Blaidd the Half-Wolf

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Mistwood Ruins 
Forlorn Hound Evergaol 
Siofra River 
Redmane Castle 
Three Sisters

Role Quest NPC and summon
Voiced by Scott Arthur
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1111 - 2520 Runes
Blaidd's Armor
Blaidd's Gauntlets
Blaidd's Greaves
Royal Greatsword
HP 1506-3175
Strong VS
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Weak to

Blaidd is an NPC in Elden Ring. Blaidd is a half man, half wolf, found howling in the Mistwood Ruins. He's the trusted companion and guardian of Ranni the Witch. Blaidd can be also be found as an NPC Summon, if conditions are right.


 Kalé sent you, did he? Ever the bloody busybody. Hmm. Maybe to him, you don't seem so strange.
The name's Blaidd. I'm looking for a man who goes by "Darriwil."

Blaidd Location in Elden Ring

Blaidd can be found initially at Mistwood Ruins, but must be found as part of his quest. 

  • This NPC moves
  • This NPC can be fought
  • Can become hostile if the player kills ANY of the large rune bears before meeting him. (It's unclear why this makes him hostile, but several reports have shown him becoming hostile for no apparent reason, and the only link seems to be a rune bear being slain at ANY location prior to hearing his howling.)
  • Should Blaidd be hostile at the first encounter (maybe a Bug) you can visit the Church of Vows. After Atonement, Blaidd will reset. All Questlines involving Blaidd can be completed successfully.
  • NPC Summon: Speak to Blaidd first before the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil fight to use him as a Summon
    Can also be summoned against Starscourge Radahn, along with many other festival participants.


Blaidd Questline: How to complete Blaidd's Quest

Initial Meeting

  • Inside Mistwood, the player can occasionally hear a wolf howl. At this point, they can ask Merchant Kale about the howling. The merchant will teach the player the Finger Snap gesture.
  • Blaidd can be seen resting on the tallest point in the Mistwood Ruins, and will jump down after the player uses the gesture while standing below him. Blaidd will tell the player he is searching for a man who goes by the name "Darriwil". [Map Link]

blaidd mistwood encounter

Forlorn Hound Evergaol

  • Darriwil can be fought at the Forlorn Hound Evergaol, where Blaidd will become available as a summon. Speak to Blaidd again after the fight.
    • Talking to Blaidd once will yield a Somber Smithing stone [2]. Talk to him a second time and he will mention a blacksmith along the Road to the Manor in Liurnia, and instruct the player to say that "Blaidd sent them". Doing this will unlock the Carian Filigreed Crest in the blacksmith's shop.
    • If the Evergaol fight was completed before meeting Blaidd, he will still be available to speak to here after the player talks to him in the Mistwood Ruins. [Map Link]

blaidd limgrave encounter

Ranni's Questline

  • After meeting Ranni the Witch in Liurnia and taking on her quest, the player will need to meet Blaidd at Siofra River, which can be entered by taking the lift at the Siofra River Well in Mistwood. Blaidd will ask you to speak to Preceptor Seluvis, who in turn directs you to Sorceress Sellen. [Map Link]
    • Blaidd will be located east of the Siofra River Bank site of grace, standing along the edge of a cliff nearby a Spirit Spring. [Map Link]
  • After speaking to Sellen, report back to Blaidd at Siofra River. He will request that you meet him at Redmane Castle to participate in a festival. [Map Link]
  • Blaidd can be found alongside other NPCs in the inner courtyard of Redmane Castle (where there is normally a boss fight when the festival event is not active). After speaking to the herald, Jerren, the festival will begin. Blaidd will be available as a summon during the fight in the Wailing Dunes against Starscourge Radahn.
    • If the festival is triggered by using the Grand Lift of Dectus instead of through Ranni's questline, Blaidd will still show up at Redmane Castle. All prior interactions with Blaidd, as well as the initial portion of Ranni's questline, will be skipped. [Map Link]
    • If Blaidd is currently attending the festival and Radahn is not defeated, he will still be there even if you obtained and returned the Fingerslayer Blade to Ranni using glitches.
  • Once the festival is completed, the player can find Blaidd trapped inside the Forlorn Hound Evergaol. You can speak with Iji before or after this part of the questline for some additional dialogue.
    • Optional. Blaidd still shows up at Ranni's Rise regardless of if the player did this part of the questline.
    • After defeating Radahn, the player can talk to Blaidd next to Starscourge Radahn site of grace in Wailing Dunes.
    • Players who wanted to interact with Blaidd should note that leaving Wailing Dunes after Radahn's defeat is the trigger for Iji imprisoning Blaidd regardless of prior interaction or progress. He will remain in the evergaol until released or Ranni's quest is progressed to the end. 
    • Additionally, if Radahn is killed before the first stages of Ranni's quest, Blaidd will be notably absent when you are otherwise tasked with speaking to her three servants, the other two being Iji and Seluvis, at the base of Ranni's Rise. 
  • After completing Ranni's questline, return to Ranni's Rise where you may find Blaidd outside at the entrance, hostile. Defeating him will grant you his greatsword and his armor set (except the helm, which can be found near Seluvis's Rise).
    • Note that you need FULL questline completion, which means after you get the Dark Moon Greatsword and not only up to when you give Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade.
    • Other factors effect whether Blaidd appears, which are not obvious will lead to him appearing. You can progress through Ranni's questline entirely without him appearing hostile, however he may appear later contigent on these unknown other factors.
      • Defeating Astel may be the trigger that causes him to appear at Ranni's Rise hostile, also having obtained the Dark Moon Ring may also be a factor.
    • Can be safely dispatched by using Poison Mist while sneaking behind him. Since it deals no damage it will not cause him to fight back unless he detects you otherwise. The poison status can be reapplied when it wears off, just note that it will take longer each time to reapply due to the way status effects are harder to inflict sequentially on the same enemy.
      • If he does detect you, you can just retreat inside the tower and ride the elevator. He will eventually reset after some time.
    • Another way to safely dispatch him is to use Giantsflame Take Thee from the ledge atop Ranni's Rise. Blaidd has no way to reach you and simply paces out front while doing a poor job of dodging the fireballs.

Elden Ring Blaidd Combat information

  • Health: 1506-3175 HP
  • Unlike most NPCs, Blaidd can't be staggered like regular player in PvP, but can be poise-broken and riposted afterwards. Poise: 80
  • Parryable: Yes. It takes 2 parries to break his stance. Can be riposted afterwards
  • Deals Standard and Magic damage. Can inflict Frostbite.
  • Uses Royal Greatsword and it's unique skill Wolf's Assault


The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.


Elden Ring Blaidd Drops

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Drop Rate

Additional Info

Blaidd's Armor


At the end of Ranni's quest

Blaidd's Gauntlets


At the end of Ranni's quest

 Blaidd's Greaves


At the end of Ranni's quest

 Royal Greatsword


At the end of Ranni's quest


Dialogue in Elden Ring: Blaidd

Introduction at Mistwood Ruins

  • Who goes there? Kalé sent you, did he? Ever the bloody busybody. Hmm. Maybe to him, you don't seem so strange. The name's Blaidd. I'm looking for a man who goes by "Darriwil." He fled somewhere nearby. Or so I've heard. Come tell me if you find him before I do. I can offer you ample reward. 
  • Darriwil is nothing but a traitor. And in need of a fitting end to his tale. 

Attacking him at Mistwood Ruins

  • Oh? Fine. Time to douse your little flame.
  • (On player kill) Hmph. Pathetic little man.

When killed at Mistwood Ruins

  • You're... you're strong of arm. But ask yourself... What harm can be done... to a shadow?

As a summon in the Forlorn Hound Evergaol

  • Darriwil… Rotting in a cell is no true justice. No, this is where it ends for you.

After defeating Darriwil

  • <sigh> ...Right. There you are. Had to work for it, but it's done. Don't say I'm not a man of my word. Here's your prize. <presents somber smithing stone>
  • Oh yes, I should say - If you venture north to Raya Lucaria, and come across a venerable blacksmith who's a little on the large side… Tell him I sent you. And he'll be sure to treat you right. I owe you one, I reckon.
  • That's enough chit-chat for now. It's time we parted ways.

In spectral form, after meeting Ranni at Ranni’s Rise

  • Ahh, long time, friend. Blaidd, if you’ve forgotten. Glad to have you in the service of mistress Ranni. 
  • Well. Getting right to business… I’m still in Limgrave. The eternal city of Nokron lies somewhere at the bottom of this land. I’m planning to go below through the well in the Mistwood. See if I can’t find the road to Nokron from there…

Upon meeting him at Siofra River

  • Ah, good to see you. Apologies mate, but I don’t have much to report. I can see bloody Nokron, right above me, but I’m absolutely stumped. I’ve tried all the gateways, to no avail… Perhaps it’s time to ask Seluvis? I recall that spiteful little rat acting like he knew something… Let’s give him a squeeze. Show him just how sharp my teeth are…
  • I jest, I wouldn’t go that far. Besides, I should check on some things here. Leave this place to me. You just do what you feel is right. If either of us learns anything, we tell the other. Right? And if we reach a dead end, I suppose we go back to the source. Seluvis rarely gives a straight answer, the first time.

After speaking with Seluvis but not yet with Sellen

  • Ah. Well met. What news?
  • [I still don't understand] Right. I see. Leave this place to me. You just do what you feel is right. If either of us learns anything, we tell the other. Right?

Second meeting at Siofra River, after talking to Sorceress Sellen

  • Ah. Well met. What news?

After selecting “Tell Sellen’s story” dialogue option.

  • Hmm… So Ranni’s fate is kept in stasis by Starscourge Radahn… That reminds me of something I heard. There’s a festival being held at the castle on the southern edge of the Caelid Wilds, east of Limgrave. It’s a festival of combat. And I heard… that you can fight Radahn himself. He who was once called the strongest of all the demigods… Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I think it’s worth investigating. I’ll be on my way to this festival of Radahn then…
  • You’re coming too, right? To Radahn’s festivities… I’ll meet you at Redmane Castle in Caelid. The way ahead is pleasingly simple. We fight, sword and fang.

After selecting “Don’t say anything” dialogue option.

  • Right. I see. Leave this place to me. You just do what you feel is right. If either of us learns anything, we tell the other. Right?

At Redmane Castle before the festival of Radahn begins

  • Ah, there you are. Took your sweet time. The players are all made up, and waiting for the curtain… Let’s give them a show to remember, eh. Just don’t you go dying on me. For Ranni’s sake, too.

After defeating Radahn

  • Ah, good. I was waiting for you. What a sick way to fight, eh. The glory of the clash is shared, by Radahn and you. And hah! Did you see that, afterwards? A falling star, right before our eyes! I can’t fathom how Radahn was holding back something of that scale. He was a living legend, if ever I saw one. And, the path has now been cleared. To Nokron, where Ranni’s fate will be decided. Let’s meet where the falling star bit the earth. We’ll take up our swords once more. For mistress Ranni. 
  • Let’s meet where the falling star bit the earth. And we’ll go into battle again, side by side. My only purpose is to fight for Ranni’s fate, sword and fang. The curtain’s rising… on the final act.

Blaidd’s message left at Mistwood Ruins (before the player enters Nokron)

  • There’s a traitor taken care of. Onwards to Nokron, then. Go on, I’ll catch up.

At Forlorn Hound Evergaol after defeating Radahn

  • Oh, it's you... It's me, Blaidd. Old Iji trapped me here. Told me I'd bring nought but bale to Lady Ranni. But there's no chance that could happen. I'm part of her being. Her very shadow... I thought old Iji knew as much... Honestly, I don't know what's going on anymore...
  • [Open the evergaol]
    My thanks, friend. I'm going to see mistress Ranni, now. I don't know what came over old Iji, but even if the odds are slim, I need to check the mistress is safe. Now, Ranni can finally set in motion the fight against her fate she's dreamt of for so long.

Before fighting a hostile Blaidd, outside the tower of Ranni’s Rise

  • <muttering to himself> No. I’m part of her very being! I could never betray her! No matter what might happen... Ranni... She needs me...


Elden Ring Blaidd Notes & Trivia

  • 'Blaidd' is Welsh for wolf, and is pronounced /blai̯ð/ (BLY-dh).
  • Is referred to, by War Counselor Iji, as becoming more like a brother to Lady Ranni.



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    • Anonymous

      I wish there was an alternative ending for this good boi

      rip half-wolf blood, you will be missed dearly :(

      • Anonymous

        I can't bring myself to kill him. I'm just going to leave him at ranni's rise and choose to believe that he comes with us at the end.

        • Anonymous

          I cant see him the mist woods i tried doing the thing in church of vows it says you have no obsolution what happened? can this be fix?

          • Anonymous

            Haven't seen anyone mention this, but if you kill Radahn and not progress Ranni's questline, Blaidd doesn't leave the Wailing Dunes. Then, if you try to kill him he is always aggroed and always respawns after death.
            There's also some dialogue not listed here on the wiki:
            *When he spawns*
            " shadowbound. Wherever mistress Ranni goes, I follow. (You are a danger. You die here)"*
            *This dialogue doesn't always play for some reason.
            *When killed*
            "Traitorous wretch... You're... You're a danger..."
            *On player death*
            "Don't show your face again. Stay away from mistress Ranni."
            (Also be careful his spawn is right next to the grace and he can hit you right away)

            • Anonymous

              If you go through the whole jogging across the Lands Between back and forth -marathon, and talk to Jerren after defeating the duo boss at the plaza prior to triggering the festival, talk to Iji, talk to Jerren about Iji and then again to Iji about Jerren... you can tell Blaidd at Siofra River what they said, instead of the Seluvis-Sellen route. With slight dialogue change, the quest progresses as usual after that.

              • Anonymous

                I think patch 1.09 broke him.

                He's always hostile when I enter the mistwood regardless of whether I did anything or not on 2 seperate new games I started. They must have screwed up his collision or something.

                • Anonymous

                  Got really scared for a second because I killed the sleeping runebear inside the ruins and then the realization dawned on me. But I heard the howling before I did, so we're good we still bros :)

                  • Anonymous

                    So, I may have messed up royally here, but after meeting with Blaidd in Siofra and going back to talk with Seluvis, I killed Seluvis and talked with the sorceress who then told me to go back and speak with Blaidd. But when I got back to Siofra, Blaidd was hostile and Ranni was missing. Is there any way to fix this issue, or am I just SOL?

                    • Anonymous

                      Blaidd deserved better...I wish we could have saved him somehow. He didn't deserve to be betrayed by the one person he considered his close friend...all because Ranni is a selfish ***** who didn't care about anyone but herself.

                      • Anonymous

                        One of my favorite NPCs. Though I knew he'd inevitably become an enemy.

                        I thought about just leaving him be after I finished Ranni's questline. But I really wanted his armor and weapon.

                        • Anonymous

                          I killed quite a few rune bears before talking to him, including the one sleeping right there by him, so I was worried, but after reading the comments, I think I figured it out. I rested at a site of grace, then emptied my inventory of any beast bones, meat, blood, or any other animal drops. Made sure not to kill anything on my way to him and to my surprise, he talked to me and was not aggressive. I had not attempted to talk to him before this, so I can't say for sure if he would have been aggressive beforehand or not, I'm guessing he would have though.

                          • Anonymous

                            It's not mentioned here, but if you do sellivus quest and betray ranni, he will not show up at the radhan festival

                            • Anonymous

                              i killed rahadn before trying to talk to blaidd. i also killed the guy in the evergoal fight. he isnt howling at mistwood and he isnt outside the evergoal. any clues or am i locked out of his quest?

                              • Anonymous

                                Anyone noticed that there's a dead black knife when you go to him? Ranni admits to being the one who sent the black knives and all that but did she really send them after Blaidd? Or was that Iji protecting Ranni?

                                • Anonymous

                                  You don’t need the Dark Moon Greatsword for the final part of his quest, just defeating the Baleful Shadow is enough.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Actually, it is possible to parry him. Takes two parries to open up a critical hit. His moveset is very similar to Morgott.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I didn't kill any runebears prior to meeting him, and he was aggro in the mistwood. I click gestured, and had to reload for him to come down, and when he was there he was aggressive.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I still don't understand the evergaol part of his questline. How are you ever supposed to figure out he's in there? Not to mention that it doesn't even matter because he gets out without your help regardless. What's even the point?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is so masterfully done. A man who really becomes your friend, your ally and brother in arms, and at the end of the road you have to fight him to the death because of decisions you both made long ago. The fight is so bittersweet. Almost like every hit you land on him hurts you too. That's why I never cheese him. I have to feel it when I put down my friend

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I got a more sedate dialialogue when cltalking to him after killing radahn the second time around. I was doing rogiers quest, and faught radahn solo. Blaidd was still there in the staging area, and still there near the grace after. He had little to say and wasnt excited to see the star falling. Almost like i blueballed him by killing radahn solo.
                                            alexanders dialogue was unchanged.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Using poison or backstabbing him felt wrong. I walked in front of him and even used a weapon with no upgrades so I didn’t merc him in 3 hits. Gave that heckin good doggerino a warriors death. At first I was sad killing him but it’s probably the best end for him. He’s gone feral and his entire worlds been shattered. So putting him down yourself is probably what he would have wanted in the end.
                                              On another note fighting him was actually one of the most duels in the game for me. Diving around the ruins as this feral wolf man is going berserk at you with his giant honkin sword made for a very fun fight. RIP to a king

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So it seems like picking up the ring is also required to finish his quest. I glitched to the moonlight altar after defeating Astel and "wore ring" (even though I didn't have it), went back to Ranni's but he wasn't there. Only after picking up the ring in the Rennala's did he show up.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Why doesn't this page mention that he invades in the area after the nokstella waterfall basin site of grace?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Why the hell everybody in this comment section is referring to him "my boy"? He is Ranni's boy. Being overly friendly is a trait of personality and doesn't mean he owes you anything. He may act like that just with anyone else. Don't be naive.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Everyone here says "oh fromsoft should given him better outcome" but no one sees rannis character as an issue, she literally send blackknives on him

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I read this on another page : " Players who are doing Ranni’s questline may sometimes get confused and believe they killed Blaidd while trying to get to the Lake of Rot. Rest assured, it’s not Blaidd that you killed.

                                                        That’s only a Baleful Shadow imitating Blaidd’s appearance.

                                                        The Baleful Shadow you fight before the Lake of Rot is a servant of the Two Fingers.

                                                        That part can be a bit confusing."

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The fact that you can't scratch his ears and call him a Good Boy is an unforgivable crime on from's part.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I just examined the scorpion dagger that was used to pray to Astel. It has a wolf's head on it. Also Ranni said, that a god has brought Blaidd to them. So what if Blaidd was born from Astel? Which is why he protected the path to Astel. And yet they also say, that he is brought by the two fingers. Now I come up with the wildest assumptions on what truly might be the finger's and the astral being's connection. I am yet to progress in the game. Ah, I have to remember so much.
                                                            So why did Ranni have to go this path to Blaidd's origin?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I just examined the scorpion dagger that was used to pray to Astel. It has a wolf's head on it. Also Ranni said that a god has brought Blaidd to them. So what if Blaidd was born from Astel? But he is a good boy. So why did Ranni want to go this path to his origin?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                you can kill him after fight radahn
                                                                " " "
                                                                You're... you're strong of arm.
                                                                But ask yourself...
                                                                What harm can be done... to a shadow
                                                                " " "
                                                                as his death dialogue.
                                                                if you do and you rest at the grace, he respawns, saying
                                                                " " "
                                                                Didn't I say? No harm can befall a shadow.
                                                                " " "
                                                                he can heal three times in the encounter

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Hmmm, the only empyreans who have wolves are both once white and women. Even fromsoftware knows what's up.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Blaidd was a spy for the two fingers, he needed to go down. nothing remotely good about him. Dunno why everyone wants to suck a dog **** but damn do fromsoft players REALLY suck anything **** attached to "puppers"

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I took out Blaidd using the lightning spear found in the Capital. It does good dmg, has good range and knocks him down. So he never gets close to you. As for the helmet, it is found on the wall outside Seluvis tower. You can either climb the ladder inside the tower and jump out on the wall from the balcony or jump up on the wall outside, to the left of the entrance and just jump your way up. It will be on a corpse.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I've been wondering why I was hearing Blaidd (welsh for wolf) howling somewhere near the forlorn hound evergaol. I did not know Iji imprisoned him there. I'm not new to From Software games the only one I couldn't get on with was Sekiro, I couldn't get a grip on the parry timing. But I've still bollocksed up a couple of NPC quests by not reading their wiki to understand the steps I need to follow, and some of them are pretty obscure like wear the right hat while making a certain gesture, WTF? I thought I wasn't getting his sword or armour, but I've read this page and one reply to a lore question about why Iji imprisoned him and didn't want me to know he had I'm not killing him. I have better swords, better armour and I'm not killing him just to scratch a completionist itch.

                                                                        Just out of curiosity can his agro with me be put to rights with a celestial dew at the church of vows?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Fighting the Elden Beast on an Age of Stars playthrough is more about getting justice for Wolf Bro than becoming Elden Lord.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The way I cheese him was I spawned in at ranni rise grace. Snuck up behind him and hit him with a rot pot. He doesn't aggro as long as you stay there in the tower. One pot applies the rot and he'll literally sit there until death.

                                                                            • How does one know that Blaidd gets trapped in the evergaol? Once I've beaten Radahn, there's no logical reason for me to be back in that part of Limgrave. Iji doesn't say anything about it nor does Ranni after giving her the Fingerslayer Blade. The only possible hint is his message outside the crater saying that he went to deal with a traitor. I always assumed he was referring to Seluvis and not Darriwil. In my first NG, I beat Darriwil before talking to Blaidd, and I still got the traitor message by the crater, and the same thing happened on my next NG when I summoned him for the Darriwil fight.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I think all the npc quests are way to touchy You walk on ice to finish them and they all end bad. Poor rewards ect...consider the efforts for these v s reward?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  After you kill Blaidd at the end of Ranni's quest, the body of a Black Knife Assassin lies at the bottom of the staircase at the entrance to Ranni's Rise. I'm taking this to mean that Blaidd may have been THE Black Knife that killed Ranni on her orders.

                                                                                  • Can confirm that defeating Astel is the trigger for Blaidd going mad. I followed his questline to the letter, met him every step of the way, and just before fighting Astel, I performed the Moonlight Altar skip (die on the cliff below Alecto's evergaol and respawn at her stake of Marika) and married Ranni without beating Astel.

                                                                                    Blaidd did not spawn at Ranni's Rise, and Iji had no additonal dialogue. Finally, I dashed through Lake of Rot and smacked Astel to death (banger of a boss btw), then teleported back to RR to find Blaidd hostile outside. Upon taking him out (rip to a real one), I told Iji about his death and quit/reloaded to find him dead as well.

                                                                                    So yes, Astel is the condition for Blaidd's final encounter.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Blaidd deserved better. I cant belive people would use poison against him to cheese the fight, i couldnt even get myself to backstab him... I stood behind him... then I walked in front and waited for him to get ready.
                                                                                      My boy Blaidd deserved an honorable death!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Some of the content here isnt true if you do his forst portion of the quest and fight dariwill with him then meet Iji You can active the grand lift of dectus and still be able to follow his quest line until the rahdan fight just dont go into the carian manor yet if you need to get some items from the platuea and lendeyll just did this on my play through

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          ive made things so hard for myself i killed kale the started the radahn festival then killed a runebear. i also killed Darriwil. blaidd turned hostile and i killed him without ever hearing any of his dialogue. worst of all, ranni just ceased to exist.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Can he be killed in Mistwood when you first meet him? If so - does he still drop his armor set and weapon upon death?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              "I'm looking for a man called Darriwil. He told me that colossal swords were lame, and I'm seeking him out to politely dispute his opinion."

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Blaidd reminds me of solaire. Hes a very friendly dude who offers his summon sign in a bossfight, hes your friend for the majority of your journey however eventually loses himself and goes mad.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  There's different dialogue if you progressed the questline up to meeting him underground, but trigger the Rahdan festival before meeting him there. Happened to me, he said something including the line "we missed out meeting", though I don't remember the rest.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If Blaidd is hostile and you kill him he won't die. Instead, the next tim you go to mistwood, he will murmur something about not being able to kill a shadow. Therefore, it is possible to atone at the church of vows if you kill Blaidd.

                                                                                                    • So I cheesed him on accident. So he attacks after the ranni quest is completed. At her tower , we both go upstairs , I take the elevator down , Blaidd decides to jump down. Instant death.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        You know what I wished happened? I wish we got Blaidd as spirit ashes when you kill him at the end of the questline. As some way of still helping you and thus, helping Ranni, even in death, despite being driven into a feral insanity.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          What we need to find out is what ass hat frees him other than us. Find that guy, kill him, keep blaidd safe >.<

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I got the Carian Filigreed Crest without speaking to him at the evergaul, meeting IJI after that, talking to him in the underground, and just doing the quest from Redmans castle

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