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

Magic Weapon

Spell Type


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Sorcery for casters who wield swords.
Reinforces right weapon with magic.

The power of the sorcerer-swordsmen of Vinheim is predicated upon this and Magic Shield.
Many warriors learn sorcery just for this enchantment."

Acquired From




  • Adds 75 * (MagicBonus / 100)
  • Scales with respective Clutch ring, does not scale with Sorcery Boost Dragon rings.
  • Crown of Dusk offers a very small boost. (tested with 13 Int, added 3 AR)
  • Lasts 90 seconds.
  • Magic Weapon sorceries will not be castable on an enchanted weapon. 
|  Affinity  | |  Aural Decoy  | |  Cast Light  | |  Chameleon  | |  Crystal Magic Weapon  | |  Crystal Soul Spear  | |  Dark Edge  | |  Dark Orb  | |  Deep Soul  | |  Farron Dart  | |  Farron Flashsword  | |  Farron Hail  | |  Frozen Weapon  | |  Great Deep Soul  | |  Great Farron Dart  | |  Great Heavy Soul Arrow  | |  Great Magic Shield  | |  Great Magic Weapon  | |  Great Soul Arrow  | |  Great Soul Dregs  | |  Heavy Soul Arrow  | |  Hidden Body  | |  Hidden Weapon  | |  Homing Crystal Soulmass  | |  Homing Soulmass  | |  Magic Shield  | |  Pestilent Mercury  | |  Repair  | |  Soul Arrow  | |  Soul Dart  | |  Soul Greatsword  | |  Soul Spear  | |  Soul Stream  | |  Spook  | |  Twisted Wall of Light  | |  White Dragon Breath  |

    • 09 Mar 2017 10:42  

      This is great for a low level invasions build. sl20 and throw this on a raw flamberge and you've got some meaty damage; however, you'll either have to 2-hand the flamberge, use a stat boosting ring, invest less into health or you'll be a higher sl.

      • 16 Feb 2017 17:49  

        It seems this spell (and probably all other weapon buff spells) are less effective when applied to weapons of the Dagger type. I just did some testing to confirm this, I feel like it should be added to the notes of the spell (and all other spells after confirmation).

        My testing : (at 35int, 40dex, 12str, 12fth, on the hollows at Cemetery of Ash)
        Dagger, Brigand Twin Daggers, Mail Breaker, Corvian Greatknife, Rotten Ghru Dagger -> 41 gained when buffed
        Dark Sword, Broadsword, Manikin Claws, Crow Talons -> 66 gained when buffed

        Same results were obtained with Carthus Flame Arc

        • Best way to use it?24 Apr 2016 09:40  

          I'm assuming because it's a flat damage bost that for pure mage builds it works best with fast hitting raw weapons, like twin blades?

          • Does it have to be a sword?17 Apr 2016 00:07  

            Does the weapon have to be a sword, like the item description says? Also, can I apply it to a weapon that is already infused with dark magic.

            • I could not get this to work.15 Apr 2016 10:56  

              I put a staff in my left hand, but when I cast this on the long sword, the staff glows and the sword does not. What am I doing wrong?

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