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

      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

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Jun 2018 05:30  

                      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

                        19 Jun 2018 14:48  

                        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

                          12 May 2018 02:19  

                          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

                            10 Apr 2018 05:33  

                            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

                              28 Jan 2018 21:26  

                              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.

                              • 10 Jan 2018 07:58  

                                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

                                  23 Dec 2017 17:54  

                                  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.

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