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 dark spirit is killed by another player, a Proof of Concord Kept is awarded. However, if the dark spirit kills themselves (i.e jumping off a cliff/ledge), a proof will not be 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

      15 Dec 2019 23:07  

      Farming for 12 hours, roughly, I got 3 of them. Got summoned some times and thats where I got the most of them. So total today is 12. Yeah this kind of gameplay is really broken. Got all of the buff items, except the vierd treasure chest helmet.

      • Anonymous

        24 Nov 2019 19:14  

        Is it just me, or is the drop rate on these really inconsistent? I started farming the two silver knights of Anor Londo yesterday, and got prolly around 10 of these in an hour or so, but as I'm farming today, I haven't got a single one in around 3 hours, even though the specs are exactly the same (symbol of avarice, ring, rapier, coin etc)

        • Anonymous

          19 Nov 2019 14:43  

          I got 4 Proof of a Concord Kept in around 4 minutes.. what i did was : 1. Equip Blade of darkmoon covenant item 2. All item discovery boost (mine was 444 item discovery without any coin) 3. Unequip chest, hand, and foot armor 4. Make sure to Quit game every time i got a concord, or its about already kill 30 knight (15 rounds/repeat) 5. When you ready, Equip any foot armor 6. Kill the knight 7. Got a concord, repeat from poin 4.

          • Anonymous

            17 Nov 2019 00:21  

            I'm getting a Proof to drop every 5-10 mins or so using 99 luck, Symbol of Avarice, Gold Serpent Ring +3, Crystal Sage Rapier, and Rusted coins. Im also using a +10 Deep Dagger and Parrying shield so I can 1 shot them with ripostes and Backstabs. Good luck everyone

            • Anonymous

              07 Nov 2019 10:26  

              The darkmoon blade would be great for my twin blade build (dex+fth) ...but then i decided to use the lightning blade instead of spending weeks of farming these f***ing items. The guy that thought it would be a great idea to set the droprate of these things to nearly 0% ... F*** YOU!!! I hope you loose all your souls over and over again!!!

              • Anonymous

                15 Oct 2019 14:13  

                i got 2 mil souls without getting even one of these, thanks from for banning me for getting invaded by a hacker, now i have to do this***** to try and 100% the game. what a cruel joke

                • Anonymous

                  31 Jul 2019 08:25  

                  I was farming the Silver Knights in Anor Londo for their armor and I managed to get around 40 of these in around 4 hours. Meanwhile, I STILL GOT NO SILVER KNIGHT LEGGINGS.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jul 2019 12:58  

                    I’m a very slow pve player and every playthrough I do all quests, loot all items and generally move through the game at a relaxed pace. For all of my higher level builds I’ve always equipped either the blue sentinels badge or BOTDM badge when I obtain it and keep it on for the entire play though and as a result I never had an issue obtaining the 30 concords and haven’t farmed them since I originally platinumed the game before participating in pvp. I feel like this is how the developers intended players to obtain these rewards.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Jul 2019 21:16  

                      Even when ds3 was first out getting summoned as a dark moon or way of the blue was very rare I’m sure there’s a problem with the covenant . It took me hours to farm these

                      • Anonymous

                        23 May 2019 10:50  

                        The first one only took 15 knights to get so I thought ok this isnt so bad, people just like to complain online. The second one took 157 knights to drop

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Apr 2019 21:57  

                          If you have a friend you can get them to start a fight club with the way of the blue equipped, then as long as you do well you'll have a steady stream of spirits to vanquish. On another note, for anyone without any friends, I would be happy to help accomplish this for any sl 120ish people on PS4 as long as you'll do the same for me, seeing as how I too have no friends.

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Mar 2019 08:48  

                            Every ng I would get a couple of concords and give them to the covenant leader and then start a new game and now I regret that so much and now I suffer everyday

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Feb 2019 02:32  

                              Luck at 99 (418) with rusted coin, gold ring +3, and the tongue head and get one concord for every 50 kills of these Knight, and one summon a hr. This is bad.

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Feb 2019 02:19  

                                Well, I'm not proud of the amount of time I spent getting these, but I finally got 30 with only 357 luck. I will say that, out of boredom and frustration with no-drops, I would go down and massacre the six silver knights with bows, and usually get at least one Proof. Restarting the game periodically definitely seemed to help as well. I also used a rusted coin after each rest, instead of one every two runs. Anor Londo looks majestic from afar, but up close it's a dreary, desolate gray moonscape.

                                • Anonymous

                                  08 Feb 2019 18:08  

                                  Let me add this here to the comment section, so some of you dumb-witted morons get it right. YOUR EXPERIENCE with farming these covenant items DOES NOT determine what the drop rate is and isn't. Some get this at 100 Silver Knight kills, some get it at 1000 Silver Knight kills. It's all RNG and you better be worshipping Item Discovery trait. For me? I have done rough 200 runs through this (So ~400 Silver Knights killed) and I got 25 of these. Few came from invasions but I'd say about 20 or them I got as drops. If your luck sucks, you have to just suck it up and keep grinding.

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