Power Within is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Pyromancy you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancies.

Power Within

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 10 Intelligence/ 10 Faith
Type Buff
Duration 30 Seconds



Forbidden pyromancy amongst those who internalize flame.

Temporarily boosts attack, but gradually lose HP.

A pyromancer fears the flame.  However, this fear subsides once it is accepted as a subsitute for strength.


Acquired From

  • Found behind a hidden wall in the Grand Archives. From the first area where you dip your head in wax, head immediately right into the dark room. Look for the lever there straight ahead, pull it and loot the corpse behind the bookshelve that moves to the left of the lever.
  • Video Location




  • Increases all damage types on weapons  multiplicatively:
    • PVE = 20% AR
    • PVP = additional modifier = 0.94*damage
  • Improves Stamina regeneration by +30 per second (base regeneration is 45 per second)
  • Removes 30% of your HP over the course of the duration.
  • Unaffected by Pyromancy Flame upgrade level.
  • Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2 will increase the duration to 42 seconds.
  • Does not stack with Profuse Sweat, Carthus Beacon, Deep Protection, Iron Flesh or Flash Sweat.
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    • Anonymous

      24 Jan 2018 23:08  

      It should last 100 seconds, draining a hundredth of your health every second, and give +40% to ar, flat defence and absorption. I honestly don't understand why it got nerfed so bad, along with a truckload of other cool things. It doesn't even fit the lore implication of it being banned for killing people, as anyone who isn't undead would die from it since clerics didn't use pyromancy and living men couldn't use estus. It was so powerful yet so weak, now it just sucks. Cheers, From. You ruined possibly the coolest spell in Dark Souls. We'll done.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jan 2018 22:18  

        People below are saying it lasts 15 seconds, but the page says 30 seconds. Which is it?

        I'm trying to figure out if it's worth leveling to 10/10 so I can use this.

        • Anonymous

          17 Jan 2018 12:21  

          Does the spell buff gained from the stats affect this spell??? In other words is it the same spell with 10 int/faith or let's say 40/40??

          • Anonymous

            28 Oct 2017 23:36  

            The power within, the power within......the power within, the power within....the power within, the power within.....the power within!

            • Anonymous

              21 Jun 2017 08:02  

              Stacks with pontiffs right eye, and Flynns ring for a massive ar boost of about 45%. if your at about 10 weight which gives you around 10% ar boost with Flynns ring without the ring you'll get 35% max boost.

              • Anonymous

                23 May 2017 14:28  

                Guess it doesn't stack with Deep Protection anymore. They cancel each other out. Still works with Sacred Oath or Oath of Sunlight though.

                • Anonymous

                  09 May 2017 19:05  

                  honestly love this spell now... was able to get 800 AR on a dagger. use with bountiful sunlight, it counters the hp loss and lasts longer.

                  its not just the 20% damage bonus. its the massive stamina regen that comes with the extra damage. such a strong buff.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 May 2017 18:06  

                    In PvP I was able to use Carthus Beacon and Divine Blessing (They stack apparently) and got to around 945 AR with Chaos Astora Greatsword+10 and the pillar rings, and when I used this as a trump card, my AR was easily up to around 1,010, not sure if it stacked with Carthus Beacon and Divine Blessing

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Apr 2017 16:02  

                      This thing got buffed. Lasts very long now and doesn't suffer from diminishing returns. SL 35 +5 weapons power within + Lothric Knight UGS w/ Gold Pine and I get 632 AR. Great Club I get 501...pure physical...SL 35...+5 weapons...GG.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Feb 2017 23:10  

                        This spell is great for invasions. I found that victory in an invasion was more about applying enough damage at the right time than who can drain the most estus. Invaders don't win the battle of attrition, they need overwhelming force. This gives that. Between the stamina buff and the damage boost, if they don't run, you can easily drop someone in fifteen seconds.

                        • 26 Nov 2016 04:23  

                          ''Removes 30% of your hp over the course of the duration.''

                          This can be used at low level builds if you use your stats right:

                          TLDR: Always have 10 vigor and unembered
                          Max heal while in power within 10 hp per second: Bountiful Sunlight, Sun Princess Ring, any Chime weapon art. (invasions at around undead settlement because level 21)
                          Nullify power within damage the cheapest way: Bountiful Light, Sun Princess Ring (invasions in high wall of lothric because level 11)

                          I did not put blessed weapons in there but they wont heal you almost at all because you need to upgrade them to make their healing delay better. You can also wear full thorns armor but hey that's just being an ass Kappa

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Nov 2016 00:57  

                            Power Within was my favorite buff in DS1 and seeing it return in DS3 was a great surprise.... till I saw the stats. 15 seconds is way too short and the damage buff is minimal compared to a sacred Oath + Deep Protection combo. Plus the later lasts much longer. Increase the duration to 30 seconds and I will consider using this spell again, otherwise it is a waste

                            • Anonymous

                              PW + resin + raw weapon or quality weapon 40/40 = broken meta29 Aug 2016 10:29  

                              Why? It multiplies ALL damage, including resin buff

                              • Anonymous

                                have we got bows?04 Aug 2016 02:45  

                                Has anyone tried dedicated composite short bow with Power Within? I imagine the super short time limit hurts this idea...

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