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

Soul Stream

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 55
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 45 Intelligence
Type Ranged Attack


Sorcery imparted by the first of the Scholars, when Lothric and the Grand Archives were but young.

Fires a torrential volley of souls.

The first of the Scholars doubted the linking of the fire, and was alleged to be a private mentor to the Royal Prince.


Acquired From



  • This sorcery has multiple damage frames. This means to get full damage out of it, your target needs to stand in the beam for the full duration and enemies can dodge some of the damage if hit while moving.
  • Each tick of damage from Soul Stream inflicts (Spell Buff x 0.80) magic damage before resistances.
  • This sorcery has one of the longest wind-ups in the game and one of the fastest moving projectiles.
  • This sorcery does not track enemies at all and can be dodged easily if prepared.
  • It seems that this sorcery can go through walls, useful for hitting players trying to find cover [tested in the pillars of Archdragon peak].


Soul Stream Example



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    • Anonymous

      07 Jan 2020 00:51  

      The corpse where you find it in the Grand Archives has a really creepy sound clip surrounding the glowing orb. The sound ends when the item is picked up.

      • Anonymous

        12 Dec 2019 18:44  

        Pretty situational but has its uses in pve, I see it as a sniper rifle (use binoculars' zoom of course) as it seems to have the best range of sorceries. Worked wonders for example in the final area with loads of manserpents of Archdragon Peak, the staircase before the Twin Princes and I could also start the Gravetender fight by killing one wolf from afar. Can't wait for the Deacons in NG+!

        • Anonymous

          02 Dec 2019 17:31  

          Can’t remember if I got caught swinging an ultra or tried to parry a host but I locked myself into an animation recovery once just as a phantom winded this up and I took all damage ticks and flew back into a wall behind me me like a rag doll struck by a missile. I won’t lie it was badass

          • Anonymous

            24 Aug 2019 19:53  

            Like all sorceries that are hard to hit with, fire it through crystal hail! Some players refuse to fight sorcerers until you've exhausted your fp (highly unsporting imo) and it's most likely hopeless in that case, but if you notice they're distracted dodging the soul masses, you just might catch them if you're casting speed is maxed. I've also used it to punish buffing mid fight. Damage is superior to everything else if all the frames hit, combining that with wakeup shots from the knockdown and you pretty much can wreck any build's health around SL 120. Takes luck, skill, and patience.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2019 14:15  

              One handed zweihander s knockback might get you some time to shoot this spell. Some enemies don t have time to get out of the way

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2019 06:29  

                Now it says this goes through walls. Does that mean like whips and Soul Great sword, or we talking like terrain does not exist to this spell?

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jan 2019 22:52  

                  Useful in PVE, consisits of 2 parts. Ticks and a Radial knockdown as of 1/21/19. I enjoy using this against Heavy, Shielded enemies. The beams damage is wonky when aiming through/over objects. Even though obstructed the Radial knockdown often still hits. Dunno if theres a check involving if the Ad will resist knockdown or not yet.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Dec 2018 12:33  

                    sadly the most damage you can do with this without going full on hyper-dragon, is 4k. hyper dragon is barely above that. but since you can only hit a player with 3 MAYBE 4 ticks you end up only doing 900 or so damage. Sorceries suck in pvp and are only decent in pve, thanks fromsoft.

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Jul 2018 17:36  

                      With the Sorcerer class, the Scholar Ring, and 55 INT, an SL45 glass cannon build is 100% feasible. Maybe drop 2 points into attunement for great farron dart or something.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Jul 2018 05:11  

                        Does Soul Stream still hit through some walls/objects? Was trying to snipe enemies through some objects in the grand archives to no avail.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Jun 2018 08:36  

                          Encountered a Goku cosplay using this. He kept on using stronger and bigger sorceries as we went along, then this was his final Kamehameha. It was so great.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 May 2018 17:14  

                            It is very good when you crystal soul spear to knock them down and then cast soul stream if you surprise them it can destroy them

                            • 19 Mar 2018 04:38  

                              Not very useful at all, even when trying to cast it on a mob enemy. Soul Stream will deal piss poor damage on enemy players despite it being a spell that takes up two Attunement slots. You're better off firing boosted spells from the other categories or other spells in the magic section. When firing this at point blank even against enemy players and not friendly enemy players, you will mostly miss the target or you will knock the player to the ground, which is fun, but deals NO Damage. Even if you managed to land this on someone either as a "snipe" or point blank the damage is still bad. I only managed 480 from long range and 680 from what either looked like point blank or partial point blank, most likely there is such a thing as partial point blank damage but if I in fact dealt point blank then this spell isn't worth the two slots and the 55FP, just like Crystal Soul Spear isn't worth 43FP when it can be rolled out of the way, or warped with Twisted Light. This spell will let you spin around for about 2.5 or 1.8 seconds... this is what I feel the channeling time is... Anyways, you can spin around and then hopefully you hit your opponent, like some 360 Snipe Soul Stream gag trick for a spell. I think the only time this spell seems to shine is when free aiming and you run away from the opponent and then cast Soul Stream while they are behind you?... I have done this but missed.... Also this spell is best when used with Obscuring Ring or Hidden Body.

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Mar 2018 13:19  

                                I want to like it but I’m have a very hard time. It takes up 2 slots, costs a lot of FB, has a seriously long cast time and really doesn’t deal satisfying damage output. That being said however, it’s still a fun sorcery all around...from a stealthy perspective.

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