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Proof of a Concord Kept is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3. 

Proof of a Concord Kept


Blood-drained, shrunken ear. Souvenir taken for subduing the guilty.

The knights called the Blades of the Darkmoon punish the guilt-soaked offenders of the Gods and take this proof of their conquest. The earless corpses of the guilty will be left behind as a warning to others, inspiring both fear and respect for the Gods. Such is the eternal mandate of the Dark Sun.

 

Proof of a Concord Kept Usage

 

Proof of a Concord Kept Locations

  • Reward for defeating invaders when defending a Way of Blue member as a Blue Sentinel or Blade of Darkmoon. The item is given each time an invader is banished rather than when you are sent home, so for farming you may want to keep one invader alive to stay in the world.
    • If the invader uses the Black Separation Crystal, a Proof of a Concord Kept is not awarded.
    • If the host challenges the area boss to banish the invader, a Proof of Concord Kept is awarded.
    • If the host (or another phantom) kills the invader before you join the fight, a Proof of Concord Kept is not awarded. 
    • If you assist the host in any way (including just damaging or being damaged by regular enemies far away from the fight), and the red phantom is killed by anyone, a Proof of Concord Kept is awarded.
  • Rare drop from Silver Knights in Anor Londo and Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • One is located on a corpse, in front of the altar at the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • One is located on a corpse in Anor Londo by the Clerics on the left hand side stairs.
  • Two are obtained by using a Proof of a Concord Well Kept, which is rewarded by killing a Red Eye Orb invader in the Aldrich Faithful Covenant, but only if the Blue Spirit is in the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant (their sin status is irrelevant).

 

How to farm Proof of a Concord Kept Guide

  • Get the Gold Serpent ring (+50 discovery), or better if you can get the Gold Serpent ring +3 version (+125 discovery) .
  • Get the Symbol of Avarice (+100 discovery).
  • Get the Crystal Sage Rapier (+50). The weapon needs to be in hand to take effect, you can test this by looking at the item discovery in stats screen. Wielding a second Crystal Sage Rapier will boost item discovery even further.
  • (Optional) Infusing a weapon with a Hollow Gem boosts your luck by up to 5 points depending on your level of hollowing.
  • (Optional) Reallocate attributes at Rosaria with as much luck as possible (40 or more). Remember to have at least 5 tongues to reallocate back after.
  • Get plenty of Rusty Coins from Patches the Unbreakable or kill him for his ashes.
  • If you use all the items you can get over 375 item discovery (or 445 with a gold coin). 
  • Go to the Anor Londo bonfire and kill the two silver knights on the stairs.
  • The drop rate seems to be roughly 1 in 30 knights (3.33%) with 350 item discovery.
  • The drop rate is ~5.75% (16/278) with 500 item discovery.
  • One way to improve the speed of the farming run is to use an INT build (43 + sage ring) and Crystal Soul Spear. Set ATT to about 30 so you can cast 4 CSS - two for each knight. The stagger of CSS allows you to stop their charge. A crystal straight sword of some kind will allow you to dispatch the knights if they block a CSS with their shield. A full run with bonfire reset should take 35-40 seconds for the two knights in the stair at Anor Londo bonfire.
  • The farming run can be further improved by one-hitting the knights with Crystal Soul Spear (and Hidden Body - so that they do not raise their shields). To be able to one-hit the knight, you need: 60 INT, +9 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Magic clutch ring, Young Dragon Ring, and Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring. Note that the staff does not need to be fully upgraded so that, if you decide to re-spec just for the sake of farming, you do not need to waste a Titanite Slab. Make sure you have enough ATT to complete the run. To one-hit the knight: cast Hidden Body, use Rusted coin, cast Steady Chant, then CSS away. Kill two knights, then run back to bonfire to reset. You should be able to complete another cycle before the effect of the Rusted coin finishes, netting you 4 kills/minute.
  • Melee success can also be achieved by using a parry or small shield to parry the first lightning thrust of the spear knight and riposte with a dagger (nearly one shot with hornet ring). Switch to the crystal sabers to finish him off. The sword knight will rush you and is fairly easy to backstab after his rushing lightning attack. 
  • It is faster to farm the two knights on the stairs than to include the red eyed third up on the right, as with two you should be able to average roughly 3.3 knights/min whereas with 3 it is closer to 2.8 or 2.9. 
  • Some players find that the Proofs of Concord drop in batches (e.g. 2-3 in quick succession after killing several knights). Others found that a Proof will typically drop within the first 5 runs whenever the game is started, so they reload the game whenever a Proof is found. 
  • Alternatively, one could rush a low level/low weapon upgrade character to Anri and Horace for the Blue Sentinels covenant item. Most people equip the Way of Blue after they receive it early game. Defending those players in the Undead Settlement may be an easy way to collect these early. Suggested level is 25, weapon upgrade +2.

 

Notes

  • Once you are summoned, the death of a red Aldrich Faithful invader (An Aldrich Faithful invading with a red eye orb) will provide a Proof of a Concord Well Kept. They don't have to be killed by the host or a friendly phantom. You will also get one if they are killed by another invader.

 

Trivia

  • This item makes a return from Dark Souls 1, however, the name was different in that game (being called the Souvenir of Reprisal) and is a brighter hue of blue.



    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2018 23:35  

      after playing nearly two years i decided to get the dark soul achievement.. with 415 item discovery, I only got one at the farming zone. This thing is ridicioulusly rare. I also have the darkmoon blade covenant equipped but not summoning at all!. (playing on PC, SL 205. Dont tell me I am overlevelled. When I invade to someone everywhere is full of blue polices BUT ME!)

      • Anonymous

        10 Aug 2018 02:56  

        If your on a full faith build you can make a full loop in an average 31 seconds with 1-shots using sunlight spear. Setup: 60 faith +10 sunlight talisman (203 spell buff) Morne's, Sun's first born, Lighting clutch and Gold serpent rings plus the other two pieces of MF gear and Rusted coin Method: Run half way up the stairs pop a coin and lock on the first knight soon as he starts the charge cast a sunlight spear with unfaltering prayer and you can poise though his attack. Take the hit and you should get a 1 shot with the melee spear, do the same with the next knight. With this setup I hit for 1028 damage on a melee spear and can take both hits and still have plenty of hp to make it back to the bonfire without having to pop an estus, this is with 35 vigor and only about 13% absorb. If your having trouble with the 1 shots, using the same setup as above, this are my numbers Base: 1028 w/ Deep Protection -1079 w/ Sacred Oath - 1131 w/ Rose of Ariandel - 1270 w/ Sacred Oath and Rose of Ariandel - 1398 if your still short on the 1 shot can can use different Chimes and Talismans, again with the base setup above +10 Sunlight talisman -1028 (base) +10 Canvas talisman - 1135 +10 Yorshka's Chime - 1290 Only thing about using a different talisman is that the knights can break your poise with the canvas's unfaltering prayer and the Yorshka's can be pain to get a melee spear off on. hopefully this can help you speed up getting your darkmoon blade. The base setup I listed first was the fastest and most fool proof way for me to keep my speed up but please mix and match till you find what works best for your build and level. Don't give up skeleton!

        • Anonymous

          06 Aug 2018 19:36  

          I had a pretty good farm method. used Old Wolf Curved Sword (From the Watchdogs covenant rank 1) +5 with 40 str and 40 dex would kill both knights in 4 hits each, and the red eye in 5 hits. Better yet, it reliably flinched them on every hit. Run up the stairs, pop a coin juuust after the spear knight's head comes into view. Kill both, run back to bonfire. Then, depending on how clean i ran it, I could usually kill both on the stairs AND get up to kill the red eye once before the coin ran out. So, 4 silvers and 1 red eye per coin, then use the coil sword fragment to warp back to bonfire, so you alternate hard and soft resets (Which apparently matters? I dunno.) This is the 3rd covenant I've PVE farmed and IMO it's the second worst grind in the game (trying to pve grind shackles is disgusting.) I clanked it out in a good few hours, probably 5ish? It's not impossible, you just really do need maximum luck. I was floating around 460 luck, I think, from the rapier, mimic hat, both serpent rings, rusted coin, and a high luck stat. Good luck farming peeps!

          • Anonymous

            01 Aug 2018 02:40  

            Too bad the best way to do this is helping someone farm, instead of just earning it through normal ways including silver knight farming. Kind of goes against the reasoning for it in the first place.

            • Anonymous

              04 Jul 2018 03:59  

              If a invader kills the host and a blue/darkmoon kills the invader within a a second or 2 after, do they still get the Proof?

              • Anonymous

                02 Jul 2018 20:30  

                I was attempting to provoke a blades summon by having a friend spam dried fingers with the way of blue convenant on until an invader comes. Is this a decent method?

                • Anonymous

                  19 Jun 2018 10:43  

                  On my mage character, I was able to one-shot both the knights on the stairs using Crystal Soul Spear. I had 50 INT, a +5 Sage's Crystal Staff, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Young Dragon Ring, Magic Clutch Ring, and I used Steady Chant by two-handing the staff.

                  This way, I was able to get two bonfire runs before having to refresh the Rusted Coin.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Jun 2018 21:06  

                    I like to equip Way of Blue, start burning dried fingers, and wait. I get invaded, naturally, and the MOMENT I know the Blue Spirit is in the world and moving around.

                    SWOOSH. Go into the boss room. Wait for the messages that Dark Spirit went home and Blue Spirit went home.

                    Options>Quit Game>Continue.

                    Get reloaded just outside the boss fight and do it again.

                    Why? Blues need them concords fam. I give free concords. It's my way of punishing Invaders, and if you don't like?

                    Invader logic: "It's Part of the Experience"

                    Eat Me.

                    • 04 Jun 2018 10:38  

                      Info / Statistics from Farming. I started farming already having 3 Proof of a Concord Kept's, meaning I needed 27 more. I killed a total of 583 Silver Knights while farming until I got my 27th Proof of a Concord Kept. Fun fact, during my farming I got 2 Proof of a Concord Kept's in a row, a 0.00214369 (0.0463 x 0.0463) chance, and I farmed 583 Silver Knights making it a 1.24762758 (0.00214369 x 582) chance for that to have happened, according to my statistics anyways. Item discovery: - Gold Serpent Ring +3 (115) - Symbol of Avarice (100) - Crystal Sage Rapier (50) - Rusted Coin (50) - Luck stat (35) - Total (400) Drops: - Proof of a Concord Kept (27 - 4.63%) - Silver Knight Shield (35 - 6.00%) - Silver Knight Helmet (72 - 12.34%) - Silver Knight Armor (48 - 8.23%) - Silver Knight Gauntlets (56 - 9.60%) - Silver Knight Leggings (48 - 8.23%)

                      • Anonymous

                        30 May 2018 15:51  

                        I've found the best way of farming the Silver Knights.
                        First of all, get your item discovery things in check.
                        Get an izalith staff and upgrade it to +4.
                        Get the Great Soul Dregs from the Drep Heap.
                        Equip Dark Clutch Ring and Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring.
                        With 40 INT and 35 FTH, you can 1-shot the Silver Knights when using Steady Chant.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Apr 2018 17:29  

                          Vordt's GH with 66 STR is the fastest way for me to deal the silver k***hts. Just pop perseverance and hit them. They'll die in 2 hits if they didn't block your attack.

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Apr 2018 15:42  

                            "Some players find that the Proofs of Concord drop in batches (e.g. 2-3 in quick succession after killing several knights). Others found that a Proof will typically drop within the first 5 runs whenever the game is started, so they reload the game whenever a Proof is found. " Yeah, sounds like bs.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Apr 2018 16:25  

                              Ummm. Doesnt make sense. Played this game since day 1, keep coming back for fun. If i get myself 400+ find, i never get one. If i stay around 200 find, i can get 3 in a row sometimes. I have spent days waiting to be called (almost never) and with 400+ luck, never found but maybe two a day. Common drops are the armor set and shards with rare chance for concord. Uping find ups all rares. Including a slight boost to the commons. With high luck all player is doing is uping ALL drops which in turn makes concord eliminated (nearly). Trust me. Try it. Get yourself round 200 and leave it there. The commons still stay around the same, but that luck rate will greatly open the roll for the concord. Will turn 48 hours into 6. Never fails. Prove me wrong, good luck, happy gaming.

                              • Anonymous

                                02 Apr 2018 05:55  

                                Give up on farming this, just start a new game + and play through the game while waiting to be summoned, will be more fun and probably take about the same time or even less

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Mar 2018 16:51  

                                  I farmed these religiously for 3.5 hours the other day and did not get 1 I relocated my stats too 99 luck used gold serpent ring crystal rapier avarice helmet rusted coin and I still didn’t get 1 in 3.5 hours I’m on ng +8 level 283 and have not beat this play through yet. I don’t know what else I can do please help I need 19 more proofs of koncord would it be quicker if I started a new character and tried to get the pyromancer achievement on that character?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    20 Mar 2018 07:44  

                                    I wish to take a moment of remembrance for Silver knight battalion #436 KIA count at 7409. Your 30 proofs were put to good use.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      20 Mar 2018 06:10  

                                      If you plan on farming them, I recommend these ranges : SL 20 +1 or (even less +0), SL 30 +3 (also works for watchdogs) , SL 40 +4, and I personally got last 20 from SL 60 +6 (also works for aldritch faithful).

                                      Be warned that you will encounter A LOT of twinks up to SL 30, so either twink yourself or just go to higher levels where it's evened out. Depending on the time don't expect frequent summons, so feel free to PvE or farm. Personally, heavy weapons that create good estus trades are very good and a good weapon to catch rolls/pussying out invaders is nice. A good parry with hornet ring might also be lethal, just don't use weapons that do dark damage for ripostes.

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