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

      2 ways to get Havel's ring if we have weak char and can die from his single attack:

      1. (Longer and requires some stuff but easier to pull off)
      - Open doors to his tower from Darkroot arena
      - Cast Toxic Mist, Poison Mist or Dark Fog without entering so the cloud will stay just behind doors (you can also throw Dung Pies)
      - Repeat until Havel dies

      2. (Faster and can be made with newly created character)
      - Enter his tower any way you like
      - Run around him to avoid getting hit and punish his slow attacks with backstabs
      - You can also parry/riposte him but one mistake and you are dead so backstabs are much safer

      • Anonymous

        Just wanna question how FAP and Havel’s give plus 80% when Havel’s gives 50% and FAP 20%…

        That adds up to 70% or 1.7x base equip load. Unless they give bonuses when paired with each other.

        • Anonymous

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

          • Anonymous

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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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