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Dark Souls 2 Summon Range Calculator - This calculator is current to Patch 1.06 - Reg 1.08. Summon and PvP range in Dark Souls 2 is calculated by soul memory.

 

Summon Range Calculator

 

Finding Online Players
  • Instructions: Insert your Soul Memory amount the input box, then move the mouse icon to the item you want to know the Soul Memory range.
  • Patch 1.10 added a function to make random matchmaking easier: when you're in the warp menu, the areas with multiplayer activity close to your Soul Memory will be outlined in orange.


There is a tier/threshold of soul memory at 45 million, what some players are calling the "Top Tier", upon passing this threshold, soul memory will become meaningless between players. For example: a player with a soul memory of 45 million can invade a player with a soul memory of 700 million, and vice versa. The Name-Engraved Ring reduces the soul memory required to invade and summon players in the "Top Tier". Another thing to note is the Cracked Blue Eye Orb, a player in the Top Tier can invade downwards to 15 million, however the increased range of the blue eye orb will allow players to invade others who are in the 12 million - 15 million range (a sort of pseudo top tier) and vice versa a 12 million player can invade infinitely upwards.

Note: NG and NG+ use the same matchmaking formula.

*Capping at SL 150? Many Community members have decided to stop increasing their Soul Level at 150, however this was partly due to their belief that matchmaking worked off of soul level and not soul memory in NG+, this has been proved untrue by Community member Illusorywall (found on gamefaqs or his tumblr blog). By part of doing PvP a player will increase his soul memory, eventually to the point that you will start getting matched with players at a much higher soul level. Capping at 150 does have a purpose though. If your intention is to participate in organised PvP events vs players at 150 only, capping at 150 can be for you, also if you want to only use the duel arena(s). However if you want to be invaded by random players and invade random players, there is absolutely no reason to stop increasing your soul level, you will only weaken yourself in online play if you do not. Skill does determine the winner of some fights, but if you were to remain at 150 and consistently increased your soul memory and say, managed to make it past 15 million (The Top Tier), then you will find yourself facing players with soul levels in the hundreds, with 40 in all stats, or higher. However if one wishes to maintain a focused build there is no reason to continue increasing ones Soul Level


is the total amount of souls that a player has accumulated. Spending them does not add to this total amount, merely earning souls add to this total amount, period. Collecting consumable items that grant souls upon use does not increase your Soul Memory. Using those items however will increase your Soul Memory.

  • Soul memory can be checked in the "Player Status" menu. If you are having trouble locating a summon sign it is often beneficial to leave the area and come back.

 

Soul Memory Tiers and Exact Ranges for Multiplayer Connections

How are the ranges calculated? [1]
Soul Memory is divided into tiers, but the tiers are not hard boundaries. Instead, different multiplayer items extend across different amounts of neighboring tiers. So there's no direct math involved, it's a question of
A) What tier am I in?, and
B) How many tiers above and below my own can I pair up with?
It is NOT anything like +/- 25%, 50,000, etc.

The Tiers
Here is a list of the tiers. Bolded values in the left column indicate an increase in tier size.

Tier # Soul Memory
1 0 - 9,999
2 10,000 - 19,999
3 20,000 - 29,999
4 30,000 - 39,999
5 40,000 - 49,999
6 50,000 - 69,999
7 70,000 - 89,999
8 90,000 - 109,999
9 110,000 - 129,999
10 130,000 - 149,999
11 150,000 - 179,999
12 180,000 - 209,999
13 210,000 - 239,999
14 240,000 - 269,999
15 270,000 - 299,999
16 300,000 - 349,999
17 350,000 - 399,999
18 400,000 - 449,999
19 450,000 - 499,999
20 500,000 - 599,999
21 600,000 - 699,999
22 700,000 - 799,999
23 800,000 - 899,999
24 900,000 - 999,999
25 1,000,000 - 1,099,999
26 1,100,000 - 1,199,999
27 1,200,000 - 1,299,999
28 1,300,000 - 1,399,999
29 1,400,000 - 1,499,999
30 1,500,000 - 1,749,999
31 1,750,000 - 1,999,999
32 2,000,000 - 2,249,999
33 2,250,000 - 2,499,999
34 2,500,000 - 2,749,999
35 2,750,000 - 2,999,999
36 3,000,000 - 4,999,999
37 5,000,000 - 6,999,999
38 7,000,000 - 8,999,999
39 9,000,000 - 11,999,999
40 12,000,000 - 14,999,999
41 15,000,000 - 19,999,999
42 20,000,000 - 29,999,999
43 30,000,000 - 44,999,999
44 45,000,000 - 999,999,999

 

Multiplayer Item Ranges

White Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 2, Up 1"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 18 - 21.

White Sign Soapstone with Name-Engraved Ring

  • "Down 5, Up 4"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 15 - 24.

Small White Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 3, Up 1"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 17 - 21.

Small White Sign Soapstone with Name-Engraved Ring

  • "Down 6, Up 5"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 14 - 25.

Cracked Red Eye Orb & Bell Keepers

  • "Down 0, Up 3"
  • Someone at tier 20 can invade hosts in tiers 20 - 23.

Cracked Blue Eye Orb

  • "Down 2, Up 2"
  • Someone at tier 20 can invade hosts in tiers 18 - 22.

Red Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 3, Up 2"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 17 - 22.

Dragon Eye

  • "Down 4, Up 4"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 16 - 24.

Rat King Covenant

  • "Down 1, Up 3"
  • A host at tier 20 can summon phantoms from tiers 19 - 23.

Untested

  • Guardian Seal Summons
  • Abyss Invasions
  • Mirror Knight Summons

  1. ^ Posted by illusorywall on Reddit.



    • Anonymous

      29 Jul 2017 01:53  

      The name engraved ring and the cracked red eye orb can stack with each other. I just did it for trading. It love to see this updated to help other people see this

      • Anonymous

        08 Jul 2017 10:26  

        Guys my character got deleted and now am starting new one can anyone help me with soul i want to reach lvl60-80 my id psn:vRiippeRz

        • Anonymous

          07 Jun 2017 12:34  

          Dark souls 2 is unfortunately very dead as of now .. its super sad because Dark Souls 3 pvp is straight up trash

          • Anonymous

            07 Jun 2017 12:29  

            At low SM People dont have the orbs to invade .. and when they do have the orbs to invade they are all way too high SM to connect with anybody, these days nobody plays with high SM .. People usualy playthrough the game once and move on to other games... if only the orbs were alot easier to get i think People would enjoy Invading alot more early on

            • Anonymous

              02 Apr 2017 07:07  

              cracked blue eye orb invasions should be unlocked the same way the cracked red eye orbs work. at least it should be something similar with the dragon eye so it would be up 4 and down 4 tiers. right now that covenant seems to be dead for me. maybe it becomes alive when i gain more soul memory. im at 1 MIL

              • Anonymous

                24 Dec 2016 08:31  

                hi guys, need a little help here, me and my bro are playing DS2 SOFTS and we wanna play coop, both of us are having name engrave ring and 1 tier different in soul memory, but i can summon my bro easily without a problem but my bro cant summon me...anyone knows what is happening here? My soul memory is 85k and my bro is 64k

                • Anonymous

                  BS system29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                  so dark souls 2's co-op system is based on your soul memory? that's bull why not make it like on bloodborne where you can co-op based on level and not how many souls you havd once

                  • Anonymous

                    No invader29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                    My soul memory is 3mil and right now im on ng plus, but i never experience being invaded. <br/>When i put summon sign im being summoned if i wait so i know im online.

                    • Anonymous

                      A glorious covenant29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                      Does being in the SunBros increase the soul memory range for summoning? If so, by how much? Has there been any testing on this whatsoever?

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