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Dark Souls 3: Ring guide

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Gotta wear 'em all!

Rings are an indispensable part of Dark Souls 3. You can slide as many as four of them on your fingers to increase your equipment load, add additional attunement slots, turn yourself invisible while rolling — or choose between nearly 70 more instant upgrades.

We've corralled every Dark Souls 3 ring into this guide, explained their effects and showed you exactly where to find them.

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Your journey through Lothric doesn't end here. Be sure to check out the rest of Polygon's Dark Souls 3 guide , which offers everything from tips for beginners and returning masochists to detailed walkthroughs of every area — including all of the secret, bonus content.

Table of contents

Aldrich's rings

Animal rings

Attack rings

Attunement rings

Resistance rings

Carthus rings

Clutch rings

Covetous rings

Because Dark Souls is too easy rings

HP rings

Increasing rings

Lloyd's rings

Stat rings

Miracle rings

Miscellaneous rings

Pyromancy rings

Pontiff's rings

Reduction rings

Stoneplate rings

Sorcery rings

Tearstone rings

Untrue rings

Ring gudie

Aldrich's Ruby: Recovers HP from critical attacks

Closest bonfire: Anor Londo

Walk up the stairs and into the cathedral. A spider will drop down at the entrance. Kill the spider to get the ring.

Aldrich's Sapphire: Recovers FP from critical attacks

Closest bonfire: Deacons of the Deep

Make your way down to the bottom of the Deacon's Cathedral where the giants are. A door on the left leads to a room with a knight. The next room has another spider enemy. Kill the spider for the ring.

Life Ring: Raises maximum HP

Closest bonfire: Old Wolf of Farron

The Life Ring can be purchased from the Shrine handmaid, but requires the Dreamchaser's Ashes. Find the ashes near the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire. From the bonfire, leave the room from the nearest doorway. Take a left and walk up the steps. There is an illusory wall on the left at the top of the steps. Get the ashes from the corpse on the other side of the wall.

Sun Princess Ring: Gradually restores HP

Closest bonfire: Aldrich, Devourer of Gods

After defeating Aldrich, Devourer Gods, take one of the automatic elevators on either side of the bonfire. Take the Sun Princess Ring from the room at the top of the elevator.

Estus Ring: Increases HP restored with Estus Flask

Closest bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Buy the Firelink Tower key from the Shrine handmaid in Firelink Shrine. It costs 20,000 souls. Head up the tower and across the bridge. Before you reach the elevator, jump down to the right side. The Estus Ring is at the bottom.

Ashen Estus Ring: Increases FP restored with Ashen Estus Flask

Closest bonfire: Untended Graves

From the bonfire, walk straight and hug the wall to the left. You'll run into Corvian Storytellers. Kill them and pick up the ring in the coffin.

Flynn's Ring: Lowering equip load increases attack

Closest bonfire: Road of Sacrificess

Walk back into the building and take the elevator back up to the undead settlement. Once at the top. Step on the elevator to send it back down, but step off before it leaves. A new platform will come down for you to ride. Take that platform up, but jump off midway through the ride onto a platform. Walk out of the elevator shaft. You'll see a fire demon. Defeat or run past the demon into the wooden building on the right. Keep heading up the stairs until you're on the roof of the building. You'll find Flynn's Ring on a platform on the roof.

Chloranthy Ring: Raises stamina recovery speed

Closest bonfire: Road of Sacrificess

Walk back into the building and take the elevator back up to the undead settlement. Once at the top. Step on the elevator to send it back down, but step off before it leaves. A new platform will come down for you to ride. Take that platform up, but jump off midway through the ride onto a platform. Walk out of the elevator shaft. You'll see a fire demon. Defeat or run past the demon into the wooden building on the right. Keep heading up the stairs until you're on the roof of the building. On the opposite end of the roof, jump down to a platform and onto a tower ledge. The doorway of the tower, get a running jump to land on a wooden platform below. The Chloranthy Ring is at the bottom of the tower.

Havel's Ring: Increases maximum load

Closest bonfire: Old Wolf of Farron

Havel's Ring can be purchased from Ludleth of Courland at the Firelink Shrine the by trading a soul of the stray demon. Find the stray demon by taking the elevator next to the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire. Take the stairs to the right to find the stray demon.

Prisoner's Chain: Increases VGR, END and VIT but take more damage

Closest bonfire: Champion Gundyr

Defeat Champion Gundyr and give the soul to Ludleth of Courland.

Pontiff's Left Eye: Recovers HP with successive attacks

Closest bonfire: Vordt of the Boreal Valley

Defeat Boreal Valley Vordt and give the soul to Ludleth of Courland.

Ring of Favor: Increases HP, stamina and maximum equip load

Closest bonfire: Pontiff Sulyvahn

Go through the door in front of the bonfire. Walk up the stairs to the left and across the courtyard. Enter the tower, and there's an illusory wall to the left. Strike it and head down the ladder. Kill the two NPCs in the area to receive the Ring of Favor.

Ring of Steel Protection: Increases physical damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Archdragon Peak

Walk up the stairs to the first boss location in Archdragon Peak. At the end of that path, turn right and walk down the stairs. To you right, you can walk on a narrow ledge. The Ring of Steel Protection is at the end of that ledge.

Magic Stoneplate Ring: Increases magic damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Oceiros, the Consumed King

Walk back to the initial entrance of the boss fight and up the stairs. Kill the knight at the top of the stairs to receive the Magic Stoneplate Ring.

Flame Stoneplate Ring: Increases fire damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Undead Settlement

Make your way through the settlement. Just before the large pyre with worshiping NPCs, take the bridge on the right. Take the narrow ledge to the right of the building on the other side of the bridge. Climb the ladder to reach the roof of the building. Jump off the building on the right of the roof. You'll find a corpse hanging from a tree. Chop it down and grab the ring before it hits the ground below.

Thunder Stoneplate Ring: Increases lightning damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Dragon-Kin mausoleum

Run up the stairs inside the tower on the right. At the top of the stairs, head down the staircase before the main gate. At the end of the walkway, you'll find a ladder on the outward facing side of a pillar. The ring is at the top of the pillar.

Dark Stoneplate Ring: Increases dark damage absorption

Closest Bonfire: Pontiff Sulyvahn

Walk out of the door in front of the bonfire and take the steps to the courtyard. Walk under the arches on the left side of the courtyard and take the Dark Stoneplate Ring from the corpse.

Speckled Stoneplate Ring: Increases magic, fire, lightning and dark absorption

Closest Bonfire: Demon Ruins

Walk up the stairs to the Smouldering Lake. Hug the left wall until you reach a brick wall that doesn't match with the wall. The ballista has to hit the wall with an arrow to destroy it. The ring is on the other side.

Bloodbite Ring: Increases bleed resistance

Closest Bonfire: Cliff Underside

Walk out of the hut and jump off the cliff to the lower area. Head through the archway into the sewer. Walking through the fog at the end of the sewer brings out the giant rat. Slay the rat to get the ring.

Poisonbite Ring: Increases poison resistance

Closest Bonfire: Cleansing Chapel

Walk out of the chapel and up the stairs past the worshiping NPCs. Jump to the cliffs below into the small river. Take the first right and a right again and walk up the hill. Just past the crystal lizard is a small opening between buildings. The ring is at the end of the walkway.

Cursebite Ring: Increases curse resistance

Closest bonfire: Profaned Capital

Climb down the ladder to the bottom of the tower and out of the hole in the wall. Run into the tower across the wooden ramp. Drop through the hole in the floor and find the Cursebite Ring. Equip poison-resistant gear.

Fleshbite Ring: Raises poison, bleed, curse and frost resist

Closest Bonfire: Grand Archive

Take the elevator to the right of the bonfire. Walk out into the courtyard to the balcony on the other side. Descend a ladder to the bookshelves below and run up the stairs on the opposite end of the area. At the top of the stairs, run and grab the ring on the right. Hands will come out of the bookshelves and curse you, so be quick.

Knight's Ring: Increases strength

Closest bonfire: Dragonslayer Armour

Walk to the entrance to the Dragonslayer Armour boss. On the far right side of the building by the entrance, climb the ladder to the roof. Cross the roof and find another ladder that leads to the area with the Knight's Ring.

Hunter's Ring: Increases dexterity

Closest bonfire: Grand Archive

Take the elevator to the right of the bonfire. At the top, take a right. Then take the stair to the left outside of the doorway. Head to the top of the tower on the roof to find the Hunter's Ring.

Scholar Ring: Increases Intelligence

Closest bonfire: Grand Archive

Make your way up the archives. Climb several flights of stairs until you reach the bridge that runs across the middle of the archive. There is a lever that can be pulled on the end of the bridge that moves two adjacent book shelves. The Scholar Ring is in the hidden area.

Priestess Ring: Increase faith

Closest bonfire: Champion Gundyr

From the bonfire, walk out the open doors and make your way up the hill. Follow the stone stairs and past the silver knight. The Handmade is in this version of the Firelink Shrine. Buy the Priestess Ring from her for 1000 souls.

Dark Clutch Ring: Increases dark attack but compromises damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Irithyll Dungeon

Make your way through the dungeon and into the second part of the area with the NPCs with crossbows, mallets and saws. Take a right at the elbow of the hallway and jump through the doorway to get to the area with the giant. Go through the sewer with the rat enemies. The chest on the left at the end of the hallway is a mimic. Kill it to get the ring.

Covetous Gold Serpent Ring: Fallen foes are more likely to drop items

Closest bonfire: Profaned Capital

You'll need the Old Cell Key to get this ring. That key is in the chest across from the mimic chest in the ring above. From the Profaned Capital bonfire, head down the ladder and through the hole in the wall. Cross the wooden ramp and in the hole in the floor. Cross the poison lake until you find the ladder. Climb the ladder and cross the roof at the top of the ladder. Once you climb the stairs, you'll come to another roof. You can jump from the roof across a gap that leads to an opening. Open the gate using the Old Cell Key and the ring is on the other side.

Covetous Silver Serpent Ring: Fallen foes yield more souls

Closest bonfire: Firelink Shrine

You'll need the Firelink Tower key for this ring. Purchase it from the handmaid for 20,000 souls. Climb the tower and head to the roof of the structure. A hole in the wall brings you to the rafters of the shrine. Cross the rafters and strike an illusory wall. Drop down to the safe area on the other side of the wall. A chest below has the ring.

Saint's Ring: Allows attunement of additional spells

Closest bonfire: Dilapidated Bridge

You'll need a few items before you can get the Saint's Ring. First, you'll need to get the Mortician Ashes. You can find these in the area by the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire that rains arrows onto you. Give those ashes to the handmaid and buy the Grave Key. Head back to the Dilapidated Bridge and cross the bridge this time. Jump down to the rat sewer and open the door on the right side with the grave key. Make your way through the hallways until you get back outside and into another building where you'll find Irina of Carim. Talk to her, which will take her to Firelink Shrine. You can then buy the Saint's Ring from here there.

Deep Ring: Allows attunement of additional spells

Closest bonfire: Cleansing Chapel

Exit the chapel through the door on the right. Take the elevator through the door to the left. At the top, walk along the ledge to the left and climb the ladder. Kill the deacon at the top of the ladder to get the Deep Ring.

Darkmoon Ring: Grants two additional attunement slots

Closest Bonfire: Prison Tower

This ring requires rank one with Blade of the Darkmoon. If you are that rank within that covenant, talk to the NPC at the top of the Prison Tower and she will give you the ring. If you haven't activated this bonfire, head to the bottom of the rotating stairs behind Anor Londo. You'll be able to walk across an invisible bridge that takes you to the tower.

Young Dragon Ring: Boosts sorcery damage by 12 percent

Closest Bonfire: Crystal Sage

This requires you to speak to Orbeck. From the Crystal Sage bonfire, head back down the hill and through the crumbling structure. Take a right to hug a narrow walkway and ascend the stairwell. Take a right at the top, and Orbeck will be outside. He won't come back to the Firelink Shrine if you don't have 10 INT. Return two scrolls and buy more than 5 spells from him. Then he'll give you the ring.

Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring: Masks the sound of its wearer

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Follow the same steps to get Orbeck back to the shrine. Buy 15 spells from him and he'll give you the ring.

Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring: Greatly boosts sorceries

Closest Bonfire: Irithyll Dungeon

You'll need the Jailbreaker's Key to get this ring. That key can be found in the upper deck of the Irithyll Dungeon. Head the far side of the upper deck on the left. Open the cell and grab the key from the corpse in the cell. From the bonfire head into the dungeon and run right until you reach a locked gate the requires the jailbreaker key. Jump down the cliffs and pick up the ring.

Great Swamp Ring: Boosts pyromancies

Closest Bonfire: Halfway Fortress

Head down to the swamp from the Halfway Fortress. Find and kill the giant crab to get the ring.

Witch's Ring: Greatly boosts pyromancies

Closest Bonfire: Abandoned Tomb

From the entrance of the room with this bonfire, turn right. The ring is on a corpse just outside the door.

Morne's Ring: Boosts miracles

Closest Bonfire: Road of Sacrificess

Head down the path and run past the first storyteller enemy. Jump off the cliff to the ledge below. Continue under the archway. There is a tree to the right. Head to the tree to see the ledge below. Jump to the ledge and find Morne's Ring below.

Ring of the Sun's First Born: Greatly boosts miracles

Closest bonfire: Pontiff Sulyvahn

Head to the entrance of the cathedral and jump off the ledge straight ahead from the door. The ring will be on the altar below.

Lingering Dragoncrest Ring: Extends length of spell effect

Closest bonfire: Keep Ruins

Head down to the poison swamp from the Keep Ruins. The giant crab is to the left. Kill it to get the ring.

Sage Ring: Shortens spell casting time

Closest Bonfire: Halfway Fortress

Head to the exact opposite end of the entrance of the swamp. It's back and to the left. Find an archway on the swamp level. The Sage Ring is on a corpse in this area.

Dusk Crown Ring: Reduces spell FP consumption, but also lowers HP

Closest bonfire: Profained Capital

Head back to the Irythill Dungeon. The ring is on the first cell on the right in the room with the numerous prison guards circling the pillar.

Leo Ring: Strengthens thrust weapon counter attacks

Closest bonfire: Distane Manor

From the Distant Manor, head up the stairs to the lake. Hug the right wall and take a right to enter the tunnel. At the far end of the tunnel, walk up the stairs into the building. Once you reach the large open room with the black knights, take the first left and go up the stairs. In the upper floor, you'll see three chests. The Leo Ring is in the third chest.

Wolf Ring: Increase poise

Closest bonfire: Old Wolf of Farron

Rank 2 with Watchdogs of Farron is required. Pray to the Wolf of Farron to join the covenant. You'll receive the ring when you reach rank 2.

Hawk Ring: Extends the range of bows

Closest Bonfire: Road of Sacrificesss

Return to the building behind the bonfire. Climb the curved stairs and head up the elevator. Activate the elevator when you reach the top, but don't ride it back down. Take the new elevator up to the next level and slay the giant at the top to receive the ring.

Hornet Ring: Boosts critical attacks

Closest Bonfire: Champion Gundyr

Head out the entrance doors and up the hill toward the dark Firelink Shrine. Before the shrine, take a right and follow the cliff's edge. The Hornet Ring is down the path.

Knight Slayer's Ring: Enemies lose more stamina when guarding attacks

Closest Bonfire: Demon Ruins

Make your way down the stairs to the Demon Ruins. On the far side of the room with the lava lake is a knight named Knight Slayer Tsorig. Defeat the Knight Slayer to get the ring.

Ring of the Evil Eye: Absorb 30 HP from every defeated foe

Complete the Anri Questline.

Farron Ring: Reduces Skill FP consumption by 25 percent

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Speak to Hawkeye after defeating the Abyss Watchers. He will give you the ring.

Dragonscale Ring: Reduces damage from backstabs

Closest bonfire: Oceiros, The Consumed King

Head back to the garden form the Oceiros, The Consumed King bonfire. After you pass the knight, hug the left wall and find an elevator. Ride the elevator briefly before jumping off before it reaches the top. The ring can be found along the walkway.

Horsehoof Ring: Boosts kick effect

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

After getting into the Firelink Tower an NPC — Patches — will try to lock you in the tower. Once you get out, you can find him at the top of the Firelink Shrine. Kill him and take the Horsehoof Ring. If you don't kill him, you can purchase the ring from Patches after he becomes a merchant.

Wood Grain Ring: Slows weapon degradation

Closest bonfire: Pontiff Sulyvahn

This ring requires the eastern ashes. Find the eastern ashes by heading to the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire. Head out the door and up the stairs to the courtyard. Climb the tower at the opposite end of the courtyard. Continue to ascend the rooftop, and jump off a ramp to the ledge below. The ashes can be found on the corpse on the platform. Give the ashes to the Handmaid and then buy the ring.

Magic Clutch Ring: Increases magic attack but compromises damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Pontiff Sulyvahn

Head out the front door of the entrance to the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss fight. Jump of the ledge straight ahead. Take care of the enemies below. Strike the illusory wall on the left and claim the ring.

Lightning Clutch Ring: Increases lightning attack but compromises damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Archdragon Peak

Walk up the stairs, but don't enter the main gate. Instead, turn left and walk around the building. The ring is around the bend.

Fire Clutch Ring: Increases fire attack but compromises damage absorption

Closest bonfire: Undead Settlement

Make your way through the Undead Settlement. Cross the bridge to the right of the pyre with the worshiping NPCs. Keep straight until you see a wooden structure that hangs over a cliff walk the wooden plank and find the ring at the end.

Red Tearstone Ring: Boosts attacks when HP is low

Closest bonfire: Dragonslayer Armour

Walk back to the entrance of the boss encounter and walk into the far left doorway. In that room, walk through the door on the left. The Tearstone Ring is outside.

Blue Tearstone Ring: Increases damage absorption when HP is low

Closest bonfire: Tower on the Wall

You have to free from his cell below the Tower on the Wall bonfire. Head the bottom of that building and find the cell where he resides. Free him and he will be sent to the Firelink Shrine.

Lloyd's Sword Ring: Boosts attacks when HP is full

Closest bonfire: Cleansing Chapel

Head out the door to the left and up the elevator to the location of the giant. The ring can be found at the halfway point of the giant's walkway.

Lloyd's Shield Ring: Boosts damage absorption when HP is full

Closest bonfire: Firelink Shrine

You can purchase this ring from the Shrine Handmaid after you give her the Paladin's Ashes. You can find those near the Cathedral of the Deep bonfire.

Carthus Milkring: Slightly boosts dexterity and obscures rolling

Closest bonfire: Catacombs of Carthus

Take a right in the hallway that has the rolling skeleton ball. Then take a left through the doorway. Follow the hallway until you reach the area with a bunch of jars. Head to the back of that area and pick up the Milkring.

Carthus Bloodring: Boosts rolling invincibility, at the cost of defense

Closest bonfire: Catacombs of Carthus

Follow the same path as the ring above, but take a left in the hallway after the rolling skeleton ball. Fall through the hole in the floor and find the Carthus Bloodring. Watch out for falling blobs.

Pontiff's Right Eye: Boosts attacks, as long as attacking persists

Closest bonfire: Distane Manor

Walk up the stairs and into the lake toward the high, arching bridge. A large NPC will spawn. Kill it to earn the ring.

Silvercat Ring: Prevents damage from falling

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Complete the Sirris questline to earn the Silvercat Ring.

Obscuring Ring: Harder to be detected by enemies

Closest bonfire: Rosaria's Bed Chamber

Speak to Rosaria to receive the ring.

Untrue Dark Ring: Retains human appearance while hollow

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Buy from Yuria in the Shrine.

Ring of Sacrifice: Prevents soul loss at death. Ring breaks after death.

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Buy from Yuria in the Shrine

Untrue White Ring: Take appearance of a phantom

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Buy from Yuria in the Shrine

Reversal Ring: Males can perform female actions and vice versa

Closest bonfire: Anor Londo

Push the lever on the spiral stairs to head back down from Anor Londo. Strike the illusory wall and make your way down the hallway. The ring can be found on the right at the end of the hall.

Skull Ring: Easier to be detected by enemies

Closest Bonfire: Firelink Shrine

Pick up the Skull Ring on Ludleth's throne at the end of the game.

Calamity Ring: Receive double damage

Closest bonfire: Dragon-Kin Mausoleum

Right inside from the bonfire, perform the Path of the Dragon gesture at the altar and receive the ring.