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Elden Ring: Why does Blaidd become hostile?


At the end of Ranni’s quest, Blaidd will be waiting for you at the bottom of the tower ready to kill you. Him suddenly becoming hostile can come as a shock for many players. Let’s explore what might be causing this sudden change of behavior.

Why does Blaidd attack you in Elden Ring?

Blaidd always becomes hostile and attacks you at the end of Ranni’s questline. That’s intended to happen. If you kill the giant bears before meeting him, that will also make him aggressive. The same thing happens if you accidentally attack him before completing Ranni’s quest.

Sometimes, Blaidd can become hostile for no apparent reason at all. Some players think that his behavior is triggered after clearing the Black Knife Catacombs. The body on the ground near him seems to be the same Black Knife Assassin as in the catacombs.

Other players noticed that going through the ruins and killing the sleeping bear is what triggers Blaidd’s hostility. They confirmed that when the bear destroys the pillar Blaidd is standing on is when he becomes aggressive.

If you are doing Ranni’s questline, you need to take out Blaidd before you can get to the Lake of Rot. If you don’t kill him, you can’t progress further into the story. You’ll get his weapon and armor for killing him at that point. As you can see, if you’re doing Ranni’s questline, you have not choice but to take on Blaidd and defeat him.

Can I use Celestial Dew to de-aggro Blaidd?

If Blaidd becomes aggressive early, you can use Celestial Dew to clear your sins at the Church of Vows and de-aggro him. However, Celestial Dew becomes useless at the end of Ranni’s questline. This is because Blaidd is supposed to become hostile at that point.


Blaidd automatically becomes aggressive at the end of Ranni’s questline. He can also become aggressive if you attack him accidentally or on purpose. If you’re following Ranni’s questline, you need to kill Blaidd to get to the Lake of Rot and progress into the story.

Has Blaidd’s hostility taken you by surprise? Let me know in the comments below.

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