Tears of Denial is a Miracle, cast with a Talisman, Chime or a Special Weapon that can cast Miracles.

Tears of Denial

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 100
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 15 Faith
Type Self Revive



Miracle taught by Morne, the Archbishop's apostle.

Grants one chance to endure when HP reaches 0. 

Intended to grant the dying a few moments for a final farewell. Tears are shed for the sake of the living, more so than the deceased.


Acquired From



  • Unlike its counterpart in Dark Souls II, this miracle lasts indefinitely.
  • When the user reaches 0 HP, the miracle is activated and the player automatically goes back to 1 HP, using up the spell.
  • Saves from lethal fall damage, unless the drop is too high or is a bottomless pit.
  • Overwritten by Power Within, Deep Protection, (Great) Magic BarrierStone Flesh, Sunlight Straight Sword, Carthus Beacon, and Pontiff's Right Eye.
  • Anything else removes the visual effects but keeps the buff.
  • The "flame" particle floating in your body can be clearly seen, even under the effects of Young White Branches, Chameleon, the Obscuring Ring and Hidden Body.
  • Changing areas will remove this miracle's buff if it was used beforehand. Additionally, quitting a game with it cast will result in it removal of it's buff the next time the game is loaded.


  • If you've got at least 10 FTH, you can use this spell by doing this: Equip the Priestess Ring, now equip this miracle at a bonfire. Use it, then switch your rings around and rest again. Congratulations, you've got this Miracle at barely any cost in Stat distibution and no cost in FP. You monster.


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    • Anonymous

      22 Jan 2018 15:24  

      Can you use it more than once per invasion? Like of it were to activate and I got away long enough to heal, could I use it again?

      • Anonymous

        Tears of Denial [DKS3 Wiki]16 Jan 2018 06:34  

        Lmao someone fucking killed you using tears, which means you did let your health get that low. Hilarious you got so upset to the point you POSTED ON THE WIKI FORUMS LOL.

        • Anonymous

          16 Jan 2018 05:43  

          If you use Tears of Denial you're actual garbage and need to go play something else. If you aren't absolute trash, you wont let your health get low enough to need tears.

          • Anonymous

            11 Jan 2018 04:07  

            If you're fighting a ToD user, activate their ToD and finish them off with rolling Thorn armor. It's a pretty cheeky tactic but it works.

            • Anonymous

              29 Dec 2017 18:49  

              the short form "ToD" means "death" in german...somehow I doubt more and more that Caitha, Morne and their "Crocodile Tears" had no connection to Londor.

              • Anonymous

                27 Dec 2017 22:20  

                "Congratulations, you've got this Miracle at barely any cost in Stat distibution and no cost in FP. You monster"

                What. I just don't like faith builds

                • Anonymous

                  18 Dec 2017 16:26  

                  Sorry for Noob question:

                  So Sunlight Straight Sword WA cancels ToD. Is it doing that even in co-op?
                  So i.e. if I summon some people and they use ToD and I use SSS WA afterwards on them, would that destroy their ToD?
                  Or the other way: Someone summons me, the host uses ToD (and maybe other Phantoms, too) and I use SSS WA afterwards on them, would that destroy their ToD?

                  Does somebody know?

                  • Tears of Denial [DKS3 Wiki]10 Dec 2017 20:08  

                    Like, I don't WANT to be a douche, but there really isn't any way to say this without sounding like one... if you think Tears of Denial is even a decent, let alone an overpowered miracle, you're absolute trash-tier.

                    Tears is really only useful against decent PvPers if you're trolling, as the application is extremely limited. We can see and recognize the Tears buff, and will just spam knives or firebombs at you after we activate the buff and you're standing there with 1HP.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Nov 2017 18:38  

                      This miracle is stupidly op. You can survive what normally would be a one shot, (for most at least) and get a second chance. This just gives ganker *****s more power.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Nov 2017 18:35  

                        dude I'm such a noob, I never knew what that glowing orb was because I just ignored this miracle based on how unnecessarily easy it would make PvE. I was wondering why nobody ever seems to die with that last hit... I accept any and all downvotes, cash or credit.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Oct 2017 23:59  

                          I just came across a really weird bug, were i wasnt embered, but right after using this miracle i was able to see and use summon signs. I have no idea how it happened, but it was right outside of the sullivan bossfight room

                          • 14 Sep 2017 20:10  

                            Really sucks that Sunlight Straight Swords WA overwrites ToD. I am trying to make as OP a character as possible to see what it's like and planned on using this. Think I'd rather have the massive AR boost though. If you find yourself having a lot of trouble with big hitting bosses, try this out. Kind of scummy to use in PvP imo but play however you like.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Sep 2017 18:44  

                              Fire Surge is the best counter to this. Always have success at killing the person when their tears pop.
                              Always makes me wonder. Was the 5/15 points worth it?

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Aug 2017 21:56  

                                those people that combine this spell with sunlight princess ring or blessed shields or whatever make my skin crawl lol

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 Jun 2017 08:02  

                                  IF only the duel charm can dispel this. Seriously, you can cast this for free in most cases of pvp and pve due to its duration and where you start off in an area. At least allow a person the ability to get rid of it with a duel charm. Sacred Oath is just as costly and comes much later in the game, but it can get dispelled by a charm along with multiple buffs stacked at once. Why is this the special snowflake?

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