Witch's Locks

77 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 10.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
9 17 12 12
- D C C
weapon_type-icon.jpg Whip damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Flame Whip icon_fp_cost.png 18 ( -/ -)

Witch's Locks is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A whip fashioned from the black hair of a daughter of the Witch of Izalith, creator of the Flame of Chaos.

The long, shining locks woven together to create this whip are imbued with the essence of fire, which can be channeled through the use of its skill. 

Skill: Flame Whip
Temporarily coat the whip in fire, the self-same fire as that which consumed the Witch herself, it is said.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Like all the other whips, it cannot be parried but also cannot riposte or backstab.
  • Its innate fire damage and Weapon Art make it a good weapon for Pyromancers.

Location/Where to Find

  • Found inside a chest in a secret room behind a bookcase in Grand Archives. There is a lever you must pull in the same room (it is the very dark room after the first spot where you can dip your head in wax).
  • Temp Video Location (13m40s)

Moveset and Videos:

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Witch's Locks Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 77 - 80 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+1 85 - 89 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+2 91 - 95 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+3 107 - 112 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+4 120 - 126 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+5 134 - 140 - - - D B B - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • Anonymous

      22 Oct 2017 22:12  

      This weapons has been a wonderful asset to my mage build. The WA is so nice in so many ways! It clips right through most shields, it does nice damage, it can attack through 6 feet of solid stone, has maybe the best range of any non-projectile, AND it's attacks have a rhythm that most players aren't use to, making it difficult to dodge. All around a great weapon!

      • Anonymous

        09 Aug 2017 17:07  

        NOW WATCH ME WHIP OH OHH NOW WATCH ME NANA OH WATCH ME OH AWTCH ME! ALSO guys what is the best whip in ds3?

        • Anonymous

          02 Aug 2017 22:35  

          Fun fact, all whips (excluding father's flail) can clip through walls, allowing you to smack almost all enemies through the safety of a wall. (Be warned, as most of you all are aware, almost all enemy attacks can clip through walls.) So whips are kinda like equaling the playing field?

          • Anonymous

            13 Apr 2017 08:55  

            One of the only whips that could of been a Duel wield. Like Sister F's Duel scythe could of split a part or used the hair of the fair lady for the second whip. Also weapon art could of been a hold where it sets you on fire like the original discription/ ds2 immoation and gives you the chance to attack with two whips as you burn yourself and others who try to get close.

            • Anonymous

              Punctured Attacks10 Oct 2016 20:43  

              Do you guys know wether or not a whip does dotted hits? Can you accidently hit someone else with a whip or do you only hit the target if it strikes? This would be very interesting to know....

              • Anonymous

                Life saving20 Aug 2016 02:11  

                In PvP, if my opponent is a blocker, the special goes through it and does the damage. If I am near death, this weapon nearly always saves me. If I am dealing with a healer, the special spam will punish that fool, if you can't get close to your opponent then use this whip, if your build involves fire damage at all then you will do well with this weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  Strong and Fun weapon10 Aug 2016 21:15  

                  I had so much fun using this weapon, one handed R2 has a HUGE hitbox and catches people easily in Rolls. Since this game wants you to go Pyromancer (From PVE perspective) this weapon does a lot of damage against bosses as-well If you wanna wip it, wip with this baby.

                  • Anonymous

                    Don't try to rush as Pyro22 Jul 2016 23:24  

                    On my 2nd character I tried rushing to this item after killing the old demon king, I killed the person that had to be killed and 2 bosses that blocked my way to the Grand Archives, BUT you can only go in there if you killed all 3 previous lords.I did not know that, on my first playthrough I literally looked at the keys and thought 'what's the point of the key right in front of the locked door?'So yeah, that's the point.So no, you can't get these early in the game without trading, which is a shame.

                    • Anonymous

                      Glitch17 Jun 2016 06:18  

                      Everybody hold the Demons Fist in your right hand the Witches Locks in your left, and then two hand the Witches Locks and try to walk

                      • Anonymous

                        So glad I Got Gud with the Fire Pubes.03 Jun 2016 21:29  

                        My SL120 Pyro is approaching 170 hours, this weapon has cause at least 10 people to Black Crystal out on me in duels lol. No hatemail though. :( Witches Locks 4 Life.

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