Ringed Knight Spear

126 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
0 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
15 17 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Pike damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Ember (Skill) icon_fp_cost.png 12(-/8)

Ringed Knight Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It was added with The Ringed City DLC.

Black spear wielded by the Ringed Knights.
The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life.

For this reason the gods cast a seal of fire upon these spears, and those who possessed them.

Skill: Ember
Thrust the timeworn spear and watch it restore its ancient brilliance and reignite a short-lived flame, whose dull aftermath will carry on.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be buffed or infused
  • Reinforced using Twinkling Titanite to +5
  • Buff from WA grants +90 AR regardless of upgrade level.
  • Physical Damage scales with Strength and Dexterity:
    • 416 AR at 40/40/10/10
    • 394 Physical / 22 Fire
  • Fire Damage scales (very poorly) with Intelligence and Faith
    • 295 AR at 15/17/40/40
    • 268 Physical / 27 Fire


Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: Down the steps from Shira and to the right before the swamp. On a corpse behind the Ringed Knight.

Moveset and Videos:

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Ringed Knight Spear Upgrade Table



Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? Twinkling Titanite and 1  titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 126 - 12 - - D D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +1 140 - 14 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0  25
Regular +2 150 - 15 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +3 176 - 17 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +4 198 - 19 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +5 220 - 22 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • Anonymous

      17 Feb 2018 20:39  

      That feel when you use WA more than standard attack.
      Ringed Knight weapons are the best weapons imo , M2 hack and slash you are welcome

      • Anonymous

        12 May 2017 02:46  

        For any considering to use this spear, do so because it is (imo) the best out of the spears and pikes, damage especially when buffed by the WA is amazing split damage or not and the weapon art itself absolutely roasts your opponents

        • Anonymous

          10 May 2017 01:32  

          THe WA is really good against parry spammers. I stunlocked this one guy through the entirety of the WA combo because he kept trying to parry the initial jump.

          • 20 Apr 2017 21:21  

            I really like this weapon. I'm not usually a spear user but I can't put this one down, the moveset is great. Its really not "broken" or over powered though, it's a good moveset. Compared to alot of the dlc's other weapons it's kind of balanced.

            • Anonymous

              14 Apr 2017 06:30  

              Just gonna put it out there i invaded and hit a medium armored host with the full weapon art... it did like 1400 damage XD gotta love it

              • Anonymous

                14 Apr 2017 00:18  

                As a fan of polearms of all kinds, this thing is just beautiful. Thank Gwyn for granting us another spear like Partizan that isn't just poke all day every day ammai right?

                fanatic ahead,
                be wary of fire.

                Basics first, on your usual 40/40 STR/DEX quality build the spear has a 1H AR of 415 and 430 in 2H. While a bit of that is Fire it feels plenty considering how flexible the weapon is. Also it IS classified as a "Pike" (easy to tell too from the slower 1H R1s when compared to spears like Partizan) and is notably of similar length as Lothric War Banner.

                Some of its good points
                1: Unique, three-phased weapon art that simultaneously buffs the weapon, bringing the previously mentioned AR values to 505 and 520 respectively. That is STRONG, even if its split-damage. However the buff does make your attacks with notable flame to them cost more stamina so do pay mind to that.

                2: Combo ability, this thing has it.
                R2 > R1, R2 > R2.
                Even the weapon art consistently combos two of its potential three attacks, the third flamewave thrust will not hit unless your opponent happens to panic and ***** up. And if they do? Bye bye HP, was nice knowing you. It does seem like if you miss the initial plunge but hit with the spin-swipe, the third part WILL combo but I haven't 100% confirmed that with a dummy friend.

                3: About the weapon art, again... The aftermath fire buff also alters the moveset, changing both of the jump attacks and the 2H rolling attack into the Halberd class swipes instead. Those jumping swipes with Pike class range to them? Don't know about anyone else, but I looooovvve them.

                The only negative this weapon has is that its damage buff simultaneously raises your stamina costs, but the positives FAR outweigh the singular negative. You could say that the weapon is.... PRETTY HOT. Eyyyyyyyy.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Apr 2017 03:03  

                  Imagine if this had a third R2 after the pillar of fire one that makes the aoe explosion like the knights wielding it.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Apr 2017 04:04  

                    cool weapon art but is it really better than gargoyle flame spear? gargoyle flame spear still seems stronger and has longer reach also faster when using it one handed

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Apr 2017 00:47  

                      I checked through all the spears in my inventory to see if i had this but i couldn't find it. Turns out I did have it, just didn't realize that its classified as a pike, not a spear. I suppose that could be reason enough to edit the label on this page?

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Apr 2017 01:59  

                        i want multiple copies of this weapon T_T wish i could farm them off of spear wielding ringed knights, getting one off a corpse just doesn't cut it, this weapon looks awesome and plays awesome

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Apr 2017 18:36  

                          Just fought against this in PvP. It could trade with my Dragonslayer Greataxe. We were both dead after each doing 3 hits.

                          I like that spears finally got a good one. Range seems really strong though. But then again- it's a spear, it should have reach.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Apr 2017 01:10  

                            I get off the WA R2 R2 almost every time and they are at a quarter health left every time. I pair it with demons scar for more flame fashion and i use sacred flame for turtles. So far 2 grabs of the three. Flame fan for extra fire theme

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Apr 2017 17:21  

                              This weapon is incredibly fun to play with, and it looks gorgeous to boot. A+, would strong attack again.
                              And again.
                              And again.

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