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The King's Ring is a ring in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A powerful soul is like a curse.
And Vendrick, King of Drangleic used a
powerful soul to keep the curse at bay.
King Vendrick sought greater souls,
and made the giants' strength his own,
but even still, the curse overcame him.
Wear this ring to open the King's Gate.


Found at the very end of Undead Crypt, in the room where Vendrick is after the player has defeated Velstadt, the Royal Aegis.


The King's Ring must be worn to open each one of the three King's Gates:

  1. The first gate can be found in Drangleic Castle and leads to the Throne of Want. From the "King's Gate" bonfire, take the left path to find it.
  2. The second gate can be found in Shaded Woods and leads to Aldia's Keep. From the "Ruined Fork Road" bonfire, enter the opening in the middle and follow the path uphill to reach the gate.
  3. The third gate can be found in the Forest of Fallen Giants and leads to the Memory of Jeigh. From the "Cardinal Tower" bonfire, climb down the nearby ladder and cross the little bridge on the left to reach the other side of that area. Open the door (Soldier Key required) and take the left path to reach the gate.


  • The ring must be equipped the first time the player opens one of the King's Gates. After that, it's not necessary to equip it again in subsequent visits, although the ring must remain in the player's inventory.
  • It's not necessary (or even possible) to interact with a gate to open it; just equipping the ring (or having it in the player's inventory if the gate has already been opened) and walking into the gate is enough.
  • If the ring breaks by walking into corrosive liquid or by overuse, it will still work without any negative side effects.
  • The ring also gives a minimum boost to Fire damage. However, this effect is so weak that it's generally not worth using it over other rings.
  • Grave Warden Agdayne will give the player his personal katana, Darkdrift, and his armor set if spoken to after acquiring the King's Ring.
  • Wearing the ring prevents any stone enemies inside Drangleic Castle from coming to life.


  • If the player positions the camera towards the entrance at the top of the stairs, they will see the Emerald Herald suddenly appear as soon as they pick up the ring.
Abyss SealAgape RingAncient Dragon SealAsh Knuckle RingBaneful Bird RingBell Keeper's SealBloodbite RingBlue Tearstone RingBlue SealBracing Knuckle RingChloranthy RingClear Bluestone RingCovetous Gold Serpent RingCovetous Silver Serpent RingCrest of BloodCrest of the RatCursebite RingDark Clutch RingDark Quartz RingDelicate StringDexterity RingDispelling RingFirst Dragon RingFire Clutch RingFlame Quartz RingFlynn's RingGower's Ring of ProtectionGuardian's SealHawk RingIllusory Ring of a ConquerorIllusory Ring of the ExaltedIvory Warrior RingKing's RingLightning Clutch RingLife RingLingering Dragoncrest RingName-engraved RingNorthern Ritual BandOld Leo RingOld Sun RingPoisonbite RingRedeye RingRed Tearstone RingRing of BindingRing of BladesRing of GiantsRing of KnowledgeRing of Life ProtectionRing of PrayerRing of ResistanceRing of RestorationRing of Soul ProtectionRing of Steel ProtectionRing of the DeadRing of the EmbeddedRing of the Evil EyeRing of the LivingRing of ThornsRing of WhispersRoyal Soldier's RingSecond Dragon RingSilvercat RingSimpleton's RingSlumbering Dragoncrest RingSorcery Clutch RingSouthern Ritual BandSpell Quartz RingStone RingStrength RingSun SealThird Dragon RingThunder Quartz RingVanquisher's SealWhite RingYorgh's Ring