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

      The Pyromancy Flame counts as a regular weapon and affects online matchmaking. The Ascended Pyromancy Flame and all upgrades up to +5 are treated the same as a normal +15 Pyromancy Flame.

      • Anonymous

        I am early in the game, level 29, with a Claymore +5 as my strongest weapon, and I was invaded outside the Capra Demon fog by a character wearing a dragon head and spewing out pyromancies and sorceries that clearly belong to much higher levels than mine. How is this weapon/level matching by any standard? There was a system message in brown saying "Weapon matching failed" or words to that effect: was it a system glitch or did the player use a hack? There's no defense against players like these.

        • Anonymous

          I'm very early in the game, at level 30 with only a Claymore +5, and outside the Capra Demon's fog I was invaded by a character with a dragon head and pyromancies I've never seen (I have completed the game previously). I'm pretty sure I got spewed with a yellow poison (I'd love to know the name of that so I could buy it). I'm pretty sure there was dragon breath in there as well. How can that be considered weapon/level matching? A warning sign did appear prior to this invasion, reading "Weapon matching failed". Was this player using some form of hack to get around the weapon matching system? Or was it just a 'whoops, tough luck, pull the plug if you can" glitch in the game?

          • Anonymous

            I got a lightning spear.
            If I rollback the save from the my backup files before I get the lightning spear will my level go back?
            Where can I see it?

            • Anonymous

              Does invasion level work with the level of just the host or does it also count any white phantom in the host's world as well?

              • Anonymous

                I've posted 2 comments here today (the 2nd repeating the first) and neither are showing up. If this one survives, any suggestions on what I was doing wrong?

                • Anonymous

                  I'm having trouble summoning/being summoned in the New Londo Ruins are, we are using passwords which bypass level and weapon level restrictions. Yet neither of us, being human and on the same covenant (chaos servant) can see each other. What gives? We can summon each other just fine anywhere else

                  • Anonymous

                    It has no sense and is unbalanced.
                    I upgraded my uchigatana +10 for Anor Londo, sl 53, and i get matched with people in NG or NG+ with fire weapons +5, i need at least 4 backstab while in 2 r1 i'm melted.
                    Well done From.

                    • Anonymous

                      I have a plus 0 gravelord greatsword and i'am level 11 at undead burg and trying to invade people but getting nothing can anyone tell me why.

                      • Anonymous

                        Recently, I invaded a grave lord servant in Undead Burg (lvl 15 unupgraded weapons) expecting to find some whacky low lvl dsr pvp. Instead, the dude had a **** ton of health and one shot me with a lightning blacksmith hammer. I’m not exactly new to the game, I’ve been playing for a year. But I’m absolutely confused as to how the **** this happened. Why can this dude invade with upgraded weapons and over 30 vigor at such a low lvl. This game’s matchmaking is absolute ass

                        • Anonymous

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                +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

                                  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

                                    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.

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