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The Name-engraved Ring is a ring in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A special ring that can be engraved with the name of a god.
Becomes easier to connect to worlds of players who chose the same god.
There are countless vestiges of long-lost gods in the ruins of Drangleic.
Or perhaps they are the very same gods as ours, only known by different names.



This ring allows for the player to easily access other players' worlds with similarly engraved rings. This allows players to more easily connect with specific players, a mechanic that wasn't implemented in Dark Souls.

Upon equipping the ring, the player will be given a choice between ten different gods. Once a god is chosen, the player will be able to easily connect with other players who have chosen the same god. This makes summoning friends much easier as it's a sort of "private summoning". It can also be used to summon black phantoms via Red Sign Soapstone. Once summoned, the player can remove this ring without any harmful side effects.

As in normal co-operative play, Soul Memory is the determining factor for whom players can and cannot summon. In addition to narrowing the pool of players who the player may summon for co-op, the Name-engraved Ring increases the effective Soul Memory range used to do so. For more information on summoning players and the effects of the Name-engraved Ring on Soul Memory, see Cooperative Gameplay (Dark Souls II).

Be aware that summoning signs of NPCs will vanish until the ring is taken off (experienced in SotfS).

The ring also extends the multiplayer time limit by 50%.

The Small White Sign Soapstone’s coop session will last 750 seconds (12 minutes, 30 seconds), instead of 500, and the White Sign Soapstone’s coop session will last 6000 seconds (1 hour, 40 minutes), instead of 4000. The Red Sign Soapstone’s PvP session will last 1350 seconds (22 minutes, 30 seconds), instead of 900, the Dragon Eye’s PvP session will last 2250 seconds (37 minutes, 30 seconds), instead of 1500, and the Dark Chasm of Old’s Abyss PvP session will last 2700 seconds (45 minutes), instead of 1800.


The names of the ten gods are:


In later games, including Dark Souls Remastered, this ring has been replaced by the password system.

See Also[]

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