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


    • Anonymous

      21 May 2020 20:51  

      DS 1 PVP is the worst, Start a new game and I get invaded by some OP guy with all magic possible... It’s so cheap that high level can invade low level

      • Anonymous

        30 Apr 2020 01:37  

        I miss "prepare to die" edition I had on ps3. Beat every boss SL 1 and could invade anyone I wanted. I know it's cruel but invading a newbie with fully upgraded Black Knight Set, casting toxic mist, and watching them frantically hit me while I stood there and watched them perish was truly amazing...

        • Anonymous

          30 Apr 2020 00:03  

          Sorry, I'm a little confused by the weapons chart... so I've got a +5 black knight sword and I'm sitting at level 30, for an example, could you tell me how that might where I'm aloud to be summoned?

          • Anonymous

            20 Apr 2020 16:53  

            Does fully upgraded armor not affect this or does fully upgraded armor count as a fully upgraded item/weapon?

            • Anonymous

              30 Mar 2020 22:26  

              My friend who is level 50 and I at the time was level 56 are having a hard time summoning one another even if we both use the same password. Any tips in solving this issue? The boss of the area is alive as well.

              • Anonymous

                28 Feb 2020 18:38  

                i wonder if anyone can explain to me how the pyromancer hand works in this weapon matchmaking? is it count as special weapon?

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jan 2020 08:57  

                  ***** that joke, so someone can twink out a build to drop spells that deal 1100 dmg and hit like a truck all round but just because Im a melee guy and HAVE TO UPGRADE MY WEAPON Im making it virtually impossible to participate in jolly co-operation, this isnt a good feature, cuz surprise, +5dagger parry hurts like +5 black knight sword swing. Its a garbage mechanic that adds a stupid second layer of matchmaking. 10+10% unless you picked up some weapons or upgraded them in your playthrough, regardless of even being able to use said weapon. Sad bs just screwing the experience.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Dec 2019 10:35  

                    Had dragon torso, went to Anor Londo and accidentally picked up an occult club... FML... well, restarting is what dark souls is about haha

                    • 17 Dec 2019 13:36  

                      Here's a good tip for what weapon level by zone to maximize online play. Grind up your favorite weapons to +5 ASAP. Get your favorite armor to +3 ASAP. Pyromancy 1-15 affects weapon scaling like regular titanite scaling. Ascended flame is +15 WL at any strenght. Only upgrade Pyromancy to +5 ASAP and equip the smallest fireball for slime grinding the depths (or bombs). Don't touch any other upgrade material other then titanite shards. Picking up special or unique weapons or shields won't hurt your 0 to +5 range. DONT UPGRADE DRAGON WEAPONS. After clearing the Depths and resuppling for Blight town you can upgrade normal weapons to +7 fire/magic/divine. Before entering Sen's fortress get your favorite weapon up to +10, +2 twinkling, +2 dragon, +2 demon +5 green shard. This allows as low as +4 up +15 maxed WL players to interact with you. All upgrades past this point cut off more and more like level players for co-op. The remaining areas only give or drop +10 weapons tops as well so don't wory about them.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Dec 2019 10:21  

                        Looking at the Xanathos set upgrading with twinkling makes me wonder if those also effect summon levels. It would be a shame if it did because I love looking like a thumb helping people against gargoyles

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Oct 2019 03:36  

                          im sl53, got pretty much all the unique items, im in ng+, and i have a a chaos uchi @ +5. can someone please tell me why, no matter what hotspot im at (unless i gravelord) i dont get invaded? for real i sat in the woods for multiple days (including weekends when we know peeps are on) and get nothing. help!

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