Dark Blade is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a miracle, you must use a Talisman or Special Weapons that can cast miracles.

Dark Blade

Spell Type


FP Cost Focus Cost 35
Slots Used Slots Used 1
Requirments 25 Faith
Duration 60 Seconds



Miracle of the Sable Church of Londor.

Reinforces right weapon with dark. 

The third daughter Liliane, one of the founders of the Sable Church, is said to recount tales that portray the suffering and conflict of Hollows.

Acquired From

  • Bought from Irina of Carim or Karla for 10,000 souls, after giving either the Londor Braille Divine Tome.



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    • Anonymous

      25 Apr 2019 05:58  

      Honestly im ok with it only scaling with faith but i think they should have made the onyx blades buff a pyromancy that gives us a dark buff that scales with both int and fth. Also change dark blade to look like the removed buff pontiff knights had.

      • Anonymous

        23 Feb 2019 16:48  

        Dark Blade damage is best with high spellbuff, specifically through high faith, if anyone is confused. This is a miracle, so high faith. The split scaling miracle catalysts like the sunless talisman and caithas chime don't seem to increase the damage.

        • Anonymous

          18 Feb 2019 09:45  

          Anyone else use this over DMV or Lightning Blade? Idk, having to rebuff every 60 seconds at 50 FP a pop as compared to Dark Blade’s 35 FP just for the 20-25 AR difference is sort of worth it to me. At 18 attunement, I found myself buffing my weapon much more consistently and my Estus lasting a lot longer.

          • Anonymous

            16 Jan 2019 06:18  

            Which is better.. a) dark infusion and int + faith splitted, or b) dark blade and only faith focused ...??

            • Anonymous

              06 Jan 2019 16:29  

              I'm relatively new to the series, so can anyone tell me why a dark miracle only scales with faith? Shouldn't it scale with both like every other dark miracle, sorcery, and pyromancy?

              • Anonymous

                31 Dec 2018 23:10  

                "Scales on the Faith Portion of your Catalyst". If that's true, why does it give a different amount of AR than Lightning Blade when I cast it with my Canvas Talisman? Shouldn't it be the same if it ONLY scales on Faith like a normal miracle?

                • 13 Jul 2018 01:59  

                  This should've absolutely been one of the strongest buff spells in the game along with Great Magic Weapon and Lightning Blade, instead of Darkmoon Blade. We could've had strong buffs for all 4 damage types, but we just obviously needed two that do the same*****. Faith is for lightning, and if you want magic you just use the staff that scales with faith, IT'S USELESS IT'S COMPLETELY REDUNDANT. I DON'T CARE ABOUT PLOT HOLES, JUST DON'T PUT IN MECHANIC HOLES. geez

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Feb 2018 23:00  

                    IMPORTANT NOTICE! +6 raw great scythe deals 238 damage. Used Dark Blade with +6 saint's talisman (115 spell buff) at 25 faith 10 intellect to get a total AR of 335 (97 extra damage). With the same stats and +3 pyromancy flame (133 spell buff) I got a total AR of 363 (125). IDK if saint's talisman sucks but to deal that much more damage with less titanite investment is nuts. Stay tuned for a respec to maximize pyro.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Feb 2018 23:38  

                      so... Doesn't scale with intellect on dark buffing catalysts eh? I'm thinking... we upgrade this mother to Darkmoon Blade. Now if only there was a dark style infusion that scales only with faith for my alternate weapon (you know: when Darkmoon Blade runs out). Wait how about a boss weapons... Now I'm thinking... nope. Nothing hits the spot. Gonna have to use a lighting infusion. lame.

                      • 02 Feb 2018 10:14  

                        "This wiki is a *****ing mess. Does the damage of dark blade scale solely with spell buff? What the ***** does "scale only with faith portion of spell buff" mean? You can't say that dark blade scales with both "spell buff" and "faith portion of spell buff". Are these statistics actually being tested and proven, or can any dumbass just type whatever they want?" - Anonymous (09 Jul 2017 23:48)

                        "Does this work for Claws and fists?" - Anonymous 23 Jun 2017 18:23

                        In response to these two questions and to clarify a little for anybody who stumbles a bit while trying to figure out exactly what Miyazaki and the Dark Souls 3 development team had in mind with buffing (Dark Blade in this case). I would have to say that (From My Knowledge) Dark Blade's Damage Scaling (And most weapon buffs) is based on the Catalyst's Spell Buff (Only the Faith Spell Buff for Dark Blade as there [are/is an] item[s] that can cast both Miracles and Sorcery [Crystal Chime], and the other[s] that can cast Miracles and Pyromancy [White Hair Talisman]). This Spell Buff is on almost if not every casting item in the game and scales according to the displayed scaling (With the Best Spell Buff on Chimes sitting at 228 with a Strength of 18 and a Faith of 55), it also is what the "Spell Buff is" (Obviously). That number is used in the formula (85*(Spell Buff/100) for Dark Blade) to calculate the outcome damage buff (Example [85*(228/100)=193.8 Dark Damage Buff]). This stuff has been tested and this is the math used for the damage buff. As for if it works with Claws/Fists, the answer would be that the spell buff works with any weapon that inherently doesn't say "Cannot be buffed" and also isn't infused with anything other than a Heavy, Raw, Refined, or Sharp Gem.

                        As (a) Side Note(s):

                        -This scales with the "Blindfold Mask" (+10%) and with the "Dark Clutch Ring" (+15%).
                        -With the "Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2" it will increase the length of the spell (+40%) from 60 seconds making it last ~84 seconds.
                        -This buff also pairs nicely with the weapon "Crucifix of The Mad King" as the weapon already has innate dark damage and can also be buffed, essentially doubling the dark damage.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jul 2017 23:48  

                          This wiki is a *****ing mess. Does the damage of dark blade scale solely with spell buff? What the ***** does "scale only with faith portion of spell buff" mean? You can't say that dark blade scales with both "spell buff" and "faith portion of spell buff". Are these statistics actually being tested and proven, or can any dumbass just type whatever they want?

                          • 22 May 2017 03:23  

                            At 40 faith, 60 str using heavy exile 10 as tester. It went from 639 to 790. The Dark Clutch ring only added 23 making it 813, which isnt worth it to me. And the Lingering Dragoncrest +1 ring added 20 seconds to the already 60 secs which for PvP is worth it imo. However the Dark Clutch added 49 to the Crucifix Mad King. It went from base 579 to 730 buffed to 779 with ring.

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Apr 2017 02:25  

                              So, according to this, since my Yorshka Chime is 247 spellbuff at 60 Faith, Dark Blade should add around 210?

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Mar 2017 00:07  

                                The Faith equivilent in damage to Great Magic Weapon in almost every way, except for costing 10 more points... From really knows how to balance...

                                • Anonymous

                                  01 Mar 2017 19:34  

                                  What the hell is the point of this weapon buff if it doesn't benefit from int scaling miracle catalysts? It makes no sense, especially considering it is a DARK miracle, the thing caitha's chime and other similar catalysts are supposed to enhance. Thanks fromsoft!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Change of damage buff???25 Aug 2016 02:55  

                                    While testing different chimes with my hex build, 40/40 int and faith with 12 in strength and dex, I came across numbers that do not add up to the formula that the wiki has.On both the Raw Astora Straight Sword +10 (322) and a Longsword +0 (123), my damage with Dark Blade should be at 513 and 314 respectfully while using Caitha's Chime +5 and about 3 less using Sunless Talisman +5. This is not the case. Instead, I get 463 and 264 for the two swords using Caitha's.What is going on with these numbers? Is the formula on the wiki wrong? If so, can somebody please change it so that it is correct. Did FROM secretly tone down the dark damage increase or something, because my melee options become pretty slim if this is the case.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Catalyst does not matter?25 May 2016 22:10  

                                      Just want some clarification. So if I cast this with Yorshka's chime, the effect will be no different than if I cast it with Catha's chime?

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