Agape Ring


"A ring affixed with an open vessel. The vessel insatiably absorbs souls in place of its wearer, who is left unaware even of their collection. All things are rooted in souls, but what drives our thirst for them? Abstinence from this elixir may be the truest homage to an enduring self"

Agape Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls 2 (DKS2). Players can equip up to 4 Rings, but equipping two of the same item is not possible. Some rings have upgraded versions, having a maximum of +3. Some can only be found in NG+. Rings can be repaired at a blacksmith, but not upgraded. Upgraded versions must be acquired throughout the game from corpses, chests, bosses, etc.


Agape Ring Effects

Durability: 500


  • 0.2



  • Absorbs souls in place of its wearer




Agape Ring Locations


  • Purchase from Straid of Olaphis for 5000 souls (only available when Soul Memory is above 30000)






  • From Patch 1.10: "When players equip the new Agape Ring, souls collected from kills during online play will be absorbed by the ring rather than the player. This allows players to control their online matchmaking experience by limiting their total souls collected."
  • Currently, ALL souls obtained, online AND offline, including NPC enemies during player vs. environment, are absorbed by the ring.
  • You cannot use soul items as consumables while wearing the Agape Ring.
  • You also can't sell anything to Gavlan while wearing this thing.
  • Cannot be traded





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    • Anonymous

      02 Sep 2021 03:30  

      Apparently this ring also makes you unable t obtain boss souls. I'm panicked when I obtained no boss souls after defeating them.

      It sucks, I just don't want the regular souls not the items you should have got

      • Anonymous

        30 Aug 2021 04:26  

        Trash ring, not gonna waste my slot for a stupid ring like that. Hands down ds2 is the worst in the series...

        • Anonymous

          01 Jul 2021 06:42  

          Imagine wrecking your game's online experience so badly that the only solution is to remove the SOULS from Dark Souls. Should be called the Ring of Shame.

          • Anonymous

            28 Feb 2021 22:15  

            I ****ing love this game but this makes it very annoying to coop and PvP. Why couldn they fix it im SOFTS aaaaa

            • Anonymous

              15 Feb 2021 13:46  

              i love this game, but soulmemory isnt great for coop at all, wish from would have changed matchmaking to soul level and upgrade rank.
              Yeah i know twink ppl suck ind ds3 but id take that rather then having to play without getting souls to be able to coop

              • Anonymous

                22 Jun 2020 13:15  

                why bother with a ring when dev shouldve just create an npc for stagnating soul memory. The ring takes up a slot.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jun 2020 02:22  

                  Is it frowned upon to use it to assist lower levels/new players? I've been contemplating grabbing it on a lower soul memory character and running my old mace and alva armor with hiede knight iron mask combo. Even contemplated running it wish the red-eyed ring for people who find themselves needing some assistance.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Apr 2020 06:38  

                    It's almost like the devs forgot about the high skill cap in the online community, and how sweaty dedicated twinks will always find a work-around

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Mar 2020 01:15  

                      rocking this ring flynns ring rob+2 and a ring depending on what im feeling like on sm 39K and absolutely wrecking fools with unupgraded weapons

                      • Anonymous

                        28 Jan 2020 19:02  

                        for those in 2020 still wondering if dark souls 2 still has the crappy SM system. it does. I still have an sl 25 at 39998 sm with a +10 ultra Greatsword. and I'm still 1-2 hitting scrubs in forest of fallen giants/bastile/wharf. SM still does nothing to stop it. it just stops bad players from being able to do it. which means only somewhat skilled players can do it, which is worse. it also prevents archers or mages from being able to do it without hours of grinding for consumables and arrows every now and then. You'd be surprised at how many brand new players there are still checking in to this game. oh well, more food for my sword x'3

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Jan 2020 20:03  

                          "This allows players to control their online matchmaking experience by limiting their total souls collected". Yeah, and also limiting the items you can buy because there's no *****ing way you can gain souls to spend on items, reinforcing or repairs if you wear the ring, and if you take it off then you raise your Soul Memory and you fixed nothing. Such a bad system, SM should have been an optional feature.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Dec 2019 13:59  

                            Also, you don't get the souls that the ring absorbs. Ever. I was wondering if I'd get them when i took the ring off, nope, they're gone.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Jun 2019 22:11  

                              imagine creating such a retarded system that you need to implement a item only so players can bypass it truly advanced game design

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