4017.png "One of the special rings granted to the four knights of Gwyn. The Hornet Ring
Belonged to the Lord's Blade Ciaran. By boosting critical attacks, its wearer can
annihilate foes, as Ciaran's dagger laid waste to Lord Gwyn's enemies."

Effect

  • Boosts Critical damage, from Backstabs and Ripostes, by 30%.

Acquired from

  • Found in the area where the Great Grey Wolf Sif fight takes place, located behind the tombstone on which Sif makes his appearance.

Notes

  • Can be looted without fighting Sif, just stay away from the sword
  • Changes the animation of Ripostes and Backstabs when used on human characters (e.g. NPCs in Darkwood and other players)
  • Makes overkilling easier. (Some enemies will drop 20% more souls if you deal over 150% of their health in one hit)
  • Does not boost headshot damage of bows and crossbows
  • Patch 1.06 (Artorias of the Abyss) decreased the critical modifier from 50% to 30%