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 Farron Keep. 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.



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Covenant: Way of Blue

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  • 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)


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    • Anonymous

      I love putting this on and watch the 1v1's in farron keep.

      If there is a phantom that is trying to gank, i kick him out

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        • Anonymous

          OMG I DID SIRRIS QUESTLINE BEFORE GOING TO DEACONS AND WAS PLAYING EMBERED OFFLINE AND SHE WAS SUMMONED AS A BLUE PHANTOM WHEN LONGFINGER KIRK INVADED! I HAD WAY OF BLUE ON! Idk if it works for other npc invaders but I'll have to check. I hadn't gotten her oath yet, but I'd done the Creighton fight.

          • Anonymous

            All the crybaby invaders whining. Here's an idea play your game and leave other folks world's alone. Don't be mad when you invade and get ganked.

            • Anonymous

              Considering this covenant exists, why would i ever use a red orb? I can just equip spears of the church and invade in the form of a bossfight where your gank doesn't work.

              All those excuses defending blues, saying reds are supposed to be at disadvantage, etc etc... Let's say we accept it and toss the red orb into the bin, and exclusively invade as a spear of the church while farming the other covenant items. What can blues do in that case? Absolutely nothing. What do i get against your gank? Every advantage, since i was summoned by your world's judicator, so i do belong in that church.

              Again, why would anyone invade at this point? Because fun isn't exactly what i've found in it with all the invasions being so one-sided towards the hosts.

              • Anonymous

                As someone who usually starts with this covenant, before changing to Sunbro, here is my stance on things that I know someone here wont agree with.

                I personally do not much care for PVP in these games. I played all 3 Souls games, and platinumed Bloodborne, so I have dealt with my fair share of invasions.
                As someone who also enjoys playing with their friends, always talking over Discord, anytime I get invaded, or one of them, we are always friendly.
                We wave, have a toast, etc.
                Whoever the host is will stay back and sit, not to interfere in the fight, to make it fair.
                Then, whoever the phantoms are will decide who will PVP. The other phantom will sit by the host and wait.
                We consider it a fair duel as long as no one interupts a 1v1. Even better if Estus is drained before the fight.
                If the phantom, or phantoms, die to the invader, then it goes to the host. At least, thats how we try to play.
                I love these games, and I enjoy the stories and deep lore.
                Back when I first played, I did not enjoy the constant invasions in Farron or Anor Londo, when all I wanted to do was retrieve my souls and rest at a bonfire. I didn't enjoy that I either had to play un-embered or offline to avoid this. And even with friends, as new players, it got annoying real quick.

                I will never fault anyone for being in this covenant, especially a new players.

                • Anonymous

                  If this covenant was never implemented, you know the same people who whine about invading being hard would be complaining just as much about constant darkmoon invasions

                  • Anonymous

                    Excuse me..but do you take yourself seriously..? How can a 1 vs 1, both starting at full health with no healing estus not be fair? Because you decided to gimp yourself with an exotic build or unusual weapon? Who did force you to do that? Me? Your opponent? If you consider a certain weapon to be stronger, then go for it..? Dark Souls always had a rock-paper-scissor system.
                    "Any other game mode is dead"...sure...it's dead since release. This dead game still has an active wiki (<<that by itself is impressive), lots of streamers and a fanatical fanbase.

                    • Anonymous

                      the only time this covenent pisses me off is when a gonker uses it. like bro you are the definition of scum, a noob need help but instead your selfish ass is pulling the blues into your world because why? gonkers are so much more toxic than any invader could hope to be

                      • Anonymous

                        "just play hollow arena if you want fair fights" yeah, obviously you haven't even been there. 1 vs 1 has absolutely nothing to do with fair fights and any other gamemode is dead. Stop using this excuse to cover your filth.

                        • Anonymous

                          I don't get all those tears... "wE inVADeRs Are aT a diSadVanTaGE..."... yes and it's intentional. I'm someone who likes to invade, who polices as a Blue, does arena and wears this item so other Blues get their concords.
                          It's the job of an invader to make it harder for the host, make him use up his estus and to slow him down. Invaders are technically bodyguards of the local boss, just like Blue/Golds/Silvers are bodyguards of the host. Killing the host is just a bonus. Sometimes winning is impossible and sometimes the host died to the pve before I even got close.
                          Play arena or arrange duels via reddit, from your friendlist or whatever, if you want fair fights.

                          • Anonymous

                            Th reason n°1 for one-shot builds to exist in this game. I'm still baffled that, to this day, invaders doesn't have a clue about what to do whenever they see me running towards them on my own. Thank you for utterly ruining pvp in ds3.

                            • Anonymous

                              I’m sorry but I’m new to this game and don’t want to be forced to play offline or do pvp. If you sweaty tryhards want to try to take my embers y’all gotta get past my blue dudes lmao

                              • Anonymous

                                There is a long list of things done wrong in dark souls 3 and this one is at the top.

                                Dislike this if you re a toxic player.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This covenant, along other perks for the hosts, is the main reason dark souls 3 s community is the worst and the most toxic.

                                  Buy dsr if you want to belong in a clean community.

                                  • 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

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