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, so players who do not desire to engage in PvP with invaders may want to hide/escape from them until a Blade/Sentinel is summoned.

Inexplicably, Blades of the Darkmoon and Blue Sentinels will NOT be summoned to protect a player against an invading Aldrich Faithful defending Anor Londo or Watchdogs of Farron in the swamps. They, however, WILL appear if a "regular" invader appears 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 alongside 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 to 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 be summoned. This is not explicitly considered "ganking," but it is still frowned upon if there is more than one person in the world, i.e. other summoned spirits, ready to attack you as well.

Rank Requirements

There are no ranks for this covenant.




Covenant: Way of Blue

Discover the Way of Blue Covenant 



  • 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 invaders, try hiding in a spot where you won't take damage, as invaders can see your health bar through the map if you take damage.
  • The same thing stated above occurs for invaders; if an invader takes damage, you will see their health bar through the map. You can use this to your advantage to go to/away from the invader.
  • 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 Blades of the Darkmoon even as you're invaded. (Does not apply to Watchdogs of Farron/Aldrich Faithful invasions)

    • Anonymous

      22 Jan 2018 18:39  

      Best covenant in the game for new players. I don't care if it makes the fight uneven. The invader has all the mobs at his yeah after the invader gets parried once and then just hugs the strongest mobs in an area waiting for you, then you deserve a bodygard.

      • 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?

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