Elden Ring Blaidd Questline Walkthrough

From mysterious beginnings to a poignant end.

By GamesRecon

In Elden Ring, you’ve likely stumbled across a whole lot of intriguing characters, each with their own stories and quests. Among these is Blaidd, the Half-Wolf warrior, whose questline is not only adventurous but also easily missed if you’re not paying close attention to where you’re going or whom you’re talking to.

Blaidd’s quest is like a tangled web that intersects with the paths of several other significant characters and major activities. It’s one of those journeys where you could accidentally miss out on important bits, especially if you’re the type to roam freely and tackle objectives in no particular order. And to spice things up, this quest is tied to a pretty hard Elden Ring boss fight.

Navigating through this questline might seem a bit daunting, especially with Elden Ring’s penchant for keeping things mysterious and letting players piece the story together themselves. So, this guide will walk you through Elden Ring Blaidd’s questline, ensuring you catch all the important moments and rewards without missing a beat.

Elden Ring Blaidd Quest Walkthrough

Mistwood Ruins Location on the Map

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First, you’ll want to make your way to the Mistwood Ruins. These ruins are nestled northeast of the Waypoint Ruins. Once you’re there, keep your ears open for howling. Our man Blaidd likes to make his presence known through a good old-fashioned howl. It’s pretty atmospheric if you ask me. Once you’ve soaked in the ambiance of Mistwood and its howling host, it’s time to take a little detour back to the Church of Elleh in Limgrave.

Here, you’ll want to have a chat with Kale the Merchant. You’ll get some information about Blaidd from him while he also tells you about using the Finger Snap gesture. Armed with your new gesture, return to the Mistwood Ruins. Find your way to the top of the ruins, stand with confidence, and use that gesture here. After that, Blaidd will appear at the highest ruins, ready to chat.

Meeting and Talking with Blaidd at Mistwood Ruins.

If you’ve already shown Darriwil the door to the afterlife before this point, don’t sweat it. Blaidd will have some different dialogue for you, but the quest will march on all the same. If Darriwil is still kicking around, you will have to defeat him to further progress after talking with Blaidd who is waiting for an encounter with you at the Forlorn Hound Evergaol. Besides the sheer glory of victory, you get a nice boost from killing Darriwil and pushing forward in Blaidd’s storyline.

Either way, make sure to exhaust all dialogue options with Blaidd here – that means talking to him twice. First, he’ll hand over a Somber Smithing Stone (always handy), and then he’ll nudge you towards finding the Blacksmith Iji, on the road to Caria Manor in Liurnia. This is your key to unlocking the next phase of the quest and getting your hands on the Carian Filigreed Crest.

With the dust settled from your encounter with Darriwil (if there was any, to begin with) and a new ally in Blacksmith Iji, you might be wondering, “What’s next?” Well, the path from here starts to move towards other objectives, particularly that of Ranni the Witch. Yes, our friend Blaidd is more connected than he first appears, and his fate (and questline) is closely tied to the enigmatic and powerful Ranni.

Intersection with Ranni’s Quest

Talking with Ranni the Witch

If you thought our buddy Blaidd was just a lone wolf (pun intended), think again. His story is intricately linked with Ranni’s, and this next step takes us right into the heart of her quest. In the next scenario of this questline journey, Ranni the Witch will summon Blaidd at Ranni’s Rise. Meeting Ranni and seeing Blaidd there is like watching two plotlines collide and merge into one. To progress, you’ll need to engage with Ranni’s questline, which, if you haven’t already guessed, is packed with its own set of challenges, characters, and rewards.

Chatting with Blaidd at the Siofra River

As you venture further into Ranni’s mission, make sure to catch up with Blaidd in the Siofra River, near the Hallowhorn Grounds. It’s here, amidst the whispering waters and ghostly deer, that Blaidd will share more of his thoughts and insights. Chatting with him until he runs out of anything to say is crucial.

Your journey with Blaidd and Ranni takes an unexpected detour through Seluvis’ quest but it’s optional here. Seluvis has a bit of a proposition involving a certain scroll that needs to be delivered to Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins. This detour might seem like a side quest, but it’s all part of the rich tapestry that is Elden Ring’s storytelling. This objective is a link in the chain that connects the fates of several characters you’ve come to know.

By now, you’ve probably realized that Elden Ring’s quests are about as straightforward as a maze drawn by a squirrel on a sugar rush. But that’s part of the charm, the intersection of Blaidd’s quest with Ranni’s (and a little side venture into Seluvis’ business) is a clue to the depth and complexity of the Lands Between world you’re exploring.

Fight with Radahn

Fight with Radahn

Starscourge Radahn is a legend, a behemoth of strength and strategy, making him one of the most epic boss fights in Elden Ring. Facing him is a rite of passage, a moment that will test all the skills and patience you’ve honed on your journey through the Lands Between. The showdown takes place in Caelid, at the Redmane Castle, during the Radahn Festival. It’s a festival dedicated to throwing warriors at a nearly unbeatable general, all in the name of glory.

Now, I won’t sugarcoat it—Radahn is tough. But here’s a little pro tip: you don’t have to go at it alone. This battle is one of the few in the game where summoning is not just recommended; it’s part of the whole spectacle. You can summon the NPCs to your advantage. They can help take some of the heat off you, allowing you to find your moments to strike. With Radahn defeated, the landscape of the Lands Between shifts. New areas become accessible, stories unfold, and your journey with Blaidd and Ranni enters its next chapter.

Blaidd’s Imprisonment

After the dust settles from your clash with Radahn, things take a rather unexpected turn. Blaidd, our loyal wolf-warrior friend, finds himself in a bit of a bind. It turns out, that Blacksmith Iji, whom we met earlier in our journey, has imprisoned Blaidd in the Forlorn Hound Evergaol. The reasons? Well, they’re as complex as the lore of the Lands Between itself.

Talking with Iji

If you take a trip back to see our friend Iji, he sheds light on the tragic tale woven into Blaidd’s fate. Blaidd wasn’t just any warrior wandering the Lands Between; he was chosen to be Ranni’s shadow, pledged to follow her through thick and thin, wherever her path might lead. But Ranni’s journey took a sharp turn away from the Greater Will, making his future a bit grim. According to Iji, Ranni going towards that path where Blaidd is walking a tightrope over the abyss of madness. This context Iji provides is a game-changer, giving you a glimpse into the why’s and how’s of Blaidd’s behavior and what’s at stake for him.

The Final Battle with Blaidd

You can’t complete Blaidd’s questline in Elden Ring until you’ve got to see Ranni’s quest through to the end. After many trials and tribulations in this journey, you’re there, standing with the Dark Moon Greatsword in hand, a symbol of your triumph and allegiance to Ranni’s cause.

Last fight with Blaidd

With Ranni’s quest in the rearview, it’s time to head back to Ranni’s Rise. Here, you’ll encounter the culmination of Blaidd’s story. And be prepared—things take a turn for the tragic. Outside the tower, where you might hope to find a friend, Blaidd awaits. But the warrior you meet is not the companion you once knew. He has become mad which Iji warned about. It’s a poignant moment, realizing that Blaidd, the loyal Half-Wolf warrior, has lost his battle with his inner demons. He was, indeed, an innocent and likable guy through and through. But now, faced with this heartbreaking reality, you can only release him from this bad state by killing him.

It’s a tough moment, but once it’s done, you’re rewarded with Blaidd’s items including his Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, and the Royal Greatsword. The sword is a majestic weapon that demands Strength and Intelligence and feels like a part of him, a reminder of the battles fought side by side. Moreover, if you’re looking to honor his memory fully, there’s one last piece of the puzzle. Near Seluvis’s Rise, you’ll find someone who resembles Blaidd. Wearing it, you carry forward the legacy of the Half-Wolf, a poignant tribute to a fallen companion.

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