Illusory Ring of a Conqueror

illusory ring of a conqueror

A ring of blue stone. The stone is misshaped, however imperceptibly. renders certain equipment invisible. Do not judge your foes by their appearance. He who approaches without a sword carries two behind his back.

Illusory Ring of a Conqueror 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.


Illusory Ring of a Conqueror Effects

Durability: 130


  • 0.2



  • Left hand weapon becomes invisible




Illusory Ring of a Conqueror Locations


  • Clear game without dying. This includes dying while wearing Rings of Life Protection, or while a phantom in another player's world.
  • After clearing the game without dying, you should obtain the ring after the credits.
  • DO NOT SKIP THE CREDITS. Many players have cleared the game with the requirements but have not obtained the rings. It is not yet confirmed, but it seems likely that skipping the credits may actually stop you from getting the rings. To be safe, watch the whole credits after finishing the game.
  • It is possible to back up your save every once in a while and reload it should you die if you just want the ring and don't care for the challenge.






  • A good strategy to achieve this is to complete it in a NG+ or higher world where your gear is already endgame, preventing death from early bosses that may prove challenging with early game weapons and providing high amounts of Estus and healing items from the previous play through.

See Also





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 Blood  ♦  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 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

      do i lose the challenge of not dying if, in my fight against the pursuer, he grabs and turned me into a undeath?

      • Anonymous

        Remember to ignore jumping puzzles and spots where you know you're going to get surrounded when trying to get this ring. Trust me, that Poison Longsword is not worth throwing the run.

        • Anonymous

          having finally got this today, all i have to say is if you got this ring feel free to give yourself a pat on the back kings and queens

          • Anonymous

            Made it all the way to Throne Watcher/Defender and proceeded to back off the edge of the arena. Don’t be like me, just use a damn summon

            • Anonymous

              I just got it 10 seconds ago in 2020 not skipping cutscenes at the end on PS5 Scholar edition, can confirm it still works.

              • Anonymous

                I decided that the best way to prepare for this if you intend to get it by NG+ is to would be through the following. Use an Agape Ring if you are concerned about Soul Memory, and are intent to show off with your invisible rings by the NG+ endgame. Otherwise, enjoy all the extra souls this is sure to generate if you'd rather be simply OP.

                Before everything below, gather a bunch of bonfire ascetics via the Pilgrim of the Dark covenant. Enemies there drop Ascetics like candy. You'll want that Dragon's Chime reward as well for what's coming up later, so be sure to complete its journey to Rank 3.

                With a mass of bonfire ascetics at hand, proceed....

                You'll need restoration consumables. Create a sizable stock of Crimson Waters by hunting out the Shrine of Amana (enter the Champion's Covenant once they're hunted to extinction to continue). Not only will you pick up plenty of twinkling titanite, you'll amass what your primary replacement for both bonfires and Estus. Simple enough. Just do as your playstyle dictates. How you do it is up to you and your normal playstyle.

                Optionally, you'll also want to consider Divine Blessings. This can be acquired infinitely by using a bonfire ascetic at the Giant Lord. All you need to do at minimum is grab the replacement ascetic and the Divine Blessing at his location. If you are interested in farming his souls while you're at it, I recommend using a Soul Vessel to temporarily turn yourself into a STR based monster with some really heavy power stanced hammers.

                With the Bonfire Ascetics, Crimson Waters, (and optionally) Divine Blessings amassed....

                --It is time to farm the Old Iron King (again, use an Agape Ring if your concerned about soul memory)--

                ++For best results, I recommend using a Soul Vessel to temporarily turn yourself into a 99 FTH super cleric armed with a +5 lightning infused Dragon Chime and Heide Lance++

                Buff yourself with Denial (incase his wonky hitboxes gives him lucky blow that'll otherwise one-shot you) and Sunlight Blade. Spam the Heavenly Thunder spell (picked up from Cromwell and Blue Sentinel Tar***) while poking him with your pointy stick. The push over will start to go down within 4 minutes a fight.

                [Pro-Tip: If interested in the souls, then I recommend dumping all your helmets save for your primary helmet and the Symbol of Avarice into your item box. Quick swap to the Symbol every time you defeat him, but DO NOT WEAR IT DURING THE FIGHT as it will kill you wherever your Denial spell would have saved you (and you'll NEED Denial given the occasions Old Iron King's hitboxes might screw you over). This hot-swap, combined with the best soul gear (Silver Covenant Ring +2, Jester's Gloves, Tseladora Trossers, and the Nahr Alma Chestpiece), you'll net ~325k per run]

                You are now prepared for the run. You have what it takes to avoid using bonfires, and minimized the chance of death by skipping half the game using Old Iron's Boss Souls to bypass the Shrine of Winter. Perhaps you're just plain OP as well, had you chosen to prepare by absorbing your kills.

                Now make a beeline for Nashandra. Good luck!

                • Anonymous

                  Let's say you become hollow without dying? Via the Pursuer, or the cursing statues. Does that count as a death?

                  • Anonymous

                    What's a good build for getting this? I'm guessing strength for the early game to abuse blunt dmg, then respec into a hexer when enemies start to get tough and ganky?

                    • Anonymous

                      can confirm you can only get one ring per character. just finished back to back no death runs and did not get an additional ring.

                      • Anonymous

                        I feel like with my hours I could get this if I didn't always compulsively start optional fights and take unnecessary loot on cliff edges

                        • Anonymous

                          Finally got it after 56 character startups, ten months, and a little under 1,000 hours. Used the soul memory mechanic to open the door for Drangleic Castle, going with Heides Tower for two bonfire aesthetic. After that I went hard for everything, and I only stepped foot into Drangleic after I reached two million Soul Memory. Stocked on poison arrows for Dragon Shrine, skipped Loat sinner, farmed Giant Lord 6 times, made sure I had max Havel armor before late game by going the Sunken Sanctum. Nashandra was a cakewalk.

                          • Anonymous

                            Get it as early as you can, as low soul memory as you can. Finally earned this at NG+3 (wasn't aware it existed before), but I'm at 30 mil. soul memory and it's kinda pointless. Wanted to use this with pike in the left hand 'cause the arm position with the pike in it is as if it were empty (just a peaceful little arm, just standin' there naturally), but you got insane reach with greatlance style distance-closing R2. But, yeah, I have to look for online players for 20 minutes to have a 2 minute fight and then in the middle of reading newspapers I hear an invasion like "Oh, right, I have to alt tab. Wait, where were I...oh, yeah...". Meh. Too late.

                            • Anonymous

                              Useful for hiding your shield in pvp so opponents don't know that you have a shield,which can be useful to surprise your enemies by parrying them without noticing that you have a shield.

                              • Anonymous

                                You can get this ring and the other one in a NG+ run through the game so you could have all the spells and stats you want. Also if you choose to get the other one at the same time you would be able to equip all of your spells before you enter NG+ otherwise you wouldn't be able to get them. Phantoms that die in your world don't count against you, dying in pvp does, dying as a phantom does, soul protection ring does, denial doesn't since you don't actually die, curse doesn't affect this as well. Also you could do this offline if you're worried about invaders. I used flame weapon, crystal magic weapon, soul spear, dark orbx1 great fireball x2 flame swath and lingering flame (very useful since you know whats ahead of you, you can drop like 4 of these to kill large enemies with 0 effort) and was able to get both rings done in a NG+ run at once.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Someone gave this to me in pvp. I could never have made it. That guy gave me a lot of effigies too. There are angels amongst the undead

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What about summoning NPC phantoms?
                                    If they die while helping you does their death count and stops you from getting the ring?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just for the record: You can't gain a second ring with the same character and you can't trade them. So it is impossible to get more than one. But why would you anyway :D

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This is to get in the PS4 Scholar of the First Sin edition if you take advantage of the PS4's cloud save feature. Quit your game before each boss, upload the save to the cloud, and then if you die just download the last save you uploaded (I'd first reccomend turning off automatic cloud save backup, just to prevent the PS4 accidentally overwriting your pre-death cloud save with a post-death one).

                                        Funnily enough, while doing this I ended up not dying at all to the bosses (I was in NG++ and supremely overpowered). However I'm still glad I cheesed the cloud save feature because a few ill advised jumps in the gutter and Dragon Aerie would have ended my run.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Just got it. Easy.
                                          I used a Pike+10 and that thing did literally no damage lol, but I got experience, I played every souls-game and have over 1000 hours in them, so, yeah. Explored everything, killed every boss including all DLC.
                                          NG is really not a challenge, Ng7+ would be more fun tbh
                                          (Or just getting the ring for making every flame on the map in Majula blue, because that is 100x more challenging in my opinion. Not even once arsed myself to do that.)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I got it right now,it was in my sixth try,in ng,i used the regular rapier,pure dex build,i killed the rotten 4 times and a few more bosses,so with this method i saved myself fighting against the other 3 great bosses,with one million souls you can open the gates of the shrine of winter,i am so *****ing happy!!! GG

                                            • Anonymous

                                              It isn´t that hard. You don´t have to explore whole game and kill all bosses, just get to Nashandra as fast as possible, kill her and end the game.

                                              You need 1 mil. soul memory to enter the Drangleic castle. Then you need king´s ring from Undead crypt, after go meet the ancient dragon, after kill Throne Watcher and the second guy (so you don´t have to fight them with Nashandra at once). Return back, kill Giant boss and then again return to kill Nashandra. Easy as that.

                                              That´s how I made it, my third attempt. Also I don´t recommend going down in the Saint Grave, Gutter and Black Gulch. The few souls you may earn there aren´t worth the really easy death. Most likely from fall. Good luck

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