Seek Guidance is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle, you must use a Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Seek Guidance

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 15
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 12 Faith
Type Support



Miracle of stray souls. Displays more help from other worlds and reveals summon signs without using an ember.

Faith serves as a guide for clerics, meaning they should have no need for secondhand wisdom.

Be that as it may, this miracle has been passed down from soul to soul, providing a tiny ray of hope for the lost.

Acquired From




  • Allows you to see summoning signs, but you cannot summon White Soapstone phantoms unless you are in Ember Form.
  • You can see more summoning signs and messages with this active.
  • Even when playing in Offline mode reveals several messages left by the developers that are hidden until it's used.
  • This spell has the same effect as the Guiding Light Weapon Art.
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    • Anonymous

      22 Aug 2021 07:23  

      Allowing you to SEE summon signs but not allowing you to summon?

      That's like making multiplayer areas for DLCs so that people who don't have it can play it... and making said area the worst in the souls-like genre

      • Anonymous

        24 Jul 2021 12:06  

        Good for checking if there’s any summons near the bonfire when you aren’t embered. Especially for covenant invasion areas or pvp hotspots, where I CAN’T BE NOT INVADED FOR 5 SECONDS.

        • Anonymous

          16 Jul 2021 22:44  

          immagine someone who cares would work as a developer for the company and made the spell ability to see NPC phantom for some boss fights or areas.
          If it shows MORE summon sings, it would only make sense give provide some NPC summons as well. and it woulnd be a big deal either.
          Just huh, you want more help ? ok here's an npc.

          no no no it has to provide developers messages.

          i havent read any that is summoned by the spell but i can already immagine...

          "Good job!"
          "Leg ahead, and then, leg!"
          "Woman required ahead!"
          "Try finger, but hole!"
          "hurrah for message!"

          no thanks. ill do better alone, in the dark.

          • Anonymous

            11 Jul 2021 20:03  

            This is basically for when a game first comes out and we don’t have an abundance of internet help. When Elden Ring comes out I’m hoping there will be an equivalent of this spell for when I inevitably get lost/confused on what to do next.

            • Anonymous

              16 Jun 2021 02:24  

              CONGRATULATIONS!! You’ve found what is probably the most pointless spell in the game! If you want to use it just equip the cleric’s or scholar’s candle stick instead of wasting a spell slot.

              • Anonymous

                23 Apr 2021 06:19  

                I actually got something that may be interesting. I was trying to figure out a puzzle near the Ringed City streets bonfire, there's that wall that says "show your humanity." I was unembered and the nearby messages just said something about dark/ghost. So I pulled out the scholar's candlestick and used its buff and I noticed the chair on the far side of the room had a dev message in front of it that I couldn't see without the buff. "If only I had a mimicry..."

                • Anonymous

                  13 Mar 2021 14:32  

                  Don’t know what the hate for this spell is for. This spell is a must have for anyone that wants to summon without running the risk of using an ember only to get no summons. Only a limited amount of embers and you’re in a known pvp area use this and see for yourself if using an ember is anyworth it

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Feb 2021 10:25  

                    Most of the important developer messages appear automatically like the one instructing you what to do to trigger the Dancer boss fight. Unless I'm missing something, such as messages from developers telling you where an illusory wall is or something more cryptic, this spell is just garbage. Even for what little remains of the RPG element.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Jan 2021 21:20  

                      So I can see summons but still need an ember. It provides light but doesn’t cure bleed build up so I still need a what does this thing do exactly?

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Jul 2020 15:08  

                        are invaters going to come to kill the host if he's not embered? if not this means it's easier to co-op by using this kind of spell

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Sep 2019 08:55  

                          It actually helps if you are invaded phantom spammer. When your phantoms die there is a cooldown on seeing summon signs again. Use Seek Guidance and voila!

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Apr 2019 16:47  

                            This miracle should make the health bars of all phantoms in your world visible for a few seconds, sort of like the floating eyes when you enter a world as a blue. Use it as an invader to hunt down the host or spot a gank ambush, use it as a host to prepare for an invader who is hiding. Lasts only a few seconds so it doesn't completely remove any possibility of being sneaky, but can give you a general idea of where they're at so you don't spend 3 minutes running the wrong direction. Make it actually useful rather than flat out dumb as*****.

                            • 12 Oct 2018 08:30  

                              So this miracle was just as useless in Dark Souls 1, but in Dark Souls 2 someone turned it around and actually made it handy for discovering illusory walls; then along comes Miyazaki, removes that feature and once again this spell goes back to being worthless. Why? Because FromSoft had to cater to the people who whined about DS1 being better than DS2 in every aspect; people who apparently believe is way more fun to have your character idiotically hit or roll against every suspicious wall in the game than look for hidden messages on the floor, and because Dark Souls 2 was such an unfortunate and disgraceful sequel that the only way to save the franchise from completely going down the drain was to make the third installment as similar as possible as the first one while disregarding even the things that Dark Souls 2 did right. That's why Dark Souls 3 features a disappointing New Game+ that is just as unrewarding as in Dark Souls 1; there are no Bonfire Ascetics, no Simpleton and Skeptic spices, no Dark Phantoms, no NPC that shows your rank within every covenant, not even a recording of how many times you've died in the game. That, fellow Ashen Ones, is Miyazaki's grand return to the series for you.

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Oct 2018 10:49  

                                Why when i use this in front of Pontiff Sulyvahn's boss room the Black Hand Gothhard summom sign does not show up.

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