Bracing Knuckle Ring
Bracing Knuckle 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.
Bracing Knuckle Ring Effects
- 0 = 140
- 1+ = 85
- 2+ = 70
- Reduce weapon degradation by 20%, +1 = 35%, +2 = 50%,
- Armor degradation by 20%, +1 = 25%, +2 = 45%,
- Ring degradation by 20%, +1 = 25%, +2 = 45%
Bracing Knuckle Ring Locations
- The Bracing Knuckle Ring is located in the Lost Bastille. If you port to the Salt Fort bonfire in Sinner's Rise, go down the ladder and take an immediate left. Run across the bridge there and into the doorway at the other end. There are some stairs to the right. Go down them. There is a cell in front of you as you come down and a door right to the left of it. Go through the door and straight to the back. There is a false wall here. Press (X) on PS3 or (A) on Xbox to open the false wall. Inside there is another false wall to your left. Again press (X) or (A). To your left is the Bracing Knuckle Ring on a corpse about 30m away.
- +1: Drangleic Castle Sold by Chancellor Wellager in Drangleic Castle for 9000 souls.
- +2: Undead Crypt
- Reduces durability used by special strong attacks for special weapons (e.g. Spider Fang)
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how would you ever find out about the false walls without the internet...
This page is awful
Dark Souls 2: The only Souls game where item durability actually matters
Anyone who uses the Old Whip or the Washing Pole can attest to the usefulness of this ring's +2 variant.
I have a real soft spot for gear that is worthless to most players but absolutely beastly for off-beat builds. In a sea of Santier's Spear swingers, be the Old Whipper-snapper you want to see in the world.
really useful for frigid outskirts if you dont want to carry 10 repair powder and/or backup weapons
"+2 Undead Crypt"
Helpful location description there guys.
Will turning off "boost mode" on ps4 help with durability? Assuming durability is tied to framerate at all
This isn't only useful in PvP. Even doing an NG+ playthrough with the Throne Defender's Greatsword and generously using it's weapon art- er- buff, I only find myself using repair powder in areas that take longer to get through.
This ring feels like utility only half garbage but certain very special attacks from weapons consume plenty of durability leaving you only with couple of shoots before they break. This ring partially negates this drawback by not only decreasing natural durability losses but also decreasing cost of these specials by half. Many items with garbage durability become usefull with this ring. However there are exceptions like: Bewitched Alonne Blade which has 30 durability to begin with, bad speed and very bad damage paired up with decent but not amazing moveset and good range. You can of course use its buff for 40% extra damage, self damage and 4(2 with ring) durability loss which is not enough to save this blade because it overrides resins and lasts only 30 seconds. In PvP enemy can wait till this buff wears down or try to interrupt reapplication. Even if this buff were lasting longer, costed less health and no durability this weapon wouldnt be great because many weapons are more dangerous than BAB in its buffed state. It is great pain that such an awesome boss drops weapon which is so flawed.
Real useful ring for people on the No Bonfires run
For anyone that doesn't know, it increases the durability on everything, including your rings. I could be incorrect, but if I had a nickel for everytime my third dragon ring broke in the middle of PVP, and I started fat rolling, I'd be quite rich. this ring helps negate that, I have my ring break a lot less now. Only in longer battles Do I find it breaking.
The location description for this ring is horribly comfising. Sounds like your supposed to go down the ladder to Sinner all the way down where there is also a bridge a cell and an illusory wall. Should have been more specific, like "down the ladder back the way you came, towards Straids cell" or something.
it's ridiculous the fact that this ring is almost 100% mandatory in any build because all the weapons are broken very fast, whenever I go to the man's wharf I have to have the eagerness to have already obtained this ring because I am the type that kills the most of the enemy, and this area is among the ones that have more of them on the map.
Does it also increase it's own durability?
bracing knuckle ring doesn't really reduce durability usage of special strong attacks, tried it with bone fist, special cost 5 points without the ring, 5 points with the ring...
does it or does it not?