Knight Bernahl

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Location Warmaster's Shack
Volcano Manor
Role Ash of War Merchant
Voiced by Fergus O'Donnell

Knight Bernahl (later known as Recusant Bernahl) is an NPC in Elden Ring. Bernahl is a Tarnished Knight initially found at the Warmaster's Shack in central Stormhill. He serves as an Ash of War merchant, selling various ashes in exchange for Runes. He is also involved in certain questlines and will move locations according to player progress. Upon meeting him and progressing his storyline, he can become available as an NPC Summon against the Godskin Duo, as well as an NPC Invader.

 

Let me ask you something.
Are you here in the Lands Between to take up the fight?
Does your faith in the guidance of grace hold firm, despite the collapse of the Golden Order?

 

Knight Bernahl Locations in Elden Ring

  1. Knight Bernahl can initially be found at the Warmaster's Shack in Stormhill. [Map link]
  2. After pledging your allegiance to Volcano Manor, Bernahl will move into the manor and will henceforth be known as Recusant Bernahl.
    [Map link]
  3. After the second Volcano Manor request, Bernahl will give you Letter to Bernahl, a co-op Volcano Manor invasion mission against Vargram the Raging Wolf and Errant Sorcerer Wilhelm, in Leyndell, Royal Capital. He gives you Gelmir's Fury as a reward. This step is unavailable and skipped if the player has already cleared Crumbling Farum Azula.
  4. NPC Summons: Can be summoned for the Godskin Duo fight in Crumbling Farum Azula. You can find his summon sign by starting at the Dragon Temple Transept site of grace and going up the narrow staircase.
  5. After Rykard has been killed and the Volcano Manor emptied, you'll be invaded by Recusant Bernahl in Crumbling Farum Azula, in the walkway to the Old Lord's Talisman treasure chest, after passing the Beside the Great Bridge site of grace. [Map link]
    • The invasion can happen even if the player has defeated all Crumbling Farum Azula area bosses.
    • Until this happens, his sword will be present on his chair in Volcano Manor, and you can continue to learn skills from it.

When defeated, Recusant Bernahl drops:

 

  • This NPC moves location depending on game's progress.
  • This merchant can be fought.

 

Knight Bernahl Shop

 

Knight Bernahl Questline: How to complete Knight Bernahl's Quest

  • After completing the second assassination as part of  the Volcano Manor questline, and talking to Bernahl, he gives you the Letter to Bernahl, which outlines two assassination targets and invites you to take them out together.
  • When you return to your world after helping Bernahl with his invasion, you are rewarded with the Raging Wolf Set
  • After the assassinations, Bernahl will award you with the Gelmir's Fury sorcery spell after reporting back to him at Volcano Manor.
  • Bernahl will invade in Crumbling Farum Azula. From the Beside the Great Bridge site of grace, go out the door and up the stairs, then turn north towards the dragon temple. Go into the temple, and make your way to the eastern lone tower. He'll invade by its door, dropping his armor set, the Devourer's Scepter, and the Blasphemous Claw usable item.

Knight Bernahl Dialogue

Introduction

  • Not seen you before. Name's Bernahl. Tarnished, just like you. Let me ask you something. Are you here in the Lands Between to take up the fight? Does your faith in the guidance of grace hold firm, despite the collapse of the Golden Order?

If "My faith holds firm" option is chosen

  • Yes, you're a Tarnished through and through. Takes me back, but that's a quality needed now more than ever. Any interest in bearing the torch, of my battle arts? All I know is the sword. Picked up a fair few tricks in my time, too. Now's the time to pass 'em on. To a good and proper Tarnished, like you.

If "I'm not sure" option is chosen

  • Honest to a fault, I see. Such thoughts won't behoove you as a Tarnished. But there’s nothing wrong with that. Any interest in bearing the torch, of my battle arts? All I know is the sword. Picked up a fair few tricks in my time, too. Now's the time to pass 'em on. To a good and proper Tarnished, like you.

Small Talk

  • There's a myriad of battle arts in these lands that I've yet to discover. Mementos of all the warriors who raised their arms in battle, lost, and died. A fine tale, all told, of true chivalric romance. That's how I fell in love with the sword, and the arts of combat. It grants meaning even to falling in battle, to death itself.

Other

  • No Purchase Made: Not floating your boat, eh? Well, there's no rush. Knowledge of the arts can wait another day.
  • Purchase Made: Well, until we meet again.
  • After Purchasing and selecting 'leave': Oh, not had your fill, eh? Worry not, I've enough to keep you busy.

When attacked

  • (Combat) I suppose I have no choice, then. Is this what grace would have of us?
  • (On player kill) Dog eat dog, once again. A sad lot, we Tarnished.

Upon defeat

  • You are an enigma, to be certain. The Volcano Manor awaits you.

At Volcano Manor

  • You... What in heaven's name are you doing here? The Volcano Manor is a pit of recusants who spit at grace and hunt our own kind.
    I hope you understand the weight of my words.
  • (I understand) Well. As long as you understand what you're saying. I thought you a Tarnished bred by virtue.
    Perhaps playing that part led you to your doubts, I wonder.
    But know that the path you walk is blasphemy, and lead only to a miserable death. Before you consider hunting any of your own kind, think on that.

After completing one Volcano Manor quest

  • So. You've bloodied your sword in the hunt. Then I shall introduce myself once more.
    Bernahl, a recusant, just like you. Recusants have particular battle arts, styled to our methods of slaughter.
    Why not add some to your repertoire?
  • To take power and make it his own, The recusant must hunt his own kind. To raise the flag of revolt against this sanctified pillaging.
    We recusants must become the most wretched of predators. All you can do is laugh.

After completing two Volcano Manor quest

  • Look at you. A recusant through and through. I knew you had it in you. Take this.
    [You receive the Letter to Bernahl]
  • A special invitation, to hunt some of the first Tarnished who sat at the Roundtable Hold.
    If you should accept, I'll next see you on the field of battle.

After completing his quest

  • Ah, I had hoped you'd soon return. I have the reward from Lady Tanith.
    Take it. It's yours, by right.
  • Let us tread the path of the recusant together. Till we reach the miserable death that awaits us.

After defeating Rykard

  • So. You killed Rykard? I harbour you no ill will. The strong take. Such is our code.
    Even he was prepared to meet a wretched end when he first took blasphemy unto his very flesh.
    But anyroad, the Volcano Manor is no more. Though we may yet fulfil an old promise.
    We hunted our own kind, and took what was theirs. And with everything in hand, the time has come to rise, against the Erdtree.
  • O Greater Will, hear my voice. I am the recusant Bernahl, inheritor of my brother's will, and you will fall to my blade.
    We refuse to become your pawns. Consider this fair warning.

 

Elden Ring Knight Bernahl Notes & Trivia

  • If it's  nighttime, and Knight Bernahl is not inside the Warmaster's Shack, entering will instead spawn a field boss named Bell Bearing Hunter.
  • If you do not talk to Bernahl at all he will never leave the Manor and never invade you. You can return to him at any point to exhaust his dialogue. He will then disappear from the Manor and invade you at Crumbling Farum Azula.
  • If Bernahl is provoked while at the Warmaster's Shack, he wields a Zweihander and a Sacred Seal.
  • After he moves to Volcano Manor, he uses the Devourer's Scepter instead of a Zweihander.
     

 

Knight Bernahl Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      I encountered a different outcome with this character I haven't seen mentioned. I killed Rykard without ever meeting or talking to Bernahl at Volcano Manor. I didn't even obtain the Drawing Room Key and open the doors in the Manor until after I killed both Rykard and Tanith. There was no trace of Bernahl, not even the sword he leaves on the chair. However, upon returning to the Warmaster's Shack in Limgrave (the last place I spoke to him) I was able to loot the Beast Champion set and Devourer's Scepter on the ground where he used to stand. I did not find the Blasphemous Claw, nor his bell bearing there however. I cannot confirm whether he still invades the player in Farum Azula under these conditions, as I have not progressed that far yet, but perhaps these items can be looted from him if this does indeed occur. It is worth noting that under these conditions, there seems to be no way to access the Ashes of War he normally sells after he disappears, since the chair with his sword is also no where to be found.

      • Anonymous

        can sets that are already altered when you find them be changed back to their original form in the grace checkpoint menu for altering armour?
        Also, I thought I'd pissed on my cornflakes by not getting the no skill AoW from him before I killed him at Farum Azula when I didn't get a bell bearing drop from him. I didn't know I could still get it from his sword, it's a bit cheeky still having to pay that many runes when it isn't any good to him now he's dead.

        • Anonymous

          Note that Altered Armor drops from his Recusant form, and regular if you kill him sooner before he leaves permanently.

          • Anonymous

            If he doesn't invade at Farum Azula but his summon sign was outside the godskin duo boss fight, fast travel to volcano manor and if he is in his usual place exhaust his dialogue options and when you fast travel back he will invade where he's supposed to. I think it might have been necessary to do that because I didn't talk to him after killing Rykard and Tanith.

            • Anonymous

              Someone should probably update this page about NOT killing Rykard before helping Bernahl's invasion, or it becomes inaccessible, even if you have Bernahl's Letter.

              • Anonymous

                I really wished they ended up having covenant based endings, along with covenants. The foundation and ideas for them are there and they would've been so perfect. Just imagine siding with the volcano manor like we do in-game but instead of just getting an ending that's not even closely related with the recusants, we have the ability to summon Bernahl as one final friend to battle against Radagon and The Greater Will's influence. It would've been so fitting and a great way to end his questline.

                It's honestly such a shame that they didn't add covenants because not only are the covenants the most obvious they've ever been, examples being: Recusants, Bloody Fingers, Carian Knights, Hunters of the Dead, Defenders of the Haligtree, Lord's Protectors. We even could've had incredibly cool covenant fighting areas like the haligtree or leyndell. It's like they literally closed their eyes and pretended covenants didn't exist just for this game. Makes me really sad at what could've been.

                • Anonymous

                  If his sign won't appear (I checked only the "hidden" Grace - Transept) just go talk to him in the Volcano Manor. I did assassinations in order, aka I didn't kill Rykard before Mountaintops target. Bernahl left his sword, so if is missing/won't appear for Godskin Duo, just go talk to the sword, (try to) buy something, even if you already bought everything, and the sign appears in Azula for Duo.

                  • if you picked "I'm not sure" when meeting him at the Warmaster's Shack, he has slightly different dialogue when talking to him at Volcano manor, mentioning that you had always harbored doubts or something along those lines

                    • Anonymous

                      Best invasion ever. He rolled up against the railings, and one giant hunt poked him over the edge. Very satisfying after failing to get past that bloody draconic sentinel for hours

                      • Anonymous

                        I’m fairly confident he casts Protection of the Erdtree and Golden Vow going off appearance. However, he might only use Protection of the Erdtree when aggroed and Golden Vow in his invasion since I don’t believe I’ve seen him use both at once.

                        • Anonymous

                          Local man vies for the title of iron tarkus 2, fails because he still needs someone to distract the bosses for him

                          • Anonymous

                            Dual whips absolutely demolish his invasion, as long as you don't try to stagger him through his charged attack. Jumping attacks (and even the weapon art) can easily be interrupted by dual whips as well

                            • Anonymous

                              Why did he ambush us at that spot in Farum Azula? Was he just a mere guard the developers came up with, to protect the Old Lord's Talisman? I have no idea why he wanted to kill me and why I had to kill him...

                              • Anonymous

                                If you never do anything related to him beyond buying stuff from him in the Warmaster's shack, he will eventually just leave his armor, weapon, and bell bearing there and vanish. Threw me for a loop on my first playthrough as I decided to leave the manor for a second "evil" playthrough so I'd have some fresh content and was wondering why this friendly, pointless vendor had vanished and left behind all this gear with very foreboding descriptions and a completely different weapon from the zweihander he'd been holding. Pretty sure this was after clearing Farum, but it could have been from Rykard seeing as I don't remember getting the tool.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I think the reason he jumps you in Farum Azula is of a sort of "may the best man take the throne" way. Like he wants to make sure that only the stronger of you two will become elden lord.

                                  As for tips, he doesn't have enough passive poise to tank a halberd, but he can hyper-armor it, so be careful.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    this guy is super underrated, makes it close to becoming elden lord (perhaps he only failed because he got overzealous and went after you?) and also threatens to kill what is essentially God

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Can you add the fact that his chair in Volcano Manor sells his Ashes of War if you complete the manor questline please. I had to figure it out myself and it made me giggle a bit.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Tough fight. His weapon is needed for a Gold Trophy. Rivers of Blood 2H + Briar Grateshield (70 blood-buildup) + Windy Crystal Tear to enhance rolling did it for me. Roll through his attacks and attack when he's preparing his red-glowing magic-attack.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          probably the next strongest tarnished after the player character. im almost certain he previously defeated the fire giant (cursed by marika to guard the forge for eternity), and made it to farum azula, but he never defeated maliketh to fully burn the erdtree. the manor has a painting of the partially burned erdtree, and leyndell, even before we defeat maliketh, is already covered in ash, especially in the abandoned section with all the misbegotten. his armor says his maiden threw herself to the flame, and i think theres a good chance this maiden was even melina. we don't die when we burn the erdtree with the frenzy flame (also alexander presumably burns himself in the forge, and ends up in farum), so its very possible melina doesnt either, and it really seems like shes working with marika to facilitate the whole tarnished journey, which i believe bernahl followed as well. when leaving the manor, bernahl says it is time to rise against the erdtree, which he does very literally. he returns to farum azula, weilding a blasphemous claw, ready to defeat maliketh. ramble over, i just think bernahl is really cool, and havent seen anyone go deep into his lore. i love the tarnished stories.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm definitely not against people using summons. But come on bruh. When invading why does this guy have 5k+ hp and does good damage. Dude is literally unkillable, lol. Reminds me of Hodrick in the woods in DS3 but the difference there is Hodrick attacked everything. At least in the other games, NPC summons were tanky but killable and didn't do tons of damage to invaders. I swear, they didn't playtest anything for this game in terms of multiplayer. Not the hosts fault, just incompetent balancing on FromSofts end. Time to adapt, I guess....

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Of course he’s a Chad. He was wielding the zweihander after all, A shame he ditched it for the hammer but anyone who wields zwei is a legend in some capacity.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                There's some conflicting information about whether you can kill Rykard and then finish Bernahl's request to get the Raging Wolf Set so I made some backups and tested it. The answer is yes but it's easy to mess up, first you need to have received the request from him after doing the second assasination quest from Tanith or you'll never get his letter, then you can kill Rykard without finishing Altus or Leyndell BUT after killing Rykard do NOT talk to Bernahl until you've done Leyndell and invaded his targets or you'll trigger the next part of his quest and he'll move to Farum Azula.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I’m only a guest so I can’t edit but if anyone can, Knight Bernahl uses Protection of the Erdtree and golden vow incantations, his ash of war on his Zweinder is Vacuum slice. -43

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I think there is a missing piece of dialogue possibly for if you harbored doubts about grace when originally speaking to Bernahl, where after going to volcano manor he has alternate dialogue, as that is what I remember doing when I spoke to him. Found it in a text dump:
                                                    Well. As long as you understand what you're saying.
                                                    [326040010] You have harboured doubts from the very beginning.
                                                    [326040020] Perhaps this day was always lurking on the horizon.
                                                    [326040030] But know that the path you walk is blasphemy, and leads only to a miserable death.
                                                    [326040040] Before you consider hunting any of your own kind, think on that.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Note you can still get invaded even after killing him at Limgrave. The only thing you will miss out are the raging wolf set and Gelmir Fury spell.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        What happens if you killed him before he moves to volcano manor? Will you still be able to get the blasphemous claw?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For me, he didn't spawn even though I had killed Rykard; I also had to talk to Tanith and cause everyone to leave the manor first.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Step 3 should state that killing Rykard will end the questline, which frustratingly I've just discovered in my playthrough.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Is there a connection to behrnal and the night hunter that attacks you in his shack every night? I killed behrnal but it did not stop the hunter. He conveniently disappears when the hunter attacks you and pretends not to know anything. It’s surely not a coincidence that he is part of volcano manor, and is some serial killer.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Do we know who the brother he’s seeking vengeance for is? He may not be an npc, but I’m wondering if the blasphemous claw has anything to do with his brother. Initially I thought, maybe rykard, but I’ve since gained reason to believe otherwise. Anybody read anything in item descriptions that gives detail on his brother?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I didn't know he existed until now when i checked the wiki to see if i can summon anyone for godskin duo if i do their questline. I went to see if he was still in stormveil and what was there was his armour and bell baring. So hes dead then and i cant summon him for the godskin duo then? Great, not like im struggling with that fight or anything...

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Can you still summon this guy to help you in the godskin duo fight even if you killed him prior in the warmaster's shack?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I killed him at the shack then read this and was salty that I would miss the Raging Wolf Set. So I tried to revieve him with the Curch of Vows but he didnt appear. Is he like a not reveiveable NPC or somethin?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        He despawns if you get too close to the ladder. Rest at grace or exit to title menu then reload. It’ll take him a min to respawn. You have to be near his spawn also he’ll be back to full health

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I didn't see it mentioned here, but I messed up and killed Rykard before finishing his quest, so I missed out on getting the Wolf Armor Set. However, when I killed Bernahl later at Crumbling, he dropped the Gelmir's Fury so atleast you can still get that reward tied to his quest line.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I'm on my second playthrough, Recusant Bernahl was an NPC summons at the door to Godskin Duo. Made the fight extremely easy. I did all the quests in volcano manner, but never killed lord Rykard. I already had the Blasphemous blade. He's never invaded my game.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I have the Blasphemous Claw and his entire armor set, but don't have his weapon and Bell Bearing. How is this even possible?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I'm curious if the man we meet in Volcano Manor actually is Bernahl or if it's his brother taking up Bernahl's name. Reason I say so is because once he moves to Volcano Manor we never see Bernahl's face again, and he is using a different weapon than before. In Warmaster's Shack he has a Zweihander, but in Volcano Manor he has a Great Hammer and leaves the Zweihander behind when he departs the Manor. At the Manor he tells a story about how his brother followed the guidance and died, which is why he now serves the manor to defy the Greater Will. When we first meet him at Warmaster's Shack, however, he becomes very happy to hear it if you tell him you're following the guidance of grace. I would think the man we meet in Volcano Manor would be very unhappy to hear that. All that said, I'm assuming the man we meet in Volcano Manor is actually Bernahl's brother, and the Bernahl we meet at Warmaster's Shack is the man in the story that died following the guidance.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  can someone help me please. I want to do all the Volcano manor assassinations and quests after the endgame, or at least as far as I can, but I don't know if that's possible. Someone told me that if I go to Farum Azula and I haven't done any assassinations / haven't killed Rykard yet, Bernahl will invade and so I can receive the Raging armor set since he was supposed to reward it to me after the last assassination quest. Is that true? or I can just do farum azula and then do the assassinations and the invasion will occur in afterwards?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The armor he drops is altered when you get it. But the cape is the best part. Well worth the 500 souls to make it unaltered and regal AF. The helmet looks like trash though. Buttface vibes.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      dmn i missed some WAs because i only bought the useful ones,.. i don't want to start a NG+ is there no bellbearing or other way to optain the missing weupon arts he sells?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Bernahl should be a summonable NPC against Radagon and Elden Beast after completing assassination quests as a recusant. Not killed off in a random invasion. The Recusants hold a grudge against Greater Will, and what we are doing in the end is exactly what Bernahl hoped to do. It’s like summoning Yuria at the end of ds3 for lord of hollow ending

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Problem:
                                                                                          "Recusant Bernahl has returned to their world".
                                                                                          When he invaded in Crumbling Farum Azula, I pulled back to heal and he left.
                                                                                          He is supposed to do that, but he did not not reinvade when I went back to the area.
                                                                                          I completed the quest line until this point (and tried reloading the game/area).
                                                                                          Could this be a bug?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I don't understand why he tries to kill you. It completely comes out of nowhere. Like I know we're recusants and hunting Tarnished is what we do, but I didn't think that meant each other. I thought maybe it had something to do with you getting close to becoming Elden Lord, but then why does he help you with the Godskin Duo right before that? What's the motivation for him coming after me now when he could've done so long before? Is it supposed to be some kind of test?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Is there a gesture that lets you hold your sword downward by your side like he does in stormveil? If not there should be, such a simple but cool pose

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I hate when From includes NPCs with such cool armor early game, I remember killing everyone's favorite sunbro Solaire just so I could get his armor early in Dark Souls and now I did it again, Bernahl's armor was too damn cool, I know I'm a monster, but I'm a monster in cool drip.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Interesting little thing for people who started his request, but killed Rykard before completing it. If you kill him in Crumbling Farum Azula he will drop the Glemnir Fury spell you missed out on.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The fact that you have to find this guy and his invasion to get an tem that gives ypu more of a chance of defeating perhaps the worse boss in the game is another layer of BS on this multilayered cake of BS. Good game could have been truly great without From's asinine mentality.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      If you kill him he still invades you. Not sure if glitch or intended, also this happened before 1.03 so might be fixed now.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I bought all of his Ashes of War while he was still at the Warmaster's Shack, then later at the Volcano Manor I believe I also did what I could. I killed Rykard without following the Volcano Manor questline aside from receiving the first letter.
                                                                                                        Eventually I got to Farum Azula and summoned him for the Godskin Duo. And after that I was invaded by him, where I killed him and got various items, but not his Bell Bearing.
                                                                                                        When returning to the Volcano Manor at this point, his sword is still leaning against the chair and I could buy the Erruption and Assassin's Gambit Ashes that I was still missing.
                                                                                                        Reloading by resting at the grace after having bought out the store changes nothing.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Given the way he starts by asking you about following the guidance of Grace, and the details on his armor about being a champion worthy of becoming a lord until his maiden threw herself into the fire, I wonder if the Blade of Calling belonged to the kindling maiden who he was with.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            It is possible to summon him for the godskin duo fight without helping with his invasion. I haven't even done the first letter of the volcano manor yet and could summon him.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              You can go back to Volcano Manor and learn the skills by talking to his chair, even after you finish the area, and kill him from the invasion

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