Dark Souls 2 Summon Range Calculator - This calculator is current to Patch 1.06 - Reg 1.08. Summon and PvP range in Dark Souls 2 is calculated by soul memory.


Summon Range Calculator


Finding Online Players
  • Instructions: Insert your Soul Memory amount the input box, then move the mouse icon to the item you want to know the Soul Memory range.
  • Patch 1.10 added a function to make random matchmaking easier: when you're in the warp menu, the areas with multiplayer activity close to your Soul Memory will be outlined in orange.

There is a tier/threshold of soul memory at 45 million, what some players are calling the "Top Tier", upon passing this threshold, soul memory will become meaningless between players. For example: a player with a soul memory of 45 million can invade a player with a soul memory of 700 million, and vice versa. The Name-Engraved Ring reduces the soul memory required to invade and summon players in the "Top Tier". Another thing to note is the Cracked Blue Eye Orb, a player in the Top Tier can invade downwards to 15 million, however the increased range of the blue eye orb will allow players to invade others who are in the 12 million - 15 million range (a sort of pseudo top tier) and vice versa a 12 million player can invade infinitely upwards.

Note: NG and NG+ use the same matchmaking formula.

*Capping at SL 150? Many Community members have decided to stop increasing their Soul Level at 150, however this was partly due to their belief that matchmaking worked off of soul level and not soul memory in NG+, this has been proved untrue by Community member Illusorywall (found on gamefaqs or his tumblr blog). By part of doing PvP a player will increase his soul memory, eventually to the point that you will start getting matched with players at a much higher soul level. Capping at 150 does have a purpose though. If your intention is to participate in organised PvP events vs players at 150 only, capping at 150 can be for you, also if you want to only use the duel arena(s). However if you want to be invaded by random players and invade random players, there is absolutely no reason to stop increasing your soul level, you will only weaken yourself in online play if you do not. Skill does determine the winner of some fights, but if you were to remain at 150 and consistently increased your soul memory and say, managed to make it past 15 million (The Top Tier), then you will find yourself facing players with soul levels in the hundreds, with 40 in all stats, or higher. However if one wishes to maintain a focused build there is no reason to continue increasing ones Soul Level

is the total amount of souls that a player has accumulated. Spending them does not add to this total amount, merely earning souls add to this total amount, period. Collecting consumable items that grant souls upon use does not increase your Soul Memory. Using those items however will increase your Soul Memory.

  • Soul memory can be checked in the "Player Status" menu. If you are having trouble locating a summon sign it is often beneficial to leave the area and come back.


Soul Memory Tiers and Exact Ranges for Multiplayer Connections

How are the ranges calculated?
Soul Memory is divided into tiers, but the tiers are not hard boundaries. Instead, different multiplayer items extend across different amounts of neighboring tiers. So there's no direct math involved, it's a question of
A) What tier am I in?, and
B) How many tiers above and below my own can I pair up with?
It is NOT anything like +/- 25%, 50,000, etc.

The Tiers
Here is a list of the tiers. Bolded values in the left column indicate an increase in tier size.

Tier # Soul Memory
1 0 - 9,999
2 10,000 - 19,999
3 20,000 - 29,999
4 30,000 - 39,999
5 40,000 - 49,999
6 50,000 - 69,999
7 70,000 - 89,999
8 90,000 - 109,999
9 110,000 - 129,999
10 130,000 - 149,999
11 150,000 - 179,999
12 180,000 - 209,999
13 210,000 - 239,999
14 240,000 - 269,999
15 270,000 - 299,999
16 300,000 - 349,999
17 350,000 - 399,999
18 400,000 - 449,999
19 450,000 - 499,999
20 500,000 - 599,999
21 600,000 - 699,999
22 700,000 - 799,999
23 800,000 - 899,999
24 900,000 - 999,999
25 1,000,000 - 1,099,999
26 1,100,000 - 1,199,999
27 1,200,000 - 1,299,999
28 1,300,000 - 1,399,999
29 1,400,000 - 1,499,999
30 1,500,000 - 1,749,999
31 1,750,000 - 1,999,999
32 2,000,000 - 2,249,999
33 2,250,000 - 2,499,999
34 2,500,000 - 2,749,999
35 2,750,000 - 2,999,999
36 3,000,000 - 4,999,999
37 5,000,000 - 6,999,999
38 7,000,000 - 8,999,999
39 9,000,000 - 11,999,999
40 12,000,000 - 14,999,999
41 15,000,000 - 19,999,999
42 20,000,000 - 29,999,999
43 30,000,000 - 44,999,999
44 45,000,000 - 999,999,999


Multiplayer Item Ranges

White Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 2, Up 1"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 18 - 21.

White Sign Soapstone with Name-Engraved Ring

  • "Down 5, Up 4"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 15 - 24.

Small White Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 3, Up 1"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 17 - 21.

Small White Sign Soapstone with Name-Engraved Ring

  • "Down 6, Up 5"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 14 - 25.

Cracked Red Eye Orb & Bell Keepers

  • "Down 0, Up 3"
  • Someone at tier 20 can invade hosts in tiers 20 - 23.

Cracked Blue Eye Orb

  • "Down 2, Up 2"
  • Someone at tier 20 can invade hosts in tiers 18 - 22.

Red Sign Soapstone

  • "Down 3, Up 2"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 17 - 22.

Dragon Eye

  • "Down 4, Up 4"
  • Someone at tier 20 can send their sign to hosts in tiers 16 - 24.

Rat King Covenant

  • "Down 1, Up 3"
  • A host at tier 20 can summon phantoms from tiers 19 - 23.


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  • Abyss Invasions
  • Mirror Knight Summons

  1. Posted by illusorywall on Reddit.

    • Anonymous

      01 Mar 2020 15:28  

      Anyone know how this really works ... this doesn't seem quite right. Yesterday I was invaded, and out of curiosity I compared games with other player ... my SM was 900+k and his was 300+k according to this table that puts him 8 lvls below me and not able to invade

      • Anonymous

        13 Dec 2019 20:27  

        ah, i remember when i spent 5 hours Killing the Giant Lord over and over again, just so that i could reach the 45million soul tier and connect to my friends without having to worry about soul memory tiers

        • Anonymous

          29 Aug 2019 03:48  

          I have no idea how anyone could consider this good game design. Want to buy consumables? Get f*cked in PvP. Want to use bows or crossbows? Get f*cked in PvP. Want to try out and upgrade multiple weapons and armor pieces? Get f*cked in PvP. Died twice without regaining your souls? Die some more in PvP. Having to keep soul memory in mind for literally everything you do in the game absolutely ruins it. It takes away all the fun of just playing the game without planning ahead every little step you take. Also thanks to the Agape Ring this system doesn't even protect you from twinks, so why bother? A new player will most likely have a higher SM tier than what would be optimal anyway, but now their character will be at a PERMANENT disadvantage, unlike with twinks, so it's actually way worse. Yeah, if you're good enough at PvP you can kill players hundreds of levels above you, but in that case you can also kill twinks on a new character, can't you? And if the enemy is on equal skill levels you're just f*cked.

          • Anonymous

            28 Jun 2019 09:22  

            so why does the page say that the white sign soapstone can send down 2 up one when the tool provided right before that shows that it can send down 3 and up one?

            • 29 Apr 2019 03:49  

              I think this matching ranking is utter BS. At very early stages of the game I was invaded by very high level players, one of which had the Acid Cloud spell which I know is available quite a bit later in the game. He fried my armor then killed me in one attack.

              • Anonymous

                04 Feb 2019 05:23  

                To everyone, SM is an attempt to protect new players from what happens in DS1 and 3, invaded by one punch man, however in later game it loses that value especially for dex build with bows, they will die, everyone else it's fine mostly, so really the best one is situational, SM is basically your experience in dark souls with that character, which is a better summoning idea, just needed refining

                • 21 Jan 2019 20:28  

                  This information is completely incorrect, or Dark Souls 2 SOTFS has changed something with online match making, my soul memory is 150k roughly, and my friends souls memory is a little over 50k but both of us can summon each other to our worlds, I summon him to mine, and he can summon me to his, also we are around the same soul level, don’t know how to explain that but we are obviously in way different soul tiers than each other but can still coop

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Dec 2018 06:28  

                    xbox one gamer tag is chriscreedogg. My SM is 20 million. Need help getting the last few achievements. Hmu if you need help and are within 5 tiers of me.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Nov 2018 06:21  

                      The information containing in this wikia is probably not true, because I, with 3.000.000 souls could not summon a friend of mine with 3.990.000, but he could summon me, even though we are supposedly from the same tier, and were even using Name-engraved ring We've tried for a least 3h straight... But of course, the reason could be another other than the wikia being wrong about tiers

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Oct 2018 00:04  

                        Can anyone help? I cant summon or get summoned by my friend we are two tiers apart using small stone and name ring for both. No effigies burned, haven't used the separation crystal and did not join the champion covenant.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Oct 2018 10:06  

                          Teir 44 I'm level 339 44,000,000SL cwaynekush add me I've got tons of stuff to trade , can farm, pvp, dlc, bosses, it's all good hit me up

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Oct 2018 01:50  

                            luckily for me, I don't use any consumables to pvp, so I just put the agape ring on and I'm safe from going to high in sm. I just save a few souls in case i break any of my gear.

                            • Anonymous

                              12 Aug 2018 08:09  

                              I'm playing SOTFS on PC. My nickname is King_Havel. SL 41 (16 million souls). Please reach me out if you need to farm sunlight medals or help me getting some for myself. Cheers!

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Aug 2018 05:47  

                                I've came from dark souls 3. I liked this game too. but in this matchmaking system I can't use arrows or any consumables cause of getting into a disadvantaged tier.. how could you made a such bull*****system fromsoft? and why didn't you fix it yet.

                                • 27 Jul 2018 02:47  

                                  This entire summon range thing is simply lazy work to avoid the effort of adjusting player attributes when summoned. They could've very well re-adjust every summoned player to a similar stat range of the host, but they chose to simply restrict the range of players that can be summoned. If you want to play with others (especially now that DSII has fewer players) you aren't allowed to farm pretty much anything. 50 Loyce souls easily grant you 1-2 mil. in the process in NG. The best part is that the soul lost at death is also counted into SM. So you can't 'dispose' the souls you don't want by dying. You gonna actively wear that damn ring in order to keep yourself on track. You know what I'm actually glad that the Soul Level range thing is back is DSIII. It's also bad, but this is worse.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    12 Dec 2017 03:48  

                                    The name engraved ring doesn't seem to increase summon range for me. A friend and I have played through together, but I'm consistently 2-4 tiers above him, and depending on what it's at at the moment, I have to use the small soapstone to connect to him, even when using the ring. PC SoTFS, if that matters. Did they change how it works? I don't see any mention of it anywhere.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      07 Dec 2017 03:11  

                                      heloo .. please i need help ,, i can not play with my friend i don't know why ? we are in the same level and same soul memory but we can not play together .. even we have the engraved ring and same god ,, please if any one know what's wrong please tell me

                                      • Anonymous

                                        05 Dec 2017 17:14  

                                        The thing is, to me at least, Dark souls isn't mainly a coop game. Coop can ease your pain sometimes but, it's not meant to be full coop all the way down. Coop makes the game easier, in case of dark souls 2, even more.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          27 Nov 2017 18:54  

                                          I've been playing dark souls 2and I honestly don't know why they put soul memory in the first place if people want to co op shoot make the happen

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