Darksign is a special tool item in Dark Souls 3.


The Darksign is the sign of an accursed Undead.

The Darksign returns its bearer to the last bonfire rested at, or the bonfire at Firelink Shrine, but at the cost of all souls held.

Carriers of the Darksign are reborn after death, and eventually lose their minds, turning Hollow. And so it is they are driven from their homeland."


Darksign Usage

  • sends you back to the last bonfire used and deleting all souls. This does not drop a bloodstain, and does not hollow you.
  • Has unlimited uses.



  • In inventory from the beginning of the game.



  • Using the Darksign will not affect the bloodstain from your previous death, only your current souls are lost.
  • Does not kill you. It simply acts as a Homeward Bone that removes all your souls. (I was still embered after using it)


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    • Anonymous

      06 Sep 2020 01:18  

      This would be better if it actually killed you. More interesting way to leave the game than Alt + F4 during invasions.

      • Anonymous

        08 Aug 2018 17:15  

        Does this work while being invaded? A friend and I want to do a Vinland & Astraea Cosplay and this is the closest thing to Astraea commiting suicide.

        • 18 May 2017 18:18  

          The grammar in the description is wrong.

          "Carriers of the Darksign are reborn after death, and eventually lose their minds, turn Hollow. And so it is they are driven from their homeland."

          It should be:

          "Carriers of the Darksign are reborn after death, eventually lose their minds, and turn Hollow. It is this reason that they are driven from their homeland."

          • Anonymous

            24 Jan 2017 20:52  

            imho this is pretty useless. i dont want to lose a single soul since dark souls 2´s soul-memory based pvp sysetem

            • Anonymous

              29 Dec 2016 00:40  

              if you have less than 2,000 souls on you, and an active Ember. and you know ur going to die this is when you use it. Embers are roughly 2k souls. so it's basically ensuring that u keep ur ember that u already used.

              • Anonymous

                09 Dec 2016 08:31  

                It doesn't kill you, it just deletes your held souls, your ember remains intact if you are embered at the time.

                • Anonymous

                  ?????04 Oct 2016 07:16  

                  so like if your given this at the beginning of the game, shouldn't you become hollow during the story regardless; i mean hell it says it in the description "Carriers of the Darksign are reborn after death, and eventually lose their minds, turn Hollow."

                  • Anonymous

                    The Dark Sign Is A Glitch Insurance Policy17 Aug 2016 18:44  

                    It ensures if you get stuck somewhere you can always get out. Like what if you landed in a corner that had no way out and you had no homeward bones, then you quit the game and were still in the corner with no way out. You can't revert to a previous save like in most games. It is essential in a game with this type of continuous save system, or it should be anyway.

                    • Anonymous

                      Reason to use25 Jun 2016 05:27  

                      The only reason you should use is: When you died, leaving a great amount of souls, you are trying to retrieve them but you believe you can't reach them. You can use this, you technically won't die, simply return to the bonfire and lose all the souls (your character owned during the retrival), but the previous Blood Mark (with the great amount of souls) will not disappear. In other words, you lose everything you currently own, but you won't die, therefore all the Blood marks will remain in the same spot.

                      • Anonymous

                        Why?14 Jun 2016 01:18  

                        Why would ANYONE use this ever? They have it in every game, but it is basically just death on command. In what situation is this better than going HAM and dying??

                        • Anonymous

                          Will You Use This?02 Mar 2016 23:45  

                          I don't think I'll use this. I tend to be too stubborn when it comes to the souls I've collected.

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