Hidden Body is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Hidden Body

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 25
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 15 Intelligence
Type Turns body nearly invisible



Lost sorcery from Oolacile, land of ancient golden sorceries. Turns body nearly invisible.

Although perfect invisibility is unachievable due to the risk of dissipation, the caster need only stand still for a moment to blend in to environs with astounding camouflage.


Acquired From



  • Lasts 15 seconds. With Lingering Dragoncrest Ring, this goes up to 19.5 seconds.
  • Enemies can still detect your footsteps and will attack if you get too close to them.
  • Using Spook or Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring together with this spell will make you nearly undetectable to enemies.
  • This spell, Spook/Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and Aldrich's Sapphire work in tandem for easy mob-clearing. One just needs to Backstab with a weapon that has high AR/Critical and move to the next. Aldrich's Sapphire will keep your Focus refilled.
  • Using Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and Untrue White Ring together with this spell will allow you to disguise as a ghost.
  • Duration can also be increased with the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring (R+0 = 19,5 sec, R+1 = 20,25 sec, R+2 = 21 sec).
  • Ideal for blockade running, getting to bosses' rooms, etc. Also very helpful for sorcerers to get into the right casting position. Since your cover is not blown while range attacking most enemies, this spell is very useful for one-shotting enemies with ranged attacks (e.g. the Deacons in Irithyll).
  • This spell completly disables Homing Soulmass/Homing Crystal Soulmass and Affinity from launching to the caster, even if they lock on. This can be useful when dealing against players relying on these kind of spells, or NPCs such as Londor Pale Shade.


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    • Anonymous

      09 Jul 2021 23:24  

      does this work with obscuring ring? i definitely read somewhere that they cancel each other out or something but i really hope im wrong :(

      • Anonymous

        08 Jul 2021 04:53  

        "perfect invisibility is unachievable due to the risk of dissipation"
        Irithyllian Slaves:Am I a joke to you?

        • Anonymous

          31 Mar 2021 22:45  

          i love it when noob pve players use this and think theyre 100% invis to me
          i try to play along for a second just for fun

          • Anonymous

            28 Feb 2021 01:25  

            I like to use this spell in pvp.
            People have a hard time seeing what I'm doing (especially with a milkring)
            And its amazing with my dark Harold curved sword.

            • Anonymous

              18 Feb 2021 02:38  

              I keep this equipped just to mess with the wannabe sorcerers that only spam soul mass. Their immediate confusion is worth the spell slot

              • 07 Jan 2021 02:31  

                This is one of the four sacred PvE spells of Dark Souls 3. the others being Rapport, Pestilent Mercury, and Warmth.
                I call it "Game Journalist Mode", because even a game journalist can play DS3 with this build.
                Let me break it down for you in 5 simple steps.

                Step 1 - Acquire Chaos Dagger and Witchtree Branch.
                Step 2 - Acquire both the slumbering and lingering Dragoncrest rings, as well as the Hornet Ring and Aldrich's Sapphire.
                Step 3 - Acquire all of the previously mentioned spells, warmth is optional but it makes it so much better.
                Step 4 - Acquire Pyromancer's Parting Flame.
                Step 5 - Assuming you managed to get Warmth, set Ashen Estus to 14.

                You have now broken the game. For every Hidden Body you cast you only need to backstab two enemies in order to restore the FP cost because of Aldrich's Sapphire, and you'll never run out of healing either due to the stupidly low FP cost of Warmth. On top of this for every few enemies you kill you get a free refill on your normal estus, providing yet another source of healing. You can also make enemies fight eachother with Rapport without risk of friendly fire, because you're ****ing invisible. Pestilent Mist is for the enemies you can't take out easily with a single backstab, or for those immune to Rapport. Assuming you're not actually trash at the game you can also use it to kill Midir really fast.

                This is true easy mode once it's set up, with maximum room for error. You can clear entire areas without even needing to roll once. Bosses can't be brute forced with it, but all of the rest of the game can be.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Nov 2020 21:11  

                  If you used executioner's great sword with Aldrich's Sapphire, you'd get 21 FP/kill (whether you kill with the sword or no, it just needs to be equipped)
                  So that with a +4 simple weapon (or +1 if you're wearing slumbering dragon rest ring) means you could keep this up continuously with 1 backstap per cast.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jul 2020 18:17  

                    One reason why it's sometimes hard to find the host in anor londo, is because they use this spell with obscuring ring and slumbering ring to hide away from you.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 May 2020 19:28  

                      This spell is amazing as a blue/summon for chasing reds into pve. They freak out when they don't have mobs to guard them while they estus. Also makes solo play genuinely easy (at least against enemies you can backstab) probably the most versatile spell in the game.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Mar 2020 23:56  

                        Cool spell, very nice for PvE. I would like it even more if it prevented other players from using lock-on at you. Then to make it fair, it could probably disable your lock-on as well. And please just extend the length, damn it. Tears of Denial works forever, but this spell runs out instantly.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Feb 2020 02:07  

                          Do you know what's fun? Slapping on Hidden Body and Spook, then backstabbing someone by using an ultra greatsword. I've rarely dabbled in sorcery because the style just wasn't for me, but I do regret not giving the stealth spells a fair shake until finally playing the Ringed City DLC. It opens up a brand new play style, and completely different way of interacting with the world. Hidden Body doesn't last long, but it does its job. You might as well try this out if your INT is at least 15.

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Jan 2020 16:10  

                            I use it in an SL50 fast-rolling build, together with sage's big hat, scholar's robe, untrue dark ring, and hidden weapon. All this together covers your body and makes it blend into the background, making you very hard to read. The short duration is a problem, but you can find opportunities to pop it, like when they're buffing or chugging.

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Sep 2019 19:47  

                              Duration is waaaaay too short. It should last at least six times as long as it does with the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Jun 2019 22:50  

                                This spell is underrated for pvp. Combine it with Carthus Milk Ring for 100% invisible rolls. Having your opponent not clearly see what you're doing is pretty valuable. Especially if you're using something easy to parry, like spears, have a bow or whip, or are going to throw out a parry.

                                • Anonymous

                                  02 Dec 2018 16:23  

                                  Noticed that whenever use Hidden Body together with Hornet Ring, Aldrich Sapphire, Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring, Lingering Dragoncrest Ring and my weight ratio was at or over 70%, enemies in PvE could detect where I am.

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