Lifehunt Scythe is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast Miracles you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Lifehunt Scythe

Lifehunt Scythe
Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 20
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 22 Faith
Type Melee Attack



Miracle of Aldrich, Devourer of Gods.

Steals HP of foes using an illusory scythe.

Aldrich dreamt as he slowly devoured the God of the Darkmoon. In this dream, he perceived the form of a young, pale girl in hiding.


Acquired From




  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be CONSIDERABLY more powerful when cast with the Sunless Talisman or Caitha's Chime with high Intelligence and Faith.
  • When cast with any other talisman or chime on a character with high Faith and no Intelligence, it will deal only marginally less damage.
    • Tested on Firekeeper w/ Sunless Talisman +0 vs Filianore's Chime +1 (both spell buff 114 at 25 faith/10 int) - damage with Sunless was 300, damage with Filianore's was 198. The 30-50 damage increase assumption is a myth.
    • Caitha's Chime +5 vs Canvas Talisman +4 (both w/ spell buff 216 at 75 faith/16 int) - Caitha's Chime damage was 610, Canvas Talisman was 506. Hints towards a flat damage bonus per hit? Dark spells are still mysterious.
  • Approx 1.2 seconds to cast at max casting speed. The swing has short, yet wide range, and it can hit through walls.
  • (v. 1.13) Health recovered is now determined by spell buff. For example, Yorshka's Chime +10 with 60 faith will restore 215 health for each target hit.
  • This spell's FP cost is bugged; when cast from the left hand, it costs 25 FP. If your remaining FP is above 20 but less than 25, it will use all of your remaining FP. Strangely good under desperate circumstances.
  • Casting with the right hand or while two-handing correctly costs 20 FP.


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    • Anonymous

      24 Jun 2018 23:20  

      "In this dream, he perceived the form of a young, pale girl in hiding." Could this be referencing Priscilla? Or is it referencing Yorksha? If the former, is that to say she wasn't real or was she his next victim?

      • Anonymous

        09 May 2018 14:25  

        somebody really needs to delete that massive shitpost about only 30-50 damage. i'm pretty damn sure something like the big fucking soul dreg does a little bit more than just "30" extra damage with a specialized catalyst.

        • Anonymous

          10 Feb 2018 03:12  

          "The direction in which the scythe is swung depends if you are one handing or two handing [your] Talisman or Chime. One handing makes it go to the left, two handing makes it go to the right"
          This appears to be wrong. Right handing casts left to right, and left handing casts right to left. Two handing either hand casts left to right.
          "The FP cost in the menu is displayed as 20, but this is wrong. The actual cost is 25"
          This also seems wrong, all casting attempts I tried costed 20, regardless of hand or talisman I tried.

          • Anonymous

            14 Aug 2017 07:39  

            Upon further testing, the HP leech effect seems to directly relate to the Spell Buff on the casting tool.
            Tested with same stats I listed before: 99 Faith / 25 Int

            Sacred Chime of Filianore+5 SB 211
            HP Leeched: 186

            Sunlight Talisman+10, SB214
            HP Leeched: 189

            Caitha's Chime+5, SB 243
            HP Leeched: 197

            Canvas Talisman+10, SB 234
            HP Leeched: 206

            Cleric's Sacred Chime+10, SB 247
            HP Leeched: 217

            Saint's Tailsman+10, SB 258
            HP Leeched: 227

            Yorshka's Chime+10, SB 263
            HP Leeched: 232

            • Anonymous

              14 Aug 2017 07:11  

              With 99 Faith/25Int Morne's, Sun's Firstborn, Lloyd's Sword, Dark Clutch, Blindfold Mask and Caitha's Chime+5
              I was doing 1252 damage to the undead hollows outisde the shrine. Yorshka's+5: 1136.

              However, when using the Caitha's Chime, I get 197 HP per hit, but with Yorshka's I get 232 per hit.
              So it would seem that while Caitha's is the more damaging of the two, Yorshka's will net you more hp.

              All these numbers are on Caitha's +5 on hollows outside firelink
              99 Faith / 25 Int
              Spell Buff: 243

              Without any boosting equipment: 637
              Just Blindfold Mask: 701
              With just Lloyd's: 715
              just Morne's: 730
              Just Clutch ring: 733
              Lloyd's + Blindfold: 786
              just Sun's Firstborne: 791
              Morne's + Blindfold: 803
              Clutch + Blindfold: 807
              Morne's + Lloyds: 817
              Lloyds + Clutch: 822
              Morne's + Clutch: 840
              Sun's + Blindfold: 870
              Sun's + Lloyds: 883
              Morne's + Sun's: 900
              Sun's + Clutch: 911
              Morne's + Sun's + Blindfold: 986
              Morne's + Sun's + Lloyds: 997
              Morne's + Sun's + Dark Clutch: 1036
              Morne's + Sun's + Dark Clutch + Blindfold: 1135
              Morne's + Sun's + Dark Clutch + Blindfold + Lloyds: 1252

              • Anonymous

                14 Aug 2017 06:33  

                This needs to be edited. The direction of the scythe does not depend on if you are 1 or 2 handing your chime/talisman, but rather which hand you have it equipped in. In right hand it goes to the right, and vice versa.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Apr 2017 00:28  

                  Use sunless talisman's poise buff with this spell and u can get a good trade on all the running katana poke weebs

                  • 12 Apr 2017 20:18  

                    Updated page to reflect change found in patch 1.13. I included some numbers to serve as an example of the change. Yorshka's chime maxed out with 60 faith will steal 215 health from each opponent struck. Hitting four opponent with the chime causes this spell to have a heal to fp ratio of 34.4 h/FP, which means that Lifehunt Scythe can achieve the best healing ratio in the game under correct circumstances.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Apr 2017 18:29  

                      Patch 1.13: With 45int/45fth using Caitha's Chime +10, miracle rings, dark clutch ring, and blindfold mask, I can hit the jobbers outside firelink for 1187 damage and it heals 150 per target hit. That means every 4 targets hit is equivalent to one chug of +10 estus.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Apr 2017 19:50  

                        "Fixed a bug where the amount of healing received from the miracle “Lifehunt Scythe” would always be dependant on the Faith value of the weapon equipped in the right hand slot." Patch 1.13
                        This game continues to surprise me.

                        • 07 Apr 2017 03:16  

                          Great when combined with Evil Eye ring and other recovery miracles for a sustain build in PvE. Let's not only look at the spell by itself only but what else it can be combined with to bring out its full potential. Amazing spell when used just right!

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