Summon Range Calculator is used to determine if players can connect with each other in Online play.


Soul-Level Based Matchmaking

If you are looking to play with a friend, please use a password: this will remove the limits to multiplayer and scale the strong party down to the lower one.
The official wiki password is Fextra.

Below is a general calculator for ranges. This quick reference has an error margin of + - 10 levels at high levels. Use the Excel Sheet provided further below to calculate detailed matchmaking based on your situation.


Detailed Calculator by Pound_Cake94 (Excel Sheet takes a bit to load)


The Formula is Covenant Dependent:

The following table is depicted as active from patch 1.13 by From Software.

Co-op Sign Summons SL : Host's Level
Upper: SL + 10 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 10 – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Also affects Warrior of Sunlight and Mound Makers
Way of Blue (Auto) SL : Host's Level
Upper: SL + 15 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 15 – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Affects Blue Sentinels and Blades of the Darkmoon
PvP Dark Spirit Invasion SL : Invader Level
Upper: SL + 20 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Red Eye Orb, etc
Mound Maker Invasion SL : Invader Level
Upper: SL + 20 + ( SL * 0.15 )
Lower: SL – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Mound Makers
Covenant Invasion (defend territory) SL : Host Level
Upper: SL + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 20 – ( SL * 0.2 )

Legacy Table (pre patches)

  • Min/Max is given as the Host's min/max level relative to the invader's or phantom's level.
Condition Min Max
Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of Sunlight, Mound-Maker or no covenant Host - 20 Host + 20
Defending Summons of: Blades of the Darkmoon or Blue Sentinels Host - 10 Host + 30
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 10 Host + 40
Invasion from Warriors of Sunlight or no covenant Host - 10 Host + 30
Invasion from Mound-Maker Host - 10 Host + 35


Weapon-Based Matchmaking

Dark Souls 3 uses Soul Level + Upgrade Level to determine multiplayer ranges.  If  a player has a weapon at +10, they can be matched with players who have +8 or more. If a player has no upgrades, they can be paired with players with up to +1 weapons.
Players have deduced that weapons that only go to +5 operate as double their numbers. So +1 is +2, +2 is +4, etc.

*Even if you no longer have a weapon of the max level you managed to upgrade, the game "remembers" what is the max upgraded level you had.

Host Highest Upgrade

Guest Highest Upgrade

+ 0

+ 1

+ 1

+ 2

+ 2

+ 3

+ 3

+ 4

+ 4

+ 6

+ 5

+ 7

+ 6

+ 8

+ 7

+ 9

+ 8

+ 10

+ 9

+ 10

+ 10

+ 10

  Recommended Level and Upgrade for Invasions




High Wall of Lothric 1-12 +0 to +1
Undead Settlement 15-20 +1 to +2
Watchdogs of Farron / Crucifixion Woods 20-30 +2 to +3
Farron Keep 35-45 +2 to +4
Cathedral of the Deep 35-45 +2 to +4
Catacombs of Carthus 35-45 +4
Smouldering Lake 45-60 +6
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley 45-60 +6 to +7
Irithyll Dungeon 45-60 +6 to +7
Profaned Capital 60-70 +7 to +8
Aldrich Faithful / Pontiff's Back Porch 40-60 (125) +4 to +7 (+10)
Anor Londo 60-70 +6 to +7
Lothric Castle 70-75 +8 to +10
Consumed King's Garden 70-75 +8 to +10
Untended Graves 70-75 +8 to +10
Grand Archives 70-75 +8 to +10
Archdragon Peak 70-75 +8 to +10
Kiln of the First Flame 80-90 +10
The Painted World of Ariandel 80-90 +10
The Ringed City 80-90 +10
Spear of the Church From 75 to 125  +10

    • Anonymous

      22 Mar 2018 15:38  

      If I turn matchmaking to OFF can I be summoned I to lower player level games or do you always need a password to bypass the level match?

      • Anonymous

        11 Mar 2018 13:29  

        My current build requires sl 140. What is the sl range for invasions/invader for that? I'm too dumb to figure out the above calculators. :(

        • Anonymous

          23 Feb 2018 01:14  

          Im a lvl 135 and my friend just got the game, can anybody tell me what the stat drops will be like if i join his game as soon as he starts

          • Anonymous

            22 Feb 2018 08:49  

            If I ever had a +7 weapon (my highest upgrade) and sold it/got completely rid of it afterwards, will my character still be matched with opponents that have the highest weapon upgrade that i had in the game?

            • Anonymous

              28 Jan 2018 03:16  

              Does anyone else think the watchdogs of farron makes little to no sense? A recommended level of 20-30 but you have to sign up for the covenant in the area that has a recommended level of 35-45. That's pretty frickin stupid.

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2018 08:44  

                Somehow I invaded a SL 557 before the pontiff fight, and I'm only Sl 166. How the hell is that possible using the red eye orb?

                • Anonymous

                  09 Jan 2018 15:14  

                  be lv. 132 you can do covenant invasions+ normal invasions on the weak who are lv.120 (only do this if you are a noob and cant fight a person on the same lv)
                  be lv. 152 host to beat the 120 invaders o wait 150 is also a meta .... be lv. 185 to beat the weak littel 150 meta (stil only do this if you are a noob)

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Jan 2018 11:15  

                    Is the weapon upgrade level also bypassed with password matching? Like, can I get summoned by a friend, if I have a +10 weapon, even though they don't have a weapon upgraded or should I wait with upgrading until they do?

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2017 11:55  

                      People at archdragon peak seem solely to rely on phantoms. Meta sl is under 70. (summoning rate dropps significantly after that) Except stamina and health these people seem to have dumbed all their souls into useless spells and armor. In short confused nobodies in Artorias armor, without any idea what they are doing.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Dec 2017 07:37  

                        Being the Friggen Genius I am; I had this amazing Idea that I would speedrun the game at LVL 20 to make a +10 Flamberge, then wait at Undead Settlement to 2-shot invaders to get my rocks off for all the twinks out there who harrassed me from first playthrough to most recent playthrough...

                        But after sitting around with my +10 Flamberge that I finally made after reaching Profaned Capital for Hollow infusement and running like a scared B**** through archdragon to get dragon chasers ashes to grind for souls to buy chunks to get to +9 so I could use the Titanite slab I got from the Cliff face under the bridge in Ariandel...

                        After all that I sit around for hours until I finally look this up and think to myself "Wow, that actually makes a lot of sense, and I'm pretty dumb."

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Nov 2017 23:26  

                          So, if I invade someone and I'm SL100, they can be max sl130 and summon a ganksquad at max SL153, with the lowest possible gankphantom @ SL107? Just wonder if the autosummons consider the invaders level or the invadees level?

                          • Anonymous

                            20 Nov 2017 23:43  

                            If my weapon is upgraded with twinkling titanite, then this +2 weapon equals a regular +4 weapon. But what if I want to invade players that have a +2 weapon? I guess I can't...

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Nov 2017 03:42  

                              SL 370, I'm surprised people still show up in droves, even if it's only in Irithyll/Anor Londo. Unfortunately it's mostly just Havel gank squads and their UGS boners or Morne's Hammer. There's hardly anyone with creative builds, which is unfortunate considering at such a high level, every player involved should have substantial physical defense even without the benefit of heavy armor. As for the UGS's, it seems people just want quick, easy fights nowadays, nothing tactful or risky...

                              Though to my benefit, it seems most of them have forgotten how to manage weapons like the Winged Twinaxes or the Ringed Straight Sword, or pyromancies like Flame Fan or Seething Chaos. They also seem to have forgotten the Millwood Greatbow was a thing... I've knocked so many people off those buttresses with that thing, lol.

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