Leo Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.
- Strengthens thrust weapon counter attacks by 15%. This does not increase backstabs or ripostes.
- A counter hit occurs when hitting an opponent 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.
- All weapons can inflict counter hits, even throwing weapons, but only attacks that deals thrust damage will benefit from wearing the ring.
- Weight: 0.5
- 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 insect-like creatures 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.
- In Dark Souls 1, only the physical damage portion of a weapon would inflict counter damage. (needs investigation)
- As it may not be clear for everyone, this ring DOES NOT increases ripostes and backstabs, even if you have a thrust weapon. See Hornet Ring if it is what you're looking for.
- Search YouTube for "Dark Souls 3 Leo Ring Counter" to see some examples, if you are unsure of what counter attacks are, or the benefit of using this ring.
- 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, Lordsblade Ciaran and Hawkeye Gough respectively.
- In the original Dark Souls, Dragonslayer Ornstein, the owner of the Leo Ring, was fought in tandem alongside The 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.