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 tear 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



    • Anonymous

      25 Jul 2020 23:13  

      I wish there is a way to tell you which ng level you are summoned to as a helper. I once got summoned to a Pontiff fight and he one-shot me (40 vigor all gear on) on the first hit....must be a ng++ I guess

      • Anonymous

        20 Jul 2020 07:23  

        One question:
        Is DS3 like DS1 about level when invading?

        I mean, in Dark Souls 1, if you invade, you could invade anyone from your level and above... with this, someone could still get PVP even by being high level, is this the same or a high level has no chance of getting PVP? You invade only by this same phanton range?

        • 30 Jun 2020 18:19  

          Total newb question here....What exactly do I need to do in order to summon help when I get stuck on a boss? So far the only summons I have been able to find are what I believe are just NPCs like the two that help against Pontiff S. How do I summon a real player?

          • Anonymous

            28 Jun 2020 12:18  

            I don't even stay low level for pvp anymore, cause all these fools twink, and invade new players it's korny

            • Anonymous

              12 Jun 2020 07:41  

              I'm currently helping people kill Soul of Cinder so if anyone needs help my signs down and ready. I'm currently on a 3-0 win streak with helping people beat him.

              • Anonymous

                12 Jun 2020 03:55  

                I need help with the dancer of boreal. Im trying to beat it early and I accidentally killed the vordt boss so I can't summon the swordsman. Please help

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jun 2020 10:38  

                  Hello, if i have weapon +2 on my 20 level - can i invade +0? And what about bows? Arbalets? Maximum Arbalets can be+10,if i up arbalet +2 can i invade +0? Thanks

                  • Anonymous

                    29 May 2020 03:17  

                    I knew I shouldn’t’ve upgraded my special weapon. Now I have to go to the next tier or make a new character.

                    • Anonymous

                      02 May 2020 18:12  

                      Wait so how does this work? Who can I invade/get invaded by if I have a level 150 character with a +5 Twin Princes' Greatsword?

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Apr 2020 15:54  

                        The Weapon-Based Matchmaking of this page is inaccurate. You can't invade a player with +0 weapons if you have a +1 weapon.

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Apr 2020 10:04  

                          Has anyone ran into ganks with a super overlevled phantom, the one I ran into was almost all naked and he one shot me and other invaders with Chaos bed vestiges, is there a glitch to have a over SL phantom not get nurfed

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Apr 2020 05:38  

                            We had so many memories, From.. But now..? Their making new games, new franchises... We had a blast. May the flames guide thee and praise the sun!!

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Apr 2020 17:55  

                              That calculator is completely inaccurate. Im level 80 and my buddy is level 39. I can come into his world at anytime and i have +7 weapons and he hasnt upgraded at all. Mabey this is just the passeorded matchmaking but either way that calculator is completly false. Mabey only good for invasions.

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Mar 2020 13:04  

                                I have a SL120 character, and I want to get all the trophies with him, but I also wanna be able to pvp. That means I have to go through ng+ trying to do usurpation of fire ending, but i will have to lvl up an additional 5 times with yoel. Is there any workaround? Like, can you ditch lvls when respecing on Rosaria or sth?

                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Mar 2020 01:34  

                                  I am sl 47 and i have a straight sword of sunlight +4 or whatever its name is. Im in farron keep and i was able to get quite a lot of invasions. My weapon acording to this site is +8 which is the recommended for the final areas of the game. How is this posible?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    22 Mar 2020 06:05  

                                    I'm trying to get summoned as a Blue on a low level character, but this page seems to contradict itself. I punched host level 1 into the calculator and it says the upper limit for Blue Summons is 11.1. The thing is the formula given says (host)SL+15+(SL*.1) which to me is 1+15+.1=16.1. I know most people aren't running deprived, but still is the calculator or formula more reliable? Or are my reading and math skills just terrible? Also what is the highest Weapon upgrade you can have as a Blue to be summoned to a Host with +0 weapons? I always thought it was just -/+1 from your weapon level, but I'm seeing people say you can match with 2 weapon levels below yourself so is going to +2 safe for low level sentinel summons?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      21 Mar 2020 01:50  

                                      Only if that was true, **** invaders that are lagged, or run for the mobs, or using boss weapons from the final bosses on the first areas....

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