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How to Find Blaidd and Complete his Quest

Matt Chard

In Elden Ring, you’ll find a wide range of characters that will share their plight with you, most of these will have Quests that span multiple locations. This page will detail where you can find Blaidd and complete his Questline.

Blaidd will appear once you've done the Finger Snap emote near the ruins.

First Meeting - Mistwood Ruins

The first thing you’ll need to do is head to Mistwood Ruins, which can be found north of Fort Haight. As you approach the ruins, you’ll hear some howling. At this point, head to the Church of Elleh and talk to Merchant Kalé. He’ll give you the Finger Snap emote and tell you to use it where you heard the howling.

Merchant Kale will give you the Finger Snap emote by talking to him after hearing the howling in the Mistwood Ruins.

Head back to the Mistwood Ruins and use the Finger Snap emote. Blaidd will jump down from the ruins, allowing you to speak to him. If you can’t find him at first, walk around the ruins, and you should see him as Blaidd is a tall imposing figure, half man, half wolf. During your conversation with him, he’ll mention that he’s looking for someone who goes by the name of Darriwil.

Walk into the center and activate the blue glyph to initiate the boss fight.

Second Meeting - Forlorn Hound Evergaol

Remember that Blaidd told you that he was looking for Darriwil? Well now is the time to find him. Darriwil can be found in the Forlorn Hound Evergaol which is situated right at the southern tip of Limgrave. The nearest Site of Grace to it is the Agheel Lake South. From there, follow the southwest path until you see a circular stone floor with a blue glyph in the center. Interact with the blue glyph to enter an arena of sorts. Right next to the glyph you’ll notice a gold summon sign, this will summon Blaidd for the upcoming boss, Darriwil.

Blaidd's summon sign will appear near the center of the arena once you have activated the arena.

Once Blaidd has appeared in your game, approach the edge of the arena where you’ll see a faint blue line, this’ll make Darriwil appear. Once he’s defeated, speak to Blaidd again, and he’ll reward you with a Sombering Smithing Stone [2]. Talk to him a second time, and he’ll tell you about a blacksmith in Raya Lucaria, and that you should mention his name if you meet him.

Let Blaidd take the brunt of Darriwil's attacks, whilst you step in for a backstab or riposte.

Third Meeting - Siofra River Well

You’ll next meet a projection of Blaidd at Ranni’s Rise, located just behind Caria Manor. He will suggest that you meet with him in Siofra River in the attempts to locate a way to Nokron. You’ll find the entrance to Siofra in eastern Limgrave and heading northeast from the Fort Haight West Site of Grace. Once in Siofra River, make your way down to the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace and head east under the aqueduct to locate Blaidd.

Blaidd will next show up at Siofra River and suggest to speak to Seluvis once more.

He’ll suggest that it’s time to pay Seluvis another visit and see if there’s more information that he’s not sharing. Return to Blaidd in this location once more after speaking with Seluvis at Seluvis’s Rise and Blaidd will inform you that he’s moving on to Redmane Castle, for the festival.

Fourth Meeting - Redmane Castle

Your next encounter with Blaidd will take place in Redmane Castle Plaza in Caelid, just before the boss battle against Starscourge Radahn. Speak to him and he’ll learn that he cut open a path to the plaza for you (hence the reason the castle grounds were so devoid of any enemies).

(1 of 2) Speak to Blaidd at Redmane Castle Plaza, he will aid you in the battle to come

Speak to Blaidd at Redmane Castle Plaza, he will aid you in the battle to come (left), you will then find him at Radahn's Site of Grace with the way to Nokron now open. (right)

Once you head into the battle with Starscourge Radahn, Blaidd will be one of the many NPCs you can summon to help against him. When Radhan finally falls, you’ll trigger a cutscene showing the way to Nokron is now open. Head over to Radhan’s Site of Grace and speak with him, he’ll remark that the way to Nokron is finally open.

Fifth Meeting - Forlorn Hound Evergaol

This fifth meeting with Blaidd is entirely optional, but one well worth pursuing to learn more about how Blaidd relates to Ranni and his relationship with Iji. Return to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave and you’ll hear his voice, at which point you can head to the seal and release him. Return to Iji now to learn why he placed Blaidd in the Evergaol and the threat he poses to Ranni.

This encounter with Blaidd is optional but provides important context for Blaidd's story.

Final Meeting - Ranni’s Rise

You’ll have to wait until you see Ranni’s Quest to its completion for your final encounter with Blaidd. By now, you should be well aware of Blaidd’s relation to Ranni, so it’s no surprise that when you return to Ranni’s Rise that you’ll find a Blaidd on the cusp of madness. There’s nothing you can do for him here, and a battle is an inevitable outcome. Bladd attacks a lightning pace despite his stature and his weapon skill, Wolf´s Assault will deal massive Frost damage in the area that he lands.

(1 of 4) Blaidd will attack you outside Ranni's Rise

Once Blaidd is defeated, he’ll drop the Royal Greatsword, along with his Armor Set minus the helm. To locate this, head down to Seluvis’s Rise and look the right of the tower entrance to find a thin wall you can climb up, the Black Wolf Mask can be found behind the tower up on this wall.


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  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    9 December 2022
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