Updated Apr 19, 2015 9:42 am

Bracing Knuckle Ring is a durability enhancement ring in Dark Souls 2.

bracing_knuckle_ring.png Knuckle ring worn by Rhoy the Explorer.
Slows equipment degradation.
Expensive, flashy gear will not always make life easier for you. Sometimes, you just need your tried-and-true equipment to last the long haul."



Slows equipment degradation.

  • Ring Durability (Regular): 110
    • Durability (+1): 85
    • Durability (+2): 70
  • Weight: 0.5
Regular Lowers the durability loss by 20% for weapons, armor and rings.
Ring +1 Lowers the durability loss by 35% for weapons. Lowers durability loss by 25% for armor and rings.
Ring +2 Lowers the durability loss by 50% for weapons. Lowers durability loss by 45% for armor and rings.



Regular 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.
Ring +1 Drangleic Castle Sold by Chancellor Wellager in Drangleic Castle for 9000 souls.
Ring +2 Undead Crypt



  • Reduces durability used by special strong attacks for special weapons (e.g. Spider Fang)

    • Anonymous

      19 Jun 2018 21:55  

      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.

      • 13 Apr 2018 18:25  

        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.

        • Anonymous

          03 Oct 2017 14:11  

          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.

          • Anonymous

            27 Dec 2016 16:46  

            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...

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