How to get the White Mask Of Varre in Elden Ring

How to get the White Mask Of Varre in Elden Ring
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Want to know how to get the White Mask of Varre in Elden Ring? Following the formulae of previous FromSoftware games, Elden Ring is packed full of items, including the White Mask of Varre.

The item in question is simply called White Mask, but we all know it belongs to Varre, a mysterious NPC you meet at the start of the game. Getting the White Mask, however, can be challenging since it requires going to Mohgwyn Palace, which is a bit of a nightmare location.

Elden ring - how to get the White Mask of Varre: image shows the White Mask in your inventory
It’s officially the White Mask, but better known as the White Mask of Varre. Image captured by VideoGamer

How to get the White Mask In Elden Ring 

There are two ways to get the white mask of Varre in Elden Ring. One involves completing Varre’s questline and transporting to Mohgwyn Palace, while the other is simpler and requires progressing through the game normally until you are levelled enough for Mohgwyn Palace. The first method is ideal for those who are under-levelled and want the white mask of Varre as soon as possible. 

A bloody mess. Image captured by VideoGamer

Get White Mask by completing Varre’s questline

The first method involves completing Varre’s questline:

  • You will first encounter Varre right after exiting the tutorial area of Elden Ring.
  • Upon finishing Limgrave, you will meet Varre at the very beginning of Liurnia of the lakes, at a location called Rose Church. Here, Varre will hand out three festering fingers and ask you to engage in PvP.
  • Upon completing the task, Varre will ask you to serve the lord Mohgwyn with him and give you a cloth to be dipped in ‘Maiden’s blood.’ This can be done at the church of Inhibition
  • Returning to Varre after doing this will reward you with an item called the Pureblood Knight’s Medal (among other things), this item can be used to be teleported instantly to Mohgwyn palace.
  • To gain the White mask in Elden Ring, teleport to Mohgwyn palace and roam around the bloody lake in the middle until you get invaded by a Nameless White Mask. These will keep spawning and can drop the white mask randomly. Keep eliminating them until one drops the White mask. 

This concludes method 1 of how to get the White mask in Elden Ring, this method is ideal for lower-level bleed builds that want the White mask as early as possible. 

Get White Mask by finding another way to Mohgwyn palace

The second method is the conventional method and the one you should do if you’re not in a hurry to get the White mask in Elden Ring.

  • To get to Mohgwyn palace, you will need to have completed Lyndell, Royal Capital, and beaten Morgott, the Omen king.
  • Beating Morgott opens up the route to the Mountaintop of the Giants. Once at the Mountaintop, you must make your way to the Grant lift of Rold to get to the Consecrated snowfield. To do this, you must have both halves of the Haligtree medallion (obtained by beating Latenna’s quest line). 
  • Once at the snowfield, you will have to go to the Yelough Anix Ruins. It is nearly impossible to see as you travel the Consecrated snowfield but the route to the ruins is north of the starting area. Going straight will take you to the ruins.
  • Explore the ruins until you come across a portal being guarded by an Albinauric.
  • The portal will teleport you to Mohgwyn Palace. Once there, much like Method 1, head to the bloody lake until you are invaded by a Nameless white mask.
  • Kill the invader and you will get the White Mask.

These are the only two methods of getting the White mask in Elden Ring. We wish you good luck on your quest to find this item since Mohgwyn Palace is a dark and perilous place. The White Mask of Varre is an exceptionally powerful piece of armour, especially for bleed builds. Those wielding a bleed weapon such as the Rivers of Blood or Bleed Uchigatana will get an added 10% damage boost for 20 seconds, which can be devastating.

That’s it for how to get the White Mask in Elden Ring. For more, read our guides covering how to two-hand your weapons and our list of every Incantation in the game.

Elden Ring Varre’s White Mask FAQs

What does the White Mask do?

Wearing the White Mask increases your damage when you inflict bleed.

What happens if you kill Varre immediately?

Killing Varre at the start will give you six Festering Bloody Fingers. It will also lock you out of his quest, which isn’t recommended.