Show Your Humanity is a puzzle in Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City. It is located on in the Ringed City by the Ringed City Streets Bonfire.


Show Your Humanity Puzzle Solution

To solve this puzzle, travel to the swamp area, and use a White Branch twice or the Chameleon spell while standing in the water. You will be transformed into a humanity, much like Dark Souls One. While still in humanity form, walk back to the wall with the inscription and it will open a path to a ladder and secret items.


The items:

  • Dragonhead Shield - Found after the "Show Your Humanity" Puzzle. See Video above.
  • Large Soul of a Crestfallen Knight
  • Purging Monument - Request Absolution (sin), Dissolution (hollowing), Reinstate King's Decree (revives Judicator Argo)
  • Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +3 - Found where Lapp's 3rd location. All the way down the stairs from the Shira and and left and up the ladder immediately on your left in the swamp. Double back across the bridge, defeating the two Ringed Knights. On a corpse in a room past them with Lapp inside.
  • Havel's Ring +3 - Found just below where you get invaded by Dark Spirit Ledo, on the ledges above the swamp.


    • Anonymous

      03 Jul 2017 18:48  

      Wow... That's quite possibly the most obscure way to solve a puzzle. I don't even know how anybody could figure that out, unless you were being a troll and just messing around with the Chameleon spell to annoy invaders. :p

      • Anonymous

        01 Jun 2017 03:05  

        I was hollowed out and using two white birch's wasn't working for me. Worked only after I used a purging stone. Maybe you need to update page

        • Anonymous

          21 May 2017 03:34  

          A big clue here is that you find a white birch tree with 3× white branch in the swamp area. which you'll supposedly play around with in the swamp, revealing the humanity sprite from ds1

          • Anonymous

            20 May 2017 17:44  

            Why even bother to write this page?

            How about including the fact that you have to face another poorly designed area with unkillable enemies that can see you no matter where you are?

            • Anonymous

              07 May 2017 04:59  

              Was there any hint to this at all? "Show your humanity" is more of a red herring than a help to this puzzle. I gave it a genuine shot for 30 minutes, dropping embers in front of the wall (this game's equivalent to humanity), using embers, even going back to the fire keeper and turning back to human from hollow and nothing. How was I supposed to know I had to go down to the swamp, stand in water, cast chameleon until I randomly get a humanity lookalike and run back to the wall, especially as a melee character? I don't blame anyone for looking up the answer to this.

              • Anonymous

                09 Apr 2017 15:38  

                The monument needs an option to revive any choosen boss, it's fun to go back to areas to fight invaders, without being forced to go to a NG+

                • Anonymous

                  07 Apr 2017 02:52  

                  lol used chamillion spell trolling invaders and this happened, had no idea it was connected. first i transformed into the broken statue right next to the riddle, then into the circle symble, then humanit, i was like WTF!!! thought it was a glitch.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Apr 2017 12:18  

                    Best lead I had was to mimic as a Ringed Knight in front of inscription, since the Ringed Knight statue in front of the inscription was broken. Wasted 30 minutes farming to get the damn Ringed Knight Gauntlets and of course that didn't work. Give up and finally checked the wiki. Woulda been nice if the branch item description gave a clue, but nah that'd be too easy. Nice puzz, From. Ya nailed it

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Apr 2017 13:46  

                      I solved this randomly. I was trying to cross the swamp without aggroing enemies, so I used a branch in the water and *poof* first branch and I became a creepy black ghost, had a heart attack, reminded the abyss of ds1, got many feels, reminded the incription and "what?".

                      I still can't figure any link between the branch and the humanity thingy. It makes you resemble like surroundings, so, the water is... humanity? and even then, why the branch? no link with Dusk, no link with anything. I can't really understand how one could solve this without luck (my case) or the wiki.

                      • 02 Apr 2017 15:35  

                        Can't edit but the Young White Branch cycles between the round sword symbol, a rock looking grave type thing, and the humanity form, so you might need 3 branches.

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Mar 2017 23:07  

                          Both rings are obtained well before this area's ladder. Point being the purpose of the wiki is to make the game less confusing, not more. Otherwise let's list everything in the swamp on this page.

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