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



  • 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.
  • Overwritten by Power Within (not confirmed in either page), Deep Protection, (Great) Magic BarrierStone Flesh, Sunlight Straight Sword, Carthus Beacon, and Pontiff's Right Eye.
  • Anything else removes the visual effects but keeps the buff.
  • 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)


  • 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. Congratulations, you've got this Miracle at barely any cost in Stat distibution and no cost in FP. You monster.


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    • Anonymous

      30 Oct 2018 16:26  

      Its so much fun to shoot one of the hosts phantoms off a high ledge just to have them survive it and estus back to full hp ...

      • Anonymous

        21 Oct 2018 13:16  

        Should have a higher faith requirement imo, around 30-40 faith so its not as easy to use. Other than that I think the miracle itself is fine.

        • Anonymous

          24 Jun 2018 00:27  

          Anyone understand why after I cast 'Sacred Oath' the buff is instantly removed when i switch to dual wielding a weapon??

          • Anonymous

            20 Jun 2018 18:52  

            This spell goes against the core concepts of a souls game, difficulty and a sense of danger. You're SUPPOSED to be punished when you make mistakes, that's the point. You "git gud" by learning from your mistakes, the only thing you learn while wearing this is "if i die this'll bring me back and i can heal and reapply". When you die without ToD on you're forced to look at what you did wrong and learn from that, when you die with ToD on you just think "that was close", heal/reapply and move on. At most all you learn is what to avoid so that you don't get 1 shot despite having ToD on, like if someone is wearing thorns armor, using miracles up close, etc. "what should i avoid so that my ToD work? No introspection. There is no sense of urgency/danger, whether in PvE or PvP, you're just going through each area knowing you have a safety net. Removing the sense of danger from Dark Souls 3 is like taking the cosmic horror out of Bloodborne, it's no longer the same and a huge part of what makes it great is gone.

            • Anonymous

              11 May 2018 02:18  

              If you cast sunlight straight sword first then cast Tears it stacks. Also on a side note the Lothric War Banner does not get rid of the Tears.

              • Anonymous

                05 May 2018 00:47  

                All I see is people saying that this miracle is op for pvp, so using it against Midir is fine right? just a little question

                • Anonymous

                  30 Apr 2018 20:40  

                  Okay I know it's pretty cheesy but... You can actually equip Saint's Ring + Deep Ring, equip Tears of Denial... Get summon for Co-op/Invasion. Cast ToD and then switch back to your normal rings. Tho make sure ToD is the last thing you equip in your Attunement Slots. :)
                  Praise the sun booooii !! [T]/

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Apr 2018 04:52  

                    i always keep throwing knives on hand for people who use this. it just feels great to deny them their second chance in such a disrespectful way

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Mar 2018 23:14  

                      Am I not remembering correctly or did this miracle used to require 30 faith? If yes, does anyone know when this was changed?

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Mar 2018 01:35  

                        I'm just gonna point out how you will basically get one or two shot by many bosses if not earing TOD at Ng + 7. If you are a phantom who got summoned into a new game plus 7 world, get ready to do a no damage run or get rekt

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Mar 2018 07:15  

                          Little baby's spell for people who can't roll on time or use up too much stamina or to those that don't upgrade greatshield

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Feb 2018 20:01  

                            This article is outdated. Sunlight Straight Sword does not remove this spell anymore. Just went up against Soul of Cinder with a Wow who used it and Sacred Oath. It didn't cancel out my ToD

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Feb 2018 23:04  

                              Everybody's saying to just throw a throwing knife or a fire bomb, but they can just roll away. Seriously, they can just press the space or the B to counter your knives and mixtapes.

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