Demon's Scar

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35.0
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99
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65.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
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35.0
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70
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Requirements & Bonus
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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.

 

 

 Spellbuff:

  • 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 (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Stability
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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      Whoever made that description on Fextralife, I did not use a +10 pyro glove to test that, I used a +3 one for similar results, read it again

      • Anonymous

        Don't sleep on the WA. It can combo with the R1 and do more damage than blaclflame. Also many people don't notice the lava it leaves behind and you end up with 200 extra free damage from it.

        • Anonymous

          The critical modifier impacts sacred flames damage DRASTICALLY: Tested with 40/40 in both FTH/INT respectively and both the Witch's Ring and GSR.
          demon scar +5 so we get a 190 spell damage mod and a +3 pyro glove with a 192 spell damage mod (I wanted to keep the spell mod pretty much the same to see even minimal changes in terms of damage). The damage difference is ridiculous:

          I hit 345 damage on the drakeblood knights in NG+1 with the pyro glove
          and 745 damage on the same enemy with the demon scar. The crit modifier seems to DRASTICALLY increase the damage output

          I don't know how the crit modifier effects the motion value if someone in the community is more experienced with the effect of weapon class, motion value, crit modifier etc. please let us know the calculation for crit values and especially how it uniquely effects spell buff in this case.

          • Anonymous

            HOHOHOHO IT'SA ME SANTA CLAUSE
            THIS WEAPON IS NAUGHTY AND IF YOU USE IT, YOU WON'T GET ANY PRESENTS TO CHRISTMAS!!!
            HOHOHO, THE MACE IS BETTER!!! I USE THE MACE EVERY DAY AND IT'S THE GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREATEST WEAPON ON EARTH!!!
            IF YOU WANT TO GET AAALL THE PRESENTS, USE THE MACE JUST LIKE ME!!!
            MARRY CHRISTMAS!!!

            • Anonymous

              This page is bullshit. First it says "Same moveset in off-hand" then it says that "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." Wtf Fextralife? Can't you keep a track on info provided in pages in your Wiki? lmao.

              • Anonymous

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I usually right hand the irithyll rapier and off hand the demon scar. Its a great combo with a lot of cancerous attacks for pvp. Plus if you're good you can abuse the hell out of the frostbite effect with this combo. Rapier also works best because of the high stagger for roll catching.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You gotta beat the demon prince for this weapon. How is this a twink weapon? Someone said it was a twink weapon and i thought to myself "you re a moron"

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I think I would have liked it if instead of having R2 cast, that it just have a heavy attack. The effect of scaling purely off of Int/Fai is benefit enough.

                                        • The phantom range on this is terrible to go up against, my mage character was slaughtered by a vestige spamming R1 addict using this in like 3 hits in the arena.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Can be buffed using Carthus Flame Arc with the bow glitch. For those that don't know: equip a bow in your off hand (recurve bow is best, you don't have to have stats to use it), hit L2 to use the weapon art of the bow, roll out of the weapon art but DO NOT release the weapon art button or directional input. Have a spell you can cast selected, roll again, during the roll cast your spell and then immediately swap to CFA, and upon exiting the roll, you should buff the weapon. At pyro stats of 40/40, you should have a pure fire AR of 515.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Overall i find the demon scar to be a great pyro-build weapon and it can carry you through most of the game. the downside is that there are some enemies and bosses who have huge fire resistances, so it is still wise to have a spare weapon you keep on par level-wise. a dark-infused dagger or the like works well.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Can someone tell me if this was hit during the Curved Sword nerfing? sometimes it retains Amazing speed but then also becomes slower than the falchion sometimes, Im just wondering

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  i accidentally sold Wolnir's soul, i will give black knight stuff for black serpent or just his soul. PC Moni-Fen level 80.

                                                  • To the question of whether this increases Sacred Flame damage; a little yes. Tested on the Cathedral Knight at Lothric Castle, SL802 - Demon Scar spellbuff 220; damage 924 - Pyro Parting Flame spellbuff 226; damage 890 - Pyro Flame spellbuff 242; damage 806. Why Parting Flame did more damage than the regular Pyro Flame, I don't know, but, I'm going to assume the 110 critical on Demon Scar is responsible for the increased damage. If anyone finds different results or further logic on mine, please elaborate.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Is this weapon any good in pve? Obviously we all know its great in pvp with its combo into black flame, but for pve its stats seem pretty bad. At 40/40 int/faith it only does aroumd 340 damage. A chaos falchion does around 480 for me by comparison. Its spell buff is also pretty bad compared to the standard pyro flame. So is this only a pvp weapon? Or is there some saving grace im missing?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        @the guy below: "JuST Do Ng+, ItS EaSy". I think the reason anyone would not want to restart is because of the time it takes to catch back up to where they were. Of course ng+ is easy, you're overlevelled by the time you start your first ng, I've never seen anyone complain about the difficulty. It's also not your place to be telling people what they can and can't post, if you don't like it then move on. I'd sort of get it if there were a lot of similar messages spammed, but it's not that bad.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I haven’t played as a pyro since ds1 and 2. This weapon is a lot of fun both pvp and pve. My only mistake was not trading for black serpent and getting wolnirs blade instead. I would trade basically any weapon item souls etc for black serpent

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Would anyone be willing to drop this / witch's lock for my alt? Have most other weps on my main that I can trade for! (Playing on PC)

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I find the weapon to be very fun though I will admit it's a little bit op so I only use it as a second last resort for bosses next to story tellers.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Looking to transfer this from my main to my second pyro character. Anyone wanna scratch my back if I scratch theirs?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I've been wondering what melee weapon I should use for my pyro build. I just beat the crystal sage and I'm using a raw longsword with 12 strength and 10 dexterity, and I plan to infuse it with chaos later. Anyone have any suggestions for a different melee weapon?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I've got several high level characters and am willing to trade pretty much any item to get this to my low level pyro I just started.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Read notes and tips, go down to critical damage information. Some IDIOT wrote their testing down and called their weapon a "+10 Demon's Scar". REALLY?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Fromsoft just needed op curved sword there stupid *****s. Jk I both this and the Pontiff Knight curved sword. Go ahead and insult me I know I’m a filthy tryhard :D. GO AHEAD INJECT UR VEINS WITH SALT AND CALL ME***** OH YAY BC I USE A WEAPON YOU DONT LIKE I DESERVE DEATH

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Hey, I’m looking for this sword and don’t have the dlc. I’m in Lothric castle and don’t have anything special to trade, but would be willing to give whatever I’m asked.

                                                                          Steam: Fossick

                                                                          I’m the one with the shitty history of names and the picture of an old guy in a skirt.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Don't know about ya'll, but i hate fighting this thing. If your opponent lands just one r1 (with the fastest weapon in the damn game) they can true combo it into black flame for ridiculous damage considering its two hits. So what do you do from there? Well you either roll out and theres a 80% chancr you'll get roll caught by chaos bad vestiges, or you roll in and get slaughtered by the almighty two handed curved sword roll catch r1 spam. It's just.... UGH. The only real way to beat it is to play super passively, which wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't so fucking boring.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              A little odd that it weighs 0.5 instead of 0, like the normal/parting flames. I mean, it's literally fire. I guess it's odd that you have material fire, in the first place, so it's not too unbelievable that since you can wave it around like it has mass, it wouldn't be weightless.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Easily my favorite weapon in the game. R1 into Blackflame works wonders, and if your opponent is greedy enough to attempt to attack you after the Blackflame you can combo into the weapon art. Not to mention, it has the nasty roll-catch capabilities of two-handed curved swords, in which you should always be two-handing with this weapon. Smack a Saint-tree Bellvine in your offhand to not waste a ring slot on Sages Ring either.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  There's a grammatical error. Not from wiki... from From... "creating an short..." It should be 'a' short-lived lava pool. That's funny to me.

                                                                                  • The description for the item has been changed since this page was written. The "evanescent lava chamber" was changed to "short-lived lava pool" during a patch I'm guessing.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I'm at the Pyro-softcaps, and Demon's Scar+5 does the same fire damage as a Chaos Longsword+10, but none of the physical damage. Spell buff is not much lower than other Pyro-catalysts at least. But stilll, this is only ever useful if you absolutely have to a) use melee attacks b) cast pyromancies and c) use a shield or spells from other schools, all in the same fight and without switching what you have in hand. Applications outside of PvP are pretty slim I'd wager.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The critical modifier has nothing to do with the sacred flame damage, thats boosted by the weapons inherent fire damage. took about 12 seconds of testing to figure that out.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Did anyone noticed, when you have for example Demon Scar in right hand and two handing something like shield, Scar disappear? But using Lifehunt Scythe or Lightning Arrow it's attached on character side like normal sword?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Despite the lower Spell Buff, the Demon's Scar deals ~20% more Damage with Sacred Flame than the regular Pyroflame, and Black Fire Orb deals roughly the same Damage. Regular Fire Orb does seem to conform to Spell Buff however. Very peculiar weapon, this.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Demon's scar weapon art does not have any hyper armor whatsoever. You can be denied mid air by literally everything.
                                                                                              And because it doesn't do poise damage either you can't just "lock" someone into it.

                                                                                              My fellow pyromancers, you're better off using the small dragonhead shield in your off-hand than two-handing it.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I'm thinking of pairing this with the Crystal Chime to make a super caster. Not totally convinced by dark spells through. Heard that chime sucks with them.

                                                                                                • Are their any other weapons that have 2 attacks in their off hand mode? IMO makes this weapon great.
                                                                                                  Not much better than hitting some thing in the face with a flaming log (carthus flame great club) and having either a quick attack or ranged pyro to follow.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    What's the point of using this over a chaos/dark infused curved sword and a normal pyromancy flame? Several curved swords have better int/faith scaling when infused with either of those and the normal pyromancy flame has a better spell buff.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I've seen a lot of poeple trying to parry me when I use this scimitar and none of them succeeded, I even got hate messages from it.
                                                                                                      Can this weapon really be parried, or are they just too bad?

                                                                                                      • I still think this thing's a Pyromancer gamechanger. It's strong enough as a catalyst so any pyromancy you want at your fingertips at all times, combined with one of the best movesets in well...all of Dark Souls really in the curved sword R1 and backflip, and even a spinning style WA that leaves a chaos spell esque puddle all in one package. In my opinion it's honestly all a Pyromancer needs. This thing loaded with Black Flame, Black Serpent (quickly becoming imo one of the most abusable spells in the game.), Chaos Bed Vestiges, and any additional Pyro of your choice can handle almost anything.

                                                                                                        It's potentially ONLY drawback is if someone puts on full flame resistance+profuse sweat, which isn't gonna happen too often but it might be good to pack an Onyx Blade or some other Dark weapon just incase.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I have a question for all yall pro's out there! Can you dual wield this wep if you go into newgame plus? If so does it change casting speeds or dmg or anything at all? Would it be good/bad for anything at all? I know offcourse it does not make sense to do this, but im curius as i have never tried it myself and have not seen videos for it either.... also i like just knowing stats and changes so this is interesting to me!

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            17 / 40 / 40, +10, Witch Ring equipped, tested on Silver Knights.
                                                                                                            Hunter's Ring equipped (total dex 22): Sacred Flame:924, Chaos Bed Westiges:569, R1:208
                                                                                                            No Hunter's Ring: Sacred Flame:916, CBW:564, R1:206
                                                                                                            With Hunter's Ring and Catrhus Milkring (total dex 25), Demon's Scar deals more damage with pyromancies than Parting Flame despite having 10 less adjustment. (Not counting the additional combustion explosion)

                                                                                                            • This weapon is almost too good. for starters you can now be a sorcerer/Cleric in your left hand, and a Pyromancer in your right. You become highly unpredictable, and nobody really can see what you're planning to do next. if the weapon art had hyper armor it would be OP

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Strangely enough, if you move forward and press cast simultaneously you will perform a forward jumping attack instead. This is great for catching people by surprise, also works with the Cleric's Candlestick, Rose of Ariandel, Heysel Pick, Golden Ritual Spear and even the Immolation Tinder.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Having 40 int/40 faith/45 dex this thing does 30 to 40 less damage compared to a normal Pyromancy Flame. Totally worth the slot, I simply don't use normal PF anymore.

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