Sorceries are a type of Magic that has the most extensive variety of damage types and effects and scales primarily with Intelligence. The player can currently cast sorceries with all Staves, Immolation Tinder, Heysel Pick, Cleric's Candlestick, Golden Ritual Spear and the Crystal Chime. There are a total of 38 sorceries, some of which are unlocked from Merchants by giving them unique Key Items called Scrolls. They are as follows:

 

 

Sorceries

 

Icon Scroll Usage Location
sages-scroll-dks3 Sage's Scroll Give to Orbeck of Vinheim to unlock Great Farron Dart and Farron Hail Farron Keep, Keep Ruins bonfire. Look left after going down to swamp (see n12 in map). It is across the swamp guarded by enemies. Mushroom corner
golden-scroll-dks3 Golden Scroll Give to Orbeck of Vinheim to unlock Cast Light, Repair, Hidden Body, Hidden Weapon, Twisted Wall of Light Farron Keep, Keep ruins bonfire. Walk all the way down to the end of the fallen bridge, and follow the right wall through the poison swamp. The scroll is in a cave at the end of that wall guarded by some basilisks.
logans-scroll-dks3 Logan's Scroll Give to Orbeck of Vinheim to unlock Soul Spear and Homing Soulmass Irithyll Dungeon, poison swamp in Profaned Capital, building on roof, drops from NPC
crystal-scroll-dks3 Crystal Scroll Give to Orbeck of Vinheim to unlock Homing Crystal Soulmass, Crystal Soul Spear, Crystal Magic Weapon Lothric Castle, defeat the Crystal Sage in the Grand Archives

 

 

Icon

Sorcery

Description FP Cost Slots Used Intelligence Required Acquired From

Soul Arrow

 Soul Arrow

Fires a soul arrow.

7 1 10

Great Soul Arrow

Great Soul Arrow

Fires a more powerful soul arrow.

10 1 15

Heavy Soul Arrow

 Heavy Soul Arrow

Fires a heavy soul arrow. 11 1 13

Great Heavy Soul Arrow

Great Heavy Soul Arrow

Fires a more powerful heavy soul arrow.

14 1 18

Farron Dart

Farron Dart

Fires a soul dart. 3 1 8

Great Farron Dart

Great Farron Dart

Fires a more powerful soul dart.  4 1 23

Farron Hail

Farron Hail

Fires a cascade of soul darts.

4 1 28

Homing Soulmass

Releases a homing soulmass. 20 1 20

Homing Crystal Soul Mass

Homing Crystal Soulmass

Releases a homing crystal soulmass. Crystal soulmass has piercing qualities. 43 1 30

Crystal Hail

Crystal Hail

Casts a cascade of small crystal soulmasses from above. Crystal soulmasses have piercing qualities.  19  1  18

Soul Spear

Soul Spear

Fires a soul spear. 32 1 32

Crystal Soul Spear

Crystal Soul Spear

Fires a piercing crystal soul spear. 46 1 48

White Dragon Breath

White Dragon Breath

Emits crystal breath of Seath the Scaleless. Crystal breath has piercing qualities. 25 1 50

Soul Stream

Soul Stream

Fires a torrential volley of souls. 55 2 45

Soul Greatsword

 Soul Greatsword

Attacks with a greatsword formed from souls. 23 1 22

Farron Flashsword

 Farron Flashsword

Alteration of Soul Greatsword developed by sorcerers of the Undead Legion of Farron.

4 1 23

Magic Weapon

Magic Weapon

Reinforce right weapon with magic.

25 1 10

Great Magic Weapon

Great Magic Weapon

Greatly reinforces right weapon with magic.  35 1 15
  • From the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire, turn around 180 and head towards the shortcut gate to Road of Sacrifices. The spell will be on a corpse at the gate.

Crystal Magic Weapon

Crystal Magic Weapon

Reinforces right weapon with crystal. 45 1 30

Magic Shield

Magic Shield

Reinforce left shield with magic.

30 1 10

Great Magic Shield

Great Magic Shield

Greatly reinforce left shield with magic 60 1 18

Spook

Spook

Masks noises of the caster and prevents fall damage.

15 1 10

Aural Decoy

Aural Decoy

Distracts foes with distant sound. 15 1 18

Pestilent Mercury

Pestilent Mist

Releases mercury that eats away at HP. Beware, as the caster is not immune to its effect.  13 1 30

Cast Light

Cast Light

Casts a light to illuminate surroundings.

 20 1 15

Repair

Repair

Repairs equipped weapons and armor. Includes weapons with exhausted durability.

 20 1 15

Hidden Weapon

Hidden Weapon

Turns right weapon invisible.

 25 1 12

Hidden Body

Turns body nearly invisible.

 15 1 15

Chameleon

Chameleon

Transforms player into something inconspicuous. (The object will change depending on what area you're in.)

20 1 12

Twisted Wall of Light

Twisted Wall of Light

Distorts light to deflect magic.  10 1 27

Deep Soul

Deep Soul

Fires dark soul dregs.  6 1 12

Great Deep Soul

Great Deep Soul

Fires powerful darkened soul sediment. 9  1  20

Affinity

Affinity

Casts a dark manifestation of humanity. 40 1 32
  • Sold by Karla for 15,000 souls

Dark Edge

Dark Edge

Strikes with a blade formed of humanity's darkness. 26 1 30
  • Sold by Karla for 8,000 souls

Frozen Weapon

Imbues right-hand weapon with frost 30 1 15

Snap Freeze

Creates a cloud of near-freezing mist. 16 1 18
  • Ashes of Ariandel DLC: From Depths of the Painting bonfire, turn left to where the crabs are and keep going until you reach the end of that path. The sorcery will be behind an aggressive Tree Woman
 

Great Soul Dregs

 Fires great soul dregs 30   1 40

Old Moonlight

 Conceive old moonlight sword and attack 23  25 

 

Sorcery Enhancement Items and Catalysts

Icon Item Name Item Type Effect Location
Blindfold Mask Helm Increases dark damage by ~10%. Guaranteed drop from the Moaning Knight invader in The Ringed City.
Dark Clutch Ring Ring

Increases dark attack damage by 15% (PvE)/8% (PvP).

Increases incoming physical damage by 10% (PvE)/15% (PvP).

Dropped by a Mimic in the Irythill Dungeon after passing the sleeping giant, at the end of the sewer hallway. The Mimic is on the left side, with the chest containing the Old Cell Key on the right side.

Crown of Dusk

Helm Increases magic damage by ~10%. Found near the Keep Ruins bonfire in Farron Keep. Upon exiting the Keep Ruins bonfire room, head northwest to find a tall, white tree (there will be a Great Crab in the way). The Crown of Dusk is at the base of the tree.

Magic Clutch Ring

Magic Clutch Ring

Ring

Increases magic attack damage by 15%(PvE)/8% (PvP).

Increases incoming physical damage by 10% (PvE)/15% (PvP).

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. From the Church of Yorshka bonfire, head out of the church the way you came in and head left towards the Pontiff Knights and Fire Witches. In this area is an Illusory Wall on the right. It is behind the wall.

Young Dragon Ring

Young Dragon Ring

Ring Increases sorceries damage by 12%.

Starting equipment for the Sorcerer. Given by Orbeck of Vinheim, after purchasing any 3 Sorceries, giving him any 1 Scroll and playing as any Class but a Sorcerer.

Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring

Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring

Ring Increases sorceries damage by 20%. From the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire, head straight into the large room and then turn right, proceed until the end of the corridor and open the gate with the Jailbreaker's Key. The ring is on the rocks below.
Scholar Ring Scholar Ring Ring Increases intelligence by 5 points. Found at Grand Archives, before the bridge where the crystal sage warps to, there will be a lever for a shortcut just right of the bridge, it will be on a body through the shortcut.
Lingering Dragoncrest Ring Lingering Dragoncrest Ring Ring

Extends length of spell effect by 30%.

+1 Version : +35%.

+2 Version : +40%.

Farron Keep, Keep Ruins bonfire. Drops from the Great Crab patrolling a white birch tree.

+1 Version (NG+): Found next to the giant crab just below the Crucifixion Woods bonfire in the Road of Sacrifices.

+2 Version (NG++): Located in Lothric Castle. Before the Lothric Prince Boss fight, there is a dome shaped roof with three golden Winged Knights. Go up the spiral staircase at the center of the dome shaped roof. You'll encounter a ladder, don't go up the ladder, instead go around the ledge to find this ring on a corpse hidden in an alcove.

Sage Ring Ring

Spell casting speed increased as if you had +30 higher dexterity.

+1 Version : +35.

+2 Version : +40.

Found to the left of the swamp area of Road of Sacrifices inside a room with an enemy. 

+1 Version (NG+): found in the rafters above the Archives. Drop down from the roof where the golden winged knights are located.

+2 Version (NG++): Located in the Consumed King's garden. When initially taking the elevator down, get off halfway to a ledge. Turn left and drop down onto some broken stairs. Pick up the item here and look to the left to find the ring on another set of broken stairs. You can get over there with a well timed roll.

Saint's Ring Ring

Allows attunement of additional spells.

Sold by Irina of Carim for 300 souls.

Deep Ring Ring

Allows attunement of additional spells.

Drops from a Deacon in a tower outside the Cathedral of the Deep.

Darkmoon Ring Ring

Gives 2 extra attunement slots.

Rank 1 covenant reward: Blades of the Darkmoon.

  Dusk Crown Ring Ring

Reduces FP consumption of Sorceries, Pyromancies and Miracles by 25%.

Reduces maximum HP by 20%.

Located in the Irithyll Dungeon. The ring is in a cell next to Xanthous Ashes, in the room where there are 8 Jailers. 
Lloyd's Sword Ring Ring

Boosts Attack Rating (all damage) by +10% when HP is full (over 99% HP).

Found at the Cathedral of the Deep near the first giant you encounter that swings at you. It's on the ground on corpse as you run by.
Scholar's Candlestick Scholar's Candlestick Dagger Increases sorceries damage by 10%, including Magic and Dark Sorceries. Drops from Scholars wielding this weapon in the Grand Archives. Can be bought from Shrine Handmaid (if you give her Greirat's Ashes, provided that he has at least survived pillaging the Undead Settlement) or it can be bought from Greirat of the Undead Settlement.
General Staves Staves Catalyst Multiple places. See the Staves page for more information.
Crystal Chime Sacred Chime Catalyst Looted from Grand Archives, in a room behind the spear knight in the same area as the first wax pool.
Heysel Pick Hammer Catalyst / Weapon Dropped by invading dark spirit Yellowfinger Heysel in Road of Sacrifices. Alternatively, will drop from the worm-like enemy in Rosaria's room if it appears.
Golden Ritual Spear Spear Catalyst (scales on faith) / Weapon Dropped from a Mimic just above Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire, at the Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
Cleric's Candlestick Straight Sword Catalyst / Weapon Transposable from Soul of the Deacons of the Cathedral of the Deep.
Immolation Tinder Halberd Catalyst / Weapon  Drops from Fire Witches in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.

 




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    • Anonymous

      17 Oct 2020 22:50  

      I played DS1 as a pure sorcerer and had a blast. I could deal a lot of damage but Bosses were still tough and the final fight with Gwyn was extremely tough. The dude was so quick that I couldn't hit him with my sorceries with any kind of regularity. Took a while to figure that out. In DS2 I decided to switch things up with a pure melee. I didn't have anywhere near as much fun, but that was probably because pretty much every boss in that game was easy or poorly designed (with a few exceptions). Play style was definitely different, but I missed that variation that came with magical ability. Decided to go back to magic for DS3 and found I'd lost my ability to dodge so now I'm having to re-learn how to be effective again, but I am having a grand old time.

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2020 00:40  

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        • Anonymous

          23 Aug 2020 23:31  

          For all of you who respect magic builds: magic haters are coming to this video o' mine 'Dark Souls 3 Intelligence kills Iudex Gundyr' to leave a dislike, for magic's sake, help me withstand the dislikes, there is nothing wrong with the boos guide itself, they dislike just because they either hate me or magic builds...

          • Anonymous

            18 Aug 2020 02:46  

            does young dragon ring and bellowing dragon ring stack? I feel like this isa stupid question to ask but can someone tell me

            • Anonymous

              31 Jul 2020 17:27  

              i read a few time that great heavy soul arrow was the most efficient magic projectil spell, and did a few test at varying spell multipliers, items and intelligence.
              it never beat heavy soul arrow (it does more damage, but less than the 14/11 ratio of the cost)
              did i miss something ?

              • Anonymous

                19 Jun 2020 00:06  

                i did a BattleSorcerer build, and it went great so far, here's my current equipment: ARMORS - full nameless knight set. WEAPONS - ON THE RIGHT HAND >> crystal infused halberd+10 (for small or medium sized enemies that can be easily stunlocked by it, and also against greatshield enemies), crystal infused broadsword+10 (for big or huge sized enemies that can't be stunned by the halberd) and eretic's staff+10. ON THE LEFT HAND >> priest's chime+10 (for the gentle prayer regeneration and spell power multiplier), simple infused lothric knight's shield+6 (simple infused to regenerate FP, and i upgraded to +6 for higher stability and faster regeneration, i only used the titanite shards and large titanites that i bought from the handmaid though) and pyromancer's parting flame+10. RINGS - Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Life Ring+3, Ring of Favor+3, Prisoner's Chain. SPELLS - FOR PVE >> Crystal Soul Spear, Chaos Bed Vestiges, Homeward (because i traded the coiled sword fragment with pumparum for a Titanite Slab, and i will probably always do it) FOR PVP >> Deep Soul and Great Soul Dregs FOR BOTH PVP AND PVE >> Deep Protection and Sacred Oath (stacked for big buff), Great Heal, Hidden Body and Spook (stacked for stealth and only spook for fall damage avoidance) a total of 10 spells that never ever have failed me on my most needed moments. STATS - 62 VIG, 47 ATT, 39 END, 44 VIT, 55 STR, 49 DEX, 67 INT, 59 FTH, 22 LCK. and that's it, i'm on my NG++ (NG+2) and i'm at irithyll right now, and i've been doing great with this build so far, even in PvP where i win around 2/3 (70% to be more specific) and i just wanted to share my build with you guys :D

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jun 2020 05:18  

                  i love how everyone just hates using magic ranged attacks and just rather using weapon arts, but then just get rekt by spells like deep soul, soul dregs and chaos bed vestiges lol, that's why i've been always used ranged combat and melee as my secondary but i never use weapon arts because they waste FP that i could use for more effective spells that would decimate the health of any enemy, the light and heavy attacks and sometimes the L1 attack for the paired-weapons are enough, i dont need weapon arts except maybe for the splitleaf greatsword that does not costs FP

                  • Anonymous

                    09 May 2020 08:36  

                    Sorcery is my favorite class ever. I’m melee & range glass canon. (Enchant weapon fast moving around etc...) Wouldn’t play any other class but sorcerer/pyro/faith build.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Oct 2019 21:34  

                      No hyperarmor on the swords is a crime. Imagine Aldrich doing his purple blade and each time he intends to swing it around you tackle him slightly. And he has to start again. It's that bad actualy.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Sep 2019 02:40  

                        Say I only put points in intelligence and attunement with a sorcerer starting class, then one-hand a Refined double broken sword that deals 1 damage a parry critical as my best weapon despite being better off with magic, and cant reallot stats cause I already transposed Rosaria's soul. What then?

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Aug 2019 12:30  

                          Resistant or not .pure magic with crystal spear turns almost all bosses into sad jokes Holy shet knocking off lothric off Lorian 3 times per minute is funniest shet ever

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Mar 2019 14:44  

                            HOW is there little to no info about catalyst stamina modifier for spells on the internet? It took me like 10 seconds to notice that Heretic's Staff takes about 12.5% more stamina than Sorcerer's Staff for any spell. Longer staves take about 12.5% more stamina to cast spells, and medium staves about 6.25% (rough guess). Sorcerer's staff is considered short and SCS is the longest medium one. This knowledge makes some of the longer staves even worse than they already were. Here's a video with an example: I wonder if this was meant to balance Farron Flashsword range variation, but you don't need a long flashsword, because the three other blade spells cover that area.

                            • 16 Mar 2019 14:37  

                              i wish this game had Dark Hail from DkS2 that acted like Dark Bead from the first game, as neat as great soul dregs it's not a shotgun type spell which makes it's effectiveness per cost not great. It's hard playing as a sorcerer my stats are pretty high for SL127 but some bosses like Midir are resistant as heck towards dark :(

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Feb 2019 19:49  

                                These don't suck in pvp. everyone builds glass cannons, while great for pve are terrible pvp. If you want to pvp well with sorcs run a spell sword build. you only need like 18-24 points attainment for spells I mean with ashen flask and the great fp ratios of sorceries I don't feel a difference between this and my full mage build in pve at all, yet can pvp really well.

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 Jan 2019 23:30  

                                  Check out the series 'Intelligence kills' in whichall 25 bosses are beaten by pure magic build (just google Intelligence kills + boss' name)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 Jan 2019 20:42  

                                    If you have the dlc do you need to get all the dlc sorceries? I'm asking for all rings, miracles, and pyromancies roo.

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