Affinity is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.


Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 40
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 32 Intelligence
Type Ranged Attack/Homing



A forbidden dark sorcery. Casts a dark manifestation of humanity.

It appears to be an expression of envy, or perhaps love towards another, that will tenaciously pursue its target. Even if, like so many human desires, it amounts to nothing but misfortune.


Acquired From

  • Bought from Karla for 15,000 souls.




  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be slightly more powerful when cast with the Izalith Staff with high Intelligence and Faith.
  • A pure Intelligence build with no Faith investment can still cast this spell with any other staff, and it will only deal 30-50 less damage.
  • The homing properties of this spell have been greatly reduced from the previous games. It can easily miss an enemy who is strafing, though it can still occasionally curve around and hit something it missed on the first pass.
  • The 1.03 patch greatly extended this spell's range, so that it no longer fires on enemies outside its range and will continue to pursue them for a short distance beyond that.
  • When cast with the Izalith Staff at 45 Intelligence and 45 Faith, the damage is surprisingly high, often hitting over 1,000 against non-boss enemies and not much less than that against bosses.
  • Throwing an Alluring Skull and casting Hidden Body will cause the Affinity orbs not to fire. However, they will still damage you if you touch them. The same goes for Homing Soulmass and Homing Crystal Soulmass.
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    • Anonymous

      25 Jul 2017 00:53  

      So! To any experienced players still looking through the wikis- on a hybrid(ish) melee pyromancer who values defensive gimmicks, should I go with Homing Crystal Soulmass or Affinity? Just looking for subjective feedback, but data helps too. 45 Faith 32 INT for the moment. I also care less about PVP and more about utility. I could see HCSM being slightly more useful for its piercing qualities (as I don't have a heck of a lot of anti turtle options in my kit right now other than running behind for the backstab) but if Affinity grossly out damages or is more reliable than HCSM I might stick with it. Would anyone like to argue for one or the other for me?

      • Anonymous

        40 fp?09 Sep 2016 14:38  

        Great spell, but why does it cost so much? Isn't dark magic supposed to cost less fp but more stam?

        • Anonymous

          Hex25 May 2016 09:09  

          What happened to Hex it started amazing in ds1 dlc when it was introdiced. It 2 it was toned down and now it's basically redudant. Very expensive because you need faith and int and attenument but poor damage, extremely slow, this is the easiest spell on the game to dodge. It's the era on faith dex builds this one

          • Anonymous

            The Dragon said it, long ago...29 Mar 2016 22:11  

            "For the curse of life, is the curse of want. And so, you peer... Into the fog, in hope of answers."judging by the description of this spell... humanity is the manifestation of desire... of want.

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