9Way of Blue is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3.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 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

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

    • Anonymous

      26 Mar 2020 01:22  

      This is one of my favourite covenants in the game. It allows me to enjoy moments of co op in my world without summoning phantoms who I then owe the chance to clear the whole area and fight the bosses with me which I prefer to do solo and I love letting the invader and blues do their thing while I loot items and take on enemies without getting involved. I never gank the invaders in these situations but not out of honour, it’s just much more enjoyable to watch and when it’s all over I either get to continue alone if the blues win or I lose to the invader and restart without any frustration because it means they defeated the blues and me who has the HP and estus advantage which is respectable ... 10/10

      • Anonymous

        25 Jan 2020 15:09  

        I just started using this on my 6th playthrough and it's pretty nice. Basically creating spontaneous low level fight clubs.

        • Anonymous

          31 Oct 2019 01:34  

          I can't be the only person who'll swap to this only because i don't want to deal with your invasion at the moment, and would rather let someone else farm their precious proofs/give you a forked tongue than chase you or be stalked through a level i want to loot. Only on large maps with no fog barriers though, like ringed city. That place is a maze if an invader decides to set an ambush in the middle of nowhere. I'm not going to look for you. That's what the fun police are for. If you want a fair fight, actually confront me chameleon boy

          • 21 Oct 2019 08:17  

            I'm seeing a lot of points from both sides of the argument. But here's the thing... as someone who just started playing the game a month ago there are a lot and I would like to emphasize a lot of Invaders that are twinked out that start invading in the very first area after the tutorial wearing gear from the ringed City. If someone is in way of blue that means that they either do not want to be forced into PVP or that they are simply nowhere near ready. considering the fact that there are people twinking out there characters and going full blast on new players as if it was a life-or-death situation in real life I have absolutely no pity foreign invader that comes in and gets ganked. once someone feels like they have ample skill to deal with an invader they generally leave way of blue. So as much as I would love to side with the salty Invaders complaining about getting ganged up on, there is an arena for a reason. Use it. Or stop complaining.

            • Anonymous

              09 Oct 2019 19:03  

              "frowned upon" lol I swear invaders are the biggest coward cry babies. I've NEVER encountered an invader who didn't cower behind mobs even when I'm by myself. TF outta here, go play arena if you want a fair fight.

              • Anonymous

                27 Aug 2019 18:26  

                I don't understand this covenant. If you are summoning friends, you don't need this because your friends can help you. If you aren't summoning friends, why are you even embered? You should only be embering at a boss, not a bonfire. Unless you want to create a fight club, this covenant is useless.

                • 09 Jul 2019 23:30  

                  You all sure it’s not more than one blue spirit per invader? I’ve been getting summoned with other DMBs for single Red invaders, or do Watchdogs and Faithful count as red invaders as long as a single red invader is present

                  • 09 Jul 2019 09:20  

                    I wish this had a rank up system just like the rest of the covenants. At 30 items handed in perhaps the holder gets a 4% damage boost and 1% absorption or something like that while convenant item is active, which would encourage a lot more people to use it and keep it on, thus fixing the lack of dark moon summons etc

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Apr 2019 17:52  

                      I dont get the deal. How is it called ganking? Randommers are not really ganking. You wanna see ganks, put up red signs and you will see how its like to get ganked. Invaders shouldnt whine about 'ganking'. You're trying to enforce your pvp upon others, and you're paying for that XD

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Dec 2018 00:49  

                        Attention Way of Blue wearers: if you are planning to disconnect when you're invaded, don't wear Way of Blue. When you've summoned blues into your world to protect you and then you pull the internet plug for a connection error, you are not hurting the invaders. Invaders don't care about earning another ember, shackle, or tongue. They have hundreds. A connection error to them is even sweeter because they angered you so much you had to physically remove yourself from the game. But that blue who showed up to try and help you? Getting summoned as a blue is rare, many of them are actively trying to earn ears and you've effectively shafted them out of it. In short, you've granted your enemy a victory, yourself a loss, and pissed off your allies in the meantime.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Dec 2018 13:44  

                          Here are some counter-arguments from butthurt tryhards: "This covenant is for pussies who can't get good" Ok, so they may be "pussy" a bit there, but it's part of the game. It's Dark Souls for damn sake. You KNEW what to expect from invading players, either an easy kill, or a police horde. "I can never get a fair honorable duel with a host" If you want a duel, put a damn red summon sign after Pontiff. Or, bow to your opponent to know you want a duel. "For filthy casuals" You know the reason that the person is playing Dark Souls is for fighting against challenges, right? They're on their path from casual->pro. Especially for new players, they're noobs! How can they possibly know how to counter invaders without failure?

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