Chameleon is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a sorcery, you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.


Spell Type


Focus Cost 20
Slots UsedSlots Used 1
Requirements 12 Intelligence


Lost sorcery from Oolacile, land of ancient golden sorceries. Transforms into something inconspicuous.

Far from formally developed, this magic was instead born from the mischief of a young girl who sought relief from the solitude of the woods at dusk.

Acquired From

  • Dropped by the Pilgrim from Londor, encountered in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, either when killed or when she dies from fulfilling her quest.
  • The appearance of this pilgrim is reliant upon doing either of Anri of Astora's quests.
  • The Pilgrim first appears in the Church of Yorshka bonfire room in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. She is in a corner disguised as a statue amongst a group of other statues. Hitting the statue will reveal the pilgrim, allowing you to talk to her. Kicking or pushing will also reveal the pilgrim.
  • If you are doing Anri's "Slayer of Aldrich" endingthen you must kill the pilgrim here, or she will kill Anri.
    • She will drop the spell upon death.
    • If you do not kill her in the church she will kill Anri, but the spell can later be found on her corpse at the entrance to the Darkmoon Tomb, located behind the illusory Lord Gwyn statue.
  • If you are doing the "Lord of Hollows" / "Usurpation of Fire" ending, she must be left alive, she'll drop the spell in the next encounter.
    • Note that killing the pilgrim will put you on bad terms with Yuria of Londor, causing her quest to fail as she leaves Firelink, so be careful if you only want to talk to the pilgrim.
    • After doing the questlines and using the Sword of Avowal, head back to the Darkmoon Tomb entrance. The NPC that you obtained it from will lie there dead, dropping the Chameleon spell without having to kill her.


  • Casting Chameleon will turn you into an inanimate object, for example, a statue or a wooden box, and most enemies are unable to detect you as long as you stay completely still.
  • If cast while an enemy sees you, it takes about 5 seconds before they lose aggro and ignores you again. The same applies if you are caught moving and go back to staying still.
  • The duration is unlimited. You can move at walking speed, but the spell is broken if you roll, attack, use an item or get hit.
  • For PvP it's often used for hiding from invaders, although the lighting on the object is usually a bit off so experienced players can see that the object doesn't fit in.
  • It will also make opposing players unable to lock-on, which can disrupt their playing style, forcing them to play unlocked or lose their targeting while casting.
  • The Vow of Silence miracle can be used to spot players hidden by Chameleon, since it will make an aura around any living creature within its AoE. (needs confirmation)
  • The Young White Branch is a consumable item with the same effect as Chameleon.
  • Acquiring the sorcery is dependent on two quest lines, Anri's and Yuria's. Killing Yuria before Anri leaves the Church of Yorshka bonfire room while also missing the assassin will result in the corpse being unable to appear, as the assassin leaves the church when Anri leaves. The corpse that appears behind the illusory wall near Anor Londo seems to appear when Yuria is talked to after Anri leaves the Church of Yorschka bonfire, when the assassin has also not been killed.
  • Using Chameleon in the swamp of the Ringed City, there is a chance that you will turn into a Humanity Phantom. This allows you to lower the ladder that leads to the purging monument.


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    • Anonymous

      12 Jan 2021 22:18  

      I only gained two sigils before watchers and I was petrified by this, thinking I couldn't get the spell. so I rushed over to irathyll to see if m a y b e that statue was there. and to my relief, it was.

      • Anonymous

        18 Feb 2020 11:23  

        I found pilgrim before near the bonfire and left her alive Now after getting fire keeper ending, how do i see pilgrim again ?

        • Anonymous

          07 Feb 2020 09:37  

          Kinda funny to see how the enemy loses aggro when you transform right in front of them and stand still for some seconds. Also, if you disguise in the middle of an enemy s patrol route you can have a fair chance for backstab

          • Anonymous

            13 Sep 2019 18:05  

            i guess i went on the only outcome in which i can't obtain the spell. I told anri where horace was without killing him. So basically she's been killed by him without reaching the church so the assassin never showed up and can't be killed for the spell

            • Anonymous

              21 Aug 2019 07:40  

              I'm curious though, can't invaders see the ember particles? Everytime the game decides to drop two invaders at once at me in the usual areas I just sit there and wonder: "So, we gonna ignore the smouldering statue in the corner?"

              • Anonymous

                16 Nov 2018 03:21  

                Best spell for purple phantoms. Farm souls with the host, then as soon as they get invaded or get near a tough enemy/group, cast it and wait for the host to die.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Apr 2018 10:07  

                  Just wanted to say that I killed Yuria just before defeating High Lord Wolnir (I wanted her armor set and had already got her ending on another character) and the pilgrim still showed up as a statue at the church, allowing me to kill her for the Chameleon spell (I thought I'd have to wait for a second playthrough). Note that Anri was also present at the church and I had completed Smouldering Lake, killed Horace, and informed Anri of where Horace was before killing Wolnir.

                  Hopefully this is useful for anyone in the same boat who's wondering if they can kill Yuria and get Chameleon in the same playthrough.

                  • 15 Mar 2018 05:47  

                    This spell is just ridiculous at most times... The objects they closed that we can turn into are so dumb and obviously out in plain sight. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn't... in Smouldering Lake for some reason you can turn into a BARREL or a Demon Statue, but why a Barrel? This won't help at all since the Firesage Clerics can see you and being a barrel won't help since it's obvious it's a player, but hey at least the colors might blend... The best thing about this spell is that it cancels lock-in targeting and also hides the Health and Online ID bar above the players head. So if you're down to play Hide in Seek at the Pontiff Courtyard with Aldritch Faithfuls and Red and Blue summons, then there you go... To my surprise it's a shame seeing a Sentinel or Darkmoon getting ganked by two Aldritch and a Red invader, but hey it's fun cosplaying as Oollicile.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Nov 2016 15:33  

                      This spell has unlimited duration, unless you cross the invisible barrier that separates zones that determine what you turn into. For example, if you cast it just above the ladder above the dancer bonfire, you turn into objects from the high wall. If you then walk into the first castle room with the red-eyed knight, it wears off, because here you turn into items from lothric castle. This is the only barrier point I've found so far but I'm still testing

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Oct 2016 15:17  

                        I'm so tempted to kill Yuria for her armor, but I also want Chameleon from the pilgrim/assassin... Is it possible to get both the set and the spell without having them kill Anri?

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Aug 2016 15:21  

                          Your can use this spell, if you got chased by a mob of enemies. Cast this spell and then stop moving, they will not chase you again (If they see you again they will chase you or if you moved)

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Aug 2016 06:07  

                            This thing turn me into a fcking virgin mary inside an entrepot filled with nothing but boxes guess what happen.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Aug 2016 17:38  

                              Is there a list of the objects the spell caster turns into by area? So say I invade in x area and it's apparent the host is hiding, I could know what object to look for?

                              • Anonymous

                                27 Jun 2016 00:18  

                                Seriously, if you are going to summon someone via RSS please don't use this spell. You just waste our time, and if we BSS back we get penalized. Don't use this while PvP'ing

                                • Anonymous

                                  23 May 2016 06:47  

                                  is it possible to backtrack and loot it? I can not test it jet, cause Iam in holiday for two weeks and now Iam very worried, dont want to make a 4th playthrough only because of this ******* spell :-I

                                  • Anonymous

                                    23 May 2016 02:59  

                                    I only leveled up with Yoel once, so Yuria never appeared at my firelink shrine. However, the hiddlen pilgrim STILL appeared at this location in the Church of Yorshka, disguised as an adult statue.

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