Darkwraith Covenant

Covenant - not to be confused with the Darkwraith Enemy


Darkwraiths harness the power of the Dark Soul found in each human. Continuing the plan of the Furtive Pygmy and led by Darkstalker Kaathe, members of the Darkwraith covenant aim to be the new Dark Lord, to herald the Age of Dark.


Joining this covenant allows the player to conduct invasions as a red-black Dark Spirit, a.k.a. "Black Phantom". Restricted to Darkwraiths, the Red Eye Orb allows for infinite invasions in every multiplayer area of the game, making it a very desirable item for PvP. An infinite supply of single-use invasion items (Cracked Red Eye Orbs) will also become available for purchase, which can be used by any player regardless of covenant. An armor set and weapons are also obtained by joining and ranking up.


Darkstalker Kaathe is available and not hostile. To gain access to Kaathe:

How to Join

  1. Acquire the Covenant of Artorias
  2. Acquire the Key to the Seal:
  3. Open the floodgate, then proceed to fight The Four Kings in The Abyss. Equip the Covenant of Artorias
  4. Talk to Darkstalker Kaathe. The option to join the covenant becomes available if the player does not currently possess Lordvessel. If the Lordvessel has been acquired, Kaathe will take the player to Firelink Altar to place it before offering to join the covenant. Don't forget to rest at the bonfire.
  5. At this point in the Firelink Altar, there are two options:
  6. Talk to Darkstalker Kaathe again, he'll offer an entry to the covenant



Covenant Level

Exchange Humanity (stat) to level up in the covenant.

Level Humanity Offered Reward Dark Hand absorb efficiency
+0 0 Dark Hand Up to 1 Humanity per use
+1 10 Red Eye Orb Up to 3 Humanities per use
+2 30 Dark Sword and Dark Set Up to 5 Humanities per use
+3 80 - Up to 10 Humanities per use

Betrayal Penalties


When joined through the Homeward trick, Kingseeker Frampt will remain available, however placing the Lordvessel for Frampt will make Darkstalker Kaathe leave for the current playthrough without breaking the covenant. Keep invading with Red Eye Orb or make sure to stock up on Cracked Red Eye Orbs before Kaathe leaves.

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