Horsehoof Ring

An old ring with a seal depicting a horse's hoof. Boosts kick effect.

Unbreakable Patches adored this ring and the feeling that it gave him when he kicked his marks into the depths of treacherous traps, but suffered no shortage of ridicule from his associates for relying so heavily on the tired old trick.

But who is the sorrier? The horse who knows only to kick, or the fool who approaches the old beast without thought?

 Horsehoof Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.


Horsehoof Ring Effect

  • Enemies lose 30% more Stamina when guarding against your kicks
  • Weight: 0.6



Where to Find Horsehoof Ring




  • For this to appear in Patches' shop inventory, Greirat must be in Firelink Shrine at the same time as Patches' at any point in the game.  Select Talk in Patches' menu, and if he mentions Greirat, then the ring will be added to his inventory.



  • Description likely a reference to the many incarnations of Patches' actions in Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, as well as Bloodborne, where he had a tendency to kick players off of ledges into traps.


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    • Anonymous

      14 Oct 2018 22:25  

      To be honest, it would’ve been cool if the animation changed for the kick. Like your kick has a much stronger push-off, or you just *****ing spin kick shields away.

      • 30 Jan 2018 23:20  

        Should be noted that this ring increases the stagger duration (on players at least). After landing a kick, I was able to hit my friend with an UGS with him spamming the roll key. It's a very noticeable difference.

        • Anonymous

          11 May 2017 23:29  

          Best ring in the game, personally. I've found it gives you so much hyper Armour I was able to kick three fume ultra Wielders off a cliff while being struck by them six times. Didn't get staggered whatsoever and actually I found out this ring has a sun princess effect and regent 15 health per tick. The thing is, only the one dropped by patches does this, so go out and kill him it's worth it.

          • Anonymous

            12 Feb 2017 11:28  

            Did this at least 30 times but for some reasons he does not sell the ring to one of my characters... yes I forgave him and yes cathedral gates are all open. Nothing critical, I don't plan to use it but it's weird how a result is different in DS3 when it shouldn't be.

            • Anonymous

              2 rings09 Oct 2016 22:25  

              It is possible to get 2 of these. First purchase the one in Pat's inventory. Then kill him, he'll drop another ring, his spear and ashes.

              • Anonymous

                Didn't get ring by talking to Patches18 Aug 2016 20:23  

                It was not added to my inventory by talking. I had to buy it from him for 500 souls. (Version 1.10)

                • Anonymous

                  Where is patches?17 Aug 2016 21:37  

                  I followed the questline, and when I told him greirat, was in irithyll, he wouldn't sell me anything, only talking about greirat. When I came back later, patches was gone and I didn't get the chance to buy the Catarina armor. Patches has not returned for a long time.

                  • Anonymous

                    Anti-greatsheild13 Aug 2016 23:49  

                    Goes without saying, but, great for guardbreaking those pesky greatsheild users both NpC and PvP.

                    • Anonymous

                      Um...03 Jul 2016 15:22  

                      I killed Patches for his ring, but he fell of the side up top, his item is floating in mid air... Does leaving the area reset the item drop location?

                      • Skeletons11 May 2016 20:52  

                        If you kick a skeleton with the Horsehoof ring, it'll fall apart for a bit and then re-assemble. Much like hitting it with a blunt weapon.

                        • Anonymous

                          Has the same effect as Knight Slayer Ring?11 May 2016 09:16  

                          Enemies lose 10% more Stamina when guarding against your attacks as well. (etc Knight-Slayer Ring) Confirmed Testing 4/26/2016

                          • Anonymous

                            Does this stack with the Knight Slayer Ring?02 May 2016 15:02  

                            "Enemies lose 10% more Stamina when guarding against your attacks as well. (etc Knight-Slayer Ring) Confirmed "So if the above is confirmed, does the Horsehoof ring increase stamina consumption upon blocking an attack in addition to the Knight-Slayer Ring?Furthermore, does the Knight-Slayer Ring increase the stamina consumption of a blocked kick?They really should have just made the kick a clean guard break to stop people from turtle-ing so ***** much. They aren't even hard to kill most of the time, just really annoying. I've double kicked some people with their greatshields with the hoof ring and they soaked both kicks. That is ridiculous.

                            • Anonymous

                              No ring in inventory - Only spoken to Patches at firelink (abandoned tower)30 Apr 2016 21:26  

                              Even though I have opened the front door of the Cathedral Patches does not have the ring for sale in his inventory.I missed him at the cathedral/ & of course killed the giants and only met Patches back at firelink. I have spoken to Ziegward in the well but not rescued him or bought his armour from Patches nor have I sent Greirat on his second "shopping" trip (yet).So simply opening the door of the cathedral (as stated above) is not enough for the ring to be available. I assume you have to open the door and speak to him at the cathedral (unsure about killing the giants first or after...).

                              • Anonymous

                                ring30 Apr 2016 17:08  

                                The trigger for the horsehoof ring to appear in his inventory is choosing to forgive him after the event in firelink, once you return and he is now squatting, it will be in his inventory.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Condition of ring appearing in Patches' inventory29 Apr 2016 13:19  

                                  I couldn't find the ring until I found Greirat. Once I did, I talked to Patches and he noticed I had met him. I was then able to buy the ring, whereas I was unable to prior to talking to him.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Needs Update27 Apr 2016 02:23  

                                    It appears that if you open the Green Door (graveyard) shortcut in Cathedral having come up the elevator, talk to Siegward, and return to the elevator by a method other than the Green Door shortcut, Patches will not activate. This forces you to follow up with the Tower scene to unlock him as a salesman. In this event, I do not have the ability to buy this ring! I have yet to clear Smouldering Lake, and have not taken the bridge to Irithyll. Everything else has been completed.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      information incorrect25 Apr 2016 11:05  

                                      Greirat does not have to die for this ring to be sold. In my current gamestat greirat has returned from Irithyll, saved by Siegward. Patches has the ring for sale regardless of this outcome.

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