Basic Information

Covenants are factions within Dark Souls that players may align themselves with. You join a covenant by making an oath with an NPC, who is also often the covenant leader. You are rewarded for following the rules of the covenant and punished if you break them.

Which covenant players choose to join has an effect on their online experience. If you break the rules of your covenant, you will become sinned.

The Nine Covenants

Check each covenant's page for more detailed information.

Image Covenant Focus Summary
covenant-blade-of-the-darkmoon.png Blade of the Darkmoon PvP Invade and punish players online who have Sinned
covenant-chaos-servant.png Chaos Servant PvE Collect Humanity to unlock powerful Pyromancies and open a shortcut to Lost Izalith
covenant-darkwraith.png Darkwraith PvP Invade other players to steal their Humanity
covenant-forest-hunter.png Forest Hunter PvP Defend the borders of the Darkroot Garden from intruding online players
covenant-gravelord-servant.png Gravelord Servant PvP Infect other players with Gravelord Black Phantoms and lure them into your world for PvP battles
covenant-path-of-the-dragon.png Path of the Dragon PvP Challenge other players online to gain Dragon Scales and turn into a dragonoid
covenant-princess-s-guard.png Princess's Guard Co-op Gain access to unique defensive Miracles and have a higher chance to team up with other players for co-op play
covenant-warrior-of-sunlight.png Warrior of Sunlight Co-op Gain access to unique offensive Miracles and have a higher chance to team up with other players for jolly co-operation!
covenant-way-of-white.png Way of White Co-op Have a higher chance to find other players online for co-op play


  • You do not have to join a covenant to unlock its trophy/achievement. Select "Join Covenant" and wait for the box to appear that says "Join Covenant? (abandons former Covenant)." A few seconds later, the achievement will be unlocked automatically. It does not matter if you say "Yes" or "No".
  • Leaving a covenant reduces its respective offering count by half.
  • Covenant levels, at least for your current covenant, are carried over to a New Game Plus (NG+).
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