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

      17 Oct 2019 15:40  

      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

        13 Aug 2019 01:22  

        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.

        • 15 Mar 2019 02:31  

          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 22:16  

            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 09:45  

              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 17:37  

                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 21:01  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Feb 2018 20:39  

                    That feel when you use WA more than standard attack.
                    Ringed Knight weapons are the best weapons imo , M2 hack and slash you are welcome

                    • Anonymous

                      12 May 2017 02:46  

                      For any considering to use this spear, do so because it is (imo) the best out of the spears and pikes, damage especially when buffed by the WA is amazing split damage or not and the weapon art itself absolutely roasts your opponents

                      • Anonymous

                        10 May 2017 01:32  

                        THe WA is really good against parry spammers. I stunlocked this one guy through the entirety of the WA combo because he kept trying to parry the initial jump.

                        • 20 Apr 2017 21:21  

                          I really like this weapon. I'm not usually a spear user but I can't put this one down, the moveset is great. Its really not "broken" or over powered though, it's a good moveset. Compared to alot of the dlc's other weapons it's kind of balanced.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Apr 2017 06:30  

                            Just gonna put it out there i invaded and hit a medium armored host with the full weapon art... it did like 1400 damage XD gotta love it

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Apr 2017 00:18  

                              As a fan of polearms of all kinds, this thing is just beautiful. Thank Gwyn for granting us another spear like Partizan that isn't just poke all day every day ammai right?

                              fanatic ahead,
                              be wary of fire.

                              Basics first, on your usual 40/40 STR/DEX quality build the spear has a 1H AR of 415 and 430 in 2H. While a bit of that is Fire it feels plenty considering how flexible the weapon is. Also it IS classified as a "Pike" (easy to tell too from the slower 1H R1s when compared to spears like Partizan) and is notably of similar length as Lothric War Banner.

                              Some of its good points
                              1: Unique, three-phased weapon art that simultaneously buffs the weapon, bringing the previously mentioned AR values to 505 and 520 respectively. That is STRONG, even if its split-damage. However the buff does make your attacks with notable flame to them cost more stamina so do pay mind to that.

                              2: Combo ability, this thing has it.
                              R2 > R1, R2 > R2.
                              Even the weapon art consistently combos two of its potential three attacks, the third flamewave thrust will not hit unless your opponent happens to panic and ***** up. And if they do? Bye bye HP, was nice knowing you. It does seem like if you miss the initial plunge but hit with the spin-swipe, the third part WILL combo but I haven't 100% confirmed that with a dummy friend.

                              3: About the weapon art, again... The aftermath fire buff also alters the moveset, changing both of the jump attacks and the 2H rolling attack into the Halberd class swipes instead. Those jumping swipes with Pike class range to them? Don't know about anyone else, but I looooovvve them.

                              The only negative this weapon has is that its damage buff simultaneously raises your stamina costs, but the positives FAR outweigh the singular negative. You could say that the weapon is.... PRETTY HOT. Eyyyyyyyy.

                              • Anonymous

                                13 Apr 2017 03:03  

                                Imagine if this had a third R2 after the pillar of fire one that makes the aoe explosion like the knights wielding it.

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