the-ringed-city-dark-souls-3The Ringed City DLC is the second and final DLC for Dark Souls 3. It was announced on January 23rd, 2017 by Bandai Namco and released on March 28th, 2017. It is recommended by the developers for players that have cleared Lothric Castle.

 

The Ringed City DLC Information

Explore a brand new convoluted region, inhabited by new enemies, mysteries and characters. Fight your fight through The Ringed City with new armor, weapons and magic!

Fear not the dark, ashen one. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity.

At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.

 

How to Access the DLC

  • The Ringed City DLC is accessed by traveling to Kiln of the First Flame, and finding a new bonfire before Soul of Cinder that transports you to the DLC location. There is also a bonfire you can find in the Painted World of Ariandel, in the chapel by Sister Friede. For this method to work be sure you are porting to the Sister Friede bonfire first. If you last saved there and then start the DLC the bonfire will not be there. Simply port to Firelink and port back and it will be there.
  • The area is recommended for SL100+
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ringed City Index

The Humanity Puzzle

There's a secret area with a requirement to "Show your Humanity". Please visit the link to find out how.

 

 

 

The Ringed City Gallery




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    • Anonymous

      Playing through Elden Ring many times has made me appreciate this content even more. By far the best thing that FromSoft has ever made, and imo it isnt even really that close. Best bosses, great level and world design, fun and annoying enemies (not JUST annoying like in ER), great lore, a PvP boss WITH a covenant!! I wish Elden Ring was more the Ringed City and less like the second half of DaS where everything is rushed and we just make sure that enemies can kill the player, thats all...

      • Anonymous

        Not a single enemy in this dlc isn’t annoying as hell. The bosses are great but I hate everything else

        • Anonymous

          Lets make the weapons in this DLC super op and imminently abandon the game right after so we don't have to patch them. Good one From

          • Anonymous

            About to start this DLC for nth time, with my moonlight sorcerer build. How are sorcery spells vs enemies in this DLC? I know pyromancer struggles against the Demons and Midir.

            • Anonymous

              Really appreciate all the callbacks to Ds2 in this DLC. If only Fromsoft realized sooner just how great that game was

              • Anonymous

                Met a friendly invader by the name of Meldcore, showed us the way to the bonfire and then to the bossroom before killing us.
                Thank you Meldcore <3
                - From Aldwyn and Soma

                • Anonymous

                  It's weird, I remember the Ringed City on my first playthrough, but I don't remember the Demon Prince bossfight nor the areas after the Dreg Heap.
                  Well, now that I'm back after a few years, I get to experience this again.

                  • Anonymous

                    just wanna thank the guy called "Gwen" who literally, like the guy below this other guy's comment, showed me everything in the DLC and helped me take out all of the enemies on the map. it was great fun, helped me kill midir and everything. will never forget him

                    • Anonymous

                      Not saying these weapons are pay-to-win, but many of them are quite powerful beyond reason. Only complaint I could really give about this great DLC.

                      • Anonymous

                        I just want to thanks thr player who is named "jingless" i just randomly summoned him and he showed me the everything about ringed city also helped me with midir he got no hit by that boss and killed it just wanted to say thanks <3

                        • Anonymous

                          This dlc is completely bullshit thanks for making me hate ds3 im gonna stick with older versions of the game

                          • Anonymous

                            How do you get to that floating tower in the distance? haven't found a way yet and theirs no videos online. WTF?

                            • Anonymous

                              Apparently I need a map because I'm not seeing how to get here from the Kiln of First Flame. There is no other bonfire. I'm worried I'll trigger the boss fight if I go look outside and I have a lot of souls i don't want to lose until after I get to the Dreg Heap.

                              • Anonymous

                                I is bestest dhark soulys playa in wurld - i 1 shotz eny bozses in ghame wif mie astori strait sord +1. u jelly scrub lordz?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Someone edit this page... if you want to get to ringed coty via pain5ing method, the painted world must be completed first... not sure why thats not in here

                                  • Anonymous

                                    When i drop down on the church it crashes...{ringed city dlc] Did everything[update drivers, change settings to lowest point, etc]

                                    • Anonymous

                                      *Puts Down White Summon Sign* *Waits Thirty Seconds* " Invading another world as a Dark Spirit " Me: Probably just a glitch, gonna have to be forced against my will to be a spear of the church. *Goes through and show up as a red in Grand Archives* *Immedietly get told that host has left area and I'm returning to my world* #ThanksMiyazaki

                                      • Anonymous

                                        When you're gonna start the second dlc first there will be a bonfite at kiln of the First flame near the real bonfire will be another bonfire near it it should be behind you when you go to kiln of the first flame and that bonfire would teleport you to Dreg Heap

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I watched a blind play through of the Ringed City. The guy that made it was BlueLizardJello, and his game play was absolutley hilarious. It got me really excited to see the Ringed City for the first time. Now, I'm getting to actually play Dark Souls III, with my little cuz. That's pretty great, but after playing Dark Souls I and III, I know now why no one likes Dark Souls II. It's so slow, and dramatic, I prefer the quick healing with Estus, while Dark Souls III is so much faster. Also,

                                          [T]/ Praise till you're Hollow.
                                          [*] Then, pop an ember, or Humanity and keep Praising. BTW, Dark Souls I Remaster!?
                                          / \

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I didn't think much about it until I reread Berserk, but the Ringed City itself seems inspired specifically by the Conviction arc. All the "heretics" living in the shadow of the tower, in constant fear of the zealous disciples of God... Instead of the Vatican's Holy Iron Chains, we have the Spears of the Church, and instead of Casca and the Egg of the Perfect World, we have Filianore and the Embraced Shell. Both events result in a "rebirth," of sorts--with Berserk, the dark blood helps to reincarnate Griffith at the cost of "the world" (as the Egg of the Perfect World puts it), and in the Ringed City, the Dark Soul is finally released from its prison to be consumed by Gael.

                                            Sadly there are no orgies to be found in the Ringed City.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              There is another invader that I got yesterday it's mad spirt sirrus I completely did her quest line and she invaded me at the first ring knight I saw

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Ringed City is a pretty tough area; chances are you're not being "ganked" rather then someone having friends help with the enemies.
                                                So many people complain over this on all forums and all consoles; I like doing co-op, it's more fun to play with others. If you invade, then you take always take a chance. Most invaders during 1v1 run to get enemies when they're losing anyways, so tough tomatoes cry babies.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  My favorite Darkmoon experience currently, is getting summoned to one of the hundreds of Gank Squads and watching the idiot host follow invaders into the Harold Legion.

                                                  It's not that I'm rooting for the invaders exactly, I just like watching idiots get that gank-mentality and have it absolutely ***** them. I kind of root for Invaders during a gank, simply because I've been ganked, but Watching somebody get killed over their own stupidity is pretty satisfying. It's like watching kids fall off bikes, it never gets old.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If anybody is willing to give me souls (soul of a great champion,etc) to level up my other Characters I'm willing to drop you dlc weapons pm me on psn Yousef_sonoforyx

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      El DLC2 me encanto sobre todo la batalla contra Gael fue epiquisimo wow
                                                      1000000000000000000000000000000
                                                      IS THE FINAL OF THE EMBERS

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Question: so if one starts a reg new game, go into the DLC both ariandel and ringed, do the rings collected throughout especially all the +3 rings from Ringed city pop up in this normal regular playthrough?
                                                        I'm about to test it soon as I'm on a new game But wasn't sure. Also it would be a major benefit to have those rings in ones basic regular game as opposed to all the other plus rings one can only get by starting a new game plus.
                                                        Was just wondering or if they have a scaling of plus 1 or so all those rings from Ringed city when in actuality they're the only +3 rings available in the game besides life ring

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          i love when someone says dlc is hard in a normal way and then someone says they beat dlc ng+30 with SL -200 just locking on enemies to kill them
                                                          just to bash the person's opinion

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            feels a bit cheap that on every arrival in the city I get an invasion INSTANTLY... Was there an article somewhere that this is a good spot for it? Because it isn't. #TreeSeedsOnlyStillUsefullPlace

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              At least a quarter of my duels have been with this thing and they use it for a last resort it's so annoying people seem to always have extra stamina after attacks too and only play level 90. The strength requirements should be 50 just look at it; should use more stamina than any UGS, keep the scaling if you want form but this weapon is so cheap. Don't say I can't dodge because I'm duel wielding scythes absolutely zero poise I get phantom blood all the time.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Can you access this dlc without the ashes of ariandel dlc, just installed now but bonfire isn't at the kiln of the flame? Tried restoring licenses which didn't work, I defeated soul of cinder is that an issue?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  please tell me there is a secret dlc coming out, it cant end like this. Please form, i dont want to play other video games can i like wire you money? want an organ? i NEED souls games.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    So on the list for 'new enemies' you forgot the red cloaked hollow like enemies that prowl around the Ringed City, that I think they migth be the 'pygmies'

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      great DLC but the weapons moveset went into the wrong direction. So far it was mainly one click, one hit without fancy moves. What Dark Souls weapon are about. Making strategical choices. Not spamming attacks. Unlike Friede or the Twinblades. But this DLC has a ton of extra move weapons you will only choose for these special attacks. It's like FROM thought "nah...who cares. It's the last DLC anyway, no more money to make. Let's go full crazy" .

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        When you realise the new curved Greatsword (heavy infused) at +10 has the same scaling and Base damage as Fume UGS +5...

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          don't know if this problem exists for everyone or if its a crazy coincidence but throughout the entire dlc I have not been able to find a single summon sign to cooperate anywhere nor have I been summoned as I place my summon signs on every boss and wait quite a while. I have tested it with all of my 10 characters of varying levels and playthroughs to no avail. if someone could inform me if this is a glitch possibly

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There seems to be a typo, as all the complaints about this DLC's difficulty mean the starting SL was clearly meant to remain at 9001.

                                                                            100+? THAT'S the April Fool's Joke.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              You know whats the funniest thing about dlc?
                                                                              Thats the most weapon (the most usefull ones for sure) are perfect for quality build.
                                                                              Isnt that great trying to break the meta? ISNT THE BALANCING GOODISNT THE MAGIC USEFULL
                                                                              IS IT FROM, IS IT???

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                the bonfires aren't appearing for me, I have the season pass, my Dark Souls 3 did update, I've tried porting back and forth, tried going offline and then loading in, tried flat out reloading the save in Firelink and then going to Sister Friede, but nothing.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  My ringed city map is not working as soon as i enter it the game gets stuck kn the loading screen please help me

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Alright there's a glitch sometimes, it happened when I summoned other players (which I had never done on 1st playthoughs in the whole franchise, I just found this boss to be particularly BS even more than midir (I was on NG+10)) anyways it happened twice, once during his 1st phase and once during his 2nd phase,he stops moving when ganked as if he was looking for his internet box, I still don't know if it ruined my experience or if it was a blessing.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      +3 rings omg what a joke
                                                                                      steel protection +3 adds only +1 and +0.5 defense while +2 adds like 3,4 defense compared to default ring
                                                                                      havel +3 only adds %0.6 extra carry capacity
                                                                                      at 1st when i get +3 steel and havel ''i was like omg here we go finally a complete tank'' but yet again complete disappointment.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        There is a slab in the boss room with gale. When you leave the bonfire go left against the stone wall. There is a knight with the paired great swords. Kill him for the slab

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Any questlines that can be missed or messed up, or that can be done in multiple ways/endings? Can the whole DLC be experienced in one playthrough?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            We dragon bros didn't get anything again, expect a katana and the heads of our lords and brothers, it is sad day. T.T

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This DLC starts off very strong, good aesthetic and introduces 2 new enemies, 1 being the Harold knights and it teaches you that killing them with a plunging attack is the best way to go about them, classic FromSoft level/gameplay design. Shortly after you come to the first big swamp, items everywhere, smaller enemies luring you into traps, again classic FS level design, all is good. Unfortunately after the first 1-2 hours the PvE takes a rapid descent into laziness, another large open swamp with even less enemies/items, overall easier enemies and generally feels rushed when compared to the first 2 main areas. Fortunately the first boss, demon prince, is easily one of the best fights in the entire DLC, this is the closest boss to OnS we have gotten since DS1 and it does it very, very well. Midir is a very tough fight, being that his only weak spot is his head, it can be very hard for a melee only build to fight him, even some spell builds can struggle, a good way to kill him is to use pestilent mercury and wait. The "Spear of the sunlight" boss is the weakest boss in the entire game, without a invader its a quick 20 second boss that you can stunlock, and with a invader it becomes a PvP "duel", sounds cool? nope, if the host summons just 1 phantom is typically over for you within a minute. Some balancing to this "boss" and it could become a very fun boss, but as of right now, its bad. And finally, Gale. I just want to say this, was he the best ending to the souls series? No, far from it. But is he a good boss? He is easily one of the best bosses in the game if not the best, and easily up there in the "Top 10 Dark Souls Bosses". But his difficulty felt a little lackluster considering hes supposed to be the FINAL boss. for comparison, Orphan of Cos is harder and in my opinion a much better ending boss to a DLC for 1 large reason, he was hard as balls. The difference between the two, for me at least, was that Gale felt like one of those bosses that you were going to kill on your first try, you might do well, or bad, but he was going down on the first try. Kos was the opposite, he was somewhat feared because he was so tough, and thats whats missing from Gale, that feeling you get when you kill a very hard boss, that rush just want there. Overall though Gale is a good fight without a doubt, but just a little bit disappointing for the final boss. Now, the weapons, I think this is the first time ive ever said this about a souls DLC, but some of the weapons in this feel pay to win, like the dual greatswords or the frayed blade, these weapons dont take much skill to use yet can out put some crazy damage, thankfully though its a pretty small collection that are like that, maybe 3 at most. There was a decent collection of weapon types in the DLC so there should be something for everyone. The new armor, not much to say here other than there are some returning sets from DS2 as some new sets and they all look great. New spells, most of them are very good, personally im not a spell user so I cant go into detail about which are the best for PvP/E so I wont. Finally, the music, i shouldn't have to say but the music is great and every piece felt like it fit the boss perfectly. Overall id give this DLC a 7/10, not bad but it feels like its missing something to just push it into that extremely high quality experience that other DLC's have offered, but yes, would recommend getting.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Gotta say, that ending gave me quite a bit to think on. On what the dark soul really is, and what it means that the ashen one didn't end up like Gael. Why the Pygmys are the state we find them in. There's no definite answers, as always, and that's just how I like it. I can keep my illusion of a cold, gentle, goodly home for the forlorn and unwanted to shelter in as the world rebuilds itself during the age of dark can finnaly let... you know, everything rest and recover from this horrible greed that Gwen, King Drang, and every other kingdom that rose and fell had, wanting to draw out this age of fire, burning the world to ash more and more. I'm very satisfied. Thanks for the memories and adventures Fromsoft. They were great.

                                                                                                Sorry for any grammatical errors. This site doesn't lend itself well to mobile browsers.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Seeing a lot of people saying the weapoms are***** which in fact, they are not. First DLC weapon you can buy is the splitleaf Greatsword and I upgraded it to +9 and made it Sharp and its my 3rd best weapon damage wise (and yes I have A LOT of upgraded weapons and 40 STR and 40 DEX) and it only gets better from there. The movesets seem to be a problem to people cause they are similar to a lot of other waepons but let me say this; How many ways you think there are to fight with a spear? They are weapoms meant to have some wide swipes with thrusting attacks. What do you want? A spear with a greatsword moveset? Come on, get over it. They made TONS OF WEAPONS. Lets see you guys make 21 spears with different movesets. Probably not that easy. Also the bosses arent even hard. Slave Knight Gael might be due to his large healthpool and such but Like EVERY BOSS THEY HAVE EVER MADE What have we done? We overcame and beat them to feel victorious. Seems like no matter what a game company tries to do fans will never be happy. Just goes to show that when there arent any problems to complain about that people will make problems to complain about. Look at when dark souls 3 was first announced. People flipped their***** saying that the music in the trailer wasnt good enough and didnt seem to fit the trailer. WHO THE F*** CARES!? Game releases and you arent going to watch that trailer ever again. They could play nursery songs and I could care less, its a trailer. Just look at the fact that the company took the time to make you this game and DLC for you to play and enjoy the mysterious world of Dark Souls that was created. I could go on but I think I have said enough

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Is anyone else not being able to summon people in the ringed city, summoning is only messed up there for me and I don't know why

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I did the DLC, and then played to the main game for an other NG. I found something really interesting! When you go to the cathedral of the deep, the statues like those that throw poison are really looking like the infected pilgrims that summon angels! And, also, there are statues of hollow that has wings!
                                                                                                      With the fact that there are a lot of ennemies that use blessed miracles in the cathedral, it feels that there is a great connexion behing.
                                                                                                      Hmm.
                                                                                                      Maybe the kind of butterfly in Lothric were angels, and with time the turned into that rotted things.. And when Lothric inhabitants saw that, they leaved the city in quest of a new life.. And so they went to the cathedral of the deep. But Aldrich started eating everyone, and so, they ran from the cathedral. But they had nowhere to go: Lothric was falling, cathedral became a butchery... So they leaved for the painting of Ariandel.
                                                                                                      Some of those who found the painting, decided to stay near the cathedral, to tell the story, of a cold but gentle place, waiting for all the forlone souls, that has no place to call their home...
                                                                                                      And the angels, who once were praised in Lothirc, now only remember that nothing escape to dark..
                                                                                                      Maybe, when you kill the pilgrim that "create" an angel, the angel itself doesn't die, but with time, become something like the rotten butterfly of Lothric.
                                                                                                      That's why, when you enter the Ringed city DLC, they try to kill you: They are afraid that someone come to kill their "body".. Because they'll turn into a rotted thing.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Between the desert sorceress and Zullie's Black Witch set, the number of prostitute cosplays has shot through the roof.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          i dont care about the pve i just wanted cool new weapons to pvp with and new armor to show off and i was not disappointed

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