Baneful Bird Ring


"Ring of Raime the traitor. Reduces stamina loss when blocking with a shield. Raime was an agile swordsman who served King Vendrick, but after resigning from his post, he reconsidered his way of life and was born again as a stalwart warrior."

Baneful Bird 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.


Baneful Bird Ring Effects

Durability: 45


  • 2.0

  • Increases Stability of Weapons and Shields by 5



Baneful Bird Ring Locations

  • Next to the Throne Floor bonfire on a corpse hanging on a railing behind some cogs half buried in ash, you must have the Brume Tower activated with the Scorching Iron Scepter to do this. Jump over when the elevator is up, and quickly cross over, go over to the corpse and claim the ring!
  • Location video




  • Useful for Small Shields, but unnecessary for Greatshields




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    • Anonymous

      The statement that it works best with smaller shields is the opposite of true. Much like the actual block protection the stability is a % of 100 so the higher % stability you have already the more effective a flat addition is.

      • Anonymous

        This ring does NOT work with the shield Crossbow. I tested it with and without and the stamina got equally down. Sad because the shield crossbow was so interesting looking. I know it's not the best weapon but with this ring it may have gotten some potential. But nope.

        • Anonymous

          It is straight up wrong that Small shields need this more than Greatshields. Say you have a small shield with 30 stability and a greatshield with 80 stability. This ring would decrease stamina cost by greatshield by 25%, down to 15% of its original stamina damage, while a small shield would gain a very small bost compared to that.

          • Anonymous

            From what I understand Raime is the true name of the Fume Knight. The fact that this ring even exists is interesting. Maybe it can even be USED against him....

            • You can jump to that ledge straight away. You don't need to have the lifts activated. There's a pile of rubble to the left of the ledge - you can't walk across it - so you need to line useful up alongside that. Jump right at that LAST second. If you jump too early, you'll land on the ledge below (you'll lose a little health), but you can go back up and try again.

              Myself, my brother and two friends have all completed this jump and got the ring WITHOUT having the lifts activated.

              • Small shields will not benefit from this ring!

                Stability is how much stamina damage is blocked, in percent. 75 stability means 75% of the stamina damage is blocked. What we really care about is how improving stability reduces the damage we actually suffer from an attack, which is 100 - the stability. If we use a shield with 50 stability and get a +5 bonus, we will see the stamina damage multiplied by a factor of 45/50, giving us 10% reduction. On the other hand, if we have a shield with 90 stability and get +5, we will see the stamina damage multiplied by 5/10, which cuts the stamina damage by half.

                Using this ring while wielding a greatshield is unnecessary for easily blockable enemies, but it does allow you to block bosses and enemies that couldn't be blocked at all in the past. On the other hand, it's a waste of a ring slot if your shield only has 50 stability, and is probably a poor choice unless your shield has 75 stability or higher. The higher the stability, the more impact the ring will have.

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