Izalith Staff

120 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
100 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
12 0 14 10
weapon_type-icon.jpg Staves damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Steady Chant icon_fp_cost.png 7 (-/-)

The Izalith Staff is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Ancient catalyst of the Witch of Izalith and her daughters, used long before the dawn of chaos and of pyromancy.

With the birth of the Chaos Flame, the flame witches were at once both sorcerers and shamans. Faith adjusts the power of sorceries cast using this catalyst, and the staff also seems to boost the power of dark sorceries.

Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite
  • Dark sorceries cast with this staff will scale with both Intelligence and Faith. Dark sorceries cast with any other staff will scale only with Intelligence up to 60, and will only deal marginally less damage.
  • Contrary to this staff's description, its Faith scaling only applies to dark sorceries and will have no effect on sorceries that deal magic damage.
  • With both Intelligence and Faith investment, this staff is the most powerful for sorceries that deal dark damage.
  • When casting dark sorceries with this staff, the softcap is 45 Intelligence and 45 Faith with a spell buff of 222. Anything past that gives minimal damage returns.
  • When casting normal sorceries with this staff, only the Intelligence scaling is considered and its softcap is at the standard 60 Intelligence.
  • As a matter of fact, this staff can be used as a decent weapon to get rid of weak enemies, due to high base physical damage (for a staff) and the very low stamina consumption for each strike, in spite of the lack of any combo. This is essentially meant to avoid wasting precious FP and Ashen Estus Flasks on weaker enemies.
  • This staff grants a higher range to Farron Flashsword than any other sorcery catalyst.
  • At 60 INT and 60 FTH it has a spellbuff of 270.




  • Curiously enough, there are no fire spells to be used with this staff, not even the firestorm pyromancies. According to Dark Souls I, the Witch of Izalith and her daughters, armed with these staves, used fire sorceries against the Everlasting Dragons - probably firestorms, judging by the cinematic intro. It was way before the birth of the pyromancy as we know it. Also there is no mention of any dark sorcery amongst the sorcerers of Izalith, in spite of the dark magic bonus granted by this item.



Location/Where to Find

  • Looted from a corpse that is found behind 2 illusory walls at Smouldering Lake in the tunnel with the large rat. It is on the far side of the wall just before where the large rat is standing. The first wall has a chest and the staff is located is on the ledge you jump down to after hitting the second wall directly behind the chest.
  • Video of location.

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Izalith Staff Upgrade Table

Requires 2964 souls and 15x Twinkling Titanite to +4, 1380 Souls and 1x Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 120 - - - - D D B C - - - 30 25 20 20 20
Regular +1 134 - - - - D D B C - - - 30 25 20 20 20
Regular +2 143 - - - - D D B C - - - 30 25 20 20 20
Regular +3 168 - - - - D D A C - - - 30 25 20 20 20
Regular +4 189 - - - - D D A C - - - 30 25 20 20 20
Regular +5 210 - - - - D D A C - - - 30 25 20 20 20


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



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    • Anonymous

      15 Sep 2021 18:22  

      Hmm... Isn't the Profaned Flame entirely dependent upon intelligence? And Andre also remarks that it carries signs of the Abyss... I know Profaned Flame is a pyromancy itself, but what if it was the remnant of the lost fire sorcery from before the Chaos Flame went out of control, and Sulyvahn merely rediscovered it?

      The Profaned Flame was said to be born from the sky, as well, and the intro to DS1 seems to show the Witch of Izalith and her daughters summoning fire from the sky with their staves...

      • 10 Jul 2021 01:54  

        The reason this isn't a dual Pyromancy/Sorcery catalyst is because it'd be absurdly powerful. Imagine whipping a Vestiges off 270 spellbuff compared to basic pyromancy flame's 221 at 60/60. Better yet, a Black Fire Orb or Black Flame with the additional Dark spell scaling (assuming they'd fix the Combustion type spells to not be at the end of the staff for broken range, likely with a unique animation).

        If it were a dual-casting catalyst, you could use Power Within and Magic Weapon buff your weapon with the same catalyst, while also being able to pop out fireball-type pyromancies on coked up spellbuff, AND use Affinity/HSM for more zoning and roll pressure, without needing to swap between casting tools.

        Realistically speaking, however, the spellbuff would be dented to hell if they did make this a dual caster tool. It'd be in the same boat as the White Hair Talisman or the Crystal Chime; able to do both, but not nearly the best for either. I'm just glad we don't live in that timeline lol

        • Anonymous

          19 Jun 2021 00:06  

          I know I'm a bit late, but fire sorceries and pyromancy are two different things. That is why the staff cant cast pyromancies.

          • Anonymous

            11 Mar 2021 10:12  

            I messed around with pyromancies in this staff via bow glitch for some time. Way stronger than pyro flame imo. Gcfo with izalith staff outdamages cbv with pyro flame, not taking lava pool into account here.

            • Anonymous

              13 Sep 2020 23:44  

              it says the softcap is 45 for both faith and int but int has C scailing. does that just mean int contributes more damage untill it softcaps, in which case faith contributes more or are the scalings not working right?

              • Anonymous

                12 Jul 2020 16:53  

                wish this was a dual pyro/sorc catalyst. The faith scaling is quite nice for a pyro who wants to dabble in sorcery tho.

                • Anonymous

                  01 May 2020 22:52  

                  That it buffs dark sorceries isn't too unusual. Quelana gifted the use of fire to humanity and taught the very first pyromancers, who then took pyromancy off into their own unique direction. A resonance between an artifact of Izalith and the Dark Soul makes sense in that context.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Jan 2020 21:03  

                    I think it would have been cool if the weapon art gave you a stance where you could choose to send out a bolt of fire that acts like a soul arrow with R1, or could weave a small firestorm with R2. The reason could be that you are channeling a small amount of the will of it's previous owner, to a less grand affect. Odd idea, but I think it would allow for a more traditional type of mage, without need to equip pyromancy flames/spells/rings that clog up your other personal affects you would clearly use more often... and feel lore friendly. (just my opinion)

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Sep 2019 08:57  

                      I have a feeling they didn't make the a pyro casting catalyst because what would they animation's look like. I mean you have this staff in your hand then throw a ball of fire from your palm like a baseball while holding this thing? It would look wonky as hell plus we already have the pyromancy flame itself.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Jul 2019 19:13  

                        This is not a catalist , this is a stick used to make people***** themselves when you wack thier @$$ with 300 damage on melee

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Jul 2019 16:31  

                          It would really be awesome if this weapon could cast Sorceries AND Pyromancies. It would make sense, according to the lore.

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