Soul Spear is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff  or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Soul Spear

soul spear
Spell Type


icon fp costFocus Cost 32
icon attunementSlots Used 1
Requirements 32 Intelligence
Type Ranged Attack



Sorcery developed by Big Hat Logan, the great sorcerer who left the Dragon School in an age long past.

Fires a soul spear.

The spear boasts superior penetrating power, and is testament to Logan's strength in battle.


Acquired From




  • Soul Spear inflicts (Spell Buff x 2.5) magic damage before resistances.
  • Use only recommended against groups of enemies. For single-target purposes, Great Heavy Soul Arrow is more cost efficient
  • Has an upgrade in Crystal Soul Spear.
Affinity  ♦  Aural Decoy  ♦  Cast Light  ♦  Chameleon  ♦  Crystal Magic Weapon  ♦  Crystal Soul Spear  ♦  Dark Edge  ♦  Dark Orb  ♦  Deep Soul  ♦  Farron Dart  ♦  Farron Flashsword  ♦  Farron Hail  ♦  Frozen Weapon  ♦  Great Deep Soul  ♦  Great Farron Dart  ♦  Great Heavy Soul Arrow  ♦  Great Magic Shield  ♦  Great Magic Weapon  ♦  Great Soul Arrow  ♦  Great Soul Dregs  ♦  Heavy Soul Arrow  ♦  Hidden Body  ♦  Hidden Weapon  ♦  Homing Crystal Soulmass  ♦  Homing Soulmass  ♦  Magic Shield  ♦  Magic Weapon  ♦  Old Moonlight  ♦  Pestilent Mist  ♦  Repair  ♦  Snap Freeze  ♦  Soul Arrow  ♦  Soul Dart  ♦  Soul Greatsword  ♦  Soul Stream  ♦  Spook  ♦  Twisted Wall of Light  ♦  White Dragon Breath


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    • Anonymous

      Look at the damage. Spell buff x 2.5. Now look at the damage of GHSA. Spell buff x 2,4something. Now compare their fp costs. Everything said.

      • Anonymous

        It seems its only op on low soul level maybe I'm wrong but I did a low level int build and tried soul spear on the enemys in undead settlement and road of sacrifice and the damage was insane,of course I had to invest all my points into int meaning I would have a small Hp bar but still its op on low level BTW my soul level was 22 and starting class was sorcerer (obviously)

        • Anonymous

          It does slightly more damage from Great Heavy Soul Arrow, so what you're essentially paying for is the increased range and the ability to pierce multiple targets. With the exception of certain boss fights, I always take this guy over Great Heavy Soul Arrow and even Crystal Soul Spear as the damage per FP ratio is better (SS: 78.125 damage/FP; CSS 66.30/FP; GHSA 173.2/FP no piercing, shorter range) and I often find myself needing to drink despite visually having plenty of FP left with CSS as compared to SS. It's also less punishing FP-wise during invasions than CSS since I have significantly less Estus but still want to hit the host and his butt buddy simultaneously, which is arguably one of the most satisfying things about being a sorcerer. Despite the complaints From gets about some design decisions on these forums, you know they did an amazing job nonetheless when I end up appreciating the weird middle-child in sorceries (niches, niches everywhere).

          • Anonymous

            Tried this spell in the Dungeons where the horde of HP-stealing Jailers lie in wait. I took down 5 of them with a single spear. This spell is criminally underrated against groups.

            • Anonymous

              My stats are as follows: vgr:25, atn:30, end:14, vit:15, str:14, dex:30, int:50, fth:9 and luck:7. At these stats i'm able to equip the dusk crown ring, have 1046 hp while embered and am able to use soul spear 9 times. It takes about as much fp to cast as great heavy soul arrow does without the dusk crown ring, casts a little bit faster and looks great (i was getting tired of shooting my*****ty looking little arrows) so i literally go around using it like it's my go to spell. I allotted my estus to 8:4 so i have 21 uses of this spell (without using the ashen estus ring for higher ashen estus refill) if i want to use all three bars of fp. Fashion souls is classy AF, now i need to look into soul stream.

              • At the very least the windup is faster than GHSP, but I can't justify that cost. If it was, like... 20-25, maybe, but even at 32 this thing is too draining to use for PvE. Maybe in PvP?

                • Anonymous

                  I've ended up using this on some bosses... Since it does do more damage than GHSA, it does let me kill a boss faster, and the fight is typically over before I've exhausted my ashen estus supply. In this situation, GHSA is only really better if it's going to be a drawn out fight for some reason, or you want to conserve your focus for other spells as well.I've also used it in PvE where I know I won't run out of focus before the next bonfire and I just want to have higher damage output against mobs... the spear also does travel faster, so it's a little easier to apply long ranged pressure with. I found that white dragon breath actually does more damage at less focus cost, although that thing can be a bit tricky to hit with.In any case, I haven't acquired CSS on my sorcerer yet, although I imagine I will be permanently retiring this spell once I have.

                  • Anonymous

                    Dmg output compared to Great Heavy Soul Arrow isn't much different when you consider the FP cost too. Long story short; I dealt 618 with GHSA and 643 on the same enemy when the FP cost of them are 14 and 40 respectively

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