Farron Dart is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a sorcery, you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Farron Dart

Spell Type


Focus Cost Focus Cost 3
Slots Used Slots Used 1
Requirements 8 Intelligence



Variation of Soul Arrow developed by sorcerers of the Undead Legion of Farron.

Fire a soul dart.

Well known among the Farron sorceries, it is learned far and wide due to its ease of use.

Acquired From



  • Farron Dart inflicts (Spell Buff x 0.52) magic damage before resistances.
  • Deals low damage, but is the fastest spell in the game and costs little FP
    • Its cast is near instant and combos, using the same "moveset" as Throwing Knives.
  • Has a direct upgrade, the Great Farron Dart.


Affinity  ♦  Aural Decoy  ♦  Cast Light  ♦  Chameleon  ♦  Crystal Magic Weapon  ♦  Crystal Soul Spear  ♦  Dark Edge  ♦  Dark Orb  ♦  Deep Soul  ♦  Farron Flashsword  ♦  Farron Hail  ♦  Frozen Weapon  ♦  Great Deep Soul  ♦  Great Farron Dart  ♦  Great Heavy Soul Arrow  ♦  Great Magic Shield  ♦  Great Magic Weapon  ♦  Great Soul Arrow  ♦  Great Soul Dregs  ♦  Heavy Soul Arrow  ♦  Hidden Body  ♦  Hidden Weapon  ♦  Homing Crystal Soulmass  ♦  Homing Soulmass  ♦  Magic Shield  ♦  Magic Weapon  ♦  Old Moonlight  ♦  Pestilent Mist  ♦  Repair  ♦  Snap Freeze  ♦  Soul Arrow  ♦  Soul Dart  ♦  Soul Greatsword  ♦  Soul Spear  ♦  Soul Stream  ♦  Spook  ♦  Twisted Wall of Light  ♦  White Dragon Breath

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    • Anonymous

      This spell is actually an utility spell, meaning you use if for its secondary effect and not for its damage output.

      - You can use it as a replacement for throwing knives that cost no souls to replenish.
      - It can be used to stop enemies/players from healing.
      - It can be used as a roll stopper if you time it right.
      - If you got the binoculars, you can aim and aggro stuff with precision (like a bow, but no arrow wasted)
      - Low cost and low requirement makes it viable even for low int builds.

      • This spell actually has a great use: spell swap.
        Imaging casting Boulder Heave with the same cast time as this.
        And you only need 3 focus to cast any spell, which doesn't take too long to recover with a simple weapon.
        (Spell swap does consume the full FP of the spell swapped to, but you only need enough FP to cast the first spell)

        • Anonymous

          I've beaten dark souls 3 more times than I can count. I can kill nameless king with my fists, but this... This has been the worst run I've ever done. Standard at first, kill gundyr with my fists, but once I actually got Farron dart, I think I was honestly weaker. Slightly better damage, but it cost magic to attack. I had to sit in high wall, farming to get enough fp to kill vordt. I am currently at twin princes with 99 attunement and intelligence, and I run out of fp getting through lorian. I have no healing estus since I have to dedicate all of them to more fp. I hate this spell and I return to my fist only playthrough now. Goodbye, Farron shart

          • Anonymous

            It appears the farron dart is superior to great farron dart. I tested the damage on Thralls in earthen peak at NG. The character was using Golden ritual spear +10 at 60 faith (220 spell buff) and wearing only Bellowing dragoncrest ring for spell damage increase. Farron dart dealt 70 damage while great version dealt 88. However Farron dart uses less FP and Stamina. Now the fp difference is not important but the stamina cost difference is. With 120 stamina my character was able to roll 7 times consecutively, was able to cast great farron dart 8 times and farron dart 9 times. In a situation where you are trying to catch someone with a bit of health but rolling around like there is no tomorrow, farron dart will be more efficient.

            • Anonymous

              This is literally the ultimate spell in the entire game. You can use every single magic with this and the Great version. I mean, you'll be an ultimate scrub, but who cares. Git gud.

              • Anonymous

                basically a magic throwing knife. more of a utility than a weapon, but handy for isolating enemies or finishing off enemies near death.

                • Anonymous

                  An amazibg spell that betrays one of its own purposes due to catalysts. It has an intelligence requirement of "8" and the catalyst with lowest intelligence requirement has a requirement of "10". Such amazing game design :D

                  • Anonymous

                    Can be used to psych out an opponent if done right, but not that useful. An actual throwing knife is way better damage wise and the speed isnt far behind. There are better spells for similar uses. This is just garbage.

                    • Anonymous

                      This is not a main fighting ability but i realised something, with a bit of dex and sage ring it is hyper fast so it can knock off estus chuggers quick but also is basically a magic throwing knife, allowing you to spam after fleeing opponents or that cheeky last hit.You could use it as well as a fake out, spam this and then mid cast change to a hard hitter, most are going to charge you or use up stamina dodging the wrong attack.

                      • Anonymous

                        So... this usefull for anything other than pulling and being annoying? Does it scale really well? Because it hits about as hard as a spitball.

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