Summon Range Calculator
Dark Souls Remastered

Soul Level

Summon Signs

You can summon levels 1-11.
You can be summoned by levels 1-12.

Invasion Orbs

You can invade levels 1-21.
You can be invaded by levels 1-1.

Invasion Rings

You can invade levels 1-26.
You can be invaded by levels 1-1.

Weapon Level

You can match with weapon levels 0-5.


Summon Range Calculator for Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered helps players find their matchmaking ranges. Calculations are based on the information available on the Online page, compiled by players during the original launch of the game. Please note that the results below are slightly rounded, and available from the perspective of the person using the item. You may see a difference of + - 1 level if you are not the person using the item.

  • There are many nuances to the game's multiplayer, so refer to Covenants for specific mechanics regarding each of the available factions.
  • There is no cross-platform play. You cannot play with someone on PS4 if you are on PC, etc.
  • Owners of the original game do not share online sessions with the Remastered version (on any platform)
  • Dark Souls Remastered implemented Weapon Matchmaking - please see further below for details on how this works
    • Armor upgrades have no effect on matchmaking
  • Dark Souls Remastered implemented Passwords. Using a password bypasses any level or weapon limitations. The Fextralife community uses the password "fextra"
  • Dark Souls Remastered: Blue Eye Orb now has the same summon range as the Red Eye Orb. Additionally, the Dragon Eye and White Sign Soapstone use the level of the summoner, not the summonee in calculating ranges.


Dark Souls Summon Range Calculator

 This calculator is for the original game. The ranges for Remastered change slightly, as detailed below the calculator


Your level:

Type your Soul Level here. No need to press enter




Using these items


Levels that can summon / infect you


Levels that you can summon / infect



Using these items


Levels that you can invade


Levels that can invade you



Using these items


Levels that you can invade


Levels that can invade you



Using these items


Levels that you can invade


Levels that can invade you




Dark Souls Remastered Level Ranges

Level ranges have been changed in Dark Souls Remastered, as researched by PrimeraEspada91, Waxmoth, Illusorywall. Compiled by jakemf5398.

white-sign-soapstone White Sign Soapstone2087 Eye of Deathdragon-eye Dragon Eye, & red-sign-soapstoneRed Sign Soapstone

These four items use the standard co-op range. Players can be paired with others who are relatively near their level, using what is commonly referred to as the "10 + 10%" calculation. The range is calculated from the host's perspective.

x +/- (10 + 0.1x)

Level 50 can summon: 35 - 65
Level 100 can summon: 80 - 120

red-eye-orb Red Eye Orbcracked-red-eye-orb Cracked Red Eye Orb, & blue-eye-orb Blue Eye Orb

These items have a lopsided invasion range, allowing an invader to invade higher than they can lower. The range is calculated from the invader's perspective.

x - 0.1x (lower level limit)
x + (20 + 0.1x) (upper level limit)

Level 50 can invade: 45 - 75
Level 100 can invade: 90 - 130

cat-covenant-ring Cat Covenant Ringdarkmoon-covenant-ring Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring

These items have a lopsided invasion range. Similar to the other invasion items, but with a wider range and they are instead calculated from the host's perspective.

x - (20 + 0.2x) (lower level limit)
x + 0.1x (upper level limit)

Level 50 can be invaded by: 20 - 55
Level 100 can be invaded by: 60 - 110


Dark Souls Remastered Weapon Matchmaking

Simply progressing your game and picking up certain weapons will – without your knowledge – inflate your “summoning tier”. Some examples of the weapons are: Black Knight weapons, unique shields (upgraded with twinkling), unique weapons from tail cuts like Moonlight sword. Since DS:RE follows the DS3 rules, once these items are in your inventory, dropping, depositing, giving away still leaves a memory on that character. You can consider Unique Weapons by their upgrades.

Wep Upgrade Matches With
Wep Upgrades
Regular Weapons Raw Weapons Fire, Divine, Magic Weapons Unique Weapons

Chaos, Lightning, Occult,
Crystal, Enchanted Weapons

Unique Shields


0-5 0 - - - - 0
1 0-6 +1 - - - - -
2 0-7 +2 - - - - -
3 0-8 +3 - - - - +1
4 0-10 +4 - - - - -
5 0-11 +5 0 0 0 - -
6 1-12 +6 +1 +1 - - +2
7 2-13 +7 +2 +2 +1 - -
8 3-14 +8 +3 +3 - - -
9 4-15 +9 +4 +4 +2 - +3
10 4-15 +10 +5 +5 - 0 -
11 5-15 +11 - +6 +3 +1 -
12 6-15 +12 - +7 - +2 +4
13 7-15 +13 - +8 +4 +3


14 8-15 +14 - +9 - +4 -
15 9-15 +15   +10 +5 +5 +5


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    • Anonymous

      16 Jun 2021 04:48  

      I can make a level one with Lighting 5+ BattleAxe, Lighting 5+ light crossbow, 15+ armor, Stone armor, Haval armor, and even silver knight armor as well as being a soul level ONE and collected majority of the rings. Maxed out Pryo glove almost all spells maxed out elemental bolts for my crossbow 4+ flask overkill for a level one. Also getting the red eyed orb is easier now I also was bored and got the different elemant variants Divine BattleAxe 4+ Xbow divine 4+, Enchanted battleAxe 4+, Enchanted Xbox 4+, Fire 4+ BattleAxe, Xbox 4+ Fire. Any item you could buy from a merchant i had a high stock of. 72 days of gameplay 300+ invasions and NOTE I NEVER WAS ABLE to invade players twice and some I wanted to when even all that didn't help me win against some smarter hosts. Got destroyed by a NG++++ Solair and the Golden crown boy legit i cried when i lost. My point in a short view is this weapon tier system to hinder summons and invasions is sad and pathetic its a poor excuse to lock out players who challange themsevles in trying to become a better oppenent against co-op players.

      • Anonymous

        01 Jun 2021 11:11  

        My character A is on weapon upgrade 5. If I take my character B who has created Queelags Furrysword without upgrading it and trade it over through a friend to character A will he still be on weapon upgrade 5? According to the list unupgraded "unique weapons" are on the weapon upgrade 5 level which is absolutely the case for twinkling titanite. But since you normally can't acquire Queelags Furrysword without bumping your weapon upgrade level to 10, I am unsure if an unupgraded boss soul weapon which uses demon titanite also counts as weapon upgrade 5. Anyone know anything about this?

        • Anonymous

          15 May 2021 06:39  

          I like old matchmaking, now the experience I once had is spoiled, I remember the old invasions, I was very scared without knowing what happens and being one shot killed (not all the time), that was a good dark souls experience, dark souls is characterized by f*ck you, not by making things easier for you, i played both sides, invader and host, (i still playing dark souls remastered with this matchmaking) and the only thing to say for the people who cry when get killed for broken builds (i was one of them)... Git Gud.

          • Anonymous

            05 May 2021 15:17  

            +11 weapon leve is the most optimal weapon level for low to mid level builds (SL50 or lower). It matches from level 5-15 weapons and there is a high chance that players have gotten a unique weapon (like the drake or gravelord sword).

            • Anonymous

              05 May 2021 15:07  

              I play on the switch and have created SL10/+5 weapon, 25/+10 weapon, 40/+11 weapon, 50/+15 weapon and 60/+15 weapon invasion builds. Here's what I've noticed.

              I gravelord at Undeadburg and invade in the Catacombs (gotta keep the Giant Dad wanna be's population under control) with the SL10 and can get steady invasions with occasional downtime. I invade can invade all areas up to Anor Londo with the SL25 and also the Catacombs and find frequent invasions. The SL40 gets invasions from The Depths onward but Sen's and Anor Londo are the hottest spots. The SL50 gets invasions from Sen's onward but Painted World and Anor Londo are best. The SL60 gets the least invasions but can invade from Anor Londo onward. I've found that the Catacombs is a place you can find all soul levels to invade and it's really fun. For the higher levels, Demon Ruins is great after you enable both shortcuts (Chaos Servant and Demon Fire Sage) because there are three different areas you can check quickly (area before Centipede Demon, Demon Ruins bonfire area, area before Bed of Chaos). Of course there is always Dark Root Forest but ganks camp at the invasion spot and if you invade in the garden area you'll likely spend a lot of time just trying to find the person. If you go above SL60 you'll likely have the best chances at the Township.

              • Anonymous

                29 Apr 2021 23:52  

                So.... easy nutshell version is

                White/red soapstones death/dragon eye are +/- 10 levels

                Blue/res orbs better for low level pvp cause they have a bigger range for invading higher level players

                Cat and darkmoon is better for high level pvp cause they have a bugger range if invading lower level players

                While weapon matchmaking is also factored in and it’s best to never fully upgrade you gear to +15 or +5 just to have as big as a range possible when searching for pvp.

                • Anonymous

                  26 Mar 2021 14:14  

                  Hah! No more easy, one-shot kills for you twinks!

                  And now for real. Remaster changes are very good. Why? Because most PvP builds focuses on getting optimal player-killer machine with lowest soul level possible. So invader is usually much stronger than invaded casual PvE player even if his soul level is lower. There's also another fact - invader has help from monsters and the host can be weakended by previous fights, making him even easier target. What those changes do? Increases invader level and forces him to invade stronger targets. This way fights are more balanced.

                  You want quality PvP? Use Red Soapstone and fight fair. Oh you can't because only thing you can do is ganking weaker hosts? I'm so sorry but that's lame you know...

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Feb 2021 18:17  

                    Maybe I'm cool or something but I'm able to be summoned by my friend whos only lvl 44, and I'm level 169. I am using the password system, so maybe that's why.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jan 2021 06:33  

                      With weapon matchmaking and level matchmaking, what’s a good place to be so that there is a big range of bosses that I can help with? Love the coop feature in this game

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Jan 2021 18:07  

                        Level 67 here, with maxed out weapons. I invaded some people on Sunday (giant tomb), no problem connecting I find a world within minutes.

                        Then I leave my white sign on the floor at the very same place. As I'm writing this it's been 10 minutes and nothing happened...

                        • 14 Jan 2021 23:27  

                          How do boss soul weapons work?
                          Because it seems they would fall under the unique weapons category but you also need to get a weapon to +10 to give it soul power, but it doesn't mention it with the tier 2 infusions. Just confused, please enlighten me

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Jan 2021 22:20  

                            I’m so angry that I can’t go through later parts of the game on a low level with high upgrades so I can return and co op at areas like the parish with unupgraded weapons. All of these restrictions and what was the end result? Griefers can still do their thing and one shot new players with magic instead of weapons. Going through mid game areas with +5 equipment is tedious and all I actually want are certain weapons not materials to upgrade them.

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Dec 2020 08:02  

                              So if there is a password being used for co-op the weapon adjusting for summons won't take effect? I just wanna make sure I'm understanding this correctly as I'm going to be helping a first time player in the near future.

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Dec 2020 19:03  

                                If you wish to keep a character at +5 for low level pvp but need to progress far into the game for desired equipment you can still kill the mimics that drop infused weapons (+10) and reload the game so the loot permanently disappears

                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Oct 2020 01:33  

                                  I'm SL 100 and in NG+.At which SL should i stop so that i can still help people and do PvP?I'm playing on Ps4 and i get rarley summoned and never(!) invaded although i'm human all the time.Is the online community "dead" or do i just have bad luck? (EU servers btw)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    14 Oct 2020 11:30  

                                    People hate the weapon level addition but really the worse thing they did was adjust all of the level ranges to be identical to DS3. Things like the upper limit on darkwraith invasions and no more downward invasions for darkmoons sucked the life out of the game. I’m baffled that people care more about weapon matchmaking than this. I know it’s awful because of the non linear nature of the game compared to the others but they DID somewhat reduce extreme twinking which is objectively good. There was no need to adjust the soul level matchmaking as the original Dark Souls did just fine with that for 7 damn years. Upgrades and damage were the only thing that needed work.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      07 Oct 2020 02:27  

                                      lol at people complaining about weapon matchmaking. I have a SL 20 build that hasn't gone over tier 5 of weapon upgrades and still managed to beat the four kings. Now I can invade low levels at the lower undead burg and undead parish, the forest, the sunlight altar, the depths, blightown. Basically f*cking everywhere in the early game except the taurus demon and even there I once found a guy. Im still overpowered asf because of my fully upgraded armor and raw weaponry and I don't even use magic. Its when you do **** like this that you find out how f*cking populated the remaster is. Oh and Im on sexbox btw. Im getting summoned all the time and I can invade at any moment that I want. Whenever I get a murderboner I just pop a cracked red ord and get satisfaction immediately. I usually alternate between invading and summoning one at a time. I can't even begin to tell you how many funny interactions I've had with both n00bs and seasoned players. I sometimes give them fully upgraded late game armor, weapons, twinkling titanite or humanity or whatever. If you're bored of remaster and wanna do something new then I challange you to do a SL 20 weapn tier 5 build for invading. I aint gonna tell you how to beat the four kings you figure that **** out yourself

                                      • Anonymous

                                        24 Sep 2020 09:47  

                                        In the case of being SL 60 and having Chaos Blade +5, can I coop in areas such as Anor Londo, Demon Ruins, Lost Izalith, TotG and New Londo Ruins?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          31 Aug 2020 20:11  

                                          Why do I keep getting invaded the Burg by a player named Giant Dad? I came back a week later and the dude was still invading.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            23 Aug 2020 09:28  

                                            Lol, people just want to be able to invade and one shot everyone, and now they're sad it takes more than 1 hit to kill some new guy that just joined the game. What a bunch of losers.
                                            If you can't kill a newbie with a +5 or even worse, a black knight weapon, kalameet's tail, gravelord's sword, please, stop whining. You're sad that you can't invade a sl 20 who just started playing the game in the burg with a fully upgraded chaos weapon? C'mon, grow up.

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