Way of Blue

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

 

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).  Due take heed to be summoned as a Blue Phantom, it is usually a long process of waiting between their summons it is wise to keep a Blue near you once summoned. Unlike invaders or sign summoned invaders, they do not have the luxury of infinite summoning whenever desired. 

 

Rank Requirements

There are no ranks for this covenant.

 

Achievements/Trophies

Covenant: Way of Blue

Discover the Way of Blue Covenant 

 

Trivia

  • 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)
  • The Way of Blue began in , when its covenant leader was Crestfallen Saulden.

 




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    • Anonymous

      08 Apr 2021 15:16  

      Being a twink is practically a requirement just to get a chance of success in your invasions. All thanks to this covenant

      • Anonymous

        17 Mar 2021 05:41  

        I don’t have any strong feelings about this covenant. However, I will say that due to the prevalence of twinked players in the starter zones, it is completely understandable (and I will actually encourage this tbh) for low level, non-twinked players/new players to use this.

        I won’t fun police over twinking, I don’t rage message twinks when I fight them. Do what you want with your time. But I will say what you have likely heard many a time, dealing with twinks as a low level, non-twinked player is not fun. I’m playing DS1 currently, and all but 1 of the invaders I fought in the undead parish and undead burg were twinks. I eventually got fed up with it, to the point I just trolled 1 for ten minutes to vent my frustration. lol. Looking back I should have just reset my console and force quit the game. I know the low level zones In 3 are no better.

        I don’t at all blame new people for dis-avowing PvP. When you fight nothing but twinks as a new player, all it will do is frustrate and annoy you. If you want to use this covenant to help combat that, go for it, don’t let the trash talk get to you.

        • Anonymous

          15 Mar 2021 02:23  

          Call me a casual all you bloody want, but I didn't get this game to be a sweaty ****ing tryhard.
          All I want is some casual enjoyment. No need for some asswhipe to ruin my fun.

          • Anonymous

            20 Jan 2021 02:43  

            I'm just going to use dried finger, summon 2 reds, hide somewhere, equip this covenant and watch the gankers being ganked. My own gravelording method in ds3.

            Fight poison with poison.

            • Anonymous

              20 Aug 2020 19:44  

              Anyone wanna help me get some proofs of concord. Ik u can farm them but whit 99 luck and all tha equipament i got 1 after 18 kills. You kust be aroun lvl 200.

              • Anonymous

                13 Aug 2020 21:13  

                So, being in this covenant allows you to have blue phantoms all the time? I think invaders should be able to invade at the "safe zones" (shrine, bossfight, etc.) To balance things a little.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Aug 2020 08:45  

                  Been fighting as a Blade for the last few weeks. Had some good fights, but some other Blades turn on me. WTF?

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Jul 2020 04:26  

                    Anyone else hate when people equip this for fight club? I have to wait 30 minutes to get summoned and then I have to wait for the others to fight like wtf and usually I have to use black crystal separation because it's too long. We are here to kill the invader of from your world not fight invaders patiently. Well ****, I have to farm from the silver knight in the entrance to Anor Londo.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Jul 2020 12:45  

                      Aight, as a blue casul, i gotta say these ganking covenants (sentinels and darkmoon) suits me well. It's true i can't do sht on my own, but... who cares?

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jul 2020 20:26  

                        I see blue sentinels and fakemoons are either summoned to fightclubs or getting ganked by red phantoms summoned by troll hosts (your own medicine, ccksuckers). You know what? Serves you right.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Jul 2020 07:28  

                          Does anyone use way of the blue that needs it anymore? As a sentinel or blade of darkmoon I only get summoned to twink or gank rooms purposefully designed to lure in blues to their death. Way to ruin an already troublesome covenant ds3 community

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Jun 2020 13:39  

                            I hate fightclub to death. Why? Because you are getting forced to get summoned in there as blue, so you have to use blackcrystal to avoid that kindergarden. Wasted time ... meanwhile some one really needed help but instead to help this person you get summoned in a fightclub which i want to avoid all the time but i can't.

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Jun 2020 20:54  

                              a crappy off-brand of blue sentinals, which they are essentially the hillbilly equivalent of the darkmoons (not sh*tting on blue sentinels, just way of blue, because this covenant is seriously garbage)

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Jun 2020 00:36  

                                how to make invaders mad: use this covenant, run away parkouring but NOT coming close to any cliff or hostile NPC, spam estus flask AND heal spell while the invader is occupied fighting the gankers, and spam your corvian greatknife attacks when the invader is deeply-stunned after a riposte or parry or some heavy strike, also DON'T forget to use tears of denial and rolling right after "reviving" and using any healing ability available, you also might want to use a simple-infused parrying shield and a simple-infused weapon on both hands to regain focus over time and being able to use more heal while the foolish invader is occupied fighting your way of blue gankers, and don't forget to use full havel set with life ring+3 and ring of steel protection+3 to take as few damage as possible, and DON'T YOU DARE forgeting to point down when the invader is dead, hahahahaha and then you can feel the PURE SALT irradiating from the invaders xd

                                • Anonymous

                                  28 May 2020 10:35  

                                  I fell back into Ds2 recently as it went on steamsale, and realized something this covenant did way way better than in ds3: It rewards you for taking initiative and killing invaders yourself. You'll get some pretty decent rings as you kill invaders instead of letting a sentinel do it, and since you get the covenant right away in the hub area, that helps players build confidence to no longer need sentinel help. That was really smart and I wish that returned, but sadly doesn't, which might explain the players who are perfectly competent at the game, yet still rely on summons for PvP

                                  • Anonymous

                                    23 May 2020 22:23  

                                    For the most part, I don’t get salty about it. Invading is about ruining a player’s playthrough, so you get what you get when you invade. but at this late stage of the game’s life-cycle, invaders lost a huge advantage - which is that most people aren’t trying to get through the level anymore. Invading was meant to halt progress. Now, most invasions are into a 1000-hour host who dried fingered for a white soapstone and two blues. They’re just trapping people for a 4v1, which you’ll never win because you have no strategy to get them separated. They’ll just sit next to the bonfire because they don’t care at all about getting through the level. Blues summoned when a host is actually trying to progress is fine, but I do get pretty mad when they’re just spamming dried finger to trap an invader for a quick 4v1 homing crystal/chaos bed/FUGS/Ledo hammer. I feel like THAT should now be included in the definition of “gank.” So, I don’t think it’s working as it was intended (no pun...) to in the first place, but it’s not like you can do anything about it.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      14 May 2020 01:04  

                                      I get the fact that people want to progress without being disturbed by invaders by using this covenant but can't you just summon instead?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        12 May 2020 00:08  

                                        Thanks for every member of that covenant, you're helping out darkmoon members to farm proofs of concord kept

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