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

Dark Edge

Spell Type

Sorcery

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 26
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 30 Intelligence
Type Melee Attack

 

 

A forbidden dark sorcery. Strikes with blade formed of humanity's darkness.

Passed from mother to daughter, this blade was intended for both protection and as a means of taking one's own life. The young girl never swung it more than once.

 

Acquired From

  • Bought from Karla for 8,000 souls

 

 

Notes

  • Deals (Spell buff x 2.05) damage.
  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be slightly more powerful when cast with a dark-friendly with high Intelligence and Faith.
  • A pure Intelligence build with no Faith investment can still cast this spell with any other staff, and it will only deal 30-50 less damage.
  • The blade is swung vertically, however, the hitbox is fairly large and is capable of hitting  enemies on either side of the blade's impact.
  • Unlike the similar Lifehunt Scythe or Soul Greatsword, this spell will continue to track even after casting, though your turn speed slows down. It can be very effective when aimed manually to hit ahead of an opponent.
  • Uses the Exile Greatsword's model, surprisingly.
Sorceries
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    • Anonymous

      24 Jun 2020 16:36  

      It actually pairs really well with the Golden Ritual Spear if you can uncross your eyes trying to figure out an efficient way to allocate your stats with that bloody (but fun) thing.

      • Anonymous

        23 Feb 2020 13:26  

        Here s a little lore thought that went through my head after reading this spell s description. The mother who was a dark witch had a defenseless daughter in a violent world (dark souls world, nothing new to note there). She felt how she was slowly becoming hollow, and in fear she would kill her own daughter, she tought to her this spell. For when the young girl finally learnt how to use the spell properly, her mother was already hollow and about to kill her. The girl defended herself with the dark edge and, after having the dead corpse of her mother in front of her, she hid away from the world and chose to remain in the dark. If said characters were zullie and karla, would make sense that karla wanted to be lonely and forgotten, and zullie as another spiritual servant of fillianore s judicators. The spell worked as intended after all: the mother made it as a mean to kill oneself (wich went as planned once she became hollow) and to to protect (as the daughter s self-defense spell).

        • Anonymous

          20 Feb 2019 18:37  

          I discovered a fact. If you break the guard of an entity with this spell and go for a frontal critical hit The crit will deal no damage. I found this when killing monsters then tryed on my friend in pvp and it did no damage at all.

          • 16 Feb 2019 01:29  

            The magic equivalent of R1 spams, for edgelords. No offense to the spell, it hits like a truck when it connects and it's really difficult NOT to miss honestly

            • Anonymous

              14 Feb 2019 13:42  

              is it just me or does this hit stupid hard? ive been hitting people for 800+ with it on my new hex build. SL80

              • Anonymous

                18 Oct 2018 12:37  

                While this spell is cool as hell it is strange how it seems to be worse than the Soul Greatsword in many ways and yet costs more to cast when the theme of the other dark sorceries and miracles is that they're much more cost effective than their non-dark rough equivalents...

                • Anonymous

                  08 Aug 2017 20:27  

                  "The young girl never swung it more than once." Either Karla only performed it perfectly once after years of training and honing, or she mastered the spell on her first try. Whichever the case, she is a perfect example of what the dark once was before the light stole its rightful coming, cold, gentle and accepting of all beings who came to her without malice or pretense.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Apr 2017 13:43  

                    Honestly needs some hyper armor and a move set for it would be epic especially the ability to riposte/backstab and drop attack

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Mar 2017 21:45  

                      I changed game's code so that this spell slams those mobs down to the ground just like greataxe's power attack. Can't be funnier.

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