Benhart of Jugo

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
?? 2,000 Majula Bluemoon Greatsword

Benhart of Jugo is an NPC in Dark Souls 2

 

 

Benhart of Jugo Information

  • NPC holding a BlueMoon Greatsword (Not to be confused with the real Moonlight Greatsword) in the path between Majula and the Shaded Woods. When you rescue Rosabeth of Melfia, he will thank you and become available for summons.
  • Teaches you the gesture Joy
  • Proud of his sword, a family heirloom, Benhart is convinced it has a powerful magic only a true swordsman can unlock. Unfortunately, it is a fake. Maughlin the Armourer will confirm this if you take the blade to him.
    • Regrettably, there is no additional dialogue or acknowledgment from Benhart if the player talks to him with the true Moonlight Greatsword.
  • Upon slaying Benhart, Merchant Hag Melentia will sell his armor.
  • If you summon Benhart for at least 3 of the boss fights that he can be summoned for, and he stays alive until the boss is defeated, afterwards while speaking to him in the Memory of Orro will award you with the following:
    • Moonlight Greatsword achievement
    • Bluemoon Greatsword
    • Benhart's Parma
    • Benhart's Set.
      • Note: The bosses do not have to be different ones, as a Bonfire Ascetic can be used to respawn the same boss repeatedly. 
      • Note that none of the final bosses in Throne of Want will count towards Benhart's questline/trophy, even though he can be summoned for them.

Encounters

Summon Locations

  • Brightstone Cove Tseldora. In a tent near the collapsed building containing the mimic at the Royal Army Campsite Bonfire. Assists with Prowling Magus boss fight.
  • Drangleic Castle. To the left of the fog gate for Looking Glass Knight, who he can assist with.
  • Dragon's Rest. Near the fog gate to Elana, Squalid Queen. Benhart's survival in this fight will count towards the 3 fights he must survive in order to complete his questline/trophy.
  • Memory of Jeigh. Directly ahead the of player's spawn, down the steps leading to the shattered archway. Will only appear after the player has exhausted his dialogue in Memory of Orro.
  • Throne of Want. Next to the fog gate, where he can assist with all three back-to-back final boss fights.
    None of these fights count towards Benhart's questline/trophy.

Drops

  1. Bluemoon Greatsword

Dialogue

- When first encountered in the entrance to Shaded Woods

  1. Have you business with me?
    The way yonder's all blocked up you see. By this god-awful statue.
    Heavens above. Who thought it a good idea to put it there!
  2. Ohhhh, I'm in quite the pickle now.
    See that statue? Gives me the willies. Stare at it for long enough, it starts to look alive.
    Ach, It just does nae seem quite right. There are no craftsmen round these parts.
    Hey, you don't think a real-life person was turned to stone, do you?

- Talk after clearing the path to Shaded Woods

  1. What?! Clearing the way was your doing, was it?
    Haah, didn't think you had it in yer pal.
    No no no. That's not like it sounds, you know! It was a pleasant surprise, that's all.
    Name's Benhart. Thanks to you, I can resume my journey.
    If we share the same path, I'm sure that we are gonna meet again.
    I'll repay my debt to you in battle. And I swear it by my sword.
    The road ahead's gonna be long, but I'm here to help. Gah hah hah hah hah!
  2. I am in yer debt.
    It's a true man who honours his debts. And I'll see mine paid.
    I swear it, by my ancient sword.

- When first encountered in Drangleic Castle

  1. Ho! Well met, friend.
    Good to see you well. Yes, hehh hehh, very good indeed.
  2. I journeyed from the distant east to perfect my swordsmanship.
    Legend has it that powerful beings slumber in this land.
    This sword, it's been in my family for generations. And only a real man can wield it true.
    I may face any manner of man or beast, but none shall be a match for my sword. Heh heh heh heh…
  3. This land is a right mess, eh?
    King's gone, and the people have a mad glint in their eyes.
    The land itself is overrun by terrible beasts.
    No better place to test my sword, ey? Heh heh heh heh…

- When first encountered in Forest of the Fallen Giants

  1. Well, we meet again! What you doing here?
    Who'dve thought we'd meet in a place like this.
    Fate just won't let us stay apart, will she? Gah hah hah hah hah hah!
  2. See the old sword's caught your attention? Well, you've a good eye, then.
    Ah, it's been in my family for generations.
    They say it is crafted with moonlight, and we all know what that means, it wards off evil.
    And I would nae trade her for all the riches in the world.
    They say that no man has ever teased oot the sword's true power.
    But in the right hands…Heh heh heh heh heh heh…
  3. I see you've taken a liking to the sword. Well, I applaud you, for you've a sharp eye.
    But this is one sword pal that I will nae be giving up.
    If you still insist on having it…
    Then you will have to pry it from my cold hands! Gah hah hah hah hah hah!
  4. I've a great debt to you. And I'll never forget it.
    I, Benhart, swear by my honour, to aid you in your darkest hour! So nae problem pal.

- When first encountered in Memory of Orro

  1. Oh! Look at you! Old friend!
    I see yer travels weigh upon you yet.
    Just remember, I'm always ready to help.
  2. My homeland is in the far east. A kingdom of honourable fighting men.
    And this sword yet awaits a true man to wield it.
    I know how swords think, you see! Gah hah hah hah!

- When giving equipment to the player
We have outwitted death a good many times.
Huh huh, My dear friend, take these.

- When attacked but not aggroed
Ooph!
(or)
What in bloody…!
(or)
Enough with that!

 - When attacked and aggroed
Very well. I, Benhart, will be honoured to chop you to pieces.

- When killing the player
You knew this would happen…

- When re-encountered after aggroing
You're a sorry waste of life…

- When attacked and health is under 50%
Hey! How dare you!

- When killed
What's done…urgh… Is done…

- Unknown
A man's journey…is never done…

 

 

Trivia

  • The easiest method of obtaining his gear/achievement is widely debated, so multiple methods are mentioned here.
  • Summoning Benhart in Memory of Jeigh to fight the Giant Lord after talking with him in Memory of Orro is perhaps the easiest method to get his gear. To reset and allow another summon in Memory of Jeigh, use an ascetic on The Place Unbeknownst bonfire after killing the Giant Lord on the current intensity. The main issue with this method is that Benhart (and most NPC phantoms for that matter) tends to be incredibly stupid when trying to make him survive a fight (Lucatiel on ng+ Sinner...) , which is problematic in the Memory of Jeigh because of the constant fireballs, rolling statue head, and the damage the Giant Lord inflicts with his skyscraper-esque sword, but if Benhart survives to the end, it is undoubtedly the fastest method.
  • Dying can be used to reset the encounter should Benhart die before you are able to kill the boss. The Homeward Bone, Homeward Miracle, and the Aged Feather can all be used to reset the encounter should Benhart die. Returning you to your last visited bonfire in the process.
  • Alternatively, you can also use Bonfire Ascetics to reset the Prowling Magus and the Congregation boss fight three times to get the items. This is an easy fight where it is unlikely either you or Benhart will die. There is a bit of a distance between the boss and Benhart's summon sign, so the walking back and forth is the longest part. It is also advisable you clear out all the enemies leading from his sign to the boss fight before you summon him, just to be safe. Unfortunately, AI stupidity also comes into play here, as Benhart seems apt to fall off the ledge where the boulders come down, making this method, while easy if done well, incredibly annoying to watch your achievement walk off a ledge multiple times.
  • Bonfire Ascetics can also be used to fight the Looking Glass Knight multiple times. Be sure to equip the Red Eye Ring as the Looking Glass Knight will focus Benhart when he gets low health.
  • As with any NPC phantom, any combination of these methods will result in the desired effect, it just depends on what you believe to be the fight both you and Benhart can survive consistently with increasing difficulty. So long as you and Benhart complete 3 of any of these fights (or 2 of one and 1 of another, etc.) and he survives each, he will reward you with his gear and achievement if spoken to in the area behind the Pursuer fight.

 

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    • Anonymous

      28 Aug 2021 08:18  

      If you have summoned him for Prowling Magus, Elana and the Looking Glass Knight and talk to him while he is sitting after the Pursuer arena (not inside the memory), he will already give you his equipment. You don't have to talk to him inside the memory for that.

      • Anonymous

        02 Jul 2021 11:27  

        Summoned Benhart for Prowling Magus fight 3x (used bonfire ascetic). Didn’t have to progress to memory or Orro to get the achievement and equipment, Benhart was sitting right after Twin Dragonriders fight in Dragleic Castle

        • 20 May 2021 16:14  

          I talked to him at the Pursuer arena before summoning him three times, after that i summoned him to fight Elana, but when i went back to the Forest of Fallen Giants to gte the sword he wasn't there. He didn't die during the bossfight so where the hell is he?

          • Anonymous

            17 Mar 2021 01:59  

            Is it me or are all enemies hardier after an ascetic in Majula? Suddenly upon return of previously cleared areas, the mobs are like twice the aggro and hp

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2021 21:26  

              So wait you mean to ****ing tell me this achievement is locked behind co op that requires me summon him for giant lord or ****ING ELANA?

              Message: "I can't take this"

              • 24 Jul 2020 22:57  

                This madlad survived every boss we did together on a magic pixel of health and I mean all, the giant lord, the magnus, the looking glass even the queen in sunken king

                hes got acctual magic in that sword i swear

                (sadly he did not survie aldia but he did beat nat) though as they dont count for his quest it dont matter
                also if you want 2 of his sword do sunken king before drangelic then you'll meet him after the pursuer area and get his gear, then you can kill him in the memory for a 2nd one

                • Anonymous

                  08 May 2020 18:58  

                  A money obsessed merchant see a potentially legendary sword and says it's a fake and that stands as a confirmation... Lol

                  • Anonymous

                    02 May 2020 17:37  

                    If you don't care about his storyline or achievement, and you only want his gear, just go ahead and kill him, this quest a serious PITA

                    • 20 Apr 2020 05:50  

                      "DLC bosses do not appear to add to this count"? i'm pretty sure he give me his equipment after he survived magus, mirror knight and elana

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Feb 2020 16:32  

                        A really simple way to get this gear is to just Murder him. Ruthlessly, with Chain Backstabs, at SL1 with a dagger.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Dec 2019 01:32  

                          DLC bosses are accounted for the trophy. I summoned him twice on Looking Glass Knight, and once in Elana, and I got his equipment before I hit Memory of Orro.

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