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.



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)
  • The Way of Blue was available in Majula, where its covenant leader was Crestfallen Saulden who bestowed the covenant.


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    • Anonymous

      28 Jul 2021 10:48  

      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

        28 Jul 2021 03:10  

        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

          03 Jul 2021 02:33  

          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

            01 Jul 2021 20:52  

            "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

              24 Jun 2021 17:20  

              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

                16 Jun 2021 16:08  

                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

                  08 Jun 2021 22:16  

                  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

                    03 Jun 2021 16:07  

                    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

                      02 Jun 2021 15:58  

                      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

                        08 May 2021 18:07  

                        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

                          05 May 2021 22:56  

                          I just wear this now to help folks get their Darkmoon Blade. It was a pain in the ass trying to get summoned when I was going for that spell, so I just try to return the favor.

                          • Anonymous

                            05 May 2021 19:41  

                            If this covenant were removed from the game back then, online wouldn't be as dead as it is. But unfortunately, ds3 was too lenient with the kind of people who shouldn't be welcome in a souls game (whiners, mostly), and that killed it entirely.

                            • 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.

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