Hornet Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.

Hornet Ring

Ring associated with the Lord's Blade Ciaran, one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Boosts critical attacks.

The masked Ciaran was the only woman to serve in Gwyn's Four Knights, and her curved sword granted a swift death to any and all enemies of the throne.


Hornet Ring Effect

  • Increases critical damage (backstabs and ripostes).
  • The % of critical damage increased now depends on infusion, weapon upgrade level, wether you back stab or riposte, and the weapon itself.
  • Weight: 1.1



Where to Find Hornet Ring

  • Found at Dark Firelink Shrine after Champion Gundyr in the Untended Graves. Keep right as you move up, the pathway is about level with the entrance to the Shrine. It is guarded by a Black Knight.
  • Only appear after Abyss Watchers have been defeated.




  • You must defeat the Abyss Watchers for the ring to appear.
  • On enemy players or NPC invaders this ring changes the riposte animation to 2-3 hits instead of just one, the overall damage increase seems to be higher than 30% in that case, needs confirmation.




  • The ring is found in front of a tombstone with a Farron Greatsword leaning against it. The same location where Hawkwood is praying, and later where his shield can be found, in Firelink Shrine.



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    • Anonymous

      25 Oct 2017 18:16  

      dont yea hate it when you demoshishing your opponet skillfuly and not takeing a single hit WITH IRON FLESH ON. but he gets a lucky parry on one attack and insta kills you.
      even the idea of this thing is stupid "lets make a massively damageing attack... even more damaging" this ring needs to be removed.
      oh and i hade 25% absorbion all around (46% with iron flesh) and 35 vigor. so dont think i have low heath

      • Anonymous

        14 Aug 2017 20:58  

        For some reason the ring isn't spawning for me, even though I killed the Abyss Watchers. I guess if you quit out of the game near it it doesn't come back??? Also I am at the place after CHAMPION Gundyr

        • Anonymous

          11 Aug 2017 22:45  

          I think the ring has been nerfed as 3 hit crit after parry no longer happens with any and all weapons. It now just does 2 through the dmg is higher , however it no longer kills with insane dmg on that old 3rd hit. I tested in pvp pve, every weapon type. No 3 hit. Confirmed?

          • Anonymous

            11 Aug 2017 00:43  

            I think the game is full of ways for people to bash certain strategies, I never parry, but if you can't find a way around someone who just spams parry, your an idiot, just delay your heavy, kick, jump attack, have the pyromancer flame and combustion their face, it's not hard

            • Anonymous

              27 Jun 2017 18:34  

              All these comments are definitive reason that parrying should just be taken out of the game entirely. Or at least, limited to only being used in the pvp arena you can unlock after beating the Champion Gravetender. But then, considering the traffic in the area after Pontiff Sulyvahn, nobody really uses that. Most likely since most if not all of the people actually interested in pvp are just assholes who play the game just to ***** with people. And they won't use the arena because then they wouldn't have enemies to hide behind. And that's not even counting the laggers and hackers. I say FS should have invasions and coop not tied together anymore, and actually be able to play the game with friends and not worry about douchebags, but we might enjoy the game then. We can't have that, can we?

              • Anonymous

                25 Jun 2017 04:07  

                Spent 5 minutes looking for it at the shrine.

                How was I supposed to know they meant the /other/ Firelink Shrine?

                • Anonymous

                  13 May 2017 01:03  

                  since the riposte animation gets changed to 3 hits for most weapons does this mean each hit gets reduced by flat armor defense 3 times?

                  • Anonymous

                    03 May 2017 21:33  

                    feels good 1 shotting the host at 90% hp with his 5 or 6 phantoms watching helplessly as i land that crushing 3rd attack with my yhorms

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Apr 2017 17:57  

                      Attacking an invader that spams parry whist chugging through estus upon failing to finally instant kill you when it works. Very honorable battle.

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Apr 2017 09:15  

                        If people are spamming parry, try using jumping heavy attacks, they can't be parried, neither can 2 handed attacks with Ultra Greatswords, Greathammers and Great Axes.

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Jan 2017 18:30  

                          Parrying and backstabbing still requires skill, I'm really bad at it myself. They shouldn't change the ring, they should make more attacks unparryable.

                          • Anonymous

                            Hornet ring changed?06 Sep 2016 06:27  

                            Been farming silver knights and noticed that I only get a damage boost when I back stab them before they finish an attack, and the timing seems to be fairly strict. Anyone notice this? Using carrhus curved sword refined and sunlight straight sword to test.

                            • I don't know what I expected06 Aug 2016 04:03  

                              Knew this would be just as obnoxious as it was in DS1. 3 hits in the game with the easiest parries? That's so free lmao. Not to mention the good ol' lagstabs. Wouldn't be a Souls game if I didn't teleport at least once per invasion.

                              • Anonymous


                                Didn't even realize the update till I was invaded several times by these noobs who get lucky parry's off from spamming it. I've been winnin dang near all the time now. I have the average level cap of health(20 health) and wear medium armor set. I survived all the lucky parry spam attacks and then proceeded to finish them off. LOL I had a little over a 30% health left. They all freaked out when I didn't die and went back to their worlds or ran away. Some put away their castus/claw and actually tried to fight. Finished them off easy. Few of them sent me messages calling me a hacker lol. ALL YOU PARRY NOOBS GONNA HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO FIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! COME AT ME BROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE SLOW!!!!!

                                • More tests01 Jul 2016 23:33  

                                  Used a regular, unupgraded long sword (60 str, 60 dex) against hollows before firelink (so mine were PvE tests):<br/><br/>Backstabs did 335 regular and 435 with the Hornet Ring equipped. (~30% increase (more precise: 29,85%))<br/>Ripostes after a parry did 444 regular and 578 with the Hornet Ring equipped. (~30% increase (more precise: 30,18%))<br/><br/>So in PvE (against non-human enemies), Hornet Ring seems to be the same as before, giving the same 30% critical damage increase.

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