailing the moon of an ancient accord. Equip to pledge oneself to the Way of Blue. Members of the Way of Blue are the beneficiaries of an ancient accord. When a dark spirit threatens them, a blue spirit will grant them assistance, and help root out the invader. Summoning takes place automatically while this is equipped."


Way of Blue Information




Effects of the Covenant

The Way of the Blue is a co-op covenant that summons Blue Sentinels and Blades of the Darkmoon when you are being invaded, in order to protect you. This covenant is mostly aimed towards players who have trouble beating invaders or just like to have some added security.

It usually takes a while for a Blue Sentinel or Blade of the Darkmoon to be summoned, as such players who do not desire to engage in PvP may want to hide/escape from invaders.

Inexplicably Blades of the Darkmoon and Blue Sentinels will NOT be summoned to protect a player against invading Aldrich Faithful defending Anor Londo or Watchdogs of Farron in the swamps. They however WILL appear should a "regular" invader appear in your game, and killing any number of Aldrich Faithful/Watchdogs who have been summoned due to their covenant objective will not dismiss them.

Some players like to think of the summoned blue spirits as bodyguards rather than helpers (i.e. letting the blue fight the invader in your place rather than along side you).  This helps to level the playing field for the invader and give them the chance for extra rewards, gives the blue the opportunity to fight fairly, and lets the host continue through the level as planned.  And if the blue spirit fails, the invader will at least be weakened to some degree, and more blue spirits can still be summoned, so this is not explicitly considered ganking, but still frowned upon at times if there is more than one person in the world, i.e. other summons ready to attack you as well.

Rank Requirements

There are no higher ranks for this covenant.




Covenant: Way of Blue

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  • Six player PvP matches can be quickly made in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley by equipping the Way of Blue Covenant in the area after the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire.
  • It usually takes a bit of time for a blue defender to be summoned. If you don't feel confident fighting against red invaders, try hiding in a spot where you don't take damage, as invaders can see you across the entire area if you take damage.
  • More than one blue defender may be summoned per invasion, but not more than one per invader.
  • If you have a different covenant equipped while you're being invaded, you can equip the Way of Blue covenant and will be able to summon blue sentinels or blade of the darkmoon even as you're invaded. (Does not apply to farron invasion)


    • Anonymous

      18 Jan 2018 04:58  

      "More than one blue defender may be summoned per invasion, but not more than one per invader." That last part is incorrect. I've had 2 blue sentinels appear to help me fight one invader. I already had someone summoned, the invader came in, then the two sentinels and it became a bit of a "you've come to the wrong neighbourhood" invasion.

      • Anonymous

        07 Jan 2018 21:36  

        The trivia is literally encouraging gank hosts by telling people to not to fight with this covenant equipped and to just hide and wait for summons.

        • Anonymous

          02 Jan 2018 01:26  

          I'm not hating on Way of the Blue users, but it's pretty annoying having to slash through endless waves of summoned Blues. Not to mention Blues (specifically Blue Sentinels) are suicidally aggressive 90% of the time. It does add an element of unpredictableness and fun, sometimes.

          • Anonymous

            13 Dec 2017 14:14  

            As a blade of the darkmoon I went to multiple areas that has 3 embers show during the travelling location, and waited for a goddamn year just to be summoned once and then after that somehow every embered people there are gone in an instant(checking on the "travel" option)

            • Anonymous

              08 Sep 2017 23:21  

              People say "put on way of the blue to help blue sentinels out", from my experience having way of the blue on almost no blue sentinels show up when you are invaded, I've only ever seen that a blue sentinel was entering my game after I had already killed the invader. If you are actually bad at this game you will probably just take off the ring out of frustration. No point in putting the ring on if you have to run away for the chance... maybe... that a blue sentinel or darkmoon might eventually show up.

              • 08 Aug 2017 13:01  

                It didn't do much good when I got invaded by a red who wouldn't (for the life of me) give me a breather to add health. Was down to my final nano bit bar of health, unable to drink any of my remaining 10 estus, when a blue came out of nowhere and ripped the red one to pieces. It almost seemed as though blue was waiting till the last second before helping. Not cool of them. Another time, I was summoned to assist at HIgh Wall of Lothric, not an area I would consider dangerous enough for an invasion. After those two times, I quit applying the blue covenant. I quit applying any type of covenant, and only use ember (or being online) before entering a boss area.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jul 2017 06:43  

                  Easy tip for invasion auto-farming: Put on Way of Blue, find a spot where you're really well hidden, pop a dried knuckle and hide there. Just wait for the invaders and the blue spirits to fight. It isn't as dickish as it sounds, by the way. The invaders still get rewards for killing blue spirits, that'll be easier for them since you're nowhere to be seen, and you get rewards for each invader defeated by the blues. Meanwhile, you can... I don't know, take a nap? Drink a beer? Smoke some weed?

                  • 03 Jun 2017 17:44  

                    So with this covenant I have tested that so far at the mausoleum lookout and the ringed inner wall bonfire you can be summoned as a spear of the church if you leave your summon sign down. I've reproduced it twice in 20 minutes. If this stays you no longer need to fight midir to be a spear of the church!

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Jun 2017 17:34  

                      Can someone test this: I had this covenant on at the mausoleum lookout and was spawned as a spear of the church. I put a summon sign next to the bonfire. Thanks!

                      • Anonymous

                        24 May 2017 04:09  

                        A friendly warning, if you are summoned as a Blue in the Farron Swamp be wary that at lower levels there are lots of Pale tongue Farmers, basically you'll get called in and get ganked by Reds or Purples and the host will just sit there

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Apr 2017 07:41  

                          Everyone who doesn't want to be invaded while embered should equip this 24/7 unless they're going to do pvp or coop. It'll help fellow Blue Sentinels and make you feel safer.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Apr 2017 16:13  

                            I almost always go through areas on my own and only summon phantoms on bosses I struggle with and I don't really want to deal with an invader interrupting my progress half the time so I have this on when progressing in the game. So is it a good thing to have this equipped to help people get proofs?
                            Are people still having trouble getting proofs?

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Mar 2017 06:12  

                              congratulations on your acceptance to the way of blue! by joining this covenant, you are permitted to the following;
                              1. not being able to handle one person on your own
                              2. needing two separate covenants to come to your aid because you are just helpless without them
                              3. run and hide like a baby until a Sentinel comes along, and then decide to be aggressive and pointing down on the dead invader
                              4. never switch off to another more helpful covenant because those big bad invaders are too much for you to handle
                              5. to join the Git Gud Casul or DS3 Trash steam groups to send invites to the invader unlucky enough to get ganked by two dex build tryhards
                              6. scream "its just an invasion, there are no rules!" at anyone who calls you out for the coward you are
                              7. one free pacifier and bib, in the color of your choosing, to suck on and wear while you and the sentinel sit there and hammer R1 with your dex weapon
                              8. forever be known as huge baby who would never be able to beat the game without at least one phantom behind you the whole time

                              thanks for joining the Way of Blue covenant! enjoy your stay, and remember; why play the game when others can beat it for you?!

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Jan 2017 18:14  

                                Can the host damage the invader when blue is summoned? I couldn't damage the invader when blue was summoned, but I saw in some clips that you could.

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