Life Ring


"An old ring set with a red jewel. Raises maximum HP. Each ring has a different power, and even very modest rings can be a great boon on a perilous journey."

Life Ring 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.


Life Ring Effects


  • +0 = 120
  • +1 = 90
  • +2 = 75
  • +3 = 25


  • +0=0.2
  • +1=0.5
  • +2=0.8
  • +3=1.2

  • Raises maximum HP by 5%
  • +1 = 7.5%
  • +2 = 12.5%
  • +3 = 15%



Life Ring Locations

  • Starting gift; chest in Forest of Fallen Giants.
  • +1: This is found in the Iron Keep in the same area as the Smelter Demon. If entering the area for the first time the chest containing the ring is in the far left corner at the top of the ladder guarded by a Alonne Knight Captain. You can get it easiest by dropping down to the platform after defeating the Smelter Demon or clearing the area.
  • +2: Cavern on the left wall before passageway to third bonfire in Shrine of Amana.
  • +3: This is found in the Brume Tower. After activating the elevators in the Foyer take the coal elevator to the very top. After stepping off the elevator take a left and follow the pathway along the wall of the tower until it ends. Here you'll see another elevator which you need to use to cross over to the other side of the path (at the same level). Follow this short path until you reach a door. The ring is inside the door in an iron chest to the right, guarded by a lava-spewing giant and a Bride of Ash.




  • This Ring is very useful when using the Bewitched Alonne Sword buff. You can equip the Life ring+3, use the Bewitched Alonne Sword buff, then take off the Life Ring+3 and switch it to something else, lessening the load of damage you take.




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 a Conqueror  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Exalted  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Guilty  ♦  Illusory Ring of the Vengeful  ♦  King's 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

      Life Ring +2 has great sinergy with Unleash Magic spell, for those wizard craving more power by sacrificing only 15% health instead of the full 30% taken by the spell.

      • Anonymous

        Just take it as gift because no entry about loot or drop. Playing for few hours => Loot it on chest ... on Ballista Room at the Forest of Fallen Giants. Sadness

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