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The Way of White is a co-op oriented covenant in Dark Souls. It revolves around helping other players. Although in Dark Souls III there is no such covenant, the Way of White is still known in Lothric.


As the head bishop of the Way of White, known also as an apostle of Allfather Lloyd, is one of the great royals of Thorolund,[1] the Way of White was probably established in this land. Followers of the Way of White, Undead clerics, seek kindling for bonfires, in order to sustain the power of the Gods.[2] First Undead mission of the Way of White was taken on by Paladin Leeroy.[3] His shield was blessed with the protection of a white flame.[4]

Followers of the Way of White, Lloyd's cleric knights are widely praised for their Undead hunts.[5] Covenant's warrior clerics are famous for being unyielding in battle.[6]

Dark Souls III[]

The Way of White is still known in Lothric, but also said to have undergone some changes, as original one is referred to as old Way of White.[7] Its followers have forgotten about Allfather Lloyd,[8] whose worship was once common among the Way of the White followers.[9] However, his Undead hunts are still carried on.[8] In the Way of White, there is a tradition of placing great faith in the words of the blind.[10]

The Way of White is now based in Carim, and now likely worships Velka, Goddess of Sin as its main deity.[10][11]

Garbs worn by Archdeacons of the Cathedral of the Deep were a sign of the Way of White's highest rank.[12]


Must not have killed Petrus of Thorolund and/or Reah of Thorolund if she was rescued from the Tomb of the Giants.

How to join[]

Players may join the Way of White by talking either to Petrus at the Firelink Shrine or Reah after you have rescued her from the Tomb of the Giants.

Players who choose to be in the Knight class or the Cleric class begin the game already in the Way of White. (Though this does not unlock the trophy/achievement for discovering the Way of White covenant. Unlocking the trophy/achievement as a knight or cleric will require abandoning the covenant and then re-joining via talking to Petrus or Reah).


Members of the Way of White are more likely to join up with other members of the covenant in online play. Also, players in the Way of White have earlier access to Petrus' miracles (including Force, Heal, Homeward, and more), although later Reah also offers stronger miracles at a better price without requiring the player to join the covenant.

There are also rumors that it decreases the chances of being invaded, but without official confirmation it's impossible to confirm this due to various factors influencing invasions.


No penalty for betraying the covenant.


The Way of White is really only good for the early game for players who wish for early access to miracles. Later, all miracles become accessible to all players anyway, and the covenant loses any meaningful contributions it once had. If the player wants to stay in a co-op oriented covenant in the mid- or late-game, they should try becoming a Warrior of Sunlight or Princess's Guard, as those both offer miracles that will help while co-oping, as well as the matchmaking bonus.



  1. White Seance Ring description.
  2. Petrus of Thorolund dialogue.
  3. Paladin Armor description.
  4. Sanctus description.
  5. Lloyd's Talisman description.
  6. Cleric Armor description.
  7. Talisman (Dark Souls III) description.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Undead Hunter Charm description.
  9. Lloyd's Shield Ring and Lloyd's Sword Ring description.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Braille Divine Tome of Carim description.
  11. Oswald of Carim - a holy figure from Carim - uses items that denote worship of Velka.
  12. Archdeacon Holy Garb description.