Blades of the Darkmoon

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 is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3. The covenant can be gained by equipping the item Blades of the Darkmoon which is obtained from Anor Londo. While a member of the Covenant, Blades of the Darkmoon will be summoned to help you defend against invaders.

 

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. If it's at the bottom, go to the top. There's a bonfire on a tower directly to the left of you, (if you're facing the Anor Londo bonfire,) and a broken platform on the rotating platform facing towards it. Just walk through the air straight ahead off of the broken platform. Do not deviate from the path until you are perpendicular to the bonfire, then turn 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)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Notes

  • 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. For every invader in any given world, there will be one floating red eye that appears.
  • If an invader successfully uses the Black Separation Crystal, it will count as a victory for the player. However, they will not be rewarded with a Proof of Concord Kept.

Effects of the Covenant

  • The covenant is identical in function to the Blue Sentinels, with an additional rivalry with the Aldrich Faithful.
  • While searching for worlds to defend, the covenant icon next to your status bars will fade in and out with a white color.
  • You do NOT get an ear from killing Aldrich Faithfuls or Watchdogs of Farron. However, you DO receive a Vertebra Shackle in addition to a Proof of Concord Kept if the invader is a a member of the Mound Makers.
  • 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.
  • The Darkmoon phantom color is dark blue.
  • If the Host of Embers enters a boss room, the Blade of the Darkmoon will be rewarded with a Proof of Concord Kept and be returned to their world. It seems to not work on optional 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 Concord Kept. However, they will still get the same victory message.
  • If the invader dies, or returns home, before the Blade of the Darkmoon spawns into the world, they will NOT be rewarded a Proof of 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 on your second playthrough (tested on NG+).
  • The Matchmaking Formula is Covenant Dependent:
    Condition Min Max
    Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of SunlightMound-Maker or no covenant Host - 10 - (Host * 0.1) Host + 10 + (Host * 0.1)
    Defending Summons of Blades 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 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. The rank requirements are additive, meaning you only have to earn a total of 30, not 10 and then another 30, to obtain all covenant rewards.

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

 

Trivia

  • Blades of The Darkmoon first appeared in Dark Souls 1, when they were led by Dark Sun Gwyndolin.
  • Due to the length of the name, it gets cut short when appearing the player's status screen, appearing as "Blade of the" instead of "Blade of the Darkmoon".

 

Achievements/Trophies

 Covenant: Blade of the Darkmoon

 Discover Blade of the Darkmoon covenant.Bronze Trophy

 

 

 




Tired of anon posting? Register!
    • Anonymous

      has a rivalry with aldrich faithfuls but does not get summoned to defend against them because faithfuls dont invade with the red eye. jesus christ what an oversight

      • Anonymous

        I did all the covenants except blue/watchdogs after pontiff and got summoned twice the rest of the game:
        -Sat and watched as a blue, a gold and the host ganked the **** out of an invader.
        -Host stood afk on the elevator by Stray Demon trapping us, not even an l1 spam to communicate. Proceeded to send us back the second we killed the demon.

        I can invade as a sunbro and get medals, why couldn't they just let us invade people that use Red Eye often or something.

        • Anonymous

          The pain of waiting literally hours for one summon, only to have them kick you out manually when you arrive is real :(
          This has happened for 4/6 times it's actually matchmade me to someone

          • Anonymous

            Only downside to this covenant is when you spawn in to help but there are already others there yet nobody wants to help you fight the one invader

            • Anonymous

              I don't know if I just got lucky yesterday, but whilst going through the painted world I was summoned about 4 times in just over an hour at SL 101/2 with a +5 Sword. Seems the DLC areas are busy with people needing the help of the Blades as these were the only areas I got summoned to.

              • Anonymous

                This covenant is garbage for all sides.
                1. If you are a darkmoon you spawn miles away from the host, sometimes in the place that you are completely unable to reach him (broken bridge, closed shortcut etc).
                2. If you are host you always get some brainless darkmoons that die in 15 sec and refill invader's estus.
                3. And if you are an invader, you chased the host for an hour, you killed all his gank squad, you saw him chug 15 times, but heeeeyyy let the host have 2 additional gankers and when they die, tadaaa instantly another 2 gankers.

                • Anonymous

                  It's better to like c*ck and balls torture than it is to try and complete the game by doing ALL the achievements. Yeah, good luck waiting to be summoned to the host's world to get that goddamn proof to rank up. Goddamn it FROM, let's us farm covenant items in singleplayer, even if it takes a while.

                  • Anonymous

                    Give the miracke when joining the covenant and maybe increasing its power by ranking up or something. Dont make me waste so much time for platin for gods sake

                    • Making covenant items only drop once in a blue moon from pve is a horrible decision. This basicly means you wait like 8 hours to do pvp or farm for 8 hours

                      • Anonymous

                        Well, a while ago i said invaders would toss the towel and farm the items or be spears of the church. Looks like that is happening now.

                        So much for half-assed, but "intended" stuff, eh? Congratulations, the red eye orb will be gathering dust in many people's inventory. Wish you a good farm, blues.

                        • Anonymous

                          Getting dmb at any sl is nearly impossible nowadays. Way too many gankers with unscaled phantoms and even hackers/glitchers. Welp, time to waste like 10 days of my life farming.

                          • Anonymous

                            Anyone who calls themselves a "royal darkmoon" should stop giving disgrace to gwyndolin's memory and ditch this covenant.

                            • Anonymous

                              Do you ever get summoned in as the second blue to help a gank squad kill a solo red and think to yourself "Are we the baddies?"

                              • Anonymous

                                Why are blues soooo bad!?

                                >"Summoning Phantom" OH NO
                                >"Blade of the Darkmoon summoned through concord" whatev...

                                • Anonymous

                                  It's nice helping someone out when they're being invaded, especially if they are new, since experienced invaders tend to be very difficult to defeat... but it stops being nice when you see the host being a cocky bastard and pointing down the invader, despite obviously needing help on account of them using way of blue.

                                  • I know getting summoned as a blade is cancerous, but if you stay around sl60, you’ll get summoned to pvp fights in road of sacrifices all the time. Now, most of the invaders are turds and either twink with murky or use the spiked mace just to make it hard to get concords, but if you’re good, you can get up to a dozen in an hour as long as you survive and invasions keep occurring.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i've been trying to help sentinels and blades of the darkmoon get their covenant items, but everyone just seems so bad..? like they dont even try sometimes, or they just cant find me fighting the invaders for 15 minutes straight

                                      • Anonymous

                                        While you were defending ganks so blindly and stupidly, most invaders said "fck this, i ll go to the spears of the church or just farm the items. Fck invasions".

                                        And when all the imvaders make that decision, this covenant and the blue sentinels will be absolutely dead.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Extensive testing has revealed that the game calculates a player's current level of crisis (a factor of health and stamina deficits) and uses this to queue invasions. As an example, being at <100 hp while midroll almost immediately triggers a summon as a blade of the darkmoon. But this only works if there is at least one enemy within target lock range.

                                          The game also prioritizes players wearing farming gear.

                                          Ideally, a player should dance around mobs at less than 100hp with the Symbol of Avarice equipped to shorten summoning time.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This covenant puts me into the awkward position of not knowing who the bigger troll is.

                                            Me, for ganking 80% of the reds I see?

                                            Or invaders, for literally making this into a pve covenant by waiting by the boss fog and hoping for the host to die from normal enemies.

                                            It really is a toss up. Is it my fault if I want to rush the reds before they run to hide somewhere? Or is it their fault for using that strat so often that I have no other options.

                                            A real chicken and egg dilemma.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This covenant is ass for both invaders and darkmoons. If you're a darkmoon, there's a large chance that your host will either die instantly or the invader will just hide behind mobs and drag out the fight. If you're an invader, you can end up fighting 2 darkmoons and the host with absolutely no help.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Me as an invader with over 3000 hours: Man I don’t understand why BoD’s can’t be chill they’re always so aggressive.

                                                Me getting summoned after waiting 2 hours as a Blade: I. WANT. MY. DAMN. EARS. NOW.

                                                Ah. I see now why they are aggressive.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Blades of Darkmoon in a nutshell : Host of Embers died. returning to your world *stalk dung pie noises in distance*

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    idk why from just ruined darkmoon covenant in ds3, ds1 version is a lot better, faithful assassin who seeks guilty, not a ****ing wee woo wee woo im gonna wait 3 hours to be summoned and my host dies instantly. Like ds3 already have 2 "protective" covenants lmao + farming proofs woud be a lot easier

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      So some time ago I was invading as Rosarias finger in Anor Londo for fun and get to another world, where was host with golden sunbro. They were both, how to say it politely, weak players and can not do anything against me than running and healing. After few minutes there comes blade of dark moon, who was skilled PvP player and with help of sun bro, they managed to kill me. Blue fantom then bow. That host, who was whole the time hideing in background, doing absolutely nothing, comes forward, point down on my corpse and his sunbro copy that. The point is, that the Blade of darkmoon then start attacking the host although he cannot damage him, just to show his disgust of that host. It was very nice of him and if he by some coincidence come to this post, I like to say hello to him!

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        A true darkmoon knight would join mound makers to punish the guilty gankers.

                                                        If you want to keep going with your betrayal, dislike this.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Waahh. FROM are terrible developers! I just wanna invade a host while having a build specifically tailored to exploit their low leveled damage, defenses, HP and unexplored level without being bullied myself. T^T Hosts need to understand that I'm more important than them and I'm THEIR punishment for playing this game online and Embered. I'm above reproach, above being counter invaded and above being ganked (though if you get me down I won't think twice to beeline to a dense mob.)

                                                          • this wiki mixed up darkmoons and sentinels, this wiki says darkmoon are dark blue and sentinels are light blue while its actually the opposite.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Honestly, I hate what they did to the Darkmoon Blades. They were never cooperators, but hunters of sin, and this ruined that reputation. Why have two covenants serving the exact same purpose?! Why change what could have been an amazing covenant to being a copycat covenant with rewards?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The sheer toxicity that stems from blue sentinels and darkmoons makes me think pontiff sulyvahn did nothing wrong.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This is a sign of just how lazy some of DS3's development. BoD is actually a copy and paste of the Blue Sentinels, and both are recycled from previous games. The only difference now is that they made them both the most boring covenants in the entire game. The fact that the BoD are tied to the Way of Blue is just whack. If reds can invade anyone, anywhere, at any time, then why should the Blades be any different? It's just one of those times when you gotta wonder how anyone thought this was a good idea.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Gotta love waiting 3 hours to get summoned and then the host dying immediately as soon as you get summoned

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      how to get there explanation is super confusing. From Anor Londo bonfire go back to the moving platform with a spiral stair case, go down the spiral stair case and walk straight off the ledge, you wont fall, its an invisible bridge... straight ahead you will see the prison tower and a bonfire.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Trying to farm these somehow. Playing with this covenant for a while but it’s quiet out there. Anybody interested? PSN: choko_unltd100

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Wish it was like the old system. Having played this a bunch, I can tell you most hosts are stupid as ****. You could be 1v1 with the invader and winning and the host will run off, and then come back with the entire areas enemies chasing them and get you both killed. I want to hunt the guilty, not babysit the disabled.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There is a bug where if u are in ringed city you get summoned as spear of the church wearing dark blades covenant

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              comment section is just "HHGNNNNGGGGG THESE BLADE OF THE DARK MOON RETARDS KEEP DISRESPECTING MY 1v1 WITH AN UNDERLEVELED HOST......I'LL SHOW THEM A PIECE OF MY MIND!"

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                "Note that summoning will prioritize the area that you are in, but will summon you anywhere after an indeterminate amount of time has passed."
                                                                                This is incorrect, the second this covenant activates you'll be in line to be summoned anywhere, it does not prioritize the area you're in.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Blade of the Darkmoon gang gang. Yall reds just sick of being killed. Stop being edgy and invading innocent players who just want to enjoy the game

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Fck this copy-paste excuse to gank and the fromsoft member who was retarded enough to think this was good design.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      YOU GANK ME TO DEATH THEN POINT DOWN AS IF YOU ARE SOME SUPERIOR LIFE FORM FIGHT ME ONE ON ONE I DARE YOU!!!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Started farming Concords, i don't gank, f*ck this covenant. I cannot do this, its just exudes toxicity. I choose honor and etiquette over this. I guess farming Silver Knight it will be.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Lol people crying about covenants make me laugh . Git gud or play offline, orrr switch your covenant? Sucks to suck I bet

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            im starting to get sick of this covenant if i come to help a host killing the invader i dont expect the host to just sit there and watch me fight 1-3 invaders alone at the same time

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              As an invader, I love blues. I play for the pvp so the more in a world the better. Plus I gotta admit, those blue tongues make a nice addition to my collection...

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Tell you the truth. Back in Lordran I was a blade of the darkmoon. Feared one at that. Hundreds of sinners fell to my greatsword I collected their ears as a mark of their sins, to instill fear on anyone who thought to stray from the holy path. When I got to Drangleic I joined The Blue Sentinels to defend the innocent from sinners. Hundreds fell by my blade. To keep the innocent safe. Finally my journey brought me to Lothric. It was here I realised something. Why should I defend those who are too weak to fight on their own. Many battles and my realisation disillusioned me. On my travels I found her. A Goddess without a tongue. This poor soul was suffering. I joined her fingers to bring her comfort and finally I became they very thing I fought against. A sinner...

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The main reason i hate darkmoon covenant is because is copy paste from blue sentinels. It would be ok if it were like it was in dark souls 1, but from was too lazy to put a sin penalty system in the game.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    all the people who say that the darkmoon/blue sentinels covenants are for trash furries can look at their own reasons for stopping someones progress threw a horribly punishing game just to delete there progress in that area and drop all of there souls in a place where they might not get back to alive. These covenants are important for balance and lore, so shut up invaders and take it fair.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      So reds hate blues. Blues hate reds. Aldriches hate Blues. Whites hate Aldriches. Reds hate whites. Aldriches hate yellows. Reds hate yellows. Yellow loves everyone. And about everyone hates Mad, whilst Mad hates everyone... I get that all right?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Why can't people just accept that summons and invasions are part of the game? Going onto fextralife to whine about how you got your ass kicked, either by an invader or summon won't fix anything. I've found invasions and summons to really be equal. Sure, a coward invader who runs to enemies isn't fun. Sure password sl600 ganksquads aren't fun. But just accept it's part of the game and move on. To people complaining about gankers, play smart and don't fight them face on. To people complaining about invasions, they have less health than you, if you lose in a fight, it isn't some magical buff that invaders have. If you really keep dying to invaders, and somehow can't get better at pvp, then play offline. Just accept the game has features you don't like, and have fun, it's a game, christ.

                                                                                                      Load more
                                                                                                      ⇈ ⇈