Hornet Ring


Ring associated with the Lord's Blade Ciaran, one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Boosts critical attacks.

The masked Ciaran was the only woman to serve in Gwyn's Four Knights, and her curved sword granted a swift death to any and all enemies of the throne.

 Hornet Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.

 

Hornet Ring Effect

  • Increases critical damage by ~30%, as well as some changes to the Motion Values of certain ripostes and backstabs
    • Motion Values are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
  • Dark damage as a whole does not benefit from this increase in PvP, however it works as it should in PvE.
  • Chaos infusions do NOT gain any bonus damage when compared to other infusions, the fact that Dark damage is bugged coupled with the generally high damage of Dark/Chaos weapons is what makes it a strong option.
    • For example, if a Sharp Dagger gains more AR than a Chaos Dagger on a specific build, the Sharp Dagger will do more damage on riposte.
  • Weight: 1.1

 

 

Where to Find Hornet Ring

  • Found at Dark Firelink Shrine after Champion Gundyr in the Untended Graves. Keep right as you move up, the pathway is about level with the entrance to the Shrine. It is guarded by a Black Knight.
  • Only appear after Abyss Watchers have been defeated.

 

 

Notes

  • You must defeat the Abyss Watchers for the ring to appear.
  • On enemy players or NPC invaders this ring changes the riposte animation to 2-3 hits instead of just one, the overall damage increase seems to be higher than 30% in that case, needs confirmation.
  • Has no affect on Champion Gundyr

 

 

Trivia

  • The ring is found in front of a tombstone with a Farron Greatsword leaning against it. The same location where Hawkwood is praying, and later where his shield can be found, in Firelink Shrine.

 

 

Rings
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  ♦  Hawk 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

      This ring could have given special stuff to bare hands backstabs and ripostes, like chokeholds, neck snaps, chokeslams, etc. Shame, only ds2 tried to make bare fists viable.

      • Anonymous

        Oh I just got parried, well it’s alright I have full hp. Oh... that’s the hornet ring riposte animation... oh... I’m dead....

        • Anonymous

          I'd much rather have a pvp fight end, win or lose, by a single parry into hornet ring crit than what we got in Elden Ring: people hiding behind walls and pressing L2 once or twice

          • Anonymous

            -rolls that are spammable and have the most amount of iframes from software has ever implemented in a game.
            -r1 spam with straight swords being proven for years to be everyone's cheese for any situation in any scenario.
            -Tears of denial
            -ganks

            The 4 reasons for parries and hornet ring to be irrrevocable as long as from software keeps this direction in their games.

            • Anonymous

              Make no mistake. Parrying and yes this ring are essential to the balance of pvp in this game. This is why parrying is confirmed in elden ring. Without this mechanic pvp would just be a mindless r1/weaponart spamfest. The vast majority of skilled players would bench the game and go elsewhere and the entire series would have died ages ago. I hate parrying. I really do. But with the removal of poise and many other alternative mechanics to balance against mindless attack spam, what else is there?

              • Anonymous

                I never understood the logic why killing the Abyss Watchers is what causes the ring to appear and Artorias’ gear to be sold, somehow changes in the present causes changes in the past

                • Anonymous

                  So 80% of the ppl here complains about the ring, and the amount of whiny gankers out there are about the same percentage. Screw their fckd up sense of balance/fairness and keep sinking those daggers in their livers.

                  • Anonymous

                    This ring should not exist or at least give 1/3 or less of what it gives now. Considering that im doing more than 900 dmg, sometimes above 1100 without this ring, or any weapon that has high riposte value, its oneshot from time to time already, this ring just makes it beyond insane. Blind man could see that it would lead to abuse. You invade somebody - you are hitting him for half an hour and he does nothing but parry spam and glitched estus chug. After 354 attemtps he lands one parry and no matter how much hp you have - you're done. Hopefully Elden Ring will learn on DS3 mistakes but i highly doubt it.

                    • Anonymous

                      "So we nerfed the clutch rings for PvP to make magic less viable. And we did the same for Steel Protection Ring to make tanks less viable. Should we do Hornet Ring too??? Nah, we need to keep one shot ripostes so the PvP can still be Bloodborne 2... er... Dark Souls 3!"
                      -Possibly the words of Miyazaki or some salty scrub who got parried...

                      • Anonymous

                        I've got no problem with the ring, I've got problems with the meta classes who use this ring with a dagger and just roll around and parry spam.

                        I don't R1 spam at all, but I'm eventually gonna throw some R1s in to try and catch them off a roll, and all they need to do is catch 1 parry and it's GG.

                        Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so easy to twink at lower levels with it as well, almost any invasion is guaranteed to end in an OHKO parry/backstab or a gank.

                        Again, no problem with he ring itself, although as others have pointed out it's a buff to an already very powerful, and easy to pull of mechanic that I'd say the game didn't really need to begin with.

                        • Anonymous

                          everyone: this is ridiculous im getting killed by one riposte
                          sorcerers getting killed in one attack anyway: :)

                          • Anonymous

                            I get the salt but I purely use this for the animation changes. Riding someone like a whore smashing their faces in with great club can’t be beat. 10/10 would do it again.

                            • Anonymous

                              Everyone crying about the damage but no one mentioning the animation changes this thing brings. Nothing is more satisfying then getting on top of someone and clubbing their faces in with a great hammer.

                              • Anonymous

                                Everyone's complaining bout parries, when I see someone start parrying I pull out my 2 handed claymore and smash em more

                                • Anonymous

                                  This ring is garbage and only used by casuls who suck at this game






                                  Says the guy who miserably fails to parry himself but couldn't even spam his pkcs lol

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You have to break me down after seven estus chugs, 10 siegs and a divine blessing. Meanwhile I only have to parry you once, it's a statistical inevitability that i will get that parry and one shot you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Everyone here’s complaining about one shot parries, but no one’s talking about how easily you can trivialize pvp by abusing backstabs with a straight sword/dagger + hornet ring. Especially with how shitty latency is in this game, half the time you’re gonna get backstabbed for half your health even though you were looking right at your opponent. Gives me Ds1 flashbacks

                                      • Anonymous

                                        In pvp, the only ppl who are affected by this ring is the kind of ppl who spams r1 until their stamina bar is completely empty.

                                        Apparently, every host of embers is that kind of ppl.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Quite a lot of scrubs trying to parry me with this ring, which turned out to be disastrous for them as my pkcs is too fast and powerful for them to handle

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Guys Patch 1.30 fixed the dark damage bug : "Fixed issue where bonus value is not affected by Dark Damage when equipping Hornet Ring during critical attack."

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Swich to this ring whenever you see a gank in the distance, take it off when done, boom you get best of both worlds and you have my respect

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Spear holding lothric knights are harder than anything to practice party timing.. haven't met a player yet more unreadable.. you're welcome

                                                • the parry is prob the most important thing you can add to your invasions, just use sparingly. ever since i practiced learning parries with someone else (instead of black knights) and implemented them in my invasions i win more ganks and do so in style. assuming you already got solid spacing and timing. basically you can counter atk a whiffed atk and can roll catch decently
                                                  they help in a number of ways. **** ton of burst damage, cause most fighting to stop, make people wary of hitting you and esp hitting r1 spam, and practically stop the abuse of running atks and rolling atks cause they don't want to get parried as well.
                                                  but again use sparingly

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    All I gotta say is this is the best counters to those kids with 3 phantoms who haven't touched a single boss alone in their lives.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Damn, i just got to where it usually is and noticed it's not there. Now i gotta go kill the abyss watchers

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        "It's such bullsht to be one-shotted from a single riposte, it's unfair, bla bla bla..." how convenient that everyone talks about this ring as something unbalanced but not a single soul tells anything about how game-breaking summons are. Ffs just deal with it.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          "Durr you just R1 straight sword spam durrrr git gud". No. Often times I play against a player with latency who parries my very first hit of a greatsword(2h) by randomly swinging his bloody fist out, then proceeds to do 1200 damage to me. That's not a knock on my skill at all, that's just unbalanced bullshit. You can be a spacing god, but 1 randomly timed parry and your skill suddenly means absolutely nothing. About as annoying as those people who get backstabs from infront of you, and do like 800+ damage from it.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This changes R1 meta to L2 meta.
                                                            Its pretty broken when you realize that you have to succeed only once during a fight in order to win it.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Thing is I think parry damage is balanced without any modifiers. Just a straight up regular riposte can easily deal 600-900 damage depending on your weapon and your opponents absorption, at meta SL's. So already it takes out a large chunk of your opponents health. When you add the hornet ring on top of that, it becomes imbalanced, and then you get oneshots.

                                                              It's frustrating especially when you are in a long duel with your opponent, gradually wasting his estus and watching carefully for parries. Eventually they might get a lucky one and you instantly lose.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I get that the saltiness is stupid when it comes from LKSS wielders, but when you are running an interesting build and the Havel monster host parries you by accidente, then pulls out a Chaos Dagger and one shots you, then point down, with their posse of R1 spammers making fun of you, you can't help but feel dead inside.
                                                                A parry is a move that usually isn't even that hard to pull off, so losing just bc of ir SUCKS sometimed

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  "No, you're just bad if you get parried. You're not supposed to keep swinging your sword more than two times in a game about swinging swords."

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Casul gonker's bane. 1 parry timed right and goodbye.

                                                                    As for 1v1ers, watch what your opponent is wearing in the left hand and think twice before using r1 (mind your own weapons too). Is that simple.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Nearly every single negative thing talked about this ring comes from straight sword users (especially the lothric knight straight sword users) calling upon the hipocrisy of how this thing is op, meanwhile they got a weapon with ridiculous AR, low stamina consumption and phantom range of a melee marth grab. The only response they give? "Lmao git gud." I absolutely love parrying people and using a chaos infused dagger to make them shut the **** up or disconnect as they whine about the ring.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        "You have to defeat Abyss Watchers for the ring to appear at Untended Graves"

                                                                        Yeah. Try reaching it without defeating them

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          at first i thought parry is boring, but when i got into pvp i changed my mind. parry is what lets you destroy r1 spammers, even in 1v2 or 1v3. parry is for gud players ;)

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I see a lot of people here are under the impression that having this ring makes you good at parrying, and not having this or not liking it makes you bad or a predictable player, most of the time that's wrong. When I parry and riposte it does half health more or less, nothing to scoff at, it's nice to have another combat option to spice things up and not rely on it. But when they proceed to parry me due to a slip up (like most people tend to do occasionally), it's quite belittling when they pull out a chaos dagger and one shot you, then pointing down as if they are better than you because they follow the meta. You can't help but be a bit ticked after that.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Literally every single person that moans about this ring being op while wielding an op lothric knight straighsword with a phantom range equivalent of melee marth's grab and insane scaling is a hyprocrit.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I really don't understand ppl who complains about this ring. "It's uNfAiR to get 75% of health gone in a RiPoStE" if you wanted your whole game experience to be a r1 spam joyride, you should've stayed in bloodborne.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Dislike it all you want, but spamming r1 throughout the whole game with your 2 or 3 phantoms always there to back you up will be something you re gonna pay for, sooner or later.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    You have No idea how disappointed I was to get to untended graves early with my dagger build (after beating dancer as my first boss then ocieros then champ G) only to find it not there because haven't beat abyss watchers. Gah... Oh well least I have a +10 weapon before vordt

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      When I wear this, sometimes the unique animation doesn't occur when I riposte. Is there a reason that happens?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        As long as the possibility of ganking exists, one-shots parry from invaders will be there to end cheapy farms. There's no getting around it.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I love this ring, but hate it soul level <30. Like getting made fun of by the snob kid with rich parents/friends.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Look, I use the Hornet Ring and I'm fairly apt at parrying. So this is not coming from a place of salt: the people complaining about the Hornet Ring do have a point. It doesn't happen often, but I have been in a situation were I'm beating a host down, draining their estus down to nothing, I haven't drank much myself, then they get a lucky parry and one shot me with the Hornet Ring. It's by far not the biggest problem with this game's PVP and it's not even that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it is definitely a problem. Especially when you consider it's hard to one shot a host, but not a phantom/invader. However, if you hate it that much, just use Tears of Denial. It's not that big of a stat investment to do so.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Listen, I get it. It's gotta be annoying to get parried and *****ing die in 1 hit, but there are ways to get around this, exhibit 1. Ultra weapons can not be parried, at least when 2 handed, easy way to get around this, 2. Try firebombs, kucc knives, or Lightning urns. Yeet those *****ers at them and force them to stop. 3. Greatsheilds shield bash, especially dragonslayer greatshield are very effective at *****ing these guys over, give them heavy pressure if your weapons has a slam attack. 4. Spell casting, while it CAN be parried, it will not open you up for a crit, making it also effective, I'd recommend combustion, (do not use flame fan cuase I've heard and even had it parried for me), Lightning stake, great combustion, and sunlight spear, a long with every single sorcery. If you don't want to use these strategies, then stop complaining please.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                And now I'm really wondering if Ciaran was functionally head-over-heels for Artorias. Oh wait, WRONG PAGE FOR THAT POST.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Tired of being parried? Guard breaks guarantee a 1-shot kill? Worry not, skeleton! With just a couple of doors, these problems will be in the past! Purchase TRC and flex your doors like it’s nobody’s business!

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I won't defend whiners, but I find it kinda funny when the saltiest people are not the ones complaining about lads using this ring to one-shot people or some other bs, but the people that furiously downvote these posts and instantly jump in the comment section to say some***** like: "git gud scrub", "haha just don't get parried lol it's easy xd", "wow so salty" or "just be unpredictale" OR "don't spam r1 scrub lol (they just instantly assume that THIS is the case and there is no other way)". Like.. i don't really get why these people are SO DEFENSIVE - aren't they supposed to be some chill dudes that are REALLY good at the game? Hilarious, isn't it?

                                                                                                    • I kinda love-hate this ring. Like, yeah, it's the best damn thing in existence when it comes to punishing turtles and no skill noobs who think r1 spamming with a SS makes them God and DC the second they get parried once, but I DESPISE this thing when some ***hole comes into a PvP match with a caestus and and rolls through all my ultra swings and parries every thing else proceeding to 1-shot me and then point down like he's good at the game. Using a ring that you use as a crutch to insure that you win a PvP match because your too much of a pansy to ACTUALLY fight with skill does not make you a good player. Final note, git gud.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Is utilizing this ring while using a luck build viable? Or would the modifiers make it obsolete to say beating the hell out of someone instead

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Years later, and people still make excuses for this ring? Let's get something very clear: spamming parries with a hornet ring does NOT make you a good player. In fact, it makes you a pretty terrible one.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I don't understand why people hate this ring, if you try parrying attacks you would know it is really hard to get the timing down, so before you complain you should try, and just use ultras and 2 hand them if your having trouble with it.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              yeyeyeyeye <3 i wuvvy luvvy this ring UwU my twink builds do Soooo much damage :3 I love invading in the undead settlement and pretend to be good Uuuuhhh i get *slurp* *click* noice vibes in my peepee when i rek noobs xd UwU <3

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Scrolled for a while and didn't see anyone complaining about the ring, only ppl complaining about ppl complaining lol

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  These comments are hilarious. All I see are casuals who are not good enough at the game to learn to parry or counter it. Pathetic.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Is it at all strange that I only use this ring for people who gank, R1 spam, or hide behind their shield? I feel strangely petty with it on while I'm doing a duel with a friend or some invading sunbro I summoned for a jolly battle.

                                                                                                                    • A critical attack does critical damage, which means you're dead or close in my book. Nothing wrong with this item. Don't use it if you want an extra challenge or can't fit it but don't hate on people who want their critical to end fights.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Lol people complaining about this? It's a one sided effect. You only get parried if YOU make a mistake. So it's YOUR fault, not worth whining about. The ring punishes you further for making a mistake...that's what Souls is all about. I swear this community has gotten worse and worse since 2011. I don't know if it's because of the PC crowd or just more whiners in general...

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Look at all the cute tryhards. Complaining about people Complaining about the ring being what it is. I tried using this ring once. Succeeded in parrying and riposteing a guy. And you know; I never felt so Self-imasculated in my life. I wasn't even using the OP Chaos Dagger strat. I just used a heavy battle axe. I felt WEAK using this thing. It's not for fighters or for anyone who likes the smallest bit of challenge. Roses are Red Violets are Blue The hornet ring is for cheap play-to-win *****es And Tryhard-Cowards like YOU! <3

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