Agape Ring is a ring in Dark Souls 2 added with the Scholar of the First Sin Update.
agape_ring.png "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"

  • Location: Purchase from Straid of Olaphis for 5000 souls (only available when Soul Memory is above 30000)
  • Effect: Absorbs souls in place of wearer
  • Durability: 500
  • Weight: 0.2


  • 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.

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    • Anonymous

      17 Feb 2018 18:50  

      It says the ring was added with sotfs edition, it was in base game DS2 before the first dlc came out. Lol.

      • Anonymous

        24 Jan 2018 04:35  

        For people coming back from ds3, ds2 online matching is based on soul memory. Every foe you kill, you gain soul memory increased. If a guy keeps playing the game for 300hrs, he/she can never be matched online with another guy for 100hrs. So the ring is a kind of hotfix, it puts stop for obtaining further soul memory. Most PvP players use this ring when they are at Level 150-200 for skill play.

        • Anonymous

          30 Nov 2017 13:04  

          To all the people who go and say they don't know the purpose of the ring right away, take a moment, pause, take a deep breath, and start reading, because everything you would need to know is just 1-2 scrolls up... I know it's crazy...

          • Anonymous

            06 Oct 2017 15:51  

            This ring is useful when used online for matching with people going up against bosses so can be used to farm sunlight medals and tokens of fidelity

            • Anonymous

              27 Jul 2017 04:05  

              I think the concept of Soul Memory is kinda dumb, but I never played DS2 so I don't think I can make this my permament opinion. I think the sell price of this think should be equal to the amount of souls it absorbs. This would only make sense in a world where SL determines summoning range, though.

              • Anonymous

                06 Dec 2016 00:33  

                So if this ring absorbs souls for you without changing your soul level, does that mean you can't use these souls as currency / experience?

                • Anonymous

                  By far29 Aug 2016 10:56  

                  By far one of the best rings in the game for advanced player a who wish to beat the game at crazy low soul memory. So worth it if you understand the rings true power.

                  • Anonymous

                    another use29 Aug 2016 10:56  

                    Would equiping this ring prevent released souls from activating the golems in the ivory king zone?

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