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

Darkmoon Blade

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 50
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 30 Faith
Type Buff



Miracle of those who devoted themselves to the Darkmoon covenant.

Reinforces right weapon with Darkmoon light.

Miracles of the Darkmoon are tales of revenge, but Captain Yorshka recites only for the sake of remembering her brother, with out knowledge of its meaning.

Perhaps this is better, as revenge is better left to the Blades.


Acquired From

  • Reward for reaching rank 2 in the covenant Blades of the Darkmoon. (You must offer 30 Proof of a Concord kept to reach rank 2)



  • Adds magic damage equal to (spellbuff*0.95)
    • Damage is applied each time the enemy is hit with the weapon, regardless of the damage of the attack performed
    • Despite applying magic damage, this scales exclusively to Faith.
    • This spell and Lightning Blade do the same damage in different elements, making them fully interchangeable.
  • Buff lasts 60 seconds (affected by the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring)
  • This miracle is particularly powerful on weapons that already have magic damage, such as the Drakeblood Greatsword.
  • Damage can be increased with the Magic Clutch Ring and the Crown of Dusk.
  • A few weapons and weapon arts have hidden multipliers that slightly lower the buff's damage per hit.
    Namely, Daggers and Paired Weapons display this adjustment.
    Regardless, the buffs always remain efficient.
  • Since faith builds have access to four elements in unique weapon buff spells (Blessed Weapon, Lightning Blade, Darkmoon Blade, and Dark Blade), they're the ideal choice for a more physical-focused build investing into magic.
Atonement  ♦  Blessed Weapon  ♦  Bountiful Light  ♦  Bountiful Sunlight  ♦  Caressing Tears  ♦  Dark Blade  ♦  Dead Again  ♦  Deep Protection  ♦  Divine Pillars of Light  ♦  Dorhy's Gnawing  ♦  Emit Force  ♦  Force  ♦  Gnaw  ♦  Great Heal  ♦  Great Lightning Spear  ♦  Great Magic Barrier  ♦  Heal  ♦  Heal Aid  ♦  Homeward  ♦  Lifehunt Scythe  ♦  Lightning Arrow  ♦  Lightning Blade  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Stake  ♦  Lightning Storm  ♦  Magic Barrier  ♦  Med Heal  ♦  Projected Heal  ♦  Replenishment  ♦  Sacred Oath  ♦  Seek Guidance  ♦  Soothing Sunlight  ♦  Sunlight Spear  ♦  Tears of Denial  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Way of White Corona  ♦  Wrath of the Gods

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    • 26 Sep 2021 03:47  

      Everybody is saying that this was a terrible grind but to be honest if you just use the covenant and get on with something else the passive gain is much quicker than you think I have gained 15 in not to long while also focusing on the other trophies!

      • Anonymous

        18 Aug 2021 16:47  

        Got 25 on NG from summons. Played normal, kept SL reasonable (end game at SL90) and covenant on at all times except when actively going for other covenant items. Even though the summons were hours apart it still did the trick. Every one summon win saves you 10-20 min of farming, totally worth it for zero risk.

        • Anonymous

          28 Jul 2021 05:49  

          The community is playing Demon Souls and it is extremely hard to farm offline. It will take many hours. Warmth and Darkmoon Blade are the worst to farm FFS 30 freaking 30. It is extremely frustrating for completionists. Demon Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro we can honestly 100 percent those games in the time it takes to get these rank items.

          • Anonymous

            27 Jul 2021 22:02  

            found a ds2 fanboy saying that we dont need to work hard for something strong like 500 arena wins on ds2 for chaos fire ball, then i aske if he ever got this piece of **** here.

            • Anonymous

              26 Jul 2021 18:42  

              For anyone wondering: no it does not deal dark damage it deals magic damage

              darkmoon is the name of the covenant so for the love of god stop saying this deal dark damage

              • Anonymous

                22 Jun 2021 18:49  

                Ok so basically I did some not so complicated calculations. According to the wiki, with 350 item discovery and over, 30 knights reward 1 concord. That means for dmb, which requires 30 concords, you would need to kill (30×30)= 900 silver knights.
                After some testing, with a 40/40 int and faith build, dark infused dagger, hornet ring, dark clutch ring, blindfold mask and using quickstep as an advantage, I was able to oneshot all three silver knights at the anor londo bonfire and walk back in approximately 50-60 seconds consistantly. Since one run is 3 silver knights, you would need to make (900÷3)= 300 runs
                Considering one run alone is about a minute, that would take 300 minutes or about 5 hours to farm all concords.
                TLDR: With a high critical weapon that can oneshot a silver knight with one backstab, even with 350+ item discovery, if you manage to complete one run in 1 minute, it would take a PVE player 5 hours of grinding to acquire this buff.
                Do I think thats worth it?
                No. Not at all. If you really wanted magic dmg on a miracle build, just increase int by 4 points(if at base int), slap on scholar ring and just buff your weapon with great magic weapon using the ritual spear. Is it as effective? Well only weaker by about 20 ar. Is it less time consuming? YES. Does it look as good? No, but certainly more effective damage to effort wise. Or better yet USE PALE PINE RESIN. Look, I understand why people would want to use this, but imo its just not worth 5 hours of my life to obtain. Yes, you can also invade to get it, but I find relying of invasions is a little ineffectient. Thank you for coming to my ted talk

                • Anonymous

                  16 Jun 2021 23:32  

                  For everyone complaining about the length of time it requires to get the needed amount of Concords, just join Blue Sentinels. Get summoned to fight invaders and get a concord if you succeed.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 May 2021 23:17  

                    many 100% hunters have come and go, one tired of covenants, another succumbed to real life preocupations, none of them stood here , as you do now. you conqueror of miracles achievement, give us your answer.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Feb 2021 02:25  

                      personally, i like the dark blade best, because even though it doesn't do the same amount of damage it still destroys stamina since it does dark damage

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Jan 2021 18:10  

                        This description pisses me off - not because I hate it, but because of how the Darkmoon Blade covenant was handled in DS3. It outright says that the Blades hunt for vengeance, and yet they have the covenant function as summoned cooperators - protectors, but not avengers. Darkmoons should've been an invading version of Blue Spirits, at the least - invaders of people who have successfully killed hosts as red or purple phantoms. Gives me conniptions.

                        • 19 Jan 2021 10:08  

                          For PvP it's arguably better than Lightning Blade since natural lightning defense comes mostly from Endurance - a stat every character needs and levels up. Magic defense however is mainly determined by your amount of Intelligence, which is "only" leveled by pyros, sorcerers and - to an extent - dark builds. Also, nothing more satisfying than smashing a Blade of the Darkmoon to a pulp with a blue shining Dragon Tooth.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Dec 2020 02:31  

                            If you leave the Blades of the Darkmoon can you still use this miracle? I doubt it but I wish this page told us about that.

                            • Anonymous

                              12 Nov 2020 22:34  

                              I bought this game when it first came out and have been on and off grinding ever since. As of today I'm up to 26 concords and hate my life...

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