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

Lifehunt Scythe

Lifehunt Scythe
Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 20
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 22 Faith
Type Melee Attack



Miracle of Aldrich, Devourer of Gods.

Steals HP of foes using an illusory scythe.

Aldrich dreamt as he slowly devoured the God of the Darkmoon. In this dream, he perceived the form of a young, pale girl in hiding.


Acquired From




  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be slightly more powerful when cast with the Sunless Talisman or Caitha's Chime with high Intelligence and Faith.
  • When cast with any other talisman or chime on a character with high Faith and no Intelligence, this spell will deal only 30-50 less damage.
  • This spell has a noticable windup and short range, but the swing speed was decreased slightly in the 1.08 patch.
  • The direction in which the scythe is swung depends if you are one handing or two handing you Talisman or Chime. One handing makes it go to the left, two handing makes it go to the right.
  • The health recovered is rather small, and hardly noticeable. It can slightly soften a blow if you used it to tank a hit though, such as through the Unfaltering Prayer skill on talismans.  (One instance of testing showed 103 hp restored, so it's actually not terrible for a heal if hitting multiple targets)
  • This spell can hit enemies through walls.
  • The FP cost in the menu is displayed as 20, but this is wrong. The actual cost is 25.


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    • 17 Feb 2017 01:51  

      just tested it out. the direction depends on which hand your chime/talisman is in. it will always swing left to right when two handing cus its related to the button you have to press. r1 swings right l1 swings left.

      • 18 Jan 2017 23:49  

        I really like this spell. It has been noticeably sped up in recent patches, and now seems to share it's casting time with sunlight spear. The health restored is meager, but decent when hitting multiple targets. That said, hitting multiple targets is quite the issue with this miracle due to it's pitful range, along with the awkward manner in which the scythe is swing. FROM should seriously consider giving this miracle a range increase. Other weapon-based spells have much greater range by comparison, such as Dark Edge or Soul Greatsword. That is something which Lifehunt Scythe should have too, albeit less so due to the nature of Unfaltering Prayer.

        • 01 Jan 2017 15:06  

          Used on Firekeeper (Firelink Shrine) with Caitha's Chime +5 ( INT:36 FTH:36 ), dealt 601, healed for 68. (Max health 1300, lowered to 1000). Relatively good for damage only for mix-ups that give slight headway in battle due to the health healed. 68 is not a lot but still relatively good when someone is trying to rush you down a lot and you hit them more than once. Mostly the downside is not being able to hit on the right side. Suprisingly good for a lower int fth amount, but I highly recommend sticking with using Caitha's Chime when using this spell.

          • 08 Dec 2016 13:12  

            Morne's + Ring of the Sun's First Born + Dark Clutch + Lloyd's + Caitha's (+5) + Rose of Ariandel Buff + Sacred Oath + Deep Protection= 1711 Dmg on hollows at Cemetery of Ash.

            • 22 Oct 2016 00:41  

              When Patch 1.08 came out, did anyone else still have the Pre-Patch speeds? I mean it was working for a second but then slowed down to the starting speeds.

              • No good for pyro19 Aug 2016 18:45  

                I thought I could put equip this on my pyromancer since I was getting bored with the pyro spells but without morns ring and firstborn ring this spell does very little. It's really unfortunate that there's only a handful of offensive miracles, they all need at least firstborn ring To be viable but both rings are only useful for those few offensive spells they should just combine both miracle boosting rings into one but only slightly less powerful than if you had both

                • PvP Powers25 May 2016 22:06  

                  I won't lie. If you want a good close-range offensive miracle, use lightning stake. If you want a good close- range DARK miracle, Lifehunt Scythe is the only one. Use with a talisman for unfaltering prayer to tank ONE hit and the scythe will take care of the rest. I use the Saint's Talisman with 16 int and 50 faith. The spell does ~300-500 without buffs and WITH BOTH MIRACLE RINGS (Morne's and Firstborn). The spell can catch people rolling into you or to your left. It recovers about 100-150 hp. I've had one situation where I survived a combo because of that. Still lost the duel though :(<br/>Overall, not that great a spell, but really stylish and awesome-looking. No one expects this spell. Use it if you play for fashion over function.

                  • Wrong Trivia06 May 2016 05:43  

                    You didn't receive the Lifehunt Scythe from severing Priscilla's tail, you got Priscilla's dagger from that. The Scythe you had to get by reinforcing a polearm weapon and then infusing her soul with it to get the Lifehunt Scythe.

                    • Priscilla02 May 2016 18:22  

                      I'm on a mission to find as much information on the painted world and Priscilla. There are whispers in the weapons and I swear if that Aldrich bastard killed Priscilla then I'm gonna kill him more times than I died.

                      • Damage Numbers29 Apr 2016 03:18  

                        "When cast with any other talisman or chime on a character with high Faith and no Intelligence, this spell will deal only 30-50 less damage."<br/><br/>This seems incorrect. With a Canvas Talisman +8 and 30 faith I did 156 damage to a hollow outside Firelink. With a Sunless +4 I did 309 to the same hollow.

                        • Seems like a rip off28 Apr 2016 07:33  

                          I feel like I got completely ripped off here. This miracle takes so long to complete and the end result is extremely disappointing. Doesnt heal that much and it doesnt do much dmg. To land this move you have to somehow get enough room and space to cast this ability then have your enemies run at exactly the right speed so that they A dont get there too fast to interrupt you or B too slow that you miss. Attempting to use this move in pvp is suicide.

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