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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 (this isn't completely tested yet): Blue Eye Orb apparently 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

 

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Using these items

 

Levels that you can invade
 

 

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Levels that you can invade
 

 

Levels that can invade you
 

 

 

Using these items

 

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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, or see Rare Items for an idea of what constitutes a special weapon.

Preliminary testing reveals:

Normal Weapons (there is a +4 gap for players):

  • Player A with +0 or NO upgrades can summon Player B if they have a +4 weapon.
  • Player A with +1 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +5 weapon.
  • Player A with +2 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +6 weapon.
  • Player A with +3 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +7 weapon.
  • Player A with +4 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +8 weapon.
  • Player A with +5 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +9 weapon.
  • Player A with +6 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +10 weapon.
  • Player A with +7 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +11 weapon.
  • Player A with +8 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +12 weapon.
  • Player A with +9 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +13 weapon.
  • Player A with +10 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +14 weapon.
  • Player A with +11 to +15 weapons can summon Player B if they have up to a +15 weapon

Unique Weapons. They have a different system than normal. A +0 unique (demon, twinkling, dragon scale) are equal to a +5 normal weapon. Then each upgrade will add another +2 to the list. The +4 gap still applies to this.

  • Player A with +1 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +0 unique weapon (+5 regular weapon)
  • Player A with +3 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +1 unique weapon (+7 regular weapon)
  • Player A with +5 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +2 unique weapon (+9 regular weapon)
  • Player A with +7 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +3 unique weapon (+11 regular weapon)
  • Player A with +9 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +4 unique weapon (+13 regular weapon)
  • Player A with +11 regular weapon can summon Player B if they have an +5 unique weapon (+15 regular weapon)

Shields: Unique shields are considered +0 regular at +0 and each +1 level of an unique shield’s reinforcement is considered +3 regular.  This also follows the +4 gap players must be in to connect.

  • Player A with a +0 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +0 unique shield (+0 regular shield)
  • Player A with a +0 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +1 unique shield (+3 regular shield)
  • Player A with a +2 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +2 unique shield (+6 regular shield)
  • Player A with a +5 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +3 unique shield (+9 regular shield)
  • Player A with a +8 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +4 unique shield (+12 regular shield)
  • Player A with a +11 regular shield can summon Player B if they have a +5 unique shield (+15 regular shield)



    • Anonymous

      11 Jul 2018 09:58  

      Ive got a question for anybody that's done some good testing with the pyro glove. How does leveling it up scale on the chart for matchmaking?

      • Anonymous

        06 Jul 2018 15:55  

        So the weapon matchmaking isn't the same with Gravelord Servants right? Today I started a new game and saw a Gravelord sign as soon as walking into Undead Burg and they had a Demon's Spear.

        • Anonymous

          21 Jun 2018 09:32  

          I’m just having a laugh about weapons and matchmaking bc I just get one shot with Pursuers 9 invasions out of 10 lol

          • Anonymous

            16 Jun 2018 19:51  

            You can pick up unique weapons (twinkling and demon titanite) and still be summoned by completely fresh players. I tested it by starting a new character on my brother's PS4 and summoning my low level build who had Pricilla's Dagger, Jagged Ghost Blade, Demon's Spear, Dragon King's Great Axe and so on. This was done without password, worked just fine, even though this page says they count as +5 weapons. Also, something's up with the pyromancy flame, my friend who's upgrade level is +4 was able to summon my character with a pyromancy flame of +10, which leaves a +6 gap.

            • Anonymous

              16 Jun 2018 06:48  

              Can anyone please explain to me why cant I summon anyone in anor londo Im human with +1 humanity open nat type sl50 ? ??

              • Anonymous

                13 Jun 2018 17:26  

                I'm unable to summon someone with a password on and we both have the same password, fresh char for them and pinwheel and taurus dead for me and fire zwei and gravelord gs.

                • 12 Jun 2018 22:38  

                  IMPORTANT NOTE FOR REMASTERED PLAYERS: Investigation has revealed that the summon ranges for several Summoning Items in the Remastered Edition of the game are different from their counterparts in the original. Notably, the Blue Eye Orb apparently now has the same summon range as the Red Eye Orb, and the Dragon Eye and White Sign Soapstone use the level of the summoner, not the summonee in calculating ranges. THIS INFORMATION IS RUMORED AND NOT YET CONFIRMED However, until a determination can be made regarding this, please understand that the Summon Range Calculator may provide heavily inaccurate information for these items for players of the Remastered Edition.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Jun 2018 16:39  

                    maybe i miss smth. but what is with the pyromancy flame, its the only upgradeable catalyst and technically its ascended form +5 is a +20 normal weapon, or does it count as a +5 weapon?

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Jun 2018 03:07  

                      I've got a question. My brother and I are trying to summon each other with a password, but when I use the soapstone it disappears. My character does the animation but no summon sign shows up, it lights up and that's it, gone. We've tried on different areas and nothing. Anyone have any ideas? I've been looking for someone experiencing the same but no luck so far. P.S. I'm posting this everywhere I can.

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Jun 2018 00:25  

                        So "Using a password bypasses any level or weapon limitations." Does this also mean for invading friends? I've tried it with 2 different friends and none of us could invade each other. Co-oping worked fine though.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Jun 2018 08:02  

                          So if im using a +5 unique weapon (ie BKS) AND a +5 unique shield (silver knight shield), in order to be summoned, my would-be host must have BOTH a weapon +11 or higher AND a shield +11 or higher?

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Jun 2018 12:09  

                            So, I like to create twink characters to help out low level beginners. After picking up the occult club in Anor Londo I thought my changes were down the drain. They weren't! I even converted the club back to a divine club +5 and I am still summoned by beginners (I semi-validate this based on their gear, damage output and behaviour). My character is SL10, and has only normal weapons upgraded to +5, and +8 armor set. Also a +5 pyromancy flame. No special weapons upgraded besides the (pick-up) occult club.
                            On another character I upgraded the pyromancy flame to +10, and it felt like I dropped out of range for beginners! This isn't proven yet, but I have a hunch that this also has an influence.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Jun 2018 08:44  

                              I'm level 30 with a great scythe +11 and I'm being summoned countless times at the altar of sunlight, all the players has weapons that won't exceed +5 (I asked them). Also there's a lot players invading there with full havel armor and lightning weapons. Now I'm wondering if the matchmaking is for droped items only and not for online interaction

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Jun 2018 03:49  

                                me and my friend would connenct (within normal summon range using pass).
                                then his save got corrupted, made another character his level is 50ish mine is 105 we wouldnt connect to each other even if we were using password and our weapons were +15 and +13

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 Jun 2018 03:12  

                                  This is stupid I can’t help my friend with my high level character because they are low level they need to Fix this

                                  • Anonymous

                                    02 Jun 2018 12:38  

                                    I have +0 gravelord sword at SL9 and keep getting invaded by max level pyro flame users. Confirmed when I message them after being ohko by combustion.

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