Ring of Binding


"An unusual ring of unknown origin. Limits the wearer's HP reduction when Hollow. Alas, this ring will not make you human. What is lost is not easily retrieved."

Ring of Binding 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.


Ring of Binding Effects

Durability: 130


  • 0.2

  • Limits HP reduction when Hollowing by 25%, and stops HP reduction at 75% of max instead of 50%
  • Equipping the RoB will raise your health even when not fully hollowed.



Ring of Binding Locations




  • If your health is being affected by this ring and you are summoned as a White Phantom to another player's world, then there is a way to become human when you return to your world. Simply remove the Ring of Binding and replace it with another ring since the game spawns you in human form when you're a white phantom. Regardless of whether or not you succeed, you should be in human form when you return to your world.(This happened to me recently, I'll have to check whether or not it wasn't just an isolated incident and whether or not it is indeed this item that is causing it)
  • Confirmed Bug: most likely to be patched soon. (Source: Dark Souls 2 Reddit)
  • Update: however, this bug has not a 100% chance to turn you into human form again. it's still completely random.




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    • This is the "I'm playing this game for the first time" ring which isn't bad. The game gives you so many, and I mean so many effigies that this ring won't be needed anymore. Not to mention you'll die less.
      The place where this ring shines is during the fight against Nashandra, assuming you didn't get the 3 DLC crown's + vendrick's crown.

      • Anonymous

        Ahhh, the Ring of Binding.. it takes me back. Back to my starting days of Dark Souls 2 when I sucked. Now i'm thousands of hours in and I never use this. Everytime I walk past this guy I always go, "Oh yeah, that ring!"
        Now here I am telling one of my friends about this ring, as I was back when I first started. I might do a pyromancy build with the dark flame, one'a these days.

        • Anonymous

          If you struggle with Heide Knights, you can try standing on the guy's right side and shooting him (sorceries or bow). He'll most likely fall trying to reach you

          • Anonymous

            Perfect for a pyro build. Full hollow dark pyro flame and with Vit 40 and use this ring play as if vit 30.

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