Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by rabiamuzaffar
Bleed builds are a significant part of the Elden Ring competitive player versus player (PvP) metagame. These builds allow you to rapidly reduce an opponent’s health by building up an effect that causes bleeding. If you put enough points into Dexterity, you can use virtually any Bleed weapon, including fan favorites like the Rivers of Blood and the Moonveil. However, in order to advance to the next level, you will require some equipment that increases bleeding, and the White Mask head armor is the most effective choice among the available options.
The War Surgeon Set includes a White Mask, which functions as the Helm. When equipped, it grants you a 10% increase in attack power for a period of twenty seconds after inflicting Bleed on an adversary. It is even compatible with the Exultation Talisman that the Lord of Blood bestows upon you, which raises your attack power by 20%. When you combine these effects, you will always deal an additional 30 percent more damage to your enemies.
Although acquiring the White Mask early on in the game is not impossible, doing so will require significant effort on your part. Mohgwyn Palace is one of the most dangerous Zones in the entirety of Elden Ring, and that is where you will find it. It’s a tall order to get through it without leveling up, but if you do, you’ll have a key piece of equipment for any Bleed build that can carry you through the entirety of the PvE experience and even into PvP.
Important information: if you kill Mohg, Lord of Blood, you will no longer be able to obtain the White Mask! If you have already defeated him, you will not be able to obtain this Helm until you have completed NG+.
How to Get to the Palace of Mogwyn
You can get to the Mogwyn Palace in one of two ways: either by completing White Mask Varre’s questline or by finding a portal deep within the Consecrated Snowfield.
Mask in WhiteVarre’s questline
Mask in WhiteIf you want to get your hands on the White Mask as quickly as possible in a new game, the best way to do so is to choose the option that allows you to finish the questline associated with Varre very early on in the game.
Your first interaction with a non-playable character in Elden Ring will be with Varre, who will be found standing close to the First Step Site of Grace. Have a conversation with him here, then make your way back to this spot after you have vanquished Godrick the Grafted in Stormveil Castle (or after you have obtained any Elden Ring runes). You will receive directions from him to go to the Roundtable Hold and speak with the Two Fingers there. After that is done, proceed to Liurnia of the Lakes.
The Rose Church is the second location where you can find Varre. It is located directly south of the Raya Lucaria Academy. When he asks what your impression of the Two Fingers is, talk to him here and tell him that you didn’t think they were quite right. If you speak to him once more, he will hand you five Festering Bloody Fingers, a consumable item that can be used to attack other players in player versus player combat.
Employ the Fingers to invade the territories of three separate players, then head back to Varre. He will solicit your assistance in serving Luminary Mohg, Lord of Blood, and will ask you to do so alongside him. If you let him anoint you, he will bestow upon you the Lord of Blood’s Favor and give you the instruction to dip it in the blood of a maiden as the final step in the process.
The Church of Inhibition, which can be found tucked away in the northeastern corner of Liurnia, is the location that is the most convenient for performing this action. Once you’ve arrived, make your way to the corpse of the young woman sitting in the chair. Take the Finger Maiden Set that she’s offering you, and then choose the option to dye the cloth with maiden’s blood.
Return to Varre with the Lord of Blood’s Favor that you just used to soak in blood in your possession. After you have successfully completed your last test, he will congratulate you, sever your finger, and present you with a reusable Blood Finger as a reward. If you speak to him once more, he will hand you an Elden Ring item called the Pureblood Knight’s Medal. This is an item that can be used multiple times and allows you to teleport to the Mohgwyn Palace from any location. You should make use of it, then proceed up the stairs, and take a break at the Dynasty Mausoleum Entrance Site of Grace.
Snowfield’s holy portal was consecrated
The other choice is significantly more difficult than this one, but you won’t be able to access this one until much later in the game. To begin, you will have to complete the mission to acquire both halves of the Dectus Medallion, which can be found in Limgrave and Caelid, respectively. Only then will you be able to proceed to the Altus Plateau. In order to gain access to the Mountaintops of the Giants from there, you will need to defeat Morgott, the Omen King who is located in Leyndell. The final step in obtaining both halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion is to finish the questline that is given to you by Latenna. When this condition is met, and only then, will the Grand Lift of Rold allow access to the Consecrated Snowfield.
Once you have reached the Hidden Path to the Haligtree Site of Grace, travel to the north-northwest until you reach the Yelough Anix Ruins. It may be difficult to see through the snow in this area, but the journey is relatively uncomplicated. Continue to the northwest from there until you come across an isolated Albinauric guarding a portal on the side of the cliff. After you have vanquished the Sanguine Noble Invader and obtained the Sanguine Noble Set, proceed through the portal to Mohgwyn Palace. As you emerge from the cave, turn left and continue along the path until you reach the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace.
Position of the White Mask
In the southeast corner of the map, in a lake of blood, you’ll find the White Mask. From the Dynasty Mausoleum Entrance Site of Grace, all you have to do is head down the stairs and continue forward, hugging the cliffside on your right until the lake of blood narrows into a stream. From there, you will be at your destination. Be cautious as you proceed forward because there are deadly blood geysers, dogs, and giant crows up ahead. If you are coming from the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace, you will need to make your way down the hill while navigating around the large group of Albinaurics. As soon as you get to the lake, immediately hug the left wall and keep going until you get to the stream.
Proceed in the same direction. This region will be overrun by three distinct Nameless White Mask NPC Invaders at some point during your time here. They bleed naturally as a result of this. If you get caught in one of their combos, it could end your life, so always be prepared to dodge away when your opponents rush you. It is best to eliminate as many foes as possible from a safe distance before charging into the Invaders’ territory, or to devise a plan to lure them away. The Giant Crows are very aggressive and can detect your presence from a great distance.
The initial Invader that will show up can be found right at the mouth of the lake. The second one will show up close to the rocks that are off to your left. Even though neither of these enemies will provide you with any loot, you should still move them out of the way as soon as possible. Finally, make your way to the cliffside that is located at the very southernmost tip of the lake. Behind a sizable tree is where you’ll find the last Invader. Look there.
Defeat the last Invader in order to obtain the full War Surgeon Set, including the White Mask. Put on your armor, and keep an eye on the amount of damage that your Bleed build deals.
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