Badges in Dark Souls 3 are icons earned from competing in the Hollow Arena. The Badges will change depending on the honor or rank achieved in the arena. There are 2 different badges, Duel Honor for the 1v1 duels and Brawl/Co-op Match Honor for the Brawls and Co-op matches.

The Badges will be showed beside the name of the phantom when summoned into another world (Even for co-op or invasions) and can be checked in the right corner of the Undead Match menu in the Firelink Shrine Bonfire after acquiring and burning the Champion's Bones.

The exact arena rank system is currently uncertain.

There are four honor ranks: Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Consecutive losses will lead to a rank demotion. If you are demoted, you can still regain your previous rank by winning the required number of matches to ascertain the next rank. Of course, any losses in the time in which you are attempting to rank up will increase the total number of matches needed to rank up.

Badges

Duel Honor

iron Iron Honor Duel Badge 

bronze Bronze Honor Duel Badge 

silver Silver Honor Duel Badge 

gold Gold Honor Duel Badge 

Brawl/ versus Honor

    Iron Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge 

    Bronze Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge 

    Silver Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge

    Gold Honor Brawl/Co-op Badge




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    • Anonymous

      Undead match seems dead now. A shame, I'm double gold ranked and miss the competition. Oh well, more time to play Vigor.

      • Anonymous

        m8 where r the SL200 people on this, i need someone to brawl and yet brawl is dead. why tf is duel so popular man just play brawl

        • Anonymous

          Undead Match can be fun, but these badges are meaningless. All they tell you is someone played arena enough times to get one.

          Reason they are bullshit #1: With cross region matchmaking off, from East Coast USA, I still routinely match against players in China or Korea - nothing against them, but with that kind of connection, what you see on the screen is simply not a reflection of the current reality. Fighting against them is a guessing game that almost always ends with you taking lethal damage out of literally nowhere. I'm sure I've been the beneficiary of such latency more than once myself, too.

          Reason they are bullshit #2: On Steam at least, you can just block players you can't beat and never have to fight them again. That's it. I'm not saying you should, but you absolutely can just Steam block every sweaty Lapp-clad crossbow/LKSS/Black Knight Shield user you see and grind your way up to gold without having to lose to them again and again.

          Reason they are bullshit #3: Once you get gold, you can just stop playing arena and stay gold forever. A lucky enough win streak gets in you for life.

          I could go on. Short of it is, don't put any stock into these, and if you do play Undead Match, try to do it for fun. God, at this game's age, you'd think the people taking it so seriously would have left by now. Do some screwing around while we wait for Elden Ring and show your opponents some manners.

          • got gold in 5 min with ledo s great hammer this weapon needs nerf jeez (i prob get in 5 min cuz ı was close to gold but still weapon is op but ı hope they dont nerf cuz ı use it a lot)

            • Anonymous

              I thought undead matches were and know one played them I’ve been wanting to rank up brawl/co op rank for the longest

              • Anonymous

                Started Playing duels for 1:30 hours Started with estoc and ss was iron/bronze swapped claymore got gold in 30 mins. Jesus Christ

                • Anonymous

                  Idk man, I played around 10 matches with a new character and won 8 of them and ranked at iron. Most of the people I fought were gold. It seems that the ranking system is glitched. Or it just takes a high amount of matches to rank at gold.

                  • Anonymous

                    Can you grind for medals by killing somebody using a password over and over? I'd be suprised and kind of appalled if you didnt even have to fight random people to get better and just farm killing somebody who actually agrees to it

                    • Anonymous

                      I feel like there are hidden ranks within each badge, when I first got into the arena a couple of days ago I was amazed by the skill of the gold players the game threw at me at first, they were great at spacing, punishing and knew their weapon counters, even fought the occasional mid attack weapon-swapper as well, but as I kept playing (and kept getting rekt) I began to face gold players that were way less skilled, and started consistently beating them. The skill gap between the gold players I'm fighting now compared to then is massive, so I guess they sit at "lower gold" as I do now as well. I'm just guessing of course, since From doesn't really tell us much about how it works, but that would be my bet.

                      • Anonymous

                        Im not even that good and I got a gold medal in like 2 hours. FYI medals don't necessarily prove skill. A gold medalist is likely better than the average person that plays DS3 but don't let that fool you into thinking they're gods or something.

                        • Anonymous

                          i got gold in like 3 hours and i thought that i was in bronze and i was like ''holy, how many matches do i need to get silver?'' and now i saw this page and i realized lol

                          • Anonymous

                            Dang dude, I was always at gold but i thought it was bronze, so when i got demoted to silver i thought my rank increased lol

                            • Anonymous

                              Do you know how toxic this community is? I won a match against a guy - Coolman or psn adrienmeija or something like that. Kept launching spells at me and I successfully waited it out and play to his misses and punished etc. Won the game. Next game he comes back ... I am a bit drunk. He points down and throws poop at me. Thanks FromSoft - you really make the case for humanity.

                              • Anonymous

                                Greatsword/ultra greatsword guys are easy by the way, bait them to use two swings then go in for the attack, there is delay between 2nd and 3rd swing where they lose their hyper armour and can't roll for a bit.

                                • Anonymous

                                  mages die so easilly when you get in. Try dodging their spells and waiting until they're vulnerable. They use stamina just like everyone else, and if tehy use a big spell, they're wide open for a good ol' backstab.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    hi, if having difficulty finding opponents try using common PvP soul levels. I get lots activity:
                                    SL 125 +10 weapon
                                    SL 90 +10 weapon
                                    SL 60 +6 weapon

                                    • Anonymous

                                      For win streak sake, there's so much people use murky scythe spam or crossbow spam, this is not funny and annoying especially when they cheese you, pointed down and poop on you.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Friendly reminder that at least on PS4, you can block players that use game breaking exploits and never have to face them again. I don't know about you guys but I really don't feel like learning how to counter **** in a game that shouldn't be happening in the first place.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Me saqué el oro en una hora, es bastante fácil, pero ha sido entretenido hacerme un perfect en plata la verdad, las gané todas hasta llegar a oro

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I got gate kept at silver because I kept running into a bunch of sweaty cucks and was never able to get to gold because I needed to many wins to rank up

                                            • Anonymous

                                              thanks to my retarded gundyr cosplay with a long nose i got myself to gold in a matter of like 3 hours of dying

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Hey, you did a perfect parry? Too bad buddy, tickrate didn't think so. But hey, that one parry when you know you messed up and immediately rolled? Yeah, that thing got in. It sometimes feels like arena lags are worse than invasions

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This system would have been 10 times better if they just had like a ranking system based on numbers (like Dota 2 MMR) or at least one of those Tekken 7 prompts "promotion match"

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I just got gold after a few days of grinding and I believe they should make it a bit more difficult because I'm honestly not the best. I play on mouse and keyboard and I'm still trying to learn parry timing and how to pivot backstab. I just think someone like me shouldn't be able to get into gold.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      took me 5 wins in a row for iron, then i couldnt tell if it was bronze or iron still but I saw it changed to silver at 22 wins, i lost a few in between, turned to gold at 36 wins

                                                      • These ranks are basically meaningless and barely ever translate to the amount of skill someone has. I can start in iron wind up in gold and fall all the way back down in an hour just based on how many bad match ups I get.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I have an anecdote against the theory of ranks being determined by consecutive wins. I had won a couple in a row while silver but lost a match, the next match I won and after that, I had earned gold. If the winning streak theory is true then this wouldn't have happened.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I wonder if there is rank match making. I won around 8 matches and lost 2 and got to bronze. And there was this one guy who started running away at 20 health and we ended up killing each other at the same time but he unplugged his wifi. Hopefully I find players who destroy me.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              lol i just take gold with dark knight and ringed knight weapons.I love the move set of those especialy the ringed spear and dark knight glaive.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Stuck in silver forever, finally went on a 10 game win streak and got gold. Estoc cancer here, send your hatemail pls.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I believe there's something with hitting your opponent (or dealing damage; positive honor points) and getting hit (or taking damage; losing points). I changed my build to ranged and sometimes i don't get hit at all during the match and I basically skyrocketed from Iron to Gold in about 3 hours (wrong build with about 0-20 losing streak preceded).

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Pulverized my way to gold with the splitleaf greatsword in the sl.80-100 bracket in less than 2 hours. That thing is just freaking stupid op at 40 strength and vigor, 24 endurance, 21 vitality, and 16 dex to wield it. Even had a hot streak of 30 wins in a row. Though I don't recall after how many wins I got to gold. must have been about 20-25 ish...

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I think a long win streak reward a lot more score for each win. I skipped silver and went straight to gold from bronze after 7 wins

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Badges forces peoples to use tryhard builds, and discourage the use of fun builds which require more thinking in battle

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Got my gold :) My build was a Level 105 Warrior with 40 VIG/END, 38 VIT, and 44 STR with a little bit thrown into DEX. My rings were Havel's, Chloranthy +3. FaP +3, and Prisoner's Chain. The weapon I was using was Vordt's GH, and I was wearing full Winged Knight armor. GL to anyone else trying to get to gold.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I finally got the gold! after quite a few hours my pure faith build went gold! lv: 145, 60 fth and 60 att Lothric Warbanner and Sunlight Talisman I love it soooo much Good luck to the git gudders in the arena!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I have about 90% win rate on arena 1v1, because most ppl are scrubs. Rank system is shyt, bcs even if you are in gold, you play vs trash. If u want to test your skill it is better to go to pontiff/high wall of lothric and join fight club.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Got to gold in about 1.5 hours using Lorian's set, Frayed Blade+5, Lothric Knight shield+6, FaP ring+3, Havel's ring+3, Chloranthy ring +3 and Ring of Steel Protection+3 38 vig 10 att 30 end 18 vit 40 str 40 dex 9 int 9 fth 7 lck

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Pretty sure everyone gets gold eventually, I've had my fair share of winning and losing streaks and it's never changed from gold so it might just stay at whatever rank you've reached.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Why do u have to purchase DLC to go PVP? what a way to make profit Fromsoft! Any game shud have access to PVP w/o having to shell out any LOL

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      You have an UGS in your right hand, a small shield in your left and super bulky armor, it's very unlikely that the other player is gonna come out on top. Your active poise prevents stunlocking when swinging that massive sword and you get a free parry if you successfully block that first attack from an r1 spammer.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I use 10 sharp lothric greatsword buffed with great magic sword and iron flesh. Then just spam attacks until either they die or I get really hurt. If its the latter, retreat to heal and reuse iron flesh. Only weaknesses are lightning and magic projectiles, but hardly anyone uses those. If they do, no iron flesh, just run and smash.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          the medals are useless and the arenas have a bad setup cuz of manny obsticles and coop matches are dead so there is no point on playing in the arena you find more people in the pontif area besides its a DLC and you have to spend money.The only possitive thing is that people cant cheat (drink estus) but other than that theres no point on playing in the arena

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Yea the system doesn't seem to great atm, granted I'm playing at sl149 but I got to gold with a pure strength build with a bit of vitality and just enough att. and int. to use carthus arc running the spiked mace and nearly 1 shotting ppl with the r1+wa+r1

                                                                                            Also why does everyone in gold hate bowing?

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