Scholar's Candlestick

63 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15.0
115 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 1.5
Requirements & Bonus
E C - -
7 0 0 16
weapon_type-icon.jpg Dagger damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Guiding Light icon_fp_cost.png 5

Scholar's Candlestick is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A candlestick covered in ivory scales once used by the Scholars of the Great Archives.

This served as their guiding light, as well as a tool of self-restraint. Even today, wielders of this weapon benefit from the resulting sorcery-strengthening properties.

Skill: Guiding Light
A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance. 


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Scholar's Candlestick Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 63 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20  15
+1 69 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
+2 75 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
+3 81 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
+4 88 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
+5 94 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
+6  100 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
+7 107 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
+8 113 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
+9 119 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
+10 126 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 18


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

      10 Mar 2018 06:01  

      My Greirat accidentally died when I went into Profaned Capital before defeating Sulyvahn. So if you want those splintering bolts, then you better follow the storyline and don't kill a boss when sending him to Irithyll, I defeated Greatwood in Undead Settlement while Greirat was in Irithyll, so it seems that even though Siegward was sitting at the kitchen , something I did must of triggered his death questline fail... Sheesh, it's sucks having to go pick up his ashes in the sewers :,(

      • 11 Oct 2017 16:12  

        Hi all,

        I think there is a mistake in the wiki. In my playthrough, Greirat did not survive the Irythill loot run (because I rushed to the catacombs by ignorance), but after killing Sylvaneth and giving his ashes to handmaiden I was able to buy Candlestick. Maybe, it was changed with a patch?

        • Anonymous

          14 Aug 2017 17:40  

          This thing would be wicked for sorceries on a pure spell build. Crystal chime on offhand, this knife on main, the right rings and <30% equip load, boom, you're now the mage assassin Orbeck could have been, with miracles to boot. No need for quickstep, so long as you're smart about rolling. No need for estus either, ashen estus all the way.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jun 2017 21:29  

            Does the buff also boost the damage of sorcery buffs like magic weapon and dark blade? Or is it only applied to offensive sorceries

            • Anonymous

              01 Jun 2017 09:45  

              Apparently lighting the candle via its weapon art also gives you an effect similar to the Seek Guidance Miracle.

              • Anonymous

                21 May 2017 04:47  

                The description above implies this works like the Morion Blade, multiplying damage after the hit to the tune of 12.5%.

                It does not, it directly affects spellbuff. So you can't cast while it isn't out and swap to it to gain the bonus. So much for a crystal sage staff buffed Affinity into Great Soul Dregs multiplied by double candlesticks. Sadness . . .

                • Anonymous

                  03 May 2017 04:34  

                  Would have been nice if this weapon also boosted all types of magic, especially the ones that it has the requirement for... you know... FAITH. And I hate that stupid weapon skill, its just a joke of an ability that isn't funny even for Miyazaki's standard given that its ones a mage-centered weapon.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 May 2017 02:57  

                    If I hold this and wear the crown of dusk at the same time, they cancel eachother out. Does anyone else have this problem?

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Apr 2017 18:46  

                      faith requirement seems dumb is it from archdeacon mc donnell? it seem like it would be better if this thing allowed you to scale faith with sorrcery so you can extend past INT stat scaling

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Dec 2016 20:05  

                        I just discovered that the buff only applies if the scholar's candlestick is equipped to the right hand. Either that or my game doesnt want to cooperate. Why doesnt it work on both hands? Lame!

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Nov 2016 02:50  

                          Uhh... doesn't the Faith requirement seem a bit... high? Especially given that the requirement for the Scholar's Candlestick: which is both this-but-bigger-and-better and a boss weapon: requires only 12 Faith? I mean, if the one advantage this has over said candlestick: the Sorcery buff: was what the Fatih requirement was for, I'd understand, but... it's not.

                          FromSoft, please hire some people in your actual community, and let them help balance your game. Plz?

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Nov 2016 06:01  

                            Can someone explain why the main effect of the item is in the weird description of it same with crown of dusk it seems like there should be some numbers or stats of some kind

                            • Anonymous

                              More evidence31 Aug 2016 10:22  

                              The fact that you can buy this from Greirat after his rummaging in the Boreal Valley could be yet another implication that Pontiff Sulyvahn IS the First Scholar of the Grand Archives. Why else would it become available after Greirat's visit to Irithyll?

                              • Anonymous

                                Lol13 Jul 2016 11:58  

                                They're nerfing magic when there's still some many broken things In The game ,sighs, hopefully this will a be fixed when the doc comes out

                                • Anonymous

                                  neff.10 Jul 2016 04:45  

                                  whats with the Nerf. magic users were always at an disadvantage. this is just a kick in the a$s for those that use magic, farrron flash sword RIP among all other spells.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    im on my 3rd play though and just came across this dagger that boost magic SMH!!! Stupid company lol.06 Jul 2016 03:25  

                                    Had no idea there. was another magic boost item. The deescription doesn't even really tell you this smh. While holding this while casting with a staff it gives magic spells 89 more attack damage. Just tested it.I heard the boost has been nurfed. Wonder how much boost it gave before they patched it? Could have used it. against those dang strength build hornet ring great sword users lol.

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