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Updated Jan 30, 2015 11:53 pm

Dark Clutch Ring is a dark attack boosting ring in Dark Souls 2.
dark_clutch_ring.png "Ring depicting a hand grasping a stone. Increases dark attack, but reduces physical defence.
The origin of this ring is unknown, but its design suggests one of the dark deities.
Effective use of this ring requires skill on the part of its wearer."

Effects

  • Effect: The ring adds dark Attack Rating to weapons with base Dark elemental damage and decreases the player's defense values against Srike, Thrust and Slash attack by 80 points.
    • The Attack Rating increase varies from weapon to weapon and applies to Staves & Chimes.
  • Durability: 30
  • Weight: 2.0

Location

  • From first bonfire in Frozen Eleum Loyce, take a right at the first door you enter into the winter storm. Continue along path. You will be passing 3 dogs at the bottom of a stair way, then a fountain in the middle of a larger area. After you dispatch the enemies, you will walk up a stair way into a room with many boxes. Behind the boxes are 3 ice guys and 1 dog. Behind them is a door, you do not want to enter that door. Enter the door opposite of that one closest to the stair well. After the enemy is dispatched on the stairwell, you will rise to the top with 3 frozen chests. There is a drop off onto snow with a dead guy on a ledge, and a dead guy leaning on a tree. The one against the tree has the dark clutch ring.
  • Location Video

Notes

  • Rules of the Dark AR increase:
  1. Weapons must have Dark elemental damage. The buff is static regardless of reinforcement or player build.
  2. Regular Titanite reinforced weapons will receive +15 Attack Rating
  3. Twinkling Titanite and Petrified Dragon Bone reinforced weapons will receive up to +30 Attack Rating. The bonus amount is directly related to the weapon's Dark Infusion bonus. So weapons who don't receive good Dark Infusion ratings will give you a low bonus with this ring.
  4. Twinkling Titanite and Petrified Dragon Bone reinforced weapons that had a pre-existing Dark element will receive more than +30 Attack Rating. The bonus amount is directly related to the weapon's Dark Infusion bonus. So weapons who receive good Dark Infusion ratings will give you a better bonus with this ring.



    • The "rules" are incorrect!29 Aug 2016 11:00  

      The &quot;notes&quot; section is incorrect. The attack bonus increases depending on the weapon, but this isn't related to how it's upgraded. For example, the Sanctum crossbows, any catalyst, Silverblack spear, and others get +30 even though they're upgraded with normal Titanite. A Dark-infused Greatsword gets +15. <br /><br/><br /><br/>In general, infusing a weapon with Dark seems to increase the bonus by +10 (e.g. a Dark Sanctum Crossbow gets +40 instead of +30), if it had any dark damage to begin with. <br /><br/><br /><br/>It is also not related to the weapon's Dark scaling, or whether it's infused with anything else. For example, my Mundane sanctum repeating crossbow gets +30 like my uninfused sanctum crossbow, even though it has E dark scaling.

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