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

      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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