How to complete the Knight Bernahl questline

While Knight Bernahl’s quest line can be completely overlooked, it can save you some trouble in future boss fights. How to complete Knight Bernahl’s quest line in Elden Ring.

One of The toughest boss fight in Elden Ring is the Godskin Duo. This difficult fight is found later in Decaying Farum Azula.

But the Godskin duo boss fights and the Maliketh, the Black Blade boss fight can be made easier with completing the Knight Bernahl quest line.

Here’s how to complete the Knight Bernahl questline in Elden Ring and get the Blasphemous Claw reward, along with some other awesome loot!

Knight Bernahl’s first location

You’ll find Knight Bernahl fairly early in the game, in the Warmaster’s Shack in Limgrave.

You should visit Knight Bernahl during the day, especially if you’re early in the game, as there’s a Bell Bearing Hunter that only arrives at night. It’s quite difficult, so try to avoid that.

Elden Ring Warmasters Shack Knight Bernahl location

Talk to him and he will ask you a question. Choose the “My Faith Holds Firm” option and he will be satisfied. He sells Ashes of War, so if you need something you can buy it from him!

However, you must progress further in the game before you can continue the quest.

Volcano Manor and Recusant Bernahl

For the next step of the quest you need to go to Volcano Manor. This is in the northwestern part of the map, in the area of ​​Mount Gelmir. Here’s our guide on how to get to Volcano Manor.

Begin the Volcano Manor questline by swearing your allegiance to the Manor, giving you the Salon Key. Go through the hallway on the right and take the second door on the left.

Elden Ring Volcano Manor Place of Mercy


Knight Bernahl can be found here, now known as Recusant Bernahl. Complete the first two Volcano Manor assassination contracts and speak to him again. He will give you these Letter to Bernahlwith two goals for which he asks you for help.

Agree, and you can find the Vargram the Raging Wolf and Errant Sorcerer Wilhelm duo in Leyndell, Royal Capital. east of the Altus Plateau. The Invasion Summoning Sign is located near the fortified mansion, First Floor Site of Grace.

After killing these targets, return to Volcano Manor. Talk to Recusant Bernahl again and he will give you the Gelmir’s Fury sorcery.

Continue the Volcano Manor questline until you defeat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. Go back to Volcano Manor and talk to Recusant Bernahl again.

Recusant Bernahl in Crumbling Farum Azula

You still need to progress further in the game by reaching Crumbling Farum Azula. You can follow our guide on how to get there!

Here you meet the Godskin Duo. When you find the transept of the Dragon Temple place of graceyou can go up the narrow stairs to the boss fight to summon Recusant Bernahl to help you in the fight.

Once the Godskin Duo is beaten (unfortunately You are an obligatory boss), you are almost done with the quest line.

You are now aiming for a tower where the end of the quest line takes place and where you can earn the Blasphemous Claw

Elden Ring Next to the Great Bridge Knight Bernahl Location

Go to the Place of Mercy next to the big bridge. Go up the stairs and then turn left. Then go towards the temple.

Once inside the temple, go straight and take the right side. Go through the door and climb up the ladder. Recusant Bernahl will soon ambush you.

Knight Bernahl Questline Rewards

Upon his defeat, Recusant Bernahl will drop the Beast Champion armor set, the Devourer’s Scepter, Bernahl’s Ball Bearings, and most importantly, the Blasphemous Claw.

The Blasphemous Claw is of great help in the Maliketh, the Black Blade boss fight, which is the next boss on your list to beat.

It allows you to parry some of his second phase attacks that are usually unparryable. While it’s still a tough boss, at least it’s getting a little easier now!

Maliketh the Black Blade

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If you still have more to take care of in The Lands Between, We have a comprehensive guide on how to beat Elden Ring!

And if you need a decent ranged weapon for Elden Ring, Here are the best bows you can find in Elden Ring!

Finally, Check out our guide to the best builds for PVP to help you out when raiding other players!

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