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

 

Joining

  • 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.

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.
  • 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 a 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 a 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 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 on 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. 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

 

 

 




    • Anonymous

      07 Apr 2019 12:42  

      I am trying to complete as many quests as possible in a single playthrough. Got the darkmoon covenant and after that joined aldritch and rosaria. I did not invaded or even use their sign (for now) woild that have a negative impact for the blades?

      • Anonymous

        24 Mar 2019 21:14  

        @the anon below: ignore both of those replies, they're both wrong. You don't have to kill the specific invader that spawned you in to get a proof, you get one for each red invader you kill when you get summoned to another person's world via the covenant's auto-summon feature (NOT people who invade you), you get sent home with a task completed when you finish "your" invader. Not red summons. Sirris isn't the covenant leader either, Yorshka is. So basically, you wait to get summoned (this can take a VERY long time), then you'll be tasked with killing a specific invader (you won't know which unless there's only one), after which you'll be sent home with your proof. Any RED invaders you kill aside from your assigned red will give you a proof as well. Aldrich Faithful invaders will give you a well-kept, which gives you two proofs when used. You can farm proofs by not killing your assigned red, but other invaders instead. Or you can farm them from silver knights at a VERY slow rate at Anor Londo.

        • 25 Feb 2019 22:48  

          I recruited myself in DS series and became so good at it, I created a lot of characters, put thousands of hours of gameplay, collected every useful item, always packing up my save so I can drop items for free, all this for one single purpose: to help those poor players who are called noobs. Why I"m doing this? because I believe fun and equality should be for both sides. Selfish people will not understand.

          • Anonymous

            07 Feb 2019 14:40  

            I don’t think I’m that bad at fighting invaders, but last time I was summoned in, the host was in the demon ruins in the smoldering lake, ran past the basilisks with myself in tow while the invader was lost after killing a blue sentinel, and then I run up to take care of the black knight (because at this point I can kill them in 4 hits with very little trouble), and just as I kill the black knight, the host roles into the lava pit below. Wtf host.

            • Anonymous

              02 Feb 2019 14:01  

              This says Blades of the Darkmoon are identical in function to Blue Sentinels, so they only are summoned to aid players invaded by red eye orbs that are in the Way of Blue covenant. I'm seeing a lot of people complain about Darkmoons being summoned on their behalf because of the 2 estus thing, so either I'm wrong/Don't see the full picture or those complaining about Darkmoons on their side can just take off Way of Blue.

              • Anonymous

                07 Jan 2019 04:51  

                Ive been waiting for 2 hours with the covenent on and havent been summoned. Im sl125. Does anyone know why?

                • Anonymous

                  01 Dec 2018 22:28  

                  "The covenant is identical in function to the Blue Sentinels, with an additional rivalry with the Aldrich Faithful." "Aldrich Faithful or Watchdog of Farron covenant items, do not cause Darkmoons to be summoned." blades of the darkmoon have rivalry with aldrich faithfuls but dont get summoned to fight against them wtf is this

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Nov 2018 10:55  

                    I see a lot of people complaining about blues. I guess we got a bad rap. I always stick with host and buff the***** out of us. My biggest problem is being summoned to help someone who is already dead. It gets annoying as hell. I'll be summoned once every half hour or so and about 6/10 the host is dead as I load in. Not blaming anyone or anything. Just my personal complaint. Good blues are out there. I guess we're just rare.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Nov 2018 20:12  

                      Correction: it appears that you do get the Proof of a Concord Kept reward when invaders die while spawning in and from the environment, at least sometimes. It just doesn't show the "item picked up" message and takes some amount of time to add the actual item to the inventory. I had this happen to me: spawned in, got the "duty fulfilled" message and was sent back home before I managed to even finish the "spawning in" animation. Got the "duty fulfilled" message, never was notified of a Proof being added, checked my inventory to find I still only had 4 Proofs. Switched to Mound-Makers and had a similar issue, but when I checked my inventory found an unexplained 5th Proof. Needs more testing.

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Oct 2018 21:09  

                        Before I understood how these things worked (ds3 was my first) I got Summoned like crazy! Now that I understand it and need the covenant rewards I’m just sitting here with a thumb up my bum waiting ☺️

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Oct 2018 06:39  

                          In my years of invading, I've never encountered a single smart Darkmoon/Sentinal. It's become a joke to me now whenever I see a red eye appear above my character, especially since 80% of my pale tongues were awarded for doing nothing and the blues just died to the environment. You guys gotta stop trying to be all heroic because it just makes you look like idiots.

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