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.
  • Extremely rare drop from Silver Knights in Anor Londo and Irithyll of the Boreal Valley (1%)
  • 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.

 




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    • Anonymous

      20 Oct 2021 07:48  

      little fun fact i just noticed with cheats on: only the one silverknight with the spear drops this item... the other one not

      • 07 Oct 2021 12:31  

        Spent ~4,5 hours grinding this with a method similar to the one below, but I used backstabbing tactics and did not respec in Luck. I hate those stairs now. Thank God it's over.

        • Anonymous

          06 Oct 2021 19:53  

          It took me 3 hours to farm all 30 off the two Silver Knights at the top of the Anor Londo stairs. Total souls: ~3,000,000 (including ~400,000 from selling all the items they dropped.)

          Before the grind, I went to Rosaria and respecced to 99 Luck, 60 Int, and a little attunement for some extra FP. I equipped Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +3, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Young Dragon Ring, Magic Clutch Ring, Crystal Sage Rapier (offhand) and Court Sorcerer's Staff +10. This setup gave me 377 Item Discovery and allowed me to one-shot the knights with Crystal Soul Spear. I ran up, killed both, ran down and reset. Being able to just delete them with a single spell is pretty crucial. You don't want to actually be fighting them or giving them a chance to block or whatever. You just want them dead so that you can turn around and reset.

          Hope this helps.

          • Anonymous

            06 Oct 2021 16:51  

            Good news, I can now afford to remove all 5 of the dark sigils on my character

            Bad news, I th8nk I've gone hollow from lack of drops

            • Anonymous

              27 Sep 2021 21:45  

              I have done it. After 6 hours with 99 luck + the usual farming gear i have 28. Killed yorshka for her chime so i will just start ng+. Holy ****ing **** this was torture. This is probably what hell feels like, they make you farm concords.

              • Anonymous

                30 Jul 2021 22:31  

                The good news is u can farm these. The bad news is you will prob gain 5 to 10 levels by the time u have 30. Great FromSoft thanks for hiding achievements behind Covenant ranking awesome idea.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jul 2021 17:35  

                  Yeah this just sucks to farm. You either farm silver knights for an hour for a chance for one to drop or wait for an hour to get summoned to a way of blue and chance getting one shotted and having to wait another hour. Hope there’s nothing like this in Elden Ring

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Jun 2021 20:00  

                    if i use cheat engine to give myself 30 will i get banned? i do not have cheat engine, i have never installed or used it once, but these drop rates feel like the game is cheating ME sooooo...
                    all i’m saying is cheat engine looking really appealing now

                    • Anonymous

                      17 May 2021 10:25  

                      Everything depends on tactic and build, i got 30 in less than 3 hours. i had 465 (+/- 5) item discovery with rusted coin. I used dragon tooth which took 4 swings to kill one knight, could me 3 with more strenght, and i had just enough stamina for 4. first knight almost always rushed at me so i just walked right, and then killed him with four swings. another knight charges at you but with better reach i could attack before he atacked me. the both staggered all the time so in most cases i didn't recieve damage. worth mentioning, i didn't ever bother with pvp so my SL was about 200; i had to finish game 3 times to get platinum so it's very easy to get to this level. wouldn't bother farming before ng++ unless you do pvp.

                      • 04 May 2021 03:21  

                        If you don’t want to do a Luck Re-Spec like most people, don’t even bother farming for these unless you get the Covetous Gold Ring+3 from Ringed City (huge difference this ring made over the base one), Crystal Sage Rapier, Avarice helm and a tons of Rusted Coins.

                        I’m averaging around 3-4 concords every 30-40 minutes and log out and back in to reset the drop counter. Resetting is pretty crucial from what I’ve experienced because I’ve been logging my kills and drops on a counter app on my iPhone. Good luck.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Apr 2021 18:51  

                          Around SL120-140 I have just been running around collecting rings + spells and completeing NG cycles with the covenant item equipped. I get summoned to the Ringed City about 1-2 per hour and the host always has full 3 phantoms so getting the kill on invaders is pretty easy. No PVP duelling required (which I suck at), I've been doing this for about a week and have 21 proofs so far. Should have the miracle by the end of this week.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Apr 2021 16:49  

                            Funny how despite being such an incredible game plenty of people's best DS3 moment will not be an unforgettable PVP duel/invasion, beating NK/Friede/Gael or finishing it 100% but will be seeing this drop for that 30th and final time.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Apr 2021 00:06  

                              Guys, please just equip blue sentinels the moment you get it in Crucifixion Woods. If you are decent at PvP you'll have minimum 10 concords by the time you reach Anor Londo, it'll save you a lot of time (and pain).

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Apr 2021 11:39  

                                I know it says in the wiki, but I just want confirmation. If an invader uses the black crystal, do the blues not get the rewards? Thanks in advance.

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Mar 2021 13:57  

                                  Hi, I discovered that the thing with reloading the game as was mentioned on this wiki, works better than one would believe. Try that and good luck!

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