Carthus Bloodring

Ring worn by warriors of the sand kingdom, Carthus. Boosts rolling invincibility, at the cost of defense.

The sword technique of Carthus allows for fluid movement with a curved sword. Masters of the technique are said to dazzle their opponents by moving as weightlessly as a grain of sand. They live for their High Lord Wolnir, conqueror of most kingdoms known to their people.

 Carthus Bloodring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.



Carthus Bloodring Effect

  • Boosts rolling invincibility frames, at the cost reduced absorption by 30%.
  • Raises number of fast and mid roll i-frames from 13 (.433 sec) to 17 (.566 sec), or a 1.31x (pulled from frame data that was recorded while looking at the state the player character is in slowed down significantly).
  • Raises number of fat roll i-frames from 12 (.400 sec) to 16 (.533 sec) on fat roll, or 1.33x increase.
  • Weight: 0.8



Where to Find Carthus Bloodring

  • Found at Catacombs of Carthus, from the bonfie near the rolling ball, down the stair and to the right (past the wheel skeletons). ()
  • Video location (fextralife video starting at 1h 3m 13s)




  • The ring only affects rolls, and will not improve other dodge techniques, like backsteps or the quickstep skill.
  • The ring will make your absorptions negative if they are low enough.
  • You seem to lose around 12 (Or 12%) damage absorption in all resistances. See this image, a comparison of two different armor sets (First being outrider knight set and second being yuria's set with hood of prayer as headpiece) See: "Effect" section, above.



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    • Anonymous

      29 Jul 2021 03:16  

      You know about all that "Different damage absorption in pve and pvp" thing? Does this work here or no? I'm just wondering, maybe it's not 30% for pvp, but 10% or something, which would've made this ring very viable.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jul 2021 17:52  

        The fact that From even thought a ring like this was needed in DS3 is proof that they really didn't understand how their own game works. Even medium weight rolls have I-frames so free they practically pay you lmao

        • Anonymous

          01 Jun 2021 23:55  

          In ds1 you have dark wood grain, it adds 2 iframes to your rolls AND it shortens the recovery time for your rolls by 4 frames and FREKEN NINJA FLIPS, even after the nerf to equip load(changed from 50% to 25%) it’s still one of the best rings in the game.

          Now compare that to Carthus bloodring which only adds 3-4 Iframes while lowering absorption by 25%-30%, that means you will you will at least have SOME negative absorption or very low absorption (not great).

          Don’t get me wrong the iframes from the carthus bloodring is very useful and I feel pretty agile with this ring while light rolling, but the defense penalty is too punishing for pvp.

          • Anonymous

            03 Apr 2021 15:44  

            why use this ring when you can just move to china? the lag will give you infinite i-frames with no absorption cost!

            • Anonymous

              15 Mar 2021 22:35  

              I don’t get it... you take ALL of your absorptions from 115ish, down to... NEGATIVE 9 each?

              For 4 more I frames, only when rolling?


              • 15 Jan 2021 12:33  

                I came late to the party with dark souls 3(i think it may have been for the best too), i had been obsessed with demons and dark souls but took a long break. Sounds like this ring was somewhat like the DWGR of dks3, except not as bad. Man I felt like I was the only one using Havel+Fap, the DWGR just gave so many advantages. Thankfully it was nerfed(fixed imo), i find this ring rather balanced. Dark Souls 3 is more balanced in general for most part, but each game has serious issues. Still great and the pvp is fun enough to put hundreds of hours into, so.... have fun everyone, dont take it too seriously.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Sep 2020 00:21  

                  Carthus Milkring
                  Kirk Set
                  Max endurance investment.
                  Enough vitality to quick roll.
                  Have fun driving insane other people.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Jul 2020 04:37  

                    good increase when heavy rolling, I guess if you want to be encumbered and still dodge attacks instead of using a shield this might be useful. Absorption isn't that bad of a cost if you don't want to trade blows. This allows to use something else than a quickstep weapon as a heavy armored knight, so it raises your offense by lowering your defense. Really depends on your playstyle though.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Dec 2019 02:51  

                      I didn't start playing DS3 until after the last ever patch, so I don't know how powerful this ring was. However, the biggest problem with DS3 PVP is how easy it is to dodge/flee from your opponent. I can't believe there are people who are mad this ring got patched. Why would you want to make the worst aspect of the PVP even worse?

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Apr 2019 16:14  

                        This ring can be usefull when it doesnt decrease number of hits you need to take before dying. Otherwise you are making yourselve small misservice. Roll artists can just ignore me and pick it anyway.

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Jan 2019 04:01  

                          Can you pull off a carthus style roll tactic with this plus the milk ring? Or is it too much ring investment?

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