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The Ring of Thorns is a ring in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Ring granted protection by Kremmel, god of Struggle.
The ring´s spikes drive into the wearer´s skin, so that each blow taken fuels spite toward the perpetrator.
When damage is taken, the ring retaliates and inflicts damage upon enemy.


  • The regular version is obtained by either killing Pate or completing his questline.
  • The +2 version is obtained by invading and defeating 1,000 other players.


  • After taking a certain amount of damage it shoots 3 spikes in a wide frontal angle.
  • Although it doesn´t do as much damage as the Old Sun Ring it is much quicker and unpredictable.
  • Mostly intended for PvP.
  • It seems that the method to acquire the third version of this ring is in reference to Kirk, Knight of Thorns, supposedly belonging to the Darkwraiths, invading the player multiple times.
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