Knight/Recusant Bernahl

Game: Elden Ring

An Ash of War merchant, summon, and quest-giver with a strong connection to Volcano Manor.

Knight Bernahl, later Recusant Bernahl, is one of the best Ash of War merchants in the game, found at Volcano Manor. He can also be summoned for the Godskin Duo fight, and provides an extra assassination mission as part of the Volcano Manor questline in order to obtain Gelmir’s Fury. At the conclusion of the Volcano Manor questline, he can invade you in Crumbling Farum Azula, where killing him can reward you with the Beast Champion armor set, the Devourer’s Scepter, and the Blasphemous Claw.

How to Complete Bernahl’s Quest

Note: This step can be skipped if you begin the Volcano Manor questline. It only provides dialogue/lore.

You can first meet Knight Bernahl at the Warmaster’s Shack in Stormhill, where he will give you some small talk and ask about your faith in the Golden Order. Picking either dialogue option has no effect on his quest progression.

After pledging your allegiance to Volcano Manor, Bernahl will move into the manor and be renamed Recusant Bernahl. This makes him and his Ash of War shop much more accessible.

WARNING: This step, and step 4, must be completed prior to slaying Rykard or Maliketh, or else the assassination mission will be skipped, along with its reward.

After completing the second assassination for Tanith as part of the Volcano Manor questline, Bernahl will give you a letter for his own assassination mission.

WARNING: This step must be completed before slaying Rykard or Maliketh, or else it, and its reward, will be skipped.

At the capital itself, there will be a co-op invasion mission to assassinate Vargram the Raging Wolf and Errant Sorcerer Wilhelm, with the help of Recusant Bernahl. Defeating them will reward you with Gelmir’s Fury.

Finish the Volcano Manor questline by slaying Rykard, finding him by either completing Tanith’s/Volcano Manor’s assassination missions, or by going through the legacy dungeon. This will cause him to leave Volcano Manor, though he will leave his sword behind, which you can use to still access his Ash of War shop.

Bernahl will invade you in Crumbling Farum Azula. He will invade as you approach a lone tower near where you can fight a dragon, and killing him here will reward you with his Beast Champion armor set, the Devourer’s Scepter, and the Blasphemous Claw.

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