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 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

Discover the Way of Blue Covenant 



  • 6 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.
  • Blue spirits typically have builds with high Edge damage. When one is present, equip weapons that complement or synergize with this damage type.
  • 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)


    • 15 Apr 2017 01:41  

      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.

      • 14 Apr 2017 10:13  

        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?

        • 30 Mar 2017 00:12  

          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?!

          • 07 Jan 2017 12:01  

            The host cannot damage the invader when blue is summoned, right? I was having a fight with an invader and when the game stated that blue was being summoned, I couldn't deal damage to the invader anymore.

            • 07 Jan 2017 11:59  

              The host cannot damage the invader when blue is summoned, right? I was having a fight with an invader and when the game stated that blue was being summoned, I couldn't deal damage to the invader anymore.

              • 05 Jan 2017 11:15  

                ""More than one blue defender may be summoned per invader, but not more than one per invader"
                thats not the correct quote dude. Read correctly please.It says that more than one blue phantom can be summoned during an invasion (it doesnt matter whether one dies while fighting against a red phantom, a new one can still be spawned), but it cant summon more than one blue phantom per invader.

                • Honor is great and all but...27 Sep 2016 17:14  

                  I do feel like you should not impose your own code of honor on the wiki, yes it is nice to let the blue 1v1 and if both parties are okay with it sure, that is great but the blue is there to protect the host, and if the host or the blue feels like they want to fight together, than you should fight together, let people decide for themselves instead of crying honor, duels need honor, in invasions its optional, albeit a nice option.

                  • To new people joining this covenant.18 Sep 2016 06:19  

                    Always be prepared for anything. Even though there are more than one people on an invader it doesn't mean that you will get a guaranteed victory. Invaders have always been the games most dangerous and relentless force alive. From Demons Souls all the way to Dark Souls 3. Be patient. If an invader is running away then they are most likely going to heal. When this happens don't follow them. They could be planning on a way to take you down one by one whether it would be through a surprise attack or by leading "seeded" enemies towards you. Know your job. Your job is to protect the Host first and then eradicate the invader after. Don't just rush in for the kill. For all you know there could be another invader hiding and is about to kill the Host while you go running after an injured invader.

                    • More than one blue04 Sep 2016 16:38  

                      I've been having 2 blues summoned on the regular the last couple days. Been camo'd and dry fingered in the woods and using wot. Some are summoned in after the invader is dead. But still can't get myself summoned as a blade.

                      • Imbecile20 Aug 2016 01:12  

                        This wiki will be forever known as the wiki that allows the dumbest lies in its trivia sections. You CANNOT change your covenant when invaded, even while the invader is connecting. What an idiot

                        • Using his covenant.18 Aug 2016 16:34  

                          Why don't more people use this when in an area they haven't killed the boss on? If you've killed the boss or want to practice in other worlds, by all means be a sunbro. but if you haven't ever gotten to the boss, there is no shame in wearing this covenant just for the added protection, or to help out others in the blue sentinels covenant. Even if you're good at the game, that just means you don't NEED it not that you CAN'T use it.

                          • What is Edge damage?17 Aug 2016 23:00  

                            And why does the article mention this at all? Where are they drawing this data of typical common blue sentinels/blades of the darkmoon equipment or play-styles? This sounds anecdotal at best (and they likely meant Slash damage).

                            • Way of Blue/Blue Sentinel reward share20 Jul 2016 03:06  

                              Why dont the Way of Blue members who are defended by a Blue Sentinel also get the reward, like how the Sun Bros their theirs with the person who summoned them?

                              • Some players like to think of the summoned blue spirits as bodyguards rather than helpers13 Jul 2016 07:21  

                                If you're playing through the game, get invaded, and a blue is summoned... You're not ganking. Ganking doesn't mean 'gang kill'. It's a term that gained MASSIVE popularity in MMO communities, especially WoW. Ganking is a reference to someone specifically seeking out to attack a player when said player is at a disadvantage. Be it roaming as a 'gank squad', attacking someone fighting mobs, 'ambushing' players from stealth, or being a boat-load of levels higher than them. Since Bloodborne, the mis-use of the word 'gank' has been tremendous. Dear god.

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