Frozen Weapon is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Frozen Weapon

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 15 Intelligence
Type Weapon Buff



One of the spells left behind by the young sorcerer Sulyvahn before leaving the Painted World. Imbues right-hand weapon with frost.

Sulyvahn was born and raised inside the painting yet had little use for his frigid homeland, since he had not yet experienced loss.


Acquired From




  • Deals 48 Frost Buildup with every hit. The buildup does not scale with Intelligence and also does not add any extra AR.
  • Useful as a support spell for characters with a low Intelligence investment.


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    • Anonymous

      22 Feb 2018 10:09  

      Someone really screwed the pooch with this spell. Utterly useless and really has not worthwhile effect. A far better spell is snap freeze.

      I think a better idea for this spell would be to apply the spell sword but grant it freezing and a larger damage output.

      • Anonymous

        23 Jan 2018 16:15  

        I haven’t personally tested this spell out too much, but I would assume it isn’t meant to be on high damage weapons. I would think you would want to slap this on something like a dagger or hell even a parrying dagger just so that you can inflict frost without killing them before it procs. Though it would be interesting to see something like Grave Wardens or even a bandits dagger with frost on it. My opinion, use snap freeze and then this on a quick weapon to inflict frost fast!

        • 23 Jan 2018 01:59  

          While this spell adds no extra AR, frost is very valuable, and many enemies are weak against it. You dont really need to build your stats for it which is nice, and this allows frost to be added to daggers, spears, curved swords, etc. Its main problem is that most people perfer snap freeze because it has more range and is spammable. It is worth mentioning that with the untrue dark ring, this weapon buff can be hard to spot by opponents, especially on smaller weapons...may be useful for invasions or something.

          • 19 Nov 2016 19:24  

            So, I went directly behind the tree lady and just picked this spell up, and I don't know if it was a scripted thing, an attack they have, but she just went BERSERK, swinging multiple times and crawling around on the ground rather than looking like a tree.

            • Anonymous

              16 Nov 2016 02:47  

              So I went ahead and answered my own question from below whether or not a stave's spell buff will effect, anything, about this spell annnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddd....

              It does nothing... The spell buff DOESN'T effect the spell's performance at all.

              Basically there is nothing that can improve this spell's damage or frost build-up.

              The only thing i really learned is that, like bleed, after you've frozen an enemy it immediately takes a chunk of there health and, so long as the enemy is frozen, they will take slightly more damage.

              If you have any questions about the tests I'll try and answer the best I can.

              • Anonymous

                30 Oct 2016 23:18  

                Does a stave's spellbuff stat effect this spell in any way? Like having 55 INT and using the Court Sorcerer's Staff to apply the magic? Basically would this work something like using Darkmoon blade with Yorshka's Chime at 60 FTH.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Oct 2016 02:39  

                  This spell... is awful. Its further into the game than magic weapon, and about the same pace as great magic weapon. There's no real buff to using this weapon other than on a dagger build or on a Gotthard. But in those two scenarios, its brutal, especially if you know the enemy can't parry.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Oct 2016 00:28  

                    This spell is actually pretty good on a luck based character, especially with the warden winblades. Usually the bleed and frostbite proc pretty close together, causing a nice burst. Sure it doesn't scale, but it can counter green blossom and chloranthy ring in pvp.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Oct 2016 20:26  

                      wow wtf am I reading? this adds zero AR to weapon? Just Frost build up? which does not even scale with intel? lol C'mon man....

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