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
- Can be obtained as a Burial Gift.
- Sold by Shrine Handmaid for 1500 souls after giving her the Dreamchaser's Ashes.
- +1 Version (NG+): On a corpse behind where Siegward sits, in the white tower in the Undead Settlement, watching the Fire Demon. () (video location)
- +2 Version (NG+): Lothric Castle - From the dark room where you fight the Pus of Man in the wyvern's foot, head outside from the back exit. Turn right and drop down off the ledge. The ring is on a corpse. () (video location)
- +3 Version (NG++): Untended Graves - Behind the throne of Prince Lothric. () (video location)
- 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.
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Ring of the tiny being
This ring is not just 10% more HP. Its 10% more accuracy to not overheal with estus in PVP and get more bang for your bucks since staying max health is important.
ahhh, you were at my side all along.....
If only it were +15% HP like it is in Dark Souls 2, it would be more useful.
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.
qnyone has a +3 to spare? :)
The increments suck though, only 1% difference between each.
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
The best burial gift
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
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
"Life ring 4 life brudda" - Old Man
If anybody can trade me the +3 version of this on xbox one msg me Blacksword1994
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
The link for Dreamchaser's Ashes is broken, it has an unnecessary "+" in the beginning of the url which breaks the link
I found the Life Ring +2 in NG+, how does this happen?
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.
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.
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
I cam here to try to find the life rings weight, and i don't think it is stated.
"The only ring in the game with a +3 version. Obtain in NG++" not anymore!
If you get the Bariel gift life ring can you still get the +1 and above?
Ok so I was doing Untended Graves in my NG+2 playthrough, then I went to the location described above for NG+3 version of this ring, and it was there. Highly recomended to look up for certain items that "only appear" in subsequent NG's.
did a fast google search to see if this was common, didnt try hard to look so maybe it's known, but i got life ring+2 in my first NG, on a ledge in dragon barracks. if i recall correctly (pretty sure was a couple days ago) it was near the snake monster mutator guys in dragon barracks area after the two dragons. i have standard, +1, and +2 in my first new game
So in order to get the platinum trophy, and of course the ring's trophy, i will need to complete the game 4 times just to get this *****ing ring +3?!
Potentially could make it very dangerous. 7% increase ontop of their already massive health, buffed with lots of defense.A potentially dangerous ring in the right hands.
Question is... can you wear more than one?
+1 Life Ring in NG+ in the tower were Onion Bro relocates to in Undead Settlement. The floor you have to jump off the elevator going up to get to. Near the fire demon fight.
Maybe other folks can make this ring viable for a full playthrough?