Force is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a miracle, you must use a Talisman or Special Weapons that can cast miracles.


Spell Type


FP Cost
Slots Used 1
Faith Required 12


Elementary miracle among clerics.

Creates a shockwave.While it inflicts no direct damage, this miracle propels foes back, staggering them. Can also defend against incoming arrows."


Acquired From


  • The miracle has two effective ranges. If the enemy's right next to you, they'll be sent flying back, and if they're further away, they'll only be staggered.
  • Can be used to knock other players or NPCs off cliffs, such as in Catacombs of Carthus.
  • Using Unfaltering Prayer (Talisman weapon art) can prevent being staggered.
  • Can be used to knock some bosses down, such as the Abyss Watchers, or the Deacons of the Deep, giving players ample time to attack them while they're on the floor.
  • Using the Golden Wing Crest Shield and Sacred Bloom Shield will prevent the knockback effect due to their Spell Parry skill.


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    • Anonymous

      15 Dec 2017 07:18  

      If you see someone with a talisman out and going near an edge. Just use Perseverance and backstab them off the edge.

      • Anonymous

        09 Oct 2017 12:27  

        A widely underestimated miracle. Very good for the Ringed City, breaking guard of those knights, but it really shines against turtles. It instantly knocks them over for an easy kill, otherwise they can be really annoying. Also works well on human-faced bugs in the swamp.

        • Anonymous

          25 Sep 2017 23:32  

          Bug with Force: breaking the shield of a spearman soldier with the Force miracle will result in the following riposte to do no damage. so far i've found this to only work on the spearmen.

          • 29 May 2017 22:25  

            It's not due to physics that people always get pushed into the way you are looking.

            Try this spell on any NPC character, they'll always get pushed away from you.

            It's a stupid glitch in PvP only.

            • Anonymous

              29 May 2017 04:55  

              Take this with a grain of salt, but was this nerfed? I've been trying to use force, but i haven't managed to get even one kill with it... It doesn't seem to knock people back as much anymore. I used to knock people off ledges left and right with this, but here lately they just do this little stagger animation or, if they DO go flying (with their feet off the ground), they don't go very far AT ALL. I am going to be PISSED if this got nerfed, it is literally meant to do one thing: the knockback. Before you guys ask, i know how to use this miracle and have been using it to gank spank for quite a while now. I suppose it's possible that everyone i tried this on was wearing tanky armor, i'll go back to testing. I'm at sl 120 though so it's not like there is a surplus of high vit builds to be using tanky armor that often...

              • Anonymous

                30 Mar 2017 12:22  

                Sure the FP cost is pretty high but the applications this spell has are worth that price, notably against gank squads. You don't really need damage if you can outright toss the invader/phantom/Host off a lethal cliff killing them instantly. A bit of imagination and patience can go a long way.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Mar 2017 10:08  

                  Add to notes that you can completely ignore its knock back effects if you just roll though it but you have to do it a bit earlier than usual though.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Jan 2017 04:12  

                    -runs into a patch of shaking grass- "You ran into a horde of wild gankers! You used gravity! It was super effective!"

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2016 15:04  

                      How come Force never works for me like it does in all the invasion videos I watch on Youtube, like Pale Man and Fighter.PL? Every time they use Force, the host always seems to get sucked towards the edge no matter where they are relative to the drop-off. For example, Pale Man is between the host and the drop-off and does Force, yet the host doesn't get pushed further away from the drop-off, but instead gets sucked towards it. Every time I try to use force to do the same thing, the host always get pushed away or sideways from the drop-off. It's very annoying!

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Oct 2016 18:29  

                        This spell is so fun in the DLC, being a mad dark spirit on those roots, far above the ground, and let people get real close... and off they fly

                        • Anonymous

                          love this spell!15 Aug 2016 17:30  

                          best spell in the game for killing gankers and its just funny to knock some one on there azz

                          • Anonymous

                            Upgraded Talisman/Chime02 May 2016 13:34  

                            Can anyone confirm if upgrading your talisman/chime increases to strength of the stagger/knockback?

                            • Anonymous

                              Balnace26 Apr 2016 00:19  

                              Deals no damage.Costs more FP than Lightning Spear.Ok. At least it can actually knock people back properly.

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