For other uses, see Rings.

Rings are equipment items that grant either stat bonuses, self-augments to the wielder, as well as covenant bonuses. Up to four rings can be equipped in Dark Souls II, unlike the original Dark Souls, which only allowed two rings to be equipped at once.


Numbers separated by a " / " mark are in correspondence with its regular, +1, and +2 forms. Locations for upgraded rings are listed in ascending order.

Ring Effect Location
Ring Abyss Seal Abyss Seal Boosts power of Hexes by 7%. Damages user 30 HP for every cast. Join Pilgrims of Dark Covenant
Agape Ring Agape Ring Nullifies all Soul gain. Straid of Olaphis
Ring Ancient Dragon Seal Ancient Dragon Seal Increase amount healed with Estus by 50 HP. Join Dragon Remnants Covenant
Ring Ash Knuckle Ring Ash Knuckle Ring Increase Petrification resistance by 400 points Grave of Saints
Baneful Bird Ring Baneful Bird Ring Increases shield/weapon stability by 5 points Brume Tower
Bell Keeper's Seal Bell Keeper's Seal Summons player to invade trespassers in Belfry Sol or Belfry Luna Join Bell Keepers Covenant
Bloodbite Ring Bloodbite Ring Increases Bleeding resistance by 150 / 300 points Cromwell the Pardoner
Dragon's Sanctum (+1)
Ring Blue Tearstone Ring (DaSII) Blue Tearstone Ring Increases defense by 35% when HP falls below 30% Belfry Luna
Way of Blue
Ring Blue Seal Blue Seal Increases Max HP by 3% Join the Way of Blue
Ring Bracing Knuckle Ring Bracing Knuckle Ring Slows equipment degradation by 20% / 35% / 50% for weapons and 20% / 25% / 45% for armors and rings The Lost Bastille
Chancellor Wellager (+1)
Undead Crypt (+2)
Cloranthy Ring Chloranthy Ring Increases stamina recovery by 12.5% / 20% / 25% Forest of Fallen Giants
Shaded Woods (+1)
Executioner Chariot (NG+) (+2)
Ring Clear Bluestone Ring Clear Bluestone Ring Increases Casting Speed by 25% / 35% / 55% Carhillion of the Fold
Shaded Woods (+1)
Skeleton Lords (NG+) (+2)
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring Covetous Gold Serpent Ring Increases item drop rate by 50% / 75% / 100% Iron Keep
Magerold of Lanafir (+1)
Belfry Gargoyles (NG+) (+2)
Covetous Silver Serpent Ring Covetous Silver Serpent Ring Gain 10% / 20% / 30% souls acquired from enemies The Lost Bastille
Merchant Hag Melentia (+1)
Mytha, the Baneful Queen (NG+) (+2)
Ring Crest of Blood Crest of Blood Adds 50 points of Bleed attack to weapons Join Brotherhood of Blood Covenant
Ring Crest of the Rat Crest of the Rat If in the Rat King covenant, summons trespassers into Grave of Saints or Doors of Pharros. Adds 50 points of Poison attack to weapons Join Rat King Covenant
Cursebite Ring Cursebite Ring Increase curse resistance by 400 points Cromwell the Pardoner
Magerold of Lanafir
Dark Clutch Ring Dark Clutch Ring Increases Dark damage, decreases physical defense Frozen Eleum Loyce
Ring Dark Quartz Ring Dark Quartz Ring Increases Dark defense by 50 / 80 / 100 / 150 points Rosabeth of Melfia
Lord's Private Chamber (+1)
Leydia Witch (+2)
Shulva, Sanctum City (+3)
Ring Delicate String Delicate String Increases chances of being invaded Titchy Gren
Dexterity Ring Dexterity Ring Increases Dexterity by 5 points Brume Tower
Ring Dispelling Ring Dispelling Ring Increases Magic, Lightning, Fire, and Dark defense by 60 / 120 Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Brume Tower (+1)
Ring First Dragon Ring First Dragon Ring Increases max HP by 3%, stamina by 5%, and Maximum Equip Load by 5% Champion's Covenant Rank 2
Fire Clutch Ring Fire Clutch Ring Increases Fire damage, decreases physical defense. Frozen Eleum Loyce
Ring Flame Quartz Ring Flame Quartz Ring Raises Fire defense by 50 / 80 / 100 / 150 Rosabeth of Melfia
Forest of Fallen Giants (+1)
Dragon Aerie Red Dragons (+2)
Brume Tower (+3)
Flynn's Ring Flynn's Ring Physical damage scales with lower Maximum Equip Load. Dragon's Sanctum
Ring Gower's Ring of Protection Gower's Ring of Protection Prevents damage from behind, but breaks easily Shaded Woods (NG+)
Ring Guardian's Seal Guardian's Seal Allows the player to enter Way of Blue members' worlds to defeat invaders. Blue Sentinel Targray
Hawk Ring Hawk Ring Extends the range of arrows. Forest of Fallen Giants
Ring Illusory Ring of a Conqueror Illusory Ring of a Conqueror Left-hand weapon becomes invisible Complete game without dying
Ring Illusory Ring of the Exalted Illusory Ring of the Exalted Right-hand weapon becomes invisible Complete game without resting at a bonfire
Ivory Warrior Ring Ivory Warrior Ring Increases Stamina drain when hitting enemies. Covetous Demon (Frozen Eleum Loyce)
Ring King's Ring King's Ring Allows access to King's gates On a pile of clothes in Vendrick's room.
Lightning Clutch Ring Lightning Clutch Ring Increases Lightning damage, decreases physical defense Dragon's Sanctum
Tiny Being's Ring Life Ring Increases health by 5% / 7.5% / 12.5% / 15% Starting gift/Forest of Fallen Giants
Iron Keep (+1)
Shrine of Amana (+2)
Brume Tower (+3)
Ring lingering dragoncrest ring Lingering Dragoncrest Ring Increases spell duration by 15% / 25% / 50% Straid of Olaphis
Desert Sorceress Drop (+1)
Defeat 1000 Dark Spirits (+2)
Ring Name-engraved Ring Name-engraved Ring Connect with other players who choose the same god Sweet Shalquoir
Ring Northern Ritual Band Northern Ritual Band Increases spell uses by 10% / 20% / 30%, but reduces HP by 20% / 35% / 50% Sinners' Rise
Carhillion of the Fold (+1)
Aldia's Keep (+2)
Old Leo Ring Old Leo Ring Increases counter damage for thrust weapons by 12.5% Old Dragonslayer
Ring Old Sun Ring Old Sun Ring Explodes at damage threshold Shaded Woods
Poisonbite Ring Poisonbite Ring Increases poison resistance by 150 / 300 points Harvest Valley
Cromwell the Pardoner
Shulva, Sanctum City (+1)
Ring Redeye Ring Redeye Ring Makes enemies notice the wearer easier Sweet Shalquoir
Ring Red Tearstone Ring (DaSII) Red Tearstone Ring Increases damage output by 20% when health is under 30% Shaded Woods
Ring Ring of Binding Ring of Binding Reduces rate of hollowing by 25%. At max hollowed, the player has 80% of max Hp instead of 50% Cathedral of Blue
Ring Ring of Blades Ring of Blades Increases damage output by 20 / 35 / 50 points The Pursuer
The Pursuer in Iron Keep (+1)
The Pursuers in Drangleic Castle (NG+) (+2)
Ring Ring of Giants Ring of Giants Increases poise by 12 / 20 / 30 points Lonesome Gavlan
Black Gulch (+1)
Giant Lord (NG+) (+2)
Ring Ring of Knowledge Ring of Knowledge Increases Intelligence by 5 points Straid of Olaphis
Ring Ring of Life Protection Ring of Life Protection Nullifies death to retain souls and humanity, breaks after use No-man's Wharf
Shaded Woods (+1)
Felkin the Outcast (+2)
Ring Ring of Prayer Ring of Prayer Increases Faith by 5 points Licia of Lindeldt
Ring Ring of Resistance Ring of Resistance Increases Bleed, Curse, Poison, and Petrification resistances by 120 / 200 Cromwell the Pardoner

Frozen Eleum Loyce (+1)

Ring of Restoration Ring of Restoration Regenerates health at 2 points per second Forest of Fallen Giants
Ring Ring of Soul Protection Ring of Soul Protection Nullifies death to prevent soul and humanity loss, including petrification, breaks on use The Gutter
Vengarl of Forossa
Ring of Steel Protection Ring of Steel Protection Increases physical defense by 50 / 75 / 100 points Saulden
Lucatiel of Mirrah (+1)
Looking Glass Knight (NG+) (+2)
Ring Ring of the Dead Ring of the Dead Appear human even when Hollow Drangleic Castle
Ring of the Embedded Ring of the Embedded Increases the Vitality, Endurance, and Vigor stats by 3. Increases damage the wearer receives by 10% Frozen Eleum Loyce
Ring of the Evil Eye Ring of the Evil Eye Absorbs 30 / 50 / 80 Health from each defeated enemy The Gutter, Sweet Shalquoir
Dragon Aerie, Majula Pit (+1)
Throne Watcher and Defender (NG+) (+2)
Ring of the Living Ring of the Living Removes the colored glow around your character when in the world of another player. Frigid Outskirts
Ring Ring of Thorns Ring of Thorns Releases three spikes in a wide arc after a certain amount of damage is dealt. Has 30% / 50% / 70% chance to activate. Mild-Mannered Pate
Grave Warden Agdayne (+1)
Invade and defeat the host 1000 times (+2)
Ring Ring of Whispers Ring of Whispers Creates a noise, alerting you to nearby enemies; used to talk to Manscorpion Tark Sweet Shalquoir
Ring Royal Soldier's Ring Royal Soldier's Ring Increases equipment load Maximum Equip Load by 10% / 15% / 20% No-man's Wharf
Drangleic Castle (+1)
Velstadt, the Royal Aegis (NG+) (+2)
Ring First Dragon Ring Second Dragon Ring Increases max HP by 5%, stamina by 10%, and Maximum Equip Load by 10% Manscorpion Tark
Ring Silvercat Ring Silvercat Ring Reduces fall damage Sweet Shalquoir
Simpleton's Ring Simpleton's Ring Makes wearer invisible while rolling

Increases Adaptability by 5 points

Brume Tower
Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring Makes Wearer produce no sound Rat King (covenant)
Sorcery Clutch Ring Sorcery Clutch Ring Increases Magic damage, decreases physical defense Brume Tower
Ring Southern Ritual Band Southern Ritual Band Raises attunement slots by 1 / 2 / 3 Belfry Luna
Brightstone Cove Tseldora (+1)
Scorpioness Najka (NG+) (+2)
Ring Spell Quartz Ring Spell Quartz Ring Increases Magic defense by 50 / 80 / 100 / 150 points Carhillion of the Fold
Earthen Peak (+1)
Drangleic Castle (King's Passage) (+2))
Brume Tower (+3)
Ring Stone Ring Stone Ring Increases poise damage by 10 points Things Betwixt
Strength Ring Strength Ring Increases Strength by 5 points Brume Tower
Ring Sun Seal Sun Seal Increases the power of offensive Miracles by 5% Heirs to the Sun
Ring First Dragon Ring Third Dragon Ring Increases max HP by 7.5%, stamina by 10%, and Maximum Equip Load by 12.5% Dragon Shrine
Ring Thunder Quartz Ring Thunder Quartz Ring Increases Lightning defense by 50 / 80 / 100 / 150 points Rosabeth of Melfia
Forest of Fallen Giants (+1)
Royal Sorcerer Navlaan (+2)
Shulva, Sanctum City (+3)
Ring Vanquisher's Seal Vanquisher's Seal Boosts damage of unarmed attacks.

Allows unarmed Power Stance.

Company of Champions
Ring White Ring White Ring Take the appearance of a white Phantom Dyna & Tillo
Yorgh's Ring Yorgh's Ring 50% chance of deflecting spells.

Enable Spell Parrying with any Parry.

Dragon's Rest
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