Deep Protection is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Deep Protection

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 25
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 20 Faith
Type Self buff
Duration 60 Seconds



Miracle taught to inaugurated deacons of the Cathedral of the Deep.

Slightly boosts attack, damage absorption and resistance, while also increasing stamina recovery speed.

The deep was originally a peaceful and sacred place, but became the final rest for many abhorrent things. This tale of the Deep offers protection for those who worship amidst those horrors.


Acquired From




  • Increases all damage types on weapons by 5% multiplicatively (allDamage * 1.05)
  • Grants 5.0 absorption. This causes you to take 5% less damage than currently (damageTaken * 0.95)
  • Increases Resistances by 20.0
  • Increases Stamina regeneration speed by +3 per second (base regeneration is 45 per second)
  • Overwritten by Tears of Denial and (Great) Magic Barrier.
  • Does not stack with Carthus Beacon or Power Within



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    • Anonymous

      21 Dec 2017 12:45  

      it also appears to be over written by Oath of Sunlight (Sunlight Straight Sword skill) (tested myself in the shrine. all buffs were removed including buffs from sacred oath when using oath of sunlight)

      • Anonymous

        23 Aug 2017 06:41  

        Multiple effects and relatively low fp cost, but its effects are very small. Use only if it gives that extra push needed to with any of its effects (if it lets you live with a sliver, reduces hits needed to kill by 1, etc). Don't use in casting builds since you will deal more damage by casting an extra spell with the fp cost used.

        • Anonymous

          06 Aug 2017 10:35  

          It says that it increases all damage types, does that also count for blood/poison/frost buildup or damage?

          • Anonymous

            12 May 2017 22:15  

            Does this stack with War Banner buff? If so, does it matter what order I cast the buffs in?

            (for example, with SSS's buff, I need to cast that first, and then cast the War Banner buff)

            • Anonymous

              25 Mar 2017 15:34  

              Deep Protection also stacks with Sunlight Straight Sword's buff, Oath of Sunlight. You only must cast Oath of Sunlight first.

              • Anonymous

                04 Mar 2017 05:57  

                sacred oath, except sacred oath is still there and this stacks with it so it just becomes ds2's sacred oath.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Jan 2017 01:39  

                  I don't like buffs. They don't last long and if you try to rebuff in the middle of a boss fight, it may cost you your life no matter how careful you are, plus it's time you aren't fighting it. is it worth the risk?

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Nov 2016 09:42  

                    Hello, for some reason deep protection isn't stacking with carthus beacon. In fact each removes the other I have found some people who've noticed the same, is this acting as intended now or is it more likely a serious bug? Nothing on any offical page saying that deep protection wont stack with carthus and I always used to do it and all my buffs stayed, first thing i noticed was the 3 green arrows from deep protection dissapearing after carthus beacon was used.

                    Thank you for your attention in this matter.

                    Kind regards

                    • Anonymous

                      Catalysts01 May 2016 23:37  

                      Does it matter what I use to cast this? does the scaling of certain Talismans or Chimes increase or decrease the potency of the buff?

                      • Anonymous

                        Increase in damage with Oath of Sunlight26 Apr 2016 09:43  

                        If you cast Oath of Sunlight THEN Deep protection these spells will work together. BUT if you cast Deep Protection THEN Oath of Sunlight Oath of Sunlight will REMOVE Deep Protection. My Physical Absorption was 9.948 then I cast Oath of Sunlight to bring it to 16.701, Then I cast Deep Protection and obtain 20.866 Physical Absorbtion.Similar effect applies with my physical damage.Also, the stamina regeneration effect still applies when you cast Deep Protection last.

                        • Anonymous

                          Buff Stacking23 Apr 2016 20:24  

                          Says here that it doesn't stack with Sacred Oath but it definitely looks like it in the stats screen. If i cast both i get a much higher absorption + AR than just one / neither and re-casting one then the other has no effect on it. Unless the stats screen is lying and they actually do not stack?

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