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

    • 20 Apr 2017 15:15  

      I definitely didn't win 35 brawls, at most 20 when this happened. But I managed to get gold all the way up from no rank within about 5-6 hours total. I was doing mostly 4 man brawl, while winning about 2 out of 5 matches.

      • 19 Apr 2017 22:01  

        They need to fix their servers hardcore. I have over 50 or 60 game clips of people ice skating around the arena, as well as attack that don't even have an animation.

        • 16 Apr 2017 00:26  

          I played about 400h PvP only (yeah no joke, its kinda sad :D), won ~3900 out of ~4500 fights and had gold after 2 hours. Now I lost 12 in a row because I only got chinese people with extreme ping (yep 15 in a row, best matchmaking ever /s) and deranked to silver.
          So I think you get capped at 35-40 wins or so, because there is no way I get deranked with 85% win rate (and yeah I tracked every fight-result).

          • 13 Apr 2017 20:58  

            I won well over 35 then lost 2 times in a row and got demoted from gold to silver. I immediately won those 2 back but have been stuck and silver. Ir def is uncertain how it works

            • 12 Apr 2017 12:56  

              if enough time is put into this then anyone could obtain a gold badge, the badge award system should be given to those who have won and have a certain ration of wins/losses

              • 10 Apr 2017 15:03  

                is there a weapon that can shoot out about a 100 moonlight beams per second, freeze the game for your opponents, and reverse their hollowing? because this is what happened in my last 3v3...

                • 06 Apr 2017 04:28  

                  this is bullshit. im still a bronze even though i won literally hundreds of matches. im on a 17 win streak right now and it still hasnt changed. ive been bronze for months. such a garbage system

                  • 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 :(

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