NPCs in Elden Ring often move from location to location as their quests progress. And while this does provide ER with another layer of believability, it also makes finding those characters again a lot more difficult. Knight Bernahl (who will become Resucant Bernahl later on) is one such NPC. During the course of the game, he will go from an Ash of War merchant to an Invader. Defeating him will get you his gear, including his Beast Champion Set armor and weapons. However, players are reporting that Bernahl is not Invading in Elden Ring and they are looking for a solution to this. We’re here to provide you with one.
How to Solve Bernahl Not Invading in Elden Ring
To explain this, we have to first cover Bernahl’s entire quest, from the moment you meet him. You will first encounter Knight Bernahl in the Warmaster’s Shack. This is a location in the Stormhill region, situated in northern Limgrave. He will offer to sell you his collection of Ashes of War. He will stay at this location until you pledge to do the Assassination Quests in Volcano Manor. Now, and this is the really important part here – once he moves to this location (and becomes Resucant Bernahl), you need to exhaust all the dialogue options with him. Not doing this is the reason why players cannot get him to Invade later on.
Once you get to the Crumbling Farum Azula, Resucant Bernahl will Invade and attack you there. Defeat him, and you will get the following items: Beast Champion Helm, Beast Champion Armor (Altered), Beast Champion Gauntlets, Beast Champion Greaves (these form the Beast Champion Set of armor), Devourer’s Scepter (a Warhammer with Str D, Dex D, and Fai D, requires Str 24, Dex 20, and Fai 25, and provides the Devourer of Worlds skill), Bernahl’s Bell Bearing (a key item), and the Blasphemous Claw (a Consumable that can deflect the Black Blade). Note that you can get all of these items by attacking and killing Bernahl when you first meet him – except the Blasphemous Claw.
Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.