Darkmoon Blade is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Darkmoon Blade

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 50
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 30 Faith
Type Buff



Miracle of those who devoted themselves to the Darkmoon covenant.

Reinforces right weapon with Darkmoon light.

Miracles of the Darkmoon are tales of revenge, but Captain Yorshka recites only for the sake of remembering her brother, with out knowledge of its meaning.

Perhaps this is better, as revenge is better left to the Blades.


Acquired From

  • Reward for reaching rank 2 in the covenant Blades of the Darkmoon. (You MUST offer 30 Proof of a Concord kept to reach rank 2)



  • Appears to add the same damage as Lightning Blade; the only advantage over the easier to acquire Lightning Blade is if used against enemies with high lightning resistance, since Darkmoon Blade deals magic damage. Otherwise the two spells appear to be identical.
  • Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Increased by magic clutch ring
  • Scales with Spell buff
  • Appears to add magic AR equal to 95% of your Spell Buff
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    • 21 Dec 2016 04:28

      CAN BE USED EFFECTIVELY AGAINST THE NAMELESS KING: the nameless king is resistant to lightening attacks, for obvious reasons, his only weakness being fire. however, the darkmoon blade miracle could potentially buff a weapon more than the carthus flame arc. if one uses yorshkas or a crystal chime, the AR buff would be greater than that of the flame arc with a fully upgraded pyromancy flame

      • 26 Nov 2016 17:10

        Since Lightning flat defense scales with endurance and everyone levels endurance: lightning damage is objectively the least effective in the game. Darkmoon blade is objectively the best possible buff because people are less likely to level intelligence (therefore lower magic flat defense), yorshka's chime has the best spell buff in the game, and has more possible ways to boost its damage (Crown of Dusk and magic clutch ring) as opposed to lightning blade which only has lightning clutch ring. As an added bonus using this buff shows that you put the effort into it, so it's a sort of bling item too.

        • 28 Oct 2016 22:50

          One point is, when comparing this miracle to lightning blade - when endurance is levelled, it increases your lightning defence, whereas magic defence is increased by intelligence - therefore, generally speaking, lightning is the worse damage for pvp, as more people are going to have endurance levelled than intelligence.

          • Darkmoon Blades...04 Oct 2016 01:15

            "Perhaps this is better, as revenge is better left to the Blades."<br/><br/>So if revenge is better left to us... then why are we stuck looking after the Ashen One whenever they get invaded?

            • thx from28 Sep 2016 23:51

              I was summoned four times while I was farming silver knights, which roughly took me five hours. As a result I've got 18 total concords so far, 15 from these four summons.

              • Better than Lightning Blade26 Sep 2016 12:17

                the magic damage of Darkmoon Blade is buffed by both the Crown of Dusk headpiece and the Magic clutch ring whilst the lightning blade miracle only gets bonus damage from the Lightning Clutch Ring, so it is kind of betterish.

                • Oh.... My... Gawd....17 Sep 2016 13:42

                  I did it! I never want to see a silver knight again. Took at least 6 hrs. I didn't bother doing a respec for a luck build not sure if luck even effects the drop rate for the ears. <br/>Just had to re create my DMB build from DS1 which is ironic because it used the silver knight straight sword and it doesn't exist in this game even though enemies use it...

                  • Low risk low reward?10 Sep 2016 13:05

                    After farming for a total of maybe 10 hours i got all 30 ones. It takes a long time, but is it worth it?<br/><br/>not really, its as good as the lightning blade.

                    • farming10 Sep 2016 13:04

                      I needed only 9 proof of concord, so i figured i could farm them while recording. It took me a bit over 2 hours, my item discovery was at 312. <br/><br/>I only killed the 2 knights in anor londo at the staircase, not the one with red eyes. Although the sword wielding knight only dropped the item, weird.<br/><br/>I did get 6.4 million souls to and atleast 30 sets of silver knight armor.

                      • Better chances08 Sep 2016 10:23

                        If you want better chances of drops stay at full health and be in the convenant that you are farming it increases the drop chances imense at least for me i had 2 runs and dropped 6 proof of a concord kept from all 3 silver knights my item discovery was at 400

                        • Farming01 Aug 2016 14:29

                          I think this and many other covenant items to increase the ranks can be dropped by some specific mobs at a low chance. If i remember well, the item for Darkmoon could be dropped by the silver knights at anor londo, but i dont remember if it could be any of them or only the one with red eyes (and almost twice the HP). Im sure that the items for the old wolf drops from the enemies with poison weapons (got some from the ones with the Storyteller Staff, which btw is the best poison weapon in the game cause its damage scales with the victim`s HP)<br/>To farm these items on my NG+ i used 2 Crystal Rapiers, gold coins, the treasure head from the mimic, the gold serpent ring and restated at rosaria setting Luck to almost 70 (leaving the min requirements to handle the rapiers and having a decent ammount of HP to survive). drop rate is still low, but with patience and A LOT of luck it is possible to farm these items without PvP.

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