Canvas Talisman

52 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15
100 icon-wp_stability.png 10
icon_weight.png 0.5
Aux None   112
Requirements & Bonus
D - - B
4 0 0 14
weapon_type-icon.jpg Talisman damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Unfaltering Prayer icon_fp_cost.png 8 (-/-)

Canvas Talisman is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Medium for casting miracles of the Gods. Canvas talismans are austere items carried by heralds.

Equip a talisman or a sacred chime to cast miracles. Miracles must be attuned at a bonfire before use.

Skill: Unfaltering Prayer
Temporarily increase poise while casting miracles, preventing enemy attacks from interrupting prayer. Works while equipped in either hand.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Has the highest spellbuff of all Talismans when Faith is between 33 and 44, making it good for softcap builds. It also has the highest spellbuff of both Talismans and Chimes at 15 and 18 Faith respectively.
  • At 60 FTH it has a spellbuff of 220.
  • Great talisman for PvP when casting miracles such as Lighting Stake and Lightning Storm with Unfaltering Prayer.

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Canvas Talisman Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 52 - - - - 112 D - - B - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+1 59 - - - - 113 D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+2 66 - - - - 114 D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+3 72 - - - - 115 D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+4 79 - - - - 116 D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+5 85 - - - - 116 D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+6 92 - - - - ? D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+7 99 - - - - ? D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+8 105 - - - - ? D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+9 113 - - - - ? D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15
+10 118 - - - - ? D - - A - - - 25 15 10 15 15


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)




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    • Anonymous

      It's also good for low Faith (ex. 18). The other contestant is Priest's Chime, but Talisman is better for its poise.

      • Anonymous

        Daily reminder that this talisman is NOT the best one at 60 FTH like most say(not only here but in general), at 220 SB. Talisman is(yeah the one without any real name) at 226 SP.
        Also, both of their WA give the EXACT same amount of poise(60).

        In other words, no talisman surpasses the plain and dull talisman at 60 FTH in a pure FTH, non-dark oriented build as long as you don't seek pure raw damage(saint's) or an unreasonable amount poise(sunlight).

        • Anonymous

          Brilliant for PvP as it has a fine balance of damage and poise. Subpar for PvE due to poise not really mattering, use Saints.

          • Anonymous

            this might be a good medium between poise and power, but goddamn does this thing go against fashion souls

            • Anonymous

              Amazing Talisman just like the wiki describes especially in PVP the HA is amazing with 60 faith and lightening storm it can cause between 700-800 dmg ind and I am at level 180 so the opponent is between Sl162 and SL198

              • Anonymous

                so it's legit for a sorcerer to cast his sh*t nonstop but it's totaly bm when a cleric unpacks his healing spells? What do you think fth is for? Do you even Dark Souls?

                • Anonymous

                  "Has the highest spellbuff when Faith is between 38 and 41, making it good for softcap builds."
                  *looks at Rose of Ariandel*

                  • Anonymous

                    Saint's Talisman is better then the Canvas Talisman imo because it gets an S scaling in faith compared to the Canvas Talisman's A scaling in faith, 242 spell buff compared to the Canvas Talisman's 220 spell buff (keep in mind both are at +10), and fashion souls.

                    • Anonymous

                      Wipe the floor w8th people with this thing. Best rag a *****er can have. 10 /10 would lightning steak again..

                      • Anonymous

                        Better than Canvas Talisman at 40 faith. My canvas +10 has 180 spell buff and my priest's chime at +10 has 183 spell buff. (I have 19 str and it says that Canvas has better str scaling, but that shouldn't effect spell buff I don't think)

                        • I do not kid you when I tell you i litterally have to apologize to people for using this thing. Any miricle castor who doesnt have this in thier arsenal is simply not doing the class any justice.

                          • Anonymous

                            For a faith build. this thing is fantastic. the hyper armor skill on it allows you to tanks low weapons. while still having great spellbuff (50 fth=200) it hits like a truck. and it casts like at truck. the skill is not as tanky as the sunlight talisman. but the increase spellbuff makes up for it (and you never get hit by a heavy weapon twice in arow anyway)Remeber to combine it with ring of the suns firstborne & mornes. and decent amount of fp. and you have yourself a faith build.compared to the saints talisman (higher spellbuff) this one is superiour. purely because the hyper armor is required to tank 2 quick weapon hits. or 1 big weapon hit. wich the skill of the saints is unable to do.This is a horrible talisman for faith buffs (dmb and lightning blade) because it's spell buff isnt optimal at all. or using it purely for heals ( sunlight is best for heals because more hyper armor )

                            • Anonymous

                              Spell Buff is basically the power a talisman or chime can put into a spell. For example Darkmoon Blade is a buff that uses 95% (I think) of your spell buff as AR for your weapon. Not sure if it works for things like Sacred Oath but damage spells increase the higher your spell buff is as well.It might only apply to damage oriented spells as I haven't seen an increase on any of the heals or Replenishment.

                              • Anonymous

                                What effect does the spell buff level do? Like, does it make a weapon buff such as blessed weapon stronger?

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