Hawk Ring

Ring associated with Hawkeye Gough, one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Extends the range of arrows.

In his later years, the giant Gough was blinded, but this did not prevent him from striking down a calamitous dragon with his Greatbow.

Hawk Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.


Hawk Ring Effect






Notes and Trivia

  • Extends effective range by 65%.
  • Projectiles have a gradual drop in performance the further you are away from the target. This ring will increase the distance before damage dropoff, which affects the trajectory and damage dealt with arrows and bolts when shot from far away.
  • Collect all seven Young White Branches at all three white birch trees, and the Giant will die, leaving the ring behind.
  • You can kill the Giant at any time to receive the ring.
  • At some point in the late game the Giant will die of natural cause. The player can go to the top of the tower and find the giant dead with the ring at his feet.
  • The "calamitous dragon" mentioned in the ring's description is Kalameet from the Artorias of the Abyss DLC for Dark Souls.


Aldrich's Ruby  ♦  Aldrich's Sapphire  ♦  Ashen Estus Ring  ♦  Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Bloodbite Ring  ♦  Blue Tearstone Ring  ♦  Calamity Ring  ♦  Carthus Bloodring  ♦  Carthus Milkring  ♦  Chillbite Ring  ♦  Chloranthy Ring  ♦  Covetous Gold Serpent Ring  ♦  Covetous Silver Serpent Ring  ♦  Cursebite Ring  ♦  Dark Clutch Ring  ♦  Dark Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Darkmoon Ring  ♦  Deep Ring  ♦  Dragonscale Ring  ♦  Dusk Crown Ring  ♦  Estus Ring  ♦  Farron Ring  ♦  Fire Clutch Ring  ♦  Flame Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Fleshbite Ring  ♦  Flynn's Ring  ♦  Great Swamp Ring  ♦  Havel's Ring  ♦  Hornet Ring  ♦  Horsehoof Ring  ♦  Hunter's Ring  ♦  Knight's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer Ring  ♦  Leo Ring  ♦  Life Ring  ♦  Lightning Clutch Ring  ♦  Lingering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Lloyd's Shield Ring  ♦  Lloyd's Sword Ring  ♦  Magic Clutch Ring  ♦  Magic Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Morne's Ring  ♦  Obscuring Ring  ♦  Poisonbite Ring  ♦  Pontiff's Left Eye  ♦  Pontiff's Right Eye  ♦  Priestess Ring  ♦  Prisoner's Chain  ♦  Red Tearstone  ♦  Red Tearstone Ring  ♦  Reversal Ring  ♦  Ring of Favor  ♦  Ring of Sacrifice  ♦  Ring of Steel Protection  ♦  Ring of the Evil Eye  ♦  Ring of the Sun's First Born  ♦  Sage Ring  ♦  Saint's Ring  ♦  Scholar Ring  ♦  Silvercat Ring  ♦  Skull Ring  ♦  Slumbering Draconcrest Ring  ♦  Slumbering Dragon Ring  ♦  Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Speckled Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Sun Princess Ring  ♦  Thunder Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Untrue Dark Ring  ♦  Untrue White Ring  ♦  Witch's ring  ♦  Witch Ring  ♦  Wolf Ring  ♦  Wood Grain Ring  ♦  Young Dragon Ring


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    • Anonymous

      29 Oct 2020 00:56  

      Is there a max range for arrows/bolts? I was shooting thralls with my Light Crossbow (42 range) but they didn't take any damage. I could see them stagger from getting hit, but no damage. Had to move up closer to deal damage to them. Would this ring help with that?

      • Anonymous

        26 May 2020 08:54  

        I accidentally slabbed my hawk ring +9 is there any way to reverse the upgrade? I can't handle this much power.

        • Anonymous

          25 Apr 2020 16:26  

          I didn't have to kill him to get the ring. I went back to revisit the area and noticed he wasn't shooting his arrows at the enemies below. So I went to check on him, and found him dead with the ring lying next to him.

          • Anonymous

            08 Apr 2020 03:13  

            This ring is extremely valuable as most classes will find a ranged weapon useful at various points thoroughout this adventure.

            • Anonymous

              07 Mar 2020 10:53  

              When you want this you really need to think, do you really wanna kill your friend? or do you wanna get the ring? Simple. Kill him, start Ng+. Solved.

              • Anonymous

                07 Jan 2020 11:08  

                The giant is still alive even though I'm at the soul of cinder fight. What do you mean late game natual death? I really don't want to kill him myself.

                • Anonymous

                  09 Apr 2019 09:48  

                  Good to have this in your pack in case you come across a group camping the bonfire in an invasion. This, obscuring ring, and a greatbow are great ingredients for getting players to break up camp and run into the level.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Mar 2018 11:06  

                    Does this increase lock range and allow lock around corners? Or can anyone recommend a mod that fixes this?

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Mar 2018 04:14  

                      I tested an Arbalest +10 (50 range) with Lloyd's ring and Hawk ring with the hollows on Cementery of Ash bonefire, as they don't have armor:
                      Sniper Bolts with both rings does 334 dmg to both hollows (at auto-lock distance and aiming the fartest hollow from the red mark on the floor)
                      Heavy Bolts with both rings does 349 at auto lock distance and 306 aiming from the same spot
                      WITHOUT HAWK RING:(but with Lloyd's)
                      Sniper bolt does 334/276
                      Heavy Bolt does 349/200

                      Conclusion: Sniper bolts almost ignore the damage drop-off using Hawk's, besides that, the base damage is the same at Lock-on distance with ring or not.

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Jun 2017 10:25  

                        I have 6 Young White Branches (never used any), plus the unique one from the giant, and the giant is dead. Something doesn't fit since the guide talk about 7 branches from the trees (3+2+2). Not sure why I have got only 6 either. I don't remember buying any. Unless I've got it as a burial gift, but i don;t remember that either.

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Jan 2017 16:48  

                          This is the true way to obtain it:

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Jan 2017 22:51  

                            I collected all of the Young White Branches, and the other items by the trees but the Giant never croaked. So, with heavy heart, I slayed him to get the ring... Would've been nice to have this ring earlier as I decided to heavily use the bow. Got into a pickle though when I sent Greirat to Lothric (did Dancer boss fight early to get easy Titanite chunks), and I couldn't get his ashes in the Grand Archives! (You need to destroy Legion, Yhorm, and Aldritch before gaining access)

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