Ringed Knight Spear

126 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
15 17 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Pike damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Ember (Skill) icon_fp_cost.png 12(-/8)

Ringed Knight Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It was added with The Ringed City DLC.

Black spear wielded by the Ringed Knights.
The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life.

For this reason the gods cast a seal of fire upon these spears, and those who possessed them.

Skill: Ember
Thrust the timeworn spear and watch it restore its ancient brilliance and reignite a short-lived flame, whose dull aftermath will carry on.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be buffed or infused
  • Reinforced using Twinkling Titanite
  • Buff from WA grants 90 flat AR.
  • All three parts of the weapon art can be parried
  • Physical Damage scales with Strength and Dexterity:
    • 416 AR at 40/40/10/10
    • 394 Physical / 22 Fire
  • Fire Damage scales with Intelligence and Faith:
    • 295 AR at 15/17/40/40
    • 268 Physical / 27 Fire



Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: Down the steps from Shira and to the right before the swamp. On a corpse behind the Ringed Knight.

Moveset and Videos:

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Ringed Knight Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 126 - 12 - - D D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +1 140 - 14 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0  25
Regular +2 150 - 15 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +3 176 - 17 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +4 198 - 19 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25
Regular +5 220 - 22 - - C D E E - - - 45.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 30.0 25


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



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    • Anonymous

      13 May 2021 08:58  

      God I love this weapons. Its one of the only spears (I know it's a pike shut up) I can use without being bored to sleep. Partizan too.

      • Anonymous

        01 Mar 2021 23:37  

        Such a trash weapon, all you edgelords that use this are worse than the dung pies I carry. You guys think you’re so cool and edgy wielding this weapon but you just end up getting rammed so hard you start to cry for mommy. But there is always the pkcs the best weapon in the game.

        • Anonymous

          13 Feb 2021 22:23  

          Tip: the Weapon Art excels at roll catching, just predict a roll and trigger the WA to get a nice hit on the enemy.
          probably the best spear in the game imo.

          • Anonymous

            11 Dec 2020 17:34  

            the fire trail in the third part of the wa helped me to kill so many miracle builds, it's so funny like they run away from the wa to heal but that fire has more range and gives way more damage than it should

            • Anonymous

              17 May 2020 01:48  

              Having the WA change it's moveset is actually a really neat mechanic and something I wish more weapons had. It makes fighting with this feel really fluid and adaptable.

              • Anonymous

                27 Mar 2020 19:10  

                I normally loathe spears and pikes (I happen to LIKE being able to SWING my weapon horizontally without having to two-hand the stupid thing), but this one is something I like, even when compared to the other Ringed Knight weapons. Why? The weapon art on this thing is actually GOOD, not to mention that I don't need a strength stat of 40 to use this or have to alternate between light and heavy attacks to wreak havoc with it, and that's without going into detail over how it deals increased damage even after you're done casting the weapon art.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Feb 2020 20:16  

                  I like how this weapon looks, but I don't like how it scales. IMO it would be nice for it to be D in str and C in dex. As in contrast the ringed knight sword should stay C str and D dex

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Oct 2019 09:40  

                    How come this weapon is popular with highwall twinks? I thought it was more quality build based, and the LKLS is an early weapon i have great success with in low-sl pvp. Is it because new players won't recognize it? Because new players only really appear when the game's in a steam sale lol

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Aug 2019 19:22  

                      Nice thing about the first part of the WA is you can turn it on a dime if you see your opponent is ready to parry it, and then follow up with the R2 since you can dead-angle it and it often catches them off guard.

                      • 14 Mar 2019 21:31  

                        If you like the Partizan you may really enjoy it. R1 is poke, R2 swipes from side to side and has a larger reach with WA buff. WA must be used tactically in PVE, easy to Parry. I normally use WA to reorient myself and to catch people off gaurd. L2, R2, R2 results in a interesting combo; WA lunge, swipe and poke with linear fire traveling forward abit. That being said I prefer it for PVE.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Nov 2018 17:16  

                          Jesus ive been using this for quite a while and it seems everything bigger than a straight sword can hyperarmor through the WA, and anything thats like a greatsword can instantly knock you out of the WA

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Oct 2018 03:45  

                            Tips on using the weapon: While buffed, the range on all of these attacks are extended: R2s, Jumping attacks, Rolling attacks, and Running attacks. The WA combos into one more hit of the WA, meaning if you hit the first, you will hit the second, but not the third. If you miss the first and hit the second, then you will be able to hit with the third. {How to counter parry kings:} Use WA, and unlock your character and move in a different direction at the last moment, stabbing the ground a good distance away. Then re-lock, and hit them with the remaining two phases of the WA. Keep in mind that the last hit of the weaponart causes fire to erupt from the ground, dealing roughly double the damage of all the other hits.

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Apr 2018 11:37  

                              People are saying that this weapon sucks because it is easily parriable. Yes that is true. It weapon arT is fairly easy to parry. But honestly that is a good thing. It balances the weapon. Its WA does insane damage and if it were not parriable then it would be too over powered. Its damage comes at a risk. You have to be careful with the WA. It has an upside and a downside like everyone weapon should in the game. So no its not crappy or overpowered it is faurly balanced.

                              • Anonymous

                                31 Mar 2018 15:01  

                                Nice. Another Dlc weapon that makes every other spear useless. Either you parry or you lose against this spear.

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