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.




  • 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




  • 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.



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    • Anonymous

      08 Sep 2021 20:01  

      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

        28 Aug 2021 12:07  

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

        • Anonymous

          17 Aug 2021 01:49  

          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

            12 Aug 2021 01:12  

            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

              27 Jul 2021 19:34  

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

              • Anonymous

                07 Jul 2021 11:26  

                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

                  28 Jun 2021 15:12  

                  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

                    12 May 2021 11:45  

                    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

                      10 May 2021 11:47  

                      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

                        16 Apr 2021 21:24  

                        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

                          08 Apr 2021 09:52  

                          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

                            24 Feb 2021 08:25  

                            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

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