Frozen Weapon is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Frozen Weapon

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 15 Intelligence
Type Weapon Buff



One of the spells left behind by the young sorcerer Sulyvahn before leaving the Painted World. Imbues right-hand weapon with frost.

Sulyvahn was born and raised inside the painting yet had little use for his frigid homeland, since he had not yet experienced loss.


Acquired From




  • Deals 48 Frost Buildup with every hit. The buildup does not scale with Intelligence and does not add any extra AR.
  • Useful as a support spell for characters with a low Intelligence investment.


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    • Anonymous

      07 May 2019 04:50  

      Ok, so I know that opponent will be more susceptible to all forms of damage. Does that include bleed as well, or does it not include other status effects like poison and such?

      • Anonymous

        04 Feb 2019 13:42  

        I was hesitant at first in using this spell buff but I was very surprised at the end results. I tried it out in comparison with other weapon buffs and I was able take down enemies faster with this spell then any other. Even bleed didn’t stand a chance and I was shocked at that. Anyway, in my experience this spell works best with fast strike weapons then slow. I’ve been playing around with the Harp and wow, it really did a quick number on enemies not immune to freeze.

        • Anonymous

          11 Sep 2018 11:49  

          This spell is good for when you can't be bothered to get any of the weapons that already apply frostbite. No seriously, if you already have a good dmaaning weapon, then this isn't even worth applying. Just slap on a resin. Nine times out of ten, an enemy that is vulnerable to frostbite has another weakness you can readily exploit more effectively. And in the case of Dragonslayer Armour, the point you put into INT for this spell can just be redirected into the STR and DEX for the Irithyll Straight Sword that has MORE build up potential anyway.

          • Anonymous

            24 May 2018 10:29  

            Watch moose torrent on YouTube, he tests this spell with a whip, and shows it's very effective with any weapon that can get multiple hits quickly, like the whip's WA. I could see this working pretty well with paired weapons too.

            • Anonymous

              22 Feb 2018 10:09  

              Someone really screwed the pooch with this spell. Utterly useless and really has not worthwhile effect. A far better spell is snap freeze.

              I think a better idea for this spell would be to apply the spell sword but grant it freezing and a larger damage output.

              • Anonymous

                23 Jan 2018 16:15  

                I haven’t personally tested this spell out too much, but I would assume it isn’t meant to be on high damage weapons. I would think you would want to slap this on something like a dagger or hell even a parrying dagger just so that you can inflict frost without killing them before it procs. Though it would be interesting to see something like Grave Wardens or even a bandits dagger with frost on it. My opinion, use snap freeze and then this on a quick weapon to inflict frost fast!

                • 23 Jan 2018 01:59  

                  While this spell adds no extra AR, frost is very valuable, and many enemies are weak against it. You dont really need to build your stats for it which is nice, and this allows frost to be added to daggers, spears, curved swords, etc. Its main problem is that most people perfer snap freeze because it has more range and is spammable. It is worth mentioning that with the untrue dark ring, this weapon buff can be hard to spot by opponents, especially on smaller weapons...may be useful for invasions or something.

                  • 19 Nov 2016 19:24  

                    So, I went directly behind the tree lady and just picked this spell up, and I don't know if it was a scripted thing, an attack they have, but she just went BERSERK, swinging multiple times and crawling around on the ground rather than looking like a tree.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Nov 2016 02:47  

                      So I went ahead and answered my own question from below whether or not a stave's spell buff will effect, anything, about this spell annnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddd....

                      It does nothing... The spell buff DOESN'T effect the spell's performance at all.

                      Basically there is nothing that can improve this spell's damage or frost build-up.

                      The only thing i really learned is that, like bleed, after you've frozen an enemy it immediately takes a chunk of there health and, so long as the enemy is frozen, they will take slightly more damage.

                      If you have any questions about the tests I'll try and answer the best I can.

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