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

      20 Aug 2018 14:48  

      Please make an invasion/summon range in DSR such as it was in the original game, in the game it's hard to find anyone with new restrictions

      • Anonymous

        20 Aug 2018 02:34  

        Im level 464 and use great sythe and chaos blade. Im tryna help a friend whos new. Can he invade or summon me?

        • Anonymous

          04 Aug 2018 16:38  

          I had no idea they'd added DS3's weapon upgrade limit to the Remastered version, so now I'm having trouble with co-op because of my Astora Straight Sword +3. Guess I'll sit tight til I get to Anor Londo. People usually have upgraded weapons by then, but a lot of newcomers might not know about that.

          • 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.

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