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Proof of a Concord Kept is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3. 

Proof of a Concord Kept


Blood-drained, shrunken ear. Souvenir taken for subduing the guilty.

The knights called the Blades of the Darkmoon punish the guilt-soaked offenders of the Gods and take this proof of their conquest. The earless corpses of the guilty will be left behind as a warning to others, inspiring both fear and respect for the Gods. Such is the eternal mandate of the Dark Sun.

 

Proof of a Concord Kept Usage

 

Proof of a Concord Kept Locations

  • Reward for defeating invaders when defending a Way of Blue member as a Blue Sentinel or Blade of Darkmoon. The item is given each time an invader is banished rather than when you are sent home, so for farming you may want to keep one invader alive to stay in the world.
  • Rare drop from Silver Knights in Anor Londo and Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • 1 is located on a corpse, in front of the altar at the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • 1 is located on a corpse in Anor Londo by the Clerics on the left hand side stairs.
  • 2 are obtained by using a Proof of a Concord Well Kept, which is rewarded from killing a Red Eye Orb invader that is in Rosaria's Fingers Covenant, but only if the Blue Spirit is in the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant (their sin status is irrelevant).

 

How to farm Proof of a Concord Kept guide

  • Get the Gold Serpent ring (+50 item discovery), or even better if you get Gold Serpent ring +3 version (+125) .
  • Get the Symbol of Avarice. (+100)
  • Get the Crystal Sage Rapier (+50). The weapon needs to be wielded in hand to take effect, you can test this by looking at the item discovery in stats screen. Wielding another Crystal Sage Rapier will boost item discovery even further.
  • Infusing a weapon with a Hollow Gem boosts your luck by up to 5 points depending on your level of hollowing.
  • (Optional) Reallocate attributes at Rosaria into as much luck as possible. Remember to have at least 5 tongues to reallocate back after.
  • Get plenty of Rusty Coins from Patches the Unbreakable or kill him for his ashes.
  • If you use all the items you can get over 375 item discovery (or 445 with a gold coin). 
  • Go to the Anor Londo bonfire and kill the two silver knights on the stairs.
  • The drop rate seems to be roughly 1 in 30 knights (3.33%) with 350 item discovery.
  • Fastest way to get these is to rush a low level character to Anri for the blue sentinels cov item before killing treeboss and not leveling up a weapon much, you'll get nonstop invasions. (Blue covenants are currently broken for some people as of May 2016 so this is not true).
  • After experimenting with improving the speed of the farming run, it seems that an INT build (43 + sage ring) and Crystal Soul Spear is the quickest way to do this.  Set ATT to about 30 so you can cast 4 CSS - two for each knight. The stagger of CSS allows you to stop their charge.  A crystal straight sword of some kind will allow you to dispatch the knights if they block a CSS with their shield. A full run with bonfire reset should take 35-40 seconds for the two knights in the stair at Anor Londo bonfire.
  • The farming run can be further improved by one-hitting the knights with Crystal Soul Spear (and Hidden Body - so that they do not raise their shields). To be able to one-hit the knight, you need: 60 INT, +9 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Magic clutch ring, Young Dragon Ring, and Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring. Note that the staff does not need to be fully upgraded so that, if you decide to re-spec just for the sake of farming, you do not need to waste a Titanite Slab. Make sure you have enough ATT to complete the run. To one-hit the knight: cast Hidden Body, use Rusted coin, cast Steady Chant, then CSS away. Kill two knights, then run back to bonfire to reset. You should be able to complete another cycle before the effect of the Rusted coin finishes, netting you 4 kills/minute.
  • It is more beneficial to farm the 2 knights at the top of the stairs than all 3, as with 2, you should be able to average roughly 3.3 knights/min whereas with 3 it is closer to 2.8 or 2.9. 

 

Notes

 

Trivia

  • This item makes a return from Dark Souls 1, however, the name was different in that game (being called the Souvenir of Reprisal) and is a brighter hue of blue.



    • 25 May 2017 11:34  

      So I'm sure most know about this by now but... If you're farming for these, in addition to obviously wearing/using all item discovery stuff (Symbol of Avarice, Gold Serpent Ring (+3 preferably), rusted coins, crystal rapier etc., there's a few things that'll help. First off, PLAY OFFLINE, this will significantly increase the drop rate. Second, quit the game to the main menu and reload every time you've received a concord. I was playing online without doing this and got 3 concords in about an hour, after using these strategies I got the remaining 27 in just under 3 hours. Again, I'm sure most know about this by now but still...

      • 17 May 2017 06:25  

        So its unknown why does an Aldrich Faithful member drop a Proof of Concord Well Kept when killed by a Blade of the Darkmoon? Really? Is that really a big mystery? This is the one time the lore actually gives you a straight answer.

        • 12 May 2017 12:49  

          IMO I don't think increasing luck will make silver knights drop more proofs. I tested this in different characters. My item discovery was below 200 on one character and above 400 on another character. Didn't notice any difference in proof kept drop rate. The high luck will guarantee more drops of other items (like titanate or knight equipment's) but not the proof.

          • 03 May 2017 11:48  

            I started the Silver Knight grind with 3 proofs already and a little under 500k souls.
            With Symbol of Avarice, Crystal Sage Rapier, Silver Serpent Ring +3, Gold Serpent Ring +3, Shield of Want and 35 Luck (no coins used) I had exactly 400 item find and received aprox 6k souls per kill.
            I ended the grind at just under 4mil souls so I killed aprox 583 Silver Knights inorder to get 27 proofs which gives a drop rate of 4.6%
            And just for extra info; the shield had a 6% drop rate for me, the helm a 12.3%, the chest piece an 8.2%, the hands a 9.6% and the legs an 8.2% rate

            • 27 Apr 2017 20:39  

              So after hours of slowly dying inside, farming the knights at anor londo, I've found that quitting to the main menu and coming back seemed to drastically increase the drop rate. It went from one proof of a concord kept every 30 runs or so to one every other run. Not sure if it's a coincidence, but hopefully it helps.

              • 26 Apr 2017 08:55  

                So i have a theory of why aldrich faithful sometimes drop the well kepts, it says on the item screen that if you have layered ears is because you are a great offender of the gods, aldrich has eaten the gods and aldrich faithful protect him... so i think it's enough reason.

                • 18 Apr 2017 22:16  

                  A lot of comments and suggestions on how to effectively kill the 2 knights on the stairs ... Is good and all, but, tbh it's really really really easy to obliterate the two in 20-30 seconds with good gear. The one and only issue is the horrendous drop rate. And From does not want people to use CheatEngine ....

                  • 16 Apr 2017 20:26  

                    For anyone who is having trouble farming them, just use your strongest weapon. There is a almost-fixed pattern when the Silver Knights aggro to you, once the first one (the SK Spear one), he will ALMOST ALWAYS open with his Lightning-charged lunging thrust (which is incredibly easy to dodge even by walk-stepping to the side while using a Rusted Coin or estus). So as soon as you see him lightning-charge his weapon just strafe around and backstab him and set up a held two-handed strong attack with your weapon as he starts to stand back up or use a weapon skill (if viable, I use Wolf Knight's GS' Weapon Skill after backstabbing him). It is essential though that the first knight is dealt with quickly as the Straight Sword Silver Knight will approach shortly after, opening with his lightning-charge slam attack. Simply do the same thing as before, you can just strafe around during his attack and backstab him (just watch his movements and keep sticking to his back if he continues moving after slamming his sword down and just backstab him once he stops setting up the slam). Alternatively, Getting 27 STR (or 22 with Knight's Ring on) and two-handing the Dragonslayer Greataxe will just kill each silver knight in one-hit with its Weapon Skill, making it an useful weapon for farming these items.

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