Havel's Ring

Life Ring

This ring was named after Havel the Rock, Lord Gwyn's old battlefield compatriot.
Havel's men wore the ring to express faith in their leader and to carry a heavier load

Havel's Ring is a Ring in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Players can equip up to 2 Rings, but equipping two of the same item is not possible.




  • This ring is a fantastic way to provide more defense for your character without the fear of a slower movement speed. Because its augmentation is percentage based this ring becomes more beneficial when the wearer has more stamina.
  • Weapons in the ultra-large category usually weigh above 10 units, the heaviest weighing 28; so wearing this ring can help users of large weapons to be faster.
  • Equipping Havel's ring changes max equipment load to 1.5 x base max equipment load. (+50%)
  • Equipping Havel's ring and the Ring of Favor and Protection changes equipment load to 1.8 x base equipment load. (+80%)
  • Equipping Havel's ring and the Ring of Favor and Protection and the Mask of the Father changes equipment load to 1.89 x base equipment load. (+89%)


  • Killing Havel at the same time he kills you will cause the ring to go away.
  • Patch 1.06 nerfed Mask of the Father from 15% to 5%, which reduced the max equip increase from 2.07 to 1.89 x base equipment load. (from +107% to +89% after patch 1.06)


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    • Anonymous

      13 Apr 2021 03:49  

      I'm just confused as to how the **** one person here replied to their own comment a day before they posted it

      • Anonymous

        20 Nov 2020 15:45  

        Man, i just started ds remastered after ds3, and gotta say, the shortcuts are done way better in the remastered. Love the game so far. Just killed havel and can finaly wield my zweihander without fatrolling. And btw for all souls games STR is easy mode

        • Anonymous

          20 Jul 2020 20:09  

          i was running to heal while fighting him and he fell down from a ledge, i was sure he couldn't come out of that door but he came and didn't dropped the ring after he died :(

          • Anonymous

            28 Jun 2018 10:08  

            This ring is bae. Puts the game on easy mode. Made a build putting equal points in vitality, endurance, and strength with an ultra great sword, great axe, or great hammer. I was able to out trade and stunlock pretty much everything in pve with a single heavy or running attack at every level with the highest poise armor I could equip.. PvP though, leaves a bit to be desired with so many lightly armored, speedy, little backstab fishers running about with their little hornet ring on, taking advantage of lag at every turn...

            • Anonymous

              15 Sep 2017 02:42  

              What rings U got bich? It's kind of a bummer they nerfed the father mask so heavily actually. Havels ring is probably less iconic then the father mask. But still, THE LEGEND NEVER DIES.

              • Anonymous

                28 May 2017 02:59  

                Edit needed: if you kill Havel before opening the door (I used Demon's Great Hammer jump attacks which were long enough to aggro; after that he kinda just runs at the door), and then go to get the key, the ring won't be there.

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