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

Miracle

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.

 

 

Notes

  • 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

Tip

  • 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.

 

Miracles
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

      When I have it active, it seems like it reactivates every 5min or so, and I get some light around my feet and it makes a casting noise. Any idea why?

      • Anonymous

        Elden ring better have higher requirements for this spell or ill go to memezakis home and steal all his seigbras.

        • Anonymous

          Tired of thorn armor or throwing knives killing you right after you were granted a second chance, just use sun princess ring.

          • Anonymous

            Tears of Denial, huh? Feels more like the name is referring to the Tryhard's angry tears when he's denying that he got his by that last attack

            • Anonymous

              The name of this spell does not refer to its user but the person fighting against it.
              “Oooh no I killed him but his still alive and now he fully healed nooo, oh snap his 3 phantoms came to back him up and now I am dead and getting point downs…. This cant be.. why game... tears”

              • Anonymous

                Meme miracle for pvp. Can be countered by wearing any part of kirk's armor and just roll over your opponent.
                For pve, I don't know. I prefer to die with dignity

                • Anonymous

                  Excellent for invasions, though its considered poor etiquette to use in a duel, 15 FTH is easy to spare for the meta 120 - 150 however if you can't spare the points get your FTH to 10 and swap in a priestess ring to cast it and then change back to your normal set-up.
                  It's NOT a crutch however, This does not make you immortal, just allows you to ignore 1 death blow, any decent player will start spamming projectiles and rushing aggressively to finish you off, and most user will panic spam the roll button. A good player will use this strategically to trade at low HP if they think it will kill you.

                  My advice? use a weapon that has a guarantee multi hit combo, Gotthards, Twinblades or always keep some piece of kirks armour with you and swap it in.
                  We are all sweat lords making super optimised builds for a restricted soul level don't complain if players will use every single advantage available to them.

                  • Anonymous

                    I hate this spell with all my heart. Your hp hit 0, you should not be alive. A get out of jail free card should never have existed in a souls game, atleast not one that only needs a meager 15 faith to use and lasts indefinitely until proc'd.

                    • Anonymous

                      Tears of Denial needs to be removed from Arena. It is absolute bullshit in this great weapon meta that someone can trade a free hit.

                      • Anonymous

                        I don't like to buff in the arena, I find doing this everytime gets tedious. So first thing I do is greet, and if by the of gesture oponent is still buffing - kukiri or bomb to the face. You increase your chance to victory your way, I do it my way. Tears of denial is exception - you cast it, I charge immediatly. This spell is just too annoyIng, and the fact that evey build uses it aggraviate me even more, it just too much of crutch (and faith requirement is far too low, considering it never runs out). I can can cast it too,by he way, but I don't.

                        • Anonymous

                          If your tears go down, I'm gonna send some shivs your way. If you go down, oh well. You would have died there anyways. If you escape, good on ya- you earned a moment to heal up, and I'm not going to hate you for that.

                          • Anonymous

                            I SWEAR when this spell procs it gives the caster i frames. They ALWAYS manage to roll out of true combos and panic roll away, and no number of church shivs or bombs or running attacks will finish the job. They ring fap away, guzzle their honest merchant healing items, change five equipped items so they can recast... I really hope this garbage spell doesn't come back in elden ring.

                            • Anonymous

                              Who's easier to kill: someone with a max HP of 2 and tears of denial on, or someone with 1000 HP?

                              I'll give you a hint: you can kill one, and only one, of them in one hit.

                              • I feel like this should've been swapped with Blessed Weapon from the Lothric tome. By the time you get it, Blessed Weapon is pretty bad, and it's an early/intermediate miracle. Meanwhile, this is so easy to get early, has little Faith requirement, and is used by a LOT of PVPers. Really should've had a higher requirement and been put later in the game.

                                Also, it's fun running alongside people trying to escape the loss of their last pip of HP, just waiting to rollcatch. Like, yeah yeah take the L or whatever, but I'm not complaining if I can get some salt out of it too.

                                • Anonymous

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

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

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So salt aside its acceptable to use this in pve right? And when somebody happens to invade, your just supposed to what? Overwrite it? I'm all for an honorable 1vs1 but most invaders nowadays have stopped showing the respect dueling used to have so why the hell should I not use every advantage I can if they insist on twink building or trying to use the environment against me? Why are some things considered unacceptable and unfair if you are the host in pvp but its ok for the invaders to have every advantage? Is it not the point of invasions for both parties to fight with everything at their disposal? And should the invaded do the same? Unless a duel is established for example both parties bow in a enemy free area then some etiquette should be expected and even then this is not the worst offense I've seen and is kind of required on faith glass cannon builds. Even if its not a faith glass cannon, faith builds got a bad reputation as trash so why deny them the biggest advantage they have access to? Just my thoughts on the matter

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                just to be clear if i break the spell and you managed to kill me you didnt win it was a tie pu ssy a ss bi tch

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This thing is actually broken, I literally have to breath on the filthy casuals that use this after I "kill" them, honestly they should just remove this spell, I couldn't possibly afford some throwing knives to counter it

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Lloyd's sword ring has a red visual effect when active that seems to hide the fireball visual. It also makes it do the sound and light effects of casting it every time the buff is deactivated (being brought below full health)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I was starting to wonder why some people seemed to be super aggressive and salty against my build that utilizes tears of denial, these comments explain it lol. Its actually not that powerful, and only useful if youre good at dodging. In Demons Souls it was called second chance and would revive you.....with half your health! Not 1hp. Just use throwing knives/arrows(illusionary blades or dark arrows are best as they have tracking) or thorn armor is also great for getting that last hp. Its useful in invasions, but in duels I only ever so often win after it pops(which yeah im sure is frustrating to the other person).

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            User doesn't stagger on the hit that procs tears... which is what makes this broken I think, because you can unleash a combo of your own on whoever's attacking you, especially if they use a heavier weapon that NEED to stagger the enemy to not get punished.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The HUD icon is a human effigy from Dark Souls 2, my first game in the series. The ambient sound when it’s active is the same as the lanterns in Bloodborne, my favorite game in the series. I use this miracle during my journeys through Lothric for these two details more so than the effect itself.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Tears of top Neckbeard. Costs should be way higher what is this? Solo against a Gank who use this is fu**ing cancer.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Duel charms don't remove this... basic knowledge and you're coming across really smug while suggesting this... poison, throwing knives/shivs, thorns gear and roll catching are actual counters.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    There was a time i brought this to Duel in Flame Kiln map , the other guy beat me but the spell saved me then i ran behind the collapsed pillar and buffed again, the next time he hit me he thought i was dying (the flinch animation looked like that) so he started spamming Guard but then my blade suddenly swung and he died lol

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