Torch is a weapon in Dark Souls 3.


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Torch

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35
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100
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0
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??
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80
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17
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0
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45
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0
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1
Requirements & Bonus
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5

D

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  Torch Thrust
 None   -



"A simple, makeshift torch made from an oily rag wrapped around the end of a stick.

Torches such as these are the easiest way to illuminate one's surroundings, but their use comes at the cost of occupying a hand that would otherwise be free.

Can be used as a rudimentary weapon to inflict fire damage. It possesses no Skill, being an ordinary, basic tool."

Location/Where to Find

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Holding the guard button with the torch in the left hand will raise the torch and increase its brightness.
  • While held up in this way the torch can be used to reveal the irithyllian servants that turn invisible in Anor Londo and The Boreal Valley
  • Equipping the torch while afflicted wih leeches destroys them, preventing further bleed build up.
  • The torch cannot perform backstabs, ripostes or plunging attacks.
  • Upgrades with regular Titanite.
  • CANNOT be infused or buffed




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Required in Build:
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Torch Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Regular 35 - 80 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  17
Regular +1 38 - 88 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  17
Regular +2 42 96     -   D  -    -  - 30.0 20.0  15.0 15.0    20.0  17
Regular +3 45 - 104 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  18
Regular +4 49 - 112 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  18
Regular +5 52 - 120 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  18
Regular +6 56 - 128 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  19
Regular +7 59 - 136 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  19
Regular +8 63 - 144 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  19
Regular +9 66 - 152 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  20
Regular+10 70 - 160 -    - D - -    - - - 30.0 20.0 15.0 15.0   20.0  20

Table Key




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    • 26 Sep 2021 10:01  

      There are some dark areas in the game where the torch is nice to have if you can spare the offhand for it, and it's kind of a nice throwback to DS2. Is it optimal? Nah. Fun? Yeah, I think so! I was playing a pure sorcery build and decided I'd use the torch in the offhand. That's when I discovered that it absolutely wrecks dogs. They writhe in helpless agony when you hit them just once with it.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jul 2021 02:26  

        You can also use this to remove the cooldown of when you can apply the frost effect when you hit something with it, though you can also just use any other weapon with fire damage

        • Anonymous

          24 May 2021 10:57  

          Honestly, the torch is only useful in the graveyards surrounding the Cathedral of the Deep, others than that, it’s just a meme weapon.

          • Anonymous

            08 Apr 2021 15:08  

            It seems like if you hold up your torch in your offhand while attacking with a one-handed weapon (tested with the broadsword) your stamina recovery starts slightly faster.

            • Anonymous

              23 Oct 2020 11:31  

              They could have made some amazing areas that required the torch like ds2. First play through in The Gutter was tense and unforgettable.

              • Anonymous

                09 Apr 2020 13:57  

                Attacking with the torch also puts some enemies (mainly the supraorganism worm-creatures) into a really long "pain" animation, allowing you to stunlock them to death with either just the torch, or more efficiently, alternate between the torch and and your main weapon (L2, R1, L2, R1, etc...).

                • Anonymous

                  11 Dec 2019 16:49  

                  typical From, telling me that the torch will take up a hand slot, but no mentions about it removing leeches.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Mar 2019 23:22  

                    don't feel like making an account to add this, but torch removes maggots even if it's not lit (i.e. if you're two-handing your other weapon) so it's really useful to have in cathedral of the deep and irithyll dungeon

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Dec 2018 16:41  

                      I use this and the Warmth pyromancy to cosplay as that random torch hollow from DS2 that follows you around. Then I invade in the Irrythill Dungeon. Be grateful, hosts.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Nov 2018 01:07  

                        i like to invade with only a torch and just lead the host where they need to go. makes me feel like a tour guide

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Apr 2018 00:01  

                          I wish they made the torch more useful by having more dark areas and special things ala Dark Souls 2. The torch seems pretty useless and basically a maggot killer and meme weapon at this point.

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Aug 2017 23:42  

                            Useful for stopping maggots and killing flesh blobs, not much else though, other than adding realism or for making meme builds.

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