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 an 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.




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



 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)



    • Anonymous

      29 Mar 2020 04:12  

      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

        25 Dec 2019 00:23  

        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

          16 Nov 2019 22:21  

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

          • 08 Sep 2019 18:45  

            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

              29 Jun 2019 00:14  

              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

                19 Jun 2019 17:20  

                @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

                  27 Jan 2019 10:02  

                  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

                    23 Jan 2019 17:23  

                    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

                      22 Jan 2019 18:07  

                      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

                        16 Dec 2018 20:17  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Nov 2018 01:04  

                          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

                            15 Nov 2018 15:10  

                            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

                              11 Sep 2018 08:24  

                              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

                                26 Aug 2018 07:17  

                                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

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