Great Soul Dregs is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Great Soul Dregs

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 40 Intelligence
Type Ranged Attack



A sorcery that fires great dark soul dregs that have stewed for ages, far within the deep.

This sorcery is the highest form of Deep Soul

Some of the murkmen who rise from the depths are possessed by soul dregs, which have a grave likeness to the human form


Acquired From

  • Found in: The Dreg Heap Area in The Ringed City DLC. After you see the first Cursed Angel, proceed forward through the arched doorway ahead. Looking towards the 2 knights at the end of the room, take the arched doorway to the right. Turn right and head up to the back of the area and through another arched doorway. Proceed up the stairs and into through the doorway into a dead end room. Attack the wall on the left to reveal an illusionary wall. Proceed up the stairs until you come to the final room. The sorcery (Great Soul Dregs) is at the back of the room next to the Murkman Sorcerer: Video Example




  • Deals (spell buff x 2.55) damage.
  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be slightly more powerful when cast with a dark-friendly catalyst with high Intelligence and Faith.
  • The homing and flight speed are extremely similar to Great Deep Soul, if not identical.
  • Has a slightly longer range than the Great Deep Soul, making it ideal for sniping enemies.
  • The projectile size is enormous, and its sheer size can make it difficult to roll through.
  • Damage output is roughly 20% higher than Affinity, and can hit 1,000 damage per cast without much effort. 
  • However, with some effort that spell is devastating against most enemies, especially those weak to Dark damage, as it will deal nearly 2,000 damage per shot.
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    • Anonymous

      04 Jun 2021 18:00  

      Unless you play on low NGs, else this spell isn't that powerful as it claims here. Meaning at least 2-3 or more shots to kill neutral enemies in high NGs

      • Anonymous

        22 Jul 2020 13:03  

        Tested 3 staffs: on Lothric Knight, 60 INT, 20 FTH, Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Dark Clutch Ring, Blindfold Mask, Sage's Crystal Staff offhand buff. _____ Court Sorcerer's Staff +10 deals 1225 damage, Izalith Staff +5 deals 1226 damage, Murky Longstaff +10 deals 1206 damage. _____ Verdict: if you are a pure Sorcerer and don't up your FTH more than 20, there is no point to spend resources onto upgrading other staffs use your main Court Sorcerer's Staff +10.

        • 04 Jul 2020 11:19  

          I summoned someone for dancer who had this spell and they did over 5k damage to her. Is dancer the only one with negative dark absorption? Is investing in this spell worth 40 int?

          • Anonymous

            23 May 2020 05:21  

            Also works well against Sister Friede phase 1and 3. Yes, she has "bLackflame" in her name in phase 3 and uses dark attacks...but is still weak to dark herself.

            • Anonymous

              13 May 2020 15:12  

              Vordt of the Boreal Valley has left the chat Old Demon King has left the chat Dancer of the Boreal Valley has left the chat Nameless King has left the chat Soul of Cinder has left the chat

              • Anonymous

                02 May 2020 05:14  

                A guy just helped me with nameless king and he killed the boss in under 30 seconds using this spell. Hella strong

                • Anonymous

                  20 Mar 2020 07:33  

                  Maybe Aldrich got his done and started The Age of The Great Sea. Everything is collapsing to a one place, until there will be nothing left except one homogenous heap, like water in the sea. That's why there is so much Deep Sorcery in the Dreg Heap.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Dec 2019 10:56  

                    On steam a character named Liara uses this spell. She killed 2 invaders before me. Those loyal to Rosaria, hunt her down! :p

                    • Anonymous

                      01 May 2019 13:57  

                      Izalith 's staff + offhand crystal sage 's staff + dark clutch ring + lloyd 's sword ring + bellowing dragoncrest ring + blindfold mask + great soul dreg = revenge death ball

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Feb 2019 21:37  

                        The Soul Dreg Spells are very good against A.I. Humans or Invaders, they are programmed to dodge immediately once you cast something. Since Deep Soul, Great Deep Soul, and Great Soul Dregs all have slow acceleration at the beginning of their cast and they have good tracking the A.I. will more often then not dodge into it or dodge left or right too early and get caught.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Nov 2018 10:26  

                          Great Soul Dregs, 40 - 60 Intelligence, Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragon Ring, Dark Clutch Ring, +10 Murky Longstaff, Blindfold Mask... That's what we call a *****ing cannon, ladies and gentlemen

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jul 2018 03:54  

                            I have a +9 murky longstaff, bellowing ring, 50 int, and this thing only does like 600 damage and like 250 damage to bosses. What am I doing wrong?

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