Brotherhood of Blood is a PvP covenant in Dark Souls 2. It is a dueling covenant that is focused around 3 dedicated arena venues.

Sanguinary Covenant Trophy.png
Covenant Leader : Titchy Gren
Location : Undead Purgatory

How to Join Brotherhood of Blood

The covenant leader, Titchy Gren, can be spoken to in a small area found after the Executioner's Chariot boss fight. The player must have a Token of Spite in their possession before speaking to the covenant leader in order to join.



Upon joining the covenant, players can queue for duels at the three statues near Gren. Again, a Token of Spite must be present in the inventory in order to duel. The token will not be expended; it need only be present.
When facing the statues, the three arenas are as follows:

  • Left statue: A relatively long bridge that connects one side to another. Falling off the bridge will result in death.
  • Middle statue: A labyrinthine arena with two levels. There are stairs in the four corners of the arena which lead to the second level.
  • Right statue: A large circular stage with wooden scaffolding in the center. There are steps that lead to the top of the structure.

Note: If no one is currently available at a chosen arena, the player will be paired with a duelist in either of the other two arenas.



To improve rank for this covenant the player must achieve victory in the dueling arenas or vanquish blue phantoms summoned by members of the Way of Blue  during an invasion.
Being defeated in a duel will result in the loss of one rank point. However, according to Namco Bandai customer support, it is not possible to lose rank by failing an invasion.

  • When invading, defeat the Blue Sentinel summoned as help,
    and the devotion to the covenant will go up +2. (Added with Patch 1.10)
  • You do NOT gain rank from successful invasions.
Rank Requirement Reward
0 1 Token of Spite Crest of Blood
1 50 rank points Curved Twinblade ; aesthetic red aura as a dark spirit
2 150 rank points Crescent Sickle ; aesthetic neon red glow as a dark spirit
3 500 rank points Great Chaos Fireball, Gren Set



  • Using the 'Talk' option with Titchy Gren, after reaching rank 3 in the covenant, will cause him to give you his scythe and armor set.
  • If both players have full health when the duel timer ends in the arena, the duel ends in a draw, and the message "STALEMATE" will appear.
  • It is recommended that player record their own victories and defeats in dueling arenas, because the game does not.
  • As of regulation 1.08, healing items and spell restoration items such as Amber Herb can no longer be used during a duel. Repair Powder can still be used in order to counter corrosive weapon, or for infinite casts of special attacks.
  • You still can heal by casting healing miracles such as Great Heal or the healing pyromancy Warmth, or by certain equipment like the Ring of Restoration, Loyce Shield, Crown of the Ivory King, but also upon each successful hit of Butcher's Knife.
  • While fighting in the arena, with a duel that ends in both players defeat. The victory will be given to the player who died last.
  • Unlike other pvp, covenant arenas do not pair players up according to soul memory. Players can be paired up with anyone in the same play through. [I fought the same guy two times in a row using two different characters (150SL and 200SL). So keep in mind that Soul Level doesn't mean much here.]


List of Usable Items in Arena

Useable Items Unusable Items
Repair Powder Estus Flask
Firebomb, Black Firebomb Amber Herb / Twilight Herb / Wilted Dusk Herb
Throwing Knives Monastery Charm / Dragon Charm
Witching / Hexing / Lightning / Corrosive / Holy Water Urn Divine Blessing
Poison Moss Lifegem

    • Anonymous

      26 Jan 2018 16:33  

      How ironic that all of the higher ranked people I come across lag around the arena and face stab constantly, oh how ironic indeed

      • Anonymous

        26 Jan 2018 01:51  

        Jesus if anyone has trouble with max lvl fags just block them till the point that they'll no longer have any1 to fight against

        • Anonymous

          03 Jan 2018 09:58  

          Is the arena still active? I only ever spent a day or two dedicated to pvp in this game and I really enjoyed it, dueling at the iron keep bridge about a year ago to get the dragon armor was one of my favourite times in souls and I feel like going back to this game to make a new build and pvp with it

          • Anonymous

            23 Dec 2017 19:37  

            Ds2 pvp Lance's appears and straghit sword hitboxes are broken I'll be on the lava bridge in iron keep and the other guy can hit me when he's looking away and when the weapon is 3times farther away than when it's an actual hit come on you need to at least fix hitboxes in pvp

            • Anonymous

              25 Nov 2017 15:25  

              For f@ck sake! Everyone in this*****ty arena runs away and cast some random healing bul*****after every 2 hits!! And this IF the ***** is not a fcking hacker with insane hp!

              • Anonymous

                30 Oct 2017 03:02  

                BrotherHood of Blood? More like Brotherhood of bullshit.

                Im always paired with SL500 Metamancers with*****ty internet on my SL150 characters.Its almost impossible to get a 60% winrate.

                I need something to work with here, not a goddamn Havel assface shooting hexes, dealing 1/6 of my health with a straightsword, and running and healing when I get close to winning.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Oct 2017 10:20  

                  Ok I can offically call Bull$&*t on Namco Bandai saying you can't lose a rank I have done JUST THAT! I have the curved twinblade in my inventory but my rank was reset to 0 even though I didn't restart the game! Who ever said you cannot lose rank was lying their ass off!

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jul 2017 22:52  

                    If you're a hacker go ahead you'll win, if not don't come here even if you got gut in pvp, full of hackers

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jul 2017 17:55  


                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jul 2017 07:56  

                        What happens if I leave this covenant and return to it later do my victories and defeats still the same or they will be drawn to zero

                        • Anonymous

                          19 May 2017 09:31  

                          Am I a decent player? Probably yes, because I finished the game multiple times in NG and NG+. Am I the best player around? No. SO I CAN'T GET A 500 POSITIVE WINRATE IN PVP, THIS IS COMPLETELY RETARDED, AND MAKES THE PYROMANCY UNOBTAINABLE. Also, I could buy it from wellager, but that would reqire a new game played trough 3 times withut using ascetic at most bosses to keep it doable what I am not fond of.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 May 2017 12:19  

                            This was the most underrated addition to the entire Soul Series... A form of rated / structured PvP. And look at these comments. The comments are cancer, Not the Arena. These are the twinks who invade fresh players... Roll up on dedicated PvPers and get Wrekt. Also the plebs who make desired SL limits as a community... Yeah, they hated proper PvP being introduced too. " we should all be SL 120 cause it's Dex Meta.... " ... Well I got news for you scrub, SL300 Hex. Get owned every time.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Dec 2016 20:48  

                              The dark souls 2 dueling system is really lame. I can't tell you how many times I get paired with some dude who has almost 2000 health when I'm clearly too low a level to win. The least they could've done was add a soul memory restriction.

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Dec 2016 02:05  

                                The brotherhood of the idiots................This group is just a bunch of hooded *****ing idiots.................They all need to be shot........

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 Dec 2016 07:44  

                                  if i got points for invasions, i wouldn't mind but this is one of the covenants i will never do unless i super level and poop on pplz faces. the lose points for losses makes ng++ seem easy in comparison n/ even a 1.0 wlr you make no progress

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Dueling is kind of one-sided...21 Sep 2016 15:15  

                                    Why would they not balance the dueling in the same way they do with pvp in general? This just means all lower-leveled players are gonna get driven away by those, who have played through the game and just hang around for easy grinding, meaning the chances you'll find an equal opponent on a lower level are ***** slim.Speaking from experience here, as I try to get a few wins as someone around level 100 and keep facing people clearly outleveling and powering me in terms of stats and gear... Not to even mention hackers.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Sucks29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                                      Because of the fact that you lose points when you lose is really stupid because that makes everyone be as cheeky as possible

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