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.


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    • Anonymous

      22 Jul 2021 02:27  

      I got invaded in a dlc. The one where the pillars go and down. I was up on and we were exchanging arrows. His being bleed and more powerful. He couldn't get me down and and I wasn't going down. Figured if he wanted to fight so bad he should have gotten me down. Well got tired of the arrow fight and just disconnected. Got invaded a little while after not sure by who probably same player and just disconnected. Didn't want to deal with bullshit. Of course he tries trolling me in messages with this rule. But don't care much about invading. Never do it. Or looking for help from other players. If I do get penalized.

      • Anonymous

        24 Jun 2021 00:48  

        so if you just have a bad connection or the game crashes during online multiplayer enough this can still happen to you? lol

        • Anonymous

          26 Apr 2021 20:01  

          So I had a lighting take out my power when someone invaded me in shaded woods and we couldnt find each other for like 3 minutes then the power went out. Would I have to use the bone?! This was a week ago.

          • Anonymous

            24 Mar 2021 22:11  

            i have completed the game many times through with no deaths. i love coop but hate pvp. the unwilling pvp really ruins the potential of these games. especially when the invaders are pretty much always twinks and rarely someone looking for a fair fight.

            • Anonymous

              28 Feb 2021 21:34  

              As an invader myself this makes no ****ing sense. People disconecting doesnt bother me that much and having to wait 10 hours for such a thing is absurd. A 24 hour soft ban or something similar would've been much better.
              Not to mention having bad internet.
              Fromsoft really missed the mark with this one

              • Anonymous

                25 Feb 2021 13:44  

                Oh look! Got invaded 6 times in a row by the same guy. In the same place. Fine, getting attacked once a while is okay but come on, same a**hole that keeps spamming orbs to invade?

                • Anonymous

                  24 Nov 2020 20:15  

                  Yes, I purposefully disconnect away from invaders
                  No, I don't have infinite human effigies to waste on not getting invaded nor do I want to waste my time farming them, neither do I want to play offline as I very much like coop and messages

                  Excuse me for not wanting to deal with laggy reddies who teleport to my back without taking any damage from slashes that clearly hit them

                  Dark Souls 3 is good at pvp, in this game its just annoying as ****

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Sep 2020 18:17  

                    What scummy game design, not putting a "Play Offline" option in-game and then penalizing players who don't feel like getting invaded in a half-decade old game. I don't even mind the occasional invasion, but I've gotten at least 30 in the last day of playing in Iron Keep, and it happens so fast it's almost entirely unacceptable. If FromSoft puts anything remotely like this in Elden Ring, I hope they lose the rights to all their major series...

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Jul 2020 02:11  

                      I know disconnecting is scummy, but wouldn't a 24 hour softban make more sense than this convoluted crap? Illegal disconnecters are the least of my concerns in PvP, and usually end with me being relieved that the host wasn't using cheat engine to break all my gear (not to mention that those joyless losers who hack never seem to get banned)

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jan 2020 06:45  

                        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

                          23 Oct 2019 23:30  

                          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

                            18 Oct 2019 23:56  

                            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 15:43  

                              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

                                05 Aug 2019 19:27  

                                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 14:30  

                                  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 01:50  

                                    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

                                      24 Mar 2019 19:44  

                                      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 11:13  

                                        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 06:54  


                                          • 08 Jan 2019 07:21  

                                            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.

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