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

      09 Aug 2021 13:14  

      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

        30 Jun 2021 08:29  

        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

          28 Jun 2021 09:47  

          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

            28 Jun 2021 09:35  

            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

              28 Jun 2021 09:33  

              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

                14 May 2021 14:43  

                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

                  23 Apr 2021 16:35  

                  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

                    20 Apr 2021 07:00  

                    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

                      16 Apr 2021 21:25  

                      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

                        18 Mar 2021 20:41  

                        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

                          18 Mar 2021 15:52  

                          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

                            15 Mar 2021 22:47  

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

                            • Anonymous

                              31 Jan 2021 14:23  

                              Guys, a question here. I have a +7 weapon and according to this page i can invade up to +5 - 9 guys. But a summon calculator i googled recently insists on a range of +5 to +10. Which would explain some of the weird encounters I’ve had during Pontiff invasions. So who should I trust more?

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