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.
  • Even when playing in Offline mode reveals several messages left by the developers.
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    • Anonymous

      16 Jun 2021 08:24  

      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 12:19  

        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 20:32  

          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 16:25  

            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

              25 Jan 2021 03:20  

              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 21:08  

                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 14:55  

                  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 22:47  

                    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 14:30  

                      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 16:49  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Mar 2018 07:34  

                          Seek Guidance is just a spell to use to see any more messages that have not shown up, but ARE THERE, when the player walks around. This may be because of too many messages on the same area or being too far away. Doesn't matter though, as messages can only be seen when you are near it and when the player who has laid them is also online. Thousands upon hundreds of messages laid across typical and even far off areas, or areas where it's on top of a stair or ledge.
                          Another item also casts this spell, but you need to hold it to have the effect still play, Scholars Candlestick.

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Aug 2017 23:32  

                            All these people complaining about the miracle when its meant to show developer hints at parts of the game.
                            The parts most of us just look at the wiki for

                            • Anonymous

                              03 May 2017 00:15  

                              Waste of Slots.
                              Use Miracle to see summon sign, but you can only summon with Ember anyways.
                              GG Myazaki 11/10

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Jan 2017 22:48  

                                To everyone complaining in comments its main purpose is when at 99 hollowed summon signs are obscured so this lets you see more signs without paying velka statue

                                • Anonymous

                                  GG From, remove the one awesome thing that Dark Souls 2 did with this spell.05 Oct 2016 06:01  

                                  So many steps backwards in 3. Why did you take out the "find the host" ability? It made this spell actually useful in more than set scenarios of revealing messages that most players eventually learn on their own. It was an actually GOOD utility miracle that wasn't heals or buffs. smh

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