Ringed Knight Straight Sword

120 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 4.5
Requirements & Bonus
17 15 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Swords damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Ember (Skill) icon_fp_cost.png -(7/10)

Ringed Knight Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

Straight sword 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 swords, and those who possessed them.

Skill: Ember
Stand ready with the timeworn blade as it restores its ancient brilliance and reignites a short-lived flame. From this stance transition to normal or strong attack.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Weapon art is parryable.
  • Walking speed when holding skill button. Stamina regen is slow while skill button is depressed.
  • You don't have to wait for the sword to ignite before using the weapon arts.
  • When you run out of FP, the sword still ignite while holding the skill button, but not when you swing it.


Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head out into the swamp and head straight, past several Locust Men. Defeat or run by the HUGE enemy here and bank right, and up a small hill. It is here laying on a corpse near a Locust Man.

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Ringed Knight Straight Sword Upgrade Table

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling 5170 souls, 15 twinkling titanite and 1  titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 120 - 11 - - C D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30
Regular +1 134 - 12 - - C D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30
Regular +2 143 - 13 - - C D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30
Regular +3 168 - 16 - - C D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30
Regular +4 189 - 18 - - C D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30
Regular +5 210 - 20 - - B D E E - - - 45 30 25 25 30 30




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)

    • 08 Apr 2017 16:52  

      I Know many think its good and im not necessarily saying its bad, but i just don't see the point of using it damage wise, all around low damage feels slower then other straight swords only thing for it is the WA which is pretty bad ass until those bastards with the duel ultra greatswords, or any UGS for that matter knock you out of it

      • 07 Apr 2017 09:00  

        You can actually use weapon art in combos like an r1 to a WA r1or r2. You can even do a roll and then relese the WA r1 instead of a rolling attack but not a WA r2

        • 05 Apr 2017 18:00  

          I've noticed that this weapon is better then it seems in the longer run of things, it has a good swing speed and the small amount of fire damage that it deals works good on the undead/mobs of darksouls because it triggers an "I'm on fire" animation that causes them to flail around for a while; works more like a building up level of burning more then anything from what I've noticed from it. The weapon itself is quite parry-able unfortunately, even npcs get a good parry in sometimes. Regardless of that the weapon has seen me up to NG3 and hasn't given me any real trouble in PVP or PVE as it has a low stamina usage that allows a good 5+ swings with decent stagger rate.

          But hey, that's my gist of the weapon; give the thing a try yourselves rather then selling yourself to somebodies words on how good or bad something is. This IS DarkSouls after all, anything is a weapon, good or bad; doesn't really matter when a person can beat the game at level 1 with a torch.

          • 29 Mar 2017 23:20  

            This is a pretty interesting weapon.

            It's base damage is worse than a refined long sword at 40/40 and worse than a heavy long sword at 60/20.
            And on top of that you have the split damage issue, which makes your effective damage even lower.

            I don't think this is a particularly good PvE weapon, but in PvP the WA staggers and can deal a lot of damage if it gets the whole combo.

            • 29 Mar 2017 03:07  

              Might wanna change the directions, the way y'all described it's across the swamp when it's really just hanging a right all together. Thanks again for*****ty descriptions suxtralife

              • 28 Mar 2017 17:40  

                I am relatively certain a large portion of the weapon's damage transforms into fire when using the weapon art. If someone could test wether or not the faith and int scalings change whilst using the weapon art that would be great.

                • 28 Mar 2017 10:36  

                  Honestly, this sword is not. With a full 40&/40 quality build, it gets about 417AR, but 20 the AR comes as fire damage. This means that due to double resistances, you only have about 400 AR, 13 less than the Lothric Knight Sword. Lothirc Knight Sword also has a thrusting 2HR2 and a shield break weapon art, which is much more usable than this swords slashing 2HR2 and its useless weaponart that has no poise, and doesnt damage or stagger for*****.

                  tl;dr: This sword is garbage, might even get buffed!

                  • 22 Mar 2017 11:29  

                    I honestly think this weapon are should have been the Firelink Greatswords Weapon art, just look at Soul of Cinders AOE attack in the second half of the fight, they mimic each other.

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