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

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    • Anonymous

      Oh I do not gain from invasions? What a bulsit game just because of that stupid curved blade had to destroy 50 innocent lives! 50!!! Btw dear people whom I invaded Im so sorry :'(

      • Anonymous

        tried it on my SL 35 twink. Got matched with a SL 235 havel. Still wrecked the fool thanks to the Forbidden Fun Spam :)

        • Anonymous

          Using blue acolyte I can see the opponent SL. I'm SL 110 but constantly got matched with SL 250+ near instantly. Wtf

          • Anonymous

            My first DS2 playthrough playing online. Scarcity of cracked red orbs meant that for pvp i had to wait till Undead Purgatory. I get in, join covenant and prepare to expeirence famous DS2 pvp batlles, which were supposed to be best in trilogy.
            Instead it was my first time experiencing PURE CANCER.
            I wasn't prepared for this. Cheaters, tryhards and otherwise poor sports galore. Breaking all equipment, crashing game, insta healing, instakills, and propably other subtle hacks, that are hard to pinpoint. Metamancers doing nothing but running attacks with katanas and curved swords (phantom range). Players that when hit with backstap from maxed weapon lose only 10% hp (I don't know, is it hack or like max level). Players attacking when greeting them. Literally, in my experience only 10% matches were with people who weren't like that.

            • Anonymous

              "Players can be paired up WITH ANYONE IN THE SAME PLAY THROUGH." This gives me a LOT of pause about burning an ascetic at Undead Purgatory. Does it mean if I go into NG+ at that bonfire that I can ONLY be matched with other players who also are in NG+1? If not, then what is meant by the "in the same play through" qualifier?

              • Anonymous

                Out of many complaints I have from this game, the PvP is atrocious! Swords with longer range than spears, hitbox issues, no I-frames when dodging etc. etc. On top of everything, you do not GAIN rank from successful invasions.. I'm just going to buy all the stuff and kill the little guy.

                • Anonymous

                  Sorry if this is a dumb question, but on the bridge map, if you jump off after defeating the other player does it still count as a win?

                  • Anonymous

                    why tf is everyone one shotting me and im doing pathetic dmg? My SM is 500k, lvl 90 vit is 30, armor is pretty good too. Im using mainly pyromancies with offhand uchi/washing pole

                    • Anonymous

                      So let’s say my freind who just started the game gets into this cov, I have 22million sm. Would he still be able to match with me?

                      • Did some legit testing on dropping items in the arena and ya... Its kinda broken. At first it may seem that it drops it to the winner, but if you try this more than once it just all comes back. So you can abuse this by having the character that you want to ... ahem, MULE to just drop some worthless crap item over and over again until it comes back, then have the high level drop all the goodies and let the low level win. It works every time. This makes twinking in the lowest soul tiers stupidly overpowered, and with the use of alternate account save mules you can have all the red eye orbs you want with going insane losing over and over again in the arena or farming the torturers. Twinking just got easy. And REAL BULL ****

                        • Anonymous

                          The Executioner’s Chariot is a foreshadowing of how often you’ll be running circles around the arena trying to escape the max level monsters that duel there.

                          • I did some legit testing on dropping items in the arena, and it is broken as hell. Step 1, get the agape ring. Step 2, get to the brotherhood of blood. Step 3, use the few red eyes in the early game to get an easy win in the forest of fallen giants. Step 4, get your high level friend to drop you items in the arena, the let you kill him. Easy. BUT. You will find that if you try to drop items again it won't work, this is because the game identifies mulers and tries to stop them. To manipulate this, try dropping easy to get items from the low level to the high level until they come back, then continue muling. In order to get infinite red eye orbs, just use an alternate account save backup mule to get all you need. Happy Twinking

                            • Anonymous

                              Why does the community have a 150 meta? In the other games it’s a great decision because you’re forced to match with those around your level so having a popular level equals max connectivity but this game allows you to pair with any level so if you decide on a fixed number you’ll always have players much higher than that taking advantage of it for easier wins ... there shouldn’t be any community decided level in this game especially in the BoB where even soul memory is irrelevant

                              • Anonymous

                                This covenant is REALLY unbalanced. I got matched with a guy who had an everything build, and did negligible damage. Even with a backstab, it was only a FRACTION of their health.

                                • Anonymous

                                  bullshit tbh that you don't gain rank from successful invasions... isn't that literally what the covenant is for?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    wish there was a covenant like this in ds3.. the grind to 150+ wins was fun and having the extra red glow thing was a nice way to show off.. was pretty sweaty though with SM and havels.. but w.e.

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