Elden Ring: How to Get the White Mask

Take up the bloodied mantle of the war surgeon yourself.

by Weilong Mao
An Elden Ring screenshot of the White Mask

To any Elden Ring player, the sight of Varre and his white mask should be no foreign sight. Whether it is the result of him being the first NPC that is encountered by the player, or the fact that his barbed tongue has left an impression. The bloody garbs that he wears alongside his mask are rather distinct and can be acquired by the Tarnished, though they are certainly far from being immediately accessible. This guide will cover the possible methods of getting the war surgeon set and the white mask, and their particularities.

How to get the White Mask in Elden Ring

Getting the headpiece will require the player to travel to Mohgwyn Palace in Elden Ring, killing red invaders garbed in the same uniform as Varre. It is necessary to note that this needs to be done before killing the final boss of the region, as defeating him would stop those invaders from spawning on the map.

Start from either the Dynasty Mausoleum Entrance or Palace Approach Ledge-Road site of Grace. Head into the bloodied swamp, while steering clear from enemies that can be found in the area, or deal with them accordingly. Players will have to defeat Nameless White Mask invaders to obtain the set. The three locations where they can be found are drawn out on the map. One can be found near a shore guarded by Albinaurics, another near an island where a golden seed can be found, and the last at the southern edge of the swamp between two gigantic tree stumps.


If the invader that’s vanquished does not drop the war surgeon set alongside his mask, the player should head to the other potential spawn points and defeat the invaders there as well. This should guarantee the set for the player.

A few methods are available that could bring a player to Mohgwyn Palace. Players can reach the location by finishing Varre’s questline, using the rewarded item to teleport to Mohgwyn Palace. Alternatively, they could use a teleporter located at the Consecrated Snowfields, a hidden end-game region accessible through hoisting the secret Haligtree medallion at the Grand Lift of Rold.

The white mask is an intriguing piece of headwear as it boosts a player’s attack by 10% for 20 seconds whenever an enemy nearby has suffered blood loss. Making it a good armor piece to consider for players who are building Arcane, whether it’s with the Rivers of Blood Katana or other Arcane scaling weapons. It is possible for this headpiece to also stack with the Lord of Blood’s Exultation Talisman, found in the Leyndell Catacombs. Equipping both items at once can lead to a 30% attack increase, leading to a potent power boost.

Players are free to continue exploring the region after defeating all the invaders. Should players have completed Varre’s questline, they’ll find him waiting for them as they make their way up the palace, spouting more disapproval towards the player’s actions.

Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.