Covetous Silver Serpent Ring

Covetous Silver Serpent Ring

The serpent's head and tail form the ring, while the scales create a 'spine' down both sides of it.

The Covetous Silver Serpent Ring is etched with arcane symbols and the depiction of a serpent eating its own tail.

It is unique in that it has no stat requirements and is not part of any player class, and will not drop for any other player.

Lacking any requirements, this ring will help even the newest players survive throughout the game. This guide will go over where to find the ring, as well as show you how to upgrade it to maximum strength.

It looks like an uncorroborated myth, but you can find it in the High Wall of Lothric. However, finding it is only the first step; the ring also needs to be created.

This can be done either by using Sirris' Sirris' Bow+5 (found in Dreg Heap) with 3 titanite shards or by killing Sirris. Sirris drops Sirris' Talisman upon death, which you need to upgrade it by going to any blacksmith and upgrading it.

To get this ring you will need to head towards the Shira Lake located behind the shrine bonfire (1). From there you will need to make your way up to the top of the ridge where you will have to kill an enemy called Fencer.

You can just snipe him from below or lure him down to you using a Rusted Coin.

This enemy is very fast and can deal huge damage, which is why it is important to be patient and only engage in close quarters when he is incapable of dealing any damage.

Ring Effect

I use it (don’t hate me!) to farm souls in Dark Souls III, but recently fell down a deep pit of despair because I reached 120 estus, and the dungeon boss at the bottom still killed me in one hit.

Then I realized that the ring has another effect which is "10% chance of increasing souls by +0.1 (to a maximum of +5)".

I consulted several dark soul III wiki sites, reddit posts and youtube videos but none went into detail about this bonus. So, with my trusty white lighter in hand, I set out to do the maths myself!

1️⃣

This is one of the luckiest rings available to you. You should never sell it because it somewhat offsets the soul drain caused by the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring (which isn’t even worth using).

The idea here is simple: if you take more souls away from enemies, you'll end up with more, because 10% of 0 is 0, just like 100% of anything below 1 is still below 1. This ring rewards you for being picky about which enemies you kill.

2️⃣

When you die, you drop all of your souls where you died. It’s an easy way to farm souls late game, but it’s not the most efficient way to do so.

You see, each enemy has a certain soul value, and the more enemies you defeat, the higher this value gets. Reaching this “cap” should be one of your primary goals in Dark Souls 3, which is why I suggest investing in the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring.

Location

The Covetous Silver Serpent Ring is an optional Consumable which can be found or purchased throughout Dark Souls 3.

It is located in the lower area of Firelink Shrine under a ruined building, in an area containing many Gargoyles.

1️⃣

There's a ring located just before the Capra Demon in the Catacombs.

It's in a chest behind an "illusory wall" near the top of Firelink Shrine, to the right of where you place your ember.

You need to have bought the key from Darkdiver Grandahl in Shulva, Sanctum City to access the area and purchase it.

2️⃣

Utilize the illusory walls and climb up to the top of Firelink Shrine. Open the door to the rooftop and then proceed through the other door.

Then you will reach a fairly large structure with lots of grey walls. Climb up them and reach a courtyard - that's where the item is.

3️⃣

You’ll find the ring on the roof of Firelink Shrine, where you would normally find it after leaving Archdragon Peak with Frampt (if you made him wait).

If you use the tree shortcut onto the roof of the darkened Firelink Shrine (after the Untended Graves) with both characters alive, you can find the ring in the same location as you would at the hub firelink shrine.

Facts

1️⃣

It consists of a Symbol of Avarice, a Shield of Want and a Mendicant's Staff.

This combination makes Covetous Silver Serpent Ring a gold generating item, while also increasing weapon attack rating while lowering your weight.

2️⃣

You can use it as an additional ring to enhance your online gameplay experience, by helping you level faster and solving some tricky situations more easily.

With this ring activated (by pressing L2), you gain 10% more souls from actions like combat and defeating enemies, but all your attributes will receive a penalty on top of that.

3️⃣

This ring increases the amount of souls you get from enemies that give souls when killed by 20%.

The following green orbs are worth 10%, making them worth 1.2 green orb to be green shards.

The extra 20% makes them worth 1.6 shards to be exact, or 40% more than they were before (from 16 shards to 21 shards).

This ring combines very well with the Shield of Want (sold by Domhnall of Zena), because you will get 10% more for each large orange / reddish-orange enemy killed, increasing the amount you get to 32%.