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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Hornet Ring (Dark Souls III).

The Hornet Ring is a ring in Dark Souls. It was one of the four rings gifted to the Four Knights of Gwyn, along with the Leo Ring, the Hawk Ring, and the Wolf Ring.

In-Game Description

One of the special rings granted to the four knights of Gwyn. The Hornet Ring belonged to the Lord's Blade Ciaran.
By boosting critical attacks, its wearer can annihilate foes, as Ciaran's dagger laid waste to Lord Gwyn's enemies.


Hornet location

Hornet Ring's location

Found on a corpse behind the gravestone of Sir Artorias the Abysswalker, in the center of Great Grey Wolf Sif's arena.


Boosts critical attack damage (backstabs and ripostes) by 30%.


  • Only approaching the giant greatsword in front of the gravestone triggers the boss fight; it is possible to walk a wide circle around the gravestone, grab the ring, and exit the area without fighting Sif.
  • The ring changes the backstab and riposte animations against online PvP opponents and some enemies, such as Havel the Rock, NPCs, and the human guardians of the Forest Hunter covenant in Darkroot Garden.
  • Certain types of weapons have different animations (e.g.: katanas, daggers, axes, etc.).
  • Prior to patch 1.06, the Hornet Ring boosted critical damage by 50%, instead.