Tears of Denial is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a miracle, you must use a Chime, Talisman, or a Special Weapon that can cast Miracles.

Tears of Denial

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 100
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 15 Faith
Type Self Revive


Miracle taught by Morne, the Archbishop's apostle.

Grants one chance to endure when HP reaches 0. 

Intended to grant the dying a few moments for a final farewell. Tears are shed for the sake of the living, more so than the deceased.


Acquired From


Known Interactions:



  • Saint-Tree Bellvine held in left-hand and casts Gentle Prayer does not overwrite tears.
    • Similarly, it does not overwrite when cast in reserve.
    • Right-hand shows no overwriting.
    • Two-handed shows no overwriting.




  • Unlike its counterpart in Dark Souls II, this miracle lasts indefinitely.
  • When the user reaches 0 HP, the miracle is activated and the player automatically goes back to 1 HP, using up the spell.
  • Saves from lethal fall damage, unless the drop is too high or is a bottomless pit.
  • The "flame" particle floating in your body can be clearly seen, even under the effects of Young White Branches, Chameleon, the Obscuring Ring and Hidden Body.
    • Some other effects, including those of certain rings such as the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring, will mask the particle effect, and if equipped before casting will even disguise the casting sound. Once the provided buff clears, the casting sound and flame will reappear. The icon for the buff will prove that it has worked, however.
  • Changing areas will remove this miracle's buff if it was used beforehand. Additionally, quitting a game with it cast will result in it removal of its buff the next time the game is loaded.
  • Although this is a buff, it is not canceled by the Duel Charm


  • If you've got at least 10 FTH, you can use this spell by doing this: Equip the Priestess Ring, now equip this miracle at a bonfire. Use it, then switch your rings around and rest again. This is incredibly useful on all builds, and can be the difference between a victory and a death.


Atonement  ♦  Blessed Weapon  ♦  Bountiful Light  ♦  Bountiful Sunlight  ♦  Caressing Tears  ♦  Dark Blade  ♦  Darkmoon Blade  ♦  Dead Again  ♦  Deep Protection  ♦  Divine Pillars of Light  ♦  Dorhy's Gnawing  ♦  Emit Force  ♦  Force  ♦  Gnaw  ♦  Great Heal  ♦  Great Lightning Spear  ♦  Great Magic Barrier  ♦  Heal  ♦  Heal Aid  ♦  Homeward  ♦  Lifehunt Scythe  ♦  Lightning Arrow  ♦  Lightning Blade  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Stake  ♦  Lightning Storm  ♦  Magic Barrier  ♦  Med Heal  ♦  Projected Heal  ♦  Replenishment  ♦  Sacred Oath  ♦  Seek Guidance  ♦  Soothing Sunlight  ♦  Sunlight Spear  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Way of White Corona  ♦  Wrath of the Gods


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    • Anonymous

      04 Sep 2021 16:56  

      Just found out today the attack buff from Lloyd's Sword Ring overwrites ToD too, though it re-enables (without casting it again) once you lose that buff.

      • Anonymous

        23 Aug 2021 19:09  

        I get the reason why it's used so much. It's essentially a guaranteed extra hit to tank which is incredibly valuable for its cheap stat requirements. But every time I land a very high damage combo/riposte in a duel and hear that *BEEESH*, it just feels so unsatisfying having to chase them around as they become too scared to do anything. It's not a broken mechanic by any means, just tends to drag out fights longer than they really need to be. It's not even particularly hard to land that last hit, just can be very time consuming at times. Absolute godsend in invasions though.

        • Anonymous

          16 Aug 2021 01:19  

          This spell seems kinda bad in PvP. Literally everyone knows how to counter it. Every time I use it I just get church guardian shived and whenever someone uses it on me I just shiv them. Might as well just take your inevitable death like a man instead of roll spamming away at 1 hp and dying while looking like an idiot

          • Anonymous

            20 Jul 2021 18:08  

            really useful if you rely on trade hits. this, leo ring, a thrusting weapon and buff your weapon with lightning or something, if you trade enough you earned your right to cast it

            • Anonymous

              10 May 2021 23:39  

              I know this sounds salty or dumb or whateaver, but i think the faith requirement should be higher, at least high enougth that the player needs to level some faith instead of just putting the priestess ring on. As it is now, every build can you this OP spell, wich isn't quite balanced to me, and this gets even worse by the fact that they bothered with stuff like weapon matchmaking and making crystal magic much less strong.

              • Anonymous

                27 Apr 2021 17:20  

                With a SL19 cleric you can actually *INSTAKILL* players by casting a Lightning Spear at point-blank range on a single trade with a canvas talisman and having Morion's Blade, Awakening, Red Tearstone Ring, Lightning Clutch Ring and the miracle rings equipped. Tears of Denial makes it possible because you endure just enough for the buffs to proc!!

                • Anonymous

                  22 Apr 2021 17:48  

                  I don't hate this spell because of what it does... I hate it because A N Y build can use it. It does not need to be a faith build in the slightest, since you only need 10 faith (with priestess ring) or 15 actual faith to use it without said ring. Should have made the faith requirement the same as DS2 (24), or even something like 30, since unlike how it functioned on a timer in DS2, this version is indefinite.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Apr 2021 23:16  

                    Ho? Your tears have gone off? *Equips spikey armor* You wouldn't mind if I...? *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll* *Roll*

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Mar 2021 09:17  

                      Do axe warcry's overwrite this spell?

                      And what things can overwrite the visual effect and not the actual effect. This would be good to know to make people think you don't have the spell active. Also I hate the flame effect that's constantly on my character.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Mar 2021 15:49  

                        Did multiple tests. Used with 40 faith. Lasted about 3:35. Used lingering dragon crest ring +1 and it lasted about 4:30 (although I only tested dragon crest ring once)

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Mar 2021 13:46  

                          Just killed a guy three times in a row, he kept re-casting ToD and eventually poise-blocked me with Caestus’. What a charmer

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Feb 2021 10:39  

                            An additionnal tip for builds oriented around magic, such as pyro, faith... : you can use the darkmoon blade ring to equip the tears and after casted it, you can switch rings so you can have a free cast.
                            The only thing is you have re-equip the spell every time, which is a bit annoying and you have to be next to a bonfire but definitly worth it.

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Feb 2021 05:39  

                              I love how it's called tears of denial, and those denied their kill by the miracle have tears streaming down their face from their loss to it.

                              to my experience, DS3 has been fairly balanced. Nothing so over the top its a you have it, i dont, i lose 100% of the time if we r even in skill. Sure the game has a designated meta like everything else but i don't think this is one. if anything its more of a anti meta miracle.

                              • Anonymous

                                08 Feb 2021 23:54  

                                I know most people probably figured this out already, but Morne sounds like mourn, and has all the tears miracles.

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