There are many NPCs in Elden Ring, but most people’s favorite is probably Blaidd. He is a pretty likable character, and it would be cool if you followed his questline early on. You meet a guy, and he tells you to snap your fingers when you hear a howl. You do so, and Blaidd will pop out of nowhere. This is the first time you have met him, but what if he starts to attack you?
The Blaidd will only become hostile if you tried to kill him beforehand or you have been following Ranni’s questline. Most NPCs will try to attack you if you try to defeat them first.
He is first found in the Mistwood Ruins in Limgrave; you don’t need to meet him here to keep going with his quest line. You don’t have to worry about it until later because you probably won’t get to Caria Manor for a while. Remember that there are SPOILERS for Ranni’s questline, so keep that in mind before reading the rest of the article.
You tried to defeat him beforehand
As we said before, he would only be hostile if you tried to defeat him when he was standing there. This is very bad since you won’t be able to go any farther in his quest line, so try your best not to hurt any NPCs unless they try to kill you by invasion. If you are at the end of your playthrough, you might want to try and defeat any NPCs for their stuff if you start NG+.
He won’t do much if he gets hit 1-3 times, but if you hit him many times, he will start to fight back. He will become hostile whenever you get near him, so don’t anger him, or you will miss out on some important story-related content. Remember not to anger any NPC, or else you will miss out on content later, especially if they are important to the main story, like Blaidd.
You followed Ranni’s Questline
If you are following Ranni’s quest line, you will know that before you get to the Lake of Rot, you will need to defeat Blaidd. This is obviously part of the questline, so you must do it or can’t progress. He will invade and be hostile to you, but that is only if you don’t anger or defeat him before you get to that part of the quest.
When it comes to questlines, you need to do things perfectly, or else you will have difficulty getting things to work properly. Try not to kill any important NPCs unless you know they are useless after that point. Even then, they might have some important stuff to sell you that you lose access to once you defeat them.