Life Ring

Life Ring

Ring set with a small red jewel. Raises Maximum HP.

Life Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3. It is one of the Burial Gifts available to players.


Life Ring Information



  • Raises the Maximum HP by 7% when equipped.
  • +1 Version: +8%
  • +2 Version: +9%
  • +3 Version: +10%


Where to Find Life Ring



  • The only ring in the game with an existing +3 version, before The Ringed City DLC. Obtained in NG++.
  • Lightest ring in the game, at 0.3 units.



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  ♦  Hornet Ring  ♦  Horsehoof Ring  ♦  Hunter's Ring  ♦  Knight's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer Ring  ♦  Leo 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

      24 Feb 2021 05:08  

      Nobody should use this ring and here's why. Assuming your vigor is 36 (decent vigor for 125 meta SL) and assuming you're wearing the Ring of Favor +3 (which you almost certainly would be if you're planning on wearing Life Ring since RoF is much better), you'll have 1226 HP. Equipping Life Ring +3 on top of that gives you 1329 HP, an addition of 123 HP. If all you're looking for is to add more HP to your build, you're much better off just using the Sun Princess Ring instead, which regenerates 2 HP/second. That means you only need to spend 62 seconds without max HP to benefit more from Sun Princess Ring. If you DON'T spent at least 62 seconds at less than full health, that either means that you spent a lot of time in the battle at full HP, which you didn't need any help to begin with from Life Ring or you died too quickly, which mean the Life Ring probably wouldn't have help either. Sun Princess Ring could add significantly more HP to your pool depending on how much time you spent without full HP. Also, Sun Princess Ring can be swapped anytime without having to worry about losing its benefits. Unlike Life Ring, which if you take off and later put back on doesn't add the HP back. Sun Princess Ring also helps you not die to a throwing knives or chip damage if your Tears of Denial pop. Life Ring is outclassed by Sun Princess Ring and Ring of Favor. It's even outclassed by Estus Ring, too, if you plan on chugging. Also, it's just kind of boring. It just adds a flat 10% to your HP? *yawn* Don't use it.

      • Anonymous

        01 Sep 2020 11:39  

        people using life ring and ring of steel protection or similar combo for added survivability: you may get more out of the combo of estus ring and lloyds shield ring, estus ring = 3 more estus on top of 15 worth of boost, you can get it early game, no + version, and the extra healing will take you to full more often, where the 25% reduction of LSR will kick in, can be massive numbers for some bosses (this tip is more for bosses/tough enemies) and again you don't have to wait for NG++ or DLC for optimal version

        • Anonymous

          16 Jun 2020 01:21  

          here's a good combo of rings if you want to make a tank character: Life Ring+3, Ring of Favor+3, Prisoner's Chain and Ring of Steel Protection+3 (to negate the absorption penalty from prisoner's chain) it really makes you very tanky and gives you a super thicc health bar as a bonus

          • Anonymous

            31 May 2020 22:14  

            life ring+3 and ring of steel protection+3 = tanking combo!!! combine these two with Lloyd's shield ring and blue tearstone ring for full tank if you want.... these will give you an extra defense at the first and last hit that you will take before dying

            • Anonymous

              21 Nov 2019 09:09  

              The +3 at higher soul levels in PvP can really make a difference. Like 50+ vigor this ring can act as a tears of D at times with 10% health bonus. I usually have the same setup always. +3 life, + 3 chlor, +3 havel, +3 RoF. I'll sometimes switch the life ring for the hornet, or estus ring.

              • Anonymous

                21 Nov 2019 08:35  

                On xbox. If anyone has an extra +3 or this ring I can trade for whatever. I have all other +3 rings to trade, I have an extra slab or any weapon you want in the game upgraded to whatever level you would like.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Oct 2019 16:24  

                  At pontiff arena, this pretty much means an extra hit from dagger/rapier players, but not much else. A bigger health bar is always nice though

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Aug 2019 22:17  

                    If anyone is interested in trading the +3 version of is ring, I am open to whatever you believe to be a fair trade within reason.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 May 2019 10:25  

                      Is this ring actually worthwhile, or is it more or less another placeholder, like the Blue Tearstone Ring? 1000 HP and using this ring only gets you between 70 to 100 more HP, which isn't BAD, but it certainly isn't enough to make some massive difference. Is there something I'm missing about why this ring would be good for 'tank builds'? Does it interact with Embers to bolster HP a lot more or something?

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Dec 2018 19:11  

                        Oh look, a ring that has you wait until NG++ to get the +3 version instead of giving you it on NG just for buying the DLC.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Feb 2018 21:34  

                          The link for Dreamchaser's Ashes is broken, it has an unnecessary "+" in the beginning of the url which breaks the link

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Aug 2017 19:13  

                            Only 2 times. You can get it early in NG++ if you kill the Dancer right away. You literally only have to kill 4 boss in NG++: Iudex Gundyr, Dancer, Oceiros, and finally Champ Gundyr.

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Jul 2017 09:35  

                              Estus Ring is the actual Life Ring. With E.R., you can restore 20% more HP from Estus Flask (of course you get bigger heal with upgraded E.F.). L.R. +0 only adds 91 HP at 50 VIGOR (1300 HP * 7%). For real.

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Jun 2017 07:16  

                                Gotta love DS3 upgraded ring scalings, +1% for each step. DS2's Life Ring +2 gives 7% while +3 gives 12.5% and +3 gives 15%

                                Same for every other ring. DS2 rings were massive upgrades from previous playthroughs

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