Cleric's Candlestick

70 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 2.0
Requirements & Bonus
D D C -
8 12 - 12
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Guiding Light icon_fp_cost.png 5

Cleric's Candlestick is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Candle stick used as both sword and catalyst. Used for worship by the Deacons of the Deep.

The deacons, under the guidance of Archdeacon McDonnell, became both Clergymen and sorcerers.

Skill: Guiding Light
A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
    • This is the only boss weapon that upgrades to +10 and is reinforced with regular Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Cleric's Candlestick has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Weapon Skill Guiding Light will ignite the Cleric's Candlestick, similar to a Torch or Follower's Torch, providing light.
  • The Cleric's Candlestick has a range of 18sp on the 1h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • This weapon functions as both a staff and sword.
    • The heavy attack is used for casting sorceries.
  • At 60 INT it has a spellbuff of 200.
  • This weapon is reminiscent of the Blue Flame from Dark Souls II.
  • Though the weapon is generally weak, its left-handed moveset is identical to its right-handed moveset, making it a useful sidearm on an elemental build that uses a heavy weapon in the mainhand.



Location/Where to Find



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Cleric's Candlestick Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
spell buff
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 70 77 - - - 120 D D C - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 74 81 - - - 124 D D B - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 79 86 - - - 128 D D B - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 83 91 - - - 132 D D B - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 88 96 - - - 137 D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 92 101 - - - ? D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +6  97 106 - - - ? D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 101 111 - - - ? D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 106 116 - - - ? D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 110 121 - - - ? D D A - - - - 40 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 115 126 - - - ? D D A - - - - 50 35 30 30 35


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

      03 Sep 2021 02:50  

      How to make this PoS work:

      1. Preperation: place the composite bow in your left hand, candle stick in the right. Have a quick low FP cost spell (like Farron Dart) in your first slot, and Crystal Magic Weapon in slot 2.

      2. Tap roll to back step and and HOLD weapon art immediately. If you draw the bow you screwed up, try again. You should be holding the weapon art button and not be in the weapon art. You have to keep the weapon art button pressed through the remaining steps.

      3. Continue holding weapon art, start moving forward: you must keep moving forward as you perform the last steps. How fast or slow you decide is irrelevant.

      4. Cast your first slotted spell, during the animation switch to Crystal magic weapon.

      5. With crystal magic weapon selected: roll forward and during the roll cast it.

      6. You can stop holding the weapon art button. Enjoy Crystal Magic Weapon on this sword. At 60 intelligence it should add 190 magic damage for a total of 443 magic damage. Enjoy 45 seconds of reasonable damage.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jul 2021 16:30  

        The straight sword moveset as we know is op, combined with sorceries you can have some real fun and even be dangerous. People need to get gud cause this sword does decent damage but the real damage comes from the sorceries you can mix in.

        • Anonymous

          04 May 2021 12:33  

          It's important to note this allows you to cast Farron Dart with just 8 INT. The lowest staff requires 10 INT to use. Absolutely game-breaking.

          • Anonymous

            15 Apr 2021 09:49  

            At +6, the spell buff scales EXACTLY THE SAME as Heysel's Pick (SL60 here). I guess this could be interesting by the higher attack speed? But Heysel already does a combo with R1s and Old Moonlight or Soul Greatsword. What is even the point of this?
            To cast Great Magic Shield on Twin Dragon Greatshield (Stability 100) with Untrue Dark Ring so nobody knows how are u tanking so many hits? You've never pulled a staff or Heysel's so they would hardly suspect of that filthy straight sword; I bet most of the Havel daggers and PKGS don't even know this exists.

            • 04 Apr 2021 09:57  

              The biggest drawback for this weapon is its lower Spell Buff when compared to other catalysts. It’s strength is in its ability to mix up attacks by functioning as a straight sword. Depending on your armor and build it’s also decent for keeping your weight under 30% for distance rolling, as it nullifies the need for a catalyst AND a weapon like a straight sword. That being said the weapon art is entirely useless in any situation, it’s ultimately weaker for casting or melee combat and it requires twelve faith and a point in strength. You’re much better off using the Heretic’s Staff if you want to do something out of meta or even the Witch Tree Branch. As for the straight sword spam well, Farron Flash Sword has Sorcerers covered. It’s hilarious to know most people die inside in Fight Clubs when you spank them with this thing though. Good times.

              • Anonymous

                14 Mar 2021 15:48  

                Cleric's Candlestick: 124/253
                Crystal Long Sword: 154/302
                If you want a catalyst-sword and something completely different without even swapping weapons, this is honestly a neat piece of versatility. Weaker R1s than the typical option, sure, but surprisingly similar. IMO versatility and mixups are more important than BIG FAT NUMBERS, but I'm just a random comment talking about a dead game, so whatever

                • 15 Feb 2021 12:59  

                  As on 2021:
                  Base spell buff is 100 (not 120) and it does not scale with an upgrading with minimal int&faith lvls. Spell buff column in the "Cleric's Candlestick Upgrade Table" in this article is not for small Int lvls. An actual scaling for Int <= 20 is worse that Sorcerer's Staff has. So you'll not be able to make powerfull staff for a Dex build with minimal Int&faith (12/12) investments. Trash.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Feb 2021 11:19  

                    If there’s ever another souls-like game, I want this sword, but and Ultra Great Sword. Imagine casting Farron Flashsword with that weapon XD

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Feb 2021 22:07  

                      Made a character named Candulor that uses exclusively this and the scholar's Candlestick. Despite loving this playthrough and weapon, I have to give a disclaimer here. Other than getting a neat moveset variation by alternating 2H R1 and flashsword, this weapon is atrocious. For a meme build like mine it's actually really fitting, but you're not gonna get very far using this weapon seriously.

                      6/10, still not completely horrible on account of being a straight sword

                      • 29 Jan 2021 22:13  

                        Does it boost sorcery o magic damage like the scholar candlestick? In a PvPskills video, he says it does but I haven't seen a difference. And this wiki also doesn't say that.

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Jan 2021 18:25  

                          People getting triggered by the fact that this doesn't cast miracles just don't get that this was used by guys who worshipped Aldrich. So it's actually more appropriate that it uses magic rather than faith.

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