Crest of Blood


"Ring of the Brotherhood of Blood Covenant. This is nothing special. Perhaps, in the end, an oath is but a window into the ambitions of the oath taker. If you have taken this oath, then you know what you want. To be soaked in the blood of your kind."

Crest of Blood 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.


Crest of Blood Effects

Durability: 100


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  • Covenant ring given to those who seek blood. Adds 50 to bleed attack (only if the weapon already has bleed attack present).
    • If a weapon has bleed attack prior to imbuement & bleed imbuement is used, then this ring will add 60 (20% bonus) to bleed attack.
    • If a weapon has bleed attack prior to imbuement and new imbuement is used (meaning a new damage type is added), then this ring will add 40 (20% reduction) to bleed attack.
  • Shadow Gauntlets provide an identical effect to this ring, and the two effects stack together to provide +100/+120 Bleed.
  • The Crest of Blood has no covenant-related effects and is not required at all for any aspect of the Brotherhood of Blood.



Crest of Blood Locations




  • It has been confirmed that you DO NOT need to wear the crest ring to rank up and it serves NO PURPOSE within the Covenant. The ONLY purpose of wearing the ring is for its increase to Bleed effects.




Abyss Seal  ♦  Agape Ring  ♦  Ancient Dragon Seal  ♦  Ash Knuckle Ring  ♦  Bell Keeper's Seal  ♦  Bloodbite Ring  ♦  Blue Seal  ♦  Blue Tearstone Ring  ♦  Bracing Knuckle Ring  ♦  Chloranthy Ring  ♦  Clear Bluestone Ring  ♦  Covetous Gold Serpent Ring  ♦  Covetous Silver Serpent Ring  ♦  Crest of the Rat  ♦  Cursebite Ring  ♦  Dark Clutch Ring  ♦  Dark Quartz Ring  ♦  Delicate String  ♦  Dispelling Ring  ♦  Fire Clutch Ring  ♦  First Dragon Ring  ♦  Flame Quartz Ring  ♦  Flynn's Ring  ♦  Gower's Ring of Protection  ♦  Guardian's Seal  ♦  Hawk Ring  ♦  Illusory Ring of a Conqueror  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Exalted  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Guilty  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Vengeful  ♦  King's Ring  ♦  Life Ring  ♦  Lightning Clutch Ring  ♦  Lingering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Name-engraved Ring  ♦  Northern Ritual Band  ♦  Old Leo Ring  ♦  Old Sun Ring  ♦  Poisonbite Ring  ♦  Red Tearstone Ring  ♦  Redeye Ring  ♦  Ring of Binding  ♦  Ring of Blades  ♦  Ring of Giants  ♦  Ring of Knowledge  ♦  Ring of Life Protection  ♦  Ring of Prayer  ♦  Ring of Resistance  ♦  Ring of Restoration  ♦  Ring of Soul Protection  ♦  Ring of Steel Protection  ♦  Ring of the Dead  ♦  Ring of the Embedded  ♦  Ring of the Evil Eye  ♦  Ring of Thorns  ♦  Ring of Whispers  ♦  Rings  ♦  Royal Soldier's Ring  ♦  Second Dragon Ring  ♦  Silvercat Ring  ♦  Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring  ♦  Sorcery Clutch Ring  ♦  Southern Ritual Band  ♦  Spell Quartz Ring  ♦  Stone Ring  ♦  Sun Seal  ♦  Third Dragon Ring  ♦  Thunder Quartz Ring  ♦  Vanquisher's Seal  ♦  White Ring

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    • Anonymous

      Even with the ring equipped, if i check my player stats, my bleed bonus does NOT increase, is this normal. Why would Dark Souls have a hidden effect that doesnt show in description or player stats??

      • Anonymous

        I am wearing both the crest of blood and shadow gauntlets with +10 flamberges, they do NOT stack. Bleed is 225 on each sword with only shadow gauntlets, does not change with blood crest. Same result if blood crest is worn and SG is added.

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