Tears of Denial is a Miracle, cast with a Talisman, Chime 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.
  • 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 it's buff the next time the game is loaded.
  • If cast while wearing the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring, your character will go through the casting motion but the audible and visual effects of the spell will not be present. Both will then occur the moment the ring is removed. However, despite the omission, the spell is still in effect as noted by the ds3_status_tears icon beneath your Stamina Bar. Re-equipping the ring removes the visual effect once again. (XBOX One)
  • 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.


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    • Anonymous

      15 Sep 2020 12:57  

      To all yall gettin mad about this spell in pvp lemme give you a lil tip i picked up in the business... wear at least one piece of thorns armor and when you crack that barrier just head butt them to death. or use the illusory throwing knives because of their speed but those require a lil more skill. Hope this helps happy manhunting!

      • Anonymous

        11 Sep 2020 10:48  

        There's a lot to be said about DS community, but if there is one thing that sums it up, it's elitistic. Bruh, who even cares how you defeated a boss, an invasion or whatever, so long as you did it? "Oh, he beat the game with coop's only, must be a casul!", "Try ng+7 fists only run or you're a noob!", "Oh, he uses Tears of Denial/Black Serpent/Chaos bed vestiges, noob casul scrub!" Bruh, who cares... Enjoy the game, stop calling people casuls on literaly any page on this wiki, under any weapon, good or bad, spell, armour, even under the goddamn giant seed, and move on. There is a lot of variety in armours, spells and weapons for a reason. The game is a godsend to anyone that likes challange, it's extremely fun in coop, and is well, and inteligently made. For a comunity that praises itself by the game's dificulty, and "git gud" attitude, there sure are a lot of complainers here huh?

        Also, can't deal with tears? Poison and knives or thorns armour. GG

        • Anonymous

          22 Aug 2020 20:29  

          i hate this. probably the worst thing in the game. losing a fight that you actually won bc of this dumb sh t is annoying af. it makes it even harder to win against ganks coz you cant finish them. seeing people roll and roll and roll until you finish them is ridiculous. you lost, just die already.

          • Anonymous

            22 Aug 2020 20:21  

            thorn armor seems bugged, maybe bc of the lag, coz when i roll on someone with 1hp left (and he's not rolling ofc) it shows the damage but he doesnt dies 2/3 of the time

            • Anonymous

              13 Aug 2020 18:52  

              Interestingly, the sound effect this spell makes when being applied/revealed is the same sound effect used when Gehrman, the First Hunter uses his big Moonlight AOE attack in phase 2. It may be useless data but it's interesting at the very least.

              • Anonymous

                09 Jun 2020 07:37  

                Just use splintering bolts to "cancel" the protection, if your opponent is low health. If 2 shards hit him, he's dead. Very efficient because no one with tears of denial expect to lose their tears so easily.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jun 2020 02:07  

                  The biggest downside is that annoying recast sound whenever you gain/lose a buff from any of your rings, especially either pontiff eye rings

                  • Anonymous

                    04 May 2020 05:15  

                    i Hate this miracle because everyone uses it, its just so boring and very easy to acess, the Faith requeriment should be 25 or 30.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Mar 2020 11:13  

                      This miracle sometimes dissapear without a reason. Invaded a guy cast this spell he hits me on low hp i die. What the hell

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Feb 2020 06:38  

                        Yesterday i got summoned in a fight clubas a red and before the fight the host casted ToD simultaneously on me and the red phantom i was fighting. Can someone tell me how to cast ToD on others? Im also playing jolly coop with a friend who keeps dying on bosses and want to help him a little

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