Great Heavy Soul Arrow is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Great Heavy Soul Arrow

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 14
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 18 Intelligence
Type Ranged Attack



Sorcery which improves upon Heavy Soul Arrow. Fires a more powerful heavy soul arrow.

Sorceries are a logical discipline: their strength influenced by the caster's intelligence.


Acquired From




  • Great Heavy Soul Arrow inflicts (Spell Buff x 2.425) magic damage before resistances.
  • Its slow cast speed makes it best used for luring enemies in and killing foes before they can reach you.
  • This spell is an upgrade to Heavy Soul Arrow.
Affinity  ♦  Aural Decoy  ♦  Cast Light  ♦  Chameleon  ♦  Crystal Magic Weapon  ♦  Crystal Soul Spear  ♦  Dark Edge  ♦  Dark Orb  ♦  Deep Soul  ♦  Farron Dart  ♦  Farron Flashsword  ♦  Farron Hail  ♦  Frozen Weapon  ♦  Great Deep Soul  ♦  Great Farron Dart  ♦  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

      Why did they make this do almost the same damage as Soul Spear? Did they not test this? There's no point in using Soul Spear over this for the most part.

      • Anonymous

        Based on the numbers I've pulled up via soulsplanner, taking into account FP cost per cast, at 60 INT/30 ATT with the Court Sorcerer staff the Heavy Soul Arrow trumps Great Heavy Soul Arrow for damage efficiency, doing 10845 damage per FP bar compared to 9602.9 damage per FP bar from Great Heavy Soul Arrow. This is before defenses are taken into account however which may (though I doubt it) have an effect, but I have to call into question at this point the validity of Great Heavy Soul Arrow being the superior of the two based on the numbers I'm getting (FP total/Spell Cost/Spell "AR")

        • Anonymous

          Is this spell affected by all the possible magic damage buff item, such as the crown, rings and the scholar thing ? (gonna ask the same question about a few other spell if it has not already been asked)

          • Anonymous

            One of the most efficient damage spells in the game. Combine this with hidden body to pretty much do whatever you want.

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