Updated Jan 30, 2015 6:47 am

Northern Ritual Band is a spell uses boost ring in Dark Souls 2.
northern_ritual_band.png "One of the secret treasures restored in Aldia.
Increases spell uses, but at the cost of HP.
This modest-looking ring contains very powerful magic.
To imagine what unspeakable deeds were
performed to create such rings, one need only recall the cruel fate of the residents of Aldia."


  • Increases spell uses by 10/20/30% and reduces your HP by 20/35/50%.
  • Durability: 120 (Regular), 90 (+1), 75 (+2)
  • Weight: 0.5 (Regular), 0.8 (+1), 1.0 (+2)


Behind the Hidden Door In Sinner's Rise. When you go down the elevator to fight the lost sinner, right when you get off and walk down into the water make a immediate right and there is a hidden door that opens if you press the action button.
Ring +1
Have 30 Intelligence and speak with Carhillion of the Fold and he will give it to you (not given as reward for spending souls as previously rumored).
Ring +2
Aldia's Keep


  • Increases spell uses by 10/20/30% and reduces your HP by 20/35/50%.
  • When equipping the ring your health will be reduced immediately. When the ring is removed you will gain your MAX HP back but you will not have your CURRENT HP adjusted.

    • Anonymous

      08 Feb 2018 13:04  

      If you have spells with few uses anything more than +10% will be useless.
      Go with Southern ritual band for more slot with the same spell or Crown of the Old Iron King instead as it restore spell uses by 20% every 2 min (rounded up to at least +1).
      +2 is pretty much useless/suicide for anything other than a glass cannon sorcery/hex build.

      • Anonymous

        28 Oct 2017 09:23  

        I was stoked to use this ring until I saw how much HP it removed. I put quite a bit more points into VGR than most caster builds recommend and it still took me down to an incredibly short bar. Unless you’re good at kiting enemies and never using melee (which is almost impossible/tedious), this ring is NOT worth it

        • Anonymous

          14 Apr 2017 09:55  

          Spell use counts are rounded up using this ring. That means that a 1-use spell WILL get a second use even with the +0 ring. A fairly decent trade for 20% hp.

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