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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

      12 Dec 2018 13:51  

      Just farm these at low level Sl20-60 watch tv or do homework or make love to your hand while waiting. Oh and don't suck at PVP It really doesn't take that long

      • Anonymous

        04 Dec 2018 17:52  

        What’s the best way to get these at high SL? I’ve tried farming for a few hours with no luck and can’t seem to get summmoned. Am I missing something?

        • Anonymous

          24 Nov 2018 19:07  

          Everyone whines about how hard it is to get these. 1. Equip Blue Sentinels and do whatever until summomed, this worked got me with a level 125 and a 364 with +10 weapons so meta and over level are fine from my experience. 2. Equip blade of Darkmoon, ok so this one requires you to be a little better at the game since Blades of the Darkmoon seem to in a world until they're target is dead whereas a Sentinel can stay as long as there is an invader and the Sentinels seem to have a higher summon rate (I'm usually summoned before a Darkmoon and when I'm invad(er/ed) I usually see Sentinels before Darkmoons It's really not that hard since the area after Pontiff is heavily used for Fight Clubs and Honour Duels not to mention Ganks and it's somewhat late game meaning lots of covenant invasions especially Mads and Aldriches

          • 09 Nov 2018 14:33  

            This is the only Covenant item that I've never, ever, not even once managed to obtain by farming Silver knights. All I always get are Titanite shards and a*****load of armor pieces.

            • Anonymous

              23 Sep 2018 21:10  

              Spent about 3 hours grinding with 300+ item discovery, got something like 5 of these and a million souls. Got summoned maybe 6 times but those yielded probably only one item due to summons to battles that had ended and one weird situation where the host and invader were playing a game of their own, trying to get blues to pick up some item... The blues are the worst covenants in the game. None of the others come even close.

              • Anonymous

                09 Sep 2018 08:15  

                I guess noone else gets this lucky, but I just had a blast! I was summoned via the covenant and in that world (anor londo) the host must have used the dried fingers, because he was constantly invaded and I stayed (because there was no situation where there was no invader present) for 8 invasions. I made 8 proofs of a concord kept in under 5 minutes. Then the streak was cut and I was sent home. If someone knows how to do this systematically, this might be a good way to farm these items. Also: FROMSOFTWARE should finally change one of the two covenants to active mode, i.e. invade invaders worlds to punish them or invade the worlds of the invaded without the need of them having a special covenant. This covenant could be so much fun... playing police in the game. =D

                • Anonymous

                  04 Sep 2018 02:39  

                  killed about 100 silver knights may be less and got about 13-14. with 270 luck and NG+. got called for online about 3-4 times

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Aug 2018 10:49  

                    I seemed to get summoned a lot more often when i had the darkmoon covenant item equipped while also having the red eye orb activated. Xbox One.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Aug 2018 10:29  

                      At last I managed to obtain 30 of this bad boys. This are my numbers: -NG++, SL 65, Hollow Level 99 -Item Discovery: 429 -Time spent: 4:30 hrs

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Aug 2018 19:45  

                        Psn: Lefrenchninja Just want to get these dreaded concords will return the favour and help you get as much as you need too!

                        • 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?

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