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.


    • 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.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    14 Jun 2017 15:55  

                                    I have a serious question here:

                                    But first, my situation.
                                    I want to beat DS 2 without dying or using bonfires (the way to get those to unique rings, Illusory Ring of a Conqueror & Illusory Ring of the Exalted). Since it is FATAL being invaded while doing these challanges (either you need your heal items badly, and you just must not die), turning off multiplayer through burining effiies is not possible (you cant sit at a bonfire, bruuh).

                                    SO, if i happen to ALT+F4 during an invasion, does that count as a death? I dont even really care about the ban from multiplayer, i just want to know if i screwed up getting the ring Illusory Ring of a Conqueror?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      07 May 2017 08:43  

                                      Honestly, I think the pvp in DS2 is all around pretty good... Hosts get to heal, invaders get to... well... invade

                                      And all around, Dark Souls advertisez themselves as a difficult game

                                      if you like being online but not pvp use the ring of binding and a few points into your VIG stat to cover the loss... I mean come on, DS1 was NOT that forgiving, lighten up and play to win or just dont play Dark Souls

                                      • Anonymous

                                        01 May 2017 16:56  

                                        I lost the count on how many hate messages I got from disconnecting in PVP. Yet, I only had to use 1 bone of order so far. So much fun!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          29 Apr 2017 18:31  

                                          PvP is always fair, and if anything is stacked in the favour of the host. Many choices of fast healing options and being able to summon phantoms. All PvP is based on Soul Memory, so you'll be matched with people who got the same total amount of souls as you. If you're being overpowered by other players you just didn't invest your souls in a good way. If you can't handle invasions just play offline

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