The Elden Ring Varré quest is easy to miss if you’re not used to exploring the Lands Between thoroughly. Like many NPCs in Elden Ring, the White-Faced Varré questline requires you to meet certain conditions to advance to the next stage. This is the only way to get the Bloody Finger item, allowing you to to invade as many times as you want, and it also gives you access to one of bosses sooner than you otherwise would.
You meet Varré at the start of the game, at the first Grace Site you find when you leave the Stranded Graveyard, but you won’t find him again until a bit later. Fortunately, Varré does not have as many steps as the Ranni Quest, but there are a few steps that aren’t clear, and you might get stuck trying to figure out where you need to go next. Here’s what you need to know to complete the Elden Ring Varré quest and how to get to Mohgwyn’s Palace without it.
How to find the Rose Church and talk to Varré in Elden Ring
After first talking to Varré at the site of the first stage of grace at the start of the game, you won’t find him again until you reach Liurnia of the Lakes. It should also be noted that it is possible to skip Stormveil Castle but you must defeat Godrick and return to Roundtable Hold and talk to Finger Reader Enia before finding him in this new place.
Rose Church is on a small island almost directly south of Raya Lucaria Academy. When you talk to Varré, he asks your opinion on something you saw at Roundtable Hold. If you choose “They didn’t seem well”, he will give you five Festering Bloody Fingers and you can continue the quest. If you choose “They were magnificent!” he will tell you that his job is done. You can talk to him again to change his mind.
You must now use the Festering Bloody Fingers to invade other players three times. It doesn’t matter if you defeat those you invade, so don’t worry if you’re not good at PvP. Once you complete this step, he will ask you to join his order. You cannot continue this quest unless you agree, so do so to receive the Blood Lord’s Favor item.
Church of Inhibition
Elden Ring Church of Inhibition: Lord of Blood’s Favor
Naturally, you must dip the blood lord’s favor into the blood of a maiden. The easiest to reach is at the Church of Inhibition, east of Liurnia and southwest of the Great Dectus Elevator. The fastest way to get here is to head north, so from the elevator area, use Torrent to climb the hill towards the church on top of the cliff.
There are plenty of enemies you need to get through, but the biggest problem here is nearby Frenzy Flaming Tower – if you’re familiar with the area from Bloodborne’s Nightmare of Mensis, you’ll get the idea. Exposure to the tower inflicts the madness effect, so you’ll need to aim for it as much as possible using terrain. As soon as you pass through the village on the slope, be prepared to rush to Grace’s site at the church in front of you as you will be overrun by an NPC.
Once you are safe at the Church of Inhibition, look at the chair near the Site of Grace. You can loot the Finger Maiden armor from the corpse on the chair, but more importantly, you can use the Blood Lord’s favor here.
An alternative, which requires you to kill the Grafted Scion boss you encountered at the start of the game, is through the Four Belfries located northwest of Raya Lucaria Academy. You can dash through the giants that spawn here to reach the Four Belfries Grace Site.
Take the Imbued Sword Key from the tallest belfry, then use it on the second tallest tower in the area. This teleports you to Grafted Scion. Once defeated, cross the bridge then go up the stairs on your left. You can use the girl’s corpse inside to get the girl’s blood.
Medal of the Pureblood Knight
Where To Get The Pureblood Knight Medal
Whichever method you choose, return to Varré at Rose Church. Talk to him and he’ll give you the Bloody Finger item, then talk to him again to receive the Pureblood Knight’s Medal. This Medal is a reusable item and teleports you to Moghwyn Palace, an endgame area in the Siofra River region where you face the Mogh boss. It also happens to have a pretty neat look runic farming square.
If you teleport to the Palace using the item, you will find an Invasion Summon Panel near the Mausoleum Dynasty Midpoint Grace Site which gives you the ability to invade and fight Varré . Defeating him then gives you the Bouquet de Varré hammer.
How to get to Mohgwyn Palace without Varré
You can still go to Moghwyn Palace if you accidentally kill Varré before you get the Pureblood Knight’s Medal, but not before. There is a portal on the western edge of the Mountaintop of the Giants region.
The nearest Grace site is the Yelough Anix Tunnel. You’ll need to head north from here and once you reach the area head to the edge of the cliff and look for a trail that goes down a small incline to the south. The path is quite well hidden by angled rock pillars – the map above should help you locate it.
Once you find the portal, use it to teleport into a dark tunnel. Follow the path until you come to a cliff near Mohgwyn’s Palace.