Crest of the Rat

crest of the rat

"Ring of the Rat King covenant. Join this covenant and wear this ring to lure trespassers of the Rat King's territory into your world. If you receive this ring, rejoice in the opportunity to demonstrate your allegiance to an eminently noble being."

Crest of the Rat 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 the Rat Effects

Durability: 100


  • 0.2


  • Draws trespassers of the Rat King's territory into your world.
  • Increases poison attack:
    • Adds 25 to poison attack if a weapon is infused with poison using a poison stone.
    • Adds 50 to poison attack if weapon has poison damage innately (meaning it was not altered by the player with a poison stone).
    • Adds 60 to poison attack if a weapon has poison damage innately and is infused with a poison stone.

Crest of the Rat Locations


Multiplayer Time Limits

  • An invader summoned by the Crest of the Rat has 10 minutes to defeat the host.
  • See Online for a complete list of multiplayer timers.


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    • Must have ring for poison, it'll pretty much double the poison scaling you get from 40-50 dex if the weapon is infused with poison. With poison spotted whips it isn't that insane of a % increase but it's still +120 on power stance.

      • Anonymous

        This Ring+Sanctum Knight Gauntlets+Poison Infused Black Scorpion Stinger+50 Dex= If they run. Simply hound them until the poison gets them, and the constant damage just gives you their last known location. Making tracking easier. Basically a decent hunter build if you are sick of runners, usable by both duelists and trolls. (note the spotted whip is technically better, I just prefer the stinger.)

        • Anonymous

          The Rat king will not get a gravestone and can there for not be summoned after being killed.
          I messed up my poison build totally, I forgot to remove my moon butterfly set before talking to him...

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