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Dark Souls 3: Top 4 Rings for a Cleric Build

The top 4 rings for your cleric's 4 ring slots, with details about their usefulness and location.

Ever pondered which rings in Dark Souls 3 are the greatest for your ever-faithful, light-wielding cleric? This article has you covered. Soon, your fingers will be covered in gleaming metallic bands making every nearby undead green with envy -- or was that flesh rot?

Check out these other top 4 rings articles for different classes:

The greatest rings are based on how generally useful they are in the campaign, and sadly have nothing to do with PVE and PVP. That said, the top 4 rings for a cleric build are as follows:

4. Saint's Ring

The Saint's Ring increases the number of attunement slots by 1, instantly giving you an extra slot even if your attunement attribute doesn't allow for one. This doesn't have as much of a bonus as the Darkmoon Ring, but because the aforementioned ring requires ranking up in a relatively well-hidden covenant, this one is more easily attainable.

The ring is sold by Irina of Carim for 300 souls. Irena can be found in the undead settlement. After purchasing the "grave key" from the shrine handmaiden, enter the sewer area in the Undead Settlement until you discover some small rats and one big one. The gate for the key is on the left. Follow this until you discover the inside of the cell with Irena still inside.

3. Lightning Clutch Ring

The lightning clutch ring is a classic example of risk and reward. As a cleric or sorcerer in classic role-playing games, you are purposely a damage-dealing character that is super vulnerable to enemy attacks. This ring makes you 10% more vulnerable to physical attacks, but crucially, increases your lightning or lightning miracles damage by 15%.

From the Archdragon Peak bonfire, go up the stairs and into the large area through the arch. When approaching the portcullis, turn left and go down the stairs. Defeat the lizard man with the daggers and continue to follow the path. The ring should be on a body slightly further ahead through another arch.

2. Ring of the Sun's First Born

Damage as a cleric is important because your character will likely not possess the vitality and high vigor necessary to survive the multiple hits a heavily-armored warrior might; that's why this ring could be considered crucial. This ring increases miracle damage by 20% -- and unlike the aforementioned ring, there's no damage penalty for utilizing it, making it rather lucrative.

Found at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. Head back out of Pont Sulyvahn's boos room and travel towards the railing. Make sure to fall straight onto the altar below and it will be on a body. Beware the multiple knights and the single Fire Witch standing nearby -- it might be best to wait for them to move before dropping down.

1. Sage Ring

The Sage Ring could easily be considered the most important ring for a cleric because it decreases spell casting time; this is particularly noteworthy for powerful spells which take considerably longer to cast. It essentially knocks large portions of a second off those spells, making all the difference against enemies that take  multiple hits. 

This ring can be looted from a corpse in the castle ruin, where it's possible to summon Eygon in the road of sacrifices. Jump into the hole on the ground next to the sign of Eygon; it's near a pillar. As a further reference, there are two sorcerers and several other enemies with swords and spears in the area. Beware when you drop down, as you'll take a bit of fall damage and a cross carrying demonic enemy will attack from one of the corners of the watery area.

There you have it. Those were the top 4 rings for a cleric build in Dark Souls 3.

Some honorable mentions include:

  • the Chloranthy Ring
  • the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring
  • the Priestess Ring
  • the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring

Am I right? Am I wrong? What are your favorite 4 rings for cleric builds in Dark Souls 3? Leave your answers in the comments.

Published Jul. 13th 2016

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