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

Farron Flashsword

Spell Type


Focus Cost 4
Slots UsedSlots Used
Requirements 23 Intellligence



Alteration of Soul Greatsword developed by sorcerers of the Undead Legion of Farron.

The Legion has a tendency to emphasize speed over power, and this practical alteration of an existing sorcery is no exception."

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  • Farron Flashsword inflicts (Spell Buff * 1.035) magic damage before resistances.
  • Cast speed is similar to the attack speed of a Dagger's light attack. 
    • Interrupts enemies with each hit.
    • Does not guarantee a 2-hit combo.
    • Can be cast multiple times, like Farron Dart.
    • Can be used after dodging or while running for different attacks.
    • Has the range of an Ultra Greatsword.
    • Can be parried if the catalyst is caught.
  • A longer catalyst results in a considerable upgrade to the distance covered.
  • The Preacher's Right Arm presents a good synergy with it's  Feasting Branch weapon skill.
  • The Immolation Tinder can deal fire damage with this spell. Details unknown.
  • There's an odd glitch that causes this sorcery to do 1-8 damage. However, this is a rare occurrence.
    • However, it could be explained that the damage comes from the player hitting the opponent with the staff and not the sword.


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    • Anonymous

      10 Apr 2019 08:53  

      "Has the range of an ultra greatsword" which ultra greatsword? And with which staff? Could this page have anything resembling editing or is this website run by some dude named Jerry who uses videos recorded by his buddy's iphone as a reference?

      • Anonymous

        30 Mar 2019 13:18  

        >There's an odd glitch that causes this sorcery to do 1-8 damage. However, this is a rare occurrence. It's not rare and it's not an odd glitch. Happens every time you hit an enemy with the shaft of the catalyst without touching them with the flashsword blade. Won't happen if you use a crystal chime.

        • 16 Feb 2019 07:25  

          INT BUILDS REJOICE! THE MAGIC EQUIVALENT OF R1 SPAMS HAS ARRIVED! Be prepared to get ganked in a corner by 3 people using this with izalith staffs with 99 INT

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2018 04:47  

            Anyone notice how if you use this to hit a shield it doesn't cause you to stagger as much as with a normal one-handed weapon? I'm not seeing anyone else noticing this, so I'm starting to think my tests are deceiving me.

            • Anonymous

              07 May 2017 09:36  

              can you make the farron flashsword even faster with the sage's ring? and boost its damage with the another ring? i forgot what it was called

              • Anonymous

                22 Mar 2017 17:24  

                The spell can't be parried. The catalyst you use can be. So, say, if you use crystal chime which is very small almost no one can parry it.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Feb 2017 18:42  

                  waaaaay better than I expected. does low-ish damage, but uses a negligable amount of fp. by using this, you are allowing your catalyst to become a fast off-hand weapon, great in combination with heavier weapons. However, I wouldn't reccomend this if your normal weapon is already faster than the flashsword

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Feb 2017 00:55  

                    Damn, I killed Orbeck before I got this. I gave his ashes to Yuria, who then I killed, days later. The Shrine Handmaid now sells Orbeck's sorceries, but no Farron Flashsword..

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Nov 2016 16:14  

                      This spell is so useful on the Heysel Pick as it effectively chains from the normal attack of the weapon. Only thing is it does slightly less damage than two normal attacks, but it comes out fast and unexpectedly, and can be used to catch people rolling.

                      • Anonymous

                        Bad with Cleric's Candlestick21 Sep 2016 20:05  

                        This is really bad in conjunction with the Cleric's Candlestick. On my dedicated sorcerer build (low str and dex, high int), farron flashsword does less damage than my R1 attacks (at a +5 upgrade level) and doesn't seem to gain any noticeable extra range.I mean I guess the point of the spell is to give you a means of straight sword-like R1 attacks on your caster, but it's still funny to be spending resources casting the spell when I could just R1 with my sword-catalyst for better damage.

                        • Anonymous

                          Very low damage but good range18 Jul 2016 17:01  

                          Works good alongside my dark fist, until i get immolation timber and moonlight greatsword.It has a great fp coat, good range with sweeping, but bad everything else, dont expect this to be your main killer

                          • Anonymous

                            It can't be parried01 Jun 2016 17:51  

                            the CATALYST can be parried but the spell itself cannot unless the target is using spell parry shieldsuse crystal chime for best results (the opponent has to hug you in order to parry the chime)

                            • Anonymous

                              Spell Combos18 May 2016 16:56  

                              If you are in the middle of firing soul darts and immediately switch to this spell the windup on the first swing is considerably faster, could be useful as a bait to lure unsuspecting enemies to a flashsword combo as they are getting closer to you.The same principle also works vice-versa, so you can continue pressuring them with darts as they roll away after getting comboed.

                              • Anonymous

                                Somewhat wrong18 May 2016 14:55  

                                "A longer catalysts results in a longer reach, the sword doesn't get any bigger but it starts higher up the staff. [This is actually fairly important for PVP capabilities, as this spell can have nearly the range of the Soul Greatsword spell with the right catalyst, but with a much faster attack rate at a fraction of the cost.]"You'd think this is how it works, and it should've been that way, but no. It has a cap on it's reach it seems. After testing it with various catalysts (excluding the ones obtained from covenants and the bell ringers in archdragon peak) They all had the same reach, the Sage's Crystal Staff looks like it has a longer reach. Hard to test with no test subjects who can stand still. As for the reach it should've had: The Immolation Tinder is one of the longest if not the longest catalyst to cast sorceries with, but if you use a Farron Flashsword, you'll be severly disappointed. The sword is barely visible except for it's surrounding glow, the weapon/catalyst itself has a longer reach than the tip of the spell.

                                • Anonymous

                                  ?08 May 2016 13:07  

                                  first hit is slower than a R2 poke from a greatsword, with probably less range. looks more flashy& far off than flash&farron -_-but i can't get rid of it...

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