Wolf Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 3.

Wolf Ring

Wolf Ring2

Ring associated with Abysswalker Artorias,
one of the Four Knights of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Increases poise.

Artorias had an unbendable will of steel,
and was unmatched with a greatsword.

Wolf Ring Effect

  • Increases Poise by the base factor of + 4
  • +1 Version (NG+): + 6
  • +2 Version (NG++): + 8
  • +3 Version (The Ringed City): +9
  • The ring gives you slightly less extra poise depending on how large your current poise already is.
    • ExtraPoise = WolfPoiseWolfPoise * Poise / 100
    • Therefore with no armor, the base version of the ring gives you 4 extra poise.
    • When you (for example) already have 12 Poise, the ring only gives you 4 − 0.48 = 3.52 extra poise.
  • Weight: 0.50

 

Where to Find Wolf Ring

 

Notes

  • Poise gained is affected by current poise. Already Poise heavy armors will result in diminishing returns.

 

Trivia

  1. Unlike its DS1 counterpart, this version of the ring does not give you an aura. Because of that and the fact that it has no apparent effect on the wearer, you cannot tell when someone is using this ring online.
  2. This is the only Artorias related equipment to actually refer him by said name, not "wolf knight" or "abysswalker" 
  3. This is the only ring relating to the 4 knights of Gwyn that has +1, +2, and +3 variants 
  4. An article about Artorias, The Abyss Watchers.

 

Rings
Aldrich's Ruby  ♦  Aldrich's Sapphire  ♦  Ashen Estus Ring  ♦  Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Bloodbite Ring  ♦  Blue Tearstone Ring  ♦  Calamity Ring  ♦  Carthus Bloodring  ♦  Carthus Milkring  ♦  Chillbite Ring  ♦  Chloranthy Ring  ♦  Covetous Gold Serpent Ring  ♦  Covetous Silver Serpent Ring  ♦  Cursebite Ring  ♦  Dark Clutch Ring  ♦  Dark Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Darkmoon Ring  ♦  Deep Ring  ♦  Dragonscale Ring  ♦  Dusk Crown Ring  ♦  Estus Ring  ♦  Farron Ring  ♦  Fire Clutch Ring  ♦  Flame Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Fleshbite Ring  ♦  Flynn's Ring  ♦  Great Swamp Ring  ♦  Havel's Ring  ♦  Hawk Ring  ♦  Hornet Ring  ♦  Horsehoof Ring  ♦  Hunter's Ring  ♦  Knight's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer's Ring  ♦  Knight Slayer Ring  ♦  Leo Ring  ♦  Life Ring  ♦  Lightning Clutch Ring  ♦  Lingering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Lloyd's Shield Ring  ♦  Lloyd's Sword Ring  ♦  Magic Clutch Ring  ♦  Magic Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Morne's Ring  ♦  Obscuring Ring  ♦  Poisonbite Ring  ♦  Pontiff's Left Eye  ♦  Pontiff's Right Eye  ♦  Priestess Ring  ♦  Prisoner's Chain  ♦  Red Tearstone  ♦  Red Tearstone Ring  ♦  Reversal Ring  ♦  Ring of Favor  ♦  Ring of Sacrifice  ♦  Ring of Steel Protection  ♦  Ring of the Evil Eye  ♦  Ring of the Sun's First Born  ♦  Sage Ring  ♦  Saint's Ring  ♦  Scholar Ring  ♦  Silvercat Ring  ♦  Skull Ring  ♦  Slumbering Draconcrest Ring  ♦  Slumbering Dragon Ring  ♦  Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Speckled Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Sun Princess Ring  ♦  Thunder Stoneplate Ring  ♦  Untrue Dark Ring  ♦  Untrue White Ring  ♦  Witch's ring  ♦  Witch Ring  ♦  Wood Grain Ring  ♦  Young Dragon Ring

 




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    • Anonymous

      It's basically useless, it gives diminishing returns on poise when it already has very low base value.

      E.g if you had 25 poise the formula becomes

      4 -(4*25/100) = 3poise and the bonus gets Lower and lower as you stack more poise.

      At 44 poise you only get: 4-(4*44/100) = 2.24.

      • Anonymous

        Why even put +1/+2 rings in ng+ when you can get +3 on ng? I get that dlc was released later, but they do it every time.. Also many rings base versions seems just useless and Wolf Ring require so much farm you can just get +3 faster. I think on the launch of the game it was different, but am I right about today, or missing something?

        • Anonymous

          the only time that wolf ring is decent is:

          SL 27-60 accounts that can't use a heavy armor even with havel's ring.
          sou can use wolf's ring with a light/medium armor and still having a good hyper armor along with a greatsword/longsword/Straightswords


          wolf's ring is acceptable in low levels but for arena and high lvl invasion is literraly useless

          • Anonymous

            IT ONLY ADS 4 FOOKIN POISE?

            Why anyone would waste a ring slot on this instead of something like the Prisoners Chain or FaP Ring is beyond me.

            • Anonymous

              Why did they even bother adding it? jesus christ the state of bb pvp slapped from so hard they nerfed all the good s**t that made dark souls iconic in to oblivion in ds3. I sure as hell hope elden ring don't suffer the same fate.

              • Anonymous

                This page seems to suggest that this ring provides flat +4/6/8/9 increases to poise, when actually those are only the increases when you're naked. The build maker at Soulsplanner states that the Wolf +3 is a simple 9% increase to poise, but that also is incorrect. Despite this the calculator still gives accurate values and can be trusted.
                When you have 00.00 base poise, wearing the Wolf +3 gives you 9.00 extra poise for 09.00 total.
                When you have 09.90 base poise, wearing the Wolf +3 gives you 8.11 extra poise for 18.01 total.
                When you have 20.10 base poise, wearing the Wolf +3 gives you 7.19 extra poise for 27.29 total.
                When you have 20.10 base poise, wearing the Wolf +0 gives you 3.20 extra poise for 23.30 total.
                From this it seems that when your base poise is 'P', and the ring provides an extra W when naked, these are the formula:
                Extra poise = W(1 - 1/100 * P)
                Total poise = P + W(1 - 1/100 P)
                Total poise = P + W - WP / 100
                So if you'd like at least P' poise after wearing the ring, you need a base poise of
                Base poise = (P' - W) / (1 - W / 100)

                I'd go Havel's everytime if I was tryharding since you also get extra absorption, but damn those fat armours are ugly. To me, this ring seems to have two uses: fashion souls, and sub metalevel builds with high stat demands that also need poise.
                The Wolf ring can push some of the more fashionable armour pieces into practicality so you're not so disgusting to behold.
                At SL120 you should always have enough stats, but below that you can wear both the Wolf and Havel's ring to save a lot on Vitality and make some stat demanding weapons more viable at lower levels than they would be otherwise. Of course you're still missing out on another useful ring, so it's probably still suboptimal. Maybe only swap in the Wolf ring if you're up against a high poise damage weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  Havel's Ring always outclasses Wolf Ring. Wolf Ring's only benefit is that it can be quickly swapped in the heat of battle. Instead of swapping rings AND armor to gain more poise like you'd have to do with Havel's Ring, you can just swap one ring to get a bit more poise with Wolf Ring. In short, use Havel's Ring over Wolf Ring unless you're planning on swapping real quick during battle.

                  • Anonymous

                    I won't believe that poise exists until i see daggers and similar lightweight weapons bounce off a heavy armor. Hyper armor is NOT the poise we grew up with.

                    • Anonymous

                      I need help with the master of rings Achievement if anyone wanna help and give me the ring my steam friend code is 222228147 and thanks in advance

                      • Anonymous

                        I need the unupgraded version for the all rings achievement, its the last eing and achievement I need. If anyone has this ring and is willing to let me pick it up and give it right back to you please let me know. PSN: WhitestMexican7

                        • Anonymous

                          i find this usefull agains people with the same weapon, this ring can help a bit to make the diference and trade 1 hit for 2.
                          still not very usefull but if you have a extra ring slot use this ring is not that terrible but very specific

                          • Anonymous

                            +3 Version (The Ringed City): Dropped by Seeker of the Spurned. (Video Location)

                            He will not spawn if playing offline. You must be embered and online.

                            • Anonymous

                              Actually, this ring a good choice for PvP-arena or duels. When you think what's better: Wolf ring or Havel's Ring, you already know answer: Havel's better, but... When u wear Havel's Ring and get heavier armor, u get more defence and with heavier armor u SHOULD to wear Havel's ring everytime. And wolf ring u can just swap for more suitable ring (if u fight against light weapon, like straight swords or curved swords and u know you have enough poise to trade with them without Wolf ring), that's a very good option. Also, if u know poise breakpoints of your weapon and weapon of your opponent, u can just surprise him with extra poise points and win the trade. This ring definetly not necessary for "mail ring slot", but just keep it in your inventory for duels.

                              • Anonymous

                                The only time you should use this is with very specific weapon, armor, and weight breakpoints. Not useless, but close.

                                • Anonymous

                                  *the placeholder ring, this ring does absolutely nothing, it depicts a wolf for some reason, and looks very old, it's said to boost this thing called POISE, but poise no one knows what poise is, because it seemingly doesn't exist

                                  • Anonymous

                                    No matter how you defend poise in this game, it s utter trash caused by bloodborne s influence and braindead fanboys who spams their straight swords the whole day. This mechanic and absorption stats that stacks diminishingly totally ruined heavy knight builds and the npc who are actual heavy knights are either buffed with artifficial difficulty or given ds1 poise just for being 0,30 cm taller.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Please, can anybody left this ring (version normal - adquired across 2 nível of convenant of wathdogs of farron) for me? My id in PSN is GODOFWARSmars11

                                      • So, through thorough testing with different VIT levels, it seems that wearing Havel's Ring and better poise armor leaves you with more defensive stats (since it's better armor) and anywhere from 0-2 less poise if not slightly more (tested with +3 versions). Now, if you're going to maximum poise - that is, full havel's - then due to diminishing returns on poise, you're only going to get 4.48 extra poise instead of the advertised 9. In conclusion: This thing is worthless, I won't apologize for hurting your feelings, stop defending it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Ah, the old wolf ring, darkmoon blade, warmth and great lightning spear battle, the real final boss of Dark Souls 3. Don't go hollow trying to get this one lads, after all the only people who will know you have it are you and the weirdo who decides to stalk you achievement profile.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            can anyone drop this ring for me please? For some reason I never get summoned for the covenant. please help (my psn is: mokyaffe)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Poise.........Is...........Turned..........Off............In.........This.....Game. So this ring is a joke. Anyone pretending this ring has an effect, is a noob who doesn't do research. The game has literally been HACKED, to turn on Poise, and played offline to see the affect. Dark Souls 3, has no poise. If you disagree, you're wrong.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                For all the people who think its useless for whatever reason: its not. Example? I wore Ringed knight set and used Ringed Knight Paired GS on Sould of cinder, without wolf ring I was stopped mid-animation and didn't even manage to hit the boss. However with Wolf Ring +3 equipped I was able to perform attack animation and it does huge difference. Of course it doesn't make difference for every creatures attacks, but it certainly might be useful.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Yes, you will get a miniscule, almost invisible increase in hyperarmor with the +3 version, but you could also just equip the Havel's Ring +3 and some higher poise armor to also get better resistances with less diminishing poise returns. This really only has a use if you have garbage VIT, making the +19% equip load from Havel's equal 2 pounds or something.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Love seeing all the comments saying “poise means nothing in ds3”. Until you meet a poise tank that out-trades you because they just won’t stagger

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      So in case i sold it because i thought "I don't need this i got the +3 version" and than it's the last ring i need for the trophy, is there any way to get it again? Because i farmed 30 again and he gave me nothing. Thanks in advance.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Two ways to get the swordgrasses for the ring:

                                                        1) stay at lvl 20ish. Level vigor and stamina and str enough to use a raw great club/ frozen great club two handed (19 str I think). Then get summoned until you earn 30 before you level up higher.

                                                        2) go to the fortress bonfire with the three ghrus in NG but after you beat the game (killing them by then will super easy). Left hand the crystal sage rapier, wear the symbol of avarice and the gold serpent ring (+3 if you beat the ringed city). Now use a gold coin and pull your strongest attack. I used the black knight sword two handed r1s and got 4 runs before the effect ran out. By run 10 I had the two swordgrasses I needed to get covenant lvl 2 (all I wanted was the curved sword).

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          In Dark Souls 1, Artorias has a +40 poise boost with this ring.
                                                          In Dark Souls 3, Artorias has a +3.36 poise boost with this ring.

                                                          Damn is this ring useless.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Can someone please help me?? Its last ring for trophy. I can t find anytone in Farron ;/
                                                            PSN: DziobasDZB
                                                            Level: 100

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Anyone on PC have a spare of the regular version? It's the last ring I need for the ring achievement but I don't want to have to farm 30 Wolf's Blood Swordgrass for it. Send me a message on Steam, username's OculusNuva.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                omg why did they nerf it, its actually useful fo builds with low poise to equip this ring and when using hyperarmor frames with the trade.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Hi does anybody gave the regular ring that would let me hold it just for a second to get the trophy? I'll give it back and in return can give you all other rings, slave knight Gael soul, lord of cinder soul, twin princes soul, consumed king soul and champion gundyr soul. Please :)

                                                                  Message me on psn: jacobnator2000

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Why did they nerf these rings to the ground? Hell, the +3 version only gives one point more compared to the others that at least of a 2 point increase. The patch is now way to favored for fat-armored poise stacking...

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Is this ring usefull on light armors? I want it to have some poise and not be staggered so easy, i've got the +3 version and i think it is but i dont really now :(

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I just got the +3 but it only boosts my poise by exactly 4.62. Where did this faq obtain it's 9 poise boost from or does it mean 9%?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Please, I need the Wolf Ring for the trophy; I'll give it back whenever. I just don't want to do the whole invader shtick again for the third time. PSN: Zeal_Is_Magic

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Anyone that already has the Rings trophy, could you please give it to me? I need it for the achievement. PSN: Euronezian

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I got this rings +3 version with all my characters so far, but the only one that provided noticable effects was my "Iron Tarkus" he can finally legitimately tank hits. I took on a couple red phantoms, one even using a Great Hammer, and I kept on swinging my Greatsword+10 right through their blows and even delivering some pretty cruel strong swings, and this is all ONE HANDED to boot. Finally not a useless ring. Time to take down the competition with a friggen Vitality build of all things.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Should note that if you do not have the base version of the ring you will not get the have all rings achievement

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  hello
                                                                                  i killed the invader in the ringed city, but he didn't give me the wolf ring +3...
                                                                                  i was not embered
                                                                                  i didn't level up enough in the wolf covenant to get the basic wolf ring
                                                                                  I am in my first walkthrough (no NG+/...)
                                                                                  so I am wondering if the +3 wolf ring is dropped only if you already have the basic ring...
                                                                                  anyone can help me on that ?
                                                                                  thanks


                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Since the last update, this ring is now a valuable item. Its poise boosts hyper armour when you're using a heavy weapon. No more getting staggered when attacking with a heavy weapon.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The only reason I busted my ass to get this ring is because I wanted the steam achievement, also the shield was an awesome bonus

                                                                                      • Any1 Know if you can get another ring through NG and giving the covenant items again? the non+1 version because i sold alot of my non plus one versions without realizing Id need them all at once for the Lord of the rings achievement

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I need just a few of the covenant items for Platinum. Would someone able to trade for the Wolf Ring, Warmth, and Darkmoon Blade/Ring? I have Sacred Oath, Great Lightning Spear, Great Deep Soul, and the Obscuring Ring if anyone needs those. PSN: Dragonfire2323

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Anyone on Xbox One willing to part with this ring? I've been grinding for hours without getting a single Covenant item.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I need this ring and the obscuring ring to platinum. Anyone willing to trade or letting me use them for platinum and I will return them after? PSN: iuplnu

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Only ring holding me from the platinum trophy, can someone please drop it for me, ill give it back after the trophy pops in, user thedreamslayer thanks in advance

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