Badges in Dark Souls 3 are icons that players earn from competing in the Hollow Arena. The Badge will change depending on the honor or rank that the player have achieved in the arena. There are 2 different badges, Duel Honor for the 1v1 duels and Brawl/Co-op Match Honor for the Brawls and Co-op matches.

The Badges will be show besides the name of the phantom when summoned into another world (Even for co-op or invasions) and can be seen in the right corner of the Undead Match menu in the Firelink Shrine Bonfire after adquiring and burning the Champion's Bones.

The arena rank system is currently uncertain, because some players have reported been promoted with less wins, or been demoted with just a few losses. Further testing needed.

Currently, there are four know honor ranks: Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Test have shown that you need 5 wins for the Iron Honor Badge, and then 10 wins for every rank after. Consecutive losses will lead to a rank demotion. Your victories are counted as postives and your losses as negatives. If you are at a Gold rank with 35 kills and then lose the next 10, it will drop your wins down to 25, subsequently demoting you from your Gold Rank to Silver. If you are demoted, you can still regain your previous rank by winning the required number of matches to ascertain the next rank. Of course, any losses in the time in which you are attepting to rank up will increase the total number of matches needed to rank up.


Duel Honor

Iron duel badge  Iron Honor Duel Badge - 5~ Wins

Bronze duel badge Bronze Honor Duel Badge - 15~ Wins

Silver duel Badge Silver Honor Duel Badge - 25~ Wins

Gold duel badge Gold Honor Duel Badge - 35~ Wins

Brawl/ versus Honor

Iron brawl badge Iron Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge - 5~ Wins

Bronze brawl badge Bronze Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge - 15~ Wins

silver brawl icon Silver Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge - 25~ Wins

gold brawl Gold Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge - 35~ wins

    • 23 Feb 2017 22:13  

      While I agree that getting gold can be easy, I feel this only true for experienced fighters and the fortunate. I say this based on my own experience getting gold. Iron an copper came easy enough with only occasional losses. From copper and on, I fought players who were noticeably more skilled and not just being cheap. Furthermore, I found myself often pitted against players wth higher honer than I. I had more frequent losses after I had copper, but was still banking the wins needed to rank up. What I gather from my experience is two things. First: duel honor may influence whom you are MOST likely to duel. Second: all the gold medal means is you can hold your own in a fight. I actually like this, though. It serves as a modest show of your skill and/or your shystieness in battle. Concidering how easy it can be to rank up if you fight like an asshole, I do not think honors deserve a stat-altering weapon or armour as a reward, but vanity items like gestures, carvings, or goofy re-usables would have been nice. That said, I think the medals are cool, they are a safe reward for the skilled and shysters and they tell invaiders you've killed some people in your time. Those are my thoughts on the matter. I hope I've at least given you something to concider or compare your own experiences against. We will shed light upon this matter, yet.

      • 18 Feb 2017 17:39  

        didnt bother with arena in ds2 and never got all the items from that covenant. and now that ive done dark souls 3 arena up to gold, there is no rewards :(

        • 01 Feb 2017 08:58  

          So I just tested this on a brand new character. I played 2 duels and won both - nothing happened (one silver, one gold). I took a break and played next day earning 11 consecutive wins. 2 of the players were gold, 5 were iron, 3 were silver and 1 bronze. My rank did not update. After that I lost to a gold rank player and got promoted to iron. Played 3 more games in which I won against gold twice and lost to a silver once which in turn promoted me to bronze.

          I can't see a pattern here to be perfectly honest, maybe someone can compare this to his own results. I know ranking up when you lose is a thing because my friend also had that happen to him. Only thing I can think of is that when you're on a streak your rank doesn't update or the rank is updated with a minimum time interval.

          • 27 Dec 2016 04:55  

            I believe it has something to do with consecutive victories / beating higher rank opponents. I didn't notice if I had an Iron badge or not, but I jumped to Bronze like reeeeally quick a couple of days ago despite having a terrible winratio (was only learning the game). Yesterday I won like 3 or 4 matches and lost 1 or something, got promoted to Silver (I played a bit after getting Bronze too, didn't have much success). Got Gold today with a 60%+ winratio having won more than 6 in a row, I believe.

            HOWEVER, I got promoted to Bronze with a really terrible winratio, probably 5 won out of 20, probably even 30.

            • 23 Dec 2016 10:30  

              Pretty stupid mistake but i fought a ton of matches trying to rank up to silver and despite my wins i didnt get promoted. Upon studying the badges on this site i discovered my bronze badge was actually gold :/ It has a red tinge on my display.

              • 22 Dec 2016 09:47  

                This definitely isn't too accurate. I was just at a bronze rank and lost 4 matches in a row. Then I win 1 match and get ranked up to Silver... Wish someone knew how it truly worked cause I would definitely like to know the fastest way to reach gold.

                • 20 Dec 2016 09:27  

                  So many people complaining about hackers and cheaters. This holds false where consoles are concerned.
                  There is the ridiculous "let's give some weapons ridiculous phantom range, but not others" meta, but very little actual cheating.

                  • 10 Dec 2016 23:22  

                    99.5% of my fights are hacker free. Lag can be compensated for but, it's lag, so yeah, everybody hates it. After I receive a lag hit once, I can adapt and usually keep the fight competitive but when there are str stunlock combos that are initiated with hyper armour, that essentially one shot me... I'm not a fan.

                    • 10 Dec 2016 18:51  

                      I've just recently given PvP a try out in this arena since I was actually kinda hoping due to the fast connections the lag wouldn't be so bad and the matches actually fun but if theres anything I hate about the arena its the disapointment of horrible lag, cheaters, laggers, and some hackers. Not only that but the amount of Str builds sicken me with their unbreakable forms of attacks and their insane reach from a mile away. I've had better connections with people in irithyll that were actually viable but this arena doesn't take the time to load in for a good connection. I wish ranks could be a bit different since 35 wins seems to small but then again with all the cheaters I've met it doesn't even seem worth it. It's like noone actually plays fair online anymore for people looking for a good match that feels rewarding. then you got cowards who sit back and hit and run whenever they can so its impossible to hit them. Doesn't matter anymore but I think irithyll had a better system of dueling than the arena or maybe just from needs to fix their connections to be better like DS2 had. I could only imagine how much greater PvP could've been if B-team worked on PvP and A-team on PvE. thanks for reading this long message

                      • 09 Dec 2016 04:51  

                        I love pvp but the fact that I lose some matches because I'm swinging at someone on my screen that isnt ther and in reality they are actually behind me ready to backstab me cuz of the lag, just pisses me off

                        • 08 Dec 2016 06:54  

                          The fact that you can lose badge ranking with loses is rediculous. There are hackers, gankers, laggers, and cheaters everywhere in the matches. It won't be fair to people playing fairly to lose rank because they keep getting pitted against players who aren't playing fair.

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