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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Dark Clutch Ring (Dark Souls III).

The Dark Clutch Ring is a ring in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King.

In-Game Description

Ring depicting a hand grasping a stone.
Increases dark attack,
but reduces physical defense.
The origin of this ring is unknown,
but its design suggests one of the
darker deities.
Effective use of this ring requires
skill on the part of the wearer.


Frozen Eleum Loyce - From the first bonfire, press on as normal. Head to the rooftop with three frozen chests. Drop down onto the snow, where the ring is found on a corpse against a tree.


Increases the Dark AR stat and decreases the player’s defense stats for Strike, Thrust and Slash by 80 points each. The weapon must have a Dark attack stat for the effect to take place. The ring also increases the damage of Hexes, which deal Dark damage.

The Dark bonuses for weapons is often variable and dependent of several factors. The following list is ordered from highest to lowest bonus:

  • Unique or Boss Soul weapons that have innate Dark damage and have been infused with Dark: > 30 AR.
  • Unique or Boss Soul weapons that have innate Dark damage and have not been infused: 30 AR.
  • Unique or Boss Soul weapons that have innate Dark damage and have been infused with Raw, Enchanted, or Mundane: 30 AR.
  • Unique or Boss Soul weapons that have innate Dark damage and have been infused with Magic, Lightning, or Fire: < 30 AR.
  • Unique or Boss Soul weapons that do not have innate Dark damage but have been infused with Dark: < 30 AR.
  • Standard weapons infused with Dark: 15 AR.
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