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.


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  • 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.


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

      11 May 2021 05:39  

      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 23:20  

        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 23:48  

          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

            11 Apr 2021 05:16  

            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 15:17  

              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 20:49  

                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 19:46  

                  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 16:39  

                    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 11:39  

                      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

                        09 Feb 2021 05:54  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Jan 2021 14:39  

                          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

                            09 Jan 2021 23:31  

                            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

                              01 Jan 2021 07:08  

                              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

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