Bone of Order


Online play item.
You will be punished for fleeing from other worlds by disconnecting unjustly. However, this charm will disperse the ire directed at you.
But sins are not easily buried, and there's no telling if you will be let off so easily next time. Each encounter in life is a precious turn of fate, and fate will not be cheated."

Bone of Order is a special Multiplayer item in Dark Souls 2.




After a certain amount of illegal disconnects from a multi-player session (usually while being invaded) the game puts a penalty on you. This penalty makes it so that you cannot summon or be summoned by other players. You can however, still be invaded. The bone of order is used in order to fully reconnect the player's character to the server.

Note: it appears that game crashes due to stability problems on the Xbox One are counted as illegal disconnects at this time and may necessitate the use of a Bone of Order. It is unclear at this time whether this is limited to crashes that occur when playing as a summoned or invading phantom, or when playing in online mode in general.


  • The player only gets one Bone of Order when they start the game. You do not receive any extra bones upon starting NG+ or higher.
  • After "a certain number" of hours, a Bone of Order will spawn at the location where the game begins in Things Betwixt. The range of time for a new Bone to spawn appears to be 10-14 hours of gameplay without illegal disconnects after using a Bone of Order.
  • You may need to quit and reload your game for the Bone of Order to spawn at Things Betwixt or travel to/from another area to trigger a reload of the map. If the item still does not show up, then you need to wait longer.

    • Anonymous

      04 Oct 2017 04:36  

      well thus titslly sucks hardily even on for the last 3 mknths and when I do log in it tells Me I need a bone of order after xbone GLITCHED AND YOUR SERVER STUCK ME IN A WALL!!!??? WHAT IS GOING ON??? ME THINKS XBONE AND THE SERVER SHOULD USE A BONE OF ORDER IN ORDER TO FIX THIS GLITCH...

      • Anonymous

        05 Sep 2017 22:43  

        It will activate from co-op disconnects on PC, me and my friends have had server issues where 1 of us never fully loads and gets stuck on the loading screen, alt+f4ing on this apparently counts enough we've had to use a bone of order after disconnecting too many times

        • Anonymous

          04 Jul 2017 16:52  

          I got the penalty because I kept turning off my Ps3 after I got sick of fighting laggy red phantoms so rage quit AFTER the fight not during.

          • Anonymous

            14 Jun 2017 15:55  

            I have a serious question here:

            But first, my situation.
            I want to beat DS 2 without dying or using bonfires (the way to get those to unique rings, Illusory Ring of a Conqueror & Illusory Ring of the Exalted). Since it is FATAL being invaded while doing these challanges (either you need your heal items badly, and you just must not die), turning off multiplayer through burining effiies is not possible (you cant sit at a bonfire, bruuh).

            SO, if i happen to ALT+F4 during an invasion, does that count as a death? I dont even really care about the ban from multiplayer, i just want to know if i screwed up getting the ring Illusory Ring of a Conqueror?

            • Anonymous

              07 May 2017 08:43  

              Honestly, I think the pvp in DS2 is all around pretty good... Hosts get to heal, invaders get to... well... invade

              And all around, Dark Souls advertisez themselves as a difficult game

              if you like being online but not pvp use the ring of binding and a few points into your VIG stat to cover the loss... I mean come on, DS1 was NOT that forgiving, lighten up and play to win or just dont play Dark Souls

              • Anonymous

                01 May 2017 16:56  

                I lost the count on how many hate messages I got from disconnecting in PVP. Yet, I only had to use 1 bone of order so far. So much fun!

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2017 18:31  

                  PvP is always fair, and if anything is stacked in the favour of the host. Many choices of fast healing options and being able to summon phantoms. All PvP is based on Soul Memory, so you'll be matched with people who got the same total amount of souls as you. If you're being overpowered by other players you just didn't invest your souls in a good way. If you can't handle invasions just play offline

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Jan 2017 07:34  

                    I don't really mind invades in the second DS. Maybe because it's a much more balanced game overall and because it familiarizes you with the concept early on by spawning NPC invaders. But most importantly, you don't have to sacrifice your precious humanity at the bonfire in order to spawn some NPCs near the boss fight area, only to be invaded by some asshole and get killed on the way there.

                    I guess the only valid complaint is that the game is really selfish for punishing you if you gotta do an emergency bail out - what if something was burning on the stove, the kid was playing with knives, or the house was on fire? Seriously, though, anybody who's playing Dark Souls is a *****ing nerd with no other obligations or responsibilities, so the argument is invalid.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Dec 2016 03:10  

                      I did that on purpose, i just didnt want to lose my 400.000 souls lol. enough for level up two levels. after get killed and get back on bonfire, it was less than 5 seconds before i get invaded. really? at least give me 20 seconds to be free of invasion after i leave the bonfire lol. i was gonna lose my souls if i didnt alt+f4. but its my mistake so i think is a fair punishment.

                      • Anonymous

                        20 Dec 2016 21:00  

                        Oh sorry that I play it for the PVE and dont like forced PVP.
                        I was just never a fan of it, in no game ever, its as simple as that, why dont they simply add a permanent option to disable invades? I love the messages, I love the multiplayer PVE, I hate PVP

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Nov 2016 03:07  

                          Re: ????

                          People don't always try to disconnect on purpose jackass. If they don't like being invaded, they don't like being invaded. It is only one mechanic dip***** and is not the point of the game, so you are thinking of the wrong game. *****, if the old school community is anything like condescending dip*****s such as yourself, then it is great that they are hardly a thing now. What a whiny ***** you are.

                          • Anonymous

                            ????11 Oct 2016 02:40  

                            What the hell are you people *****ing about? Being invaded is part of the game. If you don't like it your playing the wrong game. ***** I miss the old school community. I'm guessing all you whiners play on the computer or Xbox.

                            • Anonymous

                              This is stupid29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                              I play how I want. I paid for the game. I don't invade other worlds, I just summon the bots to help me in fights sometimes. Why the hell should I be punished because someone much better than me comes to mess me up? I suck enough already, let me slowly slowly win alone, thank you. Alt-F4 for life

                              • Anonymous

                                Sheeeeeeeeeit29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                Sometimes upon loading the game , my 1st invasion caused my game to freeze up .... once its loaded its fine .... now i got banned for this ...... pretty gutted lol. Guess ill use the time to finally format my PC :( !

                                • Anonymous

                                  Banned29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                  I got banned because I had to turn off my ps3 on a middle of a battle I can't quit or turn of my console either wtf I'm I suppose to do then

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I got banned because the game crashed mid-fight.29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                    I just made a new character and i was at iron keep on sm 800k. I entered the smelter fight and got invaded at thesame time. The fight with the smelter was normal until the game crashed with no explanation. I came back and i got the message that i went for illegal disconnect and stuff.But i havent even got invaded but 2 times and i havent disconnected once. Has anything similar happened to anyone else?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      BS system29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                      i think you should only get the ban if you leave a host in battle because it's BS that you get banned for trying to avoid invaders i'm ok if i'm a summon and i leave my host in battle and then get banned but when and invader comes into my world and i leave and get banned for that. that is some stupid system FROM put into darksouls

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Stop complaining29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                        Its suprising how many people complain about being invaded 1. you have the advantage of estus and they dont sorry for your loss 3. 2 was a lie and 4. git gud

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Freezing29 Aug 2016 11:02  

                                          Someone please help. I'm no coward I would never abandon a fight no matter what the disadvantage might be. But my ps3 freezes probably once an hour. It needs to be cleaned but I don't have the tools atm. After several freezes in BoB arena (was practicing parry) I got banned. I had a bone of order yeah that's great. But I'll continue to freeze. Can I message from? What do I do? This is my favorite game I don't want to lose the ability to play it. That is extremely unfair to ban someone because the game console that their game is for suffers tremendously from dust build up. That is sony's fault not mine. Please help :/

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