Badges in Dark Souls 3 are icons earned from competing in the Hollow Arena. The Badges will change depending on the honor or rank 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 showed beside the name of the phantom when summoned into another world (Even for co-op or invasions) and can be checked in the right corner of the Undead Match menu in the Firelink Shrine Bonfire after adquiring and burning the Champion's Bones.

The exact arena rank system is currently uncertain.

There are four honor ranks: Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Consecutive losses will lead to a rank demotion. 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 

Bronze duel badge Bronze Honor Duel Badge 

Silver duel Badge Silver Honor Duel Badge 

Gold duel badge Gold Honor Duel Badge 

Brawl/ versus Honor

Iron brawl badge Iron Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge 

Bronze brawl badge Bronze Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge 

silver brawl icon Silver Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge

gold brawl Gold Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge

    • Anonymous

      17 Jan 2018 07:45  

      There's an interesting divide between the 'gold is easy' and the apparently hardstuck here. While my trusty executioner's greatsword led me to gold in about 2 hours, I'm interested in the experiences of others; is it really that common of a thing to be stuck in silver or bronze?

      • Anonymous

        03 Jan 2018 21:40  

        I win often and don't have gold. Many folk wield a lot of stun lock heavy shot or cheap ass weapon art I frame garbage. If you're actually skilled however, you can just ride it out until they make mistakes. I had like 6 draws today no***** because I wouldn't let myself be set up into a great sword sandwich or some rock hammer ***** me in the face bullshit. It's sad to see folk in full havels who are gold, it's like they're trying so hard to grind wins, they forget the actual joy of the duel, the ascetic of honor and having actual fun with it once in awhile instead of trying to catch someone in a black great axe dildo smash. The scum will be scum, and the good will continue to get gud.

        • Anonymous

          03 Jan 2018 05:08  

          It's super fast and meaningless to get gold. I just got it in a single night in like 3 hours of duels, I never even payed attention to it before kind of out of sight out of mind. I think I went like 25-5 or something like that tonight. I figure if you win 2-3 matches for every loss over the course of a few hours is all it takes. I wish it took a few hundred duels.

          • Anonymous

            02 Jan 2018 12:35  

            The reason gold is easy and there is no real reward is because they want to prevent meta casuls from being cheeky for wins and instead focus solely on pvp for the “fun” of it.

            I’m sure we all remember try hards in ds2 arena for the red aura

            • Anonymous

              26 Dec 2017 02:03  

              The only people you get matched up with undead match are disrespectful a**holes, who have no form of respect whatsoever. Your better off looking for fight clubs to have even a remotely good time in PvP.

              • Anonymous

                23 Nov 2017 13:35  

                Now it seems like the Arena is kinda dead. It takes forever to find a duel match. Can't find a single brawl match

                • Anonymous

                  17 Oct 2017 01:58  

                  I like the rank system because you don't get matched against really good opponents from the very beginning. I could feel the difference between Iron/Bronze/Silver/Gold. Though if you win enough you rank up quickly, so there can alway be an exception.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Sep 2017 04:51  

                    I got my gold badges. However, the true PvP are pontiff sulyvan bonfire to a or Londo bonfire runs with dried fingers + get white phantoms what you get is; Nonstop invaders; Aldrich Faithful and Regular invaders. It's an all out war imo.

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Aug 2017 03:27  

                      Wanna hear something funny? I played like a month without realizing of the tiny icon of the badges. When i saw it i was like " damn! My honor is an uggly hollow dude!" so I Tried to bow down to all the morons that healed, disrecpected, and attaked me while saying hello. NOW i read this page and imaabout to commit sudoku: Im actually gold (from almost the beggining...

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Aug 2017 13:05  

                        I was gold. Lost 20 out of 30, down to bronze. Then preceded to lose 5 more... and I'm silver again.

                        Having a very bad day in the arena but was weird to get promoted off a loss streak from hell.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Jul 2017 03:43  

                          They need to add at least 3 badges level! This would result in a lot of movement in the arena, now brawl matches are dying. More badges will also help to show better the players ability, there are some double gold that are real casuls.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Jun 2017 02:04  

                            I got gold and then immediately lost say, 4 rounds in a row (same guy, being a douchebag because i was "knife spamming"). Got demoted to silver. Since my demotion iv easily won about 30 more times, and lost about 10ish. No promotion The badges dont actually mean anything for your pvp skill anyways. The majority of people in duels use VERY cheap builds. Id consider my own build pretty frustrating to fight against, considering my 46% physical defense and super high AR and poise on my crucifix. And yet im taken down by people that turtle behind buffed shields and poke me with rapiers, guys that smash the dodge button against their forehead to quickstep for 6 years before lunging once, pyromancers and casters that do nothing but backtrack and spam spells, and duel ugs users with their edgy armor and overpowered weapon (yes i think its still overpowered. One full combo kills me, and i have 46% physical defense)

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