Bone of Order


Online play item.
You will be punished for fleeing from other worlds by disconnecting unjustly. However, this charm will disperse the ire directed at you.
But sins are not easily buried, and there's no telling if you will be let off so easily next time. Each encounter in life is a precious turn of fate, and fate will not be cheated."

Bone of Order is a special Multiplayer item in Dark Souls 2.




After a certain amount of illegal disconnects from a multi-player session (usually while being invaded) the game puts a penalty on you. This penalty makes it so that you cannot summon or be summoned by other players. You can however, still be invaded. The bone of order is used in order to fully reconnect the player's character to the server.

Note: it appears that game crashes due to stability problems on the Xbox One are counted as illegal disconnects at this time and may necessitate the use of a Bone of Order. It is unclear at this time whether this is limited to crashes that occur when playing as a summoned or invading phantom, or when playing in online mode in general.



  • The player only gets one Bone of Order when they start the game. You do not receive any extra bones upon starting NG+ or higher.
  • After "a certain number" of hours, a Bone of Order will spawn at the location where the game begins in Things Betwixt. The range of time for a new Bone to spawn appears to be 10-14 hours of gameplay without illegal disconnects after using a Bone of Order.
  • You may need to quit and reload your game for the Bone of Order to spawn at Things Betwixt or travel to/from another area to trigger a reload of the map. If the item still does not show up, then you need to wait longer.


    • Anonymous

      18 Jan 2020 12:45  

      It spawns at the point you appear at the start of the game. The Bone of Order will only spawn after you get banned for a second time. It doesn’t matter how many times you visit the spawn point after a first ban, you won’t receive another Bone of Order. After you get banned for a second time (and have to serve a suspension) the bone will spawn after about 10 hours. The first time you are banned you already have a bone of order, so that is a warning. The second time you get banned, you have to serve a suspension because you haven’t got a bone of order. After the in-game waiting period of about 10 hours another will spawn and you will be able to use it so that you can start multi-playing again.

      • Anonymous

        24 Oct 2019 05:30  

        Where exactly is this supposed to regenerate to? The platform at Betwixt's beginning, or somewhere else? Also, I have the ps3 version of SotFS, since is it possible that it would appear only on ps4 SotFS? I know I've waited for it to appear at the platform and that I'm pretty sure that I've been playing without an "illegal" disconnect for 18 to 20 hrs since using my Bone.. Anyone got any legitimate advice (and no, I don't consider "Git Gud, scrub" to be a legitimate answer)

        • Anonymous

          19 Oct 2019 05:56  

          I mean, if you don't wanna get invaded, play offline. I've been guilty of PURPOSELY disconnecting, but on when the invader is trolling me and hiding or I gotta go to work. I don't coop so I don't think I've been banned even though I've done this a handful of times... so I 'think' it's fine if they're not soft banning after just a few disconnects, and a timer resets those every so 10hrs or so.... and if yor Internet is really that bad, maybe play offline?

          • 07 Sep 2019 21:43  

            I doubt very much this game was designed to pander to belligerent, malicious gamers, who create near unkillable characters, solely for the purpose of griefing others. I have been invaded numerous times by players whose characters appear as nothing more than a near undiscernable wisp, or somehow manage to break all of my equipment without executing any visible form of attack. Recently one of the players I co-op with, after engaging with an invader, found the that some of the merchant NPC's in Majula had disappeared. With so many players using hack type exploits to create characters just to grief those of us who are actually trying to play the game as it was meant to be played, some form of alternative rather than punishment seems more appropriate.

            • Anonymous

              06 Aug 2019 01:27  

              Get invaded, every *****ing time in the middle of multiple enemies and all they have to do is stand there with their shields up and let the mobs surround me, (very fair, use summon signs or actually fight someone who isnt completely unprepared and at a serious disadvantage pricks, you guys sure do earn your victories). So join the sentinels because f this*****, see how they like it and about once for every 50 or more times the blue orbs actually work and then it just keeps disconnecting anyway because my internet is garbage and will probably penalize me for it. And every single time I kid you not when it works they are always in a completely safe area with no enemies, prepared, and with full health, and have some bs up their sleeve like weapons that punch through my 100 defense shield or op spells. F my luck. I played basically the whole game as company of champions with full hollowfication and even I have to call bs on invaders. Seriously you guys are truly what makes the game fun

              • 19 May 2019 20:30  

                I understand this is Dark Souls and it's supposed to be hellish and hard. But the invaders are armed for PvP and usually appear while the hapless PvEer is already fighting mobs. It's not a duel, it's slaughter. In the unlikely event one comes through while you are in a cleared area you have a chance of winning because you have estrus and they don't. Their advantage is having fought dozens of duels. But the basic invasion rule is just to make the game harder and more unpleasant, because it's Dark Souls. This is why I waited until 2019 to play, most of the ***hats who enjoy slaughtering people who are engaged with mobs have moved on.

                • Anonymous

                  14 Apr 2019 07:50  

                  It sucks having a bad internet connection. A lot of times the game assumes that you're pulling the plug when in reality you're just losing internet. How do i tell if i have been banned and need to use a bone? Because I have a poor connection and don't know when to use it.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Mar 2019 00:44  

                    I got soft banned for nothing. I haven't disconnected from anyone. I've onle been invaded by people but I try to kill them.

                    • 15 Jan 2019 17:13  

                      Why and how in the hell are people still complaining about invasions?? Out of about 8 playthroughs, I’ve only been invaded TWICE. Either I’m a lucky duck or people are just making sh*t up to start drama

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jan 2019 12:54  


                        • 08 Jan 2019 13:21  

                          The game has rules. U don't follow them u get punished. Instead of saying its OK to break the rules play offline. Summoning is supposed to be a way of helping u with an area not a full playthrough.

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Dec 2018 05:30  

                            So my guess is once your NG+ and this happens your screwed then? If so RIP to my NG+3 file with my favorite weapons.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Aug 2018 04:20  

                              So I'm out of luck, I illegally disconnected too many times, and looked through my inventory multiple times and haven't seen the bone of order, and I'm In NG4, or is there some way to get another?

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Aug 2018 04:06  

                                So, i just got the message saying my connection to other world was lost, yet not 10 seconds after that message and loading in, i get invaded, WTF??? While im here, i want to say I only DC because everyone that invades is a douche. if you want to pvp, put your sign down and face people who ACTUALLY want to fight you. i have no desire to pvp. the response i see a lot to this statement is to "just play offline", but did you know that you cannot do a certain thing called jolly cooperation when your offline? Another thing you hear a lot from the invaders is that to DC is a douche move, and to that i say, nay, forcing your min/maxed pvp specific no lifer build into my pve casual build is WAY more douchier; oh and the fact that you have the timing for EVERY weapon's dodge timing down to the millisecond is complete BS. if you want to invade, atleast have the decency to put yourself on the host's level and give the host a fighting chance.

                                • Anonymous

                                  22 Jul 2018 23:39  

                                  Can't believe people are butthurt about a mechanic in the game. They say they don't like being invaded, buhuuu, then burn a human effigy, boom, there you go. Have an emergency and you were invaded? Be AFK, what is the problem with dying once? Maybe the invader will even wait for you. No matter the case, ALT+F4 is a cowardly action and goes against the game's intention. The mechanic is called "invasion", not "friendly visit".

                                  • Anonymous

                                    06 May 2018 05:38  

                                    im a good pvpeer and pveer and i never disconected from whatever it was and the problem with me i that the better i get in pvp the worst i get in pve and im 455 with 57 lvl in all stats

                                    • Anonymous

                                      21 Jan 2018 04:58  

                                      I am a PvE player. Always have been, always will be. I do not invade others and almost never play PvP in any game. Both me and my friend have this opinion on invasions: They are a HUGE nuisance. I do not have any Sin, so I only get invaded about 3 times per area, whereas my friend has atoned for his Sin and gets invaded once every 5 minutes. The one thing is, by the time they have entered, I only have just opened my menu or just noticed that they invaded. I have no time to get out my Raw Hand Axe +10. Since I am in NG+, most invaders are way too good to get smashed to the ground by a Great Club. I hate invasions, and often leave the game to avoid their most inconvenient timing, but that is my play style getting in the way of it. I cannot win invasions. That is why I am punished.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        04 Oct 2017 04:36  

                                        well thus titslly sucks hardily even on for the last 3 mknths and when I do log in it tells Me I need a bone of order after xbone GLITCHED AND YOUR SERVER STUCK ME IN A WALL!!!??? WHAT IS GOING ON??? ME THINKS XBONE AND THE SERVER SHOULD USE A BONE OF ORDER IN ORDER TO FIX THIS GLITCH...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          05 Sep 2017 22:43  

                                          It will activate from co-op disconnects on PC, me and my friends have had server issues where 1 of us never fully loads and gets stuck on the loading screen, alt+f4ing on this apparently counts enough we've had to use a bone of order after disconnecting too many times

                                          • Anonymous

                                            04 Jul 2017 16:52  

                                            I got the penalty because I kept turning off my Ps3 after I got sick of fighting laggy red phantoms so rage quit AFTER the fight not during.

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