Crown of the Old Iron King is an Attire or Armor in Dark Souls 2.

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Crown of the Old Iron King

Stats Total
icon-physicaldef.png 71 icon-poisedef.png 0
icon-strikedef.png 67 icon-poisonres.png 32
icon-slashdef.png 71 icon-bleedres.png 17
icon-thrustdef.png 67 icon-petrifyres.png 17
icon-magicdef.png 12 icon-curseres.png 20
icon-firedef.png 12  
icon-lightningdef.png 13 icon-durabilitiy.png 100
icon-darkdef.png 15 icon_weight.png 4.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png
Armor Type  

"Crown of the Old Iron King who once ruled this land.
The King sunk below the scorching iron, met the one whose name must never be repeated, and became Ichorous Earth.
But these were events of long ago, and today, no one even remembers the King's name."



  • Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Upgraded physical defenses are only 25% higher.
  • Vendrick in Memory of the King will react with a new set of dialogues to this and the other two crowns.
  • When worn after receiving Vendrick's Blessing, it will prevent hollowing after death, and completely protect from curse buildup. This effect only works in current playthrough.
  • The crown restores 20% of spell uses (rounded up) every 2 minutes.
    • The effect does not apply to invading red phantoms.
    • Time is counted only outside of inventory, dialogue, and battle (don't know what went wrong for you, but the time from when I put the crown on and onwards definitely counted for me). Went 15+ minutes without restore, from 132 Dark Orbs to 52, and not once did it restore. Was also gaining souls, unsure if that affects it either. [What causes this is unclear, needs to be confirmed aside from my testing.]
    • (Re)loading an area, like being summoned/death/travel, resets the timer.

Piece Information & Upgrades

First row = Regular. Second row = +5

Name & Icon icon-physicaldef.png icon-strikedef.png icon-slashdef.png icon-thrustdef.png icon-magicdef.png icon-firedef.png icon-lightningdef.png icon-darkdef.png icon-poisonres.png icon-bleedres.png icon-petrifyres.png icon-curseres.png
Crown of the Old Iron King icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png E icon-poisedef.png 0 icon_weight.png 4.0 icon-durabilitiy.png 100
Crown of the Old Iron King.png
57 54 57 54 8 8 9 10 22 12 12 14
71 67 71 67 12 12 13 15 32 17 17 20

Crown Iron King equipped.jpg
Concept Art:
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    • Anonymous

      26 Aug 2017 08:02  

      This is probably the single most useful item for a no bonfire run. Second playthrough of course. Equip repair and a healing spell or two and you're set with a melee build. Do the same and equip whatever spells you want as a caster. The replenish very quickly if you have a decent amount of them. There's no need for sitting at a bonfire to repair, refill healing, or refill casts. It is so much easier.

      • Anonymous

        07 May 2017 03:46  

        not sure about the problems, it works when hollow, it works in a menu, and it restores 20%/+1 depending on which one is bigger, Really love it in pve for my faith character

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