Lifehunt Scythe is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast Miracles you must use a Chime, Talisman, 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




  • Deals (spell buff x 2) damage.
  • This spell deals dark damage, and as such will be more powerful when cast with a dark catalyst such as 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 less damage.
  • 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. Catalysts which scale with both Faith and Intelligence, such as Caitha's Chime, only take into account the faith scaling when determining the healing aspect of this miracle.
  • 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.
  • The weapon is best used against crowds to maximize health gained.Due to its slow cast, however, it's not much good in PvP.





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    • 05 Jul 2021 01:37  

      This miracle soft cap at maximum damage is @45/45 INT/FAI. For some weird reason you will get a big bonus in damage when your faith reaches 61 .. To make more simple, @45/45 the damage is 700, @45/60 the damage is 708, @45/61 the damage is 733, @45/99 the damage is 753. So the real hard soft cap is @45/61.

      • Anonymous

        14 Jun 2021 05:54  

        We all would like to wield it like with farron flashsword, spamming the button until fp runs out.

        But then i realise how broken it would be. Superb dark damage + lifesteal + perseverance from talismans. You would always win trades with continuous hp regen per hit, the other enemies or players wouldn't ever win a trade, even if they had perseverance.

        • Anonymous

          29 May 2021 00:24  

          My take is that the pale "girl in hiding" isn't actually Priscilla or Yorshka but the Painter Girl and that she's a descendant of Priscilla's lineage. I also believe the half-dragon lineage has now been sort of recognised as Gods (if we assume that's the other half) with the Church of Yorshka and a church dedicated to Gwyndolin (Pontiff's Boss Room) being idols of worship or royalty for Irithyll pre-Sullyvahn takeover. Might also explain the whole "Brother Gwyndolin, Father Gwyn" thing from Yorshka if they're branches of the royal/divine family despite clearly not being spawned from Gwyn's Sunlight Love Spear.

          • Anonymous

            08 May 2021 11:28  

            Gwyndolin whose lower half is made of serpents, which are imperfect dragons, and is related to the Moon, heavily related to Seth (remember what we get from his tail) who is Priscilla's father, dreams about a "pale girl in hiding" and we know this from a miracle called "lifehunt scythe", both elements proper of Priscilla. Do 2+2, the girl is her and not just that, she is his mother

            • Anonymous

              06 May 2021 02:39  

              i over leveled at 150, but at that level you can stack FTH and INT to level
              50 with a sunless talis +5 and hit 900's on people. You get 267 spell power just for having it boosted that high. I was just doing it 5 minutes ago.

              • Anonymous

                30 Apr 2021 22:39  

                Miracle for 5000 souls? No thanks but i would gladly pay 50000 souls just for lifehunt scythe from ds1 im sure you guys miss it too

                • Anonymous

                  09 Feb 2021 09:22  

                  Really wish this did the 360 spin that Aldrich does. It would be incredibly good when poise-casted in ganks.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Aug 2020 12:55  

                    This is a really effective tool on a surprise Unfaltering Prayer cast. Damage is really solid at 40 FTH/30 INT (~600), I use it on my CMK/Sunless Talisman dueling build and a lot of people either panic roll into it or get in range for an R1 followup to keep pressure on them

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Jul 2020 20:03  

                      Any one help with the build for this spell and corvian scythe. I try something universal for PvP and pve. Unfortunately level to high to 140. No need to put many point in vitality since I'm using only light clothes. Struggle little bit with ringed knights , specially in group. Love the scythe and want to mix with the spell but damage output very low. Thanks

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Jul 2020 11:29  

                        Anyone who says the damage is bad isn't using the spell right. If you hit the softcaps for dark miracle damage (45 Intelligence and Faith) and use the dark miracle specific catalysts the damage it deals is about on par with Lightning Stake, discounting absorption. And you get healed. And it costs only 20/25 FP. And it casts slightly faster than lightning stake (1.2 vs. 1.3 seconds). This might actually be one of the most FP efficient offensive miracles in the game.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Nov 2019 21:11  

                          yo they should make it swing like a normal scythe when used like how flash sword is like a straight sword. it would make it more usable

                          • 17 Jun 2019 09:19  

                            Added a little tidbit of info. Catalysts which scale with faith and intelligence only consider your faith level when healing with this spell. So for example, if you're using Caitha's Chime +5 with 45 faith and 45 intelligence, the damage of Lifehunt Scythe obviously scales with both faith and intelligence, but the healing you get from it will be treated as if you had 45 faith and 0 intelligence. Another note for PvP users, Lifehunt Scythe has the same cast time as Sunlight Spear, therefore making it a spell capable of trading hits in any instance where Sunlight Spear can. However, we know that Lifehunt Scythe does not have damage on par with Sunlight Spear, and for good reason too because it is not intended to be as powerful a spell. Yet, if you build your character appropriately for utilizing dark spells, you can deal damage on par with Lightning Stake WHILE healing your character for a little over 100 hp, which in turn makes your damage taken to damage received ratio when trading hits equal to that of Sunlight Spear. Don't believe me? Here's what you need to do. Level your faith and intelligence to 45 (because that is the softcap for dark spells), upgrade the Sunless Talisman to +5 (offers poise equal to the Canvas and regular Talismans), Morne's Ring, Ring of the Sun's Firstborn and equip the Blindfold Mask. I have done this, tested it in PvP, and Lifehunt Scythe deals an average of 600-700 damage against players, while giving you a heal of around 125. The conclusion to be reached is that Lifehunt Scythe, when built appropriately, is a miracle that can trade hits against any Ultra weapon in the game, giving you an extra tool to use as a wielder of dark spells. Now if only hybrids utilizing spells from different schools of magic were easier to use in this game...

                            • Anonymous

                              11 May 2019 00:54  

                              How has From allowed the FP cost to stay bugged this long? We've known about it for almost a year, if not longer.

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Mar 2019 09:58  

                                At the anon below: Dark miracles CAN scale with int as well as faith, but only if the catalyst allows dual scaling. For miracles these catalysts are Caitha's Chime and the Sunless Talisman. Int scaling is negligible though, it doesn't really matter. Use whatever catalyst has the highest spellbuff. At 45 fth it should be Canvas Talisman or the Talisman for poise casts, i believe Yorshka's chime for ranged.

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 Mar 2019 05:57  

                                  Sorry I'm a bit confused about the numbers here. What if I have 45 faith and 10 intelligence, what would be the best talisman/chime for this miracle? Does make a huge difference for this miracle?

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