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

      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?

              • Anonymous

                24 May 2017 16:00  

                I don't know why some people hate this miracle. It gives you 1 last shot at victory but if you are poisoned then R.I.P.

                • Anonymous

                  06 May 2017 22:45  

                  As much as I liked ToD. I saw it as a crutch and it messed up my playstyle so I've abandoned it outside of my PvE character.
                  I feel they should increase the requirements. 30 faith would be ideal. Because 15 faith? All a melee character needs is 10 faith and the priestess ring.
                  They had it fine in DS2. Meant it can only be used at the last second and against tough bosses. But yet again, From implements another thing not needed.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 May 2017 05:46  

                    Tears of Denial doesn't have an unlimited duration, it seems to last for about an hour before going down. Tested for 6 hours of pvp in Anor London

                    • Anonymous

                      01 May 2017 12:30  

                      I don't know if this has been previously discussed but I noticed that when I use ToD, I can un-equip it at the bonfire and switch it out for some other spell and the ToD effects are still there until death even if it has been removed from your attunement slots after you cast it. test it out, I just did it. Watch them end up fixing it just cause of my big mouth lmao I don't care I am gg...

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Apr 2017 23:45  

                        Pontiff's Right Eye does not overwrite Tears of Denial, it cancals its visual effect only. Tested multiple times with knigts in Dragon-Kin Mausoleum.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Apr 2017 23:48  

                          If you are a warrior and you want ToD then put 1 pnt into FTH, 1 pnt into ATN (so that you have 10 FTH and 7 ATN). Then put on Princess Ring, Dusk Ring, and Darkmoon ring. Cast ToD, then switch out your rings to what you normally want. Not so gud in arena since everyone seems to rush you (gg no honor). But if you are fast enough then you can have ToD for free and just waste 2 lvl ups.

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Apr 2017 15:43  

                            More useful for PVE than PVP. If you suck at PVP, this miracle won't save you. A Caestus used for parrying is more effective against scrubs with R1 weapons than this, but for oneshotkill fights like say, Midir on ng+7, this is extremely useful.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Apr 2017 15:28  

                              Only op if someones has the regeneration ring or ethereal oak shield or some active healing miracle equiped. Other than that just spam the hell out of trowing knives or the Church Guardian shiv which has insane tracking. p.s TOD is easy to counter if you know what your doing

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