Red Eye Orb is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3.

Red Eye Orb

Online play Item. Invade other worlds at will
Defeat the Host of Embers of the world you have invaded to gain the strength of fire.

The red eye orb is rooted in a tiny land swallowed by darkness long ago. Some choose to put the orb to other uses. To embark on this path, enter the service of Rosaria in the Cathedral of the Deep


Red Eye Orb Usage

  • Use a Red Eye Orb, and you'll be able to invade other players worlds and play against them competitively. The invaded player is called the "host", and the invading player is called the "invader". You can only invade worlds whose host is in ember form. Up to two people can invade a world at once if a is being used. Invaders treat each other as enemies and can attack and damage each other. Invaders can also not heal eachother if they are helping eachother by the use of healing miracles, although they can heal eachother with the Warmth pyromancy.

Red Eye Orb Locations



  • Red phantoms will gain a Pale Tongue and become Embered for killing the host. If already embered, you will gain a consumable Ember item instead.
  • Mound Makers will gain a Vertebrae Shackle and an Ember if they defeat any host. Warriors of Sunlight will gain an Ember and every invader present in the world will get a Sunlight Medal.
  • Hosts gain only souls for defeating an invader; hosts will not gain embers, nor a Sunlight Medal for defeating a Sunlight Warrior, nor a Vertebrae Shackle for defeating a Mound Maker. 

Notes and Trivia

  • Unlike previous iterations of Dark Souls, the Red Eye Orb's use adds a persistent notification underneath the stamina bar, in the style of Bloodborne's bell system, which continuously searches for viable hosts instead of being a one-time use item that requires refreshing per failed attempt.
  • It appears that Mound Makers are preferably put into worlds that have phantoms in them already.
  • It appears that Warriors of Sunlight are preferably put into worlds that already have another invader in them. This requires the host to have used the Dried Finger.
  • Unlike the item of the same name in Dark Souls 1, the Red Eye Orb is not locked to a specific covenant.
  • The Darkwraith will not drop another Red Eye Orb if the player already has one.
  • It is good to note that you do drop your souls when you die as a red phantom. However you will keep your ember form.
  • If you're attempting to gain the Red Eye Orb early on and are finding it difficult to defeat the Darkwraith, it is possible to step back onto the elevator as he's about to attack you. This will force him to fall down the hole under the elevator and die immediately, rewarding you with the Red Eye Orb.


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    • Anonymous

      03 Oct 2021 12:45  

      Why is life painful as an invader? Because you weren’t meant to win, you are supposed to be there to hinder the player’s gaming progress and pose as threat when really that is out the door when that player summons 3 phantoms and you are no longer the threat you are just practice for their team work.

      • Anonymous

        02 Sep 2021 17:41  

        I invaded someone in pontiff arena area and i got teamed on by 4 people of course im going to run then i run to the giants 2 people get crushed by them one tried to throw a hunter charm but missed then i back stabbed them 3 down then the host tried to kill me on his own i ran to the arena then i back stabbed him for the finish then i bowed

        • Anonymous

          09 Jul 2021 06:59  

          If you’re in say, watchdogs of farron and you invade someone using this. is your covenant name displayed above your head or just “Dark Spirit”?

          • Anonymous

            18 May 2021 14:25  

            Gwyn, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that few stood against many. That's what's important! So grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen... then to hell with you.

            • Anonymous

              15 May 2021 17:09  

              Does anyone constantly lose invasions, because they feel the need to be "honorable"? I lose plenty, only to then be like forget honor, and eventually destroy some rando and feel bad, because I wasn't following my own stupid honor code. Which is why right now I'm sticking to red soapstone. Just wondering in case anyone has advice.

              • Anonymous

                01 May 2021 20:52  

                I sincerely hope invasions are not handled like this in Elden Ring, this is basically like a game of rock paper scissors.

                • Anonymous

                  01 May 2021 09:14  

                  I wish there was a mechanic which doesnt lets you not get run away from invasion if you get invaded fight or wait for help whenever I try to invade host rushes to fog wall can you believe that?

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Mar 2021 10:33  

                    If you want to play online go ahead, nobodies stopping you. But, you are getting an undeniable advantage by playing online and having phantoms that can trivialize the game. So, why are you complaining about being invaded when you are not forced to play online? Invaders balance out the advantage of phantoms, it is completely fair. Stop hating on invaders and go offline.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Mar 2021 02:20  

                      I play off-line bc im too cheap for ps+ so like. The amount of salt from people on this page is both illuminating and very entertaining

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Mar 2021 09:32  

                        Almost all problems pvp-wise would be solved if the cracked variant of this red eye orb blocked white phantom summons for the duration of that invasion, and would give that object a purpose to be farmed for.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Mar 2021 07:19  

                          I like that they give this so early in 3. The remaster of 1 made matchmaking harder and 2 doesn't even have an orb at all.

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Mar 2021 17:43  

                            has anyone fact-checked the invasion preferences for specific covenants? like, does invading as a warrior of sunlight actually influence your chance of joining another invader?

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Feb 2021 16:16  

                              heres a tip for new invaders:
                              always remember that YOU are the invader. your invading against the hosts will, so the host has every right to run away or to resummon. if the host disconnects, consider that a win. if the host points down, don't think much of it. it's just a game. no one cares. all that matters is that everyone has fun. never point down even if they gank. it just ruins everyons day(unless ur a true invader only does it for the fun and not the embers.
                              in conclusion:
                              everyone have fun and lets try to unsalt this community :)

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Jan 2021 13:15  

                                Lets see.
                                New player just doing pvp comes across several things while experiencing this community.
                                1. Point down (something similar to teabagging from Halo days)
                                2. Throw dung pies aka throw **** on people you defeat.
                                3. Just keep spamming Vestiges at people.
                                4. Just in general think you are an awesome invader coz the moment your health is low you just retreat behind pve enemies (looking at Ringed city invasions)
                                5. Message someone that you are better than them coz you have 100% plat on all dark souls games.

                                Yes that has been MY experience from the DS3 community. IT wasn't like this in Bloodborne. Thanks.

                                • Anonymous

                                  18 Jan 2021 18:52  

                                  People who hate invaders have never felt the adrenaline rush of seeing the words "invading another world as a dark spirit"

                                  • Anonymous

                                    06 Jan 2021 03:57  

                                    For those who hate being invaded, I have a simple advice : never use embers. I did that for my first playtrough, because I was new at the souls's series and had enough hard time with the PvE. You can't summon phantoms, but I really don't see the point of doing that, because it makes the game much easier so you will not really have a true experience of the game and you will always be a casual imo.
                                    I met too many hosts during invasions that are really agressive with their teammates but just run away and try to re-summon them once they are alone.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      11 Dec 2020 20:28  

                                      The ping on most invaders I get is what really annoys me. A swing hitting me a second later is just annoying, even though I restrict it to local matchmaking. Were they to better filter out invaders with shitty pings, then I'd be more inclined to play online, but I'm not dealing with stutter-butter TriHarDinvad3rLuL's delay.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        24 Nov 2020 22:18  

                                        invading others should be illegal, I always DC on console and turn on no-dead (can't softban anymore as they disabled itembans) on pc. You're just ruining someone elses game for your enjoyment, and they are probably sociopaths. Why not just play the game intended way?

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