Summon Range Calculator is used to determine if players can connect with each other in Online play.

 

Soul-Level Based Matchmaking

If you are looking to play with a friend, please use a password: this will remove the limits to multiplayer and scale the strong party down to the lower one.
The official wiki password is Fextra.
Below is a general calculator for ranges. This quick reference has an error margin of + - 10 levels at high levels.
Please note that weapon upgrades also take a part in matchmaking.

Host's level:

 



Below are an Excel Sheet and matchmaking formulas provided to calculate precise matchmaking ranges.
Further below, there are Soul level and weapon upgrade level recommendations for easy matchmaking.

Detailed Calculator by Pound_Cake94 (Excel Sheet takes a bit to load)

 

The Formula is Covenant Dependent:

The following table is depicted as active from patch 1.13 by From Software.

Co-op Sign Summons SL : Host's Level
Upper: SL + 10 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 10 – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Also affects Warrior of Sunlight and Mound Makers
Way of Blue (Auto) SL : Host's Level
Upper: SL + 15 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 15 – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Affects Blue Sentinels and Blades of the Darkmoon
PvP Dark Spirit Invasion SL : Invader Level
Upper: SL + 20 + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Red Eye Orb, etc?
Mound Maker Invasion SL : Invader Level
Upper: SL + 20 + ( SL * 0.15 )
Lower: SL – ( SL * 0.1 )
Remarks: Invasions from  Mound Makers
Covenant Invasion (defend territory) SL : Host Level
Upper: SL + ( SL * 0.1 )
Lower: SL – 20 – ( SL * 0.2 )


Legacy Table (pre patches)

  • Min/Max is given as the Host's min/max level relative to the invader's or phantom's level.
Condition Min Max
Summoning a White Phantom, Warrior of Sunlight, Mound-Maker or no covenant Host - 20 Host + 20
Defending Summons of: Blades of the Darkmoon or Blue Sentinels Host - 10 Host + 30
Territorial Invasions by: Watchdogs of Farron or Aldrich Faithful Host - 10 Host + 40
Invasion from Warriors of Sunlight or no covenant Host - 10 Host + 30
Invasion from Mound-Maker Host - 10 Host + 35

 

Weapon-Based Matchmaking

Dark Souls 3 uses Soul Level + Upgrade Level to determine multiplayer ranges.  If  a player has a weapon at +10, they can be matched with players who have +8 or more. If a player has no upgrades, they can be paired with players with up to +1 weapons.
Players have deduced that weapons that only go to +5 operate as double their numbers. So +1 is +2, +2 is +4, etc.

*Even if you no longer have a weapon of the max level you managed to upgrade, the game "remembers" what is the max upgraded level you had.

Host Highest Upgrade

Guest Highest Upgrade

+ 0

+ 1

+ 1

+ 2

+ 2

+ 3

+ 3

+ 4

+ 4

+ 6

+ 5

+ 7

+ 6

+ 8

+ 7

+ 9

+ 8

+ 10

+ 9

+ 10

+ 10

+ 10

 


 

ember-icon Optimal levels for Co-op

While sitting on one of these level tiers, you can summon phantoms and be summoned by hosts ranging from one tier below you through to one tier above you.

Host Soul Level or phantom

Weapon Upgrade Level (Special weapon upgrade level)

1 +0 (0)
11 +1 (0)
22 +2 (1)
34 +3 (1)
47 +4 (2)
61 +6 (3)
77 +8 (4)
94 +10 (5)
113 +10 (5)
134 +10 (5)
150 +10 (5)

 

  Recommended Level and Upgrade for Invasions

Area

Level

Upgrade

High Wall of Lothric 1-12 +0 to +1
Undead Settlement 15-20 +1 to +2
Watchdogs of Farron / Crucifixion Woods 20-30 +2 to +3
Farron Keep 35-45 +2 to +4
Cathedral of the Deep 35-45 +2 to +4
Catacombs of Carthus 35-45 +4
Smouldering Lake 45-60 +6
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley 45-60 +6 to +7
Irithyll Dungeon 45-60 +6 to +7
Profaned Capital 60-70 +7 to +8
Aldrich Faithful / Pontiff's Back Porch 40-60 (125) +4 to +7 (+10)
Anor Londo 60-70 +6 to +7
Lothric Castle 70-75 +8 to +10
Consumed King's Garden 70-75 +8 to +10
Untended Graves 70-75 +8 to +10
Grand Archives 70-75 +8 to +10
Archdragon Peak 70-75 +8 to +10
Kiln of the First Flame 80-90 +10
The Painted World of Ariandel 80-90 +10
The Ringed City 80-90 +10
Spear of the Church From 75 to 125  +10



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    • Anonymous

      This is out of date btw. In patch 1.35 they did what DS2 did to keep super late game alive. SL 351 is the max for matchmaking. You can be matched with anyone from 351-802 but not below 351. Which is an excellent change. For the last 2 days I’ve been doing a bunch of pvp in the area after Pontiff started at sl 356 and man there’s a ton of people all the time. Constant invasions. It’s also not as unbalanced as you might think. While the damage difference of an 802 and 351 is quite large the hp and defense isn’t. So it balances out quite well.

      • Anonymous

        This frustrates me. It assumes there would be a consistent number of players regardless of your level and in 2021, that's not the case. I think I've seen a player summon twice since I started playing months ago.

        • Anonymous

          Is the end game meta still around SL120? I'm currently 95, but I just stopped levelling mostly because I don't like that one questline with Yoel that forces you to level up. Heard from a friend it locks you out of some things if you abuse it too much per playthru.

          • Anonymous

            Is the summoning mechanic only relying on soul and weapon level?
            I am currently on a SL-1 +0 weapons run and sometimes I place a summon sign in case another player wants some help in their challenge run.
            However, when I am getting summoned (e.g. Ariandel Chapel), it is usually by someone using equipment that surpasses the summon range limits described on this page (like player able to onehand the Wolf Knight's Greatshield or the Greatsword).

            • Anonymous

              hey if anyone want to add me for coop I'm 69 lvl in dark souls 3 my friends they don't play dark souls so if anyone interested for coop my gamertag it's DangerClose8022 send me message on Xbox to start playing I have 2 characters 1 mage 146 lvl and pyromancer 69 I'm in Crousifixion Road

              • Anonymous

                upgraded rings is is it matter if u want to be summoned in dark souls 3 im 69 lvl and I'm looking to co op with random players I'm in high wall of lothric with random players I meant

                • Anonymous

                  upgraded rings is is it matter if u want to be summoned in dark souls 3 im 69 lvl and I'm looking to co op with random players I'm in high wall of lothric

                  • Anonymous

                    hey I wanted to ask if anyone know I'm 69 lvl in dark souls 3 and I want to be summoned in High wall of lothric is it possible?

                    • Anonymous

                      RIP me. Had soo many souls and leveled up to 140 (NG). Now I can't see signs anymore. But I can offer help against Midir and Gael instead.

                      • Anonymous

                        What is the best soul level to find people who haven't yet beaten Deacons, Watchers and/or Wolnir? (both for helping and for invasions)

                        • Anonymous

                          Just a quick question.

                          If my friend happend to give me a Havel's ring +3

                          While I am on SL 20

                          Will it be possible?

                          • Anonymous

                            The amount of twinks early on is mind-boggling. Every single encounter I have with another player before level 40 is a ****ing twink. It's so ****ing sad.

                            • Anonymous

                              Bro matchmaking is completely broken. I just attempted to invade for the pale tongues for a questline on some people. EVERY SINGLE PERSON had 2 phantoms with them of players that were easily above level 200. They had so much health, armor, weapons and stats. My level 20 character weidling base weapons was dealing 10 damage to them per swing. How am I supposed to even invade and fight one person when they're matching me against people at least 100 levels higher and with significantly better equipment. One time i invaded against a guy with 1 phantom level 100+ AND THEN the game decided he didn't have enough back up and then sent him a way of blue phantom that was level 100+. DUDE I JUST WANT ONE PALE TONGUE JESUS. I just ganked by people hundreds of levels higher with end game gear ****.

                              • Anonymous

                                If I get it right. Red with +6 can invade a "no password" world with a host with +8, who can have a phantom with +10. Isn't that a huge af disadvantage?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Guys question, if im at lever 125 is there anyway i can co op with a friend who is now starting the game ?

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