Demon's Scar

0 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
110 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 0.5
Requirements & Bonus
- E D D
- 16 17 17
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved SwordsFlames damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Spin Slash icon_fp_cost.png 7( -/20)

Demon's Scar is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

This chaotic thing, the last flame kindled by a demon prince, is shaped like the claw marks of a demon.

It is both a fiery bladed weapon, and pyromancy flame.

Skill: Spin Slash
Spin to stoke a fierce chaos flame, and use momentum to transition into a spinning strong attack, creating a short-lived lava pool.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • The weapon doubles as a Pyromancy Flame
    • Heavy attack = Cast Pyromancy
    • Light attack = Light Attack
    • Does not have any regular heavy attacks except jumping attack
    • Same moveset in off-hand
  • Normal Attacks
    • All Fire damage, no physical damage
    • Boosted by Fire Clutch Ring
    • Unaffected by Flynn's Ring.
    • Unaffected by Witch's Ring and Great Swamp rings (though casting is boosted)
  • It is the lightest Curved Sword in the game.
  • Has the highest Critical damage out of all the Curved Swords.
    • Critical modifier may effect Sacred Flame
    • Only limited testing, but the critical also appears to affect critical attack spells, such as Sacred Flame. (Minor testing was accomplished on the drakeblood knights, with both a +10 Demon's Scar and a +10 Pyromancy Flame and 40/40 Int/Fai.)
  • High Fire Block %, lightweight option for Smouldering Lake Lava.
  • R1 true combo's into Black Flame and Great Combustion with a high enough casting speed.




  • Scales with Intelligence and Faith, does not scale with Dexterity
  • 17/17 = 127
  • 20/20 = 136
  • 30/30 = 166
  • 40/40 = 190
  • 99/99 = 220



 Scaling & Softcaps:

  • 1 and 2-handed stats:
    • 0/16/17/17 = 235 AR = Base Stats & Dex Softcap
    • 0/40/17/17 = 249 AR
    • 0/16/39/17 = 290 AR = Int Softap
    • 0/16/17/39 = 290 AR = Fth Softcap
    • 0/16/39/39 = 345 AR = Combined Softcap
    • 0/40/40/40 = 361 AR 
  • After softcaps, it gets less than 2 AR per level
  • Int/Fth Weapon
    • It scales well with Intelligence and Faith
    • Dexterity softcaps at base stats



Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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  • the weapon has a different moveset depending on the hand it is held in: it has the scimitar one-handed moveset in the right hand and the Falchion one handed moveset in the left hand. 
  • Demon's Scar Moveset
  • Video Location



Demon's Scar Upgrade Table

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, 15 titanite scales and 1 titanite slab.

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular - - 99 - - - E D D - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30 
Regular +1 - - 115 - - - E D D - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30 
Regular +2 - - 131 - - - E D D - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30
Regular +3 - - 147 - - - E C C - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30 
Regular +4 - - 163 - - - E C C - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30 
Regular +5 - - 180 - - - E C C - - - 25.0 35.0 65.0 30.0 35.0 30


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



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    • Anonymous

      15 Oct 2021 12:17  

      how soon can i get this? i'm a fellow player so idk how early i can get this, i saw several twinks with the ringed knight chest armor at sl 20 tho

      • Anonymous

        10 Aug 2021 18:47  

        Failing the dex requirement (but not the casting stats) causes a visual error. The weapon will show the intended spellbuff (min stats + 0, 119) but will not do the correct damage. (45 versus 81 fireball damage compared to +0 pyromancy flame with the same stats, 123 spellbuff)

        • Anonymous

          29 Apr 2021 04:31  

          This is the only weapon I've stopped using because it's too good. It has crazy fast swing speed which combos into a Black Flame. Speed, high damage output, low stamina usage, absurdly low weight, pretty good WA, and quick, easy access to spells. This weapon has no down sides in PVP. And that's why I stopped using it. It took me a few hours to master it and then I started getting bored. It's too unfair. The wins aren't even satisfying.

          • Anonymous

            24 Apr 2021 08:40  

            I know the game is dead, but with decent dex does this get r1 flame fan? Asking cuz I want to do a pyro setup

            • Anonymous

              20 Apr 2021 21:32  

              LOL so much confidence for a shiity fire weapon against what? pkcs-the best weapon in the entire series? I can just soak myself with "flash sweat" and then enjoy pooping on those who use this shhity fire cs.

              • Anonymous

                10 Apr 2021 19:09  

                Why use this before pkcs and tumblebuff >insert buff<?

                Because this is pure fire damage, can be paired with dark pyromancies or sacred flame with critical buff and it's almost unparriable thanks to it's pyro glove hitbox.

                Pick this demonic weapon up and start throwing pkcs users to the trash heap where they belong.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Mar 2021 11:55  

                  Why would you use this instead of infused pkcs + pyromancy flame

                  Then you get a good weapon art and a good weapon and stronger curved sword and stronger pyromancies

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Mar 2021 12:10  

                    Am I the only one who things this isn't that great? Sure it's amazing for PvP or something but in pVe I think curved swords are kind of, to put it lightly, not good: worse range than most other weapons.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Mar 2021 15:21  

                      Probably the most fun I had in PVP with this weapon backflipping and spamming vestiges after WA. I guess people don't realize how strong WA is.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Feb 2021 15:35  

                        The cooler hysel pick lol, I mean, it look cooler and deal pure fire damage, like hysel pick it also have a R1 to black flame true combo, less damage than the R1 souls Greatsword, but hey it's cooler

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