Dark Souls 2 - rings, locations, upgrades

We've got a list of every single ring available in Dark Souls 2, what each one's special effects are, and where you need to go to get them.

If you're struggling to track down a particular ring in Dark Souls 2, take a look through our comprehensive list of every ring available in the game.

Ring guide

RingWeightEffectLocation
Abyss Seal 0.2 Hex Power +20% / -30 HP per cast Pilgrims of Dark
Ancient Dragon Seal 0.2 +50 HP from Estus Flasks Dragon Remnants
Ash Knuckle Ring 0.8 Petrification Resistance +40% Grave of Saints
Bell Keeper's Seal 0.2 Summons you to one of two bell towers Bell Keepers
Bloodbite Ring 0.5 Bleeding Resistance +15% Cromwell the Pardoner / Way of Blue
Blue Seal 0.2 Max HP +3% Way of Blue
Blue Tearstone Ring 1.0 Defense +35% when HP below 30% Belfry Luna / Way of Blue
Bracing Knuckle Ring 0.5 Weapon/Armour/Ring Degradation -20% Lost Bastille
Bracing Knuckle Ring +1 0.8 Weapon/Armour/Ring Degradation -25% Chancellor Wellager
Bracing Knuckle Ring +2 1.0 Weapon/Armour/Ring Degradation -45% Undead Crypt
Chloranthy Ring 0.2 Stamina recovery +3.5% Forest of Fallen Giants
Chloranthy Ring +1 0.5 Stamina recovery +5.5% Shaded Woods
Chloranthy Ring +2 0.8 Stamina recovery +8.5% Executioner's Chariot (New Game Plus)
Clear Bluestone Ring 0.2 Spell Casting Time -20% Carhillion of the Fold
Clear Bluestone Ring +1 0.5 Spell Casting Time -35% Shaded Woods
Clear Bluestone Ring +2 0.8 Spell Casting Time -55% Skeleton Lords (New Game Plus)
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring 1.0 Item Discovery +50% Iron Keep
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +1 1.2 Item Discovery +75% Magerold of Lanafir
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +2 1.5 Item Discovery +100% Belfry Gargoyle (New Game Plus)
Covetous Silver Serpent Ring 1.0 Dropped Souls +10% Lost Bastille
Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +1 1.2 Dropped Souls +20% Merchant Hag Melentia
Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +2 1.5 Dropped Souls +30% Mytha The Baneful Queen (New Game Plus
Crest of Blood 0.2 Bleed Attack +50 Brotherhood of Blood
Crest of the Rat 0.2 Poison Damage +50 Rat King
Cursebite Ring 0.8 Curse Resistance +400 Cromwell the Pardoner / Magerold of Lanafir
Dark Quartz Ring 0.2 Dark Defense +50 Rosabeth of Melfia
Dark Quartz Ring +1 0.5 Dark Defense +75 Duke Tseldora
Dark Quartz Ring +2 0.8 Dark Defense +100 Leydia Witch
Delicate String 0.2 Increased Invasion chance Titchy Gren
Dispelling Ring 1.0 Magic / Lightning / Fire / Dark Defense +60 Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
First Dragon Ring 1.0 "HP +3% / Stamina +5% / Max Load +5%" Company of Champions (2nd Rank)
Flame Quartz Ring 0.2 Fire Defense +50 Rosabeth of Melfia
Flame Quartz Ring +1 0.5 Fire Defense +75 Forest of Fallen Giants
Flame Quartz Ring +2 0.8 Fire Defense +100 Guardian Dragon
Gower's Ring of Protection 1.0 Spawns Hollow that absorbs damage from rear Shaded Woods (New Game Plus)
Guardian's Seal 0.2 Summons you to different worlds Blue Sentinels
Hawk Ring 0.2 Arrow Range +7.55% Forest of Fallen Giants
Illusory Ring of a Conqueror 0.2 Invisible left-hand weapon Complete game without dying
Illusory Ring of the Exalted 0.2 Invisible right-hand weapon Complete game without using bonfires
King's Ring 0.2 Opens King's Gates / Fire Damage +5 Undead Crypt
Life Ring 0.2 Maximum HP +5% Forest of Fallen Giants / Starting Gift
Life Ring +1 0.5 Maximum HP +7.5% Iron Keep
Life Ring +2 0.8 Maximum HP +12.5% Shrine of Amana
Lingering Dragoncrest Ring 0.2 Spell Duration +15% Straid of Olaphis
Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +1 0.5 Spell Duration +25% Desert Sorceress
Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2 0.8 Spell Duration +35% Dark Spirits
Name-Engraved Ring 0.2 Easier connection to other players with same god Sweet Shalquoir
Northern Ritual Band 0.5 Spell Use +10%/HP -20% Sinner's Rise
Northern Ritual Band +1 0.8 Spell Use +20%/HP -25% Carhillion of the Fold
Northern Ritual Band +2 1.0 Spell Use +30%/HP -50% Aldia's Keep / Shaded Woods
Old Leo Ring 0.5 Thrust Weapon Counter-Attack +12.5% Old Dragonslayer
Old Sun Ring 3.0 Chance to create explosion as damage is taken Shaded Woods
Poisonbite Ring 0.5 Poision Resistance +15% Earthen Peak / Harvest Valley / Cromwell the Pardoner
Red Tearstone Ring 1.5 Attack +20% when HP below 30% Aldia's Keep / Shaded Woods
Redeye Ring 0.2 Increased detection by enemies Sweet Shalquoir
Ring of Binding 0.2 Hollowing HP Reduction -25% Cathedral of Blue
Ring of Blades 1.0 Physical Attack +20 The Pursuer
Ring of Blades +1 1.5 Physical Attack +35 The Pursuer (After Smelter Demon kill)
Ring of Blades +2 2.0 Physical Attack +50 Drangleic Castle Pursuers
Ring of Giants 2.0 Poise +10 Lonesome Galvan
Ring of Giants +1 3.0 Poise +20 Black Gulch
Ring of Giants +2 5.0 Poise +30 Giant Lord (New Game Plus)
Ring of Knowledge 0.5 Intelligence +5 Straid of Olaphis
Ring of Life Protection 1.0 Removes Souls + Hollow Death Penalty No-Man's Wharf / Shaded Woods / Felkin the Outcast
Ring of Prayer 0.5 Faith +5 Licia of Lindelt
Ring of Resistance 0.8 Poison / Bleed / Curse / Petrify Resist +12% Cromwell the Pardoner
Ring of Restoration 1.0 +3 HP every 1.5 seconds Forest of Fallen Giants
Ring of Soul Protection 1.0 Petrification Immunity / Removes Souls + Hollow Death Penalty The Gutter / Vengarl of Forossa
Ring of Steel Protection 1.0 Physical Defense +50 Crestfallen Saulden
Ring of Steel Protection +1 1.5 Physical Defense +75 Lucatiel of Mirrah
Ring of Steel Protection +2 2.0 Physical Defense +100 Looking Glass Knight (New Game Plus)
Ring of the Dead 0.2 Retain human appearance when Hollow Imprisoned Milfanito / Grave Warden Agdayne
Ring of the Evil Eye 1.0 +30 HP from defeated enemies Sweet Shalquoir
Ring of the Evil Eye +1 1.2 +50 HP from defeated enemies Dragon Aerie (The Pit)
Ring of the Evil Eye +2 1.5 +80 HP from defeated enemies Throne Defender / Watcher (New Game Plus)
Ring of Thorns 0.5 30% chance of counter-attack when damaged Mild Mannered Pate
Ring of Thorns +1 0.8 50% chance of counter-attack when damaged Grave Warden Agdayne
Ring of Thorns +2 1.0 70% chance of counter-attack when damaged 1000 Invasion victories
Ring of Whispers 0.5 Creates sound near enemies Sweet Shalquoir
Royal Soldier's Ring 0.2 Maximum load +10% No-Man's Wharf
Royal Soldier's Ring +1 0.5 Maximum load +15% Drangleic Castle
Royal Soldier's Ring +2 0.8 Maximum load +20% Velstadt, The Royal Aegis (New Game Plus)
Second Dragon Ring 0.8 "HP +5% / Stamina +10% / Max Load +10%" Manscorpion Tark
Silvercat Ring 0.2 Fall damage reduced Sweet Shalquoir
Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring 0.2 Silent movement Rat King
Southern Ritual Band 1.0 Attunement Slots +1 Belfry Luna
Southern Ritual Band +1 1.2 Attunement Slots +2 Brightstone Cove Tseldora
Southern Ritual Band +2 1.5 Attunement Slots +3 Scorpioness Najka (New Game Plus)
Spell Quartz Ring 0.2 Magic Defense +50 Carhillion of the Fold
Spell Quartz Ring +1 0.5 Magic Defense +75 Earthen Peak
Spell Quartz Ring +2 0.8 Magic Defense +100 King's Passage
Stone Ring 1.5 Poise Damage +10 Things Betwixt
Sun Seal 0.2 Miracle Strength +5% Heirs to the Sun
Third Dragon Ring 1 "HP +7.5% / Stamina +12.5% / Max Load +12.5%" Dragon Shrine
Thunder Quartz Ring 0.2 Lightning Defense +50 Rosabeth of Melfia
Thunder Quartz Ring +1 0.5 Lightning Defense +75 Iron Keep
Thunder Quartz Ring +2 0.8 Lightning Defense +100 Royal Sorcerer Navlaan
Vanquisher's Seal 0.2 Increases Bare-Handed Damage Company of Champions
White Ring 1.0 Appear as a white phantom Dyna & Tillo

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