Leo Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.

Leo Ring

Ring associated with Dragon Slayer Ornstein, one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Strengthens thrust weapon counter attacks.

Ornstein was the first knight of the sun's eldest born, and his cross spear is said to have pierced scales made of stone.


Leo Ring Effect

  • Strengthens thrust weapon counter attacks by 15%. This does not increase backstabs or ripostes.
  • A counter hit occurs when hitting an opponent with a thrust attack while they are in the middle of their attack animation, which often leads to trading blows.
  • A counter hit deals 30% more damage than a normal hit, from the same attack. The Leo Ring further increases this by 15%, which ends up at a total of 49.5% more damage than a non counter hit.
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Where to Find Leo Ring

  • Looted from a chest in Irithyll of the Boreal valley. It's on the second floor of the room with all the Silver Knights, just past the watery area where all the Sewer Centipedes are. (Video fextralife video starting at 1h 54m 55s) (video location) 



  • Thrust weapons actually means any weapon with an attack that deals thrust damage, for example a one handed katana running attack or a straight sword charged attack, but only the attacks that deals thrust damage will benefit from the ring. Some weapons also has thrust damage for all attacks, without any pokes or thrusting attacks.
  • Non poke weapons with only thrust damage: Pickaxe, Warpick, Heysel Pick, Lucerne, Immolation Tinder.
  • A demonstration of counter hits can be found in this video: .



  • The Leo Ring originally appeared in the first Dark Souls, alongside the Wolf, Hornet, and Hawk Ring. Each meant to represent the animal motifs of the 4 Knights of Gwyn: Dragonslayer Ornstein, Artorias the Abysswalker, Lord's Blade Ciaran and Hawkeye Gough respectively.
  • In the original Dark Souls, Dragonslayer Ornstein, the owner of the Leo Ring, was fought in tandem alongside Exectioner Smough. The ring would only drop from Ornstein should the player defeat Smough first, then Ornstein in order. The ring was likely included as an additional reward due to the second phase of the fight with Ornstein being near unanimously considered the more difficult of the two paths. Where defeating Ornstein first endowes Smough with Ornstein's lightning damage and little else, Ornstein inherit's Smough's mass, and with it, incredible range and a wider array of moves.
  • The Leo Ring was the only one of the 4 return in it's sequel, Dark Souls 2 (along with the Hawk Ring) as The Old Leo Ring, dropped by the Old Dragonslayer boss. Curiously, the icon for The Old Leo ring is noticeably worn in in comparison to the Dark Souls 3 variant, possessing visible nicks, cracks and having lost it's brass luster, despite chronologically preceding it. The reason for this discrepency is yet unknown.



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    • Anonymous

      18 Jan 2018 03:12  

      Leo Ring is great for spears, pikes, and the likes (obviously).

      The Leo Ring is also good for greatswords and ultra greatswords with trading thrusting attacks like the
      Hollowslayer Greatsword 2H R2,
      Cathedral Knight Greatsword 2H R2,
      Black Knight Greatsword 1H R2,
      and the Lothric Knight Greatsword 2H R2.

      You'll trade with the opponent, which will most times result in you and the opponent hitting each other mid-animation, therefore meeting the time frame for Leo Ring activation.

      • Anonymous

        Leo Ring [DKS3 Wiki]28 Dec 2017 08:36  

        Just an interesting thing I was playing with. I'm no PVP player, but I found a nice combo that I am hoping one of you PVP guys can investigate. I'm using a +4 Parrying dagger in my main hand, and an offhand shield that allows use of weapon skill, so I'm that the shield allows me to parry with L2 at no FP cost. The damage seems good, I'm tearing up Lothric Knights with one shot parry's, and I can still repost on a partial parry or so it seems, I got a partial on one of those Yrithil dancer knights and still reposted. Any feedback would be great. Thanks y'all PVP commenters very welcome.

        • Anonymous

          20 Jun 2017 02:10  

          If Dark Souls II was in the future and not the past. It might just make the fanservice rabidness and the garbage that is Dark Souls III make sense. I like that theory, too bad it isn't true.

          • Anonymous

            Leo Ring [DKS3 Wiki]12 Jun 2017 10:16  

            Wrong. The true trilogy is Dark Souls > Dark Souls III > Bloodborne. Dark Souls II isn't good enough to be counted among them.

            • Anonymous

              12 Jun 2017 09:12  

              Yep, DkS2 is the Sequel to both DkS1&3. Old Leo Ring and Leo Ring are different. It's the sequel because it just makes sense, and then the next sequel after is of course, Demon's Souls. Get Rekt.

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2017 18:37  

                from light testing it seems that bows do work with this. it was very light testing yet I think I was able to isolate it to be the only factor to adding damage

                • 08 Jan 2017 23:03  

                  So, are counterattack frames exclusive to players/NPC, or do all enemies have them? For example, if I use a spear R1 while a hollow/basilisk/lothric knight/any other enemy is in the middle of an attack animation, will it do extra damage?

                  • 01 Jan 2017 17:52  

                    So, does this ring boost counter attack damage from Bows? The arrows do thrust right? Or piercing? I'm pretty confused. If someone could give me some insight on this that'd be great, thanks in advance.

                    • Anonymous

                      Leo Ring [DKS3 Wiki]24 Nov 2016 14:09  

                      It seems that it increases physicall damage. Only in Dk2 it increased elemental damage

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Oct 2016 18:51  

                        The Onyx Blade...does the counter damage effect the overall damage or just the physical damage if I used the thrust attack with leo ring with the Onyx Blade?

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Oct 2016 18:32  

                          Spears! What about the benefits using spears while equipped with the Leo Ring?? I am doing an all spears/pike build. I am wondering if this will be beneficial to me once I encounter it. Seems legit enough, right?

                          • Anonymous

                            Fugs05 Oct 2016 23:30  

                            I was planning to use with FUGS with roll and heavy attacks but the sword only says strike damage. Does anyone know if it works of not? Since the ring only buffs thrust.

                            • Anonymous

                              Non-Physical damage22 Aug 2016 23:28  

                              "In Dark Souls 1, only the physical damage portion ..."Does this imply that in Dark Souls 3, non-physical damage got a possible boost by Leo rings now?

                              • Anonymous

                                Hmm09 Aug 2016 09:15  

                                This should've affected backstabs and riposte as well. Along with the Hornet's ring, parries damage would've increased tremendously.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Explaning the "wear" on the DS2 counterpart of the ring...05 Aug 2016 13:01  

                                  That's because the timeline looks like it is DS1 -> DS3 -> DS2. I can write pages about why this makes the most sense. Anyone care to comment?

                                  • Thrust abortion penalty has been nerfed.14 Jul 2016 06:07  

                                    It has been decreased to 30%(-30) from 40%(-40).So the new dmg will be 1.3 (Normal) and 1.495 (w/ Leo Ring).Already tested on 3 toons, shouldn't be wrong.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Useless ring?09 Jul 2016 05:49  

                                      Hello I would like to add that thrust absorb drops whenever you attack basically making no real reason to use the ring (unless you want a little damage) try attacking and quickly open your defence stats you'll notice thrust get cut down.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Bows too?19 Jun 2016 16:34  

                                        In dark souls 1 the Bows were also included at thrust damage. Is it the same in dark souls 3? Can they benefit from the Leo ring is my main question?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This information is wrong08 Jun 2016 14:41  

                                          Totally wrong about only thrust attacks seeing the buff, rolling attack on astora greatsword gets the buff and is in no way a thrust attack.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            broken!25 May 2016 23:18  

                                            they should remove this is wrong with fromsoft? they make same mistakes over and over again.

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