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

Dark Edge

Spell Type

Sorcery

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 26
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 30 Intelligence
Type Melee Attack

 

 

A forbidden dark sorcery. Strikes with blade formed of humanity's darkness.

Passed from mother to daughter, this blade was intended for both protection and as a means of taking one's own life. The young girl never swung it more than once.

 

Acquired From

  • Bought from Karla for 8,000 souls

 

 

Notes

  • 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 blade is swung vertically, and will not hit enemies to the caster's side. Note: The hitbox seems to be fairly large, however, and is capable of hitting enemies on either side of the blade's impact.
  • Unlike the similar Lifehunt Scythe or Soul Greatsword, this spell will continue to track even after casting, though your turn speed slows down. It can be very effective when aimed manually to hit ahead of an opponent.
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    • Anonymous

      09 Aug 2017 02:27  

      "The young girl never swung it more than once." Either Karla only performed it perfectly once after years of training and honing, or she mastered the spell on her first try. Whichever the case, she is a perfect example of what the dark once was before the light stole its rightful coming, cold, gentle and accepting of all beings who came to her without malice or pretense.

      • Anonymous

        29 Apr 2017 19:43  

        Honestly needs some hyper armor and a move set for it would be epic especially the ability to riposte/backstab and drop attack

        • Anonymous

          02 Mar 2017 03:45  

          I changed game's code so that this spell slams those mobs down to the ground just like greataxe's power attack. Can't be funnier.

          • Anonymous

            Great Damage14 Jun 2016 09:10  

            On day of testing this spell did in average 500~600dmg on any PvE enemy without huge ressistance.<br/><br/>Stats: Izalith staff +3 30/30 Int/Faith and +20% ring. nothing else

            • Anonymous

              Origin of the spell11 May 2016 23:27  

              I suspect the daughter referenced from the description of this spell is the Eldest Sister of Yuria of Londor. She uses this once on her mother, before possibly be one of the first in the Sable Church of Londor

              • Ouch03 May 2016 15:30  

                Deals very high damage, but requires setup and a dash of prediction to land. Turn off the lock-on and try to guess where your opponent will dodge, then aim for that instead of them and watch half their health disappear. Works surprisingly well with Affinity too, to either force your opponent to dodge where you want them to or to hit together with it and deal more damage than it's possible to have hitpoints.

                • Anonymous

                  Insane Damage21 Apr 2016 10:27  

                  Even with only 12 faith, but with 60 int and a max cleric's candlestick (which has no fth scaling) and both sorcery rings this thing outdamages soul greatsword, AND is much faster in terms of casting and swing. inb4 nerf.

                  • Anonymous

                    Fallen Knight set19 Apr 2016 15:59  

                    When a player uses this spell while wearing the Fallen Knight set, they will become a true Edgelord.

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