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Way 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

 

Joining

 

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).  This helps to level the playing field for the invader and give them the chance for extra rewards, gives the blue the opportunity to fight fairly, and lets the host continue to the level as planned.  And, if the blue spirit fails, the invader will at least be weakened to some degree and more blue spirits can be summoned. This is not explicitly considered "ganking," but it is still frowned upon if there is more than one person in the world, i.e. other summoned spirits, ready to attack you as well.

Rank Requirements

There are no ranks for this covenant.

 

 

Achievements/Trophies

Covenant: Way of Blue

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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.



    • Anonymous

      03 Jul 2018 15:52  

      I think my blues have been worse than the invader 90% of the time. I appreciate the gesture, but wow. Then again, I'm worse than the invader 90% of the time, too.

      • Anonymous

        13 Jun 2018 18:01  

        For those of you scum invaders hating on W.O.B. You had it coming, you are the scumbag that forces other people into PVP. Is it fair to have 3 people gank you? No, but you know what is also not fair? You being able to force into other people's game and kill them. Now they are all part of the game that we cope with, isn't it? Face it, not every player in the world wants to PVP. If you don't like it and want a fair fight, stop invading and use the red soapstone after pontiff, or even better, use the arena. Otherwise, stop bitchin. I have been on both the giving and receiving side of this. I invade a lot and got ganked a lot, but I know I am the scumbag that forced myself on someone first. They have a right to utilize every advantage they can. When I just want to play the game and PVE, I always put W.O.B on, and if I get some dicks trying to invade me and ruin my day. I will drag the battle no matter if I can win or not. I will wait for 2 blues to come, then I will use seed of a giant tree which allow me to complete, entirely and mercilessly fck up the invader's experience. Now, understand that both W.O.B and invading are not fair. Happy hunting my fellow invaders.

        • Anonymous

          03 May 2018 12:36  

          I reakon if using the way of the blue covenant, you should get something like a flat 4% damage increase or something to encourage more people to use it and therefore more blue sent summons

          • Anonymous

            16 Apr 2018 22:52  

            Great for new players; especially great for players who completely avoid PvP games as a favor to themselves, and would rather avoid the stress of the invading feature altogether ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

            • Anonymous

              28 Mar 2018 03:56  

              In my entire time in this game I have met ONE blue sentinel/darkmoon who was in any way decent. Unless you're ganking scum don't bother with this joke of a covenant.

              • Anonymous

                21 Mar 2018 22:14  

                A PSA from your friends at the Blades of the Darkmoon and the Blue Sentinels: Do us (and yourself) a favour and pop this covenant on whenever you feel like embering up or hosting a scrap at Irithryll Ring. Summoning at the PvP meta (SL125) takes several years, and nine times out of ten the invader's dead before we get there, leaving us with no Proof of a Concord Kept and that feeling you get when you can't quite finish a sneeze.

                Make someone's day. Host a fight club. Pop a dried finger. Or just keep it on during normal play, because invasions are pretty damn common. Prepare for all the blues dropping "Thank You!" carvings.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Jan 2018 18:39  

                  Best covenant in the game for new players. I don't care if it makes the fight uneven. The invader has all the mobs at his side...so yeah after the invader gets parried once and then just hugs the strongest mobs in an area waiting for you, then you deserve a bodygard.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jan 2018 04:58  

                    "More than one blue defender may be summoned per invasion, but not more than one per invader." That last part is incorrect. I've had 2 blue sentinels appear to help me fight one invader. I already had someone summoned, the invader came in, then the two sentinels and it became a bit of a "you've come to the wrong neighbourhood" invasion.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Jan 2018 21:36  

                      The trivia is literally encouraging gank hosts by telling people to not to fight with this covenant equipped and to just hide and wait for summons.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jan 2018 01:26  

                        I'm not hating on Way of the Blue users, but it's pretty annoying having to slash through endless waves of summoned Blues. Not to mention Blues (specifically Blue Sentinels) are suicidally aggressive 90% of the time. It does add an element of unpredictableness and fun, sometimes.

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Dec 2017 14:14  

                          As a blade of the darkmoon I went to multiple areas that has 3 embers show during the travelling location, and waited for a goddamn year just to be summoned once and then after that somehow every embered people there are gone in an instant(checking on the "travel" option)

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Sep 2017 23:21  

                            People say "put on way of the blue to help blue sentinels out", from my experience having way of the blue on almost no blue sentinels show up when you are invaded, I've only ever seen that a blue sentinel was entering my game after I had already killed the invader. If you are actually bad at this game you will probably just take off the ring out of frustration. No point in putting the ring on if you have to run away for the chance... maybe... that a blue sentinel or darkmoon might eventually show up.

                            • 08 Aug 2017 13:01  

                              It didn't do much good when I got invaded by a red who wouldn't (for the life of me) give me a breather to add health. Was down to my final nano bit bar of health, unable to drink any of my remaining 10 estus, when a blue came out of nowhere and ripped the red one to pieces. It almost seemed as though blue was waiting till the last second before helping. Not cool of them. Another time, I was summoned to assist at HIgh Wall of Lothric, not an area I would consider dangerous enough for an invasion. After those two times, I quit applying the blue covenant. I quit applying any type of covenant, and only use ember (or being online) before entering a boss area.

                              • Anonymous

                                08 Jul 2017 06:43  

                                Easy tip for invasion auto-farming: Put on Way of Blue, find a spot where you're really well hidden, pop a dried knuckle and hide there. Just wait for the invaders and the blue spirits to fight. It isn't as dickish as it sounds, by the way. The invaders still get rewards for killing blue spirits, that'll be easier for them since you're nowhere to be seen, and you get rewards for each invader defeated by the blues. Meanwhile, you can... I don't know, take a nap? Drink a beer? Smoke some weed?

                                • 03 Jun 2017 17:44  

                                  So with this covenant I have tested that so far at the mausoleum lookout and the ringed inner wall bonfire you can be summoned as a spear of the church if you leave your summon sign down. I've reproduced it twice in 20 minutes. If this stays you no longer need to fight midir to be a spear of the church!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    03 Jun 2017 17:34  

                                    Can someone test this: I had this covenant on at the mausoleum lookout and was spawned as a spear of the church. I put a summon sign next to the bonfire. Thanks!

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