Dark Souls 2: How to Join Every Covenant – Locations Guide

Become a defender of the weak or a cruel invader with the covenants in Dark Souls 2. These strange partnerships can be hard to find, so we’ve eliminated the mystery. Learn how to join every covenant — where to go, and what you’ll need.

Even when you’re in, it isn’t always obvious how to rank up. We’ll explain that too. See what all the covenants do, and what you’ll earn for leveling up. Just keep scrolling.

For more help getting through the cursed kingdom, check out Game Front’s Dark Souls 2 boss strategies guide to learn how to defeat every giant monster. Or find more extra articles like on our Dark Souls 2 cheats list.


How to Join Every Covenant – Locations Guide

Covenant: Way of the Blue

  • How to Join:
    • Find the sitting man on the tall monument located in Majula. This is Saulden, he’ll provide a special Blue Seal if you talk to him enough.
    • Wearing the Blue Seal increases the chances that a Blue Sentinel will appear during an invasion. Killing invaders will rank up this convenant.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Defeat 1 Phantom invader / Rewarded with the Bloodbite Ring
    • Rank 2: Defeat 5 Phantom invaders / Rewarded with Hush
    • Rank 3: Defeat 10 Phantom invaders / Rewarded with the Blue Tearstone Ring

Covenant: Company of Champions

How to Join:

    • Travel to the tablet to the right of the stone ruins leading to Hiede’s Tower of Flame. Read it to gain a Champion’s Tablet and get the option to join. This covenant increases the difficulty, making it comparable to NG+.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Offer 10 Victor’s Stones / Rewarded with Great Magic Weapon
    • Rank 2: Offer 25 Victor’s Stones / Rewarded with First Dragon Ring
    • Rank 3: Offer 50 Victor’s Stones / Rewarded with Vanquisher’s Seal

Covenant: Heirs of the Sun

  • How to Join:
    • Just before entering the Earthen Peak from Harvest Valley, there’s a path leading to a shrine to the left of the interior entrance. Joining this covenant gives you a Sun Seal.
    • You’ll be rewarded with medals for helping other players defeat bosses while wearing the Sun Seal.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Offer 10 Sunlight Medals / Rewarded with the Sunlight Parma
    • Rank 2: Offer 20 Sunlight Medals / Rewarded with the Sun Sword
    • Rank 3: Offer 30 Sunlight Medals / Rewarded with the Sunlight Spear

Covenant: Brotherhood of Blood

  • How to Join:
    • Travel to the Undead Purgatory from the Hunter’s Copse and defeat the Chariot to find Titchy Gren.
    • To join the covenant, you’ll need a Token of Spite, which can be found in a chest on the path through the Majula pit to the Gutter. It can also be acquired by invading and defeating another player. Wear the Crest of Blood and invade other players to earn ranks.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: 50 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories / Rewarded with Curved TWinblade
    • Rank 2: 150 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories / Rewarded with Crescent Sickle
    • Rank 3: 500 Host or Blue Phantom deaths or victories / Rewarded with Great Chaos Fireball

Covenant: Bell Keepers

  • How to Join:
    • Talk to the Bell Keeper in Belfry Sol or Belfry Luna, accessed through the Iron Keep or the Lost Bastille. Use a Pharos Lockstone to access a secret path leading up to the belfry.
    • Use the Bell Keeper’s Seal to defend the Belfry against other players.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: 10 Defeats in Belfry – attacking or defending / Rewarded with Titanite Slab
    • Rank 2: 10 Defeats in Belfry – attacking or defending / Rewarded with Hidden Weapon
    • Rank 3: 10 Defeats in Belfry – attacking or defending / Rewarded with Bell Keeper Bellyband, Bell Keeper Trousers, Bell Keeper Helmet, Bell Keeper Cuffs

Covenant: Blue Sentinels

  • How to Join:
    • Defeat the Old Dragonslayer in the Blue Cathedral, accessed through the left path in Heide’s Tower of Flame to open the back area of the structure.
    • Collect a Token of Fidelity from a random drop before speaking with Targay. Use the Guardian Seal to help Way of the Blue covenant members when they are invaded.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: 50 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories / Rewarded with Spirit Tree Shield
    • Rank 2: 150 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories / Rewarded with Wrath of the Gods
    • Rank 3: 500 Black Phantom defeats or training match victories / Rewarded with Bountiful Sunlight

Covenant: Rat King

  • How to Join:
    • Find the Rat King after defeating the Royal Rat Vanguad in the Grave of the Saints or in the Doors of Pharros. Talk to him with a Rat Tail in your inventory.
    • Gain rank by defeating players fighting in each of the two boss arenas when summoned.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Offer 10 Rat Tails / Rewarded with Smooth & Silky Stone (10)
    • Rank 2: Offer 20 Rat Tails / Rewarded with Smooth & Silky Stone (10)
    • Rank 3: Offer 30 Rat Tails / Rewarded with Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring

Covenant: Dragon Remnants

    • Bring the Petrified Egg from the Dragon Shrine to the merchant inside the Iron Keep. Speak to him with the egg in your inventory to join. Defeat dragons or drakes to rank up.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Offer 10 Dragon Scales / Dragon Head Stone
    • Rank 2: Offer 20 Dragon Scales / Dragon Torso Stone
    • Rank 3: Offer 30 Dragon Scales / Black Dragon Greatsword

Covenant: Pilgrims of Dark

  • How to Join:
    • Talk to the mysterious Grandahl in three different dark locations across the kingdom. During the third talk he’ll offer to let you join. Use the Abyss Seal and offer an Effigy to open a portal to a new location called the Dark Chasm of Old.
    • Black Gulch: Far down the path, there’s a hard-to-see ledge in the area with the worms and black lurkers. Use a torch to spot areas to drop down to. Find a large locked door, then drop down further to find a tunnel. Go through and defeat the two enemies inside to gain a key. Return to the locked door above to find Grandahl.
    • Shaded Ruin: Before reaching the scorpion, look to the right of the ramp for a breakable wooden floor. Drop through to find Grandahl.
    • Drangleic Castle: Search the large room next to the King’s Gate Bonfire, he’s behind a locked door in the back left edge of the chamber.
  • Ranks:
    • Rank 1: Clear one section of the chasm / Rewarded with Resonant Soul
    • Rank 2: Light all 3 Braziers in the chasm / Rewarded with a Great Resonant Soul
    • Rank 3: Defeat the boss of the Dark Chasm / Rewarded with Xanthous Crown, Xanthous Waistcloth, Xanthous Gloves, Xanthous Overcoat, Climax

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